Speaking of the 2.7-liter EcoBoost, a gentleman by the name of Dave Smith took delivery of a superb two-door Outer Banks with this powertrain a few days ago. His latest contribution to the Bronco6x community consists of a warning and four pictures of the alternator belt sitting on top of the hood.
Dave writes: “My alternator belt was installed reversed. The belt will last about 400 miles (644 kilometers) before destroying itself. Bad news is the part is not stocked by most dealerships. My beautiful Bronco is dead in the water and I have no clue how long it will be ‘til the dealer can get a belt.”
As if that wasn’t bad enough for a new vehicle, and heaven knows how much waiting for delivery, “the rental car is on the owner.” That says a lot about customer service, but more importantly, how can a Michigan Assembly Plant worker mistake the grooved side of the pictured belt for the flat side?
With a bit of luck, the Ford Motor Company will make amends for this - and many other issues - by improving the quality control for the 2022 MY.