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My buddy is still waiting for his max range RIVIAN and took delivery of a lightning. It’s been in the shop for over two weeks waiting for the wipers to be repaired. 🤷‍♂️
Ugh. He must be one of the lucky ones that got bit by the wiper motor recall. It's not that many trucks, but all F-150s and Expeditions made with a certain batch of bad motors. And those motors are legitimately failing. His truck is probably sitting there waiting indefinitely for a new motor to show up so they can do the actual 10-minute repair. If it's drivable, he should pick it up until they have the parts and are ready to do the work. Otherwise I hope they gave him a nice F-150 loaner.
 

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Your description says Long Range, but....220 miles at almost full charge? or is that a stock photo.
It’s cold here, the guess-o-meter drops by a lot in winter
 

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Ugh. He must be one of the lucky ones that got bit by the wiper motor recall. It's not that many trucks, but all F-150s and Expeditions made with a certain batch of bad motors. And those motors are legitimately failing. His truck is probably sitting there waiting indefinitely for a new motor to show up so they can do the actual 10-minute repair. If it's drivable, he should pick it up until they have the parts and are ready to do the work. Otherwise I hope they gave him a nice F-150 loaner.
Yup, sitting there and waiting for parts. No loaner from the dealer.

I got the recall letter on my sold Lightning as well.
 

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I'm sure the Ford lightning will have exceptional resale value. Once your battery has been used. Your range is compromised.
Sell off all the components you can and keep the battery+whatever is needed to keep V2H/G active. If that's 10 years of driving before the range is a problem, you can get another 10 years before the battery is worthless for that application too.
 

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Autotrader just crashed, but let me look at this tonight and see if we can make a deal.... What have been your charging habits? <90%? Do you have a home charger?
Charge limit 90%, I only charged at home (ChargePoint Home Flex just got replaced with Emporia today, 40 amp max), I’ve never actually DC fast charged it.
 
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Charge limit 90%, I only charged at home (ChargePoint Home Flex just got replaced with Emporia today, 40 amp max), I’ve never actually DC fast charged it.
Sent you a message via auto trader.....
 

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More expensive than the Rivian, but at this point, I have more faith in Ford as a company....... Ordered today expected delivery in Spring 23.... Realistically probably summer of 23.... I originally like the Ford better anyway and talked myself into the Rivian..... I have now come full circle.....
Sounds like that was a tough decision to make, but glad to hear you might get it this year. Good luck friend!
 

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For me it is the fact that they cannot give me an estimate bas on "service center plans" but they have no plans for a service center near me.... At some point you have to cut bait.....
You would have been better off buying a new/used R1T with 400 miles for $83K, then spend $90K for a Lariat......BUT if you currently own an F150, then you will love the Lightning....Ford was even kind enough to retrofit the current ICE chassis for use as a pseudo e-Truck.

The next F150 is built on a specific skateboard chassis......
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