Ford Recalls 456,565 SUVs And Trucks Over Low Battery Issue, NHTSA Warns Of Safety Risks: Report

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  • Ford recalls 456,565 SUVs and trucks due to low battery issues causing power loss, NHTSA warns of safety risks.
  • Per the NHTSA, dealers will recalibrate the body control and powertrain control modules at no cost to rectify the issue.

Ford Motor Company F is reportedly recalling around 456,565 units of certain compact SUVs and pickup trucks in the U.S. due to a low battery issue causing loss of drive power.

According to the NHTSA, an unnoticed low battery charge in affected vehicles may result in malfunctioning electrical accessories like hazard lights or loss of drive power, Reuters reported.

The auto safety regulator stated that the recall encompasses Bronco Sport SUVs produced from 2022 to 2024, and Maverick compact pickup trucks manufactured from 2022 to 2023.

Per the NHTSA, dealers will recalibrate the body control and powertrain control modules at no cost to rectify the issue.

Recently, the NHTSA initiated an investigation into the recall of 42,652 Ford SUVs, due to fuel leak risks, potentially causing fires.

Today, Toyota Motor Corporation TM also conducted a safety recall involving certain 2023-2024MY Prius, Prius HEV (Prius Prime) vehicles in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia, according to a company release. 

Approximately 211,000 vehicles are involved in this recall in total, with approximately 55,000 in the U.S. owing to door handle fault.

Water infiltration may cause electronic rear door latches to shortcircuit in the affected vehicles. 

Unlocked doors may open during motion or accidents, heightening the potential for occupant injury.

Read Next: What’s Going On With Toyota Shares After Recalling 211,000 Prius Cars Owing To Door Handle Issues?

Price Action: F shares are trading lower by 0.04% to $12.08 on the last check Wednesday. 

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