Ford is recalling the Mustang Mach-E out of concern that the windshield and panoramic roof may leak or, worse, come flying off throughout a crash or whereas driving. Almost 18,000 of the electrical SUVs offered thus far are prone to the previous, although Ford says solely round 13,000 of them run the chance of the roof detaching.
The corporate will begin offering house owners with recall directions in late October, and it says it isn’t conscious of any accidents or accidents associated to the defect. Ford initially began recalling Mustang Mach-E SUVs final week in Canada, as Electrek reported.
Ford advised the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration earlier this month that it had turn out to be conscious that the windshield and panoramic roof of the Mustang Mach-E might not be correctly bonded to the automotive. The corporate mentioned it doesn’t but know the reason for the issue.
The recall is simply the most recent hiccup within the rollout of the Mustang Mach-E, which is the Detroit automaker’s first mass-market electrical automotive. Ford recalled dozens of the primary Mach-Es offered in March after discovering loose subframe bolts. Most of the first deliveries had been delayed, too, whereas the corporate tightened up its quality checks. Some early autos had been additionally suffering from a software problem that led to the 12-volt battery dying, as The Verge first reported in April.
Panoramic glass roofs have turn out to be a preferred function in new electrical autos, particularly after Tesla began making them commonplace on its vehicles. Tesla is conversant in the issue Ford is operating into now, too, as the corporate handled glass roof problems with the Mannequin Y SUV, together with one that literally blew off on the highway. In reality, Ford’s head of electrical autos even took an oblique shot at Tesla after this occurred, as Electrek points out.