There was a lot of excitement around
Fordreleasing their Mustang Mach-E last year. While Ford already has a few electric vehicles, the Mustang Mach-E was to add some excitement to their EV lineup.
Unfortunately, the Mustang Mach-E has hit a snag and some are being recalled. While nowhere near as serious as the
battery firesassociated with the Chevy Bolt, the recalls are less than ideal for Ford.
What caused the Ford Mustang Mach-E recall?
An error involving the installation of windshields and sunroofs is the cause of this recall. An insufficient amount of adhesive was used, which may cause the windshield to come loose in the event of an accident.
Fortunately, no accidents or injuries have been reported because of this defect, according to
AutoBlog. The recall is for over 38,000 Mustang Mach-Es that were manufactured between February 24th and June 18th of this year.
Within that same batch is another defect involving sunroofs that also have an insufficient amount of adhesive. These sunroofs may detach while driving. Over 27,000 Mustang Mach-Es have defective sunroofs.
Other issues with the Mach-E
Unfortunately, this isn't the first recall for the Ford Mustang Mach-E. Earlier this spring, the car was recalled for having loose subframe bolts. This defect could increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident.
Ford was able to notify owners of this defect, and it was easily repaired at local dealerships.
The Mustang Mach-E originally had very high hopes. It even won the coveted Editor's Choice Award and the first-ever EV of the Year Award from
Car and Driver. While we think Ford will be able to correct these issues with future year-end models, the Mustang Mach-E did come out with a clout of disappointment.
What you should do if you own a Ford Mustang Mach-E
The good news if you drive a Ford Mustang Mach-E is that these recalls aren't extremely dangerous. Ford will proactively reach out to customers affected by this recall starting on October 27th.
Repairs will be free and presumably quick. The mechanic will just need to remove the car's windshield or sunroof and reattach it with the appropriate amount of adhesive. The process will probably only take about 30-60 minutes, plus an hour to allow the adhesive to cure.
If you own a Mustang Mach-E, you really don't need to do anything. Just wait and see if Ford contacts you or not. If you want to be more proactive, you can input your VIN on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's(NHTSA) website. The NHTSA will let you know if your specific Mustang Mach-E is involved in the recall.
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