Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrids Are Bursting Into Flames, Company Stopping Sales And Issuing A Recall | Carscoops
Water can get into the electric system and cause a short, resulting in a fire.
Water ingress appears to be the root cause. Has Ford ensured the Mach-E is as water-tight as the Kuga/Escape needed to be?
"The recall appears in the European Union’s Rapid Alert System for dangerous products and says Kuga PHEVs built between July 1st 2019 and June 5th 2020 are affected. It goes on to say the vehicles pose a fire risk as “physical damage to the Secondary On-Board Diagnostic Control Module A (SOBDM) and/or the SOBDM connector could allow water ingress to the module which may cause an electrical short. A short in the SOBDM can potentially cause one or more battery cells to overheat, increasing the risk of fire.”"
Where would these modules be located? Under the front hood or behind the charging port?