By on October 20, 2021


A report from one of our corporate parent’s forums suggests that orders for the Ford Lightning may open up next week, on October 26.

That’s based on a message left to a forum user by a Ford salesperson.

Here’s the message in full:

“Good afternoon <reservation holder>, this is <salesperson> with <dealership>. I just found out that the F-150 Lightning order bank is scheduled to open on 10/26. At that point we will be able to convert reservations to orders an actually build out your truck. I’m looking forward to it. While reservations are time stamped, when we submit the order still matters. Feel free to call me with any questions at <phone number>. I will reach out when we get a little closer to see about scheduling an appointment to get together and build your truck. Have a great day.”

These things are always worth taking with a grain of salt — how do we know this isn’t made up by the user? If it is real, how do we know the salesperson isn’t mistaken or lying? — but if it is real, well, that means the Lightning strikes (sorry) your fancy, you can put your order down in less than seven days.

The build and price configuration tool may also go live on the company’s consumer Web site around that same time — it would have to, really, in order for consumers to spec the truck how they’d like. Keep an eye on Ford’s site.

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10 Comments on “Report: Ford Lightning Orders Open Next Week...”

  • avatar

    Maybe now we can get some solid pricing.

  • avatar

    Can’t wait to see all the recalls and service bulletins on this one just like the Bronco or Explorer or F150 or Bronco Sport. Ford tough build quality

  • avatar

    I’ll be logged in on 26th ready to book my reservation !

  • avatar
    Jeff S

    With the chip shortage there might be a long long wait. Heard nothing more on the Maverick I ordered on July 25 but the dealer told me it would probably be next Spring which probably the soonest. There are those who ordered Broncos still waiting over a year. Meanwhile prices of all vehicles keep climbing.

    • 0 avatar

      @Jeff S: Did you read why there’s a chip shortage for cars? Has to do with the chips being 20-year-old technology being fabricated on 20-year-old machines. The slowdown due to covid-19 idled the machines and laid-off/retired most of the people who knew how to work them. The recommended best fix is to use newer technologies across the board, which is basically forcing the auto companies to redesign the chips.

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    kjhkjlhkjhkljh kljhjkhjklhkjh

    If it can be had with the LR battery for less than 60k off the showroom floor I’m buying one. Don’t need autodrive, so that will save a CHUNK.

    Like about 95% of all drivers, I can not drive 5 hours at a whack without stopping for 15-20 minutes and Rarely drive more than 100 miles away from my residence .. this will be perfect. And after a few software updates likely even faster with slightly better range.

  • avatar
    kjhkjlhkjhkljh kljhjkhjklhkjh

    ? only 8 posts ? Did all the disruptive trolls get banned?

    • 0 avatar

      @kjhkjlhkjhkljh kljhjkhjklhkjh – I’d consider one of thise if it wasn’t for the fact that I’d prefer something smaller like a ZR2 diesel Colorado.

      Oh, and yeah, where’s the hate mail? LOL

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