DETROIT – Lincoln’s Blackwood program has given a black eye to Magna International Inc. A pesky fit problem with the luxury pickup’s cargo box, designed and manufactured by Magna Steyr, has delayed production of the high-profile niche vehicle, Ward’s has learned. And the holdup so irked Lincoln parent, Ford Motor Co., that the auto maker put a freeze on future business with the Canada-based supplier. “Magna’s a great supplier,” says Brian P. Kelley, president of Ford’s Lincoln and ...
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