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Report: Ford feels Japan quake effect with shortage of red, black paint

by Aaron Richardson (RSS feed) on Mar 25th, 2011 at 4:01PM

2010 Ford Taurus SHO – Click above for high-res image gallery 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, Focus, Taurus and the Lincoln MKS and Navigator. Ford's... Read More

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