The Maverick is a new small pickup based on Ford’s Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs. Starting at just under $20,000, it occupies an increasingly popular niche—a small truck that can be bought on a budget. With a civilized ride, handy maneuverability, easy access, and decent fuel efficiency, the Maverick outscores every pickup in its class, other than the larger and more expensive Honda Ridgeline.
    Alerts
    There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

    Reliability

    We expect the 2022 Maverick to have about average reliability when compared to other new cars. This prediction is based on Ford's brand history and data from similar models such as the Bronco Sport and Ranger.

    Predicted Reliability
    The 2022 Ford Maverick has been recalled 5 times by NHTSA. View Recalls

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    For this Rating, we averaged a model’s Overall Reliability for the newest three years, provided the vehicle did not change significantly in that time and hasn’t been redesigned for 2021. We include a prediction for a model that is new or has been redesigned, based on its reliability history or the manufacturer’s track record.
    Recalls
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    AIR BAGS
    Aug 08, 2022
    Improper deployment of an air bag increases the risk of injury in a crash.
    Summary:
    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2022 Maverick vehicles. The side-curtain air bags may not deploy properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 226, "Ejection Mitigation."
    What should you do:
    Dealers will replace the left and right side-curtain air bag modules with a new design, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed September 23, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22C20.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V594000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 64974
    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, STRUCTURE
    Jul 07, 2022
    An engine compartment fire increases the risk of injury.
    Summary:
    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020-2022 Escape, 2021-2022 Lincoln Corsair, and 2022 Maverick vehicles equipped with 2.5L HEV or PHEV engines. In the event of an engine failure, engine oil and fuel vapor may be released into the engine compartment and accumulate near ignition sources such as hot engine or exhaust components, possibly resulting in an engine compartment fire.
    What should you do:
    Owners are advised to park and shut off the engine as quickly as possible if they hear unexpected engine noises, notice a reduction in vehicle power, or see smoke. Dealers will modify the under engine shield and active grille shutter, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed August 19, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S47.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V484000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 100689
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    Mar 25, 2022
    Loss of trailer brake functionality could result in extended stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash.
    Summary:
    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021-2022 F-150, 2022 Maverick, Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 vehicles. Due to a software error, a towed trailer equipped with an electric or electric-over hydraulic brake system may not brake.
    What should you do:
    Dealers will update the integrated trailer brake control module software, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed April 22, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 22S17.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V193000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 391836
    SEAT BELTS
    Dec 16, 2021
    Improperly attached seat belts may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
    Summary:
    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Mustang Mach-E and 2022 Maverick vehicles. The rear seat belt buckles may not be properly attached to the rear floor assembly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," and 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."
    What should you do:
    Dealers will repair the rear seat belt buckle attachments, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed January 28, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 21C36.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V979000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 2622
    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
    Dec 16, 2021
    A damaged fuel tank may result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
    Summary:
    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2022 Maverick vehicles. The fuel tank may have been damaged by drill holes during the installation of the spray-in bed-liner. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."
    What should you do:
    Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank as necessary, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters were mailed on January 28, 2022. Owner notification letters were mailed on March 15, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 21C35.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V976000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 5456
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