2022—2023 Ford Bronco® SUV Possible Steering Failure
Recall Reference Number: 23S09
The safety of you and your passengers is key to every vehicle we build. That is why we’ve issued a recall for some 2022—2023 Bronco and Bronco Sport SUVs.
The steering gear installed on certain 2022—2023 model-year Bronco and Bronco Sport SUVs may have an internal component that was damaged during assembly.
You can see if your Bronco SUV is included by entering your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) here. If your vehicle is affected, do not drive your vehicle. Your local dealer will tow your vehicle to the dealership for repair and provide a loaner vehicle free of charge. When your vehicle is repaired, it will be returned to you immediately.
You can book an appointment online with participating dealers, in your FordPass® App or by contacting your local Ford Dealer.
Keeping drivers and passengers secure is a top priority at Ford. For questions or concerns about the Bronco SUV safety recall 23S09, please call us at 1-866-436-7332. A Ford Recall team member will be happy to assist you.
As always, thank you for being a Ford owner.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the issue tied to this recall?
The steering gear installed on certain 2022—2023 model-year Bronco SUVs may have an internal component that was damaged during assembly.
What is the cause of the issue?
A manufacturing process caused the plastic ball nut retainer to possibly break.
What is the expected repair?
Ford technicians will remove and replace the steering gear as required.
How did Ford discover this issue?
Our supplier Nexteer reached out to inform us a steering gear contained a broken ball nut retainer.
What should customers do?
Do not drive the vehicle. They should call their dealer, who will tow it in for service and provide a free loaner. Once the repair is complete, their vehicle will be returned.
Are there any open investigations on this specific issue?
When will you notify customers?
Replacement parts are available as of March 15. Customers will be notified by mail in April, 2023.
Will there be a charge to customers?
What is the reference number for this recall?
The reference number is 23S09.
RETAIL OWNERS: If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Ford Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332 or visit ford.com/support.
FLEET OWNERS: If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Ford Pro™ Contact Center at 1-800-34-FLEET, choose Option #1, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you. You can also contact us at fleet.ford.com. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.
HEARING IMPAIRED: Dial 1-800-232-5952 (TDD). Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.