MY23 Order - dealer only getting 1 allocation - refunding deposit

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I just received a call from my dealer indicating they just received their allocation for Mavericks and they are only getting 1. So, they are calling all customers, who ordered with them, and refunding their deposits. What is most disappointing is that my order was placed, and I received confirmation email from Ford, on 9/15 and I was told I was the 2nd order placed by the dealer. so, assumed I was at, or near, the front of the line behind MY22 carryovers.

Anybody else getting calls like this today?

 

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I just received a call from my dealer indicating they just received their allocation for Mavericks and they are only getting 1. So, they are calling all customers, who ordered with them, and refunding their deposits. What is most disappointing is that my order was placed, and I received confirmation email from Ford, on 9/15 and I was told I was the 2nd order placed by the dealer. so, assumed I was at, or near, the front of the line behind MY22 carryovers.

Anybody else getting calls like this today?
Horrible news!! Especially as the banks have now closed and you can’t go elsewhere.
 

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I just received a call from my dealer indicating they just received their allocation for Mavericks and they are only getting 1. So, they are calling all customers, who ordered with them, and refunding their deposits. What is most disappointing is that my order was placed, and I received confirmation email from Ford, on 9/15 and I was told I was the 2nd order placed by the dealer. so, assumed I was at, or near, the front of the line behind MY22 carryovers.

Anybody else getting calls like this today?
Your order was probably the 2nd customer order after they had entered 50 orders for themselves.
 


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I just received a call from my dealer indicating they just received their allocation for Mavericks and they are only getting 1. So, they are calling all customers, who ordered with them, and refunding their deposits. What is most disappointing is that my order was placed, and I received confirmation email from Ford, on 9/15 and I was told I was the 2nd order placed by the dealer. so, assumed I was at, or near, the front of the line behind MY22 carryovers.

Anybody else getting calls like this today?
I haven't received a call like that yet, but I am expecting it.
 

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One of my subcontractors received a call from a dealer here in the Los Angeles area informing him that the 2022 model he placed a deposit for (Hybrid) was no longer available. He was told he could get his deposit back or he could sign up for the 2023 model with a $2,000 mark up.
 

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One of my subcontractors received a call from a dealer here in the Los Angeles area informing him that the 2022 model he placed a deposit for (Hybrid) was no longer available. He was told he could get his deposit back or he could sign up for the 2023 model with a $2,000 mark up.
This has happened to a lot of us. We were offered $2,750 if we ordered a 2022 hybrid and $1,750 if we ordered a 2022 ecoboost. to offset the cost increase .

I think the OP is talking about a recent 2023 model year order.
 

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That seems fishy.
Nope. Not fishy at all. There are 3 or 4 threads on this subject that have been going on since Monday. Ford sent out the "anticipated allocation" to all dealers on Monday about 5PM and in almost every case it was roughy 10%-15% of what they expected. My dealer was also told they only had ONE (1) allocation for all of MY23. A dealer that sold 300 Mavericks last year was told they would only be given 11 this year (and showed the screenshot of the allocation system showing only 1 per month).

Now, everyone truly hopes this is wrong. Tim talked about it briefly on his pod-cast. Needless to say, both dealers and customers are freaking out. Unfortunately, even if the allocation numbers are wrong, Ford is likely to only be able to produce about 20%-30% of the number of MY23 hybrid orders that they have taken (but good news for Ecos since they will produce most of those).
 

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Sorry to hear this OP!

I suspect this is only the beginning. I think Ford should have communicated better with its dealers. I also think dealers should have been more realistic when taking orders. Especially those dealers who entered a disproportionate number entirely on a "hunch" that they would recieve more allocations next year than they did this year.. All that to say I wouldn't suggest anyone go cancelling their order, at this point there's nothing for you to lose. Stand firm and see what transpires from here.
 

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Nope. Not fishy at all. There are 3 or 4 threads on this subject that have been going on since Monday. Ford sent out the "anticipated allocation" to all dealers on Monday about 5PM and in almost every case it was roughy 10%-15% of what they expected. My dealer was also told they only had ONE (1) allocation for all of MY23. A dealer that sold 300 Mavericks last year was told they would only be given 11 this year (and showed the screenshot of the allocation system showing only 1 per month).

Now, everyone truly hopes this is wrong. Tim talked about it briefly on his pod-cast. Needless to say, both dealers and customers are freaking out. Unfortunately, even if the allocation numbers are wrong, Ford is likely to only be able to produce about 20%-30% of the number of MY23 hybrid orders that they have taken (but good news for Ecos since they will produce most of those).
Right, but most of those dealers also said to hang on and they will get back with them. The fact this dealer pulled the trigger so quickly on the refunds is odd. Especially since most of the dealers assumed the data was bad.
 

 
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