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2021-2022 Ford Escape Hybrids Recalled Over High Voltage Battery Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling a 2021 and a 2022 Ford Escape hybrid due to an issue with the high voltage battery.  This recall also applies to a single 2022 Lincoln Corsair, as Ford Authority reported earlier today.

The defect: in the affected vehicles, the high voltage battery may suddenly fail.

The hazards: a failed high voltage battery can fail without warning, resulting in a loss of drive power, therefore increasing the risk of a crash.

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

Components: electrical system, hybrid propulsion system.

Affected vehicle: one 2021 Ford Escape hybrid and one 2022 Ford Escape hybrid produced at the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant between August 5th, 2022 and January 10th, 2022.

Number of vehicles affected: 2.

The fix: dealers will replace the high voltage battery, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on March 28th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21S48.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 21S48
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. jean yves amyot

    excuse my english i am a french person. i bought a 2023 escape hybrid rechargebel. 3 month ago and i only get 48 kilometer from a full charge.

  2. jean yves amyot

    my dealer say its normal, i am very frustred whit this situation. what can i do whit that suppose to do 60 kilometer.


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