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Nothing is slowing the Ford Maverick down, not even a potential grabby brake problem. Ford is selling more Maverick models than expected at a rampant rant, and massive markups aren’t deterring buyers. But if you’re interested in getting a new Ford Maverick, don’t go in blind. Check out why the brakes are causing headaches. 

Does the Ford Maverick have brake problems? 

The Ford Maverick brake problems haven't been solved
2023 Ford Maverick | Ford

Allegedly there are unsolved Ford Maverick brake problems that are pretty frustrating to deal with. If you check the CarComaplints records, then braking issues are the most significant issue related to the 2022 Ford Maverick. 

One owner reported that the brake pedal stiffens and becomes unresponsive at low speeds, then suddenly engages to provide an abrupt stop. Reportedly, it has almost caused them to hit the vehicles in front of them. 

Another driver shared that the brakes can bite or lock up, but at other times they perform as normal, making them unpredictable. 

Some owners have taken their Maverick models into the dealership for service, but the technicians failed to find error codes or the root cause of the problem. 

As a result, they instructed drivers to drive less aggressively or that it was related to the weight of the Maveirkc Hybrid. 

Did Ford acknowledge the Maverick braking problem? 

Yes, Ford is seemingly aware that the Ford Maverick has a potential braking problem. It released a technical service bulletin in an attempt to correct the issue. 

Ford shared that the condition of the grabby brakes occurs at speeds under 6.2 miles per hour, and it could be related to the software in the anti-lock brake system module. 

Technicians have been instructed to check for software updates related to the anti-lock braking system module, onboard diagnostic control module, and battery energy control module. Then they should perform the updates one at a time. 

Does this mean that they don’t have a specific software update to fix the problem? Anyways, then the Maverick should be taken for a test drive to see if the malfunction indicator lamp is triggered by the DTC P0402 code. 

If this occurs, then the differential pressure feedback EGR sensor might need to be replaced. This maintenance will be performed at no cost to owners. 

However, there are plenty of complaints about the brakes that emerged months after the technical service bulletin was released. 

2022 Ford Maverick brake recall
2022 Ford Maverick | Ford

Yes, the Ford Maverick has a recall related to a braking problem. The antilock brake system module may illuminate the brake lights without the driver applying the brakes. Unintended brake light illumination may confuse other drivers and increase the risk of accidents. 

Plus, this caused the Maverick to fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

Letters were mailed to owners at risk in November 2022. Also, a software update was applied to the ABS module free of charge. However, this wasn’t related to the grabby brakes and didn’t provide a solution for them. 

Lemberg Law is investigating these complaints because the brake malfunction could be dangerous. Multiple drivers from different states have shared their complaints, so this problem could be larger than expected. 

We will monitor the Ford Maverick braking issue to see how things develop. Without a more specific technical service bulletin or a recall to address the problem, then Ford could be in hot water.