Ford is recalling certain model-year 2021-2022 four-door Bronco vehicles because of malfunctioning child safety door locks. Due to deformation caused by door sheet metal variation, the child locks may not function as intended. The passenger-side rear door may be opened from the inside, even if the child lock is in the “on” position, increasing the risk of injury.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on July 25, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the passenger-side rear door child safety lock and latch, and replace them, as necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.