DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. has temporarily halted the scheduling of new Maverick hybrid pickup orders beyond the units it has already sold due to a parts availability issue, the automaker confirmed Wednesday.
Ford is currently building both configurations of the Maverick — the standard hybrid and optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder gasoline-only variant — at its Hermosillo, Mexico, plant to fulfill its current order bank. The vehicle is scheduled to launch on time later this month. However, the Maverick Truck Club owners forum posted a memo the automaker allegedly sent dealers earlier this week that the production of future Maverick hybrid orders will not be scheduled "until further notice."
Ford, which did not confirm the dealer memo, said in a statement that both the Maverick hybrid and EcoBoost variants will soon be headed to dealer showrooms and noted that customers can currently order both trucks from their local dealerships.