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Ford stops production of electric F-150 after battery fire


( ) -q-19- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “the battery issue.”

Ford says it has suspended production and halted shipments of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup after a battery caught fire during a pre-delivery quality check.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. Ford expects to conclude its investigation by the end of next week and make battery production changes that could take a few weeks.

VERBATIM: Production at Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, has been stopped until at least the end of next week. The fire was discovered February 4 and production halted a day later. The automaker says it has no reason to believe electric pickups already in use by customers are affected by the battery issue.

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