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One 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid Recalled Over High Voltage Battery Failure

Ford Motor Company is recalling one 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid over a high voltage battery failure.

The defect: in the affected vehicle, the high voltage battery may fail, resulting in a sudden loss of drive power.

The hazards: if the high voltage battery loses power, it will cause the vehicle to display a “Stop Safely Now” message on the instrument panel and the vehicle will coast to a stop.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Components: high voltage battery.

Affected vehicles: 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid.

Number of vehicles affected: one vehicle.

The fix: a dealer will replace the vehicle’s high voltage battery.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on November 29th, 2021. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21S48.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 21S31
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Carolyn Massiah

    My husband and I bought a 2021 Ford Escape Titanium hybrid on June 29…on July 2 we received this same message… seconds later, flames jumped from under the hood. We had to jump from the car… just in time…The car burst into flames and was a total loss…Ford was nonchalant about the whole matter with us and made our own car insurance pick up the cost of the total loss


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