The launch of the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty has been delayed.
The Wall Street Journal reports unidentified “parts issues” have caused the F-Series Super Duty to be delayed, revealed in a letter that was distributed to workers at the American automaker’s Louisville, Kentucky, factory. It came from Rodney James, the truck factory’s union chairman, and it also said that it would be “impossible to build all of the lost units in the third quarter.” The letter also points out that assembly workers at the plant could be working overtime for up to a year after the F-Series Super Duty’s launch to catch up on lost sales.
It’s unclear what the parts issues are, but the company had a similar issue with the launch of the F-150 last year. In the F-150’s case, there was a shortage of frames available, causing the new aluminum pickup to be delayed.
[Source: The Wall Street Journal]
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