Ford Stops F-150 Lightning Production Over Possible Battery Issue
A temporary halt was initiated after a potential battery problem was found during a pre-delivery quality inspection.
The Ford F-150 Lightning assembly line at Ford’s historic Rouge factory in Dearborn is sitting still at the moment. Production of the electric pickup is paused while the automaker investigates a potential problem with the truck’s battery pack. There is no stop sale of trucks already at dealer lots.
A Ford spokesperson confirmed the pause in production to Motor1.com, explaining that a potential battery issue was displayed during the automaker’s pre-delivery quality inspections. Motor Authority reported on the production pause, stating that shipments of Lightnings to dealerships are also temporarily paused. For trucks already on lots, Ford confirmed there is no stop-sale, so vehicles in inventory are still available. An investigation into the possible problem is underway, but there is no timeframe for when production may resume.
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Source: Motor Authority