Ford is recalling dozens of the first Mustang Mach-E deliveries after it found loose bolts throughout the high quality checks which can be holding up shipments.
“[S]ome vehicles may have subframe bolts that the supplier did not tighten to specification,” Ford wrote Friday afternoon. “While the issue in affected vehicles is not to Ford’s standards, the company is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.”
Ford says 1,258 Mustang Mach-Es are affected in the US, in addition to 90 in Canada, however that the overwhelming majority of these haven’t been shipped to prospects but. “Fewer than 75 customers who have already taken delivery” can have to carry their Mustang Mach-E in to get mounted, in accordance to the firm. Ford says it would begin contacting these house owners starting on March twenty second.
The recall is minuscule by most requirements, and to this point it doesn’t appear to be practically as critical as, say, Hyundai Kona EVs catching hearth. But it’s one other small hiccup in the rollout of Ford’s first mass-market EV. The firm has delivered round 4,000 Mustang Mach-E SUVs to this point, however this week delayed the launch of some 4,500 so as to do further high quality checks and is compensating some house owners in consequence. It’s unclear if these checks have been spurred by the bolt difficulty or some different suspicion.