Sounds like an executive in Crossley / acquirer should start making some calls to Ford and getting some real answers. And they certainly have better numbers than the 800 FORD one.Just went over ALL of our current 'Unscheduled - Clean' Transit orders and we have over 40 orders with the Power Sliding Door option that have not been scheduled yet. So far, NO 2023 Transits have been built with this option so these orders will be help up until Ford makes the decision to have this option scheduled for production.
Hopefully Ford will let us know if this option will become available so we do not get caught up like last year when Ford told us to remove the option to get a Transit built and those orders ended up getting 'Balanced Out' aka cancelled.
How about the 61 2022 Transit orders that I had 'Balanced Out' last year? With the average Transit order more than $50,000, that was a big hit for doing a lot of work to place the order and time making contact with customers to end up with -0- at the end. And now rebuilding the original 2022 orders into 2023 orders and some still waiting to get scheduling.Sounds like an executive in Crossley / acquirer should start making some calls to Ford and getting some real answers. And they certainly have better numbers than the 800 FORD one.
Forty orders is at least $2M in revenue that the dealership is going to lose out on if those vans are allowed to languish and don't get built.
Can you take and post the photo for the paracord handle ?For those waiting on a power sliding door, I removed it from my MY22 order to increase my odds of getting a van. I don't think I miss it. I added a paracord handle to the rear of the door panel using existing holes and vinyl bolts. This greatly facilitates closing in all ways - no need to wind up and slam, just a gentle tug from a few inches away is all you need. It's reasonably quiet, too.
I've also discovered that the trick to closing from the outside is releasing the door. At first I kept my hand on the door and needed to use a lot of force to make it close properly. When I learned let go after getting the door moving I was able to use a lot less force.
This isn't useful to folks who need the door because of mobility issues or have kids who won't follow instructions. But if you just want the PSD because it seems like a nice upgrade, my experience is that I'm happy I don't have it.
BTW - I ended up ADDING the 360 cameras because of supply chain issues ... Not sure how I would have lived without it. Much better use of $1,000 in my experience. YMMV
And my opinion, after living with my 2020 HR Passenger XLT for the last 2.5 years and putting up with the nonsense of the manual sliding door (no mobility or kid issues), I wish I had been patient and waited for it in 2020 ... it would have only been an extra month or two wait at the time.This isn't useful to folks who need the door because of mobility issues or have kids who won't follow instructions. But if you just want the PSD because it seems like a nice upgrade, my experience is that I'm happy I don't have it.
Can you take and post the photo for the paracord handle ?
Still can't picture it.
Could you please elaborate on this statement?The forced governmental push to buy fleet vehicles
Thank you very much !.
Would you mind sharing the 800 number? I would love to know if there was any activity on my now nearly one-year-old order. Many thanksI called the Ford 800 number today. Similar to previous calls (and the calls I made about my MY22 order), not much information about the PSD issue. The agent did tell me that "there was activity" on my order on May 15th and back on March 31st. And the agent indicated that activity was a good sign that my order was being worked.
I'm guessing that "activity" on my order on May 15th was the priority code being changed per what @CrewVanMan said Ford was doing to prioritize MY22 orders re-placed as MY23 orders.