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2021 Ford F-150, Ford Edge Production Stymied By Chip Shortage Again


Despite Ford’s best efforts to produce as many 2021 Ford F-150 pickups as possible, the semiconductor chip shortage continues to force the automaker to idle production of its best-selling model. And with the chip shortage looking likely to persist into next summer, we haven’t seen the of these last temporary plant closures, either. The latest will once again affect the Ford F-150, as well as Lincoln Nautilus and Ford Edge production, according to a new report from Automotive News.

Lincoln Nautilus and Ford Edge production at the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant in Canada, as well as Ford F-150 production at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, will pause the week of August 30th. In addition to these closures, F-150 production at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant will be limited to just one shift that same week.

“Our teams continue making the most of our available semiconductor allocation, finding unique solutions to provide as many high-quality vehicles as possible to our dealers and customers,” a Ford spokesperson said in a statement.

Just last week, Ford announced that F-150 production at the Kansas City Assembly Plant would be down the week of August 23rd, so this latest closure will make it two straight weeks the plant is idle. F-150 production has been impacted multiple times over the last few months, along with virtually every other model in The Blue Oval’s lineup.

While some automakers continue to remove multiple features from vehicles as a way to circumvent parts shortages, thus far, Ford has only given 2021 F-150 customers the option to order trucks without automatic start/stop. As far as how long the chip shortage might persist, Ford executives recently stated that they believe it will last until at least next June, while others believe it will continue for years to come.

We’ll have more on the chip shortage’s impact on Ford production soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 news, Ford Edge news, Lincoln Nautilus news, and 24/7 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. crabbymilton

    The F150 is crap in terms of quality anyway and the other products are close to that so perhaps it’s a good thing that they can’t build them.

    1. Bbob

      You are so uninformed it’s funny. Crabby is an understatement. You just can’t afford a F150.

      1. Crabbymilton

        I could afford the standard version but that’s not the point. They keep building crappy quality then they wonder why people look elsewhere. Come on now, don’t feel so obligated to buy based on a builders logo.

        1. Stalkbroker94

          So you can’t ACTUALLY afford an F-150…

  2. crabbymilton

    Did you read what I wrote? There are several different sub models of that thing. The standard XL is what I would get. Certainly not the noisy hot rod versions. What’s it to you anyway? I can’t afford a MERCEDES BENZ S CLASS sedan but I guess that means that I can’t ever talk about it huh? So you must be ok with the fact that they are now lemons since you didn’t address that.

  3. crabbymilton

    Leave it to you when unable to address the issue of the F150 problems and make childish unfounded personal attacks. Fact is you know nothing about me. I’m no GEN Z but actually in my mid to late 50’s. My mom has never owned a PRIUS and I actually have been the proud owner for the last 17+ years of a ’04 GRAND MARQUIS. Have never worked for any fast food establishment and am in fact a delivery driver for 36 years now. I’ve driven several different full and mini cargo vans and a few FORD SUPER DUTY pickups short term. So I really don’t know what your problem is.

  4. Jamo

    Crabby I think the main problem is you are making blanket statements about YOUR perceived idea of what quality is and attacking a brand that has loyalty to it. Are there some F150’s that are DOA…. Yes of course, but you can say that about almost any other manufacturer out there. My Brother In Law is a die hard Chevy Silverado guy.. But his last truck had terrible paint issues along with transmission. But would he say Chevy is trash, probably not. So to act surprised when you trash a brand and a model that has a very loyal following openly on the internet and be shocked when people trash you shows your age more than your first comment.

  5. crabbymilton

    Jamo you have some great points. However, I wasn’t getting personal. I don’t deny that the F150 is a nice truck and it certainly is given a broad range of sub models with several engine choices. But all of that is academic when there are so many problems with it that there is really no excuse for. I just say that one should not get too hung up on one builder because of such things. Human nature at least for me would be that if you get burned too many times, you tend to look elsewhere. I have made full disclosure that my next car won’t be a FORD product. My GRAND MARQUIS has been great to me since new in ’04 but it’s time to replace it since it’s rusted badly with 200K + and it’s less and less practical to keep putting money into it at this point. FORD no longer builds it or any comparable sedan so it’s new CAMRY for me later this year. I hope FORD will get over this since they are rich with history and heritage. But they are turning people off with things especially quality problems.

  6. allan lockhart

    Are they shipping Lincoln Nautilus from the Oakville plant at this time? I have had one on order for three months and promised by mid Sept. ??


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