Not again, high demand is leading to even more Ford Bronco problems. A majority of 2022 Ford Bronco models will not have factory-installed paint protection film. But on a positive note, pricing for these vehicles has been adjusted accordingly.
2022 Ford Bronco models won’t have paint protection film
According to Ford Authority, demand for the 2022 Ford Bronco is still much higher than the supply. Ford expects demand to exceed the supply through the rest of the year. It’s only the second month of 2022 too!
Of course, some options are more popular than others. For example, the Sasquatch Package, the 2.7-liter V6 model with a molded-in-color hardtop, and models with the towing package are what people want the most.
As a result of this high demand, Ford Authority noted that sources familiar with the matter have explained that most 2022 Bronco trims will not receive the paint protection film. Demand for the paint protection film is so high that Ford is removing it as an option for all unscheduled orders for each trim except the Wildtrack.
The Ford Michigan Assembly Plant can’t support the number of orders containing that option. About 14 percent of orders have opted for the paint protection film, but it only has the capacity to support about two percent of those orders.
Is paint protection film for the Bronco important?
Yes, paint protection film for the 2022 Ford Bronco seems pretty essential. This might be obvious, but paint protection film protects your vehicle. It’s the best form of defense for keeping the paint on your car bright and glossy.
It protects the paint against UV exposure, chemicals, toxins, road grime, and light scratches. It even has self-healing properties for minor scratches. But most importantly, it provides high impact resistance against chipping paint caused by rocks and road debris.
The Ford Bronco is built for off-roading and is five inches wider than the Jeep Wrangler. This could make the Bronco more prone to brushing up against tree branches and foliage on narrow off-roading trails.
Even on the pavement, roads can fly up and hit your vehicle too. All sorts of debris can hit the paint if you’re in a muddy area or behind a dump truck. Hopefully, the Bronco has durable paint to stand up against chipping and scratches.
Can you add paint protection film to a Bronco?
There are after-market paint protection film solutions for the 2022 Ford Bronco. You can purchase Ford’s Accessory Paint Protection Film kit. It’s the same kit that’s installed at the factory and can be purchased separately, then installed at a local dealership.
The Ford kit costs about $399. Then it’s another $120 to have it installed. So, in total, the extra protection should run you about $519. It may cost between $800 to $7,000 at other places, depending on how large your vehicle is and how much protection you want.
So the Ford Kit seems like a deal in comparison. We will keep you updated on Ford bronco productions and delays as we learn more.