Hidden Features on the New Ford Bronco
Sep 30, 2022
The Ford Bronco had a cult following back in the day before it was discontinued some 25 years ago. The legendary Bronco reemerged in 2021 and it is better than ever. The Ford Bronco is not all about what you see at first glance. But the hidden features of the new Ford Bronco are the icing on the cake.
The old Ford Bronco was a formidable machine at its time. Though it is still sought after, the competition in the modern SUV market is tough. The new Ford Bronco on the other hand is affordable and can stand toe-to-toe with any modern SUV in its class.
Here are the hidden features in the new Ford Bronco that propel it to a class of its own.
Key Fob Features
The key fob is certainly an upgrade from the classic Bronco. The Bronco key fob has an exceptional range. Also, the range increases with higher trims. This is something to remember when you are choosing which Bronco trim to get.
When the battery dies in your key fob, another cool feature could come in handy. Once a key fob dies, you cannot use the push button to start since the Bronco cannot identify that its owner is in the vehicle. Now, if you open the center console in every Ford Bronco and pull down the mat below it, you will notice a slot that resembles the key fob. Place the key fob in that slot and now you can start your Bronco using the button.
In some models of the Bronco, you can remotely start your car with the key fob. If you do not have that feature, do not worry, you can do the same stunt using the Ford Pass mobile app.
One of the key features that set the Bronco apart from the rest of its competition is the ability to remove every single door. In a matter of minutes, you can turn your Bronco into a well-ventilated machine. We recommend that you thoroughly protect your interior before exposing it to the elements. If not you’d be forced to spend a while cleaning your Bronco.
But when you put all the doors back together, if you don’t tighten the bolts properly, it is a safety hazard. In the Bronco, if the two bolts aren’t tightened comprehensively, the doors will make a knocking sound as you close them. This is an indicator for you to put some more effort into tightening the bolts.
It is also important to notice the toolkit provided by Ford for the Bronco. A small Bronco toolkit that is easy to carry but contains everything you need to remove the panels and put them back in on your Bronco. Every single tool also contains the Bronco stamp in it.
Ford installs something called Global Widows into every Bronco. This allows you to roll down the windows using your key fob. If you tap and hold the unlock button, you can roll your windows down. You can do this from as far as your key fob is in range.
Another feature that owners notice is the QR code on the windshield. Upon scanning it, you will get a date along with more information. Owners often mistake it as the birth date of the Bronco. But it is actually the date the windshield was manufactured.
Some models have auxiliary switches just above the center of the windshield and some models do not. If your Bronco doesn’t have these auxiliary switches, you are compensated with a sunglass holder. Some might even say that this is even more useful than the switches.