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    Heritage Limited

    There was no 2023 Bronco Sport scheduling this week.
  2. The Premium Technology Package (65P) is a "Controlled Commodity" option according to the WBDO (Web Based Dealer Ordering) system. Unfortunately, there is no notation regarding that in the 2023 Explorer Order Guide. Your Dealer may need to contact their Ford Zone Manager or regional representative to get more information as there is no workaround in the WBDO system that I can find. FYI... It's the same with the U.S. version also. It may require special allocation but regardless, Dealers should still be able to select it in WBDO in order to configure the desired vehicle specifications and generate an Order Preview in WBDO for pricing information. WBDO could still be configured to allow it to be selected and then generate a notice about the "Controlled Commodity" status.
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    2022 F-Series Super Duty Production Information

    INFORMATION Supersede of Product Offering Changes: 22MY F150 & Super Duty Temporary Exterior Vehicle Badges REASON FOR SUPERSEDE $50 VIN specific SmartVincent incentive program numbers added ACTION REQUESTED Please be advised of certain 2022MY F-150 and Super Duty trucks being shipped with temporary and/or missing exterior badges due to a supplier shortage. Customers will be required to sign an acknowledgement letter, notifying them of the temporary and/or missing badges prior to vehicle sale. SUMMARY Due to a supplier shortage of exterior vehicle badges, some 22MY F-150 and Super Duty vehicles will be shipped and can be sold to customers with temporary or missing badges. Temporary/missing badges will not impact the vehicle performance in a functional capacity. Some vehicles may have temporary fender vent badges, or missing side door badges and/or tailgate badges. Not all trucks will have the same number of temporary badges and/or missing badges. All temporary badges will be molded in color black. F150 - Temporary F-150 badges could include both side fender nameplate/trim badges (e.g., F-150/XLT). Missing badges could include both door powertrain badges (e.g., PowerBoost), XLT Texas/Oklahoma badge and/or EcoBoost badge on tailgate, and/or King Ranch badge on tailgate. Super Duty - Temporary Super Duty badges could include both side fender nameplate/trim badges (e.g.,F-250/Lariat). Missing badges could include both door powertrain badges (e.g.,6.7L Power Stroke), and/or King Ranch badge on tailgate. Ford plans to restore all missing badging for all impacted 22MY F-150 and Super Duty customers. Customers will be required to sign an acknowledgement letter, notifying them of the temporary or missing badges prior to vehicle sale. Customers will be given a $50 VIN specific incentive claimed through SmartVincent: Fleet sale type: Program #38612 – 22MY F-150 & Super Duty VIN-Specific Bonus Cash Retail sale type: Program #38610 – 22MY F-150 & Super Duty VIN-Specific Bonus Cash TIMING It is anticipated that impacted vehicles will begin arriving beginning the week of September 26, 2022. We are currently projecting that finished badges will be available within the next six months. However, due to supply constraints, further delays to this timing could occur. In October, a Field Service Action (FSA) will be sent with further instructions regarding availability of finished badges. When the badges are available, dealers will be instructed to inspect the affected vehicle for any missing badge(s), remove any temporary badge(s), and install new badge(s) in the proper location(s). Dealers will use the current workshop procedures. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM A signed Customer Acknowledgement Form is required documentation for customers taking delivery of any impacted vehicle. Signed copies of the form must be maintained by the selling dealer in the vehicle deal jacket. A copy of the form is attached and will also be available to download through SmartVincent and on FMCDealer. AcknowledgementLetter_22MY SuperDuty_2022-09-30.pdf
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    2022 F-150 Production Information

    INFORMATION Supersede of Product Offering Changes: 22MY F150 & Super Duty Temporary Exterior Vehicle Badges REASON FOR SUPERSEDE $50 VIN specific SmartVincent incentive program numbers added ACTION REQUESTED Please be advised of certain 2022MY F-150 and Super Duty trucks being shipped with temporary and/or missing exterior badges due to a supplier shortage. Customers will be required to sign an acknowledgement letter, notifying them of the temporary and/or missing badges prior to vehicle sale. SUMMARY Due to a supplier shortage of exterior vehicle badges, some 22MY F-150 and Super Duty vehicles will be shipped and can be sold to customers with temporary or missing badges. Temporary/missing badges will not impact the vehicle performance in a functional capacity. Some vehicles may have temporary fender vent badges, or missing side door badges and/or tailgate badges. Not all trucks will have the same number of temporary badges and/or missing badges. All temporary badges will be molded in color black. F150 - Temporary F-150 badges could include both side fender nameplate/trim badges (e.g., F-150/XLT). Missing badges could include both door powertrain badges (e.g., PowerBoost), XLT Texas/Oklahoma badge and/or EcoBoost badge on tailgate, and/or King Ranch badge on tailgate. Super Duty - Temporary Super Duty badges could include both side fender nameplate/trim badges (e.g.,F-250/Lariat). Missing badges could include both door powertrain badges (e.g.,6.7L Power Stroke), and/or King Ranch badge on tailgate. Ford plans to restore all missing badging for all impacted 22MY F-150 and Super Duty customers. Customers will be required to sign an acknowledgement letter, notifying them of the temporary or missing badges prior to vehicle sale. Customers will be given a $50 VIN specific incentive claimed through SmartVincent: Fleet sale type: Program #38612 – 22MY F-150 & Super Duty VIN-Specific Bonus Cash Retail sale type: Program #38610 – 22MY F-150 & Super Duty VIN-Specific Bonus Cash TIMING It is anticipated that impacted vehicles will begin arriving beginning the week of September 26, 2022. We are currently projecting that finished badges will be available within the next six months. However, due to supply constraints, further delays to this timing could occur. In October, a Field Service Action (FSA) will be sent with further instructions regarding availability of finished badges. When the badges are available, dealers will be instructed to inspect the affected vehicle for any missing badge(s), remove any temporary badge(s), and install new badge(s) in the proper location(s). Dealers will use the current workshop procedures. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM A signed Customer Acknowledgement Form is required documentation for customers taking delivery of any impacted vehicle. Signed copies of the form must be maintained by the selling dealer in the vehicle deal jacket. A copy of the form is attached and will also be available to download through SmartVincent and on FMCDealer. AcknowledgementLetter_22MY F-150_2022-09-30.pdf
  5. Cars.com and other 3rd party sites are geared primarily towards pre-owned vehicles. In addition, the truck you're describing will be very difficult to find unless a Dealer has a cancelled retail vehicle that they're willing to sell, but expect to pay well over MSRP. That's if you can find one and willing to travel. There's a search function at the Ford.com site you can try or a Ford Dealer can do the search for you.
  6. Reminds me of many years ago when there was a joke about how many Yale University students could cram inside a VW Beetle.
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    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    Ford is doing 2022MY Super Duty "Balance Out" scheduling now with scheduling expected to be completed within the next 2-3 weeks. That's the only information available right now. I don't expect to see any other information prior to a notice that the "Balance Out" scheduling has been completed. Contact information for Ford Regional representatives is for Dealer use only. It's your Dealer's responsibility to contact their Ford Zone Manager and/or the Regional Scheduler for assistance in expediting the scheduling of your order. Without other information, your Dealer should have been advocating on your behalf on a continuous basis. "Unscheduled/Clean" only means that the order is clean, without errors, and can be scheduled. It's still subject to commodity and plant constraints, etc. Your Dealer has access to the applicable commodity and plant constraints specific to your order via the AM Scheduling Preview Reports.
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    2023 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    Yes! There's only one.
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    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    Your Dealer's behavior and lack of action proves all everything that's been said in the reply posts made. Sales manager hung up on you? Inexcusable! You should have gone over his head and talked to either the general manager or the Dealer Principal. Priority 12 after all that time? Incompetence and complete ignorance.
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    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    In addition to what "Road Turtle" wrote... From what you've stated, your Dealer obviously made little effort to manage your order and use their resources and available contacts to help expedite your order scheduling. And at this point it's a bit late as Ford is in the process of completing the "Balance Out" scheduling for 2022MY Super Duty's. If anything, Ford makes every effort to build as many higher trim models (Lariat, Platinum, King Ranch, etc.) as possible because of the profits. Your Dealer is making excuses and doesn't have a clue. Find another Dealer!
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    2023 Ford Super Duty Reveal Event

    Ford's been cutting the marketing budget for years.
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    2023 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    Pricing will not be available until the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens.
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    The New 6.8L V8 Thread

    The 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel V8 is $10,250 already. Yeah, it'll be interesting to see what Ford prices the HO version at. Probably not $10K but $4-5K wouldn't surprise me.
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    Ford "Hometown Hero" National Award

    With all the horror stories we hear about dealerships, I just wanted to share the above for these dealerships being recognized by Ford for their community involvement.
  15. INFORMATION Ford Honors Five Dealerships With A Ford ‘Hometown Hero’ National Award SUMMARY Ford Motor Company at their Annual Ford National Dealer Meeting recognized five dealerships as Hometown Heroes for their outstanding commitment to customers, community, and employees. For generations, Ford’s dealers and their employees have played an important role in the communities they serve. With this award, the company seeks to spotlight those Dealers who have truly distinguished themselves among Ford’s Dealer network. James (Jimmy) Childre, Jr. of Childre Ford, Inc. in Sandersville, Georgia Joseph (Joey) Thurby, Jr. of Riverside Motor Sales in Markleysburg, Pennsylvania Jack Kain of Jack Kain Ford, Inc. in Versailles, Kentucky Casey Stoudt of R. M. Stoudt, Inc. in Jamestown, North Dakota Paul Blomquist of C & M Ford Sales, Inc. in Hallock, Minnesota These dealers are truly the ‘best of the best’ when it comes to community involvement, and we are pleased to recognize them as our 2021 “Hometown Heroes.” Ford is proud to have these five wonderful Dealer partners strengthening the Ford brand every day.
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