Brand new bronco overheated today [Updated 8/19]

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I know there's different levels of mechanical ability with folks but this is about as simple as it gets. Temp gauge fine/no temp dummy light and there's steam=coolant leak. Driving with Temp gauge pegged/Temp dummy light on until steam is visible=overheating.
I believe Kami the OP pointed out his was overheating. A coolant leak contributes to overheating. I have every reason to believe this was an overheat issue. All these modern vehicles run very hot as it is to meet EPA/AQMD standards.

We can only hope the engine was shut down in time so as to not do damage to it. Even if it went into limp mode the damage may already be done. We are all speculating at this point until it is diagnosed at the dealer.

One thing I do recommend is for Kami, is to make sure everything that can be effected by a overheat issue is checked thoroughly. A drastic overheat issue can be detrimental on a modern direct injected turbo motor.
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Yup, one assembly issue, the entire Bronco design sucks. Everyone should return their Bronco to Ford and Ford should start over again and remanufacture every unit but so far.
 

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there is nothing that should cause an overheat on a brand new vehicle like this unless they were trying to tow a Sherman tank up a 30 degree incline in Death Valley for 3 hours... NO reason for an overheat on a new vehicle unless something is very wrong.
 

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I believe Kami the OP pointed out his was overheating. A coolant leak contributes to overheating. I have every reason to believe this was an overheat issue. All these modern vehicles run very hot as it is to meet EPA/AQMD standards.

We can only hope the engine was shut down in time so as to not do damage to it. Even if it went into limp mode the damage may already be done. We are all speculating at this point until it is diagnosed at the dealer.

One thing I do recommend is for Kami, is to make sure everything that can be effected by a overheat issue is checked thoroughly. A drastic overheat issue can be detrimental on a modern direct injected turbo motor.
He said it overheated and showed a pic of steam from an engine. That doesn't mean that it overheated. lol
 

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there is nothing that should cause an overheat on a brand new vehicle like this unless they were trying to tow a Sherman tank up a 30 degree incline in Death Valley for 3 hours... NO reason for an overheat on a new vehicle unless something is very wrong.
Thread is TL/DR but have we even established that there was an overheat? OP may have misinterpreted a coolant leak with steam as “overheat”……has she/he been back to answer the critical question of temp gauge reading?
 

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It doesn't take much of anything wrong to cause these motors to overheat (even an airpocket trapped in a manner to not get effectively de-gassed). That said, it overheated, which is definitely not a good thing...

I am thinking that he was trying to run premium fuel, ran the AC at the same time, and likely waxed the engine.

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Test drove a Badlands here in Denver last weekend. It was leaking something near the back of the engine bay. When we stopped to switch drivers we could hear it sizzling. Could have been the AC condensation but it seemed heavier then that. Guessing loose hose clamp, not great it’s happening on multiple units
Hmmm... whatever happened to:

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It may have overheated, but it looks great to have had a tree fall on it!
Hope they fix it soon and get it back to you OP! Keep us updated please.
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It may have overheated, but it looks great to have had a tree fall on it!
Hope they fix it soon and get it back to you OP! Keep us updated please.
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The tree didn't fall on it. lol
 
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