Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2019-2020 Ford Fusion Energi/PHEV models over an issue with the battery energy control module (BECM).
The defect: in affected vehicles, the BECM may become damaged due to excessive voltage and current flow.
The hazards: a damaged BECM can result in a loss of drive power or a fire, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.
Components: battery energy control module
Affected vehicles: select 2019-2020 Ford Fusion Energi models produced between December 6th, 2017, through July 27th, 2020.
Number of vehicles affected: 14,452
The fix: owners are advised not to charge their vehicles until the remedy is completed. The remedy is currently under development.
Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on July 10th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S33.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 23S33
- NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.nhtsa.gov
Update: Maria Buczkowski, manager of corporate communications at Ford, sent the following statement to Ford Authority: “We’re instructing customers with 2019 and 2020 Ford Fusion Energi that have 30Ah plug-in hybrid cell batteries to not charge their vehicles. Until the remedy is available, lowering the battery’s state of charge will reduce the risk of power loss and fire around the vehicle’s battery control module, which is located in the trunk. We are committed to keeping customers informed as we work to resolve this issue.”