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How Long Have You Been Waiting Since Ordering Your New Ford?

Anyone that’s been paying attention to the automotive market over the past two-plus years is already well aware of the many challenges facing automakers over that time span. What began as a temporary production shutdown during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic quickly turned into the semiconductor chip shortage, and, more recently, a variety of other supply chain issues that have wreaked havoc on the market as a whole. Unfortunately, the world of new vehicle production is a complex one, and these problems can’t be fixed quickly or easily, which is why they’ve endured for so long. Many customers placed orders for a new Ford months or even years ago, yet still haven’t taken delivery. And that had us wondering – how long have our readers been waiting for their new Ford since placing an order?

What we’re looking for is precisely how much time has passed since our readers actually placed their order – not when they secured a reservation or “raised their hand” for that vehicle. For example, those that reserved a Ford Bronco or Ford Maverick the day those models were revealed then had to wait until order banks opened months later, which doesn’t count in this case – rather, we’d like to know how long our readers have been waiting since they officially placed an order.

As Ford Authority has outlined in the past, the world of automotive production is rather complex, with a lot of moving parts. The pandemic disrupted that process in a major way, not only from the resulting temporary production shutdown, but also the production of all of the many thousands of parts that go into building vehicles – many of which come from suppliers, who have faced their own issues with securing raw materials, parts, and the labor needed to produce and ship them.

On the flip side, automakers like Ford work to keep their own costs as low as possible, which has become increasingly difficult amid soaring inflation and supply constraints. Couple that with limited parts availability and high demand, and the result is a nightmare for both consumers and automakers alike, while even shipping vehicles to dealers is more complex due to rising costs and labor shortages in the trucking market.

As such, Ford has worked to circumvent these problems by building vehicles without certain, non-essential features, but has still been forced to push some 2022 model year orders to 2023, including a handful for the Ford Transit Connect van, Ford Maverick compact pickup, and Ford Escape crossover. The automaker also continues to build what it calls “vehicles on wheels” – which are missing certain constrained parts – and storing them at its plants until those parts are available in an attempt to keep assembly lines running. Near the end of last month, Ford had 40,000-45,000 of those unfinished vehicles parked and waiting on various parts, in fact.

As a result, new vehicle inventory has been virtually non-existent over the past couple of years, which is frustrating for shoppers, dealers, and automakers alike. Making matters worse, things haven’t improved much, if at all, over that time span. In fact, Ford CEO Jim Farley recently stated that he doesn’t see an end to the supply chain nightmare coming at any point in the near future, and noted that the automaker is merely focused on navigating these challenges until it does.

All of this means that there are quite a few frustrated Blue Oval customers out there in the world, waiting to take delivery of their new Ford that they ordered months – if not years – ago. If you’re among this crowd, we’d love to hear just how long it’s been since you placed an order for your new Ford, so be sure and let us know via the poll below!

We’ll have more on the ongoing supply chain crisis soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Sam

    Today marks exactly one year since I ordered my Maverick. 🙁

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    1. Mike

      Nov 10 will be my 1 year, Have a buid date and vin #, Currently 12/12 (3rd date I have received-1st was early Nov…). Just hoping my old truck lasts long enough!!

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      1. Larry

        My wife’s van gave up the ghost. She has been waiting for 13 mos.

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    2. Joe F.

      Ordered August 11, 2021.
      Built September 12, 2022.
      Delivered September 29, 2022
      Happy to have missed early recall issues.
      Love the XLT. Averaging 43.3 miles per gallon

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      1. Larry

        That’s great news. Hope I get the mpg or evan close to 40.

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  2. Robert.Walter

    Oh lord, here come all the “Ford is failing and Farley must resign because the government is stealing our tax dollars to cram EV’s down everybody’s throat but the grassroots EV boycott is going to give us back sovereignty over 5G and our precious bodily fluids” comments.

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    1. Zviera

      Spot on comment.

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    2. Jess

      What is the environmental mpact of EV battery creation? What is the impact of putting all the batteries in the ground? Can trees absorb lithium batteries like they do carbon?
      I don’t want an EV. I don’t want a vehicle I can’t drive from here to California, I don’t want a vehicle that relies on an aging power grid. Do I think Farley is an idiot, yes. What you do with your body fluids in your EV is up to you, but in the real world the adults don’t want your glorified golf cart.

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      1. Harvey

        Batteries are completely recycled. There are many highly valuable components in EV batteries and they are prized for their value. There are lots of false narratives pushed by the fossil fuel industry claiming EV vehicles have a higher environmental impact than ICE vehicles. It’s simply not true. They begin their life more sustainably and then over their life, contribute significantly less harm to the planet.

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        1. The Gentle Grizzly

          I don’t think “the fossil fuel industry” is pushing the narrative; they are in fact energy companies, not “oil” companies. They will make a transition into something where they will maintain a market share.

          No, I see the “facts” coming from the same people who, decades ago. said any car with California-spec pollution equipment would have engines failing at 50,000 miles. That detergent motor oil would wreck an engine. That radial tires were dangerous. That Ford’s 30,000 mile chassis lube interval introduced in 1960 was going to fail, blah blah blah.

          Yes. Detergent oil took out a lot of engines that were run with non-detergent oil and had a bunch of built-up gook and glop that the detergents – doing their job – broke loose. The 30K chassis lube interval failed when people shoved a grease gun into a fitting and mashed on the gun until the rubber retention seals burst, rendering that ball joint or tie rod end the same as the older kind.

          Today, many are still throwing money away on 3,000 mile oil changes.

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        2. Pikey87

          Batteries are not at all completely recycled. Look at Paris as an example. They have over 6,000 EVs sitting in a field polluting the ground because no one will recycle the batteries.

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          1. JDE

            this is the truth, the current US ev batteries are technically able to be recycles, but the cost to do is too high. So they are currently not recycled

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    3. Eric Dahlin

      Ordered my loaded Maverick Lariat on December 18, 2021. Received on October 8, 2022. Glad I waited patiently and didn’t succumb to the temptation to downgrade to get it sooner!

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      1. Larry

        It makes me wonder in what order Ford is taking previous orders to build. I ordered my Maverick XLT in September 2021 and I am still waiting.

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    4. Chad

      Glad to see you also left out all appropriate punctuation and proper grammar. For a minute there I thought you were slipping!
      For me however, I not an EV fan at all but that is purely a personal choice. I love my Internal Combustion Engine powered sports car. Ordered my Mustang Convertable in Oct 2021, received it May 2022, exceptionally happy with it. Last new car in my now retired life. Enjoy your rebuttals, I certainly enjoy reading them so thanks for the entertainment.

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  3. Liam

    Ordered my Mach E on 4/22. Scheduled for production next week.

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  4. Lee rickwood

    I have been waiting 7 months for the f-150 Hybrid that I ordered and since may 2021 for my Lightning.

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  5. Tim

    Two years for my 2 door bronco gave up took my deposit back

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    1. Charles

      I ordered 6-19-21 2 door Outerbanks truck is sitting in Dearborn Michigan since 10-3-22 100% completed ✅ 7 hrs away from my house I have offered to do the paperwork at Dealership and fly out and drive back . Ford said No ! I have offered to send a union (Teamster) transport to pick up my dealership has my truck plus 3 more sitting. And Ford not doing anything for there customers or share holders ! Makes no sense those 4 trucks easily = $300,000. I have such a bad taste in my mouth at this point that I will accept delivery
      And if I am not blown away by the
      Truck I will sell at a premium just like the exact same truck that was sitting on the showroom floor at a $30,000. Above the sticker price. I asked the salesman what was up with that . He told me that they were only doing that so that the truck was there for me to see . Stopped by a week later and the 2 door outerbanks was sold . I’m all in

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  6. David

    Ordered Edge ST on 5/3/22 Still a 22 model scheduled for assembly
    next week at Oakville so we’ll see if it comes by mid Nov here in Az

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  7. Ford Owner

    In my case my 2014 Fusion Hybrid was waiting for me for over a year. I bought it in 2015..

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    1. Robert.Walter

      I remember my dad had to wait about a month for our 1969 Country Squire.

      Reply
  8. Harvey

    Been waiting since March for the 2022 Escape PHEV. Ford had me re-submit the order for a 2023 Escape PHEV last month. Maybe I’ll get it sometime in 2023. Not holding my breath. Because of battery sourcing requirements, the 2023 Escape PHEV will not qualify for the tax credit and the 2023 Escape PHEV I ordered had a $4000 price increase. Very good chance I’ll decide not to take delivery when I see the final increased price and confirm the tax credit is no longer available.

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  9. Ron

    Been waiting since may 2022 for my Maverick xlt. Scheduled for production Nov. 14th.
    Not holding my breath

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    1. Larry

      We all would be advised not to hold our breath.

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  10. Jim Elsasser

    In 4 days will be 1 year waiting on my 2 door Bronco. I agree with a previous writer….Farley has got to go. One year is unacceptable if theyre throwing everyfhing toward E V s

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  11. Ernie

    Ordered a 2022 PHEV Escape on May 23rd. Last update was that is being built tomorrow the 24th of October. Fingers crossed.
    Makes me wonder what are the Production Lines doing when there’s nothing to build?

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    1. Mike

      I also ordered my Maverick October 2021. It is currently scheduled for production December 12, which means it will be rolled over to a MY23. Looks like my 2023 Lariat will have options stripped and price raised.

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    2. Harvey

      I ordered my Escape PHEV in March and my buddy that works for Ford ordered his in January and we’re still waiting. I guess Ford doesn’t believe in first come first served.

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      1. RWFA

        Oh come on, FCFS has nothing to do with it.

        You have likely ordered features that are supply constrained.

        You mentioned your friend who works for Ford, him not getting his truck yet is, in addition to my comment above, a fair indicator that Ford isn’t making preferential deliveries to its employees like your friend.

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        1. Mike

          Ordered oct 2021 maverick xlt hybrid,basic build,still no build date…rolled over to 2023 my,I have no reason to believe that I will get it before spring (or later) even though 22 my roll overs are supposed to get scheduling priority.

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  12. David Ray

    Ordered my Maverick Lariat October 2021, but the dealer didn’t execute the order until November 2, 2021. MY22 is now a MY23 confirmed. No further information.

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  13. Dan Stinsman Sr

    Ordered My XLT Hybrid Maverick on 11/10/21. Still waiting after 11.5 months. I’ve been scheduled for production since mid September 2022, and been given a Vin #. My production week has been changed 6 times so far, now it’s set for 11/28/22. Not holding my breath though..

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    1. Mike

      Ordered my Lariat Hybrid same day! In Texas..my build date has changed 3 times, now 12/12…A friend just got her xlt this past week-ordered hers in June! From build date it took 2 months to deliver…

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  14. Jeri

    We placed a deposit and ordered Maverick in Sept. 2021. My recent call to Ford said they start our truck on Nov. 14. The long wait is almost over!!

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  15. Ken

    Exactly 9 months today i ordered my 2022 xlt maverick now a 2023 confirmation but no further information dealer says hopefully sometime this year

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  16. Tony

    Ordered a 2022 Bronco early November 2021, build date was Oct 24 moved up to Nov 7. Probably get moved again then sit in a lot for weeks or months. Not looking forward to selling my 2002 well cared for Explorer anyway.

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    1. Robert.Walter

      20 years of good service! U152 was a sweet machine.

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  17. Joe Face

    Ordered a ’21 Ford Ranger in August of ’21. Was given false hope of a production VIN in Dec ’21. Come March of ’22 I gave up and bought a Toyota 4×4 TRD Offroad off the dealer lot.

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  18. Guy Hohenstein

    What bothers me is the status of my Maverick ordered exactly a year ago, (Oct. 2021), and what is holding it up. Is it the Blue Ford emblem or the engine. Now Ford is sending me build E-mails that change every other week moving the date forward. My guess is my Maverick is sitting out in a field, completed except for a part that will never be manufactured in this year. Ford loses credibility with its customer’s when it fails to inform. Each truck has a build document which could be sent to the customer which would detail what is the hold up.

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    1. Mike

      AMEN!

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  19. John Hutton

    I do not blame Ford for the delays in my order. Chip shortages are pandemic. But I do blame my local dealer for NOT forwarding my repeated orders to Ford. JC Lewis Ford keeps telling me that I need to come in and meet face to face with staff. I reply that I am only interested in mileage and simplicity, that I just want a basic Maverick XL, that I have no trade-in, that I will pay cash. and that I want no exotic options. Well, I don’t hear from JC Lewis again, and Ford doesn’t confirm my order because Lewis doesn’t send it in. So I repeat the process. I can wait, driving my 2000 F-150 meanwhile. The thoughts of good mileage and simplicity demand it.

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    1. jeff sproul

      You will get an email acknowledgment from Ford that your order has been received and future emails from Ford with your VIN, when your Maverick is scheduled for production, and a link to track the production and shipping of your Maverick. Google Tim Bartz at Long McArthur Ford for his weekly podcast which are available to anyone regardless of where you ordered your new Ford.

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    2. Robert.Walter

      Sounds like you have a poor dealer. Sorry to hear that.

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  20. Edward

    I’ve ordered my Maverick on September 15th 22 and now I’m hearing that it could be a least a year waiting for the truck. This is unbelievable 😳

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  21. Owen Matz

    Ordered Maverick SLT mid December 2021. Ten months and counting.

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  22. Maureen

    Oct 23rd 2022. Exactly 1 year.

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  23. Maureen

    Sorry, should say Oct 23rd 2021! THAT would be a year ago.

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  24. Edward Lien

    None so far R. Walker. Just a complainer complaining about non existent complaints.

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    1. Robert.Walter

      They seem to be over at the F-150 Lightning article. Moth-flame interactions are not completely predictable.

      It is interesting that you found it necessary to reply tho.

      P.s. you apparently missed cantankerous old Jess above spouting Big Oil FUD but how, given it’s just below my comment and was posted two hours before your comment above.

      P.p.s. Ed, you should have kept your powder dry a bit longer. See Tom’s careening diatribe below. Starts out interesting but after that first sentence, it’s, well, what it is.

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  25. TOM

    basic XLT ordered 12/21, so 10 months, absolutely zero contact/info from ford, nothing about a build date, 23 conversion absolutely nothing, there’s the rub, understand the wait don’t understand the blackout

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  26. Donna

    I ordered my 2022 Mustang Mach 1 in November 2021 and and finally got delivery on September 30, 2022.. Guess I shouldn’t complain. Now I want a 2023 Explorer ST. Don’t know whether to order or not. Don’t know if I can even get A 2023.

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  27. Fred

    I ordered my 2022 Escape SEL Hybrid on January 7, 2022, and it arrived at my dealer on July 12, 2022.

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  28. Terry

    I have been waiting 1 year and 5 days for my hybrid Maverick.

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  29. Joe

    I ordered my Bronco on 10/20/20 and it was delivered in July 2022. 663 days total. Nothing missing or owed to me, & arrived as ordered.

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  30. Paul

    I have a 23 Maverick Hybrid on order after waiting a year to try and purchase one from the dealer lot. Every time one became available at a dealer it had a mark-up of between $2,500 to $10,000 over MSRP! I said no thanks. If the Maverick I ordered ever arrives and the dealer wants anything more than MSRP, I’ll tell them no. I’ve never paid MSRP for a vehicle in my life, sometimes paying under Invoice, so I’m not about to start paying over MSRP now! There are other choices…

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  31. Victor

    Ordered loaded 22 maverick January 7. Ordered my 2023 before order banks closed, hopefully I will get my 23 built before another nine months.

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  32. Marvin Anderson

    Ordered my Maverick, 15 June, 2021, took delivery, 13 January, 2022, total of 3 messages from Ford the entire waiting time. #1, mid September, your vehicle will be built 1 December, 2021, with VIN, etc. #2, New build date, 10 December, 2021 #3, 4 January, 2022, you vehicle was shipped. 12 January, 2022, dealer called, Vehicle arrived, need one day for cleanup and “make ready”.
    I know it’s frustrating, but for this purchaser, it was worth the wait . Best vehicle, I have ever owned, 2022 Maverick, XLT!

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    1. Ralph

      I agree marvin, i had the same timeline, the same email interactions and the same feeling of having the best vehicle i ever owned.

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    2. Larry

      That’s somewhat encouraging. Ordered maverick XLT September 2021 and I am still waiting.

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  33. Scott

    When Bronco orders opened in 2021. Reordered 2022. Now have reordered a 2023. The entire process has become nothing more than a joke.

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  34. Ray P

    Ordered 2022 Bronco late November 2021 and have been told that it has been rolled over to a 2023. Hopefully it will be build as ordered what with the latest rumors that Ford has screwed up orders and dropped some options like Sasquatch and overhead toggle switches. We will see next year when I finally get a build date. My dealer and Ford rep are watching for me. I hope.

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  35. Alan H

    I ordered a 4 Bronco Oct 2020 , it went into product the week of Sept 29 2022. I was suppose to get the week of Oct 17-24 2022, it is somewhere on a train still waiting. This will be last new car I buy of any brand.

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  36. Bruce

    Tell us what you CAN DO , not what you CANT . damn how simple is that. Also , your quality control is horrible at best. To many open recalls . Very sad .

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  37. Richard J Lamontagne

    Richard from Melbourne fl. Ordered a 22 maverick xlt in 10-12-22. Got vin no July 22. Told vehicle was not avaible. Reorder as 23. So I ordered same truck wth hybrid 9-15-22. Hope to recieve by 2025 maybe??????? Richard

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  38. Mik I

    Ordered 2022 F-150 King Ranch Powerboost on 2021/10/22 and finally yesterday the 2022/10/22, exactly 1 year, I received notice that its been shipped and should be at dealer between 30th of October and 5th of November. Phew!!!
    My wife’s 2022 Bronco Sport Badlands was ordered on the 2022/04/5 and arrived at dealer the 2022/10/17 waiting for pick up date….

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  39. dan culpepper

    375 days from order to pickup for my son’s Maverick XLT hybrid!

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  40. Barry Jackson

    Waiting since August 17, 2021. That’s 2 years, 2 months, and 6 days. Transit XLT Cargo Ecoboost, extra long wheelbase, extra tall roof, dually, all wheel drive, well-optioned as a base for a camper van by a professional custom van builder.

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  41. Nathan

    Fellow October 2021 Maverick Order. Had a build date of September and have been pushed 7 times and will now be canceled and reordered as a 23. Maybe be 15 months if I’m lucky.

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    1. Paulyz

      What was the process of reordering as a 2023 Maverick? Did you keep your place in line & pay more? I ordered a 2022 Ecoboost XLT AWD with towing package and no constraints on Dec. 27th. 2021. Had Production Week scheduled changed 6 Times so far. From Sept. 5th. now Oct. 31st.

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  42. John Daspit

    Ordered a loaded Platinum Hybrid on 12/17/21. Received VIN a couple months later. Still no truck on 10/23/22.
    One year is my limit, coming up soon. 80k in my pocket, anyone else that can supply me
    with a comparable new truck will have my $$. Is it possible for a company like Ford to go out of business?? At the rate they’re going, the answer will be YES!

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  43. james R

    ordered my 22 Maverick XLT on oct 23,2021,,received it on july 29,2022 after “suggested” reduced options…

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  44. David

    I ordered a 2022 XLT Maverick on December 2, 2021. I haven’t heard anything from the dealership I selected since April 12, ‘22. I’m thinking I picked the wrong dealership. I was bounced around to three different people after I placed the order. I received an email from Ford Motor Company on October 3, ‘22 thanking me for my order and said their team was working to complete the order and apologized for any inconvenience and thanked me for my patience.

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  45. Tom

    Mercedes, BMW make an average of $5,000 a copy when the vehicle is sold to their dealer network. Ford stock has risen (in most part to Rivan and future electric outlook). The Street loves a good story, short inventory – high price per unit. Ford didn’t see the semi conductor shortage? $&@&$)@it! During the mandated no sale in NY, during stay at home CoVid, dealers sold out, pending OK from Cuomo to ‘sell’/get in customer hands, almost all cars in their inventory . Dealers and Ford knew there was going to be a shortage of inventory prior to Ford getting caught with their commodity issue pants down. The Amazon boxes at street side in every neighborhood made it obvious to all – put those who run companies! How come Ford didn’t notice? Mismanagement? Smacks of Ford conspiring to raise the profit per copy and pad Ford Credit profits. The ‘usurious’ money factors and high interest rates charged by Ford Credit. A F150 lariat went from $62,000 to well over $70,000 in three years. Lease prices average over $150 per copy higher than 3 yrs ago. Many Ford and Lincoln’s went up over $3,000 per copy. And, that is with dealers charging MSRP or lower. Farley and the board playing miss-direction blaming dealers. It was emulate Saturn, now Tesla ( the worse service in the business for a luxury vehicle). Ford trying to get rid of dealers in a situation Fawley created. Fawley has screwed up every new car introduction with highest recalls, most bad vehicle buy backs ( to cover highest recalls in a decade), non production, etc. Farley should be fired. It’s Ford and Fawley, period. The board permitting him to lambast dealers is paramount to a Insurrection!

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  46. donnie

    ordered maverick awd xlt sept. 16, 2021 said it was being delivered a month ago and than after that date came and went it said maybe in nov… ford has nooooooooo customer service-just call takers shaking there had while you vent-still trying to figure out three price increases on a vehicle that has not been built yet-farley (ford-ceo) says this will be an ongoing problem-maybe he should wait over a year for his vehicle-we have owned 4 fords and this is the last one, because if anyone flips this vehicle it will be us-dealer already offered money to walk away from our order— Note-for those that are suppose to get a full size spare, it’s not the same size as the other four tire-technically ford did not lie, they just said it would be fullsize–also ford deleted one of the keys but did not lower price—-farley and ford are a farce-we bailed these people out-no wonder people are buying cars that are not american———wow

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  47. Grady

    I placed my order in Sept 2021. Finally got message it was on assembly line and I was getting a2023. We’ll see how long it really takes. Worth the wait

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  48. Joe Martin

    Ordered a Maverick XL with a moonroof and hitch as the only options (neither constrained) on 10/1/21. Finally built 8/12/22, but not shipped until 10/18/22(!) with an expected delivery 11/23-28. Maybe.
    Communication has been lacking, inconsistant, and usually incorrect. Vehicle launches and products have been plagued with problems. Ford, and Farley in particular, blame the pandemic and supply constraints, but take no resposibility for poor forcasting, management, communication, and quality.
    The stock price has suffered because Farley remains at the helm, committed to changing to a “Tesla Ordering Model”, without putting a working system in place to accomplish this, as each recent launch proves.
    Henry would be so disappointed in what has become of his company.
    #FireFarley

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    1. Robert.Walter

      You do realize that Farley’s ordering and dealer footprint models are forward looking plans meant to fix customer complaint issues seen in the past, as well as position against Tesla and a coming Chinese import onslaught, don’t you? No, you clearly don’t.

      Add those outmoded distribution weaknesses to jumbled, inconsistent, unpredictable supply chain and we have what we currently have.

      Add to mix that a long standing Ford (and frankly other OEM too) strategy to use older processors because they were cheap and reliable. (For example Ford used Motorola’s PowerPC processor long after Apple had abandoned it, even after Motorola had blown up and been dismembered in bankruptcy.).

      So as production capacity tightened, processor foundries focused on fulfilling chip orders from customers with the best leverage (like ironclad preferential delivery contracts and/or processors that were more profitable) and the smaller players, like the auto industry, especially who bought older heavily commoditized processors (read: less profitable for foundry) were made to stand in line (even VW and Toyota who have far more scale leverage than Ford have had to throttle production too.)

      Add all these things together and you can see why every OEM is having production scheduling and output problems to varying degrees.

      As for old Henry? He ran profits into the ground in ‘26-‘27 when he was slow to move from Model-T to -A (plant shut for a year), and later nearly bankrupt the company at the end of WW2, so that HF2 had to be pulled out of the Navy, so the then senile old man and his thug army could be pushed into retirement.

      As for quality? You apparently never had a 1970’s era Ford.

      And suffice it to say that the complexity of today’s vehicles is as far and away advanced over those 1970’s Fords as the 1970’s Fords were over the Model-T (not surprising really, if you think about it, because both are a 50 year span.)

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  49. Robert.Walter

    What I find interesting is the range of communication, from folks seemingly being kept up to date directly by Ford to folks who seem to hear nothing.

    But poor communication seems to be a consistent through line in most of these comments.

    Could it be that dealers are not taking customer email addresses or are not passing them on to Ford?

    Combining this with the comment above that one customer was offered a buy out by his dealer (presumably so the dealer could later sell that vehicle above MSRP), I wonder if the communication issue is more of a dealer thing than a Ford thing.

    Would really appreciate if commenters could add some details about communication:

    – did dealer take your e/m address?

    – did you ever receive info by e/m?

    – if you did was it from dealer only? Direct from Ford? From both?

    – if you never received e/m did you check with dealer if they had it or inputted it in Ford’s system?

    – did anybody receive info via postal mail or phone call?

    – did anyone find a reliable channel to break the info logjam?

    It’s clear that some customers are kept reasonably well informed, even when scheduling changes, and if that is so, why aren’t all the rest? This is a mystery but one with an answer.

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  50. Becky

    In Iowa, I ordered an Escape PHEV in February 22. No word yet. I am suspicious that the smoggy coasts are getting filled first.

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  51. W

    Ordered a 4dr Bronco in February 21′ (Reservation placed July 3, 2020). Order was 99’d because the painted roof was unavailable. Heard virtually nothing from Ford or dealership. Re ordered September 22′, paint color I originally picked is no longer an option, roof still not an option. But I have a build date of November 14th now (originally October 31st). Waiting to see if that changes again. Over 2yrs since reservation. 19 months from 1st order to Re- order.

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  52. Ted

    I ordered an Escape PHEV January 13th, and have no indication of when it will go into production. I agree with others that orders are not first come first serve, and how they build orders is not public information.

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  53. Rich

    According to science.org current ev batteries are not recycled

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  54. Mr Freeman

    As of today I am 3 days short of one year wait for my Maverick. Very disappointed as I ordered it with no constraint items other than being an XLT hybrid. My order has now rolled over to a 2023 so I’m not sure when I will get my vehicle

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  55. Jessie Casey

    It has been 8 months since my F-150 King Ranch was ordered.

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    1. RWFA

      Be glad you’re not Kiki below; 16 mo and counting.

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  56. Bruce in Austin

    I ordered my Maverick XLT November 11, 2021.
    I just received my 3rd ‘build’ notice for December 12, 2022. I’m hoping to get delivery by … March 2023?

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  57. Bruce

    Ordered my 2022 Maverick Lariat Lux on 9-12-21. Have a VIN and my 3rd build date of Nov 7th. We’ll see. Hoping to see it go into production soon.

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  58. Tom

    I hear excuses for Ford – it’s the economy. And, excuses by Farley. Ford’s Reservation System gave auto updates to customers by email that was required to be in place when said Reservation was placed WITH Ford. Dealers then got the prospect placement. Ford 1st sale process…do nothing but BRAG how HOT their vehicle is. Virtual SELL-OUT; Ford reborn in this new internet market. MBA Business shareholder vs stakeholder. Dealers were left to call their assigned Prospects – as that was/is a great lead. Most of the complaints stem from Prospect thinking this was a real Order – in – line instead of a Prestin Tucker ‘legal’ hustle to trump up sales. In placing the $100 Reservation really wasn’t any performance and consideration. Not even a real Order of a specific vehicle to be built. Dealers know how to handle Orders. After-all 64/65 Mustang also sold beyond expectations. But Ford then embarrassed dealers with status changes being far, far, far beyond Ford’s sales pitch. To the point of informing Prospects that Ford will not make their “Order” and will accept the Prospects new Order on a next year model- with a big, Hugh, price hike. Ford, leave sales to the dealerships. Ford hasn’t been good in their jobs to have sold Wall Street during the last decades. Farley needs to stay in his lane. He’s no Lee Iacocca. A large percent Dealer/Customer finally got status notices and anticipated ETA/arrival date, revised numerous times, numerous times over many,many months. So bad were Ford’s ‘Status” notifications that even Ford informally suggested to dealers to have clients opt out. The problem was/is Ford takes/took as long as a full term human pregnancy to to find out that they can not manage engineering, production/manufacturing, shipping. But,Farley [email protected]#$%it! Wall Street and everyone else…That Ford can sell! He claims the process is the best, products are the best and everything/one else is to blame. Farley is best at Selling Customers and Wall Street that the sun was in his eyes. He should be living in a Van down by the river.

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    1. RWFA

      Good lord, do you take drugs before you write this bonkers stuff?

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  59. Gary Browning

    My first order was confirmed from Ford on July 27, 2021 for my new Ford Bronco two door. I was told my dealer would have to re-enter my order in October 2021 for the 2022 model, since Ford couldn’t get me the 2021 model. I did add the bigger engine and the Sasquatch Package on the re-order. That order was confirmed by Ford on October 23, 2021. On September 9, 2022 I received an email from Ford saying my Bronco would be built the week of October 17, 2022 and gave me the VIN. Then on September 27, 2022 I received another email from Ford saying the production date had been moved to the week of October 31. By contrast, when we ordered a new Ford Edge Titanium for my wife, confirmed on February 18, 2022, I then received an email on the morning of March 31 saying the Edge would be built the week of May 2, 2022. I received another email that evening saying it would be built the week of April 18. We actually took delivery May 12, so I guess the May 2 date was the correct one. Considering how long it takes for some vehicles to be built, this was great. I have been this patient waiting on my Bronco, because I am a die hard Ford man. I have owned Ford vehicles since 1969 (this includes one Lincoln LS and one Mercury Montego). Out of all those seven have been Mustangs. Hope my Bronco gets here soon.

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  60. Kiki

    Ordered a MY21 F150 King Ranch June 21, 2021…still waiting!! Pathetic! It is built and currently on “chip hold.” That’s 16 months and no ETA.

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    1. RWFA

      It’s “mostly built”.

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  61. Chad

    I want to personally thank Ford Authority for facilitating a most entertaining Monday morning. Obviously you will accomplish nothing in helping Ford with its poor deliverables. Items such as marketing roll-out, manufacturing delays, transportation debacles and the ever present lack of communication will continue. That said, you sure brought a smile to my face by generating the above journalistic excellence. Well done!

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  62. Albert M Scalzo

    One year, got Vin # and several build dates this month. Communication is not a Ford thing.
    Trapped by Ford.

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  63. RICK GAFFNEY

    I ordered a four door Bronco hardtop in December of ’21. I have read that the hardtop among other supply chain issue has slowed down this production. I got a call 6 weeks ago that I needed to sign new paperwork to change it from ’22 to a ’23 model and pay about a 3.5% price increase. Things are moving about as well as my Ford stock.
    A long tome Ford owner.

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    1. RWFA

      I was under impression that roll over orders were without price increase.

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  64. Michael A. Kasper

    Ordered 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat First Edition with 4k Tow Package on 10/2/21. Delivered on 5/20/22. LOVE the truck. Shout out to Long McArthur Ford in Salina, KS for making the process incredibly easy and for posting so many informational YouTube videos on the process and when updates were available!

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  65. JD848

    2021 Ford Maverick Hybrid XL w/Co-Pilot 360
    Ordered last week of August 2021
    Received just a few days before Christmas 2021

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  66. Thomas Clancy

    I have been waiting a year in 2 weeks

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  67. Thomas Clancy

    I have been waiting a year and 2 weeks

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  68. Pikey87

    Ordered an XL maverick hybrid with no constraint items October 14th 2021. Received VIN and the first of many production weeks in August 22. Got the final pushback email to the end of November, but it was not accurate, because seconds after getting the email, ford chat verified that it was actually scheduled for December. Ford sent out a memo to dealers that any 22 mavericks scheduled in December are cancelled. Unfortunately they provided no information whatsoever about the push to 23s. Allegedly 22 rollovers will get prioritized, but judging from the fact that multiple first edition 22s were rolled to 23 gives me no optimism whatsoever. The communication from Ford has been the worst I’ve ever seen, and I work with hundreds of companies.

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  69. Patrick Bell

    I’m one of the 5/19/21 F150 Lightning reservations and was just allowed to order last week with a Spring ’23 delivery. So, my answer to the poll would likely be 7-9 months although it’ll be 24 months or so from reservation. However more importantly to me, the price increases since my reservation ($7,500 and $4,000) plus the fact that it’s now too expensive to qualify for the Federal Tax Credit (another $7,500 lost) PLUS several items are now not included (heated steering, reclining seats, etc.) means this isn’t the truck I reserved 17 months ago. Honestly I’m surprised Ford isn’t losing more orders. Luckily my 2018 F150 Platinum will hold me over until all this craziness settles down.

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  70. Michelle

    Ordered my Bronco January 13, 2022. It was built the week of August 22, 2022 and still waiting on it to be delivered. No one can gave me an answer on why my Bronco hasn’t been delivered when other customers have ordered a Bronco after me and theirs was delivered already. I even asked if mine was a chip hold and was told no that it’s completed. Just literally sitting on ice mountain…

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  71. Robert

    Ordered a 2022 F-150 EcoBoost in May of 2022…It will be my 7th F-150, should I ever get it….due to other issues I might be forced to look at a different brand…I think it’s built but according to the dealership I bought it through…it’s still waiting on “Something”. 2023’s are out, do I order one of those and maybe get it in Sept of 2023. Just glad I’ve got wheels to get around in, my 2016 F-150 Lariat.

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  72. Michelle

    I placed order & deposit 12/6/21. Rec’d VIN# Aug & have had one build date aft another.
    BUT, I followed up w dealer not to miss the 2023 schedule & I was assured that I would receive my Maverick & was given a delivery date of 11/14/22. I hope so because I sold my Sport Trac just last week & my upgrade orders are coming in, i.e., Fenderflares, etc.

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  73. Randy

    Ordered a Transit Passenger Wagon AWD in Oct 21. Have a 2015 Flex with only 62,000 miles. Hoping to receive top dollar for the trade but now that interest rates are rising not sure what the market will support. I need more room for work and 2 boys that play hockey lol.

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  74. Jenny

    Ordered a F250 lariat ultimate black out tremor…day 375. Now on chip hold. Sitting in kentucky.

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  75. Thomas

    Order my XLT Ranger Tremor when the bank opened in Oct 2022. Haven’t heard nothing from From.

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