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  1. For all you folks with power tailgates and bedliners, did your bedliner installer (e.g., dealership, LINE-X, etc) apply bedliner spray to the tailgate? According to a thread in another forum, LINE-X shops in my area aren't spraying the tailgate; installers aren't confident they can do the install without messing up the power tailgate. It's great that folks know the limits of their work, but I want the complete install. Sadly, I do wonder if this is some weird way to save as much material used in bedliner due to the shortage. Anyone with have any issues with their bedliner install?
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    Stronger Encryption

    Fair witty question. I think if the proper security isn't (which doesn't seem to be tbe case at this juncture), I do think the folks that leave their vehicles running while they run into a store or gas station would be at risk of having their vehicles hacked. If you're a guy like me that sits in his car while waiting for his wife to run into the beauty story for a hairbrush, you share the same risk. That being said, all any of us have to do is turn off the wifi if we start hearing reports of successful exploits. This is nothing to stress about given the easy fix. To wrap up my response, I'll just reiterate that if the proper security is in place, the level of risk is almost non-existent. It's something to discuss in a forum, but not something to bash Ford or freak out about. We discuss, we learn, we grow.
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    Stronger Encryption

    To clairfy, I'm not referring to the Hotspot. I'm referring to the wifi used during wireless app projection. Secondly, after some discussion regarding this matter on another forum, it may not be a concern if Ford is using 802.1x authentication with TKIP. If I'm bored enough, I'll see if I can find out if Ford is using 802.1 or PSK. Assuming the average Joe doesn't garner the attention of a cyber attacker with focused interest on their truck, the aforementioned should be sufficient.
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    Stronger Encryption

    As a cyber engineer, I'm wired to look at the security settings for all the features/apps I use. I noticed the truck's wifi only has WPA encryption. I'm alarmed that Ford is using this level of encryption as it is easy to break, so I'm hoping an over-the-air update can address this change. Android Auto and likely Apple Car Play connect to the truck's wifi as well as the Bluetooth connection. I'll likely have to connect to Android auto via USB and disable the truck's wifi rather than use the wireless connection to reduce any potential risks. I'll update this if I'm mistaken, and can change the encryption level.
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    2021 F150 Lariat

    CYBERDMAN, Thanks for being an incredible resource to all Ford owners. Thanks for taking the time out each work over the LAST 10 YEARS to give us updates on our trucks. It's been an odd production year, but you made it easier on me for sure. I wanted to flood you with pictures, but I can only get one to upload properly. All the best to you and yours. God bless you! Stay safe, and please stay healthy.
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    2021 F150 Lariat

    VIN 1FTFW1ED3MFB60547 Order M048
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    Chip update

    Sad but funny and likely true too. I hope this market has taught all of us a listen about dealers. I used to think they were all bad, but I seen the good really shine among all the bad ones out there. We'll all be smarter the next purchase. 💪🏾
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    Chip update

    Yea. Here's the response I got from another dealer: "you are correct...we needed to opt in to receive the trucks without chips...there was an insurance issue that was resolved today with Ford...those that dont sign the opt in would receive their vehicles later...they will ship the chips modules to the dealers who opt in b4 they fix the trucks sitting at the plant." I hate being the guy with the dealer who doesn't know the right information. He's really confident that I don't know what I'm talking about too. Hot mess.
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    Chip update

    @ice-capadesor @akirby Can you confirm that the process is that dealers have to opt-in to receive these trucks? My sales guy told me he isn't sure if my truck has all the chips. I told him that I was tracking that dealers needed to opt-in to receive incomplete trucks, but he told me my information was incorrect.
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    2021 F150 Lariat

    Bumped for update. I see that it shipped. Hopefully the VVR has the current location of the truck. Thanks!
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    2021 F150 Lariat

    Bumped. What does it say in the ETA disposition for my latest status? Other folks have pointed out there ETA disposition changed a few times while the secondary status remained the same before ultimately having their trucks shipped. Thanks.
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    X Plan Pin

    Yea. For the benefit one gets, that fee is nothing. All the details are in the link I posted.
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    X Plan Pin

    If you're a Veteran, you qualify for X-Plan pricing. https://members.veteransadvantage.com/ford
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    Wireless phone charging in Lariat.

    This would be awesome, and quite frankly I'm surprised this isn't a standard feature in 2021 on any vehicle 40k+. I mean we are more connected to the internet now than ever, so it only makes sense to provide these type of necessities.
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    2021 F150 Lariat

    Bumped for update. Is there a note in my vehicle visibility report (VVR)indicating what the hold up is? Supposedly the VVR will now state if a truck is waiting on a chip.
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