Ford low on black, red paint

March 25, 2011 12:33:27 PM PDT
Ford is telling dealers not to order cars in black or red because those colors may become unavailable due to the crisis in Japan.

The pigments for Ford's red and black paint come from a supplier in Japan.

Ford is cutting off new orders for tuxedo black on some of its large truck and SUV models, while restricting its use on others. Three shades of red are also in short supply. A company spokesperson says Ford is working to find alternative paint suppliers.