Ford Recalling 242,000 Maverick Trucks Over Taillight Issue

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Ford has issued a recall for just over 242,000 Maverick trucks due to a taillight problem that could compromise the vehicle’s visibility, raising safety concerns on the roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced this move on Wednesday, highlighting the potential risk of accidents posed by taillights failing to illuminate properly.

The recall specifically targets certain 2022-2024 Maverick pickups, as reported by the NHTSA. The culprit behind the issue is identified as the Body Control Module (BCM), which may mistakenly deactivate one or both rear taillights, according to the agency’s statement. This malfunction stems from the BCM incorrectly sensing an overload in one or both of the rear position lamp circuits, leading to the deactivation of the affected lamps during a driving cycle. Fortunately, the malfunction does not extend to headlights, stop lamps, or turn signal functions, providing some relief amidst the concern.

Ford aims to address this issue promptly by offering a solution at no cost to affected vehicle owners. Dealers will be tasked with updating the BCM software, ensuring the proper functioning of the taillights. The automaker plans to initiate owner notification letters by May 20, 2024, to inform affected individuals about the recall process. In the meantime, concerned owners can reach out to Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332, with the recall number designated as 24S24.


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