2017 Ford Super Duty Truck Reportedly Delayed Due to Parts Shortage

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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