Ford Bronco’s Soft Top Appears to Hate Canadian Winters

The Ford Bronco may be extremely desirable as evidenced by consumer demand far exceeding supply, but it looks like issues with the roof aren’t over yet.

Remember, some of the first units equipped with a moulded-in-colour hardtop (manufactured by a Ford supplier) revealed quality defects and signs of abnormal wear shortly after leaving the factory. The company reacted promptly and worked to replace all faulty hardtops.

Now, with winter in full swing, other Bronco owners are experiencing problems. On the Bronco6G forum, one of them (who lives in Canada) details how a recent snowstorm got the better of his soft top. Helped by strong winds, snow and frost managed to break in and cover several interior surfaces.

You can see the freezer-like Bronco in the clip below:

Evidently, the headliner is allowing snow into the cabin. While there is snow on the seats and headrests, the metal roof hinge rails are the most affected. In case you’re wondering, the soft top was properly latched and all windows were rolled up, the owner assures.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. Earlier this year, another Canadian Bronco with a soft top suffered the same fate. The steering wheel, seats, dashboard and door panels all got largely covered in snow. There may be something wrong with the insulation, although other owners on the Bronco6G forum say they haven’t had any similar issues so far.

Photo: Facebook

Some have suggested the vehicles be moved to a spot or at an angle that would make them less exposed to strong winds and the elements, but things like that are not supposed to happen. Have you ever heard of Jeep Wranglers letting snow in the cabin? We haven’t.

The good news for those unlucky Bronco owners is that they will likely be able to have the vehicles fixed under warranty. It will be interesting to see if similar reports pop up in the next few weeks. As we write these lines, Ford has not announced any recall or action to address potentially defective soft tops.  

The Bronco is the 2022 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, don’t forget that.

Watch: We Test the Ford Bronco Wildtrack in the Middle of Winter

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

New Models2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Bites Hard, Flies High
Another model joins the Ford Bronco family, and it’s the one that performance enthusiasts were eagerly waiting for. The Blue Oval company today unveiled the all-new 2022 Bronco Raptor, which is inspired by both the F-150 Raptor and desert-going Ultra4 Racing machines. Designed and engineered by Ford Performance, this wild …
NewsHonda Civic, Ford Bronco and Maverick Win 2022 NACTOY Awards
Continuing a January tradition that started over a quarter of a century ago, the 2022 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) award winners were announced today during a press conference at Huntington Place in Detroit. These prestigious awards are determined following a vote by 50 …
Test Drives2021 Ford Bronco: Wild Horses Really DO Run Free
I will admit that driving the all-new Ford Bronco was the vehicle I was looking forward to the most in 2021. It seems only fitting that it be one of the last test drives in the year, and it was well worth the wait. When it comes to a car …
Test Drives2021 Ford Bronco: Between a Wrangler and a 4Runner
Nearly 12 months after its original introduction, the all-new Ford Bronco finally entered production in June of this year. It’s hard to blame the automaker for the various supply chain and logistics issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, mind you. The Car Guide had the opportunity to test-drive a four-door …
ChicagoFord Bronco Everglades is Your New Water Fording King
SUVs and pickups are always the stars of the Chicago Auto Show, and on the eve of the 2022 event Ford is introducing the all-new Bronco Everglades, a special edition designed for off-road driving enthusiasts who want to push the limits even farther. Named after the world-famous, alligator-infested wetlands in …
NewsMore Bad News for Ford Dealers, Customers
Parts shortages and supply chain issues are causing nightmares for most automakers right now, but some are more affected than other. Ford , in particular, says that 37 of its suppliers are failing to provide parts as scheduled, resulting in over 100,000 units of production being lost, according to a …
NewsFord Bronco Probed in the U.S. for “Catastrophic Engine Failure”
Despite the huge demand it’s generating, things could go a lot more smoothly for the new Ford Bronco . Production delays, design flaws (particularly where the roof is concerned) and various mechanical and electronic issues have a number of reservation holders and owners complaining. In the U.S., the National Highway …
Comments