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Ford Bronco Recall Affects Almost Half A Million Vehicles – Here’s What You Need to Know

Bronco Sport and Maverick models are being recalled after concerns over loss of power due to electronic control module issues.

History Behind The Recall

Due to a defect in the body and powertrain control module, the US Automaker has announced a widespread recall of two of its most popular models, the Bronco Sport and Maverick. 

Ford announced this recall after discovering the module might falsely detect any changes in the 12V battery charge status. This could lead to power loss and may result in an accident, after not being able to accelerate or keep up with traffic.

So far, there have been 917 warranty claims but zero injuries relating to this issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has documented two unconfirmed fire incidents and three reports of property damage related to the recall.

Ford says in the recall acknowledgment letter:

“An undetected low battery charge can result in a loss of electrical accessories such as hazard lights, or cause a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash”

Which Models Are Affected?

The recent recall issued by Ford affects 402,978 Ford Bronco Sport vehicles spanning model years 2021 to 2024, along with 53,587 Ford Maverick vehicles from model years 2022 to 2023. This totals 456,565 vehicles that use the same defective body and powertrain control module. 

Specifically, if your Bronco was manufactured between Feb. 5, 2020, and March 13, 2024, and Maverick pickup trucks between Feb. 3, 2021, and Oct. 28, 2022, then it will be affected by this recall.

What Owners Need to Do Next

Ford has announced that dealers will be recalibrating body and powertrain control modules. This will be done free of charge for any vehicle affected by the recall. Formal recall notification letters will be sent out to owners starting 13 May. 

If you are an owner affected by this recall and need to know more you can contact Ford directly at 1-866-436-7332. NHTSA campaign number is 24V267. Ford’s number for this recall is 24S24.

Earlier this month, Ford instigated a separate independent recall of over 40,000 vehicles, including model year 2022-2023 Ford Bronco Sport and model year 2022 Ford Escape vehicles. This action was prompted by worries that their fuel injectors might develop cracks, potentially leading to fuel leakage within the engine compartments and thereby posing a fire hazard.

How Owners Can Take Back Control

While recalls have been communicated to owners, many continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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About the Author
Sepehr Daghighian is a partner with CCA that is well-versed in all aspects of lemon-law litigation. A 2005 graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Daghighian has been practicing litigation throughout the state of California for over 13-years. In this time, Mr. Daghighian has advocated on behalf of California consumers in hundreds of lemon law cases throughout our great state. Mr. Daghighian has also successfully tried numerous such cases to verdict in both Federal and State Court.