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Ford Mustang Production Slowed Down Significantly In April

Last month, the very last S550 generation Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line at the Flat Rock Assembly plant in Michigan, marking the end of an era after the first one was built back in August 2014. Meanwhile, production of the S650 2024 Ford Mustang is currently being impacted by quality inspections that turned up a few issues, which FoMoCo is working to correct before shipping units to dealers and customers. Thus, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that Ford Mustang production slowed down significantly last month, according to the automaker’s most recent sales report.

Ford built just 893 Mustangs in April, which is a rather sharp decline from the 7,561 units it produced in March, as well as 5,410 in February and 5,964 in January, bringing its year-to-date total up to 19,828 pony cars. Of course, this can easily be attributed to the generational change-over, which is typically a process even when there aren’t bugs to work out.

As Ford Authority reported yesterday, 2024 Ford Mustang production was initially cut back at the Flat Rock Assembly plant the week of April 24th, and it was down completely the week of May 1st. According to Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker, that pause will extend to this week as well.

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The build-out of the all-new pony car was reportedly finished early last month, but final quality reviews are currently focused on a trio of areas – V8 engine valve issues, body panel fitment, and electrical problems. After identifying these problems, Ford opted to stop production and delay the rollout of the new Mustang by correcting these issues before delving vehicles to customers, much the same way it handled both 2023 Ford Super Duty and 2023 Ford Escape production.

We’ll have more Ford production data to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang 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. Mark B

    Better now then after customers receive them!

  2. Richard Dorn

    If the last Mustang S550 has rolled off the assembly line, why haven’t I received some confirmation from Ford that the Mustang I ordered last October will be built and/or delivered soon? Some dealer showrooms are already showing 2023s and I really don’t prefer the 2024 model. Thanks!


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