Ford says it has an 84-day supply of its best-selling F-150 pickup. But that doesn’t mean buyers won’t run into shortages well before then.
The automaker said Wednesday that it suspended production of the nation’s best-selling vehicle after a fire at a supplier’s facility caused it to run out of parts.
Ford has said it doesn’t know how long it will be before it can resume production of the F-150, as it scrambles to find a supplier who can provide it with the parts it needs. Ford has also cut back production of the larger versions of the truck, like the F-250, 350 and so on. It doesn’t know how long that production problem will last either.
Experts say that if Ford’s two F-150 assembly lines remain shut down for more than a couple of weeks, there could start to be shortages.