Too many repairs by 63k miles, 2021 Outer Banks

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I bought a used (1 previous owner) 2021 Bronco Sport Outer Banks from a dealer in September 2023. I now have about 63k miles on it. By this point, the original owner replaced the high pressure fuel injectors (probably the recall), replaced the catalytic converter, and replaced the oil pan gasket. Now I’ve had to replace the AC hose (that connects to the compressor) TWICE, replaced the knock sensors, and I just had to replace the catalytic converter (this is the second one for this car). This feels like way too many replacements needed for a car all within 63k miles and only a 2021. Advice? Should I trade it in? Is this a first gen issue? Is it just my car? Is it ford?
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WOW !! That DOES seem excessive for only 66K. The Patriot I traded in on my BS had 56K and I only replaced the tires and a set of rear pads and rotors. Sounds like it might have been a lemon right out of the box. Did you buy it from a Ford dealer ? If not the guy who traded it in apparently was gun shy about buying another Ford. Unless the car was wholesaled. If it were me I'd start to shop around just to see what you might get for it on a trade for something else non BS. Doesn't hurt to look. Good luck.
 

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That seems rather excessive. My unfortunate advice would be see what you can get and if a good offer, make the trade.
 

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The type of parts that you are replacing with mileage that low sounds unusual to me. I would likely start by looking for another service center and see if my luck with that vehicle changes.
 
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That does seem excessive. We had a 2021 Big Bend and last night did a trade in with the dealer and did not have as many or as big of issues as you have had,

We pickup a new 2023 Badlands this afternoon
 


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That does seem excessive. We had a 2021 Big Bend and last night did a trade in with the dealer and did not have as many or as big of issues as you have had,

We pickup a new 2023 Badlands this afternoon
Congratulations! Why the change?
 

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Congratulations! Why the change?
I've thought of doing the exact same thing. When I traded in my 2016 Jeep Patriot on my BB I lost a lot of featues that I really miss. If I bought another BS I would get either the OB or probably the BL which besides extra features has better ground clearance. One of my buds at the gym traded early his leased BL on a BB . Cost him $49 xtra a month and he hates it already.
 

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I'm thinking loooong and hard if I want to keep this BS I have. its a 2023 Outer Banks, but with all the poor service reported (none yet with my dealer however) and other mechanical issues that get reported on this site, I'm starting to experience buyers remorse. I've been a loyal and happy Ford owner for a long time, owning several F150's, Mustangs, and Explorers. All were good experiences, and I never saw the bad reviews on them that I'm seeing here with these BS's, nor the attitudes that some dealers are presenting to some owners that post about it on this site.

It goes in Wednesday for the reprogramming (longer charging time). Lets see how I'm taken care of.
 
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The 4 cylinder seems reliable so far. City mileage is around 16-19mpg depending on traffic. The price of the Badlands was a lot, but I intend to keep it for 15-20 years. So unless there’s major service involved it won’t get sold.
 

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Sometimes when I see service histories like yours I wonder if the dealers replacing things just for a profit. I'd try to retail this unit and get another.
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