Ford Recalls Over 456,000 Vehicles Due to Battery Detection and Gasoline Leak Issues

Ford recalls more than 456,000 Bronco Sport and Maverick vehicles for battery problem – NBC Chicago

Ford has announced a recall impacting over 456,000 Bronco Sport and Maverick vehicles due to a battery detection issue that may lead to a loss of drive power, raising the risk of crashes. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the modules for these cars may fail to detect changes in battery charge levels, leading to low battery charge and unexpected loss of drive power or other electric capabilities like hazard lights.

This recall affects approximately 403,000 model year 2021-2024 Bronco Sports and more than 53,000 model year 2022-2023 Mavericks. Owners will receive notification letters on May 13th and dealers will recalibrate the affected vehicles’ modules at no cost. The software update is expected later in the second quarter.

Ford has confirmed that safety is a top priority and they are taking proactive measures to address this issue promptly. While there have been no reported injuries related to this battery detection issue, there have been warranty reports, field reports, customer complaints, property damage claims, and unverified fire reports.

In addition to this recall, there is another one affecting Bronco Sport owners involving gasoline leaks from fuel injectors onto hot engine surfaces which increases the risk of fires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the remedy Ford has proposed for this recall.

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