Ford Motor Co. is extending the downtime at an F-150 Lightning plant in Dearborn, Mich., for an extra week following a battery fire in a truck earlier this month.
The automaker, in an announcement, said battery-supplier SK On has made some manufacturing changes and restarted production at its plant in Georgia.
“The teams worked quickly to discover the basis explanation for the problem,” Ford spokeswoman Jennifer Flake said in an email. “We agree with SK’s really helpful changes of their equipment and processes for SK’s cell production lines.
“SK has began constructing battery cells again in Commerce, Ga. It can take SK time to make sure they’re back to constructing high-quality cells and to deliver them to the Lightning production line. Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center will suspend production through the tip of next week, and we’ll proceed to supply updates.”