Four problems related to car accelerates on its own have been reported for the 2009 Ford Escape.
While coming to a stop at a major intersection with a car in front of me, my 2009 Ford Escape suddenly accelerated and would not stop, despite my frantic efforts to brake the car; I swerved to my right, went through 6 inches of snow on grass curb and then went up a 5 ft. Ice bank, where my wheels jammed in the ice and I stopped, sitting at nearly a 45 degree angle, 5 ft. Above the road. My front bumper was mangled in the ice bank and my passenger-side mirror was broken off by a stop sign. If not for the snow bank, I would have continued into the very busy intersection, where I and other drivers would have undoubtedly been injured or killed. I want to emphasize that despite hitting the brake, the car with unintended acceleration problem, did not stop, it kept going until hitting the snow-ice bank.
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.
Tl- the contact owns 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.
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the vehicle erroneously accelerated. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle intermittently stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the throttle body had failed. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000.