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Most 2022 Ford Bronco Trims Will Not Get Paint Protection Film At Factory

In general, demand for the sixth-generation Ford Bronco has remained far higher than supply over the past several months, and the automaker expects that to remain the case at least through this year. However, certain options are more supply-constrained than others, including the Sasquatch Package, Ford’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6, molded-in color hardtop, Towing Capability package, and factory paint protection film. Now, sources familiar with the matter have explained to Ford Authority that most 2022 Ford Bronco trims will not get paint protection film installed at the factory as a result of high demand.

Demand for factory paint protection film on 2022 Ford Bronco models has been so great, in fact, that the automaker is removing the option on all unscheduled orders for every trim level except the Wildtrak as the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant is unable to support the volume of orders containing that option.

Ford notes that 14 percent of current orders have opted for the film, while it only has the capacity to support 2 percent of orders. Thus, the paint protection film option was automatically removed from unscheduled customer orders yesterday, February 15th, 2022, and vehicle pricing has been adjusted accordingly.

Only those ordering a Wildtrak will be able to opt for factory-installed paint protection for the remainder of the 2022 model year, while affected customers will receive an email from Ford in the next few weeks. However, there is an alternative – Ford’s Accessory Paint Protection Film – which is the same kit that’s installed at the factory – can be purchased separately and installed at dealerships, so interested customers can still add this little bit of protection to their vehicles regardless.

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

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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  1. gregandrews

    OK, so the dealers can get the paint protection trim but the factory cannot. HUH???

    1. g

      They can get the film, but looks like they don’t have the labor/time to install at the plant

  2. Wanted33

    IMHO you can get a better grade of film from a local XPel et. al. installers, and probably more protection at a better price point. That is my plan if I ever get my Bronco built.

  3. George

    the Sasquatch Package, Ford’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6, molded-in color hardtop, Towing Capability package, and factory paint protection film
    So translated, if you hope to see your ordered Bronco anytime soon, you should have ordered a “plain Jane”.
    I did cancel the hardtop and paint protection at the advice of my salesman but I refused to budge on the 2.7 EB and tow package.
    Hope my wait isn’t too too long…

    1. Kevin

      How’s your build going? Did you get it yet?

  4. Bill LANGNESE

    I have a building date on March 14. How long after that date will it be before I get my Bronco. And why I can’t get a tow package.

  5. Wanted33

    Bill, if all goes smoothly it should be just a matter of a few weeks. However, nothing goes smoothly these days. There are reports of Bronco stuck in shipping yards across the country because of a driver shortage. The tow package has been on constraint it seems since day one. I can only opine that it may have something to do with the chip shortage. I have dropped the tow package, hard top, and the 2.7L hoping it will lessen my wait time. But, that’s just a roll of the dice. But, rest easy. You are much farther along than I am at this point. Congratulations on the build date. I wish you luck that yours will be in your driveway soon.


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