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2022 Ford Super Duty Deletes The Underhood Service Light

As Ford Authority reported back in March, the 2022 Ford Super Duty will feature a few updates including new interior and exterior color options, upgraded tech features, and the addition of some new and revised appearance packages. However, it’s also losing one feature present in the 2021 Ford Super Duty – the underhood service light – which illuminates the engine bay when the hood is raised – Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with Ford’s product plans. This omission appears to apply to all trim levels and models.

Though the 2022 Ford Super Duty will be losing its underhood service light, it will gain quite a few other features. As Ford Authority exclusively reported earlier this week, that includes standard four-wheel-drive for both King Ranch and Platinum-trimmed trucks, which currently come standard with two-wheel-drive.

The 2022 Super Duty will also receive a new 12-inch infotainment screen similar to the one in the 2021 Ford F-150. The new screen is standard equipment on Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims and features Ford’s SYNC 4 software with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, along with SYNC AppLink apps. 2022 Super Duty XL trim models come equipped with a 4.2-inch screen, while XLT trims come with a standard 8-inch touchscreen.

For 2022, the Super Duty gains one new exterior color, Atlas Blue, and three new interior color schemes – Baja for Lariat-trimmed trucks, and Navy Pier and Light Slate for Limited trims. The Black Appearance Package is now available on XLT models and includes 20-inch Ebony Black-painted premium wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers, grille bars, six-inch Ebony Black running boards, and front and rear black Blue Ovals.

A new Lariat Sport Appearance Package is also available for 2022 models that includes a body-color grille, bumpers, and exterior mirrors, as well as a chrome exhaust tip and black platform running boards.

As Ford Authority exclusively reported earlier this month, 2022 Ford Super Duty production is scheduled to begin at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant on July 9th, 2021, and at the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant on July 22th, 2021. However, it is worth noting that the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage may very well change those plans.

We’ll have more on the 2022 Super Duty soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord Super Duty news, and ongoing 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. Ryan

    I was really happy when I got my 2020 that it had that light, a nice old-school touch that I didn’t really expect to be there

  2. John

    I bought a new 2017 F150 Lariat. First Ford I ever owned and first vehicle I owned without a light under the hood. Puddle lights and all and no under hood light? Why is Ford doing this. Under hood light should come standard.

  3. Ken

    Why doesn’t Ford come out and say why they stopped with their light?

  4. ,Don and Sharon Hoffman

    Really? So, my $ 100,000 truck wont have a under hood light? Not impressed.

    1. Patrick Ford

      People allow themselves to get wrapped around the axle over the silliest things. Go to Harbor Freight and get a magnetic LED light for $5.00. It would be a far better light and useful light, you could keep it in your glovebox or console. Anybody spending $100K on a truck shouldn’t worry about such mundane things.

  5. Bill H

    Just like when Ford deleted the light in the glovebox in the late 90’s, it saved them millions of dollars and because of the chip shortage, all manufacturers are looking for ways to save money. Need a light under the hood?…use the flashlight on your phone.

  6. Big Papa

    No need for an engine bay light on a truck with a motor that never has issues.

  7. Gino

    I think the under hood light is not needed. All my trucks I keep a tool bag under the back seat and they always have a flashlight. That under hood light does not light up much and the only thing you may need to do under the hood is jumping a car, so for me it is not a big deal.

  8. Mike says..

    Ford bean counters strike again… and not in a good way! IF the bean counters had it their way, your new F150 would be sold as the best and most de-contented truck model ….. crank windows, vinyl seats, no arm rests, no right side door mirror, black or white only, bias ply summer only tires, am radio, no a/c, no power steering, vinyl floor, fixed position steering wheel, keyed ignition, no heater unless you are a Canuck, painted dash and door trim, no headliner, no manual hood pulls, no instrumentation other than a speedo, non adjustable fixed position seating….. all for only a modest year over year price increase due to Covid. Less is more maybe/not? Nickel and diming the customer is what allowed so much successful competition into the market… at FORDs expense. If you are not leading, you will be following (or left behind)

  9. Ford owner for 23 years

    I just can’t get over the dumb decisions the auto makers make. Really ? How much do they save? Yeah a person can add one but if I am paying 70-80 grand for a truck I shouldn’t have to go through the trouble. Come on Ford, have some common sense and leave the light under the hood.

  10. E

    Hmm, not a problem lol when I trade my 2020 in It will be sans light lol..A simple fix for my 2022 !

  11. Garner

    No light under the hood! Holy smoke, how can I possibly drive home safely when my headlights go out? In my past vehicles I simply raised the hood all the way, stuck my head out the window and raced home from the bar. Not so sure about buying a new Ford truck now.

  12. Blather

    Just adding more things you don’t need and taking the ones away that will make owning a truck more miserable. But I guess that’s progress.

  13. Terry

    Shouldn’t need a light under the hood unless you plan on working on it in the Dark.
    Need to look at the bigger picture 😅

  14. Darryl Vaughan Vaughan's Custom Cabinets and Homes

    If you pop the hood on the new super duty pull the dip stick out check oil and trany fluid fill washer fluid shut hood unless you lift the cab.I’m not sure I can get my hand to much of anything else but that’s fine if it’s like my other one with 370000 miles

  15. Connie DeWind

    Can you get the new for 2022 silver interior on a 2022 f250 Platinum?
    Just order one last week and would like to switch from black to this before it’s built. Thanks

  16. Rich

    Did they ever figure out the death wobble issue or near death wobble problem?Don’t go over a uneven bridge surface lol


    Ordered the $84k vehicle this week. Very disappointed it costs too much for Ford to include a $30 lamp or hood struts on many vehicles. Would have gladly paid extra, but will just carry my service lamp or mod the vehicle anyway as usual

  18. Rich

    I’m still wondering if they ever figured out the issue with front end. The death wobble.

  19. Ken Marshall

    Is the money they are saving by deleting this service light worth the head ache it is causing consumers.
    I’ve tried the build it feature and get irritated every time, I want to add something but in order to do it I must delete something else I want that has nothing at all to do do with each other. Ford ex’s make it extremely difficult to get what we want.


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