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Ford is recalling more than 450,000 vehicles in the United States due to an issue that could affect the battery, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a notice released Tuesday.

The recall affects certain 2021-2024 Bronco Sport vehicles and 2022-2023 Maverick vehicles. The NHTSA said the body and powertrain control modules of these vehicles may fail to detect a change in the battery’s state of charge, which could result in loss of electrical accessories such as hazard lights, or cause loss of propulsion power, increasing the risk of a crash.

According to the NHTSA notice, dealers will recalibrate the body control module and powertrain control module free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be sent out on May 13, 2024 and owners can contact Ford Customer Service at 1-866-436-7332 for more information. The recall number is 24S24.

Owners can also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit nhtsa.gov for more information.

Ford recall on Bronco Sport and Escape models due to fuel leak

Federal auto regulators also recently announced an investigation into a Ford recall of nearly 42,652 cars after a fault with cracked fuel injectors that they say could cause gas leaks and cause engine fires.

In a summary report released last week, NHTSA wrote that it was opening an investigation into a recall affecting 2022-2023 Bronco Sport and 2022 Escape vehicles.

According to the federal investigation announcement, owners can take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer for free to have a drain pipe installed in the vehicle.

The solution also includes a free update of the engine control software to detect a pressure drop in the fuel injection system, the federal regulator reported. When that happens, the software turns off the high-pressure fuel pump, reduces engine power and lowers the temperature in the engine compartment. Owners will also receive a “get help” message, the documents show.

Ford’s number for this recall is 24S16. The recall is an extension of the previous recall: 22V-859. For more information, owners can contact Ford Customer Service at 1-866-436-7332.

Contributing: Ahjané Forbes, USA TODAY

Gabe Hauari is a national trending news reporter at USA TODAY. You can follow him on X @GabeHauari or email him at [email protected].