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Brand new bronco overheated today [Updated 8/19]

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Assuming it's just a minor issue like a clamp or something but it seems every day it's some new bad news. This isn't the first one that's ended up on the back of a tow truck ...just sucks for the owners after I'm sure be crazy excited to be one of the lucky few that actually have theirs. Fingers crossed its an easy fix.
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That really sucks. Ford has some serious issues to work through. Any info on outside temperature and use conditions? Was it working hard or just going through the paces. 4 or 6 cylinder.
Looks like the 6
 

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Ohh, you aren’t supposed to wax the engine?
You need to clay bar it first, wax, and add PPF. You’ll get over that burning plastic smell after a bit…😉
 

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OP, what’s the background here?

2.3 or 2.7 (looks like 2.7)

75 mph for 3 hours, off-roading or just zipping around town?

Did the thermostat gauge provide any warning of rising temp? Or just BAM! Overheated. ???

good luck, please let us know how this goes.
 

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2hr test drive? My dealer has offered 30min and no off-roading.
Bummer. I probably could have messed around off road a bit but was unfamiliar with the area near the dealer I visited.
2 hours definitely gave me a good feel for the vehicle though. Perspective and expectation are much more realistic now.
 

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Over heated means the steam is venting from the overflow. Steam from a leaking hose is another issue entirely.
 

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That really sucks. Ford has some serious issues to work through. Any info on outside temperature and use conditions? Was it working hard or just going through the paces. 4 or 6 cylinder.
don't mistake anecdote for data.
 

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My brand new 2021 black diamond over heated today. I have to have it towed to a dealership. It started fuming. Has this happened to anyone??? It had less than 2k miles
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That’s why I cancelled my order and bought a 4Runner that will last forever.
 

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I’m going to guess a misplaced clamp on one of the coolant hoses. Did a warning alarm go off?
That's my guess also.
 

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Not if you put BBQ sauce on first. Then you just get a nice crust.
Sure hope I don’t see you on any of those cooking channels anytime soon lol.
 

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