They made the decision once, but now it looks questionable.
Ford’s factory in Hermosillo, Mexico, which builds the MKZ as well as the Ford Fusion sedan, has fallen behind with validation processes during the ramp up of production, Tom Kowaleski, a spokesman, said yesterday in a telephone interview. The automaker is sending some new Lincolns to a factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, before they are shipped to dealers, he said.
“We have instituted a second location for the same luxury- validation process,” Kowaleski said. He declined to say how much of MKZ production is being examined at Flat Rock or how long the arrangement may last. “We intend to ship cars that reach a higher level of quality, the highest level of quality.”
It's my understanding that the Mexico facility is running full tilt with Fusion production and causing the backup and delay in MKZ production. Clearly Ford won't ship MKZ models to the dealers without full validation. Great decision IMHO.