One of of the biggest issues is expectations. Before the MME was out in the wild, Ford kept hyping quality. They were bashing the competition and stating how MME would not suffer any of these issues. Biggest egg on face was this article about they won't have any roof issues, then months later...
Ford is not a software company. We knew this going into the MME, but Ford IS a legacy automaker with 100 years of experience building cars. That is why Ford quality is high on the car, just not the software. Ford is going to use Google software going forward and ditch the current software...
Ford needs to stop talking about how great their quality is, and actually have some quality. That is crazy amount of issues. I have an early Volt also it is great.
This Ford article bragging is laughable now.
Wonder if switching away from the MME will be front page news like it was when the situation was reversed.
In the early days of this forum, it was all about Tesla had great power train, batteries, and tech, but Ford would have great build quality, like panel gaps and roofs that don't come off (oh wait 😉). An overwhelming majority on here were way happier to have great Ford build quality than refined...
The fact still remains, how can Ford consider the problem part "within spec". Shouldn't a badly designed part be replaced and not considered it "within spec"? I get it might cost them to replace bad parts, but why gamble with people's safety?
More specifically how terrible the Bolt's "software" fix was that did not really fix anything. Jury is still out if Ford's "sofware" fix will be better or worse than the GM "software" fix. If the Ford fix reduces performance more than the already limiting 5 second issue....we are doomed.
Thanks for sharing and looks good.
One thing I was confused on, do Ford trucks have gaps and paint issues where the other vehicles in their line up don't? I was under the impression all of Fords vehicles (especially the top seller F150) would not have build quality issues.