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2021-2022 Ford Bronco Sport Recalled Over Braking System Safety Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021-2022 Ford Bronco Sport models due to a safety issue with the braking system.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the rear brake linings may have been manufactured incorrectly, which can affect braking performance.

The hazards: in affected vehicles, the driver may have to apply more brake pedal force and the distance required to stop the vehicle may be extended, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Components: rear brake linings.

Affected vehicles: select 2021-2022 Ford Bronco Sport models produced between January 27th, 2021 through November 11th, 2021, at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant.

Number of vehicles affected: 65,441 vehicles consisting of:

  • 65,429 – 2021 Bronco Sport models
  • 12 – 2022 Bronco Sport models

The fix: dealers will replace the rear brake linings with a higher friction design, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on January 10th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21C31.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 21S46
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. Don Wood

    Ford seems to having a lot of recalls on the small Bronco Sport. They always seem to blame one of their contractors for manufacturing or installing vehicle parts incorrectly. That says a lot about Fords oversight of its subcontractors and quality control issues. ]

    Also, why is it that Jeep has offered body colored roofs and fenders on its Wranglers for years, but Ford and its subcontractors seem incapable of making bronco roofs and fenders in any color but BLACK??

    1. Tom Masterson

      “Ford seems to having a lot of recalls on the small Bronco Sport.”

      Really? I own a 2021 Bronco Sport Outer Banks with the Outer Banks package. Over 35,000 miles now. No recalls. No problems. This is just a great vehicle.

      The rear brakes recently started the “howling” sound.

  2. Crystal Dailey

    Better have a lot of Loaner cars, my Badlands is my only car. Just saying


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