Ford recalls dozens of the first deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E after finding loose bolts during quality checks that hold shipments.
“[S]”Vehicles may have subframe bolts that the supplier has not tightened to specification,” Ford wrote Friday afternoon. “Although the problem with the affected vehicles is not in line with Ford standards, the company is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.”
Ford claims that 1258 Mustang Mach-Es are affected in the United States, as well as 90 in Canada, but that the vast majority of them have not yet been sent to customers. “Less than 75 customers who have already taken delivery,”
Withdrawal is minimal by most standards, and so far it doesn’t seem as serious as, say, Hyundai Kona EVs that ignite. But this is another small hiccup in the release of the first EV on the mass market. So far, the company has delivered about 4,000 SUVs to the Mustang Mach-E, but this week it delayed the launch of about 4,500 to make additional quality checks and as a result compensate some owners. It is not clear whether these checks were triggered by the bolt problem or some other suspicion.