Accelerator Pedal Problems of Ford Escape
Ford Escape owners have reported 37 problems related to accelerator pedal (under the vehicle speed control category).
#1 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2009 Ford Escape. Fall of 2011, I noticed that my gas pedal was not always responsive. Coming off a stop or low speeds, the gas pedal would not respond until after I had pumped it and pressed it nearly to the floor, then my Escape would take off, squealing tires and all. I noticed it a couple times on the highway as well, slowing for a curve and then unable to promptly accelerate coming out of the curve. Then one day I was on the highway and the gas pedal was completely unresponsive, and my car just completely shut off. This was really bothering me because there were multiple times I felt like I was going to get hit when I couldn't accelerate out of an intersection. I took the vehicle back to hastings Ford, and after multiple appointments and keeping my vehicle for several days, they were unable to confirm or repair anything. I kept driving it for a while, the same issues still happening, and then after the second time the car shut off on the highway, and after consulting a relative who is a former Ford mechanic, I brought it to another dealership. They kept the car the max number of days they were allowed to without repairing anything, and found on the last day that it was a faulty throttle body. The replaced the throttle body but the issue still lingers. And I also feel a short vibration in the pedal nearly every time I accelerate from a slow or stop. I still do not feel the issue is fully resolved. I still consider my throttle body to be defective. This problem occurred on Aug. 31, 2011.
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#2 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Escape is 1FMCU04122_. 2002 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle has acceleration issues. The consumer stated the accelerator pedal became stuck and burned out the catalytic converter, and the intake valves cracked as well. It was April 1, 2013 when this accelerator pedal issue happened.
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#3 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2007 Ford Escape
The car is a 2007 Ford Escape. While driving in major traffic, I was trying to change lanes and put my foot on the pedal to accelerate, my pedal was frozen in place and I could not get it moved. My car started slowing down. Then within a few seconds my pedal popped and I could accelerate again. This has happened four times each time, the pedal froze longer. The last time, was in April on a Sunday and my gas pedal froze again. I was in major traffic and vehicles were driving fast behind me as a light had just changed to green. I tried to accelerate but my gas pedal was stuck, I was driving by a garden nursery (business) which has as huge dirt driveway, I skidded into the lot to get out of the way to avoid being hit. I would have definitely been hit if I had not of turned. My speed had completely stopped. In this instance, my gas pedal stayed frozen for about an hour. I kept putting my car in reverse to try to get some momentum as I could not get any speed going forward. Finally, I turned my car off for about 20 minutes as I was not making any progress and tried again. After all this time, I tried to drive in the driveway and I got a little speed. I drove home and never made it to my destination for the day. I contacted the local Ford dealership and asked them about this problem and if there was a recall. They said there was not a problem and not aware and no recall existed. It was Oct. 1, 2011 when this accelerator pedal issue happened.
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#4 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2007 Ford Escape
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMYU94187_. 2007 Ford Escape - gas pedal came undone - local Ford dealership checked it out and said no problem. 6 months later same thing and they have now ordered a new part. Is is usual for the gas pedal to come undone. This accelerator pedal issue occurred Jul. 15, 2009.
#5 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
The car is a 2006 Ford Escape. Gas pedal locks up while driving on freeway. When I let up pressure on the gas pedal to let a car merge in and then try to resume speed, the gas pedal locks and won't go down. The failure date was May. 5, 2008.
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#6 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMYU02Z26_. I have a 2006 Ford Escape that has the gas pedal sticking all the time and it's going to kill my family or someone else's if we can't figure out what is wrong. I see that Ford recalled the same problem for 2004 and 2005 models but will not acknowledge the 2006 models. It started when I bought it sometime in 2006 and is still have problems. The failure date was June 18, 2006.
#7 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
I am buying a 2006 Ford Escape. The gas pedal is locking up when trying to accelerate from a stop. This seems to be happening when the vehicle is first driven in the morning or after it has sit for awhile then driving again. This has become an everyday occurrence. I have had the incident of the gas pedal sticking causing the vehicle to accelerate on its own while trying to stop. This issue happened on May. 11, 2009.
#8 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Ford Escape. The car had a crash. While pulling into a driveway vehicle surged forward. As a result,consumer's vehicle rear ended another vehicle. No injuries reported. It was November 22, 2004 when this accelerator pedal issue occurred.
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#9 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2005 Ford Escape. The vehicle had a crash. While driving 20 mph vehicle accelerated uncontrollably. Driver was not able to maintain control of the vehicle, and it collided with a utility pole. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection, but mechanic could not duplicate the problem. However, the problem recurred. The consumer stated that 2002-2004 a recall was sent out for accelerator problems. The consumers vehicle is a 2005 manufactured in April 2004 therefore not included in the recall. The failure date was Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004.
#10 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2005 Ford Escape. Vehicle accelerated constantly. In order to stop the vehicle consumer applied the brakes very hard, but the engine continued to rev at high rpms. This accelerator pedal problem happened on March 24, 2005.
#11 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Ford Escape. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMYU02Z75_. I have a 4 cylinder and my gas pedal is always getting stuck in a position and I have to tap it hard to unstick it. This has been happening since I've bought the truck - at first, I thought it was my shoes, or my imagination, but when I finally let my husband drive my escape, he understood what I meant. Is there a recall for this because I have to tap hard to unstick the pedal and it is a safety issue. This issue happened on Thu., Aug. 4, 2005.
#12 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2005 Ford Escape. Gas pedal sticks when foot is lifted off pedal then it is pressed again. At times, the pedal sticks so bad that the car revves high and lunges forward. It was Monday, Dec. 18, 2006 when this accelerator pedal issue happened.
#13 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
VIN of the vehicle was 1FMYU92Z55_. 2005 Ford Escape, 4cyl, awd. Bought it new and have 70,000 miles on it. Gas pedal keeps sticking. Took it back to the dealer tedd britt Ford three times (which handles all of my service). They can not find the problem. The failure date was Sep. 27, 2008.
#14 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car is a 2005 Ford Escape. 1. The past three winters my vehicle has grown worse with the gas pedal sticking in the cold / rainy months. 2. It occurs during the cold / rainy months 3. I have not taken it to a dealership. Based on the research I have conducted I am showing quite a deal of many people who own the 2005 Ford Escape are having this identical issue -- this is a huge safety concern and I feel if not recalled someone is going to become seriously injured if not die from this. I am having my vehicle looked at for in the past two days alone I have almost had five accidents as the gas pedal sticks during the first 20 minutes or so of warming up. This accelerator pedal problem happened on October 30, 2009.
#15 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2005 Ford Escape. Gas pedal appears to get stuck on occasion. I thought the car mat was stuck under it, but the mat is secured to the floor. I have to push the very top of the pedal to get it to accelerate. Thought it might have been me until I read other people were having the same problem. This accelerator pedal problem happened on November 16, 2009.
#16 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The VIN of the car is 1FMYU02Z95_. The vehicle is a 2005 Ford Escape. Since the vehicle was purchased he noticed that the vehicle would not accelerate normally. The pedal was difficult to engage which also made it difficult to accelerate, he thought it was due to the cold weather until he experienced the failure while he was in traffic. Several times the accelerator pedal became hard to engage and forced him to pump the pedal in order for the vehicle to accelerate in traffic. The dealers estimated cost to diagnose and repair the failure was $800. 00. The vehicle will be repaired. The failure mileage was 82,500 and the current mileage was 83,300. This problem occurred on Mon., Jan. 18, 2010.
#17 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car is a 2005 Ford Escape. The accelerator on my 2005 Escapes gets stuck while driving on the highway, and on city streets. I was turning left onto a 45mph main street when the pedal jammed and I got stuck in the middle of the road. I could not push it down. Fortunately, the oncoming traffic was far enough away that it slowed down before causing an accident. The same sticking problem has happened while driving down the interstate. I press the accelerator to keep with the flow of traffic, but it sometimes feels like it's locked in position and will not move. This is causing dangerous scenarios. By doing research, it appears the Ford Escapes have been having a similar problem since 2001. This accelerator pedal problem happened on December 11, 2010.
#18 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2004 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2004 Ford Escape. While driving on the interstate, I pressed the accelerator pedal to accelerate from 60 mph to 70 mph. When I pressed the accelerator pedal, it went to the floor and remained there until I reached a maximum speed of 110 mph. I attempted to pump the pedal to unstick it and depressed the brake. The only way I was able to stop was to shift into neutral and depress the brake strongly. Even after removing the key from the ignition, the pedal remained depressed to the floor. This was a hertz rental car so I don't have information on it other than the registration. Mo757kfr. This accelerator pedal issue occurred Dec. 11, 2003.
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#19 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2004 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2004 Ford Escape. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMYU02184_. While being operated on an expressway, the accelerator pedal could no longer be controlled and remained in an open and high speed position. (nar). It was Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1901 when this accelerator pedal issue occurred.
#20 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2004 Ford Escape
I was driving in my 2004 Ford Escape and changing lanes. As I had my foot on the accelerator, the pedal stuck. I tried to hit the brakes, but the vehicle would not stop I was on a crowded expressway and the vehicle was going at a speed that exceeded the flow of traffic. I frantically had to use the emergency brake. This incident occurred after the vehicle was recalled and I took the vehicle back, was serviced and still the vehicle failed!. This accelerator pedal issue occurred May 16, 2005.
#21 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2003 Ford Escape. When the accelerator pedal was pressed slightly the vehicle surged forward from 0-10 mph.
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#22 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Ford Escape. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMCU92153_. Gas pedal sticks at idle when in gear. Must press with increased pressure then suddenly releases, lunging forward. This is a company vehicle and everyone else in this company has the same complaint with this vehicle. This accelerator pedal issue occurred November 3, 2003.
#23 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2003 Ford Escape. Gas pedal stuck and there wa ssudden acceleration. This problem similar to odi 10018602, but this vehicle was not included. The failure date was Thursday, Jun. 19, 2003.
#24 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2003 Ford Escape. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMYU93143_. Binding of accelerator pedal from idle; pedal difficult at times [intermittent problem] to push smoothly, causing uneven and sudden acceleration. It was Sunday, May. 18, 2003 when this accelerator pedal issue occurred.
#25 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Ford Escape. While driving at 35 mph, vehicle accelerated to 70 mph and the throttle stuck. Driver had to coast to a complete stop because depressing the brake pedal wasn't slowing the vehicle down. The failure date was 07/08/2003.
#26 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2003 Ford Escape. About 70% of the time, when I try to start up from a stop the accelerator will not go down under gradual pressure. I have to push harder and harder until the accelerator suddenly jerks down and the car surges ahead at a fast speed. Sometimes when the car is moving and I try to speed up, the same thing happens. This is very annoying on good roads, difficult to control in stop and go traffic and extremely dangerous on slippery or snow covered roads. I took the car in to the dealership (germain Ford of columbus) and the service manager said that they had received many complaints but had no idea of what the problem was. I have just put a random date down because it happens every day that I drive the car. It was Thursday, October 16, 2003 when this accelerator pedal issue happened.
#27 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
To start, my vehicle is a 2003 Ford Escape with 36,000 miles. It is a company vehicle that I'm able to use professionally and personally. I was driving home from a quick trip to town and the accelerator began to have a mind of its own. I was traveling on the interstate and the vehicle continued to accelerate without pushing on the gas. Luckily I acted quickly and was able to put the truck in neutral and pull over to the side safely. I turned the vehicle off and looked to see if there was anything on the floorboard that was causing constant acceleration, there wasn't. I turned the vehicle back on to see what would happen and the rpm's sored to 4 with being in park. This is the first time this vehicle had performed in this manner. I must say that this was very frightning. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to stop. The failure date was Dec. 27, 2003.
#28 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Ford Escape. Crash was involved with this problem. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FMYU93193_. Nhtsa recall campaign 04v165000, vehicle would not stop when the brakes were applied. Consumer's vehicle swerved to miss another vehicle and struck a tree. Consumer mentioned the engine stalling. This problem occurred on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004.
#29 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2002 Ford Escape. High revving when in drive,neutral,park. Rpm up to 4. Noticed when at stop lights that it was revving very high, pulled over and put it in park and the car will rev to 4. I have reported this problem over 6 time to Ford dealerships in valencia, CA. And palmdale, CA. They always say they no what the problem is and they fix it with no charge, however it always comes back. I have all my service repairs documented. I have taken my complaint to the Ford customer service dept. And they have put me in touch with the district service manager, however, has never contacted me. I don't know what else to do. For a while my 16 year old was driving it and my concern for an accident was great. She does not drive it anymore. Please advise. It was Monday, February 10, 2003 when this accelerator pedal issue happened.
#30 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2002 Ford Escape. The car had a crash. The VIN of this Escape is 1FMYU03182_. When stepping on the brake vehicle accelerated. Consumer stated that engine roared. Had to step on the brakes with great pressure and it still happened. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer on 3 occasions, and each time, they were unable to detect the problem. Consumer contacted manufacturer, who denied of the problem. Manufacturer sent an engineer to diagnose the problem, and while in his possession, the problem did not duplicate itself. This issue happened on Jul. 12, 2004.
#31 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2001 Ford Escape
The car is a 2001 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FMYU0219K_. On a 4- lane highway going 20-25mph, consumer let up off accelerator and vehicle took off. Consumer slammed on brakes ,and vehicle was back to normal. Consumer has a up comng appointment at dealer to be looked at vehicle. It was June 19, 2001 when this accelerator pedal issue occurred.
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#32 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2001 Ford Escape
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Ford Escape. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FMCUO4181_. While traveling up an incline at 55mph vehicle started to lose power. Consumer pressed gas pedal to floor and vehicle would not go over 5 mph. Consumer was almost hit by a truck. Cause unknown. Please provide any further information. This accelerator pedal problem happened on Friday, Mar. 1, 2002.
#33 - Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2001 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Ford Escape. The VIN of the problem Escape is 1FMYU04171_. While traveling at 45 mph, vehicle suddenly started to loose power, consumer was almost rear ended, when engine started to loose power. Consumer states accelerater pedal gets stuck periodically. Please provide any further information. Mr. This issue happened on Jul. 1, 2002.
Other Vehicle Speed Control related problems of Ford Escape:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Vehicle Speed Control problems||194|
|Speed Control Cable problems||105|
|Accelerator Stuck problems||87|
|Cruise Control problems||39|
|Accelerator Pedal problems||37|
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||17|
|Car Throttle Stuck problems||13|
|Fail To Accelerate problems||7|
|Speed Control Springs problems||5|
|Car Throttle Sticking problems||3|
|Throttle Control Warning Light On problems||1|