February 2, 2023
Electric Ford Mustang dropped from Consumer Reports reliability rating

Electric Ford Mustang dropped from Consumer Reports reliability rating

He became the only electric car to lose the recommendation of experts

The American publication Consumer Reports has published its annual list of the most reliable cars in 2022 in various segments. This time they included 17 models of brands Audi, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia and others. Seven cars that were listed earlier in the rating fell out of it due to customer complaints. One of them was the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the only electric car that Consumer Reports can no longer recommend for purchase.

Consumer Reports experts form a rating based on questionnaires that car owners fill out. They are asked about the problems they have encountered over the past year, and depending on their number and severity, the models are awarded points.

Mustang Mach-E didn’t have enough points this time to make the list. Owners complained about the failures of a number of systems: from the freezing display of the multimedia system to battery failure. Another major problem that caused Ford to stop sales in the summer was overheating of the battery and a sudden loss of power. Last year, it turned out that windshields were not properly fixed on crossovers, and panoramic sunroofs were not airtight.

Ford promises to solve problems with electronics and batteries with a new version of software, which can be updated in Mach-E “over the air”.

17 cars have been recommended by Consumer Reports: Audi Q3, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Escape Hybrid, Genesis G80, Genesis GV70, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid, Kia Seltos, Kia Sorento Hybrid, Kia Soul, Lincoln Corsair, Lincoln Nautilus , Mini Cooper, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Ascent and Volvo S60.