Ford Transit USA Forum banner

Has anyone from Canada received a build date for their MY2023

2753 Views 53 Replies 14 Participants Last post by  mario834
Hi All,

Long time troller on the forum, newly registered. I ordered a R2D Long Transit Crew with eco boost in mid August. I see lots of chatter on the forum about US folks getting their build dates etc, but I don't see much from Canada. I know we have a different system ( no COVP). I have yet to get a build date and I was wondering if any of my fellow Canucks have received their build dates??

Thanks for all the good info here!!
41 - 54 of 54 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Just got an update from my dealership contact and have a build date for 2023 ford transit 350 eco AWD high roof extended VIN + Jan 16 scheduled for built. He said that ford gave this schedules sooner due to Christmas shutdown.

Ordered on August 2021, balanced out 2021, then balanced out 2022, re-order the 2023 on June 2023.

Is that a passenger van? Or cargo/crew?
Last time I called the dealer, my order was still clean but no build date yet. Mine is 2023 T-350 ECO AWD Medium Roof
 

· Registered
Joined
·
16 Posts
Is that a passenger van? Or cargo/crew?
Last time I called the dealer, my order was still clean but no build date yet. Mine is 2023 T-350 ECO AWD Medium Roof
Hey Mario, it is cargo van.
Not much of the options beside the desired AWD and EcoBoost. Ordered for conversion too.
Swivel base seats
8" sync 3
Windows back and slider door
Dual alternator and 2 batteries
Fog lights
Long arm mirror heated
Cruise control
Upfitted switching panel.
Tow package and tow mode
Heavy duty cargo floor
Overhead storage
Abys grey color
 

· Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter · #43 ·
I just received a call from my dealer. He said that he had received some New Year Guidance from Ford regarding orders in the system (and new orders for other vehicles). He told me that Ford says that vehicles with Sync4, HID Lights, High-Res back-up camera and Blind Spot system WITH assist… will have a delay in scheduling or even not be able to be scheduled and that FORD was suggesting modifying these options to more available choices. Has anyone else heard similar??
 

· Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter · #45 ·
I called Ford Canada today and they told me I have a build date of Feb 20, 2023!! I made changes in early Jan to get rid of hig res back up cam/sync 4/ HID lights/Blind Spot with assist. I’m going to call my dealer to see if those options are still a limitation. If it wont affect my build date, I’ll see what I can add back. It looks like some are being scheduled with a few of those options.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
I called Ford Canada today and they told me I have a build date of Feb 20, 2023!! I made changes in early Jan to get rid of hig res back up cam/sync 4/ HID lights/Blind Spot with assist. I’m going to call my dealer to see if those options are still a limitation. If it wont affect my build date, I’ll see what I can add back. It looks like some are being scheduled with a few of those options.
Wow! Congratulations! Passenger or Cargo?
Hope you add to get to add those back without any delays. Keep us posted please.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter · #47 ·
Wow! Congratulations! Passenger or Cargo?
Hope you add to get to add those back without any delays. Keep us posted please.
Preview
It’s a CrewVan (148 MR, 3.5EB, AWD). Dealer sent more info that they received from Ford…

2023MY Transit

· Orders with the following features may take longer to schedule due to limited availability:

o Chrome High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps (91A). Please consider removing where possible.

o Black High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps (91C). Please consider removing where possible.

o 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine (99G). Please consider removing where possible.


o High Resolution Digital Camera (61E). Please consider removing where possible.

o 360-Degree Camera with Split View and Front Washer (61D). Please consider removing where possible.


Also, Ford won't allow any changes to a factory order once it's been issued a serial number (VIN) they don't tell us why it got chosen to be built vs other orders, they just make recommendations as above throughout the process.


So, not going to be able to add anything back. But that is OK as I now have a build date and a VIN. I don’t want to get my hopes up too much as this forum is full of people with build dates that keep getting moved around or cancelled. Either way, its a step up from unscheduled-clean!!
 

· Registered
Joined
·
16 Posts
Preview
It’s a CrewVan (148 MR, 3.5EB, AWD). Dealer sent more info that they received from Ford…

2023MY Transit

· Orders with the following features may take longer to schedule due to limited availability:

o Chrome High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps (91A). Please consider removing where possible.

o Black High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps (91C). Please consider removing where possible.

o 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine (99G). Please consider removing where possible.


o High Resolution Digital Camera (61E). Please consider removing where possible.

o 360-Degree Camera with Split View and Front Washer (61D). Please consider removing where possible.


Also, Ford won't allow any changes to a factory order once it's been issued a serial number (VIN) they don't tell us why it got chosen to be built vs other orders, they just make recommendations as above throughout the process.


So, not going to be able to add anything back. But that is OK as I now have a build date and a VIN. I don’t want to get my hopes up too much as this forum is full of people with build dates that keep getting moved around or cancelled. Either way, its a step up from unscheduled-clean!!
Congratulations for the VIN and built date man. None of these above recommended to be taking out was in my original built, except the 3.5EB the desired part along with AWD. I was of the same impression that because of EcoBoost once I have received VIN and proposed built date, will see delayed after delay saga.

Initially the build date was Jan 16, 2023, then it changed to Jan 23, 2023 ( and I say here you the delay begins) , but the unit has the window sticker issued and in the top section it shows the build date of 20230123 which is the build date, called ford and they said it is on assembly line.

Initially the EcoBoost were holding up, but on forums I see alot of EcoBoost get ahead, not sure about the rest of the options.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter · #49 ·
Congratulations for the VIN and built date man. None of these above recommended to be taking out was in my original built, except the 3.5EB the desired part along with AWD. I was of the same impression that because of EcoBoost once I have received VIN and proposed built date, will see delayed after delay saga.

Initially the build date was Jan 16, 2023, then it changed to Jan 23, 2023 ( and I say here you the delay begins) , but the unit has the window sticker issued and in the top section it shows the build date of 20230123 which is the build date, called ford and they said it is on assembly line.

Initially the EcoBoost were holding up, but on forums I see alot of EcoBoost get ahead, not sure about the rest of the options.
Good luck. I hope it shows up soon. Keep us up to date, I’m interested in how long it takes to ship once it’s completed.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
421 Posts
I've been noticing it seems like a lot of people, Canadians included, have been getting scheduled with build dates recently. A while ago i decided to play "the watched pot never boils" game and kind of gave up calling Ford Canada for the 2 orders i have in, 1 is 23 months old now. Anyway, decided to check yesterday, both are still "unscheduled/clean". yup, should have just kept ignoring it because now im PO'd again-ha
 

· Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
I've been noticing it seems like a lot of people, Canadians included, have been getting scheduled with build dates recently. A while ago i decided to play "the watched pot never boils" game and kind of gave up calling Ford Canada for the 2 orders i have in, 1 is 23 months old now. Anyway, decided to check yesterday, both are still "unscheduled/clean". yup, should have just kept ignoring it because now im PO'd again-ha
What information of do we have to give Ford Canada when we call them? I just know what order I placed and through whom.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter · #53 ·
What information of do we have to give Ford Canada when we call them? I just know what order I placed and through whom.
If you got a sales preview (the sheet that lists the options you have and the costs of them) it will have the sales code and order code. Those are the two things that Ford Canada asked me when I called.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
If you got a sales preview (the sheet that lists the options you have and the costs of them) it will have the sales code and order code. Those are the two things that Ford Canada asked me when I called.
Perfect! Thank you. Called to check the status. Unscheduled/clean still.
I found out that there is another dealer in my city who is the biggest dealer around. The one I ordered from is not the biggest dealer. Do you or anyone recommend I place another order from the bigger dealer (as they will get a bigger allocation)?
 
41 - 54 of 54 Posts
Top