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Recall issues continue to dog Ford

The automaker has recalled more than 7 million vehicles in 2022

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Ford Motor Company has another recall in the works – the 56th this year.

This time the automaker is recalling 86,050 model year 2022-2023 Bronco Sports and model year 2022 F-150s.

The parking lights may flicker when the headlights are activated, which can reduce visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

So far this year Ford has recalled more than 7.5 million vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than triple the 2 million General Motors has recalled.

"Ford’s numerous recalls and quality issues in the past year seem to be attributable to last-minute changes prior to new model launches," according to Grant Feek, CEO of Tred, an online person-to-person used car marketplace.

In addition, Feek told Consumer Affairs, "Supply chain issues, which often necessitate making last-minute changes to parts, likely also have played a role in Ford’s quality issues."

Regarding problems with the supply chain, Feek noted, "Every time a tried and tested part is unavailable, manufacturers have to find an alternate source or make a design change. Because this usually happens at the last minute (and without time for proper testing), there’s a much higher risk of problems."

Last week Ford reported supply chain problems would cost the automaker an additional $1 billion in the current quarter.

What to do

In the case of the current recall, dealers will replace or reprogram the LED Driver module, free of charge.

Owner notification letters should be in the mail October 31, 2022.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22C22.

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