Apr 18, 2024
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Ford Recalls 456K Bronco Sport, Maverick Vehicles For Power-Train Risk

Ford Recalls 456K Bronco Sport, Maverick Vehicles For Power-Train Risk

NEW YORK (NEWSnet/AP) — Ford is recalling more than 456,000 Bronco Sport and Maverick vehicles due to a battery detection issue.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the body and power train control modules for those cars may fail to detect a change in battery charge.

When undetected, it can cause an unexpected loss of drive power, including sudden stalling or inability to restart, and the use of other electric functions, such as hazard lights.

The recall covers  403,000 model year 2021-2024 Bronco Sports produced February 2020 to March 2024, and 53,000 model year 2022-2023 Mavericks manufactured February 2021 to October 2022.

Dealers will recalibrate the vehicles’ body and power train control modules, at no cost. Notification letters will be mailed May 13, NHSTA said.

The software update is not available yet, a Ford spokesperson confirmed, but should arrive by later in the second quarter.

Last week, Ford recalled some Bronco Sport models for a separate situation, involving gas leaks.

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