Does the 2022 Ford Maverick Have a Recall?

Virtually no vehicle is immune to recalls, and the 2022 Ford Maverick is no different. Despite this being a new truck, it has already faced calls to bring it back to the dealership for important repairs. In fact, the new Maverick does not just have one current recall, some models may be subject to multiple recall repairs in order to ensure that this compact pickup truck is functioning properly. So what are the current Ford Maverick recalls, and how serious are they?

The 2022 Ford Maverick already has two recalls

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Currently, the Maverick pickup truck has two potential recalls. The most recent of these, according to Consumer Reports, has to do with trailer braking. Because of a software issue, the stopping distance of the 2022 Ford Maverick could be increased when towing a trailer. Which is not an ideal situation.

The Maverick is not the only vehicle affected by this issue, the Ford Expedition, F-150, and Lincoln Navigator are also impacted. Over 391,000 vehicles have been recalled because of this software issue, but, the problem can be fixed at a dealership for free. So those impacted, are encouraged to act as fast as possible in order to remedy the situation.

The Maverick has a potential fuel leak issue

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At the end of 2021, Ford issued a recall for 5,456 Maverick trucks due to a possible fuel leak. The leak is caused by holes that are drilled during the spray-in bed-liner installation at the factory. Much like the issue with the trailer braking, this issue can be fixed at a Ford dealership at no cost to the owner. 

If a Maverick truck is impacted by this issue, the fuel tank may potentially need to be replaced. And, more than likely, if your truck is affected, you would have received a letter from Ford by now. But if you do smell gasoline in your pickup truck or notice a fuel leak, definitely contact a service center for repair.

Is the Ford Maverick a good truck?

A Ford Maverick XL on steel wheels has garden soil loaded into its bed.
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Even with the recalls facing this truck, it is still a pickup that is worthy of consideration. The 2022 Maverick has a starting cost of around $20,000 and offers both utility and comfort. Because this Ford truck uses unibody construction, it is not as capable as something like an F-150 or Ranger, but it does have a more car-like driving experience. 

This is ideal for those who find themselves driving in urban environments or who do not haul or tow large amounts of weight. Still, when properly equipped, the Maverick can tow up to 4,000 pounds. Additionally, it does offer a turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive for added capability. 

Perhaps the biggest downside of the new Ford Maverick right now is finding one to buy. Customer orders are paused for this compact truck until August of 2022, forcing those interested to hunt one down at a dealership. The Maverick selling out so quickly is a sign of how popular this model is. Even with its recent recall notices.

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