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Ford recalls over 450,000 vehicles due to loss of drive power

Ford has issued a recall for Bronco Sport SUVs and Maverick compact pickup trucks made between 2022-2024

APRIL 2024 — — Ford is recalling more than 456,000 Bronco Sport and Maverick vehicles due to a battery detection issue that can result in loss of drive power, increasing crash risks.

According to documents published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the body and power train control modules for these cars may fail to detect changes in battery charge. And when undetected, a low battery charge can cause an unexpected loss of drive power — including sudden stalling or inability to restart — and the use of other electric capabilities like hazard lights.

The recall covers about 403,000 model year 2021-2024 Bronco Sports produced between February 2020 and March 2024, as well as more than 53,000 model year 2022-2023 Mavericks manufactured from February 2021 to October 2022, a recall report dated Friday notes.

To remedy this issue, dealers will recalibrate the impacted vehicles’ body and power train control modules at no cost. Owner notification letters are set to be mailed out on May 13, a Tuesday NHSTA recall acknowledgment letter notes.

The software update is not available yet, a Ford spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press Wednesday, but should arrive by later in the second quarter. In a statement, the spokesperson added that “safety is a top priority, and we are taking proactive measures to address this issue promptly and effectively.”

2021-2024 Ford Bronco Sport
2022-2023 Ford Maverick

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Potential Number of Units Affected: 456,565
Report Receipt Date:  April 12, 2024

MAY 2023 — Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021-2024 Bronco Sport and 2022-2023 Maverick vehicles. The body and power train control modules may fail to detect a change in the 12-volt battery state of charge

Dealers will recalibrate the body control module and power train control module, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 13, 2024. Ford’s number for this recall is 24S24.

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