Ford will be asking the owners of certain 2023 Bronco Sports vehicles, to return to their dealerships to repair a problem that could lead to unexpected brake problems. Ford used supplier records to determine the population of affected vehicles in which the problematic Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) is installed. (Component Part Number: LX6C-2B373-LG)
In December 2022, Ford was contacted by the manufacturer of their ABS, about a quality issue affecting the Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) of an Electronic Brake Booster (EBB). According to the defect report, a foreign object was introduced into the tool that assembles the Normally Closed (NC) valves used in the ABS Module. This object could create a “flat spot” damage to the ball which creates the seal. This damage could allow an unintended leak path through the valve. If the valve leaks, the driver may experience inconsistent brake pedal travel without warning. Additionally, the driver-selectable Auto Vehicle Hold feature may not operate as intended. The vehicle could creep unexpectedly after an auto-hold event is initiated.
Owners who receive notices will be asked to return to their dealerships to have the ABS module replaced. Ford’s number for this recall is 23S01 and the NHTSA campaign number is 23V-021.
This is the third recall affecting the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport. In November 2022, Ford recalled half a million 2020-2023 Escape and 2021-2023 Bronco Sport vehicles equipped with 1.5L engines. A fuel injector may crack and leak fuel inside the engine compartment and cause an under hood fire. (NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V-859)
In September, Ford recalled 2022-2023 Bronco Sport and 2022 F-150 vehicles because the parking lights may flicker during any of the three following scenarios. (NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V-859)
- Scenario 1: When the customer manually selects the “position lamp on” mode.
- Scenario 2: When the customer manually selects “Headlamp On” Mode.
- Scenario 3: When the customer is driving in automatic headlamp mode, and the environment gets dark enough to trigger “Night Mode”, which turns on the headlamp and parking lamp function.