Manufacturing and shipments of the Ford F-150 Lightning have been stopped, although gross sales proceed.
On Tuesday, Ford spokesperson Emma Bergg confirmed to Inexperienced Automobile Studies a stop-build and in-transit stop-ship order has been given for the F-150 Lightning pickup truck as a result of a possible battery situation.
Ford has not disclosed what the potential battery situation is on the time of publishing.
Found throughout Ford’s pre-delivery high quality inspections, the problem could have an effect on vans in manufacturing and people on their method to sellers. The automaker is unaware of any incidents or points affiliate with customer-owned vans right now.
Ford has not issued a stop-sale and Bergg confirmed Lightnings already sitting at sellers awaiting supply might be delivered to clients as scheduled.
Bergg stated the engineering workforce is presently establishing the basis explanation for the potential situation, and a timeline hasn’t been given as to when the stop-build and in-transit stop-ship orders might be reversed.
“It is dependent upon how lengthy it is going to take to conduct the basis trigger evaluation,” Bergg stated.
The Ford F-150 Lightning was named Inexperienced Automobile Studies Greatest Automobile To Purchase 2023 for its transformative impact on the pickup-truck and electric-car market.
Ford’s electrical pickup truck has obtained three massive worth hikes because it went on sale slightly below a yr in the past. The present base worth of $57,869 is sort of 40% larger than the unique pricing.
On Monday Ford introduced a brand new battery plant, which is ready to play a key function in making the automaker’s EVs inexpensive. A part of that announcement included the transition to LFP batteries for some future F-150 Lightning fashions.