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2021 Ford F-150 Pickups Parked Near Kansas City Assembly Plant Awaiting Quality Reviews

Earlier this month, we reported that there were thousands of 2021 Ford F-150 pickups sitting at the Detroit Metro Airport awaiting final quality checks before they’re shipped to dealerships. Those trucks are early production models that were built while prototypes were being driven as test models. Now, the Detroit Free Press has learned that there are even more 2021 Ford F-150 pickups parked in lots around the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant and surrounding area as well.

Ford F-150 Production

“As part of our commitment to delivering high-quality vehicles, we are conducting final quality inspections on trucks built before dealer shipments started last month to ensure they meet the quality expectations of our customers,” Kelli Felker, Ford global manufacturing and labor communications manager, told the Detroit Free Press.

“The vehicles at the location you referenced are among those early builds. The number of vehicles at those locations continues to dwindle as we perform the quality inspections and ship them to dealers,” Felker added. Meanwhile, Ford F-150 pickups produced in the last several weeks have been shipped straight to dealerships.

According to DFP, these trucks are awaiting software checks and seatbelt installations before they can be shipped to dealerships. In addition to storing these pickups at the Detroit Metro Airport, the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant, and the Kansas City Assembly Plant, Ford has also parked several vehicles at the nearby Worlds of Fun amusement park in Claycomo, Missouri.

Ford began producing 2021 F-150s while prototypes were still being tested to help meet record demand for the new pickup. However, the automaker also wanted to ensure that the 14th gen pickups launch went off without a hitch, and avoid what happened with the introduction of the 2020 Ford Explorer.

We’ll have much more on the 2021 F-150 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. M S Watchdog

    They got the Virus called FOMOCO NEW VEHICLE LAUNCH! And Vaccine for it!

  2. Harvey smith

    Me and the wife have 3 fords 97 crown victory lx with 16,000 miles on it a 2017 colt explore and a 2014 platinum with 62,000 miles. All three vehicles are in excellent shape; we like all three.

  3. Jim

    Those trucks need repairs because I sent them outside with a bunch of missing parts . Quality checks my foot ! Those trucks are junk !

  4. Johnathan

    Meu sonho! Linda… Demais

  5. Allen Byler

    Ford I would love to know how strong are these new f150. Please reply I want to buy one soon


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