Report: Ford closes 2022 F-150 backlog

Ford has reportedly closed customer order books for the 2022 F-150. That means buyers can no longer custom order the top-selling vehicle in the United States. Ford has such a backlog that factories will continue to produce F-150s until the start of the 2023 model year.

The forum obtained a memo sent by Ford to dealers last week advising them that the discontinuation of the order “applies to XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and Tremor trims on hybrid and gasoline engines”. The company had already halted orders for electric F-150s.

This listing leaves open the possibility that customers can still order an F-150 Raptor.

That doesn’t mean there won’t be F-150s for sale. The memo notes that “dealers will continue to be able to submit orders for F-150 dealer stock inventory.” So, you’ll likely still find F-150s for sale on dealer lots year-round. But you can no longer order your own with just the colors and features you want.

Orders will resume, the memo says, in July with the arrival of the 2023 F-150.

The F-150 is Ford’s best-selling product and is part of the F-series of trucks that are consistently America’s best-selling vehicle. It is also the latest in a series of Ford products for sale. The company sold its entire production of Maverick small trucks, Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles and F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks earlier this year.

Ford has long discussed plans to move to a command-only model. Similar to how cars are sold in Europe, this would see each customer order the exact model they wanted and wait for the factory to build it. The company has not announced a target date for this move. It’s just an aspiration for now. But selling its most popular product early will likely encourage the plan.

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