You’d almost never expect a brand-new vehicle to overheat, right? Well, that isn’t the case with the new Ford Bronco Sport. There are a few automotive journalists who found out that the Outer Banks model could overheat. Upon rigorous testing, the 4WD module displayed the message “4WD Drive Temporarily Disabled”. Unlike the Badlands model, the Outer Banks model lacks the liquid-cooled transfer case (via Ford Authority).
This begs the question, did Ford quality test every trim package? Or did the engineers simply push the model into the production cycle? Ford Bronco owners will go off-road at least once or twice. If it’s driving in hot conditions, no one wants to get stuck. The fact that the Bronco Sport could potentially overheat is a major issue.