Originally Posted by felixdd
Amazing. Thank you for the info!! I'm going to give them until Wednesday before I ask them for the DORA. I don't want to be difficult after all, especially if as you say, it seems like Ford itself is rather last minute with releasing the VIN/build date.
Ford releases the vin immediately as soon as the vehicle is actually scheduled to be built, which can be up to 2-3 weeks before the car is built, however its up to your dealer to get you this information when they decide to, or if you ask for it.
It can take as little as one day to have the order accepted and scheduled if the dealer had allocation and the order was submitted on a Wednesday, as scheduling was usually on Thursday mornings.
However if they had not had the allocation for the car it can take weeks before the car goes from being an order to being scheduled to be built.