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Ford Escape, Lincoln Corsair Recalled Over High Voltage Battery Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2020 Ford Escape and 2021 Lincoln Corsair models equipped with 2.5L hybrid powertrains due to a high voltage battery issue.

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:

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  1. Michael

    Not another Ford PHEV recall? Just when you think it is safe to buy one, after the previous problems with them were resolved, makes you question again whether it is safe to.

  2. crabbymilton

    Then they want to increase production for 100% electric. There will be jobs with dealer mechanics for years to come. SHEESH.

  3. Mike K

    It’s only 27 vehicles effected. I love my 2020 Escape hybrid. Averaging 41.6 mpg for 25567 miles


      You just jinxed yourself, sell it while it’s still in order.

  4. Helene m. Araiza

    Another subject. We have replaced the batter 2 times in our 2020 corsair. What is the problem with this?


    Ford and Lincoln dealers must be extremely mad at Recall Motors, dealers only get reimbursed for their costs, they make no profit on recall service.

  6. Peter Schaps

    Maybe #28 2020 Escape 59,000 I have been advised by onboard dash info that I now am driving a 2 wheel drive vehicle and vehicle needs to be serviced ASAP. Seems the rear wheel drive has gone kaput!. This Recall is timely and probably is what ails my vehicle. I have the 4 cylinder assembled in Louisiana plant. Going to Ford Garage tomorrow morning. We shall see what kind of story service dept lays on me for this one. Glad I bought the 100,000 mile drive train warranty

    1. RedHoncho01

      Your vehicle was assembled at Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky. Ford does not have any assembly plants in Louisiana.


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