Dearborn, MI – October 30, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 11,098 2022 Ford Maverick pickup trucks whose brake lights may light up unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
In the subject vehicles, the brake lights may illuminate even if the brakes are not in use due to a software error in the anti-lock brake system (ABS). The ABS is a safety system which prevents skidding and allows the driver to have better control of the vehicle.
The component in question is the ABS Module Software, with part numbers NZ6C-2B373-C and NZ6C-2D053-C.
Unintended illumination of the brake lights may confuse other drivers, augmenting the risk of an accident.
Other recent Ford recalls
Earlier this month, Ford recalled more than 86,000 vehicles due to flickering parking lights, as reported.
Prior to that in September, the U.S. government launched an investigation that could lead to one of the latest Ford brake recalls. Over 1.7 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles are being investigated due to a brake fluid leak.
One of the most recent 2022 Ford Maverick recalls was in July, where more than 100,00 hybrid SUVs were recalled due to the risk of fire.
To address the Ford ABS issues, owners will be able to take their vehicles to a Ford or Lincoln dealer for an ABS software update at no cost. Owners will be notified about the repair program between November 14, 2022 and November 18, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 11,000 vehicles are included in this recall. To perform a Ford recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.