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500 Ford Mustang Mach-E Deliveries Currently Impacted By Recall

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E continues to rack up accolades as 87 percent of those surveyed for a recent study said they would buy one again if given the chance. At the same time, supply chain issues have hampered production of the popular EV crossover for the past year or so, though Ford did manage to sell 27k units in North America in 2021. Regardless, there are a handful of customers waiting to take delivery of their Ford Mustang Mach-E because of a recent recall addressing a safety issue with the rear seat belts, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Ford originally said that 2,304 Mach-Es were affected by the recall, of which 1,563 were on dealer lots and the other 741 had already been delivered to customers. Now, the automaker estimates that roughly 500 units still need to have the recall addressed before those vehicles can be delivered to customers. This delay also impacts the $7,500 federal tax credit that some of those customers may be eligible for, as that credit must be applied the year deliveries occur.

As Ford Authority reported last month, this Mach-E recall – which also affects select 2022 Ford Maverick models – pertains to the rear floor assemblies, which were produced with tapping plates that may have oversized extruded bolt holes used to attach the rear seat belt buckles. Those oversized extruded bolt holes may decrease the strength of the fastener joint causing inadequate attachment of the rear seat belts during loading, which could cause it to detach and may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury.

Ford isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue, which affects select 2021-2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E models produced between October 5th, 2020 through November 18th, 2021, at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant. Ford is currently working to replace these defective parts, free of charge.

We’ll have more on the Mach-E soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. crabbymilton

    This is the car that they are starting to push to be the next generation of police cars and taxicabs? Given FORD’s history, this will not likely be the last time that this thing is recalled along with many put off customers both retail and commercial. I think FORD has gone from somewhat hopeless to no hope at all.

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    1. Robert.Walter

      Recalls are a part of automotive biz.

      In fact, it’s not like past generations of Police Interceptors were immune from safety recalls.

      I think your observation is biased, excessive and wrong.

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  2. crabbymilton

    So that excuses sloppy and careless work? Nothing is perfect but with FORD it seems like it’s always something so that indicates there is a serious problem there. Perhaps I am bias but FORD deserves to be blasted when they discontinue sedans(never mind they seem to be the only builder) then what they build in it’s place has so many problems. How about making sure it’s right before they release it for production? If they can’t handle introducing new cars and trucks, then they had better leave things the way they are until they learn how to get it right. They not only jerk around a retail buyer when but a cabbie makes his living in the cab and can’t when it’s always in for recall work. All this and some people still stick up for FORD.

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  3. Dav

    Definitely sounds like you have a bias. Here are the manufacturers that had the highest number of recalls over the past five years (as of April 1, 2020), according to ISeeCars.com:

    General Motors
    Recalls: 213
    Vehicles affected: 54,942,962

    Ford
    Recalls: 209
    Vehicles affected: 24,892,471

    Chrysler
    Recalls: 208
    Vehicles affected: 40,726,068

    Mercedes-Benz
    Recalls: 117
    Vehicles affected: 3,150,014

    Volkswagen
    Recalls: 109
    Vehicles affected: 6,510,514

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  4. Crabbymilton

    Never claimed otherwise. FORD can do better but for whatever reason, they chose not to. They deserve scorn until then.

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