Ford Halts Production at Three Pickup Plants Due to Supplier Fire

Ford Plant 3

Ford's F-150-producing Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri and Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan have shut down their production lines because of a fire and resulting explosion at a parts supplier plant.

Ford first stopped production at the Kansas City plant due to a May 2 fire at the Meridian Lightweight Technologies facility that produces die-cast radiator components. Ford now has halted the Dearborn plant as well as the Kentucky Truck Plant, which produces the Ford Super Duty. Super Duty production at the Ohio Assembly Plant will not be disrupted.

Ford says it is working to mitigate the supply-chain disruption by working with other suppliers. No timeline was given for when the plants will restart production. Depending on how long the shutdown lasts, it could impact the supply of pickup trucks to dealerships and Ford's year-end profits.

Ford issued this statement regarding the plant shutdowns and their impact:

"Ford is working with suppliers to restore full production at its F-150 plants as soon as possible, after one of the company's suppliers caught fire last week and created a shortage of die-cast parts. We have strong inventories of our best-selling F-Series pickups and other vehicles, and customers will be able to find the models they want. Currently, F-150 production has been suspended at Ford's Kansas City (Mo.) Assembly Plant and was suspended at the Dearborn (Mich.) Truck Plant Wednesday night.

"Ford F-Series Super Duty production is down at Kentucky Truck Plan in Louisville. Ford expects Super Duty production to continue at Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake.

"This effort represents Ford at its best. Thanks to the work we're doing with suppliers, our manufacturing and engineering teams as well as the people in our plants, we are confident that any impacts will be short-term. While the production shortage is expected to have an adverse impact on the company's near term results, the company's guidance of delivering an adjusted [earnings per share] in the range of $1.45 to $1.70 for the full year is unchanged."

Although many outlets mistakenly identify the Ford F-150 as Ford's top seller, selling as many as 900,000 vehicles annually, we would note that number often is for total F-Series pickups, which includes the F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550. The total number of F-150s produced this year is likely to be closer to 550,000 units - still a hugely important product for Ford, considering average transaction prices are calculated to be more than $46,700.

According to USA Today, as many as three-quarters of the Ford F-Series pickups could be affected. Additionally, Ford is reporting it has approximately an 84-day supply of pickups for dealerships.

Cars.com photos by Mark Williams

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Comments

Ouch! This should give GM time to catch up.

-CT

Excerpt from article above:

"Although many outlets mistakenly identify the Ford F-150 as Ford's top seller, selling as many as 900,000 vehicles annually, we would note that number often is for total F-Series pickups, which includes the F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550. The total number of F-150s produced this year is likely to be closer to 550,000 units."

So the F-150 is expected to sell 550,000 in 2018.

Now look at how many Silverado's were sold in 2017. Silverado is the best selling model truck in America.

http://cars.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e201b8d2cc5e5f970c-pi

LMFAO this article is about halting production, and the trvll is bringing truck sales, and the idiot still get's it wrong.

WTF is wrong with this Country.

@GMS

How many Silverado 1500's sold?

@GMS

The numbers you reference is a tally of all 3 Silverado models- 1500, HD2500, and HD3500.

That also is also so for the GMC Sierra

@GMS

The numbers you reference is a tally of all 3 Silverado models- 1500, HD2500, and HD3500.

There is only one Full size truck offered by Chevrolet and it is the Silverado. This truck comes in different levels of capability but always remains a Silverado.

Ford has 2 full size truck offerings, F-150 and Superduty.

The Silverado outsells either of the 2 full size Ford's but not both Fords combined.

Once again from the article above:

Although many outlets "MISTAKENLY" identify the Ford F-150 as Ford's top seller, .......... total F-Series pickups, which includes the" F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550. "

Sales totals include both the "F-450 and F-550".


How interesting.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | May 11, 2018 12:07:51 PM

Koo Koo

At least there will be less trucks to repair when the next re-call is announced . Quality Is Job None. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

At least there will be less trucks to repair when Ford announces the next re-call.

@GMS

You Sir are incorrect.there are 3 models of Silversdo, So says General Motors, KBB,Edmunds, NADA, and every other authority. Nice try but you are wrong all day long on this matter.

You Sir are incorrect.there are 3 models of Silversdo,

Posted by: Casual Observer of Fools | May 11, 2018 1:03:51 PM

You Sir are confused and bewildered because of my revelations. There are 3 series of Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500. With the #'s posted in the article above and last year's sales totals it is easy to discern that the Silverado is the best selling model truck in Amercia.

^^^PLEASE GO AWAY WITH YOUR MINION TROLLINGnTROLL

I wonder how many of these manufacturing operations actually rolled over before catching fire...

803,627 for GM is less than 896,764 the Ford F Series . Ford clearly beats not only Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra combined. Yes it is true Ford F Series is the best selling brand and or full size.

@CAF

you may have forgotten to count all the GM models

GM sold 948,909 trucks in 2017. exceeded Ford's total by apprx 50k trucks.

I wasn't counting all. If going by that yes GM exceeds. If by Brand Ford, if by full size Ford.

I wasn't counting all. If going by that yes GM exceeds. If by Brand Ford, if by full size Ford.


Posted by: Casual Observer of Fools | May 11, 2018 2:26:24 PM

Don't matter, 2018 is not over and GM is already get it handed too, and without a midsize option from Ford. Hahahahah

I wasn't counting all. If going by that yes GM exceeds. If by Brand Ford, if by full size Ford.


Posted by: Casual Observer of Fools | May 11, 2018 2:26:24 PM

Don't matter, 2018 is not over and GM is already get it handed too, and without a midsize option from Ford. Hahahahah

I wasn't counting all. If going by that yes GM exceeds. If by Brand Ford, if by full size Ford.


Posted by: Casual Observer of Fools | May 11, 2018 2:26:24 PM

Don't matter, 2018 is not over and GM is already get it handed too, and without a midsize option from Ford. Hahahahah

the love for the Eco-Boost will never go away

I wasn't counting all. If going by that yes GM exceeds. If by Brand Ford, if by full size Ford.

Posted by: Casual Observer of Fools | May 11, 2018 2:26:24 PM

If by one model truck, it's Silverado.

The Ford guys have to torture the math to make their pain go away

No pain , no torture. I have acknowledged truths , it is you(the collective) that has not. It is one data point that helps you sleep at night.
It were only so,Silverado as one model. It is not, you delude yourself.

Ford calls all there trucks F Series so not to confuse the owner's.

Basic math is torture to people hahahahah

Basic math is torture to people hahahahah

@Mark Williams
What I suspected. It is closer too the Toyota Hilux in overall production numbers
“The total number of F-150s produced this year is likely to be closer to 550,000 units - still a hugely important product for Ford, considering average transaction prices are calculated to be more than $46,700.”

I like that white truck just like my white 15 FORD FUSION 2.0 Ecoboost engine. Best engine ever!!! And Better than the CRAPPIE Malibu copy cats.

GM sold 948,909 trucks in 2017. exceeded Ford's total by apprx 50k trucks.

Read it and weep

I like that CRAPPIE white truck just like my CRAPPIE white 15 FORD FUSION 2.0 Ecoboost engine. Worst engine ever!!! Better off with the Malibu, great car and power full.

@papajim--Your numbers are wrong. Go to bed.

It's 2018.

FORD will certainly suffer a, higher than normal, rash of poor reliability issues when they ramp up production next week. I would advise against buying a new Ford for at least the next 3-4 months until these vehicles get out of dealer inventory.

@another FAKE Jeff, another day

Sorry the facts are hard to handle. Call Ford marketing in Dearborn and see if they have an explanation that is comforting for you.

did anybody watch the tow test of the 2018 F-150 Diesel on TFL Truck?
It broke down 2 TIMES !
ha-ha-ha piece of junk diesel

The Eco-Boost gas engine is the way to go in the F-150
in all the towing tests the F-150 with the 3.5 Eco-Boost wins against all trucks even the super-heavy duty trucks.

The 3.5 Eco-Boost is loved by everyone that owns one.

When the Kohler plant burned down, the price of a Farm Sink went from $700 to $2700.... if you can find one!
That can't be good for buyer's. They will go elsewhere.

Ford Motor Co. will resume production of its best-selling F-150 pickup trucks at its Dearborn, Mich., and Kansas City, Mo., plants next Friday, according to a Reuters report that cited one source familiar with the matter.

Educate yourself.

Hahaha. Owned.

Ford Blows, keep it away from my RAM. Thank you,

BUYER BEWARE!!!

https://globalnews.ca/video/4031497/ontario-mans-ford-truck-catches-fire-5-days-after-possession


Posted by: HEMI V8 | May 10, 2018 8:39:41 PM

@ Hemi V8

Lol....that's a great article.....Ford fanboys like frank just got owned!!!!

I don't know why anyone ever bothers with these trucks? They are recalled non stop, catch fire like a firecracker on 4th of July and there engines and 4 wheel drive systems don't hold up?


F - fires
O - or
R - recalls
D - daily


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | May 12, 2018 11:16:26 AM

"The total number of F-150s produced this year is likely to be closer to 550,000 units - still a hugely important product for Ford, considering average transaction prices are calculated to be more than $46,700."

So, just F150 sales 550,000 x $46,700 = $25,685,000,000!!!

so the story is ford have over stock need to slow down production ,,,

FLAMES

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS

FOUR ALARM FIRES

FAN BOY TROLLLS LIKE FRANK

FORD TRUCKS

GM and FCA fans sure are childish.

Your insecurities are alarming.

Grow up.

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/2015-gmc-yukon-bursts-into-flames-during-test-drive-video-78961.html

Lol....that's a great article.....GM fanboys like TNT/GMS/PapaJoke/Johnny Dough Head just got owned!!!!

I don't know why anyone ever bothers with these trucks? They are recalled non stop, catch fire like a firecracker on 4th of July and there engines and 4 wheel drive systems don't hold up?

Lol....that's a great article.....Ford fanboys like frank just got owned!!!!

I don't know why anyone ever bothers with these trucks? They are recalled non stop, catch fire like a firecracker on 4th of July and there engines and 4 wheel drive systems don't hold up?

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/2015-gmc-yukon-bursts-into-flames-during-test-drive-video-78961.html

Bursts into flames while on a test drive!!

Lol....that's a great article.....GM fanboys like TNT/GMS/PapaJoke/Johnny Dough Head just got owned!!!!

I don't know why anyone ever bothers with these trucks? They are recalled non stop, catch fire like a firecracker on 4th of July and there engines and 4 wheel drive systems don't hold up?



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