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 Experiences 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 subject.
Ford has not disclosed what the potential battery subject is on the time of publishing.
Found throughout Ford’s pre-delivery high quality inspections, the difficulty might have an effect on vans in manufacturing and people on their strategy 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 will be delivered to clients as scheduled.
Bergg mentioned the engineering crew is at present establishing the foundation reason behind the potential subject, and a timeline hasn’t been given as to when the stop-build and in-transit stop-ship orders can be reversed.
“It relies on how lengthy it is going to take to conduct the foundation trigger evaluation,” Bergg mentioned.
The Ford F-150 Lightning was named Inexperienced Automobile Experiences 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 giant value hikes because it went on sale slightly below a 12 months in the past. The present base value of $57,869 is almost 40% increased 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 reasonably priced. A part of that announcement included the transition to LFP batteries for some future F-150 Lightning fashions.