Several people have reported delays with the 2017 Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost and the 10-speed automatic transmission that they ordered. One customer reported ordering a 2017 F-150 with the second generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6 and the new 10-speed nearly three months ago, but his dealership recently told him that his truck is being held back at the factory and has not shipped yet.
One customer received the following message from Ford’s Field Operations office.
We have now achieved (OK-to-Buy) OKTB on the vehicles below, retails will now begin scheduling/shipping.
17MY Raptor and F-150 with 3.5L EcoBoost Engine/10R Transmission received OKTB at Dearborn and Kansas City Assembly Plants. Please note that there are a number of retrofits that need to be completed post OKTB, so it will take some time to draw down the inventory (15,000+ units). The plants will be doing everything they can to prioritize retail orders and draw down the inventory by the end of the year.
17MY Focus/Focus ST received OKTB at Michigan Assembly Plant
17MY C-MAX received OKTB at Michigan Assembly Plant
The statement says that there are a “number of retrofits” that need to be performed and the 2017 model year Ford Raptor and F-150 are involved. It is not states what these retrofits entail, or what is the cause of the delay. The delay appears to affect both the Dearborn and the Kansas City assembly plants and consists of over 15,000 trucks.
TFLtruck made a call to a local Ford dealership in Colorado and received the following update. The dealership confirmed that 2017 F-150 10-speed trucks are being delayed at the factory, but several trucks are currently being shipped. This is good news for customers who are waiting for a new Raptor or F-150 with the 10-speed. There is still a very large number of trucks still pending shipment, and it will take at least until the end of the year to address all retail customer orders.
Ford has seen several difficulties with production of its latest pickup trucks, as the Ford Super Duty has reportedly experienced “parts issues” earlier this year.
Here is TFLtruck’s first drive review of the 2017 Ford F-150.