After beginning deliveries just before the New Year in the US, Ford is now delaying hundreds of Mustang Mach-e deliveries to perform “additional quality checks.”
Ford started deliveries of its first electric vehicle built from the ground up, with just a few days left in 2020. Although Ford was in fact able to start deliveries of the new Mustang Mach-e in the U.S. before the end of 2020, the automaker only delivered a handful of the all-electric SUV. Deliveries were expected to begin ramping up shortly after the start of 2021, however new reports suggest otherwise.
Several new Mach-e buyers told automotive new outlet Electrek that they were notified that their upcoming deliveries, expected within the next couple weeks, would be delayed. Some were told they could wait up to an additional month before receiving their EV.
A Ford spokesperson later confirmed the delay of “several hundred Mustang Mach-E models” for additional “quality checks” (via Electrek): “As part of our commitment to delivering high-quality vehicles, we are conducting additional quality checks on several hundred Mustang Mach-E models built before dealer shipments started last month. We want to ensure they meet the quality our customers expect and deserve.”
No further information was given on the reason or a specific timeline on the additional inspections.