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New Problem Sees Ford Maverick Recalled For THIRD Time This Year

Key Takeaways

  • Ford recalls 242,000 Mavericks due to taillight issue.
  • No accidents yet, but broken taillights pose serious danger.
  • Ford dealing with numerous recalls, including Maverick, Bronco Sport, and Explorer.

Ford is recalling 2022-2024 Mavericks as there’s a chance that the Body Control Module (BCM) will accidentally turn off one or both rear tail lights. This comes less than a month after Ford recalled nearly half a million Mavericks and Bronco Sports due to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) potentially causing a loss of power to the vehicle while driving.

2024 Ford Maverick

Base MSRP

$23,815

Engine

2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas

Horsepower

250 hp

Torque

277 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

Fuel Economy

23/30 MPG

Top Speed

110 mph

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

Drivetrain

FWD/AWD

Towing Capacity

up to 4,000 lbs

The NHTSA says the company already has a plan for a fix for the 242,669 models potentially affected, which involves updating the BCM software at no cost to the owner. Ford says the broken module was introduced in early 2021, most likely when the Maverick first went on sale and has been included ever since. This means, that regardless of the year, you should contact your local Ford dealer to get this problem resolved ASAP. The brand’s customer service number is 1-866-436-7332 and the recall number is 24S24.

2023-2024 Ford Maverick
Ford

Dead Taillights Are A Serious Danger

The company hasn’t explained the exact types of situations that cause the taillights to go out, only saying there have been 11 warranty claims potentially related to the issue, with a few thousand more diagnostic codes that have popped up over time supposedly related. About 1,500 vehicles have had the light diagnostic trouble codes go off for both lights on the same trip.

As of right now, there are no accidents or injuries related to this recall, which is welcome news given the brand’s higher-profile recalls in recent months. This doesn’t mean the situation is any less urgent though, as vehicle taillights are a vital piece of safety equipment that cannot be overlooked. If they die in the middle of the night on a crowded highway, you could be in major trouble.

Ford Maverick 1
Ford

Ford Recalls Just Aren’t Slowing Down

There have been so many Ford recalls over the past couple of years it’d almost be comical if it weren’t for the fact that people’s lives are in danger. The company issued the most recalls in 2023 at 58, which amounted to 16% of all recalls issued, and more than 10 ahead of the next closest recaller, Chrysler, with 45.

Related

NHTSA Opens Probe Into Ford’s BlueCruise After Two Deadly Crashes

The probe will determine if Ford needs to issue some recalls.

Just this year, the company announced recalls for the Maverick and Bronco Sport mentioned above, roof racks that can fly off over 2 million Explorers, and a rollaway issue that can affect F-150s with the Max Trailer package. The NTHSA has also opened a probe into two deaths that occurred while Ford’s BlueCruise was active on its Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles.

To Ford’s credit, it has been open and honest regarding its quality issues, working with the NTHSA in every instance. Ford’s CEO is painfully aware of these issues and has been working diligently to fix them, but it’s a process that will take more time.

2024 Ford Maverick Lightning
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