Ford seems to have a bit of an issue with trailers on its hands these days. No, they didn’t loose any towing stats and aren’t having issues with their towing tech. Rather, this issue is completely out of their control, and as ironically hilarious as it is sad to see. At the beginning of this week, photos emerged on the Bronco6G forum of a trailer fire. And unfortunately, inside that trailer were two pre-production Ford Bronco models that were completely burned and destroyed.
The forum member who posted the photos said the two Ford Bronco SUVs inside were not to blame for the accident, as one could suspect given they are pre-production vehicles. Instead, the post said the trailer caught fire due to driving on a flat tire for too long, or the brakes seizing. Rest assured, there’s no fire warning on the 2021 Ford Bronco.
Both Broncos look like highly specced models, making this even more hard to see. The Rapid Red two-door has the Sasquatch Package, and is either a Badlands with the pack or a Wildtrak. The black Ford Bronco looks like it escaped the fire with less damage, and is a Badlands model. But in this case, having less damage is mostly irrelevant.
But the fact that these Ford Bronco pre-production units burned in a Reliable Trailer isn’t the only ironic aspect of this story. Ford has been on a roll with trailed accidents recently. In December 2019, a trailer carrying Ford Mustang Shelby GT500s tipped over on the highway. No injuries were reported, but it was quite the spectacle. Then, a few months ago, a truck carrying the all-new Ford F-150 to dealerships underestimated the height of its trailer and crashed the new pickups directly into the overpass.