Ford Uncovers F-150 Lightning Battery Problem, Production to Resume in Weeks


Ford has reportedly figured out what caused a battery issue in the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck that has temporarily halted production and shipping to dealers.

The company doesn't believe the problem impacts trucks already delivered to dealers, and it says production should resume in a few weeks.

Ford reached out to Electrek and said it hopes to be done with its root-cause investigation by the end of the week of Feb. 20, and use what it learns in the battery production process going forward, which could take a few weeks. The automaker doesn't anticipate any related recalls.

When the production shutdown was first announced Feb. 14, Ford spokesperson Emma Bergg said Ford became aware of the potential issue during a pre-delivery quality inspection and issued the stop shipment order early in the week of Feb. 6. The carmaker hadn't been apprised of any real-world incidents or problems related to the possible battery concern.

The F-150 Lightning is one of only three fully electric trucks currently available on our shores. Available competitors include the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV. The Ford full-size electric truck carries a starting price of around $56,000.

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