Ford Maverick Recall: Taillight Software Fix Explained

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Ford Maverick Recall
Ford Maverick Recall

The Ford Motor Company has initiated a significant safety recall for a large number of Maverick pickup trucks. Specifically, the affected group consists of 242,669 vehicles produced between February 3, 2021, and March 21, 2024.

Based on documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the issue stems from faulty software in the body control module. This software may incorrectly identify a current overload in either or both rear position lamp circuits, leading to the unintended deactivation of one or both lamps.

It’s important to note that this BCM software issue does not affect the stop lamps, turn signals, or headlights. The calibration of the BCM’s current threshold, set for one bulb, mismatches with the dual bulb setup in the rear lamps, causing the deactivation.

Ford Maverick Recall
Ford Maverick Recall (Credit: Ford)

The remedy for this problem involves updating the calibration for the body control module. Ford has prepared five software calibrations for this purpose, identified by part numbers NZ6T-14G162-BB, NZ6T-14G162-CB, NZ6T-14G162-EB, NZ6T-14G162-HB, and NZ6T-14G162-FB.

Affected customers will be informed of the recall via first-class mail between May 20 and May 24. Dealerships have been instructed to perform the BCM update free of charge.

Manufactured for the model years 2022 through 2024 at Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly in Mexico, these Maverick pickups share their production line with the Bronco Sport. Despite the recall, there have been no reported accidents or injuries related to the taillight issue.


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