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Ford F-150 production will halt again as chip shortage worsens, report says

Prepare for F-150s to dwindle in supply.


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The semiconductor chip shortage continues to ravage the US auto manufacturing sector, and America’s best-selling vehicle is in the shortage’s crosshairs once again. According to a report from Automotive News, which viewed a bulletin sent to employees, production at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant and part of its plant in Kansas City will shutter temporarily without enough chips to build the F-150. The shutdowns will take place the weeks of May 31 and June 14.

Ford did not immediately return a request for comment to confirm the shutdowns, but the automaker in the past said it expected big hits to production — half of what it should build won’t happen — through this quarter. The company already implemented shutdowns at various plants as supplies for the crucial chips continue to dwindle. Building on the F-150 shutdowns, the automaker’s plant in

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