Footage obtained from Dearborn police shows the electric trucks burning to the ground
Ford said the incident took place during a quality check. After the fire, Ford put out a stop-build and stop-ship order for the Lightning while it investigated the issue. On March 2, Ford announced the end of its investigation and announced that production would restart March 13. The company recalled 18 F-150 trucks due to a “battery cell manufacturing defect” introduced into several trucks over a four-week period starting at the end of last year.
“The root cause identified was related to battery cell production at the SK On plant in Georgia,” a company spokesperson said in March. “Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this recall. Together with SK On, we have confirmed the root causes and have implemented quality actions. Production is on track to resume Monday with clean stock of battery packs.”