The Ford Bronco owner's manual is over 500 pages long.
It's been nearly a year since the 2021 Ford Bronco debuted, but Ford still hasn't delivered a single customer example. The ongoing computer chip shortage has delayed deliveries, with some customers reporting their orders have been pushed back several weeks. In some cases, customers may not receive their Bronco until the 2022 model year.
To help ease the wait, a member of the Bronco6G has obtained the owner's manual of the new Bronco and uploaded it for owners to read online while waiting for their off-roader to be delivered. At 552 pages long, there is an overwhelming amount of information to sift through.
Yet, members of the forum have already analyzed the lengthy owner's manual and discovered new details about the Bronco.
For example, we now know that the automatic start/stop system can be turned off using a button on the dashboard. Unfortunately, the Bronco doesn't remember your preference, so you'll need to disable it every time. Over-the-air updates can also be disabled if you want to keep your Bronco's software stock. Another page also inadvertently confirms that hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Bronco are coming, which haven't been officially announced by Ford yet.
The manual provides information on how to store the hybrid Bronco for more than 30 days and how to charge the battery. Reports have claimed the Bronco Hybrid will share the same 3.0L EcoBoost V6 as the Ford Explorer ST and Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring, with electrical assistance increasing the output to 450 hp, which matches the F-150 Raptor.
Ford's CEO has also teased an all-electric Ford Bronco that will launch as part of Ford's upcoming EV expansion, but it could take several years to arrive. With deliveries delayed, owners should have plenty of time to read through the 552-page manual and get accustomed to the Bronco's features.