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Have any lightnings been sold to the common man? My res
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was done in Nov 21. Wonder how long Im gonna have to wait?
Reserving in Nov you are near the end of the 200,000 in line. They ended reservations in December with close to 200,000. Of the 20K or so that were allowed to order this year (we don't have exact numbers) most were from the first day or two of reservations. Even with that many first day reservation holders didn't get to order this year.
 

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This Lightning arrived at a Canadian dealership earlier in the week.
Ford also sent out this notice today, further indicating to us that things are ramping up.
 

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I don't think any have been released for sale yet. Sounds like we're about two weeks away from the first ones. Fortunately, unlike Rivian and Tesla like companies that first sell to employees to control any negative reviews, I don't think Ford does such a thing, so they should be going straight to actual customers right away. I'm sure several dealers reserved as many as they could to be able to sell them freely as an in-stock vehicle. Those are the ones that will most certainly have Dealer Mark Ups. On the other hand, I ordered mine through one of the highest volume dealers in the country and was able to place my order in the second wave with no dealer mark-up. I think I'm the third or fourth one they're getting. First two maybe could have been dealer orders.
 

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There's a bunch of Lightnings waiting for the finishing touches in Dearborn.

 

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I don't think any have been released for sale yet. Sounds like we're about two weeks away from the first ones. Fortunately, unlike Rivian and Tesla like companies that first sell to employees to control any negative reviews, I don't think Ford does such a thing, so they should be going straight to actual customers right away. I'm sure several dealers reserved as many as they could to be able to sell them freely as an in-stock vehicle. Those are the ones that will most certainly have Dealer Mark Ups. On the other hand, I ordered mine through one of the highest volume dealers in the country and was able to place my order in the second wave with no dealer mark-up. I think I'm the third or fourth one they're getting. First two maybe could have been dealer orders.
My build date was 4/21 and my blend is 8506. Ford.com says my truck is in production. What is your build date and blend number?
 

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My build date was 4/21 and my blend is 8506. Ford.com says my truck is in production. What is your build date and blend number?
My scheduled build date was for the week of 05/09/2022. Still showing "in production" as well. After seeing some photos of a bunch of them sitting on Ford's lot, my guess is they are either, waiting for chips to be considered "complete or built", or Ford is still completing their final testing before releasing any of them for sale. In either case, someday soon, a bunch of trucks should be shipped out together to start making their way to the dealers for delivery. So, would appear that those with a build date of around 05/16/2022 are likely to have their trucks released around the same time as those that had their trucks built in April. Storing them all up to release a big wave of them. Those closest to Michigan will likely be the first to receive their trucks.
 

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Rumor posted by one member was they are waiting on chips for the rear HVAC control. I have no confirmation but something is causing them to all stack up.
 

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I "THINK" my truck has been built. Status still shows "in production", however, the Ford app now lets me attempt to connect to the vehicle, but says it needs to be confirmed from the truck itself. Next, a date of 05/12/2022 popped up on my status in website, but doesn't say what that date is. Would appear that's active and alive, but apparently Ford hasn't released any yet for shipment to be delivered.
 

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I "THINK" my truck has been built. Status still shows "in production", however, the Ford app now lets me attempt to connect to the vehicle, but says it needs to be confirmed from the truck itself. Next, a date of 05/12/2022 popped up on my status in website, but doesn't say what that date is. Would appear that's active and alive, but apparently Ford hasn't released any yet for shipment to be delivered.
Ford app did the same for my truck; later the request was denied.

Did you also see a denial some time after you requested to connect the vehicle?

I'm wondering if the app is lazy and uses the same "denial" message for a timeout, or if the truck was started, perhaps to be relocated, and the driver tapped the denial when the request message popped up?
 

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Rumor posted by one member was they are waiting on chips for the rear HVAC control. I have no confirmation but something is causing them to all stack up.
First insider hint I've heard indicates it's a problem with the bumper and front-end alignment.
 

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Ford app did the same for my truck; later the request was denied.

Did you also see a denial some time after you requested to connect the vehicle?

I'm wondering if the app is lazy and uses the same "denial" message for a timeout, or if the truck was started, perhaps to be relocated, and the driver tapped the denial when the request message popped up?
Mine still says pending. It would be my guess that they would deny the request being that we don't own the vehicles yet.
 

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Mine still says pending. It would be my guess that they would deny the request being that we don't own the vehicles yet.
I think the key is that it displays an accept button in the truck and most that move or drive the trucks around the lots and load them have been told to not accept it, but on occasion you get someone that will accept it. Then you're golden and you can get tabs on the truck. Some nice insight about when it moves and where.
 
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I think the key is that it displays an accept button in the truck and most that move or drive the trucks around the lots and load them have been told to not accept it, but on occasion you get someone that will accept it. Then you're golden and you can get tabs on the truck. Some nice insight about when it moves and where.
That's what I'm hoping for!!
 

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Who knows if all these you tuber folks know what they are talking about, but they clearly know more than me. Tom M. at SOC made it sound like customers can expect the first deliveries this next week during their EV podcast. Take it for what its worth....but I'd sure like to see some of the "masses" start to get their hands on this!
 

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Who knows if all these you tuber folks know what they are talking about, but they clearly know more than me. Tom M. at SOC made it sound like customers can expect the first deliveries this next week during their EV podcast. Take it for what its worth....but I'd sure like to see some of the "masses" start to get their hands on this!
Maybe not deliveries but some are going out by train today!
 
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