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2023 Ford Edge Recalled Over Issue With Headlights

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2023 Ford Edge crossovers over a problem with the headlights.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the front right headlight may be too bright or aimed incorrectly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

The hazards: a headlight that is too bright or aimed incorrectly may cause a glare to other road users, increasing the risk of a crash.

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

Components: right headlight assembly

Affected vehicles: select 2023 Ford Edge models built at the Oakville Assembly plant between April 17th, 2023, and May 29th, 2023.

Number of vehicles affected: 8,523

The fix: dealers will inspect and replace the right headlight assembly as necessary, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on October 9th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23C26.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 23C26
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. JimL

    Ford will never have a recall for the abysmally dim halogen headlights on my 2020 F-150 XLT. How that passed NHTSA is beyond me. And they had LEDs available on Lariats and up, but what a terribly unsafe area to pinch pennies. To remedy, I’ll have to spend up to $2k on aftermarket replacement assemblies.

    1. Emanon

      While I agree that no manufacturer should be putting horrible lights on any vehicle these days, you can get Morimoto LED XB Hybrid assemblies for $750 [or less as they are frequently on sale] for a pair. They are plug and play and reportedly exponentially better than stock halogens. No need to spend $2K. No one likes to spend their own money to fix a bad design, but sometimes it is the easiest and less stressful way to solve the problem.

  2. Anonymous

    If it is simply aimed incorrectly, why would the whole assembly need to be replaced? Seems like an extreme solution to a minor problem. If not an issue with aim, what type of manufacturing error would result in a headlight that is too bright? Electrical issue? Bulb issue? Very odd.

  3. 1970Mav

    Why should Ford do anything with one particular model when half the cars on the road have misaligned lights because people driving don’t realize it or cause it themselves when they use the wrong bulb or install it incorrectly.

  4. John

    Why not recall, or better yet, cancel all the EV’s that clearly aren’t selling? Ford has over invested in them which leads me to believe that they are under investing in their gas powered cars, which might explain why their gas powered cars are getting recalled left and right. At this point, getting rid of Farley would be the next best step for this company.

  5. Maryanne

    I wish Ford would do a massive recall of the Ford Escape SE, with the dismal 1.5 Eco boost engine as I’ve had terrible experiences with mine. Problems with stalling, loss of power in left turns, surges in power. Most of these incidents happen while in slow traffic. I’ve had it to the local dealership but because there are no error codes popping up on the diagnostic and none in my dashboard, they say there nothing wrong with it. I have a warranty until December of 2024.
    I had a very close call while turning left at stop lights and the vehicle dropped power then surged forward,. So yeah, there’s a problem with this vehicle.
    It’s very scary to drive, winter is coming and it’s back to risky situations.


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