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.
- 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