Chip shortage prompts new F-150, SUV production cuts by Ford

Robert F smith

Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday confirmed new production cuts tied to the global semiconductor shortage. The week of Sept. 6, Dearborn Truck Plant — which makes the Dearborn automaker’s cash cow, the F-150 pickup truck — will operate on only one shift. Meanwhile, F-150 production at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in […]

Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday confirmed new production cuts tied to the global semiconductor shortage.

The week of Sept. 6, Dearborn Truck Plant — which makes the Dearborn automaker’s cash cow, the F-150 pickup truck — will operate on only one shift. Meanwhile, F-150 production at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri will remain down next week as well. Production of the Transit van will continue there.

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And Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville,  which builds Super Duty pickup trucks, the Ford Expedition SUV and the Lincoln Navigator SUV, will operate on two shifts the weeks of Sept. 6 and 13, down from three.

“The global semiconductor shortage continues to affect Ford’s North American plants — along with automakers and other industries around the world,” Ford spokesperson Kelli Felker said in a statement. “Behind the scenes, we have teams working on how to maximize production, with a continued commitment to building every high-demand vehicle for our customers with the quality they expect.”

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