Ford remembers dozens of the first Mustang Mach-E deliveries after they discovered loose bolts during quality control that keep shipments up.
“[S]Ome vehicles may have subframe bolts that the supplier did not tighten to specifications, ”Ford wrote on Friday afternoon. “While the problem in affected vehicles is not in line with Ford standards, the company is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this condition.”
Ford says 1,258 Mustang Mach-Es are affected in the United States as well as 90 in Canada, but that the vast majority of them have not yet been shipped to customers. “Fewer than 75 customers who have already taken delivery”
The recall is minimal by most standards, and so far it does not appear to be nearly as serious as e.g. Hyundai Kona EVs taking fire. But it’s another little hiccup in the rollout of Ford’s first mass market EV. The company has so far delivered around 4,000 Mustang Mach-E SUVs, but this week delayed the release of approx. 4,500 to perform additional quality control and compensate some owners as a result. It is unclear whether these checks were prompted by the bolt problem or other suspicion.