DETROIT — Production of the F-150 Lightning will remain down until at least the end of next week as Ford Motor Co. fixes an undisclosed battery problem that caused one truck to catch fire this month, the company confirmed.
The fire occurred in a Dearborn, Mich., holding lot Feb. 4 during a pre-delivery quality inspection and spread to another vehicle, company spokeswoman Emma Bergg said. She said Ford believed it had identified the root cause of the fire but did not elaborate.
"By the end of next week, we expect to conclude our investigation and apply what we learn to the truck's battery production process; this could take a few weeks," Bergg said in an emailed statement. "We will continue holding already-produced vehicles while we work through engineering and process updates."
The company was not aware of any potential issues with Lightnings that already had been delivered, Bergg said.