They might be able to catch up some but that's not really how vehicle sales work, new vehicles are most valuable when there aren't many other new vehicles on the lots, lots of people bought other brands because ford's were unavailable, and they are very unlikely to trade in once values start dropping again as new vehicles become more available
Most of the Tesla vehicles I see out in the wild have a lot of obvious fit and finish issues. Its kind of wild to think that if Elon has proven anything he has proven that is easier to build reliable self landing rocket boosters than to consistently and reliably mass manufacture automobiles.I'd guess that has more to do with having only 13 years of experience building automobiles for a niche market than their sales model.
Tesla built their millionth vehicle in 2020.
Ford had already made four million trucks by 1941.
I'm sure there's lot of good talent at Tesla, but they're just kids when it comes to building cars.