Ford F-150 gross sales and deliveries halted after remanufacturing fault


Ford Australia has instructed its supplier community to cease the sale and supply of the remanufactured Ford F-150, after a number of autos introduced with a turbocharger fault associated to the remanufacturing course of.

It’s understood three examples of the remanufactured F-150 have introduced with the turbocharger situation.

Whereas Ford hasn’t formally confirmed the precise fault, we perceive it’s a problem with the right-hand aspect turbocharger hose collapsing, which then causes the car to enter a limp mode.

Thai-based RMA Automotive was contracted by Ford to carry out right-hand drive conversions for the model as a part of the mission to carry the Ford F-150 to Australia. It’s the primary time RMA Automotive has carried out left-hand to right-hand drive conversions.

Offered globally as a left-hand drive solely car, the Ford F-150 is remanufactured in Australia by RMA Automotive beneath the supervision of Ford Australia.

Different manufacturers that promote remanufactured pickup vehicles endorsed by their mum or dad firms in Australia embrace Ram, Chevrolet, and Toyota, all of whom use Walkinshaw Automotive for the conversion course of.

A Ford Australia spokesperson issued the next assertion:

“Out of an abundance of warning Ford Australia has positioned a brief maintain on F-150s which are on their approach to sellers or in supplier inventory, after three re-manufactured autos introduced with a turbo-charger associated concern.”

“Clients who’ve taken supply can proceed to drive their car. We’re dedicated to delivering the best high quality car for our prospects, and are working shortly to analyze and resolve the problem.

We perceive the inconvenience it’s going to trigger those that are ready for his or her car to be delivered and we thank them for his or her persistence.”

CarExpert has spoken with three prospects who’ve cancelled orders after steady supply delays, and being stored at midnight about what’s going on with their autos.

Toyota, which can be within the means of changing left-hand drive Tundras to right-hand drive, has taken a extra conservative strategy – with the primary 300 remanufactured pickups being provided to prospects on a one 12 months, customer-funded R&D lease.

Clients should then return the autos to Toyota earlier than the model decides if it’s going to proceed with mass, unrestricted remanufacturing.

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