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2024 Ford Bronco Drops Keyless Entry Keypad

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.

2024 Ford Bronco Raptor side view

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.

2023 Ford Bronco Outer Banks Europe - Exterior 002 - SIde

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.

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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Comments

  1. Michael J Genzale

    The keyless entry keypad was a Ford and Lincoln exclusive feature. Loved it, used it on my personal Fords and as a Ford salesperson for many years loved demonstration and programing PIN for customer at time of delivery.

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    1. Mackie

      It was a nice fail safe until the Ford App came out.

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  2. DRW

    Perfect for those of us who go running or go to the beach. Toss the keys in the car, lock it, and away we go. No looking in the sand for lost keys, no keys bouncing along as I go running. Probably Farley and Ford do neither of these.

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    1. Don A

      Also great to access your vehicle at home when you do not have your vehicle key/fob with you!

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  3. JimL

    Now that I have it, I would be unhappy to be without it again. Great feature.

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  4. Michael K

    Securicode is being phased out from most of the line for 2024, but I suspect it’s here to stay in F-150/Expedition/SuperDuty for a little longer.

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  5. Aam

    Our Sport has it, integrated in the door like the MKC. I did not order it on our Bronco because it looked “stuck” on.

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  6. David reemsnyder

    One of the best features in the product lineup. For the first 3 years of warranty it’s only 10 cents a day only a fool running a company of that size would delete it.

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  7. Deadarmadillo

    Those keypads are one of my favorite things about Fords, and I’ve had a bunch of them. Ford often does some stupid things, and I think deleting those keypads is one of them.

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  8. Thomas

    Ford…..raise the price and drop features.

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  9. Don A

    Why won’t the keypads available through Ford Accessories work?

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  10. Skip Frary

    Abandon the keypad, let them use the app. Only problem is Ford abandoned the app on my 3G Ford Fusion Energi Titanium. 3G cellphones still work and all the Ford dealers around are afraid to install a 4G modem…don’t want to brick my car. Now Ford says not to plug the car in either. I should have kept my 2011 Fusion Hybrid with the hard drive. That car did more than this newer one.

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  11. Jim Glass

    Love the keypad on my MME First Edition and point it out as difference with Teslas and other EVs With two codes I can get in my car and drive away without a fob or a phone. My ‘24 Bronco Sport Badlands will have it!

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  12. Ferd

    Likely to be replaced by a paid phone app feature.

    If we’re lucky they will stumble and backpedal on this like the AM radio in BEVs.

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  13. Stanley

    Not everyone wants or has Apps and the keypad was a huge positive for choosing Ford over anything else. What a shame to lose such a well received exclusive feature! Ford will lose some sales over this.

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