Following its debut in September 2022, 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 officially began, just after Mustang production at the Flat Rock Assembly plant ramped up in the month of July, reaching 4,349 units. After that, things really began to pick up in August before staying largely flat in September, which was also the case in November. According to Ford’s latest sales report, Ford Mustang production did increase in the last month of the year, however.
2024 Ford Mustang production at Flat Rock totaled 7,933 units in August and 7,759 units in September, but declined sightly to 5,687 units in November – a decrease of 124 units, or just over two percent. In December, a total of 6,553 pony cars came off the assembly line, which is an increase of roughly 15 percent or 846 units, month-over-month. As a whole, the Ford Mustang closed out 2023 with 61,165 total units of production amid various challenges.
As Ford Authority previously reported, 2024 Ford Mustang production was initially cut back at the Flat Rock Assembly plant the week of April 24th, 2023, 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.