Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2022 Ford Maverick models over an issue with the trailer brake controller. This recall also affects certain Ford F-Series models, as Ford Authority previously reported, as well as select 2022 Ford Expedition and 2022 Lincoln Navigator vehicles.
The defect: due to a software error, a towed trailer equipped with an electric or electric over hydraulic brake system may not brake.
The hazards: loss of trailer brake functionality could result in an extended stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford Motor Company is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
Components: trailer brake controller software.
Affected vehicles: select 2022 Ford Maverick models produced at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant from February 3rd, 2021, to February 22nd, 2022.
Number of vehicles affected: 391,836 vehicles (all models)
The fix: dealers will update the integrated trailer brake control module software, free of charge.
Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on April 8th, 2022.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 20S73
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov