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I don’t work for Ford but I heard a rumor that the chip shortage is going to hit Explorer production again very, very soon, like within a couple of weeks. Does anyone know anything about it? My build date is coming next month! 

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There are rumors flying around the plant, but no one has said anything yet, the truck plant will be shut down apparently this week comming up, but as far as i know CAP is still working.

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2 hours ago, Katharina said:

There are rumors flying around the plant, but no one has said anything yet, the truck plant will be shut down apparently this week comming up, but as far as i know CAP is still working.

 

Thank you! Any talk about how long it may be or is the talk just generally that a shutdown is coming? I saw the news last night that the truck plant was shutting down and that prompted my post. They seem to happen in clusters.

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Fingers crossed it doesn't happen again.  They were just shut down the entire month of July so would be a really big kick in the pants if they did it again just 3-4 short weeks later.  I am in the same boat as you Pardsy, I currently have an estimated build date of the 9th of September, but my luck is they will shut down the plant starting that Monday.

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40 minutes ago, Jamo_ said:

Fingers crossed it doesn't happen again.  They were just shut down the entire month of July so would be a really big kick in the pants if they did it again just 3-4 short weeks later.  I am in the same boat as you Pardsy, I currently have an estimated build date of the 9th of September, but my luck is they will shut down the plant starting that Monday.

 

Fingers crossed here too. The Chicago plant has had a rough go of it, they were closed the entire month of May, one shift in June, closed in July, two shifts now in August. I'm still waiting to get the build date for our Aviator but hoping we don't get another month long shutdown.

 

One odd thing I did notice, not sure if it's related, but in the "Production Week Scheduling Info" that ice-capades provides they did skip a week of scheduling for Explorers/Aviators. Last week they were picking for scheduling week of 10/11, and this week they're picking for week of 10/25. So week of 10/18 is oddly skipped, but might just be reading too much into it. Not sure how much they plan for actual chip capacity on-hand vs just scheduling away until chips run out.

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3 hours ago, Jamo_ said:

Fingers crossed it doesn't happen again.  They were just shut down the entire month of July so would be a really big kick in the pants if they did it again just 3-4 short weeks later.  I am in the same boat as you Pardsy, I currently have an estimated build date of the 9th of September, but my luck is they will shut down the plant starting that Monday.

Stay positive they wont that week, 😊

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Lets hope not! My build date is September 5th. I checked the Scheduling notes thread and it says Explorer builds are using remaining inventory. I'm thinking I'm going to get one blue door and one red door and different color front seats! 😀

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CAP was suppose to work Labor day but they just cancelled it, but they are running that week so im sure your vehicle will be built that week, also i do know they started building the 22s yesterday so not sure if its a 22 or not , hope that helps 😁

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Just looked at the build tracker last night and mine finally hit production so that's a plus.  Side note, I saw in the order notes for the 22's they can elect to not have the auto start stop.. Wish I would have thought to ask for that on my 21.  Has to be the one feature I have hated on all cars.  They say its a smooth transition but when I am at a stop light and go to step on the gas and the car jerks for a second to reengage it drives me nuts.

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My ‘22 BL Aviator (Chicago plant) is scheduled (blend date) for September 8th.  The system according to the dealer says “scheduled to day” of Sept 9th.  Hopefully either date holds!  

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On 9/2/2021 at 9:15 AM, Jamo_ said:

Just looked at the build tracker last night and mine finally hit production so that's a plus.  Side note, I saw in the order notes for the 22's they can elect to not have the auto start stop.. Wish I would have thought to ask for that on my 21.  Has to be the one feature I have hated on all cars.  They say its a smooth transition but when I am at a stop light and go to step on the gas and the car jerks for a second to reengage it drives me nuts.

I held off to order a ‘22, and I’m really glad I did.  Not that I had any indication of this change before ordering, but the auto start/stop is something I would have paid decent money to defeat if I had ordered a ‘21.

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On 9/2/2021 at 8:15 AM, Jamo_ said:

Just looked at the build tracker last night and mine finally hit production so that's a plus.  Side note, I saw in the order notes for the 22's they can elect to not have the auto start stop.. Wish I would have thought to ask for that on my 21.  Has to be the one feature I have hated on all cars.  They say its a smooth transition but when I am at a stop light and go to step on the gas and the car jerks for a second to reengage it drives me nuts.


Could you link or screenshot where you saw that auto start stop was optional for ‘22’s?

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54 minutes ago, aerodrum89 said:


Could you link or screenshot where you saw that auto start stop was optional for ‘22’s?

 

The Auto Start-Stop Removal (52X) option is new for the 2022 Explorer but the Job #1 Date isn't until 11/01/2021. The 2022 Explorer Order Guide is available for download in the Dealer Order Guides section. 

2022 Explorer_Auto Stop-Start Removal.jpg

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27 minutes ago, ice-capades said:

 

The Auto Start-Stop Removal (52X) option is new for the 2022 Explorer but the Job #1 Date isn't until 11/01/2021. The 2022 Explorer Order Guide is available for download in the Dealer Order Guides section. 

2022 Explorer_Auto Stop-Start Removal.jpg


Ah ok - phew!   I guess I should have asked for clarification.  Got nervous thinking I missed out on opting out for my Aviator order.  Thanks!

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13 minutes ago, aerodrum89 said:


Ah ok - phew!   I guess I should have asked for clarification.  Got nervous thinking I missed out on opting out for my Aviator order.  Thanks!

 

Not available as an option yet on the Aviator. 

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15 hours ago, ice-capades said:

 

Not available as an option yet on the Aviator. 

Just means we aren’t missing out for now 😁

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I have a potentially dumb question.  

 

My order is in for a '22 Explorer.  I do not like/want the Auto Start-Stop feature, and would love the ability to defeat or disable it.

 

Do I need to specify the "Auto Start-Stop Removal (52X)" on my order?  Is this an option?  I was ignorant to this MY change when placing the order. 

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16 minutes ago, gkmunch said:

I have a potentially dumb question.  

 

My order is in for a '22 Explorer.  I do not like/want the Auto Start-Stop feature, and would love the ability to defeat or disable it.

 

Do I need to specify the "Auto Start-Stop Removal (52X)" on my order?  Is this an option?  I was ignorant to this MY change when placing the order. 

 

Yes. It's an option on the 2022 Explorer and must be selected for the Auto Start-Stop to be removed. 

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45 minutes ago, ice-capades said:

 

Yes. It's an option on the 2022 Explorer and must be selected for the Auto Start-Stop to be removed. 

 

Thank you!

 

Edit:  Salesman and manager came back with "Not an option on this order".  No biggie.

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