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general problems of the 2010 Ford Escape - part 1

107 problems related to electrical system have been reported for the 2010 Ford Escape.

car   Electrical System problem 1
Failure Date: 10/29/2014

The first time this happened I was coming to a stop during rush hour traffic in Feb 2014. I was slowing down to stop when I noticed the red battery & wrench light come on. When I tried to accelerate the vehicle wouldn't move & the engine was off. I attempted to restart the vehicle several times with no luck. The dash lights & radio would work but it wouldn't start. I had to be pushed out of traffic. While waiting for the tow truck I tried again & it started (approximately after 15 min). I immediately took it to the Ford dealer. They "supposedly" fixed it under a recall. It just happened again (oct 2014) to me while coming to a stop during rush hour. Again the lights turned red and the engine died. I attempted to restart several times without any luck. The dash lights & radio worked but it wouldn't start. Finally after several attempts it started again. I'm waiting for my appointment with the Ford dealer. This issue needs to be reviewed before someone gets seriously hurt given that the engine dies without notice. Plus the "repair" didn't work!.

car   Electrical System problem 2
Failure Date: 07/30/2014

Vehicle had exited from freeway and was stopped on an exit ramp stop light. When gas was pushed to move vehicle from stopped position, the engine accelerated but the vehicle would not move forward. Initially, the wrench light appeared on dash and then later, this disappeared and the check engine light came on. Vehicle was taken to a nearby auto parts facility where a computer code evaluation was completed- this yielded the same code appearing 3 times: a problem involving the throttle actuator control system sensor. The technician stated that when the same problem code appears 3 times during the check, this accurately pin-points the problem.

car   Electrical System problem 3
Failure Date: 07/02/2014

While traveling on i495 at a steady highway speed of 68mph the car without warning dropped to idle speed with rapid deceleration. The engine did not shut down but ran approx. 800-900rpm. We pulled to the side of the to avoid being hit from behind. I had to shut the car off and restart to get any throttle response. I traveled off the interstate on slower roads to get home for fear of this happening at high speed again. It has happened three more time both at high speed and acceleration from a stop. It was back to the Ford dealer for the recall 13b17 on 7/7/14. There have been two more events of no power from stop and low power at highway speed since the TSB was performed. No parts have been replaced, no codes set.

car   Electrical System problem 4
Failure Date: 06/25/2014

I was driving along and my car stopped receiving input from the gas pedal at 50 mph entering the highway. This happened a month ago. This has happened twice as well as my car taking off when I accelerate from stopped position. Today 7/31/14 the gas pedal failed to work again when in a turn thank god nobody was behind me. You guys know there is a throttle body issue with all these Ford Escapes but yet you let them get away with this. Does someone have to die from a rear end collision because the trottle stays closed on the highway? people's lives are at stake here. My wife and kid are in this car what happens I go to pull out and it decides to just stay stuck halfway into the lane bam I get t boned then have to sue everyone that knew about this issue.

car   Electrical System problem 5
Failure Date: 06/13/2014

While traveling 60 mph on I-45 south of houston, TX. My 2010 Ford Escape lost power. I immediately had to manuver across 3 lanes of traffic while coasting to a stop. Luckily I was not hit!!! I turned the vehicle off and allowed it to sit for a few minutes. I restarted it and the orange wrench symbol appearred on the dash. I turned it off and restarted it again. This time the malfunction indicator lamp came on. I drove the vehicle home with limited operation, decreased engine power and and vehicle speed. I experienced failure one more time during this trip. When I had the diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) pulled it was p2111, "throttle body stuck open. " researching it on the internet revealed NHTSA action number pe13003.

car   Electrical System problem 6
Failure Date: 06/07/2014

The first incident occurred approximately 2months ago (April 2014) as I was driving on a state road (new circle rd in lexington ky)at around 60mph during my morning commute around 8am. The vehicle seemingly stalled but all the systems were fine (still had power steering, lights, radio, braking system etc) with the exception of the accelerator which didn't do anything when I put my foot on the gas. I was able to coast over to the side of the road turned the engine off, sat for about 5 mins & was able to continue on the road without further issue (the check engine light didn't even come back on). The most recent date was 06/07/14 with my family in the car as passengers. I was at a stoplight turning left when, as previously, the engine stalled as I was turning. Again, all systems registered and were working but when I put my foot on the gas nothing happened. Again I was luckily able to coast to the side of the road and turn off the engine. This time after waiting roughly 5 mins and turning the engine back on, nothing happened after I hit the accelerator. I turned the engine back off and waited an additional 5 mins. This time I was able to give the car gas and as my home was nearby was thankfully able to make it to my house. The check engine light however did not go off as it had previously. I took the car to my dealership on 06/09/14 and they confirmed that it was the throttle body.

car   Electrical System problem 7
Failure Date: 06/01/2014

While making a left turn, the vehicle stalled and went into limp mode. Turned ignition off, waited 10 minutes, then cranked vehicle, and it ran normally. . . Updated 12/04/14.

car   Electrical System problem 8
Failure Date: 05/03/2014

When traveling at approx 50 mph, the engine made an automatic DE acceleration, with the rpms going to 1000. Even when stepping on the gas pedal, the rpms did not change and the car came to a very slow speed just over idle speed. A wrench symbol appeared in the indicator lights. I placed in park and turned off the car. When restarting, the wrench symbol went away and the car drove normal for about 20 miles until the same thing happened. It appears that something in the computer brains is telling the engine to shut down. This happened a few more times over weekend and thankfully I was not in heavy traffic and was able to pull off to the shoulder. Today is may 4, 2014 and tomorrow I plan to take the car into Ford dealership on sterling virginia. I have read recent complaints from Ford Escape owners that match exactly my problem. This is obviously unsafe and should be reported as a re call.

car   Electrical System problem 9
Failure Date: 04/01/2014

The back hatch will not open. There's no clicking sound when locking or unlocking. The window does open and close.

car   Electrical System problem 10
Failure Date: 04/01/2014

Tl - the contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the air conditioner stop working. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the desiccant filter broke apart ruining the ac unit. As a result, the air conditioner unit needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 32,500. Pm.

car   Electrical System problem 11
Failure Date: 03/31/2014

On Dec. 31 at approximately 2 p. M. I was driving south on citrus Ave. I was going 55 mph and my vehicle started losing speed. I moved to the side of the road. I turned off the ignition and when I restarted the car it ran as normal. Prior to that, on several occasions upon starting from a stop I had noticed faster acceleration than the amount of pressure I was applying to the gas pedal.

car   Electrical System problem 12
Failure Date: 01/23/2014

While driving at 55mph on road. I lost all power to gas pedal the car was hard to steer to the side of the road. Put car in park shut car off . Waited a few minutes an started car up. It ran. This happens2or3 times on the same day then it might not happen again for a week or two this a ongoing problem that Ford should place o asafety recall not on soft customer satisfaction program#13no3 this is aserious safety issue.

car   Electrical System problem 13
Failure Date: 12/10/2013

Since December, I have had several warning lights appear on my dash. It started with a low tire light. I visually checked the tires and saw nothing wrong with them so I kept an eye on them. After about a week, the light went off. No reason. It has happened three other times since then. Next came the fuel fill indicator light while on a trip over 300 miles from home. After a few days it went off. Came on one other time since then. Next was the check engine light. It came on when on another trip over 300 miles from home. Still on a few days later so I went to auto zone for the free test. They told me it could be either the gas cap, which it doesn't come with, or a leak. Vak leak system. . Read more...

car   Electrical System problem 14
Failure Date: 12/03/2013

Was driving the vehicle on the interstate at about 60 mph and exited safely. Went through typical stop-and-go rush hour traffic for about 2 minutes until reaching work, in which the campus' speed is set to 25 mph throughout. Vehicle was traveling on work campus a little under 30 mph. Suddenly, the car stalled and the battery and oil warning lights had come on. Steering the vehicle to a safe parking place was difficult as the steering wheel had become tight. Once safely parked, the vehicle was turned off and after 5 seconds turned back on. The engine started up normally. Started driving the vehicle closer to where it was needed to be parked and the engine stalled again after 1000 feet and the steering went tight again. Turned off the vehicle again and after 5 seconds attempted to turn it back on. The engine had trouble starting but after an abnormal amount of time trying to turn over, the engine did. Was able to get the vehicle in the appropriate parking area. Vehicle has full tank of gasoline, 2000 miles over oil change recommendation by dealer, and factory battery. Vehicle has never been off-road but has been subject to easy snow accumulations since purchased from dealership.

car   Electrical System problem 15
Failure Date: 12/02/2013

While driving vehicle it will rev high and then stall while in traffic. Starts back up fine and then immediately stalls out again. This has happened three different times in the past 3 weeks.

car   Electrical System problem 16
Failure Date: 11/15/2013

At night, while stopped on red traffic light waiting for change to green, the vehicle stalls an shut off. Did not start right over until a while. All dashboard panel lights were on. After 45 minutes tried to start it and it just move very, very slow and did not accelerate until it died again a 100 feet farther. We call road assistance to take us home in a towing truck. At the other day we call the towing truck again to take the SUV to the dealer since it was in warranty, when we start it before leaving it was working fine. The service tech at Ford tell us that probably it is the throttle body since other people has been having the same issue. They test it and they say that nothing is wrong. . . My warranty is about to expire and I think that they are playing us to take the unit home and when it happen again charge us for the cost of the part. . . $$$$ very expensive!!! this is a hazardous issue since it can happen while driving it can cause an accident or lost of life.

car   Electrical System problem 17
Failure Date: 11/06/2013

While traveling at a relatively low traveling speed the vehicle seems to lose power and I can no longer accelerate. The tool light/check engine light will come on and I can coast to a stop. Once I stop the vehicle I turn it off. When I restart the vehicle it hesitates for approx 6 seconds and then turns over/restarts with no further problems. This has occurred four times since 11/6/13.

car   Electrical System problem 18
Failure Date: 11/05/2013

I was driving on the highway with my cruise control on when the cruise control shut off and a wrench light came on. The car stopped excelling and I had to cruise from the fast lane over 2 lanes to the side of the road. Once to the side I turned my car off waited a minute and then turned it back on. It turned on fine and ran fine from then on. I of course called Ford immediately but it was after hours and I left a message. After about an hour of driving it began to shake my foot when I pushed on the accelerator. Prior to this I did feel some slipping or surges every so often when I was accelerating as if it was having trouble shifting. When I brought it to Ford it was decided that my throttle body needed to be replaced. This was done fast and was covered under my extended warranty it was to be fixed for just my deductible of $100. All fine and dandy until I read the reviews that this has been going on for a while and multiple people have been affected.

car   Electrical System problem 19
Failure Date: 11/04/2013

While driving down the road at about 45mph, the car stopped acknowledging that I was pushing the gas pedal. The car steadily slowed down, regardless of how much I pushed on the gas pedal. I ended up veering off into a parking lot and shutting the car off. I waited about 5 minutes and restarted it. It acted normal and I resumed my driving. It has happened about 5 times since then as well. Thankfully I haven't been on the highway and have had a place to pull off the road.

car   Electrical System problem 20
Failure Date: 11/01/2013

On highway approx. 5 miles into journey when vehicle suddenly stops with a violent jerk throwing all belongings into the floor. All lights on dash come on vehicle remained on. . Pressing gas pedal but does not engage. Slowly idle over to the side of the road. Turned vehicle off and restarted. Let run for 5 minutes and drove 300 ft to suitable pull off. Orange tool light stayed on in left lower corner of dash after a sluggish start. Drove approx. 20 miles to work at night without any further problems. In morning on the way home, vehicle started ok. Let run 5 minutes to warm up. Traveled approx. 3 miles going 35 mph when vehicle suddenly stops again , vehicle remained on. Coasted off road. Turned off vehicle and let set for 5 minutes again. Vehicle sluggishly started with orange engine light staying on the dash. Drove approx. 2 miles at 30 mph when vehicle does the same thing. Coasted into parking lot. Turned off and checked outside vehicle for any leakage problems . None noted. Restarted sluggishly. Traveled approx. 22 miles to home without any other problems. Husband took to dealership. They checked it and knew beforehand what the problem was because of a history of problems with this vehicle. Replaced throttle body assembly mileage at 51814 at a cost of $372. 61 parts and labor.

car   Electrical System problem 21
Failure Date: 10/28/2013

I filed a complaint yesterday and will continue to as long as this is happening, when I started my car this morning I drove 3 miles and it stopped moving, when I press the gas nothing happened and the wrench light came on, stopped the car turned it off started it drove the car about 20 feet and it did the same. Started the car again made it almost to work 3 miles away and it happened again. Stopped the car turned it off and started it again it continued all day long approximately 15 times all day.

car   Electrical System problem 22
Failure Date: 10/26/2013

While driving the engine stalled, but the lights and radio continued to work. We pulled over and put the car into park and attempted to restart the engine, and it started. However, just a couple of weeks later (this past weekend) it happened again. Both time we were traveling around 20-25 mph on city streets, no warning on indication prior to the stalling, but when it does stall the oil and engine light comes on.

car   Electrical System problem 23
Failure Date: 10/14/2013

While driving, the vehicle will stall, or drop to about 800-900 rpm with no response from the accelerator. The "wrench" will come on the instrument panel, and the vehicle will sometimes stall/kill altogether. We have had the codes pulled by a technician, and they say that the "throttle body is stuck open", "the throttle body is stuck closed", and there is one more but I cannot recall it off the top of my head. I have called Ford and they have said that they do not have a known issue, nor is this a familiar problem per the symptoms. I have likewise done an internet search and found several complaints, and an NHTSA investigation launched. Please advise that this is a major security concern for me - yesterday I was traveling in the left lane of a major freeway, at freeway speeds, when my vehicle seemingly stalled, dropped to 800 rpms, and I had to cross 3 lanes of rush hour traffic to pull over to the shoulder to shut my car off, put it in park, then start it back up and merge back into traffic, then have it repeat the problem less than a mile later. This is a huge problem, and if not fully addressed by Ford, my fear is it is going to cause accidents if it hasn't already. Thank you in advance for your follow-up and support.

car   Electrical System problem 24
Failure Date: 10/11/2013

My family was traveling 75-80 mph along I-95 on the way home Friday night when all of a sudden all the lights flashed on the dash and power gave out. We quickly moved into the emergency lane (we were lucky we were able to get over considering we had an 18 wheeler behind us) and came to a stop. When we put the car in park the dash lights went off and the power came back. We were unable to get the car up to speed therefore we drove the emergency lane until the next exit where we could get on 301 until we got home. I called the dealer where we brought the car the next morning and my car is still there today (Tuesday). I've read how Ford doesn't think this is a safety issue. . But let me tell you, not only myself and husband but having my 1 year old son in the back and driving 75 mph and then with no warning the power gives out it definitely is!.

car   Electrical System problem 25
Failure Date: 10/09/2013

While traveling at approximately 45 mph ,vehicle dies,no power and the throttle position sensor comes on.

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