Skip to comments.Ford Pulls Plug on Pete Buttigieg’s $44K Electric SUV (Made in Mexico)
Posted on 06/15/2022 10:59:54 PM PDT by American Number 181269513
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg might have to start biking to work again like a total nerd. That's because the Mexican-made electric SUV he purchased last year for his security detail is being recalled due to a safety defect that "could result in a loss of power [while driving], which could cause a crash," according to Consumer Reports.
Ford announced Tuesday that it was instructing car dealers to stop selling the Mustang Mach-E in response to the safety concern affecting nearly 49,000 of the 100,000 vehicles manufactured at the automaker's Cuautitlan plant in Mexico between 2020 and 2022. The company decided to make the cars in Mexico because it was a lot cheaper than hiring American workers to do it in this country.
The development could undermine Buttigieg's controversial suggestion that hardworking Americans should stop complaining about record gas prices and buy expensive electric cars so that they'll "never have to worry about gas prices again." The Mach-E has a starting price of $43,895, although most new models for sale in the Washington, D.C., area are listed in the $60,000 to $80,000 price range.
Buttigieg, 40, is the former mayor of South Bend, the fourth-largest city in Indiana. He has high, high hopes for his political future. While his presidential campaign in 2020 didn't pan out so well, he did develop a niche fanbase of wealthy white liberals in "boat shoe" strongholds such as Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. His failure to win a statistically significant percentage of black voters in the Democratic primary has not stopped some party officials from floating his name as a potential nominee to replace President Joe Biden on the ticket in 2024.
The Department of Transportation did not return a request for comment about whether Buttigieg's security detail's Mach-E was affected by the recall.
American jobs -> North American jobs
The USA is run by RINOs and ‘rats.
This guy is a total dip wad. No self awareness.
Well by God I hope these little Marxist idiots are happy now.
Ford may pull the plug..but his husband at home will push it back in.
Yeah, well he sure looks stupid enough to by a Ford.
Buy not by...
Stupid voice dictation.
It looks an awful lot like a broken image link.
I know they wanted a cute headline, but a recall is not the same as “pulling the plug” which would be understood as dropping production.
They had no business bastardizing the Mustang name, but sales for that type of vehicle have been solid.
It’s not broken now.
“As in the Days of Lot’
Matt. 24. Luke 17.
Better check the price of feed grain these days!
“could result in a loss of power [while driving], which could cause a crash,” according to Consumer Reports.
Jerks. Why’d they tell him?
Still broken here.
I’m still amazed Sleepy Joe picked the guy who was roundly criticized by his constituents as the mayor so bad at infrastructure who could never even get the pot-holes fixed in S Bend. He picked him as the transportation secretary for the entire country…smh.
Yeah that wasn’t based on political gain with the woke voter at all.
Nowhere on this earth does any Deep State hire the front office appearance types for brains.
He should ask Tesla how to fix that.
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