Dearborn, MI – June 23, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 53,103 vehicles because of a child safety lock malfunction, which increases the risk of injury to a child in the vehicle. The recall includes four-door 2021 Ford Bronco and 2022 Ford Bronco SUVs.
The component in question is the rear passenger side door, with part number M2DB-S24630-BG.
Child safety locks prevent the vehicle’s rear doors from being opened from the inside. Because of a manufacturing issue, the affected vehicles’ child safety locks may not align properly with the door latch mechanism. As a result, it is possible for the rear passenger door to be opened from the inside, even when the child safety lock is on.
Child safety locks are intended to keep children from opening the vehicle’s rear doors from the inside in unsafe situations — for example, in a busy parking lot. A malfunctioning child safety lock increases the risk of injury to a child occupant.
How to check if the lock is faulty
Owners will receive instructions explaining how to check their Broncos for child lock issues as an interim step. This will likely involve turning the child locks on, then attempting to open the rear doors from the inside. If the door opens, a repair is needed. This check does not replace inspection by a Ford or Lincoln dealer.
Other recent Ford Bronco recalls
The 2021 Ford Bronco is currently being investigated by the U.S. Government’s auto safety regulator over a stalling issue. This investigation could lead to a formal recall, as engine stalling increases the risk of a crash.
Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Escape vehicles were also subjected to a recall in December 2021 over decreased braking performance,
Owners will be able to take their vehicles to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to inspect and replace the locks at no cost.
They should expect to receive information regarding the repair program between July 25, 2022 and July 29, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 50,000 vehicles are included in this Ford recall. To perform a check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.