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2023 Ford F-150 Lineup To Regain Auto Start / Stop Feature

Back in August 2021, the Ford F-150 gained an auto start/stop removal option that offered customers $50 in savings for taking delivery of their trucks without that particular feature, a change that was made amid ongoing supply chain constraints. That option returned for the 2022 model year as those issues continued, as well as 2023. Now, however, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2023 Ford F-150 lineup is poised to regain the auto start/stop feature.

Auto Start/Stop Removal (52X), as it’s officially known, will no longer be available to order starting this Friday, March 24th 2023. Both retail and fleet orders placed before this date will be built as ordered, and those opting for this removal will receive a $50 credit, as was previously the case. However, those taking delivery of a 2023 Ford F-150 with option code 52X must sign an acknowledgement form as proof that they understand that their truck is not equipped with that particular feature.

Meanwhile, the majority of existing 2023 Ford F-150 dealer stock orders with option code 52X that have not yet been produced will have this option removed on Monday, March 27th. Those vehicles will not be accompanied by the $50 credit, and customers purchasing those pickups won’t have to sign an acknowledgement letter, either. According to the automaker, certain parts shortages are beginning to ease, which is the reason for this change.

2023 Ford F-150

However, the 2023 Ford F-150 retains its Multicontour seat with Active Motion Removal (option code 91X) and Active Park Assist 2.0 Removal (option code 67X). Meanwhile, the lineup has regained a pair of other options that were previously dropped due to the chip shortage and other supply chain constraints – the Ford Co-Pilot Assist 2.0 package (option code 43B), plus Connected Navigation and Connected Built-In Navigation.

We’ll have more on the F-150 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 news, and continuous 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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  1. crabbymilton

    That start/stop feature likely does no good. It’s supposed to save fuel? You probably use more fuel starting the engine time after time not to mention wear out the starter.
    Last year, my vacation rental was a CHEVROLET MALIBU that had that. I don’t know about FORD products but at least I could lock out the start/stop on that thing.

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  2. Shockandawe

    Just as I predicted.

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    1. RWFA

      Oh schlock and blah, please elaborate if you can.

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  3. David Dickinson II

    I hate auto start/stop and I wish I could get rid of it. Why would Ford take away this option to delete it? If customers don’t want it, why force it?

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    1. RWFA

      CAFE compliance. Every little bit helps.

      Ford was able to eliminate it recently because the penalty costs of non compliance were less than the cost of not building vehicles due to lack of hardware necessary to make this feature work.

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      1. David Dickinson II

        Nudge. Nudge. Nudge. Every little bit is an erosion of freedom. Again, the heavy hand of government screws up nearly everything.

        Excuse me, there is a bank run I need to get to.

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        1. RWFA

          You really have some deep seated problems man.

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          1. David Dickinson II

            No, I got to the bank on time. I’m fine.

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    2. larry

      Because the CEO and I’m sure anyone sucking up to him is/are all WOKE WOKE WOKE!!! TO GET GOVT contract – pay for play is all the dems and govt and green crap is about today – BE DAMN for the customer! Matters not what they think no want for sure – oh that will be another $1000 for your negative ESG input and thought!

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  4. Deadarmadillo

    Two things that are a deal killer for me is auto start-stop and black upholstery.

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  5. Dennis Lesieur

    My 21 Explorer has it! Just one more button to push at each startup! My MPG with this activated was less than while using it!! 23.5 without it! 23.4 using it.

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  6. Dennis Lesieur

    Why do purely automotive discussions bring along political rants that belong on Twitter or Facebook??

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    1. David Dickinson II

      Because the transportation ecosystem has been taken over by the government and is being shaped in ways against the consumers’ will.

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      1. RWFA

        Deep seated problems. Q.E.D.

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  7. Dennis Lesieur

    Introduced by the EPA in 1975!

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    1. larry

      Start-stop buttons – I think not – and levels not attainable in a sane word – not those either – and the rest of the sane people laugh – one rule for USA and another rule for the rest of the big countries CCP, RUS INDIA, and on!

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  8. Zviera

    Had start/stop in 3 vehicles, never an issue. Anything that saves the soon to be expensive summer gas is a positive.

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  9. Dave Carlson

    Does a 2023 F-150 limited hybrid have auto start stop? If so, where is it on the dash?

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