Ford recalled 400,000 trucks due to software bug affecting brake system


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On April 1, Ford announced it was recalling nearly 400,000 trucks. This is after it was discovered that a software error caused the trailer’s on-board braking system to malfunction, preventing it from applying the trailer brake.

Trucks recalled by Ford

The recall affects 2021 and 2022 Ford truck models, including Super Duty, Ford Maverick, F-150, Lincoln Navigator and Expedition models. Since the problem is software related, the fix is ​​very simple, the Ford dealership will apply a software update, according to ABC News.

Ford will begin notifying the owner of the affected models by mail on or about April 18. If you believe this recall affects your truck or have questions, contact Ford Customer Service at 1-866-436-7332 and refer to recall number 22S17.

Last week, Ford issued a recall covering more than 737,000 vehicles to repair oil leaks. The oil leak recall included 2020 through 2022 Ford Escape SUVs and 2021 and 2022 Bronco Sport SUVs with 1.5-liter engines.

The SUV’s casing can crack and oil can leak onto engine parts, which is considered a fire hazard, according to Reuters.

Read also : Ford recalls over 600 Focus and C-Max vehicles over safety concerns

Dealers will replace the vehicle case if necessary, and owners of affected SUVs will be notified beginning April 18.

General Motors recalls SUVs

General Motors is recalling nearly 682,000 compact SUVs because windshield wipers may fail. The recall affects the 2014 and 2015 model year GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox.

Wiper module ball joints can rust and cause one or both wipers to fail, increasing the risk of an accident. Dealers will inspect the module and replace or repair it if necessary. Owners will be notified by mail starting May 2.

Ford SUV recalled due to backup camera

Ford has issued a recall for the 2021 and 2022 Ford Edge SUVs to address a software issue with the vehicle’s backup camera. Drivers may see a blurry image, no image, or sometimes a “camera not available” error message. More than 78,000 vehicles are affected.

The owner will choose to take their vehicle to a Ford dealership for a software update or download and install an over-the-air or OTA software update that will be sent directly to the vehicle.

According to Consumer Reports, both options are free, and OTA updates are becoming more common as new vehicles increasingly come with built-in wireless connections. Besides Ford, Tesla, GM and Mercedes-Benz have also used over-the-air updates to address product recalls.

In documents that were provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford said there were no accidents or injuries related to the issue.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the recall summary:

The recalled vehicles are Ford Edge SUVs manufactured between August 14, 2020 and February 7. The problem is a software bug that blurs the rear view camera image or makes the camera image unavailable.

The fix is ​​that Ford has released a software update that can be downloaded at home or at the dealership at no cost. Ford will contact owners of affected vehicles by mail beginning April 15. Owners can also contact Ford at 866-436-7332.

The NHTSA campaign number of 22V151 and Ford’s own number for this recall is 22S14.

In 2017, Ford recalled 570,000 vehicles over door latch and motor issues.

In 2021, Ford recalled 5,000 Mustang Mach-Es that were recalled due to a falling glass roof.

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