Car Throttle Stuck Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 43 problems related to car throttle stuck (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.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 08/04/2016

P2111 error throttle actuater stuck open.

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car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 07/20/2015

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Escape. While driving between 5-10 mph, the throttle became stuck when the accelerator pedal was fully depressed. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. The contact was informed that the differential pressure feedback egr (dpfe) sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 12v353000 (engine and engine cooling, vehicle speed control). The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 190,000.

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car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 11/13/2014

Throttle body actuator system failure. Surging, unnecessary revving at low speeds. Inconsistent acceleration and gear change. Trouble code "p2112 throttle actuator system stuck".

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car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 07/13/2014

Driving down freeway at 85 miles per hour. Vehicle stalls and rpms or mph won't move. Pull over put in park, vehicle shakes real bad and wrench comes on. Turn off and restart, wrench drops off. 50 miles down the road same instance, except after restarting wrench drops and check engine light comes on. Bring to dealership. Throttle actuator control system stuck open and they say possible recall. Week later going 65 down highway and same instance happens. Take it to different dealership and they say we have throttle body recall, they recalibrate the recall. Now vehicle doesn't always switch rpms when it's supposed to. It'll jerk before shifting and then wrench and check engine light comes back on. Back to dealership and they say throttle actuator control and possible new throttle body down the road. Spent almost 1000 dollars on recall in last couple months and now they telling us the recall was just a recalibration and but might need a new throttle body?? what was the recall for. Frustrated with Ford.

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car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 05/11/2014

The throttle body became stuck during travel on a busy highway. My car lost all power to accelerate until car could be stopped and the ignition killed.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 02/07/2014

While driving, the throttle stuck. Applied the brakes, but vehicle was difficult to slow and tachometer indicated high engine speed. Shifting to neutral, the engine rpms put the needle in the red beyond the gauge. After shutting off the vehicle, and opening the hood the problem did not persist, but returned after driving again.

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car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 12/26/2013

While driving on interstate the vehicle suddenly lost power and stalled to a very slow speed. I was able to safely exit the highway and pulled into a parking lot with engine barely running. After turning engine off and preparing to call aaa, tried starting engine and it ran fine. The check engine light came on and I took the car for a code check. Code was p2111 throttle actuator stuck open. I am just going out of warranty (30 days ago is 3rd anniversary of purchase) and feel this is a manufacturing defect that should be covered beyond the warranty. Had this happened with traffic close behind at 70 mph, there could have been a serious accident as the slowing was dramatic without touching the brakes. This condition is a serious safety hazard.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 11/22/2013

I was on i80 heading westbound through Lincoln. All the sudden I felt a thump and lost all acceleration. I was in the center lane (of three lane traffic) and was surrounded by semi trucks. Thankfully I was able to get my hazard lights on and coast over to the shoulder. I called aaa for a tow and took my vehicle to the nearest Ford dealer. I was advised that I had a stuck throttle body. They said this is quite common for this year/make/model of vehicle. They replaced the throttle body under warranty and sent me on my way. I feel very fortunate that I was able to coast to the side of the interstate. I had recently taken an 1800 mile road trip with my children through dallas and houston. I am so grateful this didn't occur on our trip.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 11/12/2013

I pulled into 45 mph traffic and the throttle seemed to be stuck open and did not slow when my foot was removed from the accelerator. I pressed up and down on the accelerator with my left foot on the brake and was able to slow and pull to the side of the road. When trying to put the vehicle in motion again, the accelerator could not be budged. I was towed to a local mechanic and he cleaned the throttle body. I have been problem free for 4-5 months but am noticing a sticking problem again. I have seen online that this is a prevalent problem with this model. I called Ford but their customer satisfaction program which helps with the replacement of the throttle body is currently only for model years 2009-2012. This is dangerous, control of the vehicle is greatly affected.

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car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 10/30/2013

The vehicle experienced a fuel surge causing a reaction that was not intended by the driver. The car joltedas if one mashed the accelerator then released repeatedly. Once the vehicle came to a stop the car spit and sputtered like bad engine timing. We turned the vehicle off where it sat overnight. It was hard to start this morning and experienced the same problem twice this morning while taking the kids to school. I stopped by an advanced auto parts store where the attendant pulled the service code p2112 throttle actuator stuck closed.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 10/14/2013

While driving, the vehicle will stall, or drop to about 800-900 rpm with no response from the accelerator. The "wrench" will come on the instrument panel, and the vehicle will sometimes stall/kill altogether. We have had the codes pulled by a technician, and they say that the "throttle body is stuck open", "the throttle body is stuck closed", and there is one more but I cannot recall it off the top of my head. I have called Ford and they have said that they do not have a known issue, nor is this a familiar problem per the symptoms. I have likewise done an internet search and found several complaints, and an NHTSA investigation launched. Please advise that this is a major security concern for me - yesterday I was traveling in the left lane of a major freeway, at freeway speeds, when my vehicle seemingly stalled, dropped to 800 rpms, and I had to cross 3 lanes of rush hour traffic to pull over to the shoulder to shut my car off, put it in park, then start it back up and merge back into traffic, then have it repeat the problem less than a mile later. This is a huge problem, and if not fully addressed by Ford, my fear is it is going to cause accidents if it hasn't already. Thank you in advance for your follow-up and support.

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car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 10/13/2013

Had just stopped at an exit and was pulling back out on the interstate when suddenly my car quit accelerating. Thankfully, I wasn't going full speed yet and could pull over on the side of the interstate out of traffic. Had I been going full speed, this could have been really bad, even fatal. My wrench and engine lights came on. After some time of sitting, the car drove fine and I was able to get to a repair shop that performed a diagnostic test and the error came up "throttle body stuck closed". After researching, I've found this seems to be a common problem and is very dangerous. I've also had times where after stopping and then pressing the gas to go, the car would accelerate forward suddenly. Because of this defective part, my son and I were stranded for several hours and were traveling home so we were about 4 hours from home. We had to depend on strangers to help us. Ford needs to take responsibility for this and fix this. We do not have several hundred dollars to fix this.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 10/06/2013

Driving and vehicle kept acting like it was stalling while trying to drive. Knew that the gas was not low, so wasn't sure what the issue was. Made it to destination and called mechanic. Brought it in to the shop, still with intermittent stalling while driving. Ran a test and said that the throttle actuator control system was stuck open - this has seemed to be a problem with Ford Escape vehicles. Got it fixed with no incidents, but could have been worse.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 10/01/2013

Driving to kansas from iowa on the interstate at 65 mph we suddenly stalled and lost our power steering. We were in heavy traffic which was quite scary. Pulled over to the side of the road stopped, put the car in park and started the car back up. Continued down the road only to have it happen again within 2 minutes. This happened multiple, at least 20 times until finally the car would not respond to the gas pedal. We would step on the gas but the engine would not respond. Then we turned the car off, waited a minute and tried it again until we could get back on the road. The last 13 miles of our trip took over a hour. Took our car to the dealership the next day and they replaced the throttle body which cost us 462. 57. The mechanic told us this is a recurring problem and there will most likely be a recall. The error codes were p2111 and p2112 throttle body stuck open and closed. The next day we had a tire blowout on the interstate, which was also scary and in heavy traffic, because we spent so much time on the shoulder of the road which cost us another 180 dollars. I would like to see this recalled as a safety defect.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 09/28/2013

My son was driving to a school event Saturday night when the car stalled and the throttle position light came on. He was able to get it of the side of the road safely. I put a scanner on the car and it said throttle control module was stuck open, but when I started the car it ran fine. I think this is a serious issue that needs address by Ford.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 09/20/2013

While driving down the highway my vehicle went straight to limp mode with no warning at all. I had to pull to the side of the highway while traffic was stopping behind me and trying to pass me. A wrench light and check engine light came on and I could not throttle my vehicle at all. I cut the ignition off, let it sit a minute and cranked it again. The problem went away. This has happened numerous times the last 2 days. It has happened while trying to go through intersections and while turning across traffic. The diagnostics at advanced auto shows throttle body stuck open. This is a very dangerous situation that seems to be happening to a lot of these vehicles.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 08/21/2013

At first, while driving, the car would shut down and not respond to throttle movement, a huge safety issue in traffic. After pulling over and restarting the car, the problem seemed to go away for a while. The problem seemed to be intermittent the first few times. Finally the car shut down to an idle and would not respond to throttle movement and the wrench and engine lights came on. The car would only run limp mode. The odb codes read a p2111 and p2112 (throttle actuator control stuck open, and throttle actuator stuck closed) respectively. We had to tow the vehicle to the dealer. We were told that the entire throttle body had to be replaced at a cost of $666. The problem is that the part is unavailable for 2 weeks and maybe up to a month. We have 39000 miles on the vehicle, the warranty ran out at 36000. This issue is also not covered under the power train warranty. This seems to be a widespread issue and I am disappointed that Ford is unwilling to make this right and produce a recall.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 08/12/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the throttle became stuck and the vehicle accelerated without manual force. The contact was able to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis but they were unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 08/03/2013

While driving the wrench light and check engine light came on and the vehicle went into limp home mode and would not go faster than a couple of miles an hour. The engine was surging during this time. I could turn the vehicle off and restart it but it would immediately do the same thing again. The codes that were read from the vehicle were p2111 and p2112 and said the throttle stuck open and throttle stuck closed.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 07/19/2013

Car stalled while moving 3 times. Once while in motion, the other 2 right after stops. Would hit the gas & the car wouldn't move. I would turn off the car & restart it & it would run ok, then do it again. Took it to autozone to have them tell me what codes came up & they said it was the p2111 stating the throttle actuator stuck on open. I have a 2 year old daughter & can't have take this kind of risk with her. Its happened again over the last week several times.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 07/11/2013

I was driving down the highway at 70mph and my vehicle lurched, knocked, and then began to slow down no matter how much I pushed the gas pedal. I made it to the side of the road and once completely stopped, the vehicle vibrated until put in park. I turned my vehicle off and waited about 5 mins and then restarted it. Everything appeared to be fine, so I began to drive down the highway again. Within 2 miles, the same incident happened again. I made it to the closest auto zone and they diagnosed my vehicle with a trouble code p2111, throttle body stuck open. They sent me to a locally owned body shop, where they too, diagnosed my vehicle with the trouble code p2111. I managed to make it back home and take it to my Ford shop, where they confirmed the trouble code of p2111, so they replaced my throttle body. Unfortunately, my vehicle was no longer under warranty, so it came out of my pocket to replace the part. My Ford had the nerve to mention this has been a reaccuring problem they are seeing, which is why they already had a throttle body in stock. This should be sent to recall; it is dangerous, and has affected many people from what I've read.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

While driving the vehicle began sputtering and then would not accelerate and would barely move when pushing the gas pedal. It was diagnosed initially as the throttle actuator stuck open. It was cleaned. I drove it and less than 24 hours later it lost acceleration on a major highway at a traveling speed of 65 mph. I had to pull over 3 times and restart it to get it to a car repair place. I ended up having to have it towed to a Ford dealership where they replaced the throttle actuator motor. The diagnostic code was p2111. I asked for the old part and it did not look worn or damaged. The repeated loss of acceleration on a major highway during morning rush hour created a great risk to my safety and those of the other motorists around me. The service man at the Ford dealership advised me they were seeing a number of similar situations involving this part with Ford Escapes. The total cost for both service visit was $465. 00.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 06/28/2013

Driving the car would result in the car to stall. This is an automatic vehicle. I would have to put into neutral to restart car. Then the rpm would jump then stall again. I took in the vehicle to be repaired and found code that the throttle body was stuck closed so the car would be able to drive without the throttle body being replaced. After fixed the problem went away. The problem is $500 later after the repair and the car had not even broke the 50k yet. Very bad problem and seems a if I am no the only one. After looking it up to see if I could get the parts myself I saw that this is happening to a lot of different Ford vehicles at the same time in the same range of years. This is a huge problem and just glad the kids weren't in the cars as I was driving on the interstate.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 06/27/2013

While driving about 25 mph about 0. 25 miles from my garage the car would not accelerate when I stepped on the accelerator pedal. There was no throttle response. I was unable to re-start the engine after turning the car off, and had to be towed to a service center. The diagnostic code was p111 -- throttle body stuck open. Upon removal of the throttle body, the service mechanic said the throttle body appeared normal. I retained the original throttle body as evidence after it was replaced.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 06/14/2013

P2111 error per computer - throttle actuator stuck open. Vehicle will not accelerate and engine shakes violently, feels like it wants to stall, but does not. Needs to be shut off and restarted to accelerate again. Problem has now happened 6 times in the last 2 days.

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