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Interesting note about the sequential turn signals. Didn't know they were no longer legal. Always liked them.
 

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Interesting note about the sequential turn signals. Didn't know they were no longer legal. Always liked them.
They are legal. However the initial element of the sequence has to be above a certain size and Ford didn't want to make the signal bars that large.
 

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However the initial element of the sequence has to be above a certain size and Ford didn't want to make the signal bars that large.
Thought I saw them on ICE Mustangs.

"So while the Mustang’s signals get a pass because each segment of that turn signal is larger than 2,200 square millimeters"


The MachE's rear lights looked about the same size.
 

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Can't people still get around this by installing a module or something that creates this sequence?
There are many aftermarkets, but you can get dinged at inspection time, or if a patrol cop is bored.
 

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There are many aftermarkets, but you can get dinged at inspection time, or if a patrol cop is bored.
That's one diligent cop who'd know that the Mach-E lights are not the right size for being sequential. Are the other Mustang's still doing the sequential lights?
 

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That's one diligent cop who'd know that the Mach-E lights are not the right size for being sequential. Are the other Mustang's still doing the sequential lights?
Yes, there's nothing preventing Ford from doing the ICE Mustang's sequence on Mach-E, other than that the ICE Mustang has 2 different taillight assemblies - the all-red sequential for the US and Canada, and a clear lens non-sequential one for the rest of the world.

The issue isn't the size of the light - it's the amber color requirement outside of the US. They could have done an all-red sequential for the US and what we see here for Europe, but they'd have to design and tool two different lights again.
 

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Yes, there's nothing preventing Ford from doing the ICE Mustang's sequence on Mach-E, other than that the ICE Mustang has 2 different taillight assemblies - the all-red sequential for the US and Canada, and a clear lens non-sequential one for the rest of the world.

The issue isn't the size of the light - it's the amber color requirement outside of the US. They could have done an all-red sequential for the US and what we see here for Europe, but they'd have to design and tool two different lights again.
No, there is also a 2,200 mm^2 area requirement. See Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR)
 

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No, there is also a 2,200 mm^2 area requirement. See Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR)
You're ignoring the point... if each bar was one red light, instead of splitting it in two, they could do it - see: the ICE Mustang. The issue is you can't sell red turn signals outside of North America... hence why the ICE Mustang had to engineer and tool two different sets of taillights, wiring, and controls.

They chose to do this for Europe export, because for Europe on Mach-E it's like 50% of the volume rather than 5% on the ICE Mustang. When the ICE Mustang gets refreshed I wouldn't be surprised to see the Mach-E taillights make it over there for cost savings as well.

The simpler answer is always the one. It's cost savings.

And it looks terrible compared to the "correct" sequential like the ICE Mustang has. I would MUCH rather Mach-E have all-red true sequential bars in North America, even if the car cost a bit more to deliver it because they'd have to tool separate lights for Europe.
 
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