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Ford halts production of electric F-150 Lightning amid issues of battery problems: Report

Company working on "root cause analysis" to determine source of issues.

Published: February 14, 2023 12:49pm

Updated: February 14, 2023 12:56pm

Ford Motor Corp on Tuesday said it was halting production and shipments of its F-150 Lightning pickup truck amid issues regarding the vehicle's battery performance. 

The company made the decision reportedly "after a vehicle displayed a potential problem as part of the automaker’s pre-delivery quality inspections," according to CNBC, which first reported on the production freeze. 

“The team is diligently working on the root cause analysis,” company spokeswoman Emma Berg told the outlet. 

The truck, meant to usher in a new energy era of the company's iconic F-series of pickups, first went into production last April. 

Lightnings are manufactured at the company's Ford River Rouge complex in Dearborn.

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