Over the past few months, Ford has stopped taking orders for a number of new models as the semiconductor chip shortage and various other supply chain issues continue to limit automotive production across the board. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that 2022 Ford F-150 retail orders are set to end this coming Friday, May 13th, 2022.
Friday will be the last day for dealers to submit 2022 Ford F-150 retail orders. This applies to all trim levels and powertrain combinations except for the F-150 Raptor, though it’s currently unclear if customers will still be able to order that model after Friday’s deadline, too. Sources have told Ford Authority that this move is being made amid surging demand for the F-150. However, in spite of this change, dealers will still be able to order stock inventory, which means that buyers who miss out on a retail order will still have the opportunity to purchase a 2022 Ford F-150 from a dealer.
The 2022 F-150 is just the latest new Ford model that has seen retail orders shut down due to demand exceeding the automaker’s production capacity. Recently, FoMoCo said that the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning was sold out in April, and stopped taking orders for the 2022 Ford Maverick back in January, the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E last month, and the 2022 Ford Super Duty in April as well.
The F-150 is one of the main vehicles awaiting semiconductor chips at the moment, and as Ford Authority reported last month, the Ford F-Series accounted for the majority of the automaker’s retail orders in March, while around half of Ford’s sales in April came from customer orders.