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2021-2022 Ford Escape Recalled Over Braking System Safety Issue

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Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021-2022 Ford Escape models due to a safety issue with the braking system.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the rear brake linings may have been manufactured incorrectly, which can affect braking performance. Additionally, select 2021-2022 Ford Bronco Sport models are being recalled for the same issue.

The hazards: in affected vehicles, the driver may have to apply more brake pedal force and the distance required to stop the vehicle may be extended, increasing the risk of a crash.

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

Components: rear brake linings.

Affected vehicles: select 2021-2022 Ford Escape models produced between December 14th, 2020 through October 26th, 2021, at the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant.

Number of vehicles affected: 49,555 vehicles consisting of:

 

  • 49,553 – 2021 Escape models
  • 2 – 2022 Escape models

The fix: dealers will replace the rear brake linings with a higher friction design, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on January 10th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21C31.

Contacts:

  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 21S46
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov

We’ll have the latest on all Ford Motor Company recalls as they’re issued, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Escape news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. NCEcoBoost

    See article on the same recall of the Bronco Sports. So, the ’21 Escape has so much better quality than the ’20, huh???

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  2. Michael St-Eve

    Is there a recall or fix coming for the 2021 Escape hybrid front grill shutters? At highway speeds the car shakes due to the shutters, worse with a head wind. My Ford dealership was advised by Ford of this issue. It’s not a safety issue but a serious problem for a new car.

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  3. Susan

    So is there a fix for the 2021 Ford Escape se for the rear brakes? I’m buying a used Ford Escape SE that was recalled for this and I can’t get it yet!

    Reply

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