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Monday, 26 July 2021 23:16

Ford Dealers Might Start Installing Computer Chips

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious
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There’s no denying the shortage of computer chips for cars has been disastrous for automakers, particularly Ford.

But a new report claiming the Blue Oval is considering shipping vehicles to dealerships for service technicians to install semiconductor chips when they finally arrive seems like a drastic move. Obviously, this isn’t happening yet, and it might not ever happen. But we might be seeing this reality in the near future.

 

As Ford has been conserving its chip supply, it has also kept assembling vehicles and setting them aside without finishing installing all the necessary microprocessors. We can imagine it’s getting difficult to find spots for all these cars and trucks, which is where shipping them to dealerships would come in handy.

 

After all, many dealers have huge empty sections on their lots at the moment. That means they could put those blank sections to use, which would look better than having nothing there. Plus, it would mean the dealers would already have the vehicles on location, which would speed up the process of getting them to customers once enough computer chips are available.

 

There are some obvious potential problems with this plan. First off, what if something happens to the vehicles while they’re sitting at the dealerships---who would be held liable for something like theft or...


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