Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) – Ford Once Mocked Tesla Over Vehicle Roofs Coming Off, Now It’s Recalling 5,000 EVs Over Similar Issues
Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) is recalling thousands of Mustang Mach-E electric cars in Canada over the risk that the glass roof and windshield may loosen and fall off, just a year after one of its executives mocked Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) on a similar issue.
What happened: The two new recalls affect nearly 5,000 Mustang Mach-E Electric vehicles sold in Canada, according to the Transport Canada database.
The first memory collides with 1,812 Mustang Mach-E vehicles where the glass panel on the panoramic roof may not be properly attached and may become detached over time.
The second recall concerns 3,178 vehicles, where the windshield may not be properly secured.
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A Tesla Model Y owner heard a loud wind noise while driving home last year and then discovered the glass roof of the vehicle flew off while on the highway. The Model Y has a large single piece of glass that makes up most of the roof.
Why it matters: Ford’s head of development Darren Palmer at the time in an interview with Autoblog, without naming names, pointed out some of the quality issues related to Tesla.
Palmer said in the interview that the Mustang Mach-Es is a game-changer and won’t have the same flaws. “The doors fit well, the plastic and other materials are color-matched, 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,” he said. .
Automotive news portal Electrek first reported development.
Ford has produced 45,826 Mustang Mach-Es so far this year. While the recall numbers are small, it could still expand to Mustang Mach-E vehicles sold in the US as the electric crossover for both regions is built at the same Mexican plant.
Price promotion: Ford shares closed 0.39% lower at $12.77 Tuesday.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ford
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