Ford Maverick Recall Issued Over Accident Risks Posed By Tail Light Failures

A tail light defect in Ford Maverick 2022 – 2024 model years may reduce the vehicle's visibility to others on the road

Ford has issued a recall affecting about 242,000 Ford Maverick trucks due to a tail light malfunction that increases the risk of an auto accident.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the Ford Maverick recall on April 30, after the manufacturer determined the vehicles may deactivate one or both tail lights. This can reduce the vehicle’s visibility to others on the road.

Ford discovered that the body control module (BCM) was incorrectly calibrated, which makes it falsely detect a current overload in one or both taillight circuits. The manufacturer warns that this may cause the tail lights to go out while driving, increasing the chance of a crash that can result in serious injuries.

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This recall affects model year 2022 – 2024 Ford Maverick trucks built between February 3, 2021 and March 21 2024. All of these trucks have the defect. Consumers should bring in their vehicles to certified Ford dealers, who will recalibrate the BCM software for free.

Ford and the NHTSA indicate owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by May 20.

Affected vehicle owners can contact Ford costumer service by calling 1-866-436-7332 and referencing recall number 24S24. Owners can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit


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