Bunch of Model 3's lost their rear bumper in rain thanks to using two tiny tack-welded L-brackets. Elon called it an "Act of God" and refused coverage on some of them.Just think you could’ve lost a roof like some Tesla’s
Well if this happened due to body damage while four wheeling I don’t think anyone would be shocked.OMG people I’m not a rock crawler or a mudder anymore but I understand that when off roading things break as you are essentially abusing it heck in my youth CJ5 days I would wake up to go to work and be missing mirrors, broken headlights and flat tires and look at as the cost of having too much fun
With my luck, they'll stop production and replace all Broncos with new taillights before mine gets built.Besides this piece falling off, I’m having a great time. Guys check this part as I feel it’s going be a failure point. I seen another Bronco who had issues with this part also. I’ll call my dealer tomorrow to see how they will fix this.
Bronco Super Celebration has been going on for many years, at least around 12-15 years and is mostly dedicated to early broncos (66-77 models). It is run by Bronco Driver Magazine, which has been running 6 magazine issues each year since 2004.Looks like a plastic pin broke causing the pannel to come apart.
Off topic I like how they have "bronco super celebration" when there is what thousands still sitting.. Wtf is the celebration? When I see bronco nation post this stuff I can't help but get upset
thats not glue those are plastic micro welds that were not done correctly so more like a manufacture defect than a design flaw but whoever was running the heat welder that day had it set to low or the fingers depth too low process is called heat stakingBeing that this is on the entry side of the tailgate, it is likely to be a part that takes some impacts every now and then while loading/unloading gear. Especially for those situations when you find out that ;"I guess that this
won't fit in the back."
It appears that the factory used five points of glue to attach this piece and the adhesive simply did not hold. They will likely glue it back in place, but it could come loose again if it is due to bumping it from time to time. An adhesive that does not fully harden should be used.
It may be a better fix to use some double-sided foam backed tape if there is space. That would allow for some movement if it gets bumped.
I am surprised that Ford didn't use some type of body clip on this part.
One incident reported so far and the sky is about to fall. Worse is people telling OP how to fix it. You have a warranty for stuff like this, not turn it into a DIY project. If it turns out to be a common issue, reporting it may help others not have the same thing happen.Well if this happened due to body damage while four wheeling I don’t think anyone would be shocked.
This happened because it is an early production run in the first model year and quite frankly is alarming for any vehicle.
Yeah, but holy hell Ford. Does anyone who worked on design and engineering this thing know the slogan Built Ford Tough? How many tail light trim pieces are going to end up on the freeway etc. Like, stop building junk already.It's just a cute little cosmetic. Glue the shit guys. Thanks for the heads up OP.