Legally reviewed by: Jessica Anvar Stotz, JD, MBA

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A tail light issue has caused Ford Motor Company to recall some 2022–2024 Ford Maverick models. The Body Control Module (BCM) in impacted vehicles might specifically unintentionally turn off one or both rear tail lights.

This flaw increases safety concerns since non-illuminated tail lights obscure the view for other drivers, increasing the possibility of collisions. The recall covers a few 2022–2024 Ford Maverick models made at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant between February 3, 2021, and March 21, 2024. This recall affects 242,669 cars in total.

Ford dealers will update the BCM system to handle this problem for affected Maverick owners, they will send notifications to affected drivers beginning May 20, 2024.

If your Ford Maverick is included in this recall, we highly recommend arranging the required service to guarantee your safety while driving. If you’ve already taken your Maverick in for multiple related repairs, you may be eligible to file a California lemon law claim. Keep reading to learn more.

Affected Vehicle Average Lemon Law Settlement
2022 Ford Maverick$43,292
2023 Ford Maverick$45,155
2024 Ford Maverick$51,154

*Please note, the figures presented in the chart are approximations based on past case results and should not be interpreted as a prediction or guarantee. Each case is unique and requires personalized legal guidance.

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    Here’s what’s included in the 2024 Ford Maverick BCM Recall

    The Ford Maverick Tail Lights recall includes model year 2022 – 2024 Ford Maverick trucks manufactured between February 3, 2021, and March 21, 2024. According to documents provided by NHTSA, 100% of recalled vehicles have this defect.

    Ford and the NHTSA indicate that owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their Maverick truck to a Ford dealer for BCM calibration update. Recall repair services are entirely free for customers.

    Affected vehicle owners can contact Ford to schedule recall repairs at 1-866-436-7332 with Ford’s recall number 24S24. Drivers can also contact NHTSA’s hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

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    Here’s what’s not included in the 2024 Ford Maverick Tail Light Recall

    According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall does not impact certain lighting functions. Specifically, it does not affect the functionality of the headlights, stop lamps (including the Center High Mount Stop Lamp), or turn signal functions.

    The underlying issue lies with the Body Control Module (BCM) falsely detecting a current overload in the rear position lamp circuits, which can cause the deactivation of one or both of the lamps while driving. Ford has assigned recall number 24S27 to address this issue.

    Is There a Fix?

    In a technical service bulletin issued to Ford dealerships, Ford offers a recommended remedy for the tail light problem. The fix involves updating the Body Control Module (BCM) software. Before demonstrating or delivering any new in-stock vehicles involved in this recall, dealers are instructed to perform this software update.

    Remember, ensuring the proper functioning of your tail lights contributes to overall road safety. If you own a Ford Maverick impacted by this recall, you should contact your local Ford dealership to schedule the necessary BCM software update as soon as possible.

    Ford Maverick Recall or Other Problem? Call the Lemon Law Experts!

    If you have purchased or leased a Ford Maverick with defective tail lights in California, you may have valid a lemon law claim against Ford Motor Company. Under state lemon laws, you may qualify for either a repurchase or replacement vehicle.

    A lemon law replacement involves replacing your defective Maverick or other vehicle with a vehicle that is substantially similar to the one that is a lemon.

    On the other hand, a lemon law repurchase involves refunding you all money spent on the vehicle including the down payment, monthly payment, taxes and other fees as well as incidental expenses related to the lemon.

    With both the replacement and repurchase, the auto manufacturer is allowed to deduct a usage fee which is the value for when the vehicle was driven trouble-free. As the prevailing party, Ford is required by law to cover your attorney fees and costs. If you need help obtaining lemon law relief in California, the Lemon Law Experts can assist you.

    The Lemon Law Experts, renowned as one of California’s top consumer protection firms, specialize in helping consumers like you assert their rights. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable lemon law experts can assess your case, compile supporting documentation, and engage in negotiations on your behalf with the manufacturer.

    Ford and other large auto manufacturers hire the best legal representation they can find, with attorneys who hold decades of experience in breach of warranty claims.

    If you choose to face your claim alone, you risk being outmatched. Luckily, our expert attorneys have been leveling the playing field for consumers since 2009–helping thousands of people across California recover millions of dollars in recovery for their lemon law claims.

    To see if you qualify, you can contact the Lemon Law Experts today for a free consultation. We will discuss your potential case and help you determine your best course of action. Call 877-885-5366 or fill out a form on our site to get started.