Ford recalls 8,727 Maverick hybrids for software issue

Ford's hybrid pickup, the Maverick, has been recalled several times so far this year - Ford

The vehicles may shift into neutral unexpectedly

Ford’s popular hybrid pickup, introduced in the 2022 model year, is proving to be problematic for the automaker, which has issued several recalls so far this year.

In the latest recall, Ford said 8.727 2022 to 2024 Maverick hybrids may have a hybrid powertrain control module (HPCM) software error that could cause the vehicle to shift into neutral unexpectedly which can cause a loss of drive power. When a driver loses the ability to control the drive power, it will increase the risk of a crash. 

A limited number of 2020 to 2022 Ford Escapes and 2021 to 2022 Lincoln Corsairs are being recalled for the same reason.

What to do

Dealers will update the HPCM software for free. Recall notification letters are expected to be sent by May 23. 

Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 24S33.

This is the second Maverick recall so far this month. Previously, Ford recalled 242,669 2022-2024 Mavericks because the body control module (BCM) may inadvertently deactivate one or both rear tail lights.

In March, Ford recalled 62,813 Maverick hybrids because the instrument panel cluster may not properly illuminate warning lights or gauges.

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