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2022 Ford Maverick Recalled Over Safety Issue With Damaged Fuel Tank

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2022 Ford Maverick models due to a safety issue with damaged fuel tanks.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the fuel tank may have been damaged by drilled drain holes during the installation of the spray-in bed-liner.

The hazards: a damaged fuel tank may result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

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

Components: fuel tank.

Affected vehicles: select 2022 Ford Maverick models produced at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant.

Number of vehicles affected: 5,456

The fix: dealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank as necessary, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on January 28th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21C35.


  • 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. Mark L Bedel

    Drilling for a spray in bed liner? More explanation please…

    1. Brad Barefoot

      Agreed. Where is a drill needed ?

      1. TWag

        They were drilling drain holes.

  2. Crabbymilton

    FORD ought to partner with the lemon growers association and… oh wait…

  3. Roy Chile’s

    While Jim Farley is out playing John Force the FORD Recalls are turning into a run away hit with every new model, Don’t buy the 1st year of anything Wow

  4. Naomi

    I just ordered a Maverick will the recall have an affect on it

  5. Steve Brant

    This explains why my Maverick order showed this kind of bed liner replaced by a drop-in plastic design. They must have stopped this altogether after discovering this problem. Happy I’ll only have to worry about whether my rear seat belts fall into that recall order. 🙄

  6. Jim Keane

    So is there going to be a delay on deliveries

    1. Mitch

      Yep- same with me, & I ordered my maverick 10 days before you. Also… I didn’t order the hybrid.

  7. Jim Keane

    I ordered my maverick October 16 and still yet I haven’t got an update

    1. Dan Stefancik

      I ordered October 12th and all I have is the order confirmation email from Ford sent the same day. Maybe they’ll build ours after they work out these glitches.

  8. David O\'Dea

    You guys haven’t been waiting nearly long enough, I ordered mine on June 23rd

  9. Jennifer

    Lol I ordered mine June 16th, and it’s finally here, only to be recalled. It’s got the spray-in bed liner. It’s AWD. It’s beautiful.
    It’s literally right here, I’ve looked at it. I’ve sat in it. But sadly it won’t be ready for another week or more. At least.

  10. Philip Figas

    I ordered September 25 it shipped July 9 maverick hybrid


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