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Fifteen Thousand 2017 Ford F-150 Pickups Being Held For Retrofits


For those 2017 Ford F-150 buyers who opted for the new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and 10-speed automatic transmission, and who are left waiting to take delivery of their new trucks, we now know why those pickups haven’t arrived yet.

According to a Ford Field Operations statement procured by The Fast Lane Truck, more than 15k examples of the 2017 Ford F-150 with 3.5L EcoBoost are being held up at the factory for retrofits. This number includes some number of F-150 Raptor models.

The statement says:

17MY Raptor and F-150 with 3.5L EcoBoost Engine/10R Transmission received OKTB [or “OK To Buy”] at Dearborn and Kansas City Assembly Plants. Please note that there are a number of retrofits that need to be completed post OKTB, so it will take some time to draw down the inventory (15,000+ units). The plants will be doing everything they can to prioritize retail orders and draw down the inventory by the end of the year.

Reportedly, some 3.5L EcoBoost Ford F-150 units have now started shipping, but many customers still have a wait ahead of them. Of course, such delays are nothing new for Ford; many US customers were dismayed to learn that their 2016 Focus RSes would not be built prior to the 16MY cut-off, and would instead roll over into the next model year. Additionally, as TFL Truck notes, the 2017 Ford Super Duty was delayed due to an unspecified “parts issue.”


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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  1. Curt Dowling

    Is there any word on what is wrong that requires retrofitting?


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