Ford could resume F-150 production as early as next week

Ford stops F-150 production due to parts shortage

Ford Suspends Production of F-150 Trucks

Although near-term profits will weaken due to the shutdown, current inventory levels of the two vehicles, combined with accelerated production after facilities come back online, should make up for any initial shortfall.

Ford executives explained shut downs in the 3 truck plants could affect the corporation's quarterly earnings, however confirmed its full-year sales estimate. The reason for the parts shortage was a major fire at that supplier.

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Production of Super Duty trucks in Louisville, Kentucky, was also shut down indefinitely, though the plant is still making large SUVs.

The shortage of parts could knock out production of Ford's best selling and most profitable vehicle, the F-150 pickup truck.

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Ford was facing a shortage of some parts used to make the truck after a fire at a MI plant earlier this month. At this point there is no word on just how long production of the F-150 will be halted, a Ford spokesman has said that it would last at least a few days.

Ford was reportedly able to retrieve all its tooling and dies from the burnt factory and that they had survived without issues.

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A spokesperson for Ford tells CNBC, "We are working closely with the supplier to manage the situation". It claimed the Alabama plant will burst per week on a "altered manufacturing program" whereas the auto-maker works with Meridian to restore components creation.

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