Ford is holding thousands of new 2021 F-150 trucks in parking lots around the Detroit Metro Airport according to a report by the Detroit Free Press. Ford is having a tough time satisfying the huge demand for the new F-150 truck. It is the company’s best-selling and most important vehicle. Why are they holding this many trucks before sending them out to dealerships and customers?
Here is the latest information based on the report. Sources told Detroit Free Press that Ford is performing final quality checks on these “early production” trucks. This may include software upgrades and part adjustments. No further details have been provided.
Ford says that the trucks that are coming out of the factory now are not delayed in any way. These are being shipped out. Ford is known to be able to produce one new F-150 truck every 53 seconds.
The thousands of trucks that are being held back are mainly the ones that have been produced since the end of September. Some unofficial estimates suggest that there are between 6,000 – 7,000 of these F-150s that are waiting for final quality check approval in Michigan.
Ford is under pressure to deliver the vehicles and boost sales. The decision to hold these trucks back for more quality checks shows that the company is determined to raise quality, improve customer satisfaction, and lower warranty costs. However, if you are waiting for a new 2021 F-150 order for your business or personal need before the end of the year, this news does not increase satisfaction.
Hopefully, all people who need to get their new trucks for business/tax purposes will be able to receive the vehicles in time.
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