The 2024 Ford Bronco represents the fourth model year for the current generation SUV, and the changeover brought with it some pretty substantial changes. As Ford Authority previously reported, aside from increased prices, the automaker dropped the Base trim, made the 12-inch touchscreen standard, and added painted fender flares to the Raptor, among other changes. Unfortunately, the Keyless Entry Keypad is not being carried over to the new model, as it has been dropped from the lineup.
While our photographers did spot a 2024 Ford Bronco Raptor with the Raptor Code Orange Appearance Package and the keyless entry keypad, at the moment, the keypad is not able to be ordered on any 2024 Bronco. For the 2023 lineup, the keypad could be ordered from the factory as a $110 option across all trims. The feature allows access to a locked vehicle without the use of a fob or physical key. It should be noted that unlike other Ford vehicles in the lineup, the Bronco keyless entry keypad is merely affixed to the driver side door via adhesive. Currently, there is no ability to add the keypad on the online configurator for the Bronco, and the two keyless entry keypad options available on the official Ford accessories website are not compatible with the Bronco either.
The deletion of the keypad from the 2024 Ford Bronco lineup seems to be part of a trend, as other vehicles in the automaker’s lineup have also dropped the feature. Recently, the 2024 Ford Maverick dropped its SecuriCode keyless entry keypad, although there will be a dealer-installed option available for buyers. Additionally, the 2023 Ford Edge dropped the feature as well. In both cases, they keypads were permanently affixed to the driver side door.