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Almost same scenario here. Owned one for 2 months and traded it back in to the dealer.
I own a 2017 Ford Focus Electric with an LG Chem battery pack that we bought less than 3 years ago. We put in 40K miles so far and had 0 issue. I was really concerned about the bad ratings by Consumer Reports for the Focus before the purchase but took a chance since it has no engine or transmission. So far it feels like a completely different car than the ICE model. We love the car and it's partly why we decided to go with Mach E instead of the Model Y.
 
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No mention of Mach-E and Ford is shipping them now so must be completely different battery and supplier for Mach-E and I'd guess Ford is checking them out for same issue.

Ford can't afford to have Mach-E have same issues. It is Mustang Brand they are fooling with vs. something called a "Kuga".
As discussed elsewhere on this forum Kuga is the European version of Escape as PHEV. Different cooling system no doubt than Mach e, but same issue of how do you safely get rid of heat during charging. The Kona EV does use LG batteries as does the Mach e. As far as shipping Mach e, again as extensively discussed on this forum shipping has not started on Mach e other than demo cars. First out will be dealer demo cars end of November. If there a concern with batteries Ford will likely to prefer to have only dealer held cars affected rather than face having to swap out customer battery packs. First part of December will tell which way release of customer cars goes.
 

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This is completely off-base. The fact that one battery supplier (at likely one plant) has contaminated batteries doesn't mean anything for other battery suppliers at other plants.

If you want to worry about the batteries in the Mach-E then the bigger concern would be the two reported fires in Chevy Bolts. Those come from the same supplier though not the same plant (Poland vs. US). Keep in mind that LG Chem has produced cells for automotive uses for ten years without problem and that the Bolt fires might not be directly related to the batteries.

Must be a right answer. Which is it?

If a contamination issue and same mfg, is it same plant?
Both are right. Use LG Chem batteries everywhere other than China where the Chinese government requires CATL batteries.
 

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Must be a right answer. Which is it?

If a contamination issue and same mfg, is it same plant?
When i said both i meant the Kuga and the BMW use CATL, the Mach E uses LG Chem so the MachE will not necessarily suffer from the same issue
 

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On Mach E specifically, according to inside sources on this forum, LG Chem are supplying battery for the first 8000 production cars from South Korean, not Poland.
 

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On Mach E specifically, according to inside sources on this forum, LG Chem are supplying battery for the first 8000 production cars from South Korean, not Poland.
I’m curious if we’ll be able to determine which ones are in our cars.
 

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Ford can't afford to have Mach-E have same issues. It is Mustang Brand they are fooling with vs. something called a "Kuga".
More historic name, but the Escape/Kuga actually sells ~3x as well as the Mustang.
 

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More historic name, but the Escape/Kuga actually sells ~3x as well as the Mustang.
yes, but the black eye they would get with screwing up a mustang is far worse than the minor bruise from screwing up an escape/kuga
 

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More historic name, but the Escape/Kuga actually sells ~3x as well as the Mustang.
Mustang sales to date 10,102,248.
Kuga 1,328,000

As Marsellus would say, I'm going to go prehistoric on him.
 

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On Mach E specifically, according to inside sources on this forum, LG Chem are supplying battery for the first 8000 production cars from South Korean, not Poland.
Didn't know that. If I had a choice I'd want them from Korea. They've just been at it longer and have had time to find problems. In any event, not from the US, which I was thinking was the issue. But on reflection, while I know GM announced a few years ago that they were going to move Bolt battery production from Korea to the US, not sure that happened.
 

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So VW did the exact opposite of Ford so those wanting to buy Ford should be pround and confident

https://insideevs.com/news/451790/vw-id3-multiple-bugs-mind-the-explanation/

"The truth is that Volkswagen has huge sales volumes, which makes it also have massive emission rates. The ID.3 was the company’s ace in the hole to prevent hefty fines related to these emissions, but it was not ready. According to Nextmove, that did not prevent Volkswagen from delivering them anyway and fixing them later if necessary."
 

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Mustang sales to date 10,102,248.
Kuga 1,328,000

As Marsellus would say, I'm going to go prehistoric on him.
LOL. Prehistoric is right.

And the Model T outsold both (equally as irrelevant to present sales levels, of course).
 



 









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