Ford to ship Explorer SUVs without chips that power rear air-conditioning controls

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Vehicles sold without certain controls will be fixed later at no cost

Ford will deliver new Explorer without certain semiconductor chips resulting in the vehicle losing its rear heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) controls and hence will be sold at a reduced price, Automotive News reported on 12 March. Consumers will be able to visit their dealership within a year to receive the necessary semiconductor chips to bring up offline features, according to the report.   

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