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    Production Week Scheduling Information

    SCHEDULING PLAN This is the tentative scheduling plan for the production period. This is just a guide for scheduling. This information is tentative and may change at any time. THE WEEKS LISTED ARE PRODUCTION WEEKS TO BE SCHEDULED FOR ORDERS SELECTED FOR SCHEDULING DURING THE WEEK OF 09/19/2022. ORDERS ARE REVIEWED AND SELECTED BASED ON PRIORITY CODE, ORDER DATE AND COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE COMMODITY, PLANT & OTHER RESTRAINTS. REGULAR SCHEDULING IS DONE ON THURSDAY'S FOR ORDERS WITH AVAILABLE ALLOCATION. VERIFIED COVP (Customer Order Verification Program) RETAIL ORDERS WITH INCREMENTAL ALLOCATION MAY BE SCHEDULED AT ANY TIME. THIS INFORMATION APPLIES TO UNSCHEDULED ORDERS ONLY. Blue Oval Forums_Production Week Scheduling_2022-10-03.pdf
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    2023 F-150 Production Information

    INFORMATION Product Offering Changes: 23MY F150 Steering Wheel – Heat Removal and Mirrors, Sideview-Heated Glass Removal ACTION REQUESTED Due to the supply chain constraints, customers taking delivery of 2023MY F-150 trucks including Heated Steering Wheel and/or Mirrors, Sideview – Heated Glass must be informed that certain 2023MY F-150 trucks will not be equipped with Heated Steering Wheel and/or Mirrors, Sideview – Heated Glass Removal of Heated Steering Wheel and Mirrors, Sideview – Heated Glass Removal are now required on all new orders, scheduled and unscheduled units. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of affected vehicles has been reduced by $140 for Steering Wheel – Heat Removal and $45 for Mirrors, Sideview – Heated Glass Removal. This adjustment will be reflected on the window label. Customers taking delivery of 23MY F-150 vehicles including Heated Steering Wheel and/or Mirrors, Sideview-Heated Glass must sign the attached Acknowledgement Form to acknowledge their understanding that the vehicle is not equipped with the feature(s) identified and that they will not be charged for the feature(s). Upon receiving this message, dealers should communicate with retail and fleet customers regarding changes required to their orders. Then starting Friday, October 7th, dealers should add Option Code 94X (Steering Wheel – Heat Removal) and/or 76X (Mirrors, Sideview – Heated Glass Removal) where applicable on unscheduled retail and fleet orders by October 13th, 2022. Unscheduled retail and fleet orders that are not updated by October 13th, 2022 will be amended by Ford on October 14th, 2022. Most unscheduled stock and scheduled stock, retail, and fleet orders will be amended by Ford on October 7th, 2022. SUMMARY The automotive industry continues to be confronted by supply chain shortages of a wide variety of components used to manufacture Ford vehicles. As a way for customers to get their F-150 trucks sooner, Ford has implemented the following product offering change process. Steering Wheel – Heat Removal (94X) Removal of Heated Steering Wheel is now required on all new orders, scheduled, and unscheduled units. The window sticker will reflect a credit in the amount of $140 for “Steering Wheel – Heat Removal.” Upon receiving this message, dealers should communicate with retail and fleet customers regarding changes required to their orders. Then starting Friday, October 7th, dealers should add Option Code 94X (Steering Wheel - Heat Removal) where applicable on unscheduled 23MY F-150 retail and fleet orders by October 13th, 2022. Unscheduled orders that are not updated by October 13th, 2022 will be amended by Ford on October 14th, 2022. Most scheduled and unscheduled stock orders and scheduled retail and fleet orders containing Heated Steering Wheel will be amended by Ford to include Steering Wheel – Heat Removal (94X) on behalf of the dealer on October 7th. Mirrors, Sideview - Heated Glass Removal (76X) Removal of Mirrors, Sideview-Heated Glass is now required on all new orders, scheduled, and unscheduled units The window sticker will reflect a credit in the amount of $45 for “Mirrors, Sideview – Heated Glass Removal.” Upon receiving this message, dealers should communicate with retail and fleet customers regarding changes required to their orders. Then starting Friday, October 7th, dealers should add Option Code 76X (Mirrors, Sideview – Heated Glass Removal) where applicable on unscheduled 23MY F-150 retail and fleet orders by October 13th, 2022. Unscheduled orders that are not updated by October 13th, 2022 will be amended by Ford on October 14th, 2022. Most scheduled and unscheduled stock orders and scheduled retail and fleet orders containing Mirrors, Sideview – Heated Glass be amended by Ford to include Mirrors, Sideview – Heated Glass Removal (76X) on behalf of the dealer on October 7th. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM Customers purchasing a 23MY F-150 with Heated Steering Wheel and/or Mirrors, Sideview – Heated Glass must sign the attached customer acknowledgement form to acknowledge their understanding that the vehicle is not equipped with the feature(s) identified and they will not be charged for the feature(s). Signed copies of the form must be maintained by the selling dealer in the vehicle deal jacket. Due to the number of potentially impacted features on a particular vehicle, the Acknowledgement Form has been updated to include a check box for each feature that could be impacted. Dealers must check the appropriate box(es) on the Acknowledgement Form prior to asking for the customer’s signature. Failure to check the proper boxes could result in an erroneous assumption by customer that none of customer’s features are impacted. Attached is a copy of the form and this form will also be available to download through FMCDealer. AcknowledgementLetter_23MYF-150_2022-10-01.pdf
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    Heritage Limited

    There was no 2023 Bronco Sport scheduling this week.
  4. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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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