2015 Ford F-150 Customer Orders Delayed Until February

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2015 ford f 150 customer orders delayed until february

Did you put in your order for the new aluminum 2015 Ford F-150? If so, you may be waiting a bit longer to join the Overlord of Truck Mountain in its court.

Automotive News reports all fleet and some retail consumers who put their orders in early will be waiting until February 2015 for delivery, according to a leaked dealer memo issued August 20.

The delay is due to the automaker ensuring the launch of its newest truck will go better than when the 2013 Lincoln MKZ stumbled out of the gate early last year, as explained in the memo:

We understand the desire to get the customer units as quickly as possible, but do not want to compromise our commitment to quality for the sake of a few additional weeks of delivery.

Those who are waiting until the F-150’s showroom arrival will have better luck, as all 3,000 of the Blue Oval’s dealers will receive a handful or two of the new pickup near the end of the year, with the first pre-production units expected to roll off the line near the end of October.

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Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Gregaryous Gregaryous on Aug 28, 2014

    Most all auto makers earn the majority of their profits from North America and the Big-3 are all dependent on trucks to support them. The 2015 F150 will be a Grand Slam for Ford because of all the innovation in this truck... For years!!!!

    • Bosozoku Bosozoku on Aug 28, 2014

      Unless there are unforeseen reliability or design issues, of course. Even with today's engineering and manufacturing methods, these things are not impossible.

  • Kyree Kyree on Aug 28, 2014

    That's good. Ford has learned its lesson. I'm far more of a GM person myself, but Ford has historically had better timing than GM as far as what products are appropriate for the market and how to make sure that they are as well-received as possible. GM, on the other hand, is usually playing catch-up, and that's probably going to be the case here as well. Meanwhile, I have at least six friends who are all lined up to pay through the nose for these new F-150s when they finally arrive. I think it's a pretty impressive truck myself; Ford sure isn't resting on its laurels.

  • 65corvair 65corvair on Aug 28, 2014

    Ford couldn't get my '11 Fiesta right, already in production a couple of years elsewhere in the world. Old tech. All new technology with the pickup. I would be very afraid. I would have done it more gradually. Aluminum hood, doors and box. They bet the company on the truck and they are going to lose.

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    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Aug 29, 2014

      @DeadWeight - I agree that it is best to stay away from first run "anything". I bought a 2010 F150 and got a great deal. It has had no problems and statistically it has been much more reliable as a model year than subsequent F150's. Even with that being said, Ford does have durability ratings better than Ram. Even the 6.7 Power Stroke SD has better ratings than Ram Cummins combo.

  • BklynPete BklynPete on Aug 28, 2014

    I don't always agree with DeadWeight, but I think he's right on the money here. I suspect 2016 F-150 and Mustang buyers will be much happier than those who bought 2015 models.

    • Ion Ion on Aug 28, 2014

      I sort of strategically planned my lease out this way so the 13 will go back when the 16s are out. That said the rumor is the 16 will get some new powertrains. But I'm hoping the 5.0 remains relatively unchanged.