Ford Authority

2021-2023 Ford F-150 Recalled Over Electric Parking Brake

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021-2023 Ford F-150 models over an issue with the electric parking brake.

The defect: in affected vehicles, which are equipped with a single exhaust system, contact with the rear axle housing may damage the wiring harness, causing the electric parking brake to activate unexpectedly.

The hazards: unexpected activation of the electric parking brake while driving increases the risk of a crash.

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

Components: electric parking brake

Affected vehicles: select 2023 Ford F-150 models produced between January 8th, 2020, and February 25th, 2023.

Number of vehicles affected: 870,701

The fix: dealers will install a protective tie strap, tape wrap, and replace the harness as necessary, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin September 11th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S35.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 23S35
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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 recall news, Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 news, and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

Subscribe to Ford Authority

For around-the-clock Ford news coverage

We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates. It's totally free.


  1. The Retired Viking

    The electric parking brake. Something no one asked for, and likely few would want.

    Give me a good, practical HAND brake. Not a push-on push-off pedal that can cause some interesting situations and which also hog foot room. A regular handle out of the dash, or one mounted on the floor worked well and reliably for decades. The electric brake is nothing but dog-lick engineering.

    1. David Dickinson II

      I wholeheartedly agree!

  2. JME80

    The more computerized stuff becomes, the more likely it’ll have an issue…..

  3. Rob A

    I didn’t realize that having an electric parking brake meant it could no longer safely be used as an emergency brake if the brakes fail! VERY BAD IDEA!

  4. Cigna

    Just what Tired, Angry Ford dealers need, more vehicles to repair for free (dealers make no profit on recall/warranty work) thanks to Failure Farley.

  5. Gary . Virginia.

    Yes I think the tried and true manual brake is best. Not really impressed with my electric brake.

  6. Steve

    I have a 2021 ford transit and the electronic parking brake has been fixed 8 times now. Again this evening it has done it again. Nothing but problems. This time locked up on the highway.


Leave a comment