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Ford F-150 2024: Australian deliveries paused after turbocharger-related issues identified


The local arm of the Blue Oval said the issue was identified in a few F-150s, with the pause on deliveries placed out of an “abundance of caution”

Ford Australia’s next big hit, the F-150 full-size pickup, has hit a snag with deliveries temporarily halted after three vehicles with turbocharger-related issues were identified.

An investigation has been launched into the issue, with Ford Australia not currently commenting on how many F-150s may be affected outside of the three identified utes.

Turbocharger-related issues have been identified in three F-150s, Ford Australia says

A spokesperson from the brand told Chasing Cars “customers who have taken delivery can continue to drive their vehicle” and apologised for the inconvenience it would cause to waiting customers. 

“Out of an abundance of caution Ford Australia has placed a temporary hold on F-150s that are on their way to dealers or in dealer stock, after three re-manufactured vehicles presented with a turbocharger-related concern.

“We are committed to delivering the highest quality vehicle for our customers, and are working quickly to investigate and resolve the issue,” they said.

Deliveries of the F-150 to Australian buyers kicked off in mid-November

The F-150 is currently only offered with a 298kW/678Nm 3.5-litre twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine, which is a relative to the power unit found in the popular Ranger Raptor.

Deliveries for the F-150 began back in mid-November, with the pick-ups sold by Ford locally remanufactured from left- to right-hand drive at the Melbourne-based RMA Automotive.

The F-150 is currently sold in XLT and Lariat guise, with its introduction following the success of other American pick-ups such as the Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado.