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  1. Ford Thunderbird Being Considered As Possible Corvette Rival https://fordauthority.com/2022/05/ford-thunderbird-being-considered-as-possible-corvette-rival-exclusive/ This time around, Ford is considering reviving the Thunderbird as a somewhat indirect Corvette rival. The new T-Bird would reportedly be more of a grand touring coupe, though it wouldn’t boast a mid-engine layout like the current-gen C8 Corvette, and as such, wouldn’t exactly be a direct competitor to its original rival.
  2. Ford has not yet released the schedule for the 2023MY Escape.
  3. Ford Dealers can submit vehicle orders via either the traditional CONCEPS ordering system or the newer WBDO (Web Based Dealer Ordering) system. Fleet orders and/or specification changes must be made via CONCEPS. The WBDO system only accepts stock (Dealer Stock, Demonstrator) orders and all variations of retail orders (Retail, A/X/D Plan, Etc.). Both ordering systems generate error notices and will not display pricing information until any errors are corrected. The CONCEPS ordering system requires the Dealer to manually enter all the order codes… Year, Body Code, Priority Code, Option Codes, etc. The newer WBDO system uses plain language descriptions, etc. and only displays options available for that vehicle’s Model Year, Body Code & Order Code. Retail orders using the WBDO system default to Priority Code “19”. Dealers assign priority codes to each order based on the Order Type. Stock orders are assigned priority codes 20-80, retail orders are assigned priority codes 10-19. Fleet orders are assigned special alpha numeric codes that represent a requested production week. The priority codes determine the order for which vehicle orders are to be selected and/or considered for scheduling. This overview doesn’t consider commodity issues (model, powertrain or option scheduling restrictions) that may be in place for a scheduling week. Commodity issues and/or restrictions can apply at either or both the regional and national levels. The highest priority that a Dealer can use for a retail order is 10. An order with a “10” priority code will schedule ahead of an order with an “11” priority code, etc. This allows Dealers to prioritize the order in which vehicles are scheduled, especially when a Dealer may have multiple retail orders in the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank). With the WBDO ordering system, retail orders default to priority code “19” so it’s important that a Dealer change the priority code to a lower number if they want the order to be considered for scheduling earlier compared to other orders. Ford provides Dealers with a schedule for vehicle allocation each week on Monday mornings which shows how many vehicles of each model line that the Dealer has allocation for scheduling that week. That same weekly allocation report also includes information on any regional commodity issues or restrictions. On Monday afternoons, the Scheduling Toolbox Report is released which provides more detailed information on commodity issues and scheduling availability on a national basis. On Tuesday mornings, the AM Scheduling Preview Report is available to show Dealers which vehicle orders have been selected or previewed, on an initial basis, to be selected for scheduling that week. The same report is updated and available on Wednesday morning to show any changes based on commodity issues that may have changed. On Wednesday afternoon, the Regional Scheduler issues a notice informing Dealers of the vehicle specifications available for scheduling for orders not already showing on the AM Preview Report. This provides Dealers with information on what vehicle specifications are available for scheduling should they have orders showing on the AM Preview Report that are not what the Dealer wants. Ford generates what are called “SIMS Orders” each week which are Ford’s suggested orders based on commodity information available at the time. If a Dealer has vehicle allocation for scheduling that week and has no Dealer orders in the USOB or orders that don’t meet the commodity restrictions in place for that week, the scheduling system will default to trying to schedule SIMS (Smart Inventory Management System) orders if they meet any commodity restrictions in place. The SIMS orders are available to Dealers online Monday mornings and in print form on Tuesday mornings. Dealers can enter their own vehicle orders or change the Ford generated SIMS orders. Ford Dealers earn vehicle scheduling allocation each month based on reported vehicle sales, current inventory, projected sales, etc. Each month, Dealers usually meet with their Ford Zone Manager to review the allocation offered for scheduling the following month. A Dealer can accept the suggested allocation per vehicle line or change their commitment. Should a Dealer want more allocation than offered for a vehicle line, they can submit a request for supplemental allocation which will be considered based on total allocation available and commitments from other Dealers in their Zone. There are times when Dealers accept less allocation than offered for a vehicle line which makes that allocation available to other Dealers that may be looking for additional inventory. At other times, a Dealer may want more allocation for a vehicle line than Ford has offered. A supplemental allocation request is how Dealers can get allocation for extra inventory. A Dealer needs allocation each week for scheduling for each vehicle line. Even without allocation for a vehicle line, Ford is pretty good at trying to schedule retail orders even when a Dealer doesn’t have allocation that week. When a Dealer knows that they don’t have scheduling allocation, it’s always a good idea for them to provide the retail order information (Body Code & Order Number) to their Ford Zone Manager and the Regional Scheduler. The Regional Scheduler can reprioritize the retail order to priority code “01” which basically forces the Ford scheduling system to schedule the unit ASAP unless extreme commodity restrictions prevent the scheduling. When a Dealer doesn’t have allocation, the Ford Zone Manager may try to get the allocation from another Dealer that is willing to give up their allocation. Ford scheduling is done on Thursday’s but at times scheduling may be carried over to Friday’s due to scheduling, commodity or other issues. Vehicle scheduling confirmations are available on Friday mornings for allocation scheduled on Thursday. With only a few exceptions (Focus RS, EcoSport, Transit Connect) VIN numbers are generated at the time that an order is “Submitted to Plant” for scheduling. The initial scheduling information will show an order scheduled for a production week. Afterwards, the information will be updated to show production for a particular date. Along the process, the vehicle order status information will be updated along with the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) at the dealership. Years ago, the ordering process was much easier, with few or limited commodity issues to deal with. Ford’s vehicle scheduling was mostly driven by scheduling and building vehicles based on Dealer orders to meet Market demands. For a number of years now, the ordering process has become more complex and time consuming based on the constantly changing commodity issues and restrictions. It is now not uncommon for allocation to roll over to the following week because manufacturing can’t accurately forecast how many vehicles can be scheduled for production. In many cases, it seems that either because of vendor supply issues or other factors that Ford skews vehicle scheduling to higher content models in order to maximize corporate profits rather than scheduling vehicle production to meet Dealers orders or Market demand. The overall vehicle order process, scheduling and status updates is listed below for reference. · Dealer places order into the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) · When Dealer has vehicle allocation for scheduling, orders are scheduled based on Order Type, Priority Code and commodity restrictions. o Scheduled vehicle orders display as “Submitted to Plant” on the Dealer’s daily schedule status report. o Vehicle orders are assigned a VIN number when scheduled except for certain vehicle lines (EcoSport, Focus RS, Transit Connect) o The initial vehicle scheduling notice will include information for the scheduled week of production. The initial ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) is usually provided within a few days of the scheduling notice. o Dealers can change vehicle specifications for a scheduled vehicle up until the vehicle is “locked in” for production or about two weeks prior to the scheduled build date. Specifications for certain vehicle lines (EcoSport, Focus RS, etc.) cannot be changed once scheduled. § Dealers are limited to making 6 changes to scheduled orders. § Dealers cannot change Order Type, Body Code, Order Code (Package/Trim Level) · Vehicle order is next updated with a scheduled production date. · Vehicle goes into production and shows as “Sent to Plant” on the Dealer’s daily status report. o Vehicle invoices and window stickers are generated and available to Dealers at about this time. · Dealer’s daily status report shows updates on production status. · Vehicle status updated to “Produced” · Vehicle status updated to “Released” meaning that the vehicle has been released for shipment. · Vehicle is loaded on rail car. Dealer is provided with carrier information (Canadian National, Norfolk Sothern, etc.) along with the actual rail car number. · Vehicle status is updated to show arrival at the final rail destination (Ramp 41/Newark, NJ) · Vehicle is received by the car carrier (Fleet Car, Diversified Automotive, etc.) for delivery to the dealership. · Vehicle is delivered to the dealership. Dealers have access to the “Vehicle Visibility” application which provides status updates on a 24/7 basis for any vehicle order. This information is provided to answer the most often asked questions about the vehicle ordering process by the Ford enthusiasts that are members of the Blue Oval Forums. I’ll update this information as conditions warrant.
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    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    After the vehicle is unloaded from the rail car, it's transferred to the transport company which has the vehicle status information in advance. It's then up to the transport company's dispatch department to determine when the vehicle is assigned to a car carrier load for delivery to the dealership depending on equipment and staff availability, load configuration and destination. The transport companies have software programs that assist them in configuring the car carrier load. Certain vehicles can only be loaded in specific locations on a carrier and loads often include vehicles from more than one manufacturer. There are a lot of transportation delays nationwide for both rail operations and vehicle delivery from the final rail ramp to the dealerships. Your sales manager can contact the transport company's dispatch department at the ramp for vehicle delivery status.
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    Stock vs Retail Order Question

    Shelby Dealers receive allocation for only 1 Shelby GT500 per year, regardless of the order type. In your case, it won't matter that it's a stock order at priority code 01. Shelby GT500 orders are not part of the COVP (Customer Order Verification Program) and do not earn incremental allocation. Shelby GT500 allocation is separate from Mustang allocation and the timing of when the allocation is granted for scheduling is determined by Ford. The Ford regional office usually notifies dealerships in advance that the Shelby GT500 order will be scheduled in an upcoming week. Dealers in the largest markets, with a high "Share of Nation" sales history (California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, etc.) do qualify for additional Shelby allocation. Dealers are notified of their annual Shelby allocation at the beginning of the Model Year.
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    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    Order scheduling does not have anything to do with plant operations or vehicle production.
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    2022 F-150 Production Information

    PRODUCT OFFERING CHANGES 2022MY F-150 Connected Navigation and SiriusXM with 360L, Connected Built-In Navigation ACTION REQUESTED Dealers should communicate with retail and fleet customers regarding Connected Navigation and SiriusXM® with 360L changes required to their orders. Following this communication, dealers should add Option Code 50X (Connected Navigation and SiriusXM® with 360L Removal) where applicable on unscheduled retail and fleet orders by May 26th, 2022. Orders that are not updated by May 26th, 2022 regardless of status (scheduled or unscheduled) will be amended by Ford on May 27th, 2022. Dealers will be able to start making the required amendments on Tuesday May 24th. Most stock orders of 100A-501A trims with Connected Navigation and SiriusXM® with 360L (scheduled and unscheduled) will be amended by Ford to include Connected Navigation and SiriusXM® with 360L Removal (50X) on May 23rd, 2022. Dealers should communicate with retail and fleet customers regarding Connected Built-In Navigation changes required to their orders. Following this communication, dealers should remove Option Code(s) 50N, 43B, and/or 43C (Connected Built-In Navigation, Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0, and/or Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0) from F-150 retail & fleet unscheduled 100A-501A orders (excluding Gov’t) by May 26th, 2022. Orders that are not updated by May 26th, 2022, regardless of status (scheduled and unscheduled) will be amended by Ford to remove these options on May 27th, 2022. Dealers will be able to start making the required amendments on Tuesday May 24th. Most stock orders of 100A-501A trims with optional Connected Built-In Navigation, Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0, and/or Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 (scheduled and unscheduled) will be amended by Ford to remove these options on May 23rd, 2022. Customers taking delivery of 22MY F-150 vehicles including Connected Navigation and SiriusXM® with 360L Removal must sign the attached 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). A copy of the signed Acknowledgment Form must be included in the deal jacket. Customers taking delivery of 22MY F-150 vehicles that have been amended to remove the optional Connected Built-In Navigation must sign the attached 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). A copy of the signed Acknowledgment Form must be included in the 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 the customer that none of the customer’s features are impacted. 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. Connected Navigation and SiriusXM with 360L are no longer available on 100A-501A where optional or included. Connected Navigation and SiriusXM® with 360L Removal is now required where applicable on these trims and will include a credit on the window sticker. Connected Built-In Navigation is no longer available where optional on 100A-501A trims. Connected Navigation and SiriusXM® with 360L Removal (50X) Connected Navigation and SiriusXM with 360L are no longer available on 100A-501A where optional or included. Connected Navigation and SiriusXM® with 360L Removal is now required where applicable on these trims and will include a credit in the amount of $200 on the window sticker for “CNCTD NAV/SIRIUSXM REMOVAL.” Dealers should communicate with retail and fleet customers regarding changes required to their orders. Following this communication, dealers should add Option Code 50X (Connected Navigation and SiriusXM® with 360L Removal) where applicable on unscheduled retail and fleet orders by May 26th, 2022. Orders that are not updated by May 26th, 2022 regardless of status (scheduled or unscheduled) will be amended by Ford on May 27th, 2022. Dealers will be able to start making the required amendments on Tuesday May 24th. Most stock orders of 100A-501A trims with Connected Navigation and SiriusXM® with 360L (scheduled and unscheduled) will be amended by Ford to include Connected Navigation and SiriusXM® with 360L Removal (50X) on May 23rd, 2022. Connected Built-In Navigation The Connected Built-In Navigation feature is no longer available to order where optional on 100A-501A (Optional through the following packages: Connected Built-In Navigation (50N), Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0 (43B), Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 (43C)). Unscheduled vehicle orders with the Connected Built-In Navigation will not be selected for scheduling and new orders with these options are no longer available to be placed. Dealers should communicate with retail and fleet customers regarding changes required to their orders. Following this communication, dealers should remove Option Code(s) 50N, 43B, and/or 43C (Connected Built-In Navigation, Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0, and/or Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0) from F-150 retail & fleet unscheduled 100A-501A orders (excluding Gov’t) by May 26th, 2022. Orders that are not updated by May 26th, 2022, regardless of status (scheduled and unscheduled) will be amended by Ford to remove these options on May 27th, 2022. Dealers will be able to start making the required amendments on Tuesday May 24th. Most stock orders of 100A-501A trims with optional Connected Built-In Navigation, Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0, and/or Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 (scheduled and unscheduled) will be amended by Ford to remove these options on May 23rd, 2022. FAQS Can I upgrade my Navigation system or SiriusXM later? Units built without Connected Navigation, Connected Built-In Navigation, or SiriusXM cannot be upgraded later. Do third-party navigation applications still work via Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto? Yes, third-party navigation apps will still work via Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM Customers taking delivery of 22MY F-150 vehicles including Connected Navigation and SiriusXM® with 360L Removal must sign the attached 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). A copy of the signed Acknowledgment Form must be included in the deal jacket. Customers taking delivery of 22MY F-150 vehicles that have been amended to remove the optional Connected Built-In Navigation must sign the attached 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). A copy of the signed Acknowledgment Form must be included in the 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 the customer that none of the customer’s features are impacted.
  8. Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin), the updated scheduling and production timetable has been released for the 2021/2022MY F-150. 06/04/2021 - 2021MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 09/02/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change (DTP) 09/30/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change (KC) 11/14/2021 - 2021MY Balance Out Date (DTP) 12/05/2021 - 2021MY Balance Out Date (KC) 09/15/2021 - 2022MY Order Bank Open Date (DTP) 09/15/2021 - 2022MY Order Bank Open Date (KC) 10/14/2021 - 2022MY Scheduling Begins (DTP) 10/14/2021 - 2022MY Scheduling Begins (KC) 11/15/2021 - 2022MY Job #1 Date (DTP) 12/06/2021 - 2022MY Job #1 Date (KC)
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    2022 Bronco Production Information

    PRODUCT OFFERING CHANGES 2022MY Bronco Connected Navigation and Connected Built-In Navigation ACTION REQUESTED • Please be advised of a product offering change on dealer stock Broncos with Connected and Connected Built-In Navigation 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 Broncos sooner, Ford has implemented a spec change at the Michigan Assembly Plant on certain Broncos. Beginning May 30th, dealer stock Broncos are being produced without Connected and Connected Built-In Navigation. Third-party navigation apps used via AndroidAuto and Apple CarPlay will still function as intended. Customer retail orders are not affected at this time. Connected Navigation functionalities to be removed include: 90-day trial and subscription Navigation, Pinch-to-Zoom Capability, Live Traffic, Predictive Destinations and Route Guidance, One Box Search, Embedded Voice, and future use of FordPass Performance App (Note: Third-party navigation apps used via AndroidAuto and Apple CarPlay are not affected and will still function as intended (i.e. Waze, Google Maps, Apple Maps) Connected Built-In Navigation functionalities to be removed include: 3 year trial and subscription Navigation, Pinch-to-Zoom Capability, Live Traffic, Predictive Destinations and Route Guidance, One Box Search, Embedded Voice, and future use of FordPass Performance App (Note: Third-party navigation apps used via AndroidAuto and Apple CarPlay are not affected and will still function as intended (i.e. Waze, Google Maps, Apple Maps) Going forward there will be a new option code created in WBDO (59D) that will automatically be added to dealer stock orders The window sticker for units that had Connected Navigation will reflect a credit in the amount of $50 for “NAVIGATION REMOVAL” The window sticker for units that had Connected Built-In Navigation will reflect a credit in the amount of $695 for “NAVIGATION REMOVAL” FAQS What is the difference between Connected Navigation and Built-In Connected Navigation? Units with Connected Navigation include a 90-day trial, while units with Built-In Connected Navigation include a 3-year membership. Can I upgrade my Navigation system later? Units built without Connected Navigation can not be upgraded later. Do third-party navigation applications still work via Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto? Yes, third-party navigation apps will still work via Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM Beginning May 30th, customers purchasing one of the affected Bronco trim series without Connected Navigation or Connected Built-In Navigation must sign a customer acknowledgement form.
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    2022 Bronco Production Information

    Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the scheduling and production timetable for the 2021/2022MY Bronco. 09/03/2021 - 2021MY Fleet Final Order Date 09/23/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change 12/10/2021 - 2021MY Balance Out Date 09/13/2021 - 2022MY Order Bank Open Date 10/14/2021 - 2022MY Scheduling Begins 12/13/2021 - 2022MY Job #1 Date
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    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    Ford has not yet released the 2023MY Super Duty schedule.
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    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    Per the Production Week Scheduling Information posted for the week of May 23rd, there is no 2022 Super Duty scheduling planned next week.
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    PLANT SCHEDULED DOWN WEEKS

    PLANT SCHEDULED DOWN WEEKS - FLEET DISTRIBUTION NEWS BULLETIN (FDNB) This information is subject to change and does not include unscheduled plant down time due to microchip and/or parts shortages. Blue Oval Forums_Plant Scheduled Down Weeks_2022-05-20.pdf
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    PLANT SCHEDULED DOWN WEEKS

    PLANT SCHEDULED DOWN WEEKS - FLEET DISTRIBUTION NEWS BULLETIN (FDNB) This information is subject to change and does not include unscheduled plant down time due to interrupted plant production. Blue Oval Forums_Plant Scheduled Down Weeks_2021-11-19.pdf
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    Production Week Scheduling Information

    SCHEDULING TOOLBOX - 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. THIS INFORMATION APPLIES TO UNSCHEDULED ORDERS ONLY. Blue Oval Forums_Production Week Scheduling_2022-05-23.pdf
  16. Production week scheduling information for the week of May 28th. 2018 EcoSport - Clean up scheduling 2018 Edge - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-23 2018 Escape - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-30 & 2018-08-06 2018 Expedition - No Scheduling 2018 Explorer - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-23 2018 F-150 - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-06-18 2018 Fiesta - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-30 2019 Flex - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-23 2018 Fusion - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-30 - Final 2018MY Fusion orders are due on Thursday, May 31st 2019 Mustang - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-23 2018 F-Series Super Duty - 2018MY Super Duty has balanced out 2019 F-Series Super Duty - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-23 - Retail orders will begin scheduling on May 31st. Until the Okay to Buy has been achieved, orders will not ship 2018 Taurus - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-23 2018 Transit - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-30 2019 Transit Connect - Clean up scheduling Please let me know if this information is of interest!
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    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    As far as I know Super Duty orders were scheduled yesterday, as planned. Ford's Central Field Office always sends out an e-mail in advance, if scheduling is cancelled for the week, and there was no cancellation notice.
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    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    Changing the Trim Level (Platinum, Lariat, XLT, etc.) requires changing the Order Code (#618A, 603A, etc.) and changes the original order date to the date the Trim Level was changed. As such, the changes create a new order and the price protection only applies from the "new" order date with new Trim Level.
  19. Ford CEO Farley Cracking Down Hard on $3.6 Billion Dealer Markups Won't send dealers cars if they charge too much https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/ford-cracking-down-3-6-billion-dealer-markups "We have very good knowledge of who they are, and their future allocation of product will be directly impacted," Farley said.
  20. Product Offering Change - Update 2022MY Explorer Multi-Contour Seat Availability Reason for Supersede: This previously announced product offering change will now also include all retail order types, in addition to stock and fleet orders. Certain scheduled Explorer retail units on ST 401A, King Ranch and Platinum including the Premium Technology Package with Multi Contour Seats (65P) will be amended by Ford to the Premium Technology Package less Multi Contour Seats (65J) This product offering change on retail orders will be effective on retail orders beginning with a production date of Thursday, May 26th, 2022 and after. Dealers should plan to communicate with retail customers regarding changes to their orders. ACTION REQUESTED • Please be aware of a product offering change on Explorer regarding Multi-Contour Seat availability SUMMARY While the automotive industry continues to be confronted by supply chain shortages, Ford is working diligently to ensure our vehicles are delivered to dealers and customers as quickly as possible. As a way for customers to get their Explorers sooner, Ford has implemented a spec change at the Chicago Assembly Plant on all Explorers equipped with Multi-Contour Seats. (ST 401A, King Ranch & Platinum) Beginning April 4th and after, all fleet and stock Explorers orders will be produced without Multi-Contour Seats. (MCS) Beginning May 26th and after, all retail Explorer orders will be produced without Multi-Contour Seats (MCS). On ST 401A series equipped with Premium Technology Package (65P) and Platinum & King Ranch series: All stock and fleet orders built on or after 4/4/22 will be spec changed from 65P to 65J “Premium Technology Package (Less Multi-Contour Seats).” Premium Technology Package (Less Multi-Contour Seats) (65J) will contain 10.1” Touch Screen and 14-speak B&O Premium audio. In place of the Multi-Contour seat, impacted Explorers will come equipped with a 10-way power driver’s seat and 8-way power passenger seat. These seats are identical in appearance to the Multi-Contour seat but will not have the Multi-Contour seat function. On ST 401A series equipped with Premium Technology Package (65P) The package price for 65J will reflect a $300 discount, from $1,295 to $995, to account for the loss of Multi-Contour Seat. The window sticker will reflect a new package price of $995 for “PREM TECH PKG L/MULTICNTOUR ST” On Platinum & King Ranch series: The window sticker will reflect a $300 discount as “PREM TECH PKG L/MULTICNTOUR ST” RETAIL ORDERS Premium Technology Package (65P) will remain an orderable option but will be subject to Multi-Contour Seat availability CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM Beginning April 4th, customers who purchase a ST 401A with 65J must sign a ST 401A Less MCS Seat acknowledgement form. Beginning May 26th, retail customers must also sign the acknowledgement form on impacted vehicles. Beginning April 4th, customers who purchase a King Ranch or Platinum with 65J must sign a Platinum and King Ranch “Less MCS” Seat acknowledgement form. Beginning May 26th, retail customers must also sign the acknowledgement form on impacted vehicles.
  21. Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin), the updated scheduling and production timetable has been released for the 2021/2022MY Explorer. 06/25/2021 - 2021MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 07/22/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change 10/10/2021 - 2021MY Balance Out Date 07/12/2021 - 2022MY Order Bank Open Date 08/19/2021 - 2022MY Scheduling Begins 10/11/2021- 2022MY Job #1 Date
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    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    The following notice was just released to Ford Dealers and has been posted to the 2022MY Super Duty Production Information section. Product Offering Changes - 2022MY Super Duty Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion ACTION REQUESTED Please be advised of amendments to the 2022 Super Duty product offering availability (Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion®) Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal is now required on all orders. Impacted scheduled and unscheduled units will include credits on the window sticker. Customers taking delivery of 22MY Super Duty Limited, Platinum, and King Ranch Ultimate Package including Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal must sign the linked Acknowledgement Form to acknowledge their understanding that the vehicle is not equipped with the feature identified and they will not be charged for the feature. A copy of the signed Acknowledgement Form must be included in the deal jacket. `Dealers should communicate with retail and fleet customers regarding changes required to their orders. Following this communication, dealers should add Option Code 91X (Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal) where applicable on scheduled and unscheduled retail and fleet orders by May 25, 2022. Orders that are not updated by May 25, 2022 will be amended by Ford on May 26, 2022. Scheduled and unscheduled stock orders will be amended by Ford on May 26, 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 Super Duty trucks sooner, Ford has implemented the following product offering change process. Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal (91X) Vehicle orders with Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® (Driver and Passenger) (included on Limited, Platinum, and King Ranch Ultimate Package) will require Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal 91X through the remainder of the 2022 model year. The window sticker will reflect a credit in the amount of $300 for Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal. Please be advised Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal will be listed on the window label at no charge/no credit on King Ranch models not equipped with the Ultimate Package. There is no credit associated with this configuration as seats without Multi-Contour with Active Motion® functionality are the standard condition on King Ranch. Dealers should communicate with retail and fleet customers regarding changes required to their orders. Following this communication, dealers should add Option Code 91X (Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal) to Super Duty retail & fleet scheduled and unscheduled orders by May 25, 2022. Those orders that are not updated by May 26, 2022 will be amended by Ford to include Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal (91X) on May 26, 2022. Unscheduled stock orders including the Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® feature will be amended by Ford to include Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal (91X) on May 26, 2022. After this date, Option Code 91X will need to be added to all newly entered orders with the Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® feature. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM Customers purchasing a Super Duty Limited, Platinum, or King Ranch Ultimate Package with Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal must sign the linked customer acknowledgement form to acknowledge their understanding that the vehicle is not equipped with the feature identified and they will not be charged for the feature.
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    2022 F-Series Super Duty Production Information

    Product Offering Changes - 2022MY Super Duty Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion ACTION REQUESTED Please be advised of amendments to the 2022 Super Duty product offering availability (Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion®) Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal is now required on all orders. Impacted scheduled and unscheduled units will include credits on the window sticker. Customers taking delivery of 22MY Super Duty Limited, Platinum, and King Ranch Ultimate Package including Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal must sign the linked Acknowledgement Form to acknowledge their understanding that the vehicle is not equipped with the feature identified and they will not be charged for the feature. A copy of the signed Acknowledgement Form must be included in the deal jacket. `Dealers should communicate with retail and fleet customers regarding changes required to their orders. Following this communication, dealers should add Option Code 91X (Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal) where applicable on scheduled and unscheduled retail and fleet orders by May 25, 2022. Orders that are not updated by May 25, 2022 will be amended by Ford on May 26, 2022. Scheduled and unscheduled stock orders will be amended by Ford on May 26, 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 Super Duty trucks sooner, Ford has implemented the following product offering change process. Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal (91X) Vehicle orders with Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® (Driver and Passenger) (included on Limited, Platinum, and King Ranch Ultimate Package) will require Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal 91X through the remainder of the 2022 model year. The window sticker will reflect a credit in the amount of $300 for Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal. Please be advised Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal will be listed on the window label at no charge/no credit on King Ranch models not equipped with the Ultimate Package. There is no credit associated with this configuration as seats without Multi-Contour with Active Motion® functionality are the standard condition on King Ranch. Dealers should communicate with retail and fleet customers regarding changes required to their orders. Following this communication, dealers should add Option Code 91X (Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal) to Super Duty retail & fleet scheduled and unscheduled orders by May 25, 2022. Those orders that are not updated by May 26, 2022 will be amended by Ford to include Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal (91X) on May 26, 2022. Unscheduled stock orders including the Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® feature will be amended by Ford to include Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal (91X) on May 26, 2022. After this date, Option Code 91X will need to be added to all newly entered orders with the Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® feature. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM Customers purchasing a Super Duty Limited, Platinum, or King Ranch Ultimate Package with Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion® Removal must sign the linked customer acknowledgement form to acknowledge their understanding that the vehicle is not equipped with the feature identified and they will not be charged for the feature.
  24. Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the production timetable for the 2021/2022MY F-Series Super Duty. 02/18/2021 - 2021MY Final Fleet Order Date 03/11/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change (KTP) 03/25/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change (OHAP) 05/30/2021 - 2021MY Balance Out Date (KTP) 06/24/2021 - 2021MY Balance Out Date (OHAP) 03/15/2021 - 2022MY Order Bank Open Date 04/22/2021 - 2022MY Scheduling Begins (KTP) TBD - 2022MY Scheduling Begins (OHAP) 06/01/2021 - 2022MY Job #1 Date (KTP) 07/12/2021 - 2022MY Job #1 Date (OHAP)
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    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    I'd venture to say that Ford would not get involved and treat it as a matter between the dealership and the customer.
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