Ford F-150 deliveries in Australia have been temporarily halted.

Deliveries of the new Ford F-150 have been halted in Australia after a defect was discovered under the hood following the conversion of the trucks from left-hand drive to right-hand drive. This defect is reportedly related to the engine’s turbocharger, and Ford Australia has issued a “stop sale” notice for the new F-150 trucks while the issue is being investigated.

The F-150 trucks in question are “remanufactured” in a process that converts them from left-hand drive to right-hand drive at RMA Automotive in Melbourne, under the supervision of the Thai company. The remanufactured vehicles have only been in production since November 2023.

Ford Australia has advised its dealers to suspend the deliveries of the vehicles in stock or on their way to showrooms until the turbocharger issue is resolved. A spokesperson for Ford Australia stated, “Out of an abundance of caution, Ford Australia has temporarily suspended F-150s that are on their way to dealers or in dealer stock, after three remanufactured vehicles developed a turbocharger-related issue.”

Customers who have already taken delivery of their vehicles have been assured that they can continue driving their vehicles. Ford Australia has also expressed its commitment to delivering high-quality vehicles to its customers and is working diligently to investigate and resolve the issue.

RMA, which specializes in modifying Ford Ranger vehicles for police and military use in Asia, has not previously undertaken a vehicle conversion program on the same scale as the F-150 remanufacturing. The remanufactured trucks are sold through Ford Australia dealerships with full factory warranties, under the supervision of Ford Australia and Detroit.

The F-150 trucks in Australia are powered by 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engines with 298kW and 678Nm, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It is the only turbocharged V6 in a class of non-turbocharged gasoline V8 engines.

In addition to the F-150, American pickup trucks from other brands such as Ram, Chevrolet, and soon Toyota are also remanufactured in left-to-right drive at Walkinshaw Automotive Group in Melbourne. Walkinshaw Automotive Group formerly worked on Holden Special Vehicles and reiterates the importance of delivering high quality vehicles.

Once the issue is resolved, deliveries of the F-150 are expected to resume. Customers who are affected by the temporary suspension of deliveries have been thanked for their patience and understanding.

The recent halt in deliveries has affected the schedules of both customers and dealers. Ford Australia has apologized for any inconvenience caused and has reaffirmed its commitment to delivering high quality vehicles to its customers.

In addition, Deliveries of the new Ford F-150 have been halted in Australia after a defect was discovered under the hood following the conversion of the trucks from left-hand drive to right-hand drive. This defect is reportedly related to the engine’s turbocharger, and Ford Australia has issued a “stop sale” notice for the new F-150 trucks while the issue is being investigated.

The F-150 trucks in question are “remanufactured” in a process that converts them from left-hand drive to right-hand drive at RMA Automotive in Melbourne, under the supervision of the Thai company. The remanufactured vehicles have only been in production since November 2023.

Ford Australia has advised its dealers to suspend the deliveries of the vehicles in stock or on their way to showrooms until the turbocharger issue is resolved. A spokesperson for Ford Australia stated, “Out of an abundance of caution, Ford Australia has temporarily suspended F-150s that are on their way to dealers or in dealer stock, after three remanufactured vehicles developed a turbocharger-related issue.”

Customers who have already taken delivery of their vehicles have been assured that they can continue driving their vehicles. Ford Australia has also expressed its commitment to delivering high-quality vehicles to its customers and is working diligently to investigate and resolve the issue.

RMA, which specializes in modifying Ford Ranger vehicles for police and military use in Asia, has not previously undertaken a vehicle conversion program on the same scale as the F-150 remanufacturing. The remanufactured trucks are sold through Ford Australia dealerships with full factory warranties, under the supervision of Ford Australia and Detroit.

The F-150 trucks in Australia are powered by 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engines with 298kW and 678Nm, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It is the only turbocharged V6 in a class of non-turbocharged gasoline V8 engines.

In addition to the F-150, American pickup trucks from other brands such as Ram, Chevrolet, and soon Toyota are also remanufactured in left-to-right drive at Walkinshaw Automotive Group in Melbourne. Walkinshaw Automotive Group formerly worked on Holden Special Vehicles and reiterates the importance of delivering high quality vehicles.

Once the issue is resolved, deliveries of the F-150 are expected to resume. Customers who are affected by the temporary suspension of deliveries have been thanked for their patience and understanding.

The recent halt in deliveries has affected the schedules of both customers and dealers. Ford Australia has apologized for any inconvenience caused and has reaffirmed its commitment to delivering high quality vehicles to its customers.

Finally, all Ford-related articles are written by Alex Misoyannis, who has been writing about cars since 2017. He created his own website, Redline and joined Drive as the regular car journalist in 2020 after contributing to Drive and CarAdvice in previous years.