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Ford Escape PHEV Recalled In Australia

A little over one month ago, select Ford Escape crossovers were recalled in Australia over an issue that could cause a loss of steering control. However, that recall only affects 159 units – all of which were produced for the 2021 model year – so it wasn’t terribly widespread, at the very least. Now, the automaker has now issued another recall for the small crossover, this time, specifically targeting the electrified Ford Escape PHEV.

This new recall is also a pretty small one, as it only impacts 15 Ford Escape PHEV crossovers built between February 8th, 2022 and September 18th, 2022, according to CarExpert. This time around, the problem stems from the Hybrid Powertrain Control Module (HPCM), which “may inadvertently shift to neutral while driving, come to a stop and automatically shift to ‘Park,'” according to the recall notice.

“If this occurs and the driver shifts back into drive, the vehicle will enter a limp home mode which provides limited torque at low speeds. The vehicle coasting to a stop while driving or loss of motive power could increase the risk of an accident causing injury or death to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.” Affected owners can contact their local Ford dealership to schedule a repair for this issue, which will be performed free of charge. A list of VINs for those 15 impacted Ford Escape PHEV models can be found here.

The Blue Oval stopped selling the Ford Escape in Australia at the conclusion of 2023, but has now issued two recalls for that particular model in a short period of time. However, the Australian Ford F-150 has fared even worse, as it has faced a large number of recalls and multiple stop-sales which were just sorted last week. Now, FoMoCo is offering compensation to those owners for the months-long delay they’ve faced in terms of taking delivery of those pickups.

We’ll have more on the Escape soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Escape 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.

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