Ford recalls Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle over risk of glass/panoramic roof and windshield falling off.
In Canada, 3,178 units recalled over windshield issues while 1,812 units were affected by panoramic sunroof defects.
In the US, 17,692 units recalled over windshield issues while 13,544 units were affected by panoramic sunroof defects.
Ford has issued a recall of 5,000 Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs in Canada and 31,236 in the US over a risk of the glass roof and windshield potentially coming loose and falling off.
Ford says that the recall affects 1,812 2021 Mustang Mach-E vehicles in Canada. On another 3,178 Mach-Es, Ford says that there’s a similar problem that could result in the windshield coming off.
In the United States, the recall affects 13,544 Mustang Mach-E for the glass roof while windshields may not have been properly bonded to 17,692 cars. It affects vehicles built between Feb. 24, 2020, and July 18, 2021.
“On certain vehicles, the glass panel of the panoramic sunroof may not be properly attached. Over time, the glass could become loose and separate from the vehicle.”
“On certain vehicles, the windshield may not be properly attached. As a result, the glass can become loose and could separate from the vehicle in a crash.”
In both cases and countries, Ford plans to notify the affected owners, check the roof and windshield, and reassemble them with more adhesive if needed.
Ironically, the automaker mocked Tesla for the same problem just a year ago when Darren Palmer, the head of development for Ford and Lincoln’s battery-electric vehicle, made some comments about the quality of electric vehicles. The Ford executive said that electric vehicle buyers until now had to compromise and accept some “flaws”:
“The doors fit properly, the plastics and other materials color-match, the bumpers don’t fall off, the roof doesn’t come off when you wash it, the door handles don’t get stuck in cold weather.”
While the executive didn’t mention Tesla by name, several of those quality issues have been associated with the brand. Specifically, it came just weeks after the roof of a Tesla Model Y fell off while driving.