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2023 Ford F-150 Production Impacted By Parts Shortage

It’s been no secret that the automotive industry has had to navigate some tough supply chain issues for the last several years, and The Blue Oval is no exception. Odds and ends that are critical to vehicle production have been in short supply, forcing FoMoCo to ratchet back on production of the Ford F-150 for things like a door handle shortage earlier this year. Unfortunately, F-150 production will be rolled back again, according to a report from The Detroit Free Press.

While production of the 2023 Ford F-150 takes place at two separate facilities, only the Ford Kansas City Assembly plant will be negatively affected by the cutbacks, which are to take place next week. A Ford spokesperson confirmed to the publication that the plant will run with just one crew, instead of the typical three, during the week of August 28th, 2023. Following that, two crews will be active during the week of September 8th, due to an unnamed “supplier parts shortage.” The F-150 is also produced at Dearborn Truck plant.


Throughout this year, the automaker has outlined plans to increase production of certain vehicles in its portfolio, including the F-150 and the Ford Transit, along with the Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Maverick. The Ford F-150 Lightning, meanwhile, only recently restarted production after a brief shutdown to expand the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, as the company ramps up to produce up to 150,000 examples of the electric pickup. Although the chip shortage has eased according to CFO John Lawler, Ford CEO Jim Farley stated last year that he believes supply chain issues are unfortunately the new norm when it comes to vehicle production.

We’ll have more on Ford’s supply chain issues soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. steve

    must be impacting super duty too, been waiting 10 months.

  2. StarLord

    I wasn’t happy about getting my smart hitch deleted. Nice going Ford. You could have at least offered to have these things installed later by the dealer. Now a 22 F150 well have a higher resale because it won’t have these things deleted like my 23.

  3. Corkscrew

    I traded my 2020 Ford F150 King Ranch for a new 2023 King Ranch only to find out it doesn’t have the heated steering wheel the messaging seats not to mention the bed camera and the locking mechanism for the rear tire. I also hate the auto start and stop. On the 2020 I got a module for it that I could plug into the truck to defeat this but not on the 2023 I got to open the dash and put in a wiring harness. Really. If I had known this at the time I traded I would of ust keep my 2020 Ford F150 King Ranch. I am very disappointed that I had to pay a higher price for less options than I had. Check out all your options before you buy.

  4. Bill Byrne

    GEE our dealer NOW has a LOT full of new F-150’s

  5. The Wizard

    There is no Kansas plant.
    There’s a Missouri plant…

  6. Shelbykl

    Kansas City Plant

  7. Upstater57

    I ordered a 2023 Explorer Limited on February 2nd. Still waiting for it.

  8. Terrence Watkins

    It’s too bad Ford has no real leadership to fix all the problems plaguing the once proud Blue Oval.
    Dealerbody has no voice. Current leadership has eliminated engineers, experienced employees, and now trying to eliminate the dealers. Mr Jim is more interested in photo shoots. EVS will be gone in ten years because the other manufacturers realize there’s a better way. The Dealer Council is very weak and so is the major stock holders.


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