The 2022 Ford Maverick has been one of the hotter new vehicles on the market since its launch last year, though various supply chain issues have turned the compact pickup’s launch into a nightmare for many interested customers. With dealer inventory virtually non-existent and hefty markups on much of that stock, those waiting for their Maverick to be built have expressed quite a bit of frustration not only with the length of time it’s taking for that to happen, but also a general lack of communication during the entire process. Now, it seems as if a number of 2022 Ford Maverick order holders whose pickups were already scheduled for production are facing new delays, according to multiple members of the Maverick Truck Club forums.
These folks already had build dates for their Mavericks, but recently received an email informing them that production has since been delayed due to supply constraints, even after those vehicles were supposedly in production. “We understand it has been too long since you last heard from us,” the email reads. “Just wanted to give you an update on the status of your Maverick order. While production of your vehicle was projected to begin the week of July 4th, 2022, supply chain challenges continue to cause delays and uncertainty.”
“This is frustrating, we get it. We want nothing more than to get your Ford up on the line and start assembling it. And we will continue to work hard to reduce the delays to try to get you on the road in your new vehicle soon. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we get more information, at least once every 45 days. Hang in there. We really do appreciate your patience and understanding.”
This is just the latest delay in a series of them for 2022 Ford Maverick order holders after demand for the affordable and economical pickup exceeded FoMoCo’s expectations by a long shot. The Maverick currently offers a number of supply-constrained features, prompting Ford to drop some of them in an effort to keep production going. Regardless, many 2022 Maverick orders will be pushed to the 2023 model year, as Ford Authority reported last month, with order banks for the 2023 Maverick currently scheduled to open up in early August.