Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for all 2021 Mustang Mach-E vehicles. Ford said it discovered some vehicles may have sub-frame bolts that an unnamed supplier (Martinrea Honsel in Mexico) did not tighten to specification. Ford also said in a late Friday afternoon release – days before required NHTSA safety recall documents are publicly available, including info on how the defect was determined – that “it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.” Condition is pr babble for safety defect.
All of the affected vehicles are in the U.S. and Canada. They will be serviced before customer delivery. This of course is required by US law since dealers cannot deliver vehicles with a safety defect subject to recall. Delivered vehicles are also subject to the recall. Dealers will inspect the sub-frame bolts and tighten if necessary.
Owners who have already received their vehicles will be notified beginning the week of March 22. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21S09, which under Ford’s traditional recall nomenclature means that there have been nine safety defect recalls this year.