Front vent started clicking incessantly while charging

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When Blue Belle was plugged in to charge tonight, the front vents started making an awful clicking noise. It’s almost acting as if they are jammed, but I was able to gently move the vents with my hands from fully open to fully closed. Any recommendations or time to schedule a service appointment?





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Schedule a service. Definitely doesn’t look or sound right.
 

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My car doesn't do that, it sounds more like a street transformer when charging.
 

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Sounds like the actuator forgot where "home" is. If it didn't break the linkages that make the shutters move, could be as easy as needing to reprogram it. Definitely abnormal.
 

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Sounds like the actuator forgot where "home" is. If it didn't break the linkages that make the shutters move, could be as easy as needing to reprogram it. Definitely abnormal.
agree it's the actuator for the shutters. I wonder how easily accessible the actuator is and whether it could be disconnected and reconnected to force it to recalibrate
 

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agree it's the actuator for the shutters. I wonder how easily accessible the actuator is and whether it could be disconnected and reconnected to force it to recalibrate
I would take it to the dealer :)

I’m surprised the MNE didn’t toss an error up on the dash and I assume this issue is constant, not just one or two times.
 
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Service scheduled for tomorrow morning. I hope its something simple 🤞
 
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Just to close the loop on this, the service department had to order a new actuator and thermal sensor. The part took five days to arrive. Even though the shutters were stuck in the open position they thought it may be a safety issue and wanted to keep it at the shop.

The rental car they provided was a convertible ICE Mustang. Kinda entertaining to drive with the top down in the OG Mustang for a few days (20mpg, yikes!). I did learn that I am not a true sport car person and was eager to get the Mach-E returned.

Back now and everything seems in order.
 

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Just to close the loop on this, the service department had to order a new actuator and thermal sensor. The part took five days to arrive. Even though the shutters were stuck in the open position they thought it may be a safety issue and wanted to keep it at the shop.

The rental car they provided was a convertible ICE Mustang. Kinda entertaining to drive with the top down in the OG Mustang for a few days (20mpg, yikes!). I did learn that I am not a true sport car person and was eager to get the Mach-E returned.

Back now and everything seems in order.
thank you for closing the loop

and glad you're able to close your shutters

not being able to properly close your shutters is a problem many face and we need to all treat it like proper adults and face it head on.
 

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How’s the 12 volt battery?
 

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