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Lincoln Aviator PHEV Recalled Over High Voltage Battery

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2020-2022 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring models over an issue with the high-voltage battery. The automaker is also recalling select 2020-2022 Ford Explorer PHEV models for the same reason, but it’s unclear why they’re included here, as the plug-in hybrid version of that crossover isn’t sold in the U.S.

The defect: in affected vehicles, a manufacturing defect in one or more of the high voltage battery cells may result in an internal short circuit and battery failure.

The hazards: battery failure can cause a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash. Battery failure can also increase the risk of a fire.

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

Components: high voltage battery

Affected vehicles: select 2020-2022 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring models produced at the Chicago Assembly Plant between June 18th, 2019, through May 23rd, 2022.

Number of vehicles affected: 2,954

The fix: dealers will perform a Battery Energy Control Module (BECM) diagnostic test and replace the high voltage battery pack, as necessary, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on October 2nd, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S53.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 23S53
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. CrabbyMilton

    The AVAITOR/EXPLORER has had countless problems since it came out. So what’s another one huh? This is only the beginning when they can’t their existing vehicles right. One can only imagine the mess when the EV’s start rolling out. That is if FORD even lasts long enough given the problems they can’t seem to fix.

  2. Old Ford Guy

    So they only made 3,000 of these vehicles over 3 years. It’s not likely they have many batteries left over just waiting for a recall, let alone 3,000 units with the fix. Customers with this problem are going to lose their vehicles for a long, long, long time. I’m sure Lincoln dealers have loaners, though……like ‘95 Focus or maybe a Topaz. Yeah. That’s equivalent.

  3. Wfd2

    Maybe Ford should negotiate pay for performance and quality with the UAW? Want a hike in pay? Build a quality product.


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