Ford Halts F-150 Lightning Deliveries for Quality Inspections

Ford Halts F-150 Lightning Deliveries for Quality Inspections

Ford Motor Company has suspended deliveries of all 2024 model year F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks for quality inspections. The suspension began on February 9th, with no indication yet of when deliveries will resume. Ford declined to disclose the nature of the quality issue.

Meanwhile, Ford has begun delivering the first newly redesigned gas-powered 2024 model F-150 pickup trucks to dealerships. The company expects to ramp up shipments in the coming weeks after conducting launch quality assessments.

Despite the halt in Lightning deliveries, Ford has confirmed that production of the EV truck continues. However, it is reducing production at its Michigan Rouge Electric Vehicle Center to one shift effective April 1st. This follows the temporary reduction of one shift out of three at the EV plant in October.

In December, Ford informed suppliers of its intention to manufacture approximately 1,600 F-150 Lightning EV trucks weekly from January, down from the initial plan of 3,200. Last year, Ford sold 24,165 F-150 Lightning trucks in the U.S., a 55% increase from 2022.