The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/1222/19

Product:  Passenger car

Name: Mondeo, Galaxy, SMAX

Batch number / Barcode:  The affected vehicles were manufactured between 13 February 2014 and 11 February 2019

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Motor vehicles

Brand: Ford

Type / number of model:  Type-approval numbers: e13*2001/116*0185*28 (SMAX), e13*2001/116*0185*31 (Galaxy), e13*2001/116*0249*27 (Mondeo)

Risk type: Fire
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)

Description:  Passenger car under Ford recall code: 18P11.

Country of origin: Spain

Alert submitted by: United Kingdom

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands