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2022 Ford F-150 Lineup To Drop Max Recline Seating Option

The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 introduced a host of innovative new options to the long-running pickup, including Max Recline Seats, which were optional on King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims. The feature allows the front seats to fold flat to nearly 180 degrees to transform these trucks into a comfy place to sleep. However, the 2022 Ford F-150 will no longer offer Max Recline Seats, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority. No specific reason for this change was given, though but it is likely due to the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage.

As a result of this change, all 2022 Ford F-150 customer orders that currently include the Max Recline Seats option will be changed to remove it. Customers taking delivery of pickups impacted by this change will be also required to sign an acknowledgment form indicating that their trucks are not equipped with the option as well.

Ford’s Max Recline Seats was a class-exclusive feature designed to add convenience and comfort to the F-150 for owners that need to catch some sleep on the job site or while traveling. The automaker came up with the idea after it discovered that many F-150 customers were already taking naps in their trucks, and could benefit from a more comfortable way to do so.

Regardless, the loss of the Max Recline Seats option is just the latest in a long line of recent feature deletions for a number of Blue Oval models due to ongoing supply constraints. The 2022 Ford F-150 alone recently gained Active Park Assist 2.0 and auto stop/start removal options, as Ford Authority previously reported. Meanwhile, opinions remain mixed on when the chip shortage might improve, though most new car buyers and the U.S. Department of Commerce expect it to continue through 2022, while Ford CEO Jim Farley believes that it will endure into next year.

We’ll have more on the F-150 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 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. Don Becchetti

    Would like to hear about recalls on 207 Expedition.

  2. Don Becchetti

    Would like to hear about recalls on the 2017 Expedition.

  3. ckeegan

    What compensation do we get? I ordered a King Ranch 5 months ago and I’ve been asked to delete 7 options from my truck thus far. When I go to sell my truck up against models that were delivered with these features, what will it do to my resale?

  4. AR

    I heard a rumor the message seats are going as well. If that’s the case then it’ll be 2024 before I get my platinum. However I see the interest rates going up a 1 percent a month lately for 60 months financing. I had it locked in at 1.9 in Jan. Then in March I realized I didn’t want a loaded xlt superab instead I wanted a platinum supcrew with a 6.5 bed and changed it. They told me I’d be waiting even longer and go back to square one. Yet the interest rate would be 2.9 percent on 60 months. Mind you I was putting 14k down or more. When they changed it they used the same order number with manufacturer so it’s still from Jan 7th technically yet more options chance being deleted and the rates keep going up. Something should be done. Everyone is waiting on their trucks and not even a vin yet.

  5. Mike Seeger

    I ordered a 2023 platinum high 4×4 in the middle of September, anyone hear how long the wait list is???


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