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Australian Ford F-150 Deliveries Paused Once Again

Back in March 2022, The Blue Oval announced that the Ford F-150  would be heading to Australia, where a third-party company called RMA Automotive in Mickleham, Victoria, was slated to complete the right-hand drive conversion on those pickups. Australian deliveries of the Ford F-150 were originally expected to begin in October 2023, but following a bit of a delay, that process actually began one month later. Trouble is, over the past few months, Aussie Ford F-150 buyers have faced a handful of issues, including a stop-sale related to a turbo problem with the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost powerplant, a recall for a faulty steering intermediate shaft, another recall issued over airbag woes, and a third recall pertaining to non-compliant side direction indicator lamps. Now, deliveries of the Australian Ford F-150 have been paused yet again, according to CarExpert.

For the second time in six months, Australian Ford F-150 deliveries are being paused, this time, due to an undisclosed issue. It’s unclear what this new problem might be, though F-150 pickups currently that are already on dealer lots in that country are still being sold and delivered to customers, it seems.

“Ford Australia has placed a temporary hold on F-150s that are on their way to dealers, as we work through a potential issue,” a Ford spokesperson said in a statement. “We understand the inconvenience this may cause and we thank customers for their patience.”

In Australia, customers can choose from either the XLT or Lariat trims, in both short- and long-wheelbase form. However, only one engine choice is available – the twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 EcoBoost. Pricing for the popular pickup starts out at $106,950 AUS ($69,998 USD) for the XLT, while the Lariat touts a sticker price of $140,945 AUS ($92,234 USD).

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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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