Detaching windshields prompt 2021 Ford Mustang recall

Dearborn, MI – October 24, 2021 – Ford (NYSE:F) has recalled 17,692 Ford Mustang 2021 Mach-E SUVs whose windshields may detach, placing vehicle occupants at risk of accident or injury.

Recall summary

The recalled vehicles’ windshields may not be glued properly in place, violating federal safety standards. Ford did not disclose the cause of the problem in recall documents, but is conducting “on-going evaluations to confirm root cause” for this defect.

The company says they are unaware of any accidents or injuries resulting from these problems.

Warning signs

Ford Mach-E owners may notice the sound of wind whistling through the sides of the front windshield or water leaking around the edges.

Recall risks

Windshields that are not securely glued in place are at risk of cracking or even falling out of their frames. Occupants of the car could be injured by flying glass or other debris and may result in a crash. Additionally, unsecured windshields increase the chance of injury in an accident.

Other Ford recalls

In March, Ford recalled nearly 80,000 F-series trucks in February over loose windshields that were also poorly glued to the car. Unlike this recall, the cause was a known issue with primers and paints. 

Earlier this month, over 13,000 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E were also recalled for the same issue—inadequate urethane bonding—affecting their panoramic glass roof panels.

There is potentially some overlap between the two recalls as the total number of 2021 Mach Es sold in the U.S. as of the end of September was plus the stock at the dealerships or in transit was around 23,855. However, the sum of two recalls is around 31,326 meaning that over 7,000 cars are likely subject to both recalls.


Dealers will remove and reinstall the windshield for free, using proper gluing procedures to ensure the windshield is secure. Owners should receive a notification letter with further instructions between October 27 and November 3.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Over 17,000 Mustangs are included in this Ford recall. To do a Ford recall check use’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Rebecca RandDetaching windshields prompt 2021 Ford Mustang recall

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