Henry Ford had a vision for the people of America to travel in a more effective way than walking or horse and buggy. Way back in the earliest parts of the 20th Century, Henry Ford created an automobile starting his legacy that continues into today. The Model T was nothing like the Focus, Taurus, Edge, F-150, and other Ford model cars we see now but without it, the domestic traveling landscape would look very different.

Just like everything else that goes through mass production, some problems occur with the production of vehicles. In January, Ford saw over 100,000 of their F-150 recalled from the streets due to axel concerns that could cause accidents more frequently. Now, they are back in the recall spotlight as another one of their models will be called off the streets due to safety issues. Michigan Ford drivers may want to reach out to their dealership if they own this model.

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Ford is recalling more than 450,000 of their Ford Bronco Sports SUVs and the Ford Maverick pickup trucks. They are recalling both models because of concerns about the battery malfunctioning causing the vehicles to lose driving power. The recall will affect Ford Bronco Sport models from years between 2021 and 2024 while the Ford Maverick models affected are from years between 2022 and 2023.

The NHTSA said that Ford discovered that an undetected low battery charge could result in a “loss of electrical accessories such as hazard lights, or cause a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.” Ford had this to say about the recall:

“We are committed to ensuring the safety and satisfaction of our customers. Safety is a top priority, and we are taking proactive measures to address this issue promptly and effectively.”

Michigan Ford drivers who own a Ford Bronco Sport manufactured between 2021 and 2024 or a Ford Maverick between 2022 and 2023, may schedule an appointment with their dealership to recalibrate the body control module and power train control modules for free. Customers can also use Ford’s mobile service and pick-up and delivery for a fix.

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