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.
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.
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When placing foot onto the gas pedal vehicle will not move. Then, once it moves it jumps.
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I experienced uncontrolled acceleration of the vehicle as I was about to turn into a parking space at the local library.
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.
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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.
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It takes an excessive amount of pressure on the gas pedal to accelerate from a stop. Sudden acceleration results from sticking gas pedal.
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.
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.
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.
Gas pedal stuck and there wa ssudden acceleration. This problem similar to odi 10018602, but this vehicle was not included.
Binding of accelerator pedal from idle; pedal difficult at times [intermittent problem] to push smoothly, causing uneven and sudden acceleration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While being operated on an expressway, the accelerator pedal could no longer be controlled and remained in an open and high speed position. (nar).
When the accelerator pedal was pressed slightly the vehicle surged forward from 0-10 mph.
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|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||