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Saw an article that things at Ford are BAD as far as quality and build. In the article they were saying that the 37" wheels installed on the Bronco's have been coming off as they were not installed correctly at the factory. The hard top for the Bronco's have been peeling apart, and the Raptor R's are having oil leaks. WTF is gong on these days?
 

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Saw an article that things at Ford are BAD as far as quality and build. In the article they were saying that the 37" wheels installed on the Bronco's have been coming off as they were not installed correctly at the factory. The hard top for the Bronco's have been peeling apart, and the Raptor R's are having oil leaks. WTF is gong on these days?
We have not heard of any Bronco Raptor OEM wheel and tire coming off. We have heard of aftermarket wheels being delivered to a Bronco Raptor owner that was the non-Raptor model bolt pattern. The Bronco Raptor uses the hub and brake assembly from the F-150 Raptor.
The hard top peeling issues was with the initial MIC hardtops, version 2 of the MIC was a complete redo down to the production tooling, this was a supplier issue who also manufactures the Wrangler hardtops. My understanding is all the MIC version 1 hardtops Ford has replaced with the MIC version 2. Also, this occured over 6 months prior to the first Bronco Raptor being produced.
There has been a few Raptor-R's with the reported engine oil leak, Ford is working with owners to resolve.
 

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Saw an article that things at Ford are BAD as far as quality and build. In the article they were saying that the 37" wheels installed on the Bronco's have been coming off as they were not installed correctly at the factory. The hard top for the Bronco's have been peeling apart, and the Raptor R's are having oil leaks. WTF is gong on these days?
Can you source the article that you referred to? I would like to read it.
 
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Executive Chair Bill Ford recently expressed “confidence” in CEO Jim Farley. That means things in Dearborn are dire.​


Right now should be a great time for the Blue Oval. Back in 2018, the company streamlined its stable, and culled its lineup of unprofitable cars. Then, the long-awaited Bronco debuted to near-hysterical acclaim, and as demand has shown, even branding an all-electric crossover as a Mustang didn’t blow up in its face.


But it is not a great time for Ford. Because Ford simply can’t stop screwing up.


To illustrate just how bad things are, Executive Chair Bill Ford recently told our friends at Automotive News that “he still has full confidence” that CEO Jim Farley is the right guy to steer the ship. Now, for those not familiar with American corporate speak? A vote of confidence isn’t the kind of thing that’s voiced when things are going well.

When Ford’s ship will stop taking on water is anyone’s guess. Although they are making moves to improve quality control and ramp up production for popular models. But the one thing that’s for sure is that something is rotten in Dearborn, and unless something changes quickly, the upcoming Mustang launch might very well prove a disaster.
 

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Matt Carriker, YouTuber (Demolition Ranch, Off-the Ranch etc. over 15M subs combined) had his 3 day old Braptor get the oil leak. First two min of this video has it, and being hauled away back to the dealer. Bummer yes, but if they can fix it up and it is JUST a valve cover, all good. Will be fun to see what he does with his.

This is on his Off-the Ranch channel:
 

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Executive Chair Bill Ford recently expressed “confidence” in CEO Jim Farley. That means things in Dearborn are dire.​


Right now should be a great time for the Blue Oval. Back in 2018, the company streamlined its stable, and culled its lineup of unprofitable cars. Then, the long-awaited Bronco debuted to near-hysterical acclaim, and as demand has shown, even branding an all-electric crossover as a Mustang didn’t blow up in its face.


But it is not a great time for Ford. Because Ford simply can’t stop screwing up.


To illustrate just how bad things are, Executive Chair Bill Ford recently told our friends at Automotive News that “he still has full confidence” that CEO Jim Farley is the right guy to steer the ship. Now, for those not familiar with American corporate speak? A vote of confidence isn’t the kind of thing that’s voiced when things are going well.

When Ford’s ship will stop taking on water is anyone’s guess. Although they are making moves to improve quality control and ramp up production for popular models. But the one thing that’s for sure is that something is rotten in Dearborn, and unless something changes quickly, the upcoming Mustang launch might very well prove a disaster.
What's the source of this article? I'm suspecting some mis-representation and very misleading as some of this is old news that has long been corrected.
 
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