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DETROIT– Ford Motor is suspending production of its electrical F-150 Lightning pickup for another week following a battery concern that led to among the cars igniting early this month.
Ford stated Friday its battery provider, SK, has actually begun developing battery cells once again at a plant in Georgia however it will require time “to ensure they are back to building high-quality cells and to deliver them to the Lightning production line.”
“The teams worked quickly to identify the root cause of the issue,” Ford stated in a declarationFriday “We agree with SK’s recommended changes in their equipment and processes for SK’s cell production lines.”
Ford recently stated it anticipated Lightning production to be down through a minimum of today, as engineers figured out the source of the battery concern and executed enhancements to the production procedure.
The fire took placeFeb 4 in a holding lot throughout a pre-delivery quality check while the lorry was charging, followed by Ford suspending production and providing a stop-shipment of the cars to dealerships. Ford stated engineers figured out there was no proof of a charging fault.
Ford stated it is not familiar with any occurrences of this concern in cars that have actually currently been provided to consumers and dealerships.
The F-150 Lightning is being carefully viewed by financiers, as it’s the very first mainstream electrical pickup on the marketplace and a significant launch for Ford.
The battery concern contributes to continuous “execution issues” detailed to financiers previously this month by Ford CEO Jim Farley that maimed the car manufacturer’s fourth-quarter revenues.