Ford recently revealed that a fire in an F-150 Lightning was caused by an issue with the battery. Therefore, they have decided to recall 18 2023 F-150 Lightning electric trucks and replace their high voltage battery packs.
Bergg said SK On and Ford have found out that a fire was caused by a problem when making the battery. The faulty batteries were sent to the production line at the end of 2022 for four weeks.
Ford concluded that only 18 F-150 Lightnings that had the suspect batteries from those four weeks were released to store or customers.
Ford will be changing the batteries of F-150 Lightnings for owners. Bergg said that they will get the new batteries as soon as they are available. People who have this car will also be informed quickly.
Ford has asked customers who have bought their electric trucks to keep them parked, not use it, and stop charging them. This was done so they can replace the battery in the truck. No accidents or injuries have been reported due to this recall, just one fire at a Ford parking lot. While their truck’s batteries are being replaced, they will be given another car by Ford to drive.
In February, Ford had to stop making the F-150 Lightning after a truck’s battery pack caught on fire near the Dearborn plant. Ford and SK On quickly found out that this was caused by a problem with the battery cells during manufacturing. Because of this issue, new parts were introduced for the battery packs. Ford didn’t tell anyone what exactly went wrong.
Bergg said that they will start making the F-150 Lightning again with a fresh supply of battery packs on Monday.