Ford recalls Maverick trucks over reduced visibility

Dearborn, MI May 28, 2024 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 242,669 2022-2024 Ford Maverick pickup trucks whose tail lights may disengage on their own. This makes the vehicles less visible on the road, upping the chances of a crash and injury.  

Recall summary

The listed trucks are fitted with a computer called the Body Control Module (BCM), which turns the lights on and off and monitors their voltage. Due to a programming error, this module may falsely detect that one or both tail light bulbs are using too much electricity and shut them down to prevent over-current.

Recall risks

The truck whose tail lights are out is less likely to be spotted by other motorists, who may crash into it, increasing the risk of an injury. 

Other Ford recalls

This is not the first issue that Ford Mavericks have with the Body Control Module. Back in January 2024, these trucks were recalled because their turn signals would fail to engage, as reported.

A month ago, in April 2024, Ford recalled nearly 10,000 Bronco SUVs because their child locks were defective.

The repair

Dealers will update the BCM version free of charge. 

The owners should be notified between May 20, 2024, and May 24, 2024.  

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

Almost a quarter of a million trucks are affected by this Ford tail lights recall. To do a Ford recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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