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2024 Ford Mustang Reduced Capacity Amplifier Option Dropped

Early examples of the 2024 Ford Mustang are currently being manufactured at Flat Rock Assembly plant in Michigan, although quality checks are currently being implemented to ensure that retail examples are delivered to buyers without issues. As Ford Authority previously reported, an option for a reduced capacity amplifier was included that would have become mandatory for orders in certain situations. Now, sources have explained to Ford Authority that the option is no longer part of production.

2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse front view with headlights on.

The option, code 17V, would have been a required option if the company was unable to equip the B&O Sound System on its vehicles due to the semiconductor chip shortage. The optional system is a 12 speaker setup that includes an in-trunk subwoofer, and is part of certain EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium equipment groups. The sound system is standard on Dark Horse. At this juncture, it is unclear if any examples will leave the factory with the option, or if it will return. The Blue Oval has been forced to include reduced capacity amplifier options throughout its lineup in case they could not secure a supply of the chips needed for certain sound systems. In fact, the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport still has the option in its production roster should the need arise for it to become mandatory.

Fortunately, it seems like 2024 Ford Mustang production isn’t being slowed down up supply chain issues, an ongoing crisis that appears to be waning. In fact executives are confident that things will only improve from this point forward. To that end, The Blue Oval recently stated that it intends to increase production for certain vehicles, including the Ford Maverick and Ford F-150. However, Ford CEO Farley has previously stated that general supply chain issues may be a permanent feature of production and that other factors, like a tight labor market, could also impact output.

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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. Bob Dobson

    Why is it Ford is increasing its reduced features while other OEMs are not. The semiconductor issues are almost non existent now. You order a Genesis or Lexus or Toyota you dont get told to delete options. On top of that QC os at all time low. This EV focus is going to severely damage Ford as a whole. Very sad.

  2. HarleyRich

    So, why is Ford raising Mustang prices $3,400-$3800 for the 2024 models… ?????
    To help pay for the losses of EV sales??? Or is it to crunch sales as the Mustang is the last pony car available… The others are dead in the water & Mustang has no competition!!! Once they die•••• IT’S ALL OVER FOR THE PONY CARS—- DONE!!!


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