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Ford Receives New Batch Of Chips, Prepares To Ship Thousands Of F-Series Pickups

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It’s no secret that Ford has been reeling from the semiconductor chip shortage in recent months, losing hundreds of thousands of units of production in the process. Despite its best efforts to disrupt the production of key models as little as possible, even the automaker’s cash cow offerings – the Ford F-150 and Ford Super Duty – have faced numerous production issues, with unfinished models being stored around Detroit and Kentucky awaiting chips. Now, however, the Detroit Free Press is reporting that Ford has received a new batch of chips that will allow it to ship thousands of Ford F-Series pickups to eager customers.

“We’re working to get chips into F-Series pickups and get them out to dealers,” Erich Merkle, U.S. sales analyst at Ford, told the Free Press. “That’s our first priority. We’ll see our inventories improve. It’ll take time but stock will gradually start to improve the second half of the year. Merkle added that the automaker’s inventory is at “record lows,” which “is having a near-term impact on our sales.”

As Ford Authority reported recently, Ford doesn’t expect dealers to receive “meaningful” amounts of inventory until August, though Merkle noted that inventory levels may not return to normal until 2022. These shortages have had a major impact on the automaker’s sales, which decreased 27 percent in June, as Ford Authority reported earlier today.

F-Series sales dipped nearly 30 percent in June, however, the automaker still managed to sell 362,032 pickups on record turn rates in the first half of the year, which is 48,964 more than its second-place competitor. That total also represents a 1.5 percent decrease over F-Series sales in the first half of 2020.

Regardless, many in the industry, including Ford CEO Jim Farley, expect the semiconductor chip shortage to begin to ease up this month and recover fully by the end of 2021, which is good news for both automakers and car shoppers alike.

We’ll have more on the state of Ford production soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford Super Duty news, Ford F-150 news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Matt

    Hopefully this is true! Ordered a 250 on February 20th, still waiting!

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    1. George Colbow

      Hopefully I will get my 2022 F250 I ordered back in March of 21. I sould be one of the first driving a 2022 f series truck.

      Reply
  2. Steve

    Great, now I get a truck that’s been sitting in a parking lot for 4 months. At least they’re making them.

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    1. Eddie

      Steve, just make sure you check all the wires and make sure no rodents have chewed on them.

      Reply
  3. tony gulla

    i ored my f150 king ranch in feb 6 when should i expect ford to build this truck

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    1. John Van

      I ordered mine on the 3rd and I just checked the VIN number yesterday and it said it is built..

      Reply
  4. Charlie Goerlach

    What about my new Escape PHEV , been on order for 10 months. My wife produced babies
    in less time than that!! Charlie G.

    Reply
  5. Mick ( Dundee ) Hartgrove

    My dealer called last week and said my truck was being loaded on a rail car in Chicago and would be delivered by July 21st- 27 th . It’s a 2021 F-150 King Ranch Antimatter blue loaded. I have a duel exhaust system for it , fender flares , bug shield , vent shades ,and bed mat. The new Powerboost engine , and 7.4 me generator. It will be an awesome truck , can hardly wait , ordered it in January .

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    1. Thomas M. Edmonds

      Should have waited for the Lightning! It will be awesome.

      Reply
  6. Sprague Mullikin

    My 2009 Ford F-150 Platinum with 200,000 + miles is immaculate condition and it runs like a top.

    Reply
  7. John Van

    Well I ordered my King ranch February 3rd. I was told it was going to be built July 1st. I have a VIN number and when I enter it it’s not in production. All I hear about is the lightning the Bronco. Lol. My daughter has been told her hardtop for her bronco won’t be available till 2023 imagine that.

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    1. Eddie

      you might want to look at 4WP for that hardtop. there are tons of Bronco parts there.

      Reply
  8. William Halbritter

    Are any of you thinking about the fact that the vehicle is going to be a year old? The new 2021’s are coming out now. Are your dealers giving you any additional incentives? I ordered mine in March.

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  9. Marco

    Soyez patient j`ai commander mon f250 08 décembre 2020
    TOUJOURS PAS DE NOUVELLE

    Reply
  10. Marcus

    I ordered my f150 in November 2020 and still haven’t gotten it yet.

    Reply
  11. Rich Wilkie

    Hi
    What is happening to the 2021 Ford Mustang GT Is production started again. Put my order in on April and still no car.
    When do you think it will be built

    Reply
  12. Richard Wilkie

    Hi
    What is happening to the 2021 Ford Mustang GT Is production started again. Put my order in on April and still no car.
    When do you think it will be built

    Reply
  13. Zenpin Ball

    We’ve built several thousand F150s the past 3 weeks. They’re everywhere you could imagine and some in places I’d never have imagined. Just need the chips!

    Reply
  14. MARY Lucas Zimmerman

    Thought about looking into a 2021. But now I’ll probably just wait til 2022.
    2021 will be a year old by the time they get here.

    Reply
  15. JIM DALLY

    wHAT about the Expidition?

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  16. Fjord Fjalcon

    Dealers have no incentives to give. How could they? They are trying to stay afloat. Ford issues incentives and that is when they need to move sitting inventory. Right now they don’t need to.
    Don’t expect any manufacturer to be issuing deals.
    You realize that the Dealerships are in a horrible position right?

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  17. Anthony Maggio

    Keeping my fingers crossed, as I ordered my F-150 Platinum January 2021. I hope they are putting the chips in the trucks that have been built and waiting the longest first. I know of people which ordered in November and December still waiting on trucks.

    Reply
  18. John Van

    Ordered mine February 3rd I have a VIN number order is acknowledged anticipated delivery date is August 27th…

    Reply
  19. Tina Morgan

    I ordered a 2021 F250 loaded lariat 2/26/21 still no truck spoke with dealer yesterday truck was at speedway for 5/6 weeks now it’s back at the plant so hopefully it’s getting closer to getting the website to track a special order is NOT accurate at all your dealership can see way more

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    1. Eddie

      Tina, you should never believe a word about what the dealership tells you, they are not your friend, they just want to see how much of your money they can take from you. Be sure to check all the wires underneath if it has been sitting for long, the rodents love to chew wires. And watch the Kevin Hunter videos on you tube, you will learn a lot of tricks they play with you and your money.

      Reply
  20. Tina Morgan

    Thank you for the advice! I actually custom built my truck online then to dealership to order it my build price online is same as dealerships if that makes any sense I also have my own financing so they won’t catch me on any added fees lol I watched Kevin hunter sum I also got 2000$ rebate on F250 and family Ford discount which is amazing and I can’t agree more that the trucks that have been setting for so long could have or had friends in them living (rodents) so will definitely check this truck inside and out like nothing else I’m a severe protectionist so it has to b perfect or it damn sure better b

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  21. DN

    2022 Models should be arriving on dealer lots soon. Might be better of with one of those.

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  22. Tina Morgan

    How can they have 2022 models that’s BS but we who have been waiting forever for our 2021’s makes no damn sense these are special ordered trucks just sounds like BS to me

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    1. Brandon

      I ordered a 2021 super duty in February. 2 weeks ago my dealership let me out of my 2021 order to replace with a 2022 order. I don’t know about the F150, but the super duty production is to start this month. I’m sure you’ll get your 2021 before there are 2022’s on the lot, but not by much.

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  23. Tina Morgan

    That’s what I ordered a 2021 super duty 2/26/2021 built in April was to ship in May been waiting on chips says will ship 10/31/2021 just not sure how a 2022 will be here before any 2021’s whether they were special ordered or not makes no sense to me dealership tracked mine last week said it was at the Kentucky speedway for 5/6 weeks but was back at the plant but have heard nothing else new about it I had thought about ordering a 2022 myself

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  24. John Van

    The thing about changing to a 22 you can bet the price is going to be higher. Secondly my trade in price would definitely change cuz I’ve added about 7,000 mi waiting for the 21.. also locked in at 2.9 financing not sure that they would honor that. And truthfully for me I intend to own this truck for a long time doesn’t matter much if it’s a 21 or 22. This is not a super duty it’s a King ranch not sure what the upgrades are for 22 it will be worth the hit I would take to cancel the 21 and order a 22

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  25. Tina Morgan

    I had a 2019 super duty I was to trade but I sold mine out right to a place in Texas for very good money but it was as a brand new truck still only having 27000 miles on it in excellent/perfect condition I ordered it as well had it2 years 2 months yes the price of a 2022 is sum higher I have thought of getting one just not sure yet they’ll probably not be out til after first of year I suspect unfortunately you probably won’t get the deal you would of gotten on the 2021 but you should or close to it despite it not being Ford’s issue

    Reply
  26. Peter

    Ordered a 2021 F 150 July 2/21. Dealer said it could be built as a 2022 but Ford would honour the 2021 price. Seemed rather late to order a 2021 but we will wait and see.

    Reply

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