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Ford Production Greatly Impacted By Winter Weather

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Over the last several days, severe winter weather has impacted a large portion of the United States. Along with difficult travel conditions and widespread power outages, it also appears that North American Ford production has suffered as a result of this inclement weather as well, the automaker has now confirmed to the Detroit Free Press.

So far, Ford has completely shut down four of its plants – the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, Ford Ohio Assembly Plant, and Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant – as a result of weather-related concerns. In addition, Ford has cut shifts at the following plants – the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant, Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, and Ford Oakville Assembly Plant.

This leaves only a few North American plants running without disruption – the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant, Ford Michigan Assembly Plant, Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant, and Ford Kentucky Truck Plant.

These Ford production disruptions affect a number of models, including the Ford Mustang, Ford F-150, Ford Transit, Ford Super Duty F-650, F-750, and F-350/450/550 Chassis Cab, Ford E-Series Cutaway and Stripped Chassis, Ford Bronco Sport, Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility, Lincoln Aviator, Ford Edge, and Lincoln Nautilus.

This is a particularly bad time for a Ford production disruption, as the automaker is already dealing with issues stemming from a global chip shortage, as well as the lasting effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Couple that with strong demand for the 2021 Ford F-150 and Bronco Sport, and the last several weeks have represented a major headache for the automaker as it attempts to right the proverbial ship.

Ford dealers have already had a hard time keeping 2021 F-150 and Bronco Sport models on lots as customers have shown tremendous enthusiasm toward them, and this news doesn’t figure to help in that regard.

We’ll have more on Ford’s production woes soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

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. Could anyone see a Henry Ford II, a Ferdinand Piech or other automotive industry giant, allow a little inclement weather from halting their assembly lines? I don’t.

  2. I’m waiting for the new Maverick truck. Our 2005 Explorer Sport Track finally gave up. I knew Ford was going to come out with something as great as that little truck. Can’t wait to get that new truck.

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