During the summer months, many Norwegian Ford Mustang Mach-E drivers were shocked, when their new electric car locked its wheels and crashed down steep inclines.
Even if this bug is fixed — either by a dealer or a so-called OTA (over the air) software update, which will be available later this year, Ford’s development department can’t relax with the former.
Top 2021 list
|1.||Tesla Model 3||7048|
|5.||Ford Mustang Mach-E||4523|
Bestsellers: The table presents the five best-selling car models in Norway in 2021, through August. Source. OFV
Window and roof can explode
Only days ago, it became known that an unknown number of Mustang Mach-E copies will also be recalled in this country, due to the fact that the windshield and the panoramic sunroof can quickly detach and fly.
Vehicles that need repair will have time to be repaired at their Ford dealership and we will provide these customers with pick-up and drop-off, as well as a loan vehicle for the hours the vehicle must spend at the dealership. It is important to stress that there is no need to rush the repair, informs Director of Information Anne Sonsteby at Ford Motor Norway Dinside, at the same time confirming that the car is completely safe to use.
As Ford works to get a greater overview of the cars to which the window problem applies, it turns out that the best seller is in harsher weather…
Mohs iron test
This week, Sweden’s famous Teknikens Värld tested the four popular and in-demand electric cars, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Skoda Enyaq and Tesla Model Y in the so-called Moose Test.
In an article, the site writes that Ford’s electric vehicle is lagging behind the competition – and performing poorly – in the dodgy maneuverability test, and that it is one of the models that fails in terms of safety.
In the video below, you can see how it goes when Dinside runs the test on the Toyota RAV4:
“By being too soft in the chassis and too slow to steer, it is very difficult to get through the conical track, even at low speeds. When the entry speed is 65 km/h, we notice that the chassis has to fight and the anti-roll system is not in line. Passed Mustang Mach-E So far tested moose at 65 km/h At 68 km/h with difficulty and barely At 70 km/h the car widens and throws its butt in a very unsafe manner, while flying edge cones symbolize At 72 km/h An hour, the Mustang Mach-E can’t stay on the road… » Teknikens Värld writes.
Specifically, this is a typical Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD Long Range, with factory-fitted 225/55 R19 tires, that passed Swedish testing.
– Ford is checking
Anne Sønsteby at Ford Motor Norway told Dinside that they had learned the test result at Teknikens Värld. She revealed that Ford will indeed meet this week with the testing team in the post in order to better understand the results.
Mach-E is expected to receive a strong Euro NCAP rating when it is announced at the end of October. Although we can’t yet explain the results of this specific test, we are confident that the Mustang Mach-E meets the highest standards set globally by Ford, including trouble-free execution of our comprehensive stability and ESP systems tests, Sønsteby tells Denside. .
Is a Ford Mustang Mach-E safe to buy and drive?
Yes, it is safe to drive a Mustang Mach-E.
– no drama
Also in 2019, Teknikens Värld came out and warned against buying a bestseller, having beaten the latest generation Toyota RAV4 in the test.
“The behavior in the avoidance test is so dangerous that, until Toyota corrects the error, we advise against purchasing the vehicle,” they wrote at the time. Since then, Dinside has done our job The special Moss test, which led to the rejuvenation of the popular SUV.
Dinside auto expert – and former representative of the Norwegian Car of the Year jury – Ron Korsful, thinks the test result isn’t dramatic for Ford.
– The thing is that the car does not pass the moose test at a speed of more than 68 km / h, without tearing off the cones, because they are soft in the suspension and not directly in the steering. I don’t think this plays any role for most people, Korsvoll tells Dinside.
It is also believed that most cars on the market today have defects that need to be fixed.
– Most cars seem to be pulled with different malfunctions all the time, says the auto expert.
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