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What is taking so long?

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After several delays my Lightning went into “production” on October 31, 2022. It’s been stuck in that status ever since then and I have receive zero updates. I’m sure there are some issues with supply chain, among other things, but it shouldn’t take this long. Has anybody else experienced the same thing? I can only imagine how long it’ll take to ship to the East Coast as well. Overall the user experience is almost nonexistent throughout this process. That’s a real missed opportunity for Ford to build anticipation and excitement for its clients. The dealership has been of absolutely no use or value as well.
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I've experienced some of the delay you are talking about. I submitted my order on 9/15/2022 for my Lariat ER. I received no further updates till I received an email from FMC on 10/18/22 that my production date was changed from 10/31/22 to 11/1/2022. My truck was built on 11/30/22 and is being shipped approx 12/15-21/22. I'm in small town in W. Texas and haven't seen any Ford Lightnings here in the "wild". A friend of mine saw a Ford Black at a Target parking lot - very dirty besides the original look.

They best recommendation I would say is to use the "Ford Tracking Status" website link. You will be able to get a more "real-time" status as opposed to getting emails from the Ford website.

Curious -- what model trim/truck do you end up ordering.??
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"Advanced Security Pack" -- Is this the truck alarm system?? Can this be re-installed after Ford receives the chip or module??

I didn't know about this feature being deleted as well!
Anyone knows the answers to the "Advanced Security Pack" -- Is this the main truck alarm system?? Can this be re-installed after Ford receives the chip or module??
Follow up Question? Can this “Advanced Security Pack “ module / chip be installed after the truck is delivered by the dealer??
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