Ford has recalled more than 63,000 vehicles Bronco and Ranger models due to the windshield issue.
In the event of a crash, Ford says the windshield of the Bronco and Ranger could become detached, increasing the risk of injury. The recall notice issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says there may be insufficient adhesion between the windshield and the body structure, although Ford says the specific cause of the problem remains unclear.
Ford became aware of the problem after receiving a complaint from the owner, prompting an investigation.
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The recall affects a total of 39,063 Ford Bronco models manufactured between December 8, 2021 and April 12, 2022. The affected vehicles were not produced in VIN order. A total of 24,231 Ford Rangers were also recalled and were built between December 17, 2021 and April 12, 2022.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified between July 11, 2022 and July 15, 2022 with instructions to take their vehicle to their local Ford or Lincoln dealership to have the windshield removed and reinstalled using all standard service procedures, including camera calibration, if required. The repair will be free of charge, and Ford will reimburse owners who have already paid for the problem.
This isn’t the first time the Ford Bronco has been recalled. In the middle of June, a total of 53,103 Broncos were recalled because the rear doors could be opened even when the child locks were engaged. The problem affects only the right rear door, and Ford’s factory inspection found that 1.5 percent of Bronco models had the problem. Ford will be contacting owners about the issue starting July 25 and instructing them to return the vehicles to dealers, where the rear door latch will be replaced if necessary.