Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) reported slower sales growth for the second quarter of the year.

Vehicle sales increased by a mere 1%, bringing the total to 536,050 units.

This comes as the U.S. auto industry grapples with the aftermath of a significant cyberattack that crippled a crucial software system used at dealerships across the country.

The sales figures, announced on Wednesday, starkly contrast to the robust 10% growth seen in the same quarter of 2023.

The cyberattack, which struck the retail technology and software provider CDK in late June, exacerbated the situation during a critical selling period. The outage disrupted operations at dealerships nationwide, further hindering sales efforts.

This incident is the latest in a series of obstacles for U.S. automakers, who were already contending with supply chain disruptions and component shortages.

Analysts, however, remain optimistic, suggesting that the automotive industry can recover from this setback.