Mondeo, Galaxy, SMAX

Product Type: 
Passenger car
Product Manufacturer: 
Ford
Serial number(s): 
Type-approval numbers: e13*2001/116*0185*28 (SMAX), e13*2001/116*0185*31 (Galaxy), e13*2001/116*0249*27 (Mondeo)
Recall Date: 
Friday, 16 August, 2019
Manufactured dates: 
The affected vehicles were manufactured between 13 February 2014 and 11 February 2019
Contact Details: 
Return to supplier
Investigator Name: 
European Commission Alert System for dangerous non-food products

Potential leakage of battery acid around the battery negative terminal could cause the battery monitoring sensor to fail. Over time growth of copper sulphate may accumulate. This, in turn, could provide a conductive layer underneath the Battery Monitoring Sensor, creating a low resistance to ground.
The increased current flow, due to low resistance, could cause the surrounding material to heat up to a point where it ignites, resulting in a fire.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)