Ford to replace every hardtop roof on new Bronco SUVs

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The automaker says it’s ‘disappointed in the inconvenience’

Ford announced Thursday that it will replace every “molded-in color” hardtop roof for 2021 Bronco vehicles. The automaker said the existing hardtops aren’t up to its standards cosmetically, however the problems don’t affect their safety or functionality. 

Owners currently in possession of their Bronco will receive new roofs later this year. These owners will receive a letter from Ford in the coming weeks with details on how the company will install the new roof. Consumers still awaiting delivery of their SUV will have to wait a little longer for it to arrive. Alternatively, they can choose to switch to a soft-top model instead. 

Ford said every hardtop model built to date is affected by the quality problem. It will start replacing hardtop roofs as early as October. 

Production delays 

In a letter to customers, Ford stated that replacing all the existing roofs will delay the production of any new hardtop two- or four-door Broncos. Customers with a scheduled production date will have to wait until October to get an update on the timeline. 

Customers who ordered the First Edition model will receive a 2022 model instead of a 2021 model. Ford plans to start production of the 2022 Bronco in late December. 

The automaker said it’s "disappointed in the inconvenience." In appreciation of customers’ patience, the company said it will offer new options and colors while keeping the pricing the same. It will also send customers exclusive Bronco merchandise and other offers.

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