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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Recalled Over Subframe Bolt Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles due to a safety issue with the subframe bolts, which may not have been tightened to the correct specification at the factory.

The defect: affected vehicles may have subframe bolts that a supplier did not tighten to Ford’s specification.

The hazards: the subframe could become detached from the main structure of the vehicle if the bolts become loose over time, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford Motor Company is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Components: subframe bolts.

Affected vehicles: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles built at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly plant.

Number of vehicles affected: 1,348 vehicles with:

  • 1,258 vehicles in the U.S.
  • 90 vehicles in Canada

The fix: dealers will inspect the subframe bolts and tighten if necessary.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin the week of March 22nd.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 21S09
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. Njia

    I’m glad Ford is being proactive. Tesla would just wait for the top and bottom of the vehicle to go their separate ways at highway speeds.

  2. Justin

    At least they actually did something🤷🏼‍♂️ Tesla would’ve just let it pass like when the roofs were flying off of model Ys but I think another sales force of the Mach-E is people can trust the build quality and this was extremely minor compared to other recalls but at least they’re trying to keep that image of quality up. I mean I don’t plan on buying one until 2022 since it’s totally new and they usually work out the kinks by the next year but I’ll definitely buy it over the Model Y but I also like that Volvo electric car which also looks very high quality, luxurious and full of tech but it also has less range but it’s also very powerful and charges quickly. I want to see the Mach E in person but the dealer sells them the second they get in but I have to say the Volvo XC40 was very impressive from the exterior to the interior which has this gorgeous leather seats with suede inserts which felt nice and drove very well and was very well engineered.

    1. Gary

      Order your 2022 early. I ordered my 2021 early November 2020 and it won’t be built until Late May and I probably won’t see it until June. That’s 8 months. I know it’s new but I’m dissapointed in the long lead time.

  3. Clarence Saxon

    Why didn’t Ford make the mustang a “Hybrid” it would have been much better received I believe, even with the impressive 300 mile range.

    1. mahk

      hybrid, best of both worlds


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