Ford production-Reality check

mrmustang

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I'll premise this with the following: We are all wound up and frustrated waiting for our Expeditions to be built, or finished, or delivered. Lots of good information out there, also lots of minor miscommunication or misinformation being spread. This following is just my view, sitting on my couch this AM, awaiting my currently scheduled production week (3rd week in May) to come to possible fruition.


Expeditions are being built on a daily basis, what you are confusing is the future production schedule, which Ford has yet to determine based on what they are hearing from their supply chain. In other words, Ford has scheduled out current production lines (that is 3 shifts, 6-7 days a week) approximately 6 weeks, to the end of May. As reported by a Ford employee "220 per shift, 2,640 a week", or roughly 15,840 Expeditions. This is what they project they have enough incoming parts from outside suppliers to build in the next 6 weeks.

Mine is one of those, I went in to this knowing that I might not see it for 6 months, as I have special ordered vehicles before, not always for myself, but ordered them just the same. I check online every 5-7 days, have called my dealer once since placing my order, in January, and Ford customer service/marketing twice. My dealer has contacted me twice as they find out information or updates. I do speak and email with several contacts within Ford a few times a month, but speak in general terms, and not "what is going on with my Expedition". Given the state of the world right now, I remain patient, calm, cool, and collected. There are things out of my control, and I realize this, having been on the opposite end of such things in the past (running a production based business, or selling retail fire suppression systems for race vehicles).......Some things are just out of others control purview, expecting Ford marketing/customer service to have all the answers is just unrealistic at this point.

In closing, as others have said, take a step back, a deep breath, and relax. If you thinking jumping ship and ordering from GM, BMW, Toyota, Porsche, or anyone else will get you a SUV built faster, think again....This is a global issue, we are just seeing a small part of it with the Expedition line.........


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I was in Indiana for my class reunion last month. My hometown is near a GM truck plant. Guess what was sitting out in rows on an empty lot? Rows, and rows of new pickups waiting for parts. It's everywhere.
 

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And I live in SE Michigan, where we have plants from all of the Big 3. There are Fords, Chryslers, and GMs parked everywhere awaiting bits and pieces, except Dearborn, where people keep stealing the Raptors (a bit of hyperbole on that last one).
 

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And I live in SE Michigan, where we have plants from all of the Big 3. There are Fords, Chryslers, and GMs parked everywhere awaiting bits and pieces, except Dearborn, where people keep stealing the Raptors (a bit of hyperbole on that last one).

Stealing Raptors from Dearborn Truck and Stealing GT500's from Flat Rock.
 

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