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Sad to say I’m at the Honda dealership right now trading my ‘23 Bronco Outerbanks for a Pilot. What a nightmare of a car. 1-1/2 years in-steering wheel pops every 5th or 6th time I turn it, windows all rattle (say they may have fix by end of year) and the soft top is already wearing out at the hinge fold and dealer isn’t sure Ford will cover under warranty. Finally had enough.
Hope the Scout is better built!!!
 
Sad to say I’m at the Honda dealership right now trading my ‘23 Bronco Outerbanks for a Pilot. What a nightmare of a car. 1-1/2 years in-steering wheel pops every 5th or 6th time I turn it, windows all rattle (say they may have fix by end of year) and the soft top is already wearing out at the hinge fold and dealer isn’t sure Ford will cover under warranty. Finally had enough.
Hope the Scout is better built!!!
Wow! Sorry to hear this, we too have issues with the rattled window but was corrected with a code from the dealer.
 
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Wow! Sorry to hear this, we too have issues with the rattled window but was corrected with a code from the dealer.
Yeah. Loved the “joy” factor but the issues never stopped. We had already had it in 4 months after buying for a CAM phaser issue that required whole engine to be pulled. Last month the rear passenger window would not stay in up position. Kept auto-downing. They fixed that (code reset I’m sure) but just constant shop time. Hoping your Heritage holds up-you have one-correct?
 
Yeah. Loved the “joy” factor but the issues never stopped. We had already had it in 4 months after buying for a CAM phaser issue that required whole engine to be pulled. Last month the rear passenger window would not stay in up position. Kept auto-downing. They fixed that (code reset I’m sure) but just constant shop time. Hoping your Heritage holds up-you have one-correct?
Yes, still have the Heritage. It sounds like you drew the short stick, the Broncos have had well known issues from the windows, hard top issues, transmissions, etc. That's the risk of purchasing new models, I'm sure we'll have our fare shares of concerns with the Scouts. I'm more concerned on how they're dealt with. It's a hard place to be as a new consumer and new model.
 
Yes, still have the Heritage. It sounds like you drew the short stick, the Broncos have had well known issues from the windows, hard top issues, transmissions, etc. That's the risk of purchasing new models, I'm sure we'll have our fare shares of concerns with the Scouts. I'm more concerned on how they're dealt with. It's a hard place to be as a new consumer and new model.
I agree. I was prepared and I rolled with a lot but when soft top started wearing through and dealer said no TSB and worried about it happening g again I just decided to lose it. I do t want stuck paying $3-4K for new top when not even my fault. Still love it-just didn’t want stuck in a money pit. Had enough issues as a ‘23 that I feared more to come.
Have had Hondas and Acuras most my life with virtually no issues so I hope Scout is more like honda than Ford 😀
 
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Have yet (knock on real wood dash applique in my wife's X4) to have issues with my '21 with 48k miles. Only fully opening the softtop first time just last month may have helped with no top wear.

Also it's a 2.7 slushbox. Engine was even assembled right in the middle of the valve keeper issues.
 
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Have yet (knock on real wood dash applique in my wife's X4) to have issues with my '21 with 48k miles. Only fully opening the softtop first time just last month may have helped with no top wear.

Also it's a 2.7 slushbox. Engine was even assembled right in the middle of the valve keeper issues.
Glad it’s cooperating. Hope it cooperates for another 150K. Enjoy it!
 
Glad it’s cooperating. Hope it cooperates for another 150K. Enjoy it!
Yep, it will have to if I expect to replace it with a new Scout - of similar size. 9 additional years will get me to the big reveal of the small Scout - if there ever is one. I won't trade my mid-size SUV for a behemoth Expedition-sized vehicle. Or even an F-150.
 
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Have yet (knock on real wood dash applique in my wife's X4) to have issues with my '21 with 48k miles. Only fully opening the softtop first time just last month may have helped with no top wear.

Also it's a 2.7 slushbox. Engine was even assembled right in the middle of the valve keeper issues.
Same. 2022 Badlands Sasquatch 2.7l two door with lift, 37s, winch and used heavily overlanding. Working great here too.

Keeping a sharp eye on what the Scout brings though.