The defect: in affected vehicles, insufficient welds inside the high voltage battery may fail, resulting in a loss of drive power.
The hazards: a loss of drive power increases the risk of a crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.
Components: high voltage battery.
Affected vehicles: select 2020 Ford Escape models produced between July 21st, 2020 through August 4th, 2020, and select 2021 Lincoln Corsair models built on September 18th, 2020 at the Louisville Assembly plant.
Number of vehicles affected: 27
The fix: dealers will replace the high voltage battery, free of charge.
Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on July 5th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22S33.
- 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, Lincoln news, Lincoln Corsair news, and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.