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2024 Ford F-150 Pickups Begin Shipping Out From Michigan

Last week, Ford Authority reported that a number of 2024 Ford F-150 and Ford F-150 Lightning pickups were spotted at the automaker’s Dearborn test track, which was previously used to store incomplete pickups that were partially assembled and then stashed away as the automaker awaited parts that were difficult to come by due to various supply chain shortages. Shortly thereafter, we learned that those 2024 Ford F-150 pickups were awaiting quality checks – an important step as the automaker is targeting Toyota as a quality benchmark – while a stop-ship had been issued for the 2024 F-150 Lighting due to a problem with the EV variant’s headlights. Now, just a few days later, those same 2024 Ford F-150 pickups have begun shipping to dealers, according to the Detroit Free Press.

“We started shipping new 2024 F-150s to dealers beginning last week,” Mike Levine, Ford North America product communications director, told the Free Press. “We will steadily increase shipments as we continue going through our quality checks to ensure they meet the quality our customers expect. We are shipping exactly when we said we would and feel good about getting these trucks to customers.”

As Levine noted here, Ford originally stated that it would begin shipping the refreshed 2024 F-150 in early 2024, and now, that’s precisely the case – even after hundreds or perhaps thousands of units were stored following the start of production back in December. Levine also noted that building vehicles and then storing them before deliveries begin is part of the automaker’s new launch process.

As for the 2024 F-150 Lightning, Ford hasn’t set a deadline for when it might lift that model’s stop-ship, but noted that this won’t happen until it’s confident that all potential quality issues have been resolved.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford F-150 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 news, and comprehensive 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. Gary.virginia

    How long has ford built pickup trucks? You’ll telling me they have to benchmark toyota. Really!


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