The bankruptcy earlier this year of a major parts supplier, Collins & Aikman Corp., is causing sporadic production halts and parts shipment delays, turning the really, really important launch of the Ford
Savior Fusion into a hair-pulling mess for Ford executives, according to the Detroit News. The scenario is one that GM is surely watching carefully, in light of the recent Chapter 11 filing of major supplier Delphi. Ford says it's got around 100,000 sales leads for the car, but only 20,000 built — a number short of the company's target.
Fusion snagged by C&A problems [The Detroit News]
Ford to Show Off Tuner Fusions at Sema [internal]