Ford Kuga PHEV: The battery can overheat. 28,000 plug-in-hybrids in fire risk

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Ford announces a recall for the Kuga Plug-in-Hybrid (PHEV) models. A damaged charging module can cause the battery to overheat, which increases the risk of fire.

The problem area is the battery charging module on the underside of the vehicle. Despite the cover, the high-voltage plug sitting there could be damaged. In extreme cases, there is a risk of battery overheating.

“If the battery overheats, it is likely that the heat could cause a fire. This can happen even if the vehicle is parked and unattended,” a spokesman for Ford-Werke GmbH told the German asp-Online website.

The recall with the internal code “20S34” is relevant for compact SUVs that left the plant in Valencia, Spain between July 1, 2019, and June 25, 2020. A total of around 27,819 vehicles are affected, including 6,337 in Germany.



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