Vehicles Affected: Approximately 49,000 model-year 2012-15 Ford Focus Electric and model-year 2013-15 Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi electric vehicles equipped with 120-volt convenience charge cords
The Problem: Using the originally provided 120-volt convenience charge cord with an AC outlet that is not on a dedicated circuit or is damaged, worn or corroded may result in increased temperature at the wall outlet, increasing the risk of a fire.
Ford said it is aware of some fire reports.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the factory-equipped 120-volt convenience charge cord with the latest version of the 120-volt convenience cord that includes a thermistor, which can identify over-temperature conditions at the plug or outlet interface. The repair will be done for free.
What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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