A 2023 Ford Bronco ordering error could leave your SUV missing an accessory switch | Rare Techy
The Ford Bronco is a modern revival of the Blue Oval’s classic SUV, and this model has been just as popular as previous generations. The introduction of the new Bronco hasn’t been flawless, however, and Ford has already had significant issues with the SUV. Here’s a look at how an ordering error could leave owners with a 2023 Ford Bronco without an accessory switch.
2023 Ford Bronco Review
The current generation of the Ford Bronco debuted in the 2021 model year, so the 2023 version isn’t all that different from the others this generation. The standard 2023 Bronco starts around $32,000 and features a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Ford offers another engine option, a 2.7-liter V6 that produces 330 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque.
The automaker designed the Bronco for off-road driving, but these two engines still allow Ford’s SUV to be driven on the highway. Models with the standard engine accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about seven seconds, while the V6 does 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds. Both allow the Bronco to tow 3,500 pounds, but they aren’t particularly fuel-efficient. The standard engine gets about 20 mpg combined, while the V6 gets about 19 mpg.
You may encounter some problems when ordering a 2023 Ford Bronco
While the Bronco continues to be a popular SUV, getting your hands on it hasn’t been easy. According to Ford Authority, buyers have faced a number of problems when purchasing a Bronco. The biggest issue is related to supply chain issues. Lacking semiconductor chips and other critical parts, Ford, like most other automakers, has struggled to meet demand for its vehicles.
This has made it difficult to order the Bronco, as Ford only allows customers with an existing reservation or order to get it. Not only that, but Ford recently experienced another major ordering problem — not once, but twice. One issue was with the Sasquatch pack being accidentally removed from the ordering system.
Another issue involved the Bronco’s accessory switch, which is standard on higher trims, including the Bronco Raptor. The switch is mainly used by people who want to customize and accessorize their Bronco. The issue surfaced after the automaker updated its online dealer ordering system. Ford notified dealers of the problem, but customers with a Bronco order should check to see if their SUV has an auxiliary switch if it should.
The automaker has faced many other issues with its new SUV
Unfortunately for fans, the Ford Bronco’s problems don’t end there. Despite being a new model, the Bronco has already had engine problems. These have mainly affected the V6 variant. The Bronco has also been subject to several recalls, including one for airbags. This problem is caused by a manufacturing problem that can cause the airbags to deploy improperly.
Ford’s SUV is also facing other smaller recalls, such as the car’s locks.
Additionally, the Bronco Sport, a smaller crossover model, has experienced even more problems. Debuting in the 2021 model year, the Bronco Sport already has more than five recalls in its first year.
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