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  1. 10 points
    I know and appreciate Waloud's updates to work being done on the backlog of vehicles at his plant during the scheduled down time. Unfortunately, Ford doesn't communicate such actions with their Dealers, and I can only post the information that Ford releases. This makes input like this from Waloud, with direct knowledge, all the more valuable!
  2. 9 points

    Bad News From My Dealer

    UPDATE! We have ben running close to normal production since Sunday!
  3. 9 points

    *CURRENT Tracking Rules*

    I've done some house cleaning and consolidation and added in a few new items to take notice of. Please review the items below for changes / updates. 1.) I request that you subscribe to this thread if you haven't already. Click the little button at the top that says "Watch topic". That way I'll get no frantic responses from any of you that don't keep up with this and ask me a million requests when I am gone or on vacation that I have already said I won't be available. You will be automatically notified as long as you have your forum / board settings set up properly. 2.) There are a number of you that have come to this forum for only the purpose of tracking and have in a sense spammed the forums with silly banter in order to fluff up your post count to get in here and demand some tracking action. I would think that if tracking was that important, many of those of you would have read my rules and responded accordingly. I know how you feel ... it is just like Terms of Service agreements or software piracy acknowledgments - you know, those agreements in software programs that scroll on forever that those people ask you to read, but you don't and you just click "agree" anyway to get to quickly click on the next prompt. Humor me and read each and every rule. I ask for a reason and there are so many rule breakers I'm close to my wits end with a lot of you. The rules are here to assist me in helping you - that is it. 3.) If you break a rule, I am no longer going to give you a kind reminder. I am simply just going to ignore your request. If you find you are being ignored, then you did something wrong. Figure it out. Re-read the rules you were supposed to have read in the first place. Then, once you are ready to comply properly, you can re-bump your thread properly. I am not going to respond until you do. 4.) I am sorry, but some of you are taking extreme advantage of my generosity and this free service I offer on my own time. Those that do are ruining it for everyone else. From now on: Absolutely no more than ONE (1) update per tracking thread, per week. I don't care if you are in the process of shipping, or have started production. You plan it out when you want to hear from me, but no more than once per week. I don't care if your lease is expiring and you need to know tracking info so you aren't left without a vehicle. Get a clue - If you are to the point where you need to know where your vehicle is in production because you may/will be left without a vehicle to drive - you have definitely already screwed up and have extremely poor planning that even I can't help you with. 5.) All PMs asking about tracking, information or updates will be deleted no questions asked. I thought this was clear, but apparently it is not. I don't care if you can't figure out how to post in this forum. No PM's about tracking or updates, period! 6.) I am not ignoring you, but at the same time I am not baby sitting your vehicle tracking either. If you want an update, bump your thread. If I haven't gotten to it in a few days, please re-bump - it may have fallen off my list of new updated topics. 7.) If you start to become annoying by wanting timely minute-by-minute updates of any minor thing that happened during your production run or shipment - please stop posting and see your dealer. I am not a service, I do this in what little free time I have because I want to. Please don't make me not want to do this anymore. If you respect my free time, I'll respect your request - it is pretty simple. You don't own me and I don't have to respond. 8.) I have to be at work to do this and I'll typically handle most requests in the morning. Don't ask me for a weekend update because you won't get it. 9.) If I have previously given you an update and in that update there was a specific date listed of something to happen next in the production run, please don't ask me for any more updates until that date has passed. I waste a ton of time with folks wanting updates to production dates I have given you when that date hasn't even happened yet - there won't be any changes. Please be smart about it. 10.) I am not the plant, delivery system, production scheduler or your dealership. Don't ask me to estimate any type of dates or time frame for you, or why things are such and such or taking so long. I can't and won't. There are a million and one variables in what happens with your order - things take as long as they take. 11.) I provide vehicle locator updates - status updates that can be found in your vehicle visibility report. That is it. Don't ask me to provide you with anything other than that, i.e.: no build sheets, no window stickers, no production schedules, no rail car information, no rail car numbers, etc. 12.) Do not make multiple threads for updates. Stick to one thread per VIN / Dealer Code-Order Number for updates. You want to follow a second car you have ordered, make a new thread for that vehicle. Repeat, do not make multiple threads for the same vehicle - even if you've provided incorrect information the first time. Just correct your mis-information in an update to your thread. I will get sick of figuring out which one I need to respond to and just not respond to any of your threads. 13.) I am a human, not an internet robot. I appreciate civility and I enjoy pleases and thank yous. However, please keep the extra chitchat outside of tracking info to a minimum because it helps me sort through threads I haven't upated yet and ones I have. 14.) I do not want anything in return for this. However, after all this work for you, my only payoffs are, 1 - knowing you are happy, and 2 - seeing that final picture of the vehicle I helped you follow for weeks on end. Please don't forget the photo. I love that. 15.) I need a valid VIN, or dealer code and order number to track your order. Please quadruple check the numbers you provide me. I know they are a long string of numbers and letters, but reporting those numbers right the first time will makes us both happier. 16.) When you bump your threads looking for more info, please repost your VIN (or Dealer Codes and Order Number) within your bump. 17.) Do not come here looking for information if you don't have either a VIN or proper, correct Dealer Code AND Order Number. Don't try to give me a Dealer Code with your vehicle description and expect me to find your vehicle. In most cases it is a needle in a haystack. Without both - forget it. If you have your DORA, the Dealer Code and Order Number are both on there, do me a favor and give me both or forget it. Also know this, most dealerships order multiple vehicles -even different types, under the same Order Number, so I will need a description of your vehicle along with your Dealer Code AND Order Number - such as: type, engine, trans, body style, that is it. Don't give me packages or trim levels, those things don't mean squat to me and are not listed in the Visibility Report as trim levels, just a laundry list of options. 18.) I am only a minor admin on this sub-forum, I have no control over how it works and how you get here. I can organize threads and close topics, but I am mostly just a user like the rest of you. Forget all the conspiracy theories of what I am doing to you in why you can't post here or your threads disappearing or whatever related to how the forum works, it is just all B.S.. 19.) If I give you a status and it is Unscheduled-Clean, that means you have a successful order in the system and it isn't currently scheduled for production. When you are in Unscheduled-Clean status I will provide updates no sooner than every two weeks, providing you bump your thread properly. There are a multitude of reasons why something doesn't progress quickly from that status to the line. It has to do with production schedules, plant availability, ordering priority numbers, where you live and that region / dealerships specific allowed allocation segments for that vehicle. I have seen Unscheduled-Clean status stay that way for weeks and weeks on end - even as long as 6 months depending on the availability of what you are ordering and speed of the plant, etc. etc. If you are upset about your vehicle being Unscheduled-Clean for an extended period, you need to work with your salesperson to try to adjust your order priority or find out what period your allocation unit is limited to. 20.) Enjoy yourself. If these updates start making you angry or hostile, or your attitude is making me angry or hostile, please go elsewhere and blow off some steam. Thanks as always. Any comments will be deleted.
  4. 8 points
    Ford has been setting rules for the newer vehicles (Mustang Mach-E, Bronco, etc.) regarding advertising, sales prices, retail order compliance, etc. and enforcing them via an audit program for compliance. Dealers have to report scheduled retail orders that are cancelled by the customer or be in violation of the program rules. Dealers can lose allocation, lose incremental allocation and even be charged back for incremental allocation granted previously depending on the severity of the Dealer's violations. The Dealers are being held accountable for their actions.
  5. 7 points

    Ford Weekly Scheduling Notes

    Scheduling Notes – New York Region On Thursday, January 6, Bronco, Bronco Sport, EcoSport and Maverick will not be selected for scheduling. Balance to go F150, Super Duty, Transit Connect Van and Transit Connect Wagon SIMS orders have been created using commodities still available at the plant for this week’s scheduling. 22MY Super Duty Option Availability: For the remainder of 2022MY, the following options will only be available to schedule on retail orders. Stock orders with these options will not be selected for scheduling: Spray in Bedliner (85S) 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Hitch Prep Package (53W) Tonneau Cover (21D,21E,21J) Active Steering (60A) (optional on Lariat, King Ranch & Platinum; standard on Limited) 19.5 Forged Polished Aluminum Wheel (64D) (standard on all F450 series and included on STX Pkg—17S) Black Appearance Package (17L) on Lariat Please note due to production availability, retail orders with these commodities may take several weeks to schedule. OTD Vehicle Line Scheduling – For OTD vehicle lines, the Centralized Field Order Scheduling Team (CFOS) does not have any line of sight of what will be scheduling each week and the delivery timing of these vehicle lines.
  6. 7 points
    So is the BEV Silverado going to have more range, greater payload, more towing power, and the like than the F150. And a cheaper MSRP? If not, then who cares if it's NG or not. The Lightning will be on the market at least 12 months before Silverado. Silverado is always playing catchup with F150.
  7. 6 points

    My wait is finally over…

    Just wanted to say thank you to everyone on the forum that helped provide information about my build during these strange times. Here’s my build summary after 10 months and 11 days of waiting. Don’t worry, they will build it. ordered 3/18 accepted 3/19 vin generated 6/4 build scheduled and was rescheduled 6x window sticker generated 12/6 Order sent to plant 12/9 accepted by plant and scheduled 12/13 truck built 12/21 loaded on rail car 12/22 shipped from plant by rail 12/23 arrived at rail transfer yard 12/25 unloaded from rail car 12/27-12/28 picked up by truck carrier 12/29 delivered to dealership 12/29 Overall very impressive truck. Minor quality issues dealership is fixing today and I’ll pick it up tonight. This truck was a big deal for me since my previous F350 was stolen while I was away from home working, right before Christmas, and I’ve been without my heavy work truck over a year now. The wait for it was difficult because I had to turn away work opportunities. I wanted the options I selected and would not compromise since it’s replacement for what I had. The big hold up was adaptive steering, 5th wheel prep and any number of other issues, but it’s over now and I can focus on setting this beauty up to get new work done. Happy new year!
  8. 6 points
    Merry Christmas to all my fellow future Super Duty Owners. And an especially big Merry Christmas and thank you to the volunteered Moderators who are taking their personal time to walk us through this excruciatingly long process. Here’s to a much more smoothly running process in the New Year.
  9. 5 points
    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38594208/2024-chevrolet-silverado-ev-revealed/?utm_source=facebook&src=socialflowFBCAD&utm_campaign=socialflowFBCD&utm_medium=social-media&fbclid=IwAR2nhRDufCAhl6kIP5_YIYjDy2YnLvEytkaUAvEg3RNkVn7SNY6MEurNANc So the Silverado EV shares no parts with the ICE Silverado, but appears to be a badge engineered GMC Hummer in my eyes
  10. 5 points

    '21 December/ Year End Total

    Remind me again why killing cars were a bad idea?
  11. 5 points
    From what I could find out at work last night, we have less than 100 trucks waiting to come back to the plant. Not sure on what the hold up is, but they are hoping to have them back today 1/5.
  12. 5 points

    Priority Codes

    Its quite simple - priority codes only matter within the dealer’s order bank. If you’re a 19 but you’re the only special order in queue you’re the next build for that dealer, if you’re a 10 but there are 10 others at priority 10 you might be #11. It’s all relative. The big issue right now is there are so many in the order banks that simply can’t be built due to parts shortages.
  13. 5 points
    Tested: 2022 Ford Maverick 2.0T AWD Is Just Enough Truck (caranddriver.com)
  14. 5 points

    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    I just got my Built email. So I am no longer in Chip Hold. My ETA is Feb 6
  15. 5 points
    I'm guessing we have brought back about 5,000 trucks this week. They have been repaired and inspected and sent out the gate to be shipped. Not really sure which chip modules have come back. As of last night the repairmen were installing 5 different chips. I know one had to do with the radio and another was the knock sensor on diesel trucks. We have been running 24/7 since Sunday morning.
  16. 4 points

    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    Finally Got the Text ive been Waiting 7 months for 😁 they are getting it through PDI asap then ill take delivery.
  17. 4 points
    The "Balance to go" refers to remaining allocation for orders not already showing as "Selected for Scheduling" on the AM Preview Scheduling Report. For Dealers having Super Duty allocation, the report will also show commodity and plant constraints applicable for each Super Duty order not showing as selected for scheduling.
  18. 4 points
    Mine was delivered according to palsapp and it was correct just picked up today.
  19. 4 points
    Just got a call from my dealer. Apparently my sales lady (who rocks!) checked the VVR and my truck was loaded onto the rail car on 12/28 and should be here soon. She’s gone ahead and got all my docs in order. She even said they’d deliver the truck to my home the day it arrived. This is why I love small town business!
  20. 4 points

    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    Ordered March 18th, with AS, bed liner, Tremor, and all the other goodies. Arrived at my dealer today (Dec 29), and they have the winch for it as well. FYI - the CSX tracker still says it's sitting in Chicago (dealer is in WA). Broken trackers everywhere, it seems.
  21. 4 points
    Based on what other than your usual GM cheerleading!
  22. 4 points

    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    Well…..if every major manufacturer of automobiles and those dealerships who sell the major manufacturers automobiles are ALL going thru this as well then? I believe it’s safe to say that if Ford was the only company with these kind of problems then we would all be buy Rams, Chevys, Tundras or GMC’s. So given that we are not buying those “other guy’s “ trucks there must be something that outlines the truth in my original post…….. Close examination and research as to why person A gets beat out by person B is simple……Not the same bells and whistles. For the record I clearly understand your frustration……that being said we have two very simple courses of action. 1. Cancel your order and take your business to another manufacturer…..then get in a new line. 2. Stay in the line your in and wait your turn…..just like everyone else.
  23. 4 points

    Mandatory Employee Vax Reporting

    A great question posted today by Phil Mickelson; (think he plays that golf thing or something) "Serious question since I’m not a Dr. If omicron is contagious but not deadly (25,000 cases in Africa with no deaths) why try and control it? Why not let it go and let people get it and develop immunity? Especially for those who won’t get vaccinated. Pls no hate, I’m just curious." Why not?
  24. 4 points

    Latest hold up?

    Ask your dealer where you are in their queue based on your priority and their other orders. If you are not at the lowest priority then that’s between you and your dealer. If you are first in line then some part is preventing your truck from being built. There are supply chain issues with hundreds of parts not just the ones mentioned on here. Ford doesn’t just ignore orders for no reason. And your dealer has all of the information that’s available.
  25. 4 points
    Silvrsvt nailed it - the big change will be powertrain plants. The skateboard with batteries is a little more complex than a regular chassis due to the batteries. The body, suspension, paint, glass, wheels, seats, steering, dash and electronics are all the same. Motors are simpler. I don’t know why everyone thinks they’re SO much simpler.