In early April, Ford Authority reported that the 2022 Ford Bronco would be losing factory navigation starting in May, yet another byproduct of the semiconductor chip shortage. Now, according to a dealer memo recently seen by Bronco Nation, the details surrounding the removal of Ford’s Connected Navigation and Connected Built-In Navigation have been revealed.
Beginning today, May 30th, dealer stock orders will be built without Connected Navigation and Connected Built-In Navigation, though customer orders will continue to be equipped with these features. Connected Navigation – which is included in the Mid Package – includes features such as a 90-day trial and subscription navigation, Pinch-to-Zoom Capability, Live Traffic, Predictive Destinations and Route Guidance, One Box Search, Embedded Voice, and future use of the FordPass Performance App, which has faced a bit of a delay as Ford works through its kinks.
Meanwhile, Connected Built-In Navigation – which is available on the Mid and High Packages and comes standard on the Lux Package – includes a three-year trial and subscription navigation, Pinch-to-Zoom Capability, Live Traffic, Predictive Destinations and Route Guidance, One Box Search, Embedded Voice, and the future use of the FordPass Performance App. Affected buyers will receive a credit of $50 for the loss of Connected Navigation or $695 for Connected Built-In Navigation.
This change will likely affect only a small percentage of 2022 Ford Bronco models given the fact that the automaker’s production capacity for the model year is already maxed out, prompting it to stop taking orders back in late February. The Bronco remains one of the fastest-selling new vehicles on the market, while deals on the rugged SUV are non-existent at this point in time.