Ford Bronco Recalled Due to Concerns With Child Safety Locks
Rear, passenger-side doors on four-door models can be opened from inside, even with the child lock activated
Ford is recalling about 53,000 four-door Bronco models due to concerns that the rear doors may be opened from the inside, even if the child lock is in the On position. These locks are meant to prevent children from exiting the vehicle without proper supervision, such as in a busy parking lot or along a street.
Vehicles recalled: 2021-2022 Bronco four-door models built between Sept. 23, 2020, and April 11, 2022.
The problem: The passenger-side rear door may be opened from inside of the vehicle when the child safety lock is in the On position.
The fix: Dealers will inspect the passenger-side rear door child safety lock and latch, and replace them, if necessary, free of charge.
How to contact the manufacturer: Contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332.
NHTSA campaign number: 22V-411. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S44.
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