The sixth-generation Ford Bronco has faced a number of supply constraints since its launch, which inevitably forced FoMoCo to push a number of unscheduled orders from the 2021 to 2022 model year. Now, that same phenomenon is plaguing 2022 Ford Maverick production shortly after The Blue Oval stopped taking orders for its new compact pickup. This issue has grown so big, in fact, that sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that some 2022 Ford Maverick orders may get pushed back to the 2023 model year.
Currently, Ford is prioritizing the oldest retail 2022 Maverick orders first, but numerous supply-constrained features have also prompted it to ask dealers to reach out to order holders and discuss the possibility of changing their builds to circumvent these shortages. Customers that opt to stick with supply constrained features will face the potential that their order could be pushed back to the 2023 model year while removing them from an order will likely speed up production on customer orders.
Those features currently include the XLT Luxury Package, Lariat Luxury Package, Co-Pilot360 Package (optional on all trims), the spray-in bedliner (optional on all trims and included in Lariat Luxury Package), Cargo Management System (optional on all trims and included in XLT and Lariat Luxury Packages), bed extender (optional on all trims), bed tray (optional on XL, XLT, and Lariat), and hard trifold tonneau cover (optional on XL, XLT, and Lariat).
The 2022 Ford Maverick – which has racked up numerous awards over the past several months – remains an ultra-hot commodity, as dealer inventory is turning in just four days. Meanwhile, order books for the 2023 model year are scheduled to open this August, as Ford Authority recently reported.