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Ford Mustang Mach-E already faces first recall

Of the 1,258 affected vehicles, fewer than 75 are actually in customers' hands.

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Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

This recall aside, the Mustang Mach-E is a really solid EV.

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The new Ford Mustang Mach-E is just now starting to trickle out to customers, but it's already facing its first recall. A total of 1,258 Mach-E EVs are part of a recall announced Friday, though most of the affected vehicles have not yet been delivered to buyers.

"During checks to deliver high levels of quality and customer satisfaction, Ford discovered some vehicles may have subframe bolts that the supplier did not tighten to specification," the automaker said in a statement. Ford said it is not aware of any accidents related to this problem.

Of the 1,258 total vehicles affected by this recall, Ford says fewer than 75 have actually reached customers' hands. The remaining Mach-E crossovers "will be serviced before customer delivery," Ford said.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E's rollout is going slower than expected, with some 4,500 vehicles subject to delays. To keep buyers happy, Ford is offering customers a $1,000 cash-back incentive upon delivery. It's unclear if Friday's recall announcement will cause further delays.

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