Rumors have it that the all-new Ford F-150 could be delayed due to the production issues related to the aluminum they plan on using. Is this the tip of the iceberg or a speed bump?
Chrysler is recalling a small variety of Ram 1500 models due to a production issue that was employed early in the manufacture of them. Why doesn’t Ram spend more time working out problems at the production level?
At the 2014 North American International Auto Show, Ford will unveil the 2015 Ford F-150 (Tim will be there btw). It is becoming one of the most anticipated product reveals in years and it is also a big gamble. Ford plans on using aluminum on a scale that has so far been unprecedented. Will it pay off?
Perhaps out of an interest to keep Tesla in the news, Elon Musk suggested yesterday that his company might build an electric pickup truck that would compete with Ford’s F-150 in the next 5 years. To that I say “I’ll be the blue guy,” a sarcastic way of saying “Don’t hold your breath.”
Here’s why I think the notion of a Tesla pickup in 5 years is beyond fanciful.
Chrysler announced it will be recalling 1.2 million Ram trucks to fix a steering alignment issue. The problem? The tie-rod ends were installed incorrectly because technicians “misinterpreted” instructions. Yep. Really.