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2024 Ford Bronco Sport Also Ditches SecuriCode Keypad

Ford’s SecuriCode keyless entry keypad has seemingly been dying a slow death over the past several months, as the automaker has removed this convenient option from a host of models including the 2023 Ford Edge crossover, the 2024 Ford Bronco SUV, the 2024 Ford Escape, and the 2024 Ford Maverick pickup, though those that purchase the latter two models can still get the feature installed by a dealer. Now, that list also incudes the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport, which has dropped the SecuriCode keyless entry keypad from the lineup, too.

The SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad has been deleted from the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport lineup, but it will be replaced by a dealer-installed option for those that still covet this particular feature. This dealer installed option is called the Illuminated Door Entry Keypad and is a $350 option for all trims in the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport lineup. Previously, the SecuriCode keyless entry keypad was optional on the 2023 Bronco Sport Big Bend, and standard equipment on the Outer Banks and Badlands trims.

In addition to this change, the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport also dropped four exterior colors for the new model year (while gaining two others), its windshield wiper de-icer, and the entry-level Base trim. Meanwhile, the crossover is adding two new packages for the new year – the Black Appearance Package and the retro-themed Free Wheeling Package.

While the Black Appearance Package adds a host of darkened trim to the rugged crossover, the new Free Wheeling Package is more of a retro nod to the past. That particular offering adds reflective red, orange, and yellow gradient graphics on the hood, sides, and liftgate, along with painted Shadow Black steel wheels with red accents, a Shadow Black roof, a silver-painted grille with two-tone Bronco badging, as well as a modified lower front end insert, plus sunset-colored seat inserts inside the cabin.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Bronco Sport news and comprehensive 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. Jim Glass

    I want my keypad! I have a ‘24 Bronco Sport Badlands on order with the keypad. I realize it’s considered an unnecessary option but if you lose your fob and phone, it’s 3rd option that won’t leave you stranded.

    1. Emanon

      Well, it will let you in the car but if you have lost your fob and phone you still won’t be able to actually start the car. So you will still be stranded, but you’ll be able to at least sit in your car and wait for someone to help you at some point.

    2. David

      Totally Agree!

  2. Richard

    Ford should put the keypad on ever vehicle they sell. It’s one of the things that keep me in a Ford product! It’s another stupid decision that Ford has made in the past few years.

  3. Mrx19

    Now do something positive. Dump the wheezy 3 cylinder and offer a 2wd version using hybrid power train from the Maverick. Sadly, with Ford, the wait time for one of those would probably be 3 years. Hopeless.

  4. Michael Blandford

    I’m in Florida and am considering a Maverick. How about letting me trade out heated seats for the keypad?

  5. SEO

    A 2wd hybrid won’t happen as it would cut into escape and maverick sales

  6. mrdale

    The 90’s called and they wanted their keypad back.
    It is standard equipt. on my Heritage Sport and useless to me.

  7. Pro-keypad

    In Lincoln cars you can start the car with a password.

    That means keypad+on-screen password=no phone needed, no keyfob needed.

    Ultimate security

  8. Jim Glass

    Not a good move. I’ve ordered a new Bronco Sport with the pad and now I won’t get it. Like of the other commenters here, I object Mr. Farley!


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