Following its debut last September, the all-new, S650 generation 2024 Ford Mustang experienced a bit of a delay in regards to the start of production due to quality reviews that discovered some V8 engine valve issues, body panel fitment, and electrical problems. Once those things were sorted out, deliveries began last month, just after Mustang production at the Flat Rock Assembly plant ramped up in the month of July, reaching 4,349 units. However, things really began to pick up in August, according to the automaker’s most recent sales report.
Last month, The Blue Oval produced a grand total of 7,933 2024 Ford Mustang models, which is a month-over-month increase of 3,584 units, or around 82 percent. Aside from being the most pony cars Ford has built in a single month through the 2023 calendar year, that figure also brings the model’s year-to-date production total to 35,355 units.
As Ford Authority previously reported, 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. That pause was later extended an additional week as well as The Blue Oval worked to rectify the issues that it discovered early in the pre-production process.
The build-out of the all-new pony car was reportedly finished in early April, but final quality reviews were soon implemented to focus on a trio of aforementioned areas related to fit and finish, as well as the pony car’s electrical and mechanical gremlins. After identifying these issues, Ford opted to stop production and delay the rollout of the new Mustang by correcting the problems before delivering vehicles to customers, much the same way it handled both 2023 Ford Super Duty and 2023 Ford Escape production.