Amidst significant 2021 Ford Bronco delays, options are still limited. You can’t get a two-door Ford Bronco with a soft top. This means that you will have to wait for the issues and delays to be solved with the hardtop models.
The two-door 2021 Ford Bronco with a soft top isn’t an option
Delays, delays, and even more delays are making it difficult for people to get behind the wheel of a 2021 Ford Bronco. But despite these delays, Bronco options aren’t becoming more flexible. Meaning that all you can do is wait for a two-door model.
Ford announced that it needs to replace every single molded-in color hardtop roof for the Bronco due to quality issues. Some fans that have already waited months for their Broncos might settle for a soft top variant.
But currently, Ford only offers the two-door Bronco with the hardtop. To make matters worse, only the molded-in color option is available. But Ford Manager of Product Communications, Mike Levine, shared that the soft top option isn’t going to happen.
Mike shared that there is no current plan for a two-door model with soft tops. Ford plans to prioritize replacing the roofs on delivered Bronco models before fixing the ones stored in inventory. But they won’t arrive until October.
What’s wrong with the Bronco hardtops?
Earlier in the year, Ford’s hardtop manufacturer, Webasto, couldn’t manufacturer enough hardtops to meet demand. Manufacturing this equipment, along with other parts, has been delayed due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the global semiconductor chip shortage.
Lucky people who already received their 2021 Ford Bronco models quickly noticed a few issues. The headliner seems to be prone to peeling away from the roof. Some noticed this problem within three weeks of having their Broncos delivered.
Others reported stars of fiberglass poking out of the roof panel. This may contribute to rips and scratches. Also, poor finishing on other parts of the tops have been prone to wear and tear. This wasn’t good for owners to discover after having their deliveries pushed back due to previous delays.
Other quality issues include improperly secured panels above the wheel wells. Ford shared that they will continue to inspect and ship two and four-door Bronco models with the molded-in color hardtop. They are focused on delivering the highest quality 4×4 vehicles to their customers. Customers should contact their dealer with questions or concerns.
Here is the kicker
Unless you’re waiting on a First Edition 2021 Ford Bronco or you’re a reservation holder that’s received a production schedule for your 2021 model, you’ll have to wait. You’ll be getting a 2022 Bronco instead. But Ford will honor 2021 prices for those impacted by the switch through the 2023 model year.
Does this mean you may not have your Bronco until 2023? You might be able to go to a dealership and find a Bronco model in stock. However, due to limited quantities, prices have spiked.
But you aren’t totally out of luck. You can switch to the four-door model with a soft top in hopes of getting your Bronco sooner. Hopefully, Ford will solve these quality and production issues soon, though.