Ford has issued a recall of 5,000 Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs in Canada over a risk of the glass roof and windshield potentially coming loose and falling off.
Last year, 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.
Ironically, Ford now finds itself in a very similar situation. The automaker just issued two recalls in Canada, and one of them is specifically about the risk of the glass roof coming off: