Apr 17, 2024 - Business

Ford recalls 456,000 Bronco and Maverick vehicles

A Ford Bronco sport

Ford's latest recall affects Bronco Sport SUVs and Maverick pickup trucks. Photo: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Ford is recalling 456,565 SUVs and pickup trucks for loss of drive power because of a low battery issue, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

Why it matters: The undetected low battery charge can result in a loss of electrical accessories such as hazard lights and increase the risk of a crash, records show.

The big picture: Ford said in documents it was aware of 917 warranty reports and 54 consumer complaints related to the issue as of Feb. 8.

  • The automaker said it was not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue as of early February.
  • The documents note there are three unverified reports of fire and two property damage claims.

Bronco Sport recall 2024

By the numbers: 402,978 Ford Bronco Sport vehicles from model years 2021 to 2024 are affected.

  • 53,587 Ford Maverick vehicles from model years 2022-2023 are affected.

What's next: Letters about the recall are expected to be mailed to owners of affected vehicles May 13.

  • Dealers will recalibrate the body control module and power train control module, free of charge, documents show.
  • Car owners can contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. The number for the recall is 24S24.

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Editor's note: This story was updated with a new photo.

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