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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Teardown Reveals Some Interesting Quirks: Video


Former Ford Motor Company engineer and current YouTuber and analyst Sandy Munro has been in the processor of examing and tearing down a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E in recent weeks, with interesting results. First, Munro waxed poetic about the Mach-E’s suspension and drivetrain and most recently shared some concerns regarding the EV’s crowded frunk area. Now, the Ford Mustang Mach-E teardown continues with a few more interesting revelations.

The latest episode of Munro’s Mustang Mach-E teardown kicks off with an explanation of the crossover’s off-board charging module, which works with the DC fast-charging system. When a Mach-E owner plugs in their vehicle to charge at a DC fast charger, the module monitors the charging process and voltage, as well as control the heating and cooling of the battery. The fact that the module is located in the frunk – a strange location for such a piece – seemingly makes it easier to swap out in non-U.S. Mach-Es that utilize different kinds of charging networks.

Meanwhile, Munro’s team has also removed not only the frunk lid but also the doors of the Mach-E, which has led to some interesting revelations. For starters, the power liftgate won’t open with the doors off, which leads Munro to discover that either power for the hatch runs through the driver’s door, or the control module for that door also controls the hatch. Regardless, it’s a highly unusual and interesting setup.

The Mach-E will drive with the doors off, but not without displaying warning messages that the doors and frunk are open, as well as throwing a blind spot monitoring system failure and cross-traffic system failure code warming. Interestingly, however, the EV still drives normally and doesn’t go into limp mode, even with the doors off, which is nice to know if anyone is thinking about turning their Mach-E into a Ford Bronco of sorts.

We’ll have more interesting videos like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and ongoing Ford news coverage.


Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Richard

    None of this is important to the average person.

    1. pdq

      At the beginning of the article, it says:

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    2. w

      What type of people visit this site, average?

      Also, this article is actually interesting unlike “Ford dropped color xyz”, “Artist renders made up vehicle”, and many others just like these.

  2. Don Hayes

    Who cares as long as the items on the Mach E makes the Mach E the fantastic EV it is. Why would you remove the doors from your Mach E. Save that for the Bronco. My son just purchased a premium Mach E ànd from my test drive and his ownership. It’s easy to forget your not in a regular Mustang GT due to how well the Mustang Mach E handles and accelerates. Then you notice the cool interior, large infotainment screen and the missing of the V8 rumble. As long as everything works as advertised. In my regards. Your teardown is meaningless.

    1. whypac

      The tear down is interesting in that it exposes Ford’s cheapness regarding parts quality.


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