In a recent announcement on the USA Today website, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that Ford is recalling over 450,000 vehicles in the United States due to a critical issue concerning the battery. This recall encompasses certain models spanning several years, highlighting the importance of addressing potential safety concerns promptly.

Critical Electrical Issue Prompts Recall for Ford Bronco Sport and Maverick Models

The affected vehicles include specific 2021–2024 Bronco Sport and 2022–2023 Maverick models. According to the NHTSA, the problem revolves around the body and power train control modules, which may fail to detect changes in the battery's state of charge. This failure could lead to various electrical malfunctions, such as the loss of essential accessories like hazard lights, or even result in a loss of drive power, thereby heightening the risk of accidents.

Free Recalibration Service Offered by Ford to Address Critical Vehicle Issue

To remedy this issue, Ford has outlined a recalibration process for the body control module and power train control module. This service will be provided free of charge to affected vehicle owners. Ford plans to commence the notification process on May 13, 2024, with owner notification letters set to be dispatched accordingly. For additional information, owners are encouraged to contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332, referencing the recall number 24S24.

Stay Informed: NHTSA Hotline and Website Offer Recall Details

Owners can reach out to the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit their website,, for further details regarding this recall. This recent recall adds to a series of safety measures undertaken by Ford to address potential risks associated with their vehicles. Earlier recalls have focused on issues ranging from fuel leaks to engine fire hazards. Notably, federal auto regulators have initiated investigations into these recalls to ensure comprehensive safety compliance.

Free Software Update Targets Fuel Injection System Errors

In response to these investigations, Ford has implemented additional measures to mitigate risks and enhance safety standards. For instance, in a separate recall concerning fuel injection system errors, Ford has offered a free engine control software update to detect pressure drops. This update aims to prevent potential gas leaks and engine fires by disabling the high-pressure fuel pump, reducing engine power, and alerting owners to seek immediate service.

Owners affected by these recalls can visit a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the necessary repairs and updates performed at no cost. The recall number for the fuel injection system issue is 24S16, which expands upon the previous recall (22V-859).

Ford's proactive approach to addressing safety concerns underscores its commitment to ensuring the well-being of its customers. By promptly addressing potential issues and providing free-of-charge remedies, Ford aims to uphold its reputation for safety and reliability in the automotive industry. Owners are urged to stay informed about recalls and promptly address any safety-related concerns to safeguard themselves and their vehicles.

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