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2022 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Orders Are Being Canceled

Amid numerous supply chain shortages, FoMoCo has canceled orders for a number of models in recent months and pushed them to the 2023 model year, as it simply doesn’t have the parts it needs to fulfill all of those orders. Most recently, this includes the Ford Transit Connect van, the Ford Escape crossover, and the Ford Maverick compact pickup. Now, it seems as if the 2022 Ford Police Interceptor Utility is on that list as well, according to KSNT News in Topeka, Kansas.

That site is reporting that the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office recently had its order for multiple 2022 Ford Police Interceptor Utility models canceled by the automaker. However, this doesn’t appear to be an isolated case by any means – in fact, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office was told that Ford has canceled multiple orders for that particular model across the country recently. Ford didn’t provide an explanation for why this is happening, though it’s likely due to supply chain constraints, as has typically been the case.

Problem is, this leaves the Shawnee Country Sheriff’s Office in a bit of a bind, as it needs to replace some of its older vehicles that have higher miles and/or mechanical issues that make them unfit for duty. It has placed a new order that’s expected to be filled in April 2023, but in the meantime, the department is also exploring other vehicles that it may be able to purchase in lieu of the elusive Police Interceptor Utility.

“We have generally sourced our vehicles through most of the major manufacturers in the past,” said Shawnee County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Abigail Christian. “However, Ford is not alone in its manufacturing challenges. It is our understanding that most manufacturers of police rated vehicles are in the same posture.”

Ford has certainly faced its fair share of supply chain challenges over the past couple of years, and just last month, had over 40,000 unfinished “vehicles on wheels” parked at its various plants awaiting parts. Unfortunately, CEO Jim Farley recently admitted that he doesn’t see an end to this crisis either, and he expects it to continue for the foreseeable future.

We’ll have more on current supply chain constraints soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for ongoing 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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Comments

  1. Crabbymilton

    Hopefully respective police departments will rewrite their purchase orders to allow for substitutions. Yes, this is getting beyond ridiculous.

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    1. Robert.Walter

      Substitute to what, roller skates?

      “Shawnee County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Abigail Christian said: “However, Ford is not alone in its manufacturing challenges. It is our understanding that most manufacturers of police rated vehicles are in the same posture.”

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      1. Crabbymilton

        GM or CHRYSLER. See FORD isn’t the only auto builder.

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    2. George

      Ford and Chrysler’s are really the only two options, that will hold up for police work! I am speaking from experience with over 20 years of police experience! During my tour of duty, we had Chevy’s three times, and they just did not hold up!

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  2. Larry S.

    I’d like to know what’s really going on with this shortage since the scamdemic. There’s far more going on than we’re led to believe.

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    1. Robert.Walter

      Good lord.

      When everything seems a giant conspiracy, seek some help man!

      Reply
  3. LEO

    Well they act like they are going to be short on vehicles, most departments change vehicles every 5 years. Just means they have to use what they have longer, no NEW models so soon. Most of them can go much longer than the 5 years of punishment they give them. It’s not like they dont have regular matinence.

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  4. Crabbymilton

    Let’s not forget that even before this supply problem started, the BLM people encouraged FORD employees not to build police cars. Perhaps that fell on deaf ears but now you can’t rule it out. It still doesn’t excuse FORD and other builders to take a bold stance and really push to build their own chips instead of relying on the chicoms. As it stands now, how’s foreign outsourcing working out for them?

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  5. Mike

    Don’t blame the auto manufacturers for buying foreign chips. Blame the chip makers who got greedy and moved over seas. And as for blm conspiracies, get a clue. I work for Ford and we could care less who says what about building automobiles. There’s a shortage of Bronco inventory, I waited 19 + months for mine. And sorry to inform you those are not police vehicles. We couldn’t get cottage cheese at the local Aldi for a couple of weeks. Wonder if blm was behind that, or maybe it was the deep state. Thanks Obama.

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    1. Crabbymilton

      Let me draw you a parallel scenario. FORD to their credit did the right thing when NAVISTAR was supplying lousy engines. Rather than sticking their thumbs up their butt and cry that they can’t find a new supplier for Diesel engines, they said the heck with it and started to build the diesels themselves. So why not take the initiative and stop crying and produce the chips?

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  6. Jocksagent

    It takes, at minimum, 5 years to get a chip plant up and running. That’s IF you have the technologies to do it. A new plant is currently being built in Ohio, but won’t be online until 2026 at the earliest.

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    1. Crabbymilton

      Well then they ought to get started instead of talking about it all the time. Always excuses.

      Reply

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