- Ford is recalling 2,618 2012'-14 Ford Focus Electric cars for a potential loss of power to the wheels while driving.
- The problem is caused by software "anomalies" associated with the Powertrain Control Module, the automaker said.
- Ford dealers will reprogram the Powertrain Control Module.
DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is recalling 2,618 2012'-14 Ford Focus Electric cars for a potential loss of power to the wheels while driving, the automaker told Edmunds on Friday.
The problem is accompanied by a "Stop Safely Now" warning in the instrument cluster.
"The issue is caused by software anomalies associated with the Powertrain Control Module," wrote Kelli Felker, a Ford spokeswoman, in response to a query by Edmunds on Friday. "If this condition occurs, the vehicle's braking and steering systems will continue to operate normally so the driver can pull safely off the road."
Felker said one crash has been linked to the Focus Electric recall, but there have been no injuries.
No information about this latest Focus Electric recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.
The affected Focus Electrics were built at the Michigan Assembly Plant from September 15, 2011 through August 8, 2013.
Ford dealers will reprogram the Powertrain Control Module. A specific date for the recall was not provided by Ford. Owners can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Edmunds says: Ford says if customers want to determine if their vehicle is included, they can also go to Ford.com and click on "Safety Recalls" near the bottom of the page.