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New Ford Bronco Customer Satisfaction Plan Will Give Money To Dealers

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It goes without saying that the 2021 Ford Bronco launch hasn’t gone quite as smoothly as FoMoCo or prospective Bronco owners had hoped. Supply chain issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have wreaked havoc on this process, making it impossible for Ford’s hardtop suppliers to keep up with demand. Now that those very same tops are experiencing quality issues that prompted Ford to replace them and move all unscheduled orders to 2022, customer frustration only figures to grow. And that’s something that a new Ford Bronco customer satisfaction plan aims to mitigate.

Ford Authority has obtained a copy of a communication Ford sent to dealers recently outlining this new Ford Bronco customer satisfaction plan, which makes funds available to assist dealers that have customers still waiting for their Bronco or for those that have already taken delivery of a hardtop Bronco that will need a replacement top.

The program, which runs from September 1st, 2021, to June 30th, 2022, will allocate funds to eligible dealers through the Ford Co-Op program website based on the number of reservations the dealer has taken that have been converted to orders and are ready for scheduling. Customers eligible for the program are those that have a reservation ID and order in the system, whether that be a scheduled or unscheduled order, as well as those that have already taken delivery.

Dealers are able to spend up to $1,000 per customer in a variety of ways to improve satisfaction. Some examples include gifts like Bronco-branded apparel or other items, free scheduled maintenance, rental car coverage, discounted warranties or maintenance plans, or even a bottle of the customer’s favorite spirit as a little token of appreciation for their patience.

Ford appears to be giving dealers a very wide latitude in regards to how they spend this money, allowing them to tailor it specifically to the customer, which is a bit different than the various gifts the automaker has sent to numerous order holders in recent weeks.

We’ll have more on the Bronco very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Ryan

    People always gripe about the dealer sales model that most auto companies use (for good reason), but there are also advantages to a dealer network and this is a great way to leverage it. The advantage of dealers is they (should) be closer to the customers than Ford would be if they sold direct, and therefore can give tailored solutions, service, and support to their customers. Good move by Ford and hopefully they continue to leverage the value dealers can add, I’ve always felt car companies sucked at this

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  2. Arcee

    “Some examples include gifts like Bronco-branded apparel or other items, free scheduled maintenance, rental car coverage, discounted warranties or maintenance plans, or even a bottle of the customer’s favorite spirit as a little token of appreciation for their patience.”

    You are in for a service *again*? Don’t worry. Enjoy this bottle of whiskey! It will help numb the pain. We will also pay for your rental car as well as a complimentary oil change and full detail. Can we also interest you in a highly discounted extended warranty? Because…it looks like you will need it.

    In all seriousness, dealers should use this money to purchase Bestop Trektops for any of their customers that have already taken delivery of a hardtop Bronco. Ford should acknowledge that their Bronco tops are…not good…and allow dealers to make customers happy with aftermarket superior solutions. That will make customers happier than “bribing” them with spirits, free service, free rental cars (which should be a dealer perk anyway), and warranties. That is almost like admitting the new car they just bought is garbage.

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  3. Mary E Kitchell

    I really just want my Bronco that I ordered in May. All the other horse and pony show crap won’t make me happy. Deliver what you promise, Ford!

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  4. Jody Hammes

    Us too Mary! Ordered in January!

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    1. Ron

      You all can go to the back of the line. I ordered mine in November of 2020…still don’t have it. But I did attend the Bronco Off Rodeo in Austin, TX last week. I promise, based on driving a new full size Bronco off road for two days, the vehicle will not disappoint once you get your hands on it.

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