Battery problem may cause Ford F-150 Lightning to stop production
Production and delivery of Ford F-150 Lightning was stopped, although sales continued.
On Tuesday, Ford spokeswoman Emma Bergg confirmed to Green Car Reports that a production and transit stop order has been issued for the F-150 Lightning pickup truck due to the issue. about the potential battery.
Ford did not disclose what the potential battery problem was at the time of publication.
Discovered during Ford’s pre-delivery quality checks, this issue can affect trucks in production and those on their way to dealerships. The automaker is not aware of any issues or problems with customer-owned trucks at this time.
Ford has not issued a cease-and-desist order, and Bergg confirmed the Lightnings already in dealerships awaiting delivery can be delivered to customers on schedule.
Bergg said the engineering team is currently identifying the root cause of the potential problem and has not provided a timeline for when orders to stop shipbuilding and stop ships during transit will be reversed.
“That depends on how long it takes to conduct a root cause analysis,” says Bergg.
Ford F-150 Lightning Named Green Car Report Best Car To Buy in 2023 for its transformative impact on the pickup and electric vehicle markets.
Ford’s electric pickup has received three major price hikes since it went on sale less than a year ago. The current base price of $57,869 is almost 40% higher from the original price.
On Monday Ford announced a new battery factory, is set to play a key role in making the automaker’s electric vehicles affordable. Part of that announcement includes the transition to LFP . battery for some future F-150 Lightning models.