Certain 2022 Lincoln Aviator PHEV vehicles could experience a loss of drive power. Owners will be asked to return to their dealerships to have their Aviator PHEV inspected and repaired as necessary.
The problem was brought to the attention of Ford's Critical Concern Review Group (CCRG) in December 2021 when an issue with the plug-in hybrid vehicle inlet charge port harness bus bars was first noticed. The inlet charge port bus bar could become unseated.
Ford reviewed supplier production data and discovered that an uncertified operator did not follow the correct production process during the assembly process between September 13, 2021, and September 21, 2021. There was a total of 283 harnesses produced during this time period. Ford reviewed their own production data and was unable to trace the suspect harnesses to specific VINs, but determined these harnesses were installed in vehicles between September 18, 2021, and December 13, 2021. Ford completed an analysis of warranty claims and connected vehicle data to understand the occurrence rate.
According to the defect report, the inlet charge port bus bar may become unseated. If the charge port bus bar becomes unseated while driving, a wrench light will illuminate, the vehicle speed will drop to 2.0 MPH, and the vehicle will display a “Stop Safely Now” message on the instrument panel. The loss of motive power could increase the risk of an accident.
Ford is aware of 15 warranty claims in the United States attributed to this issue received between September 22, 2021, and February 24, 2022.
Owners will be asked to return to their dealers to have the inlet charge port harness date code label and harness inspected, and replaced as necessary. Ford's number for this recall is 22S19 and the NHTSA campaign number is 22V-187.