Ford Escape owners have reported 42 problems related to accelerator pedal (under the vehicle speed control category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Escape based on all problems reported for the Escape.
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. While driving 30 mph, the accelerator pedal became stuck in the depressed position without warning. As a result, the vehicle drastically reduced speed and failed to accelerate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 190,000.
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The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal traveled to the floorboard. The contact was unable to stop the vehicle and crashed into a curb. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was determined that the accelerator cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 74,500.
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The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while stopped at a traffic light, the accelerator pedal became stiff and difficult to depress. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 175,000.
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal intermittently became stuck when it was engaged. The contact had to continue applying pressure to the accelerator pedal in order for it to be released. While driving in reverse at 5 mph, the vehicle accelerated backwards over a curb and crashed into an electrical pole. A police report was filed. The driver and passenger were not injured. The vehicle was scheduled for further inspection and diagnostic testing by an insurance adjustor and an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.
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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.
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. While reversing out of the driveway, the vehicle hesitated when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The accelerator pedal had to be depressed multiple times in order for the vehicle to resume normal operation. There were no warning indicators illuminated and the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.
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.
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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.
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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.
The contact owns 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Throttle sticks at intermittent times upon acceleration. Intermittently, when foot is removed from gas pedal speed does not result in deceleration. When problem does occur there is no known way of stopping it. I just wait it out until throttle corrects itself. I am unable to tell if gas pedal remains depressed when problem occurs. Have tried pressing throttle to floor quickly and releasing with limited success. Have tried placing transmission into neutral, but that only causes engine to race. Seems to be occurring more over the last few days.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!.
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Vehicle accelerated constantly. In order to stop the vehicle consumer applied the brakes very hard, but the engine continued to rev at high rpms.
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.
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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.
While pulling into a driveway vehicle surged forward. As a result,consumer's vehicle rear ended another vehicle. No injuries reported.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Vehicle Speed Control problems||
|Accelerator Stuck problems||
|Speed Control Cable problems||
|Cruise Control problems||
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||
|Car Throttle Stuck problems||
|Accelerator Pedal problems||
|Fail To Accelerate problems||
|Car Throttle Sticking problems||
|Throttle Control Warning Light On problems||