Ford F-150 production has been impacted by the semiconductor chip shortage more times than we can count this year. The F-150 production at Kansas City’s plant has been reduced since August 23rd. At the same time, only one shift has been allowed at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, with other plants experiencing similar delays. While some automakers have removed various features from vehicles as a way around the current part shortages, thus far, Ford has only given 2021 F-150 customers the option to order trucks without the automatic start/stop feature.
Meanwhile, several factors have impacted the global chip supply, including the decision to cancel chip orders early in the pandemic – inventory that consumer electronics companies subsequently picked up. With increasing demand, the shortage isn’t likely to end any time soon.
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