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Due to a pigment shortage stemming from the March 11 earthquake in Japan, Ford has had to stop taking new orders for cars in Tuxedo Black, and is limiting orders of three shades of red. Officials from Ford say they're working on another source for the pigment as you read this, and have enough cars in each color to satisfy demand until production resumes.
The paint shortage affects the F-150
and Super Duty
lines of pickups, as well as the Explorer
, the Expedition
and the Lincoln MKS
. Ford's slowdown follows General Motors
, who slowed production of pickups in Shreveport, Louisiana, as well as compact cars in Europe following parts shortages.
have all experienced slowdowns as a result of the quake, though none have had to limit color choices.
Gallery: Review: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO
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]Report: Ford feels Japan quake effect with shortage of red, black paint
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