The ongoing microchip shortage is a crisis that is slated to continue for at least another six months, although Ford CEO Jim Farley expects it to potentially last through 2023. Regardless, the company recently indicated it will more explicitly reduce the amount of chips required by vehicles, a move that so far has seen the 2022 Ford Explorer temporarily ditch the second row climate control unit. As Ford Authority previously reported, other vehicles are being streamlined to compensate for the lack of microchips, with vehicles like the 2022 Ford Expedition largely eschewing formerly standard tech like auto start/stop so production can remain open. According to sources familiar with Ford’s upcoming production plans, the 2022 Ford F-150 lineup will also incorporate a removal option for a piece of advanced tech that until recently was available throughout the pickup’s model range, although the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is not impacted by the change.
The change will be incorporated into Job 2 of 2022 Ford F-150 production, although The Blue Oval hasn’t yet set a date for that event. When it does happen, Active Park Assist 2.0 will be effectively removed from the lineup, as packages that previously included the tech will be required to bundle the removal option. The tech allows drivers to let the vehicle take over in parallel and perpendicular parking situations and can also be used to pull out of parallel spots. Going forward, the Active Park Assist 2.0 Removal option will be bundled with the Ford Co-Pilot360 Active package, which previously including the tech. That particular package is optional on the Lariat High 502A equipment group and will solely feature Ford BlueCruise going forward. That same package is optional on King Ranch and included with the Platinum High 701A equipment group, in addition to being optional on Tremor.
Similarly, the Limited trim will no longer feature Active Park Assist 2.0 either, as it came standard, and the Tremor will no longer offer it either, as it too can be paired with the Ford Co-Pilot360 Active package. The XL, XLT, and Raptor trims did not offer the tech either as a standalone option or as part of a bundled package.
Like other vehicles in the Ford lineup, the 2022 Ford F-150 has also incorporated an auto start/stop removal option into its model range, and the recent decision to essentially drop Active Park Assist 2.0 will likely be augmented by future production changes as The Blue Oval figures out the best methods for keeping its assembly plants humming along. The current supply chain snafus have prompted customers to order their vehicles instead of picking them out on dealer lots, a trend that now accounts for roughly one third of the automaker’s sales.
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So at this point everyone should just order a stripped down single cab XL with a 3.0L with a 3 on the tree and a bench seat. Now that might be cool….
Glad my truck is built already. Just waiting for delivery in next 2 weeks.
Btw, Yora, if they’re not willing to sell the vehicle for the price at the time you ordered, DON’T BUY IT!!! The dealerships CANNOT afford to keep these ordered vehicles on their lots depreciating by the day!!!
I ordered my truck last September and October they told me they could make a 2021 and that it would have to be a 2022 and here I still sit waiting the tracking methods they guaranteed us we would be able to use are useless and not up-to-date my truck was actually built in January and finished at the end of the month and now it sits waiting for chips so I’m told baking out there in the sun in the acid rain with millions of other Ford F150 pick up trucks while the value of my truck declines as the year goes by my price remains the same this is total bullsh!t
I ordered my vehicle in September they contacted me in November telling me they can’t make a 2021 any longer it would have to be at 2022 I agreed that would be fine but here I sit looking at May in the face of 2022 and still no vehicle tracking method is not current or up-to-date. So my truck sits with millions of others out in the sun and the acid rain waiting for a chip supposedly while the value of my truck depreciates I’m sure the price remains the same. That’s just plain not fair.
Bill. I ordered my platinum 150 April 2021 and it still has not been produced. It was converted to a 2022 order november 2021 with a build of April 2022. I am still waiting. The date keeps getting moved. Sorry to say. Don’t hold your breath for yours.
What is difficult reading through the posts is the change in attitude toward Ford and the whole buying process to the second most expensive thing we buy- our vehicle. Add to that the variation in timeline- some getting the same trim level truck delivered before others who ordered before them, and it really is a bad situation. Then the problem of model year, pricing, etc. the year is half over. Normal model year on F150 starts about end of August. (bought a 2017 Sept 20, 2017 with 2018’s on the lot and in Oct 2012 bought a used model but looked at new 2013’s on the lot.) So, how is pricing or value figured- outgoing model? It might be a plan as some have said, to keep inventory low and reset dealer model and inventory costs down. Either way it seems consumers lose.
And now it is January 2023 and Ford still has not got there act together!
Still crediting a minimal amount on the sticker for options deleted.