Ford Increases Downtime at Louisville Assembly Due to Escape Software Issue

The Ford Motor Company has extended the closure of its Louisville Assembly Plant for an additional week due to a software issue with the new Ford Escape ST and Lincoln Corsair crossovers. The closure is set to run through February 24th, with the company initially planning to re-open the plant on February 20th. The issue lies in the software of the vehicle’s cluster, which could result in vehicles having to be returned to dealerships if the issue is not resolved. The plant is in the pre-production phase of the updated Escape and Corsair launch.

The issue is concerning for the company, as the Louisville Assembly Plant is a key part of Ford’s production line. It produces the Ford Escape, Lincoln Corsair, and Lincoln Nautilus, all of which are popular crossover vehicles. The plant is also responsible for producing the Ford Super Duty pickup truck. The closure of the plant could have serious implications for the company, as any delay in production could cause a shortage of the vehicles and a loss of profits.

Ford is taking the necessary steps to resolve the issue, but it is unclear how long it will take for the issue to be fully resolved. In the meantime, the company is doing its best to minimize the impact of the closure on its employees and customers. Ford is offering employees the option to work from home, as well as providing them with additional pay and benefits. The company is also providing customers with a variety of incentives, such as extended warranties and discounts on new vehicles, to ensure that they are not negatively impacted by the closure.

The software issue with the Ford Escape ST and Lincoln Corsair crossovers is a serious issue for Ford, and the company is doing its best to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. While the closure of the Louisville Assembly Plant will have an impact on the company’s production and profits, Ford is taking steps to ensure that its employees and customers are not negatively impacted by the issue. With the company taking all the necessary steps to resolve the issue, it is hoped that the plant will be able to resume production soon.