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The Wall Street Journal: Ford’s new Bronco SUV runs into production problems

Ford Motor Co. said it would halt delivery of some new Bronco sport-utility vehicles because of a production problem, a high-profile setback as the auto maker tries to address nagging quality issues.

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said Thursday that it will replace the roofs on some of the SUVs it has produced so far because of a problem that affects appearance, though not functionality. The fixes will cause a delay for customers who had ordered Broncos, which went on sale in June, a spokesman said.

Ford said the molded, hardtop roofs made by German supplier Webasto Group for some Broncos didn’t meet Ford’s standards. A spokesperson for Webasto didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

Ford also makes a soft-top version of the Bronco that it will continue to ship to customers, the spokesman said.

An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.

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