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The 2017 Ford Super Duty Was Delayed Due To A Parts Issue

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The all-new, 2017 Ford Super Duty was supposed to begin shipment earlier than its eventual launch, but was apparently held up by an unspecified “parts issue.”

As Autoblog reports, the issue was explained to the hourly workers at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant in a newsletter from UAW-Ford KTP Building Chair Rodney Janes. Mr. Janes reportedly wrote that it would be “impossible to build all of the lost units in the third-quarter” before it’s through, and the delay is expected to impact Ford’s Q3 earnings negatively.

That said, production of the new Ford Super Duty is picking up. “We continue ramping up production on the all-new Super Duty,” said Ford Spokesperson Kelli Felker in an email to Autoblog. “As with all vehicle launches, we are working closely with our suppliers to meet customer demand for the truck, which has been outstanding in its early weeks.”

Mr. Janes noted in his letter to KTP workers that the facility might be working overtime for up to a year in order to make up for the stifled Ford Super Duty production.

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Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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