Brake Abs Warning Light Problems of Ford Escape
Ford Escape owners have reported 40 problems related to brake abs warning light (under the service brakes category).
#1 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2005 Ford Escape. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMYU93195_. Abs light came on. 4wd light started blinking. There was a grinding noise coming from the wheel/brake area of the vehicle. The abs light remained on but the 4wd flashed and then turned off. It came back on intermittently and flashed several times. There seemed to be no functional problems with the brakes or wheels. It was Friday, November 1, 2013 when this brake abs warning light issue happened.
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#2 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Ford Escape. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FMCU96H65_. Abs light suddenly came on and I had to press the brakes almost all the way to the floor to stop the car. I pulled over and turned the car off. When I started the car back up, there was no abs light or service engine indicator. Mechanic said that I need to replace the master cylinder and possibly the hcu. But they don't know if that will fix it. This brake abs warning light problem happened on Sep. 24, 2013.
#3 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2008 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2008 Ford Escape. During lunch hour slowed to make a right hand turn and brakes seemed to lock and grind. Steering wheel vibrated and the abs and traction control light came on. Attempted to accelerate and the car seemed to be locked up for a few seconds. Vehicle behind me almost hit me due to vehicle failure. Lights would not go off for about 1 minute after accelerating to about 25 mph. While driving about 10 more minutes they illuminated several more times. During drive home the same thing happened 3 more times and always when slowing to make a turn and then attempting to accelerate again. Now abs light won't go off at all. This brake abs warning light problem happened on Tue., Apr. 23, 2013.
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#4 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
The car was a 2006 Ford Escape. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMYU93176_. Abs light came on at 59408 miles. Vehicle was taken dick masheter Ford in columbus, OH and repaired on 12/1/11 by replacing left front abs tone ring. At 68005 miles, the abs light came on once again. Vehicle was once again taken to dick masheter Ford in columbus, OH where the vehicle was again repaired. This time both left and right abd tone rings were replaced. Failure of the abs tone ring after less than 8600 miles of operation may indicate a systemic issue for the particular vehicle. It was 02/18/13 when this brake abs warning light issue occurred.
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#5 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
Consumer owns a 2006 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, she heard a loud noise coming from the vehicle followed by the illumination of the abs warning light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised that the o-rings failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred twice within a week. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 84,500. This brake abs warning light problem happened on Jan. 1, 2009.
#6 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2004 Ford Escape
Tl- the reporting person owns a 2004 Ford Escape. While parked, the contact noticed that the abs warning light was illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the abs module would have to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. After a period of time elapsed, the contact began to notice a loud squeaking noise coming from the rear of the vehicle and a grinding sound when depressing the brake pedal. The contact had the brakes replaced but the failure persisted. The vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 203,258. Kmj. The failure date was Tue., May. 15, 2012.
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#7 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2002 Ford Escape. When I first start my vehicle and begin driving it, unless I reach 20 mph before needing to brake, the brakes make a grinding noise and at first the pedal resists, then it gives way in, causing the brake to need to pressed down completely before the vehicle will come to a stop. Once I reach the 20 mph or so, the abs light comes on, and after that, the brakes work fine. I took it to my Ford dealership, they reportedly did not find a problem with the brakes, but performed a recall on only the abs light itself. This did nothing for the grinding resistance and failure of the brake pedal upon initially needing to stop, and still the abs light pops on once I reach 20-25 mph. It was 01/16/2012 when this brake abs warning light issue occurred.
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#8 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2001 Ford Escape
Crash was involved with the Ford Escape. I own 3 Ford Escapes and all 3 have same safety issue. I learned on google that I am not alone. It is a very common problem. I am talking about abs tone ring which cracks and causes abs to malfunction. It becomes a serious issue when it happens while driving. Initial malfunction causes on-board computer to "be confused" and brakes don't perform as they should, causing extended braking distance. Once on-board computer "recognizes" the problem abs dashboard light will come on and the driver is aware of the issue. Broken abs tone ring will cause abs brakes to engage on dry surface even at the lowest speeds. This failure becomes serious issue at the moment of initial malfunction because the driver is caught by surprise. Please view comments by others at the link below. All comments are screen captures with original url visible at the top of each comment. This brake abs warning light issue occurred Sep. 6, 2012.. Read more...
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#9 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2004 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Ford Escape. Driving on a state highway approaching a red light, I applied brakes and felt a pulsing sensation in the brake pedal, it became very hard to stop and I had to pull to the shoulder of the road. This has happened several more times since, at various speeds and with no warning. The abs light on the dash does not come on and there are no obd codes. The vehicle becomes very hard to stop. I had the vehicle checked by my mechanic this week. He felt the problem once, but could not find any problems or obd codes, even after running diagnostic tests. At this point I am in a quandry; I need to use the vehicle, but feel it is unsafe to do so and will probably park it until someone can tell me what is happening and find a resolution. I have read of similar problems due to a defective 'tone ring' in the abs system, but mine is not defective. This issue happened on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
#10 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
The VIN of the problem Escape is 1FMYU03183_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2003 Ford Escape. The contact stated the abs light illuminated intermittently and the brake pedal bounced abnormally when depressed. In addition, there was a burning odor released from under the hood. The vehicle was taken to the local mechanic who inspected the vehicle and located the failure at the abs module. The manufacturer was made a ware of the failure and denied assistance with the repair, stating that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 60,000. It was 04/10/12 when this brake abs warning light issue happened.
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#11 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FMYU03182_. The reporting person owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the abs warning light remained illuminated and the abs motor continued running once the engine was turned off. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where a diagnostic was performed, which located the failure at the hydraulic control unit. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module) prior to the failure. The contact was unable to have the vehicle serviced under the recall within a reasonable time period and believed that the failure was caused by the lack of recall service. The manufacture was contacted and denied any assistance with repairs, stating that the hydraulic control unit was not associated with the recall campaign. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 120,000. This problem occurred on Thu., Mar. 1, 2012.
#12 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
The VIN of this vehicle is 1FMYU04162_. The vehicle involved is a 2002 Ford Escape XLT. The contact stated that the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign id number :12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module ). Later, the abs warning light illuminated while traveling 25 mph and the brakes failed to work properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the abs control module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not further repaired. The failure and current mileages were 111,053. This issue happened on 06/25/12.
#13 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FMYU03145_. Purchased 2005 Ford Escape in March 2007 with about 80k miles. Within the month, the abs light began to intermittently come on. It is now September 2011 and the problem still occurs and has not been solved. Had obd ii diagnostic codes tested. No codes found while light is on or off. Manually turning off the light is only temporary. There are no physical problems with the brakes. Ford should have this recalled. Please note that when abs light is on, there is clicking that can be heard and felt through the brake pedal while braking. The vehicle is slow to stop. This brake abs warning light problem happened on Fri., Mar. 30, 2007.
#14 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
Abs light on 2003 Ford Escape keeps coming on. . . . Was never notified by Ford about a recall on this. . . Also have had to replace an engine in it only had it for 37,000 miles when I had to replace the engine. . . . Ford does not notify customers of potential problems with this vehicle. The failure date was Sunday, August 14, 2011.
#15 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
The VIN of this Escape is 1FMCU93113_. In December 2010 took my Ford Escape into my service center to have the brakes looked at when the abs light came on and the brake pressure felt sluggish. They found and replaced a bad tone ring on the left front axle. Now six months later June 2011 the abs light comes on again with the brake pedal pulsating at times. I took it back to the service center again and they had to do the same thing on the right side front. I feel that this is a safety issue. If someone would stop short in front of me or cut me off and I would have to slam on my brakes, I feel that someone could be seriously hurt. I feel that Ford should recall the 2002 Escape for this reason. This brake abs warning light problem happened on Dec. 14, 2010.
#16 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2007 Ford Escape
The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FMYU93117_. I started my car in the morning, and drove up my street as I normally do on dry, clear pavement, hitting no bumps or potholes. As I got to the stop sign and pressed my brake pedal, the abs light came on and my 4wd light began flashing. The brakes made a grinding sound, and the brakes locked up. I now know this as the abs system activating. This has been happening for 2 days now, every time I hit the brakes in my Ford Escape. I have been told that it is a cracked tone ring by my local Ford dealer and that it is a minimum of $400. 00 to fix. I do not have that kind of money. I have been looking online about this problem and I am amazed at how many other people have the same issue! and with low mileage and through no fault of their own. I am at 52,000 on my 2007 Ford Escape (with this being 90% highway miles) this is a serious safety issue and I am appalled that there has not been a recall on this yet!!!! please help us in allowing a recall for all the people who have been effected by this. I am a single mother and I have no idea how im going to afford to have this fixed. : (
thank you for any help you may be able to provide to me and my boys!. This brake abs warning light problem happened on Sunday, October 25, 2009.
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#17 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2007 Ford Escape
The VIN of this Escape is 1FMYU93107_. For the second time in the last month I needed to bring my Ford Escape in to the service department. This time it was because my abs light came on and my 4wd drive light started flashing. The vehicle was running fine and was not making any sounds. This time the "abs sensing ring" had gone bad. I only have 22150 miles on the vehicle, drive moderate amounts, and make sure I go in for all my service visits. Thankfully this too was covered by warranty, but it is really becoming a hassle to visit the dealership so frequently. Additionally I had to have my brake pads replaced this visit. The failure date was February 15, 2010.
#18 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2007 Ford Escape
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FMYU93Z77_. I have a 2007 Ford Escape. I took it to the car was and my abs lights and 4wd lights came on. I looked online and found several complaints of tone rings (abs rings) being cracked. Sure enough my front left tone ring is cracked. I believe it happen on the conveyor at the car was. Still this is a common problem, even Ford dealers (two of them) agree. Why isn't this a recall? Ford is fixing it for $300. This brake abs warning light issue occurred 08/13/10.
#19 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2007 Ford Escape
Tl- the owner has a 2007 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 40 mph th contact heard a loud noise while depressing the brake pedal. The contact stated it became difficult to brake and to steer. Also, the abs light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact drove the vehicle to the dealer. The technicians stated the the exciter ring needed to be replaced. The technicians were unable to determine how the failure occurred. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000. Ds. This brake abs warning light problem happened on Thursday, May 26, 2011.
#20 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMCU96H56_. The vehicle was a 2006 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the abs light illuminates and the brakes fail. He must apply the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. The dealer replaced the entire abs, but the failure continued. The most recent failure occurred on March 1, 2008. The manufacturer informed the contact that he would receive a call back. The current mileage was 32,000 and failure mileage was 31,723. Updated 04/29/08. This problem occurred on 03/01/2008.
#21 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2006 Ford Escape. Upon purchase rumbling was felt while braking. The fuccillo car dealer mechanic said that it was the 4wd kicking in. This problem continued and once the 90 day warranty was up their story changed. The abs light came on and the tone ring needed to be replaced. He said they have had many of these and be looking for a recall. This is definitely a safety issue as the brakes begin to clang and bang without warning. It was Jun. 20, 2006 when this brake abs warning light issue happened.
#22 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FMYU02Z46_. The 05-06 Ford Escapes have a major failure in their braking and axle system. I bought a new Escape in 2006 in less then two years the abs light came after replacing the front brake pads. I took the car to a mechanic and he stated that the front axle has "teeth" on it that easily break off and therefore disengaging the abs system. On a daily basis the breaks "thump" like they are not able to stop the vehicle, this happens at any speed, even while trying to pull into a parking spot. This has not caused any accidents but we never know if the brakes are going to work they are suppose to. My vehicle was past its warranty when this problem first occurred, and now I have to pay for the replacement of the entire front axle because a engineering malfunction. The mechanic stated that Ford is aware of the problem but they refuse to place a recall on the parts. I inquired about fixing the problem, he stated that the parts, which again is the entire front axle, is on back order for around 5 months and the cost is around $1500. 00. I have also talked to several people who own Ford Escapes and they have the same issue. If Ford is aware of the problem and they know there is a problem because of the lack of front axles why hasn't this constituted a recall or at least a safety investigation. This brake abs warning light issue occurred Monday, September 1, 2008.
#23 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
I own a 2006 Ford Escape. It has 70,683 miles on it. I was driving on the highway (50 mph) and noticed the abs light on and the 4wd light was flashing. This has occurred twice in the last two days. The first occurrence, I added brake fluid and the lights went out. This happened again two days later on the highway and around the same rate of speed. . This brake abs warning light problem happened on 09/18/10.
#24 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
The reporting person owns a 2006 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 50 mph, the abs light and four wheel drive light suddenly illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence and parked. Upon restarting the vehicle, the contact noticed that none of the lights were illuminated; however, after driving approximately 4 miles, the lights illuminated again. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The failure continued to occur. The failure mileage was 70,683 and the current mileage was 70,890. This problem occurred on Sep. 18, 2010.
#25 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Ford Escape. I was driving home from work, going about 35 mph when I felt my car start to slid like it was on ice even though the pavement was dry. My abs light and my service 4wd light came on. I had a very hard time getting home because the brakes were failing. I came home googled it and realized that it was my tone ring and that it was a common problem. Sure enough next day took it to a Ford dealership and that's what it was. The problem dates back to 2000 Ford Escapes and as recent as 2010 Ford Escapes. The mechanic at the dealership advised me that the ring could snap just from turning a corner. I don't know why Ford isn't being required to fix this issue. Why are the being allowed to put this same product in the vehicle year after year knowing its inferior. When the ring breaks it makes it very hard to stop the car which is a huge safety hazard. This brake abs warning light issue occurred Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.
#26 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2003 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Escape is 1FMYU93153_. Car to dealership on 6/1/07 for service. Brake pads replaced, rotors turned, tires rotated, replaced stabilizer bar. Left dealer and in less than 2 miles, abs dash light came on. Went back to dealership for inspection--thinking maybe something had gone awry when car was serviced. Per them (and they showed me what was wrong), collar on outside of axel that turns to send signal to abs sensor has a crack that will intermittently make the abs brake system come on. Replacement per them--$425. 00. It was 06/01/2007 when this brake abs warning light issue happened.
#27 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2003 Ford Escape. VIN of the vehicle was 1FMCU941X3_. Sudden failure of abs system. Abs light not operating on dashboard indicator panel. It was Tuesday, February 1, 2011 when this brake abs warning light issue occurred.
#28 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2002 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FRTYU1927_. The abs braking light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. Consumer was able to stop while pumping the brake three times, and drove vehicle to the dealer for inspection. However, mechanic could not duplicate the problem. The failure date was 10/27/04.
#29 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
The car is a 2002 Ford Escape. The VIN of the car is 1FMYU031X2_. I took my car in for repair on 4/22/06 because my abs light had been on for a few days. I was told that my right drive axle needed to be replaced and that replacing that could possibly solve the problem with my abs light. It did not. I was then told that I might need a new abs module. I was advised that the repair shop would call the following Monday with a price and that my car was safe to drive. This brake abs warning light issue occurred April 24, 2006.
#30 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
- the contact stated that on 01/05/06 while driving her 2002 Ford Escape at 10 mph. The vehicle made a loud noise. When she tried to stop the vehicle she applied the brakes, but the vehicle didn't come to an immediate stop. The contact stated that the brake pedal had to be pushed to the floor. The vehicle continued to make a loud noise that sounded like the something loose. The contact did take the vehicle to her mechanic, but before reaching the mechanic her abs light turned on. The contact stated that the mechanic told her that the reluctor ring had failed and that the vehicle needed the left front axle assembly replaced. Updated 03/19/07. This brake abs warning light problem happened on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007.
#31 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
Consumer has a 2002 Ford Escape. While driving at any speed, the brakes grind when stopping the vehicle. The abs warning indicator light also illuminates. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who stated that the vehicle needed two front axles and two abs sensors. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in any recall. The current mileage is 55,600 and failure mileage was 55,400. The failure date was Monday, June 11, 2007.
#32 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Ford Escape. VIN of the vehicle was 1FMYU01112_. I went out to crank my vehicle and it ran wide open. I turned it off and tried it twice more with the same results. The security officer at my workplace came over and raised the hood to see what was going on. Twice more I cranked it with the same results. Then he found the problem my speed control cable was no longer connected. He got it back on and advised me to go to my dealer. The following day they had me bring it in, they informed me that my particular vehicle was not on the recall list. They were going to order the part, and when I asked the chances of it happening again, they replaced the regular speed cable and disconnected the cruise control one until they could get one in, just in case. I didn't get to see any list, I just know there was a recall on my type of vehicle for this. Am I to just take their word for it? I thank the lord that I was sitting in a parking lot when it happened and not out on the road where it could have been a very bad situation. Also when they said I was ready they asked how long my abs light had been blinking--I told them it was blinking the day I test drove and the salesman was going to ask about it when we got back to the dealer. I never got an answer. If either of these are faulty and were never reported I'd like to know. Other people may experiencing the same thing. And if these cables have been replaced before and it's happened again, people need to know. I thank you for your help. This brake abs warning light problem happened on Friday, March 28, 2008.
#33 - Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
2002 Ford Escape parked in driveway. Last driven 5 hours earlier. The alarm sounded alerting my husband inside. He looked out of the window and saw smoke rolling from under the hood of the vehicle. He ran out with fire extinguisher and put out the flames. Hopefully, this immediate detection of the fire limited the amount of damage. We were more fortunate than several other complainants. The abs module appears to be where damage was sustained. This is a recall for several 2002 Escapes beginning in 2007, but when checking online with Ford, my VIN number states that there are no recalls on this particular vehicle. I didn't receive a recall notice from Ford, and have on other occasions for this vehicle. I investigated several complains previously filed involving 2002 Escapes, and they are hauntingly the same scenario. Also, the VIN numbers on several of these are very similar to mine. Obviously, they have missed several of these dangerous components, or the website is incorrect. I was unable to phone Ford, as it is a weekend and will first thing Monday morning. My ecu on this vehicle was replaced at a Ford dealership in cottage grove, or in November of 2008. I wrongly assumed that when the abs light was illuminated on the dash that there wasn't any problem since no mention of it was made by the dealer. I believe Ford must correct this situation financially and make sure that all 2002 Escapes are included in the recall. Many complains I viewed were recent, so I conclude that the dangerous situation is not remedied. It was Feb. 4, 2010 when this brake abs warning light issue happened.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Service Brakes problems||140|
|Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problems||49|
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||40|
|Brake Master Cylinder problems||26|
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||23|
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||19|
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||18|
|Brake Fluid Leak problems||16|
|Brake Light On problems||15|
|Brake Disc Pads problems||13|
|Abs Brake Fail problems||8|
|Brakes Failed problems||8|
|Brake Pedal And Linkage problems||5|
|Brake Sensor problems||5|
|Power Assist Brake Vacuum problems||4|
|Brake Disc problems||4|