Car Accelerates On Its Own problems of the 2009 Ford Escape
Two problems associated with car accelerates on its own have been reported for the 2009 Ford Escape.
Car Accelerates On Its Own problem #1
The car involved is a 2009 Ford Escape. Driving at 55mph a wrench icon on the instrument panel came on and the accelerator suddenly became non responsive. The driver was able to coast to the side of the road and turned off the engine. After waiting a few minutes the driver was able to continue a short distance to home. I took the vehicle to the dealer the next day and was advised the throttle body needed to be replaced at a cost of $564. I learned the next day that other owners of Ford Escapes have had the same issue and the incidents are being investigated for a possible safety recall. I would support the recall decision as I have never heard of any other vehicle, regardless of age or mileage having problems with a throttle body and believe the parts must have been defective from the start. This car accelerates on its own issue occurred Sun., Oct. 20, 2013.
Car Accelerates On Its Own problem #2
The VIN of this vehicle is 1FMCU03719_. Tl- the vehicle was a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle had experienced several times of sudden acceleration. The vehicle had been taken to the dealer on several occassions, but no problem was found. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated and slowed down rapidly on occasions, but never stalled. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 70,000. Rl. This issue happened on Dec. 10, 2012.
Other Vehicle Speed Control related problems of the 2009 Ford Escape:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Vehicle Speed Control problems||82|
|Car Throttle Stuck problems||10|
|Cruise Control problems||3|
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||2|
|Accelerator Pedal problems||1|
|Fail To Accelerate problems||1|
|Throttle Control Warning Light On problems||1|
|Car Slowed Down On Its Own problems||1|