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2022 Ford Super Duty Lineup Adds Multicontour Seat Delete Option

Over the past several weeks, Ford has removed a variety of non-essential features – including multicontour seats – from a number of models, including the 2022 Ford Expedition and the 2022 Ford Explorer in an effort to speed up deliveries as the semiconductor chip shortage and other supply chain constraints continue to pose problems for automakers. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2022 Ford Super Duty lineup is following suit, but in a slightly different way.

While multicontour seats have been removed from the Explorer altogether and are a late availability option on the Expedition, the 2022 Ford Super Duty has merely added a multicontour seat delete option under order code 91X. That option – which simply removes multicountour seats from the pickup – isn’t required, but is more likely being introduced as a way for customers to forgo the seats in exchange for taking delivery of their trucks sooner. Currently, multicountour seats are optional on King Ranch trimmed pickups as part of the King Ranch Ultimate Package and standard on Platinum and Limited trims.

The 2022 Ford Super Duty has faced a number of production cuts over the past several months as a result of these supply chain woes as well. Back in early February, the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant operated on reduced shifts while the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant was idled for one week. Later that month, the Kentucky Truck Plant was cut down to one shift for a week, and last month, Super Duty production at the Kentucky and Ohio Assembly Plants was down for yet another week.

In addition to these production cuts, the 2022 Super Duty also added a spray-in bedliner removal option for Lariat trims just a couple of weeks ago, a move that was also likely made in response to supply chain constraints.

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

  1. Schen

    Needing a dedicated chip for such a minor feature really shows how archaic automotive computers still are.
    The chip shortage is a blessing in disguise here. Maybe manufacturers will finally decide to modernize their silicon and be more efficient.

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  2. Daniel

    Screw Ford. They’re producing lesser equipped vehicles but charging top dollar. I was in the market for a new F450 but I refuse to pay $130,000 for a King Ranch model. I’ll buy a Ram 3500 at nearly half that cost. Ford will go under if they keep overcharging for their vehicles.

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  3. Douglas Bradfield

    I ordered a F350 over 3 months ago and still haven’t received any notice yet from the ford company I don’t know what is going on it is Ridiculou.

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    1. Jack

      Its about a 5 month process! I ordered mine in late June of 21 and got it early Nov of 21! Be patient you will get it! Mine was a F-350 Dually and it was worth the wait!

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    2. Keith

      ordered a king ranch f-350 SRW on December 15 2021. still waiting. its built but ford says 4-6 weeks more for delivery. They were kind enough to delete the multi contour seats and credit me 300 bucks tho…..

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  4. Darrell

    It is clear that Ford has made the decision to screw over all of us who have not bought the F150 Lightening. That truck takes 100’s more chips than an ICE vehicle so Ford had decided to cut premium features from non-electric vehicles to support the Lightening launch. This is not Ford being a ‘victim’ of supply chain issues.

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  5. Vern

    I ordered a F250 Platinum in 11/21 so it’s been 9 months. Still waiting. I won’t go the order route next time.

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