Ford F-150 Lightning battery investigation could ‘take a few weeks’ as production remains halted

The F150 Lightning on a gravel road
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Ford said it will maintain its temporary pause on production and shipment of its electric F-150 Lightning through at least the end of next week as it continues to investigate an issue with the truck’s battery. The full investigation, though, could “take a few weeks.”

Ford spokesperson Emma Bergg said in an email:

We are suspending production at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center through at least the end of next week. During a standard Lightning pre-delivery quality inspection, one vehicle displayed a battery issue. We believe we have identified the root cause of this issue. By the end of next week, we expect to conclude our investigation and apply what we learn to the truck’s battery production process; this could take a few weeks. We…

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