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2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Recalled Over Battery Pack Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning pickups over a battery pack issue that was originally announced last week.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the high-voltage battery pack may experience an electrical short-circuit when the battery is fully charged or near fully charged.

The hazards: a battery short-circuit increases the risk of a fire.

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

Components: high voltage battery pack

Affected vehicles: select 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning models built between January 20th, 2023 and January 26th, 2023.

Number of vehicles affected: 18

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

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin March 27th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S15.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 23S15
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. Mackie

    Old news is new news? How many times can this story about 18 customer or dealer inventory trucks be recycled?

  2. Shockandawe

    They should rename this site Ford Recall Authority.

    1. RWFA

      Even if they do, you’ll always be Schlock and Blah to us.

  3. Bob

    With all the recall news in every vehicle, how are they making any money?
    Each time it has to cost thousands.

    1. RWFA

      If it’s a supplier caused issue, Ford bills the costs back to the supplier.

  4. Ron

    Automotive news articles were already recently talking about how Farley has failed miserably with his senseless EV push. Our work’s landing page had two articles about how there is very little demand for EVs and Americans simply aren’t interested. Ford considered the Lighting launch “the most important launch this century” and all the articles talk about how badly they screwed it up and how sales figures/interest is low.

    1. RWFA

      Typical K-street disinformation.

      If you’re going to drop turds like this, please post citations if you can but you can’t because you’re just hyping bad faith nonsense.

  5. Mike says...

    This is a rehash of an old story that Ford has owned up to and is fixing.
    Bad on Ford Authority for making news when there is none.
    But then, the moderator has routinely removed whole comment sections and/or individual discussion threads with no explanation.
    If some of the bellyachers want to complain about that, it would be a step in the right direction.

    1. Edward Snitkoff

      It is not a rehash. NHTSA published the details of the recall yesterday, the first day it was available, after Ford said it would recall the Lightning.

      1. Mike says...

        I stand corrected, thank you!


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