Ford Escape owners have reported 11 problems related to car throttle sticking (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.
2007 Ford Escape throttle sticks intermittently. Driving and suddenly the petal will stick and not respond. Push down on gas petal and will not move or respond. Flutter the petal and in will return to operational form. Petal sticks and not allow you to give engine and gas. The problem occurs when I take my foot off the gas petal then try to reapply the gas to accelerate. Vehicle has been doing this since I bought it but has become more frequent as the vehicle ages. I have told dealer reps. About this ongoing issue and each time I'm told it has no recalls and I will need to pay for all repairs myself.
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I was driving at 30 mph when the service light came on. Two minutes later vehicle lost acceleration power, seemed to stall. Had to coast to side of the road quickly to get out of way. The service light is no longer on and vehicle seems to be driving ok. Was told it was a sticky throttle body.
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Driving on four lane road when lost engine power to idle. Accelerator pedal non-responsive. Drove vehicle four miles back to home. Had to restart engine seven times to return home. Plugged in code reader, it stated the throttle body actuator sticking closed.
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When going from a complete stop to accelerating the throttle sticks and will not accelerate! this has happen many times before and happens at least once a day!.
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I was driving along when my vehicle began to sputter and stop. I was able to crank the vehicle up and drive a few feet before it started back up again, this time with the check engine light on. I was able to make it to an advanced auto parts store where they pulled the check engine error code and it indicated that it was an issue with the throttle body. I am able to drive it currently, but I am concerned that the throttle will stick just as I'm attempting to cross a busy intersection.
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On 27 April 2013 at approximately 0930, I was driving my 2011 Ford Escape at 70mph on I-475 on my way from macon, GA to atlanta, GA when I lost all power and control of my gas pedal/throttle body system. I felt a jerking motion of the vehicle, it began to decelerate, and I noticed the wrench icon light was illuminated on the dash. I did not lose power to the rest of my vehicle, only the ability of the gas pedal to accelerate. I was able to coast across a lane of traffic and come to a stop on the side of the interstate. After turning off the car, I was able to restart it, the warning light turned off, and I once again had power to the gas pedal. After driving approximately 10 more miles, the exact same problem happened again. I was then able to get my vehicle to the Ford dealership, who told me I had a faulty throttle body assembly. They said the throttle was sticking in the closed position and had to be replaced. With so many vehicles having this same problem, I feel this is a major safety concern. I am extremely lucky the interstate was not busy at the time my vehicle stalled twice and my family was not seriously injured or killed from a rear-end collison.
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Throttle body place sticking.
After driving the vehicle for a couple of hours on Saturday morning on the interstate I was driving in city traffic. I made a right turn from a stopped position. As I accelerated the engine began to sputter and acted like it was not in gear. The dashboard wrench light came on and I had no response from the gas peddle and the idle was extremely rough. I coasted to a stop and turned off the vehicle. After reading in the manual about the light (power train issue) I called and had the vehicle towed to my dealer for service. As it was Saturday I had to wait for service until Monday. Monday morning I rented a vehicle from the dealer. On Thursday, 10/25/12, my vehicle was ready for pickup. When I spoke to the service adviser I was told it was the throttle body was sticking for an unknown reason and they replaced it. I was informed that this was not a power train issue, but it was an emissions issue. They also said it was not covered under the power train warranty. According to my service ticket they also charged me an additional $170 on a miscellaneous item. On 11/12/12 the wrench light came on again when I started the vehicle in the morning. I drove it to my dealer and was told it was the canister purge valve that had a leak. This was also not covered under warranty.
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 2 mph, the throttle began to stick. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the bottle assembly carburetor throttle and a gasket would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 86, 919 and the current mileage was 90,094. Updated 08/28/lj.
Throttle body sticks when it's wet outside or cold.
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. While driving between 25-55 mph, the throttle will stick and the contact must wiggle the pedal to get it loose. The dealer stated that carbon builds up in the throttle body and causes it to stick. The contact believes that a crash could occur due to the high acceleration. The current and failure mileages were 35,000.
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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||