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2022 Ford F-150 Production Update Will Axe Adaptive Cruise, Navigation

The 2022 Ford F-150 lineup can’t catch a break. As Ford Authority recently reported, retail orders for the light-duty pickup ended earlier this month as the automaker continues to fill a growing backlog of orders as a result of the ongoing microchip shortage. Despite overall Ford F-Series stock being higher than rivals through the end of April, the company admitted that it has a substantial number of pickups sitting around waiting for chips. In an effort to get trucks to customers as fast as possible, The Blue Oval decided to essentially drop some non-essential options from the lineup, with the Max Recline seating option being the most recent feature to temporarily go away. Now, sources have explained that two popular features are also not being included in future production plans.

2022 Ford F-150

Going forward, the gasoline-powered 2022 Ford F-150 lineup will essentially drop one package, and both navigation options: the Ford Co-Pilot Assist 2.0 package (option code 43B), plus Connected Navigation and Connected Built-In Navigation. The Ford Co-Pilot Assist 2.0 package contains a pretty substantial bundle of features, so its absence from the lineup will be felt. Here’s what’s currently offered in the package:

• Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
– Stop-and-Go
– Lane Centering
– Speed Sign Recognition
• Evasive Steering Assist
• Intersection Assist
• Connected Built-In Navigation

Buyers can first order the package on XLT, as part of the 301A or 302A equipment tiers. It is similarly optional on Lariat 500A and 501A equipment groups but standard on the 502A equipment group and subsequently standard on King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited.

As for the 2022 Ford F-150 navigation options, Connected Navigation and Built-In Navigation are two different flavors of the same item, as the former feature is simply a 90 day free trial for navigation, while the latter is a three year prepaid subscription to navigation service. Until a change is made, the Ford Co-Pilot Assist 2.0 package cannot be included in an order and be scheduled for production. And every F-150 order that includes either navigation option must also be paired with the 50X order code, which is the removal option for the feature.

Unfortunately, their removal will also axe SiriusXM with 360L capability as well. It should be noted that this is all subject to change and the situation might not be so dire. As Ford Authority recently reported, prior information about the 2022 Ford Bronco dropping its navigation features did not reveal that the change only applied to dealer stock. It is entirely possible that the same could apply to the F-150.

In any event, this latest production change is the latest update to essentially drop more features from the 2022 Ford F-150 lineup. In addition to the Max Recline seats, Active Park Assist 2.0, and auto start/stop were effectively removed from the lineup, and other Ford vehicles are likely to have features removed in the future before the chip situation improves.

We’ll have the latest on the 2022 Ford F-150 as soon as possible, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-150 news, and for comprehensive Ford news coverage.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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Comments

  1. Rando

    No Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, no buy. That feature is the only reason I want a newer truck. I do not like this timeline.

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    1. Marc

      Exactly, that’s the only reason I would upgrade too. I’ll stick with my reliable last of of the Steel F150. 2014

      Reply
  2. Greggt

    No adaptive cruise control, no navigation systems, wonder if they are going to include a stick on Garmin system on these F150’s?
    Farley needs to wake up as he is running this company into the ground!

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  3. Mike

    Keep decontenting Ford products and not compensating the purchasers. Way to go Ford. And way to go driving customers away.

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  4. George.

    The more options that are deleted the less vehicles they will sell.

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  5. Sam Maglitto

    If any of my options are deleted on my F150 Tremor it will be a No buy for me period, sorry ford I will wait till hell freeze over to get what I want

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  6. SDW

    Hmmm! The only thing missing on Chevy and GM trucks is heated steering wheel and heated seats. (Could care less)

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  7. Trent Morgan

    Ordered a high trim level Tremor January 3rd. Production began 3rd week of March after 3 delays. Truck sitting around southeast Michigan partially built, aging and god knows what ever type of “storage” conditions. How many miles will they put on it running it back and forth from who knows where? Now there are no incentives of any kind on the Tremor. Wondering if they will honor the 1500 dollar mailer I received and locked on the 3rd. Mulally would have been way ahead of this debacle in my opinion. Farley and the furniture guy before him are/were a bust. Damn sad.

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    1. Doug

      I ordered a F350 in June of 2021 amd it is STILL sitting in “Processing”!! What a joke

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  8. Dom Pedro II

    Completely irrelevant features.
    Fine by me so long as it’s not priced like it has them.

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    1. Gabe

      Irrelevant? Have you driven a car with adaptive cruise? If you live in an area without traffic or spend your days on residential streets, I suppose it doesn’t matter. For most drivers, I can’t name a feature that has made cars substantially better than this has in the last 50 years. It really is a game changer.

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  9. Gabe

    As a current Ford owner, I’m not in the market for another one (once you go Ford, you’ll try something else next time), but no adaptive cruise control? If you ever encounter stop and go traffic, or ever drive on the interstate, this feature is a life changer. I’ll never consider another car without it.

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    1. Doc5.0

      My wife loves the adaptive cruise in her 2018 Explorer. I don’t have it in my 2020 Mustang GT Premium, funny it has everything but that package. It was sitting in the dealer lot.

      Reply
  10. JK

    I ordered a Platinum, it’s now de-contented down to an XLT… cancelling my order!!!

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  11. Ckeanbiker

    Maybe I’ll wake up from this bad dream tomorrow morning and find out that they’re only talking about dealer stock, and mine will arrive in a month or 2 (after 6 months already) with all the features I ordered…. FAT CHANCE. Just how much will it take to make me walk away?
    They’re getting mighty close.

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  12. Cw

    In my area just about every truck on the dealers lots has adaptive cruise and the safety features included with it. I ordered a truck because I could get exactly what I wanted No more No less. I understand there are supply issues but deleted options on custom orders should only be those that can be installed by the dealer afterwards or deleted totally if the customer agrees to it with the appropriate price reduction.

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  13. James

    I ordered my platinum Oct. 21. The dealer said I’ll get it by the end if the year. Here I am getting updates of production from Ford telling me July 25th. Oh by the way we want you to pay a premium, 70k, for a truck that doesn’t have premium features. To compensate you we will give you pennies on the dollar back for stuff we are not going to include.
    Thanks

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  14. Chuck

    Ford Is Perpetrating Fraud On Customers Showing Available Features On Their Website To Bait You In To Ordering And Banking That You Will Cave In To Their Abuse & Buy Vehicle Once Arrives On Lot. When Ford Puts Vehicle Into Production They Remove Deal Breaking Features Where You Would Have Never Ordered Vehicle Had They Not Been Available On Web Site. Ford Figures Most Will Want New Vehicle Bad Enough Where Most Will Cave In To This Abuse And Buy Vehicle With Features Removed. Case & Point, Ford Removed Satellite Radio And Built In Navigation From My 2022 (F-150) Order. I Don’t Believe Any Of The Chip Shortage B.S. It’s All About Ford Cutting Production Way Back And Removing Deal Breaking Features To Increase Profits And Abuse Customers

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  15. KEN PAUL

    Doi have sirius radio atleast in my newly purchased 2022 ford f150xlt sport

    Reply

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