Ford recalls Bronco SUVs over defective child locks

Dearborn, MI  – April 4, 2024 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 9,847 2023-2024 Bronco 4-door SUVs due to malfunctioning child safety locks. The issue raises the risk of injuries to child passengers.

Recall summary  

A child safety lock prevents children from accidentally opening the vehicle’s rear doors from the inside. A switch on the door’s edge must be engaged to activate this feature.

On the affected vehicles, a manufacturing error may result in left rear door opening when a passenger pulls on the handle from the inside, despite the child lock being engaged.

Recall risks

All risks concerning a faulty child safety door lock are explained in this report about a similar Bronco recall by Ford.  

Other Ford recalls

In January 2024, Ford recalled Maverick pickups due to faulty turn signal warnings, as reported.

In February 2024, Ford also recalled around 1.9 million SUVs because of detaching exterior trims, also as reported.  

The repair

Dealers will replace the child safety lock mechanisms free of charge. Ford will reimburse owners who had repairs done before the recall was announced.  

Owners should receive letters with more information on April 19, 2024. 

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

Close to 10,000 SUVs are affected by this Ford child safety lock recall. To do a Ford recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Joseph EstabilloFord recalls Bronco SUVs over defective child locks

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