The Ford F-150 Lightning has been widely successful and is loved by many Americans. And while everyone is waiting for the Tesla Cybertruck, Ford is said to continue with the production of its electric truck by Monday after the automaker made an 18 recall due to battery issues.
The probable cause of the recall on Friday is said to have stemmed from the production over a four-week period starting at the end of 2022.
Ford further noted that about 18 vehicles containing cells from that four-week period have made it to dealers and customers.
The company added that the battery packs on the 18 e-trucks will be replaced even though there is yet to be any official case of fire or injuries relating to the recalls.
The automaker previously announced it planned to restart production Monday after it halted the production of the e-truck when there was a case of a battery fire early in February.
Ford said an EV truck caught fire on Feb. 4th during a pre-delivery quality inspection in a company holding lot in Dearborn, Michigan, and spread to two other trucks. This caused the automaker to halt production the next day.
The automaker said Friday “the root cause identified was related to battery cell production at the SK On plant in Georgia. SK On is the automotive battery unit of SK Innovation.
Ford said together with SK On it had “confirmed the root causes and have implemented quality actions.”
Even though it’s scheduled to reopen manufacturing, the company is yet to make delivery date known.