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2022 Ford Maverick Recalled Over Brake Light Illumination Issue

Certain units of the 2022 Ford Maverick have been recalled by Ford Motor Company due to a brake light illumination issue.

The problem: in affected vehicles, the brake lights may illuminate when the brakes have not been applied.

The hazards: unintentional brake lamp illumination may impair the effectiveness of the brake lamps, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition.

Components: brake lights, antilock brake system (ABS) module.

Affected vehicles: units of the 2022 Ford Maverick that were built at the Hermosillo Assembly plant between February 11th, 2021 and September 5th, 2022.

Number of affected vehicles: 11,098

The fix: a dealership technician will update the ABS module software. This service will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.

Owners should: wait for communication from Ford, which will begin September 30th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22C24.

Contacts:

  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 22C24
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Drew Ford Retiree

    “ … the brake lights may not illuminate when the brakes have not been applied.” Well, the brake lights should not illuminate when the brakes have not been applied!

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    1. Edward Snitkoff

      Updated. Thanks for letting us know, Drew.

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  2. Denis Gregg

    uh… And this is a problem?
    I hope they don’t illuminate when the brakes are not applied……..
    “The problem: in affected vehicles, the brake lights may not illuminate when the brakes have not been applied.”
    (p.s. I see I’m not the only one wondering)

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  3. Rick

    “The hazards: unintentional brake lamp illumination may impair the effectiveness of the brake lamps, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.”

    So which is it the lights don’t come on when brakes are applied or the come on without brakes being applied?

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  4. mike s.

    I am so glad I didn’t buy one of these pieces of crap.

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    1. Robert.Walter

      So what did you buy?

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  5. Joe

    I have noticed more and more typos in all types of articles and stories. Obviously people don’t care as much about their work.

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    1. Drew Ford Retiree

      Joe, the business model in journalism changed. Prior to Watergate, it was to publish the news with quality English and grammar. Then, investigative journalism morphed into hasty journalism as revenues becomes more dependent on being the first to break a story. The internet destroyed professional journalism as click-based revenue didn’t wait for verification of sources or for editors to fix grammar.

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      1. Patrick Ford

        Web sites like this are hardly journalism.

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        1. Alex Luft

          All:

          Our objective is to provide the highest quality of news in a timely fashion. We usually fully deliver on those goals. However, mistakes sometimes occur, as was the case in this article. This somehow got past two layers of editors, and we’ve already addressed this on the process level. With that being said, I would advise agains making a mountain out of a molehill.

          Drew: what you write is certainly the case for many news/news-oriented websites these days. However, if you were to take a look at our behind the scenes processes here at Ford Authority, you would see that things work quite differently around here. Investigative journalism makes up a very important part of what we do, and this can be seen in our vast amount of exclusive reporting. I recommend visiting the following link to see just how much of that we do:
          https://fordauthority.com/category/articles/article-type/ford-authority-special/exclusive/

          Patrick: your analysis is very insightful, helpful and downright incredible. Please tell us more!

          Alex Luft
          Executive Editor, Ford Authority

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  6. Joyce

    PLEASE EDIT before publishing. The Maverick recall which is poorly reported above makes no sense.
    “The problem: in affected vehicles, the brake lights may not illuminate when the brakes have not been applied.” Geez, folks!!! Really?

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  7. Rick

    Hire a proofreader! Pitiful.

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    1. Patrick Ford

      How much are you willing to pay so they can hire one?

      Reply
  8. Matt

    Everyone needs to chill out its one typo on a maverick recall. As for Bob you have serious issues.

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    1. Robert.Walter

      Truly.

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  9. mike s

    Ford Ranger production increased to meet demand. How does that make all you guys waiting on your Maverick feel?

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    1. TOM

      same as before, like waiting on an ice cream cone and nobody’s going to the store for the ice cream, but what other choice do we have????

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  10. Bronco Billy

    ‘The problem: in affected vehicles, the brake lights may not illuminate when the brakes have not been applied.’ I’m pretty sure it should say may illuminate when the brakes have not been applied.

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    1. TOM

      more than likely a contact switch not adjusted correctly, mass production assembly line, modular component not perfectly aligned, no that couldn’t happen in a mexico assembly plant could it??? or it could be some moron with his left foot on the pedal so much the pedal gets stuck instead of returning to its’ position, maybe the return spring is to weak

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  11. donnie

    ford has done it again-poor quality work-take away the full size spare (oh, thats right the spare is same diameter just not same size as mounted tires, so we can use implied truth and call it a full size spare—-after 13 months waiting and not wanting any add ons removed-ford removed on their own, such as removed second remote key?????????? how do you go after a market that you think is popular than be surprised when you cannot keep up with the sales-instead of ford, lets call it farley’s farce-a very disgruntled ford once upon a time family

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    1. TOM

      you’re absolutely right, instead of taking steps to rectify supply issues they just tell us “you can’t have it” and move to the next thing to remove. the leadership is more involves in shifting people from this job to that job and not holding them accountable for letting the consumers down keeping those responsible for not doing the job instead of getting someone who will fix something, keeping it broken and not working seems to be their goal, not doing what the paying customers want, lets do what we want not what the customer wants-example EV among other knee jerk programs

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  12. donnie

    xlt arrived but dealer cannot release till brake lite issue is fixed-no one knows how long before that happens-ford has done it again-farley is a farce-ford let over 11,ooo of these mavericks slide thru with this proble-proud owner of one year old truck i cannoy have yet

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  13. donnie

    well, yesterday we drove to dealer and took pictures of our new one year old truck that dealer says we cannot have till trailer brake issue is fixed on tow package-they have no idea when-you would think we would get a rebate or something-fat chance and yes, mr farley, you are still something else, what i am not sure of but then i bet you do not even drive a [email protected]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. donnie

    heres a stupide idea for ford-my xlt maverick sitting at dealership over a week waiting for some program on electric trailer brake problem-dealer says ford will not release truck till issue fixed-why not put a reciever hitch lock on it and let me drive it till they get the updATED PROGRAM-EVERYONE WHO HAS THEIR MAVERICK ARE ALLOWED TO DRIVE THEIRS-thanks ford again for karing about your customers-by the way, in this part of the country will not be towing anything till spring because of you fantastic delivery schedule!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i still think they should dump farley and crew-do not sell things you do not have and tell people they will be in at a certain date when you know darn well you cannot keep your promise

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  15. donnie

    two weeks and maverick still sitting at dealer because of electric trailer brake issue-i asked why they could not put a lock on receiver and let us drive it until ford gets off their duff and fixes program issue and they said-no kan do—I got a one year old truck thats brand new–ps, dealer also asked if I wanted to sell it-said no because this story should make a great you tube story reference ford and their no customer service–ps i am not disgruntled, really

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  16. donnie

    truck been at dealers two weeks waiting for electric brake fix on tow package from ford-well at least its not in Mexico-does ford give a discount on new vehicle when it turns a year old-last ford for this family

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