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  1. ARK

    Panoramic Roof Crack

    Unfortunately this morning when I got in my Mach-E, turned it on, and was about to pull away, I heard a percussive pop. I looked up and I saw this crack. I walked out, and this is what I saw. Any chance this was spontaneous damage? Unfortunately, it looks like a rock strike or something...
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    Heated Steering Wheel Seems to Fade After Several Minutes?

    I’ve never really used a heated steering wheel before on another vehicle. It’s really started to grow on me with the Mach-E, it’s actually pretty nice. I’ve had one concern though that I’m wondering if other people have experienced. The heated steering wheel starts off strong, but seems to get...
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    Exactly How Cold Does It Need to Be to Make Plugging In Worthwhile

    Exactly how cold does it need to be to make plugging in worthwhile, where the Mach-E draws on energy from the grid to protect the battery? In my part of Los Angeles, the coldest it ever gets is the high 30s on a few nights per year. Last night was just such a night so I decided to charge my...
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    Mach-E vs Tesla Model X - Charging Experience on the Orange County Coast

    So I spent this past weekend on the Orange County coast in Southern California on a short family vacation. I have a Mach-E and my sister has a Model X. Both of our vehicles came along for the trip. I wasn’t thinking of comparing charging for these two vehicles, but we ended up having different...
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    Failure of Back-Up Start Code Screen to Appear

    Has anyone else experienced a failure of their back-up start code? Not the Mach-E saying incorrect code, but the Mach-E not bringing up the screen to input the back-up start code? This has happened to me three times now, all in the last ten or so days. It used to never be an issue on the rare...
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    Ideal Outside Temperature to Start Charging

    Is there an ideal temperature to plug in the Mach-E and start charging in terms of battery health/longevity? Can't really find good information outside extreme conditions on either the cold or hot side. I suppose it depends on how fast someone is charging at because the higher the charge rate...
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    Mach-E Window Washer Fluid

    Does anyone know if Motorcraft window washer fluid is the same window washer fluid the Mach-E is filled with before sale? If so, looks like the only way to get Motorcraft window washer fluid is through a dealership? It’s a minor thing, but I really like the way that the Mach-E’s window washer...
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    Bloomberg: Cars Are About to Get a Lot More Expensive

    Saw the below Bloomberg Opinion piece the other day arguing that new car prices are about to rise significantly. Like most people know, cars often rise slightly in price between model years even without much change for the vehicle, I wonder if there will be a more significant increase for 2022...
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    Using an Air Blower on a Dry Mach-E to Remove Dust

    I park my Mach- E outdoors and have noticed that the glass roof is a big time dust and pollen magnet, especially now during the springtime. I’d like to clean this off without washing the car and was thinking of using an air blower designed for drying to just blow it off. Thing is, my Mach- E...
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    Gasoline Shortage Summer 2021

    Looks like there may be a gasoline shortage this summer according to Car & Driver and CNN. Apparently not enough truck drivers certified to haul gas. I’m sure there won’t be a shortage in the sense of gas stations running out of gas. Probably just higher prices until the limited supply meets...
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    Ford Ecostar EV vs Mustang Mach-E

    Came across a fascinating old article on the Car & Driver website today about the 1994 Ford Ecostar EV. Had no idea this vehicle existed. Article: Tested: 1994 Ford Ecostar Cargo Van Makes a Case for EVs. 100+ miles of range on a 332-volt sodium-sulfur battery. Constant internal battery...
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    ‘Accidental Unplug’ Message - Am I Doing Something Wrong When Finished with a Charge?

    When I unplug my L1 Ford Mobile Charger (i.e. charging from a 120v outlet at home), I keep getting an Accidental Unplug message in the FordPass app. I don’t have a charging schedule set, I just unplug it when I reach a charge I am comfortable with. Am I supposed to press that button in the...
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    Will the 12V Battery Charge While the High-Voltage Battery is Charging?

    Does anyone know if the 12v battery is capable of being charged while the vehicle is plugged in and the main battery is charging? I know plugging in can charge the 12v, but can this happen while the high-voltage battery itself is charging, or does it somehow switch between them once the HVB is...
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    Impressions on my Premium SR AWD Mach-E (w/ some comparison to my Mustang GT Coupe)

    I got my Mach-E Wednesday night and wanted to share my impressions on this very special car. I originally made a reservation the morning after the reveal in November 2019. I was extremely excited but wanted to sleep on it before putting down a deposit. I was not otherwise in the market for a...
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    FSA Field Service Action No. 21B02 (Recall?) -- "Software Calibration Update"

    For those who have taken delivery of their Mach-Es, has anyone received a Field Service Action No. 21B02? This popped up today in my Ford Pass App under the Recall tab. The FSA title is "Software Calibration Update", I am not seeing any other information. It's asking me to make a dealer service...
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    Battery State of Charge When Mach-E Leaves the Factory

    Anyone know what state of charge Mach-Es are leaving the factory in Mexico with? I asked my dealer not to charge my Mach E to 100% if possible before I take delivery. He said they leave the plant in Mexico with the battery charged up to 100%. This doesn't sound correct to me, but anyone know...
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    Cost of Charger Installation by Electrician

    I got a quote from an electrician about the work that needs to be done to get my charger installed (once I figure out which one I am getting!). I don’t know much about electrical work and am wondering if people could comment on whether the price sounds reasonable. The electrician said I have a...
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    Restricting a Charge from the Mach-E Itself vs from an EVSE Home Charger

    I'm trying to finalize my choice of an EVSE for home charging of my soon to be arriving Mach E. If I'm understanding charging correctly, the Mach E itself can restrict its level of charge from the FordPass app separate and apart from any restriction you can put in place from your EVSE, for...
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    All 50,000 2021 Mustang Mach-Es Now Sold Out?

    I was just now reading a NY Times story posted a few days ago entitled Tesla Might Finally Have Some Competition. From Ford. Apologies if this was already posted somewhere, I didn’t see it. Anyway, near the end of the article, they quote Robert Iorio, chief engineer for the Mach E: “We wanted...
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    Mach-E at the Car Wash - Best Practices

    When I get my Mach-E, I want to make sure I keep the paint looking as good as it can for as long as possible. I hope to keep my MME for a very long time, a decade if I can. I’ve seen mentioned on this forum a few times about people doing things they shouldn’t when it comes to washing their cars...
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