Originally Posted by Summers22
Factory part only means "factory installed". I bet half of every truck has parts that were not made in the good ole USA. If you think every part on your F150 was made in North or South America, I feel bad for you.
OEM is "original equipment manufacturer", that could mean manufactured in China for instance.
So correct here. I notice that the commercials that I used to see about a vehicle that was "Made in America" have gone by the wayside, because more than 50% of its parts are made in some other country. As Summers22 points out, it may be assembled in the U.S.A., but its parts are made all over the world.
While I spent time in Germany, I found that automotive parts were made all over German cities. This helped their economy and job market across their country. Then these parts were sent to a local city where the car was assembled. This way each city had decent jobs and job pay to help their local economy, and the entire country benefited from that.