Is this the first case of under promise and over deliver?
The first sentence in the article is misleading. Some folks might think Ford is shipping thousands of tops over the next week or three. It just references how many units they need to make to replace the ones out in the real world. The only thing Ford claims is that they have finished testing and are starting production ramp up. It seems likely the amounts produced on a daily basis will take quite a while to make it to dealers, while simultaneously feeding the line, and taking care of dirt hill vehicles. (nobody believes they will continue to idle the factory until those other two areas are taken care of completely).Think this might be the first example of Ford meeting or exceeding a deadline in relation to the Broncos
Exactly. Why would you ship good tops to customers with a top already before clearing out all of the Dirt Mountain inmates. I'm in the camp that they should have just shipped the Broncos to prevent 1) get them to the customers who have been waiting and 2) avoid a major backlog in shipping once the new top is availableFrom what the article says, they are doing both.
Ford Motor Co. will start shipping this week thousands of new hardtop roofs to dealers waiting to replace the faulty ones on 2021 Broncos already delivered, the Free Press has learned.
Also, Ford will be installing the new tops in 2021 Broncos that have been held backthen shipping those vehicles immediately.
Its not clear from that article, and obviously Im not the only one who raised the question. They built/shipped/parked a ton of vehicles with defective roofs so I think its within reason to question the wording, but seemingly I better understand what this actually means now.
Both, new tops will be inspected when installed as well as a complete vehicle inspection due to them sitting for months.