Ford’s all-new Super Duty is a solid truck that is getting awards and positive reviews. However, not everything is going smoothly at Ford’s Louisville, KY plant that produces the 2017 Super Duty. A report by The Wall Street Journal quotes a newsletter from UAW union’s factory chairman, Rodney Janes.
The article states that the factory face “parts issues” in late summer of 2016, which drastically affected production of the 2017 Super Duty. Mr. Janes is reported to say that it will be “impossible” to catch up the lost production in third quarter of the year. This is likely to negatively impact Ford’s earnings for the third quarter. The report continues to say that the factory workers will need to work overtime for around a year in order to catch up.
Ford has not clarified which parts delayed production. While the 2017 Super Duty trucks are starting to arrive at dealerships, your order or the specific truck you are looking for may be delayed.