As Ford Authority has reported over the past couple of weeks, a number of Blue Oval models have dropped Ford’s Active Park Assist 2.0 feature amid the chip shortage and other supply constraints as the automaker works to continue to produce and deliver vehicles as quickly as possible. This includes the 2022 Ford F-150 lineup (sans the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning), 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E EV crossover, and the refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition. Now, we can add the 2022 Lincoln Navigator to that list as well, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority.
Starting on April 15th, all 2022 Lincoln Navigator models will be produced without the Active Park Assist 2.0 feature and will instead come equipped with an Active Park Assist 2.0 Prep Kit (option 98H), which includes all of the wiring and sensors necessary to install the feature at a later date, though it does not include the necessary chip module. The option will be listed on the vehicle’s window sticker, and affected customers will be required to sign a form acknowledging that their SUV isn’t equipped with functional Active Park Assist 2.0.
Once the necessary chip module is available, affected 2022 Lincoln Navigator customers will be notified to visit their Lincoln dealer to have it installed at no cost. Lincoln expects the modules to be available within 12-18 months following delivery of the vehicle, though it could be longer due to the uncertainty swirling around the chip shortage at the moment. Since Active Park Assist 2.0 is standard equipment on all 2022 Navigator models, this affects all trim levels and configurations of the luxury SUV.
The 2022 Lincoln Navigator is just the latest Blue Oval model to ship without certain features, and it likely won’t be the last, as Ford Authority reported last month. Ford has previously offered auto start/stop removal as an option for the 2022 Ford F-150 and 2022 Ford Explorer, while the latter model is also being shipped without second-row climate controls, too.
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