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Electrical System Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 733 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 10/18/2017

I was driving down i49, shreveport, la. At approximately 65 mph, high tempature warning came on followed by engine failure warning, as I was making my way to the roadside engine shut down. Steam started coming from under the hood, when the vehical came to a stop, I popped the hood, as I got out of the car I noticed a small amount of blue smoke, followed by black smoke, I did not open hood, 30 seconds latter flames were shooting from under the hood, I called 911 as the flames engulfed the front of the car.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 10/15/2017

Greetings, I have a Ford Escape 2013, 2. 5 liters, and I almost crashed because the vehicle suffered an electrical malfunction. In the screen of the car it said: "motor damage, turn off". This almost caused me to loose my life, because the car lost all the energy, stopped in the middle of the highway, and the motor was hesitating. I looked for a recall and I found a Ford number 14s17-s1 but that recall is for 2. 0 liter and my Ford Escape 2013 is 2. 5 which means that it doesn't have the same electrical wire that is recalled from the 2. 0. I went to the dealer to find an answer, but the car does this malfunction intermittently and once you turn it back on the code disappears like if nothing would have happened. I took the paper of the recall to the dealer and they said that they cant do anything because the code disappeared and my car doesn't have the same system of the 2. 0 liter.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 10/13/2017

As I was getting something out of the trunk area while standing at the center rear bumper, the lift hatch started coming down on its own. It was so quiet I did not hear it, and when I stood up (I'm 5ft 1-77 yr old female, I stood straight up and my head banged into the lid which was on its way down. The force of it hitting my head caused it to start ascending back up. I later went to emergency room because of my head bruise and pain. Scan revealed no internal bleed but was advised to treat it like a concussion. I should not have to pay these emergency room bills for a defect and now I'm paranoid about the lid. With all the beeps on these cars, the lid definitely needs a warning when it is coming down.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 09/28/2017

Vehicle was being driven and without warning when brakes were applied the pedal went all the way to the floor. The abs light then came on. My child was being transported in the car and an accident almost occurred. Towed car to mechanic and discovered this has happened to a lot of people, yet when I checked there was no active recall on this item. Shop says it needs a new Ford oem abs module assembly 3f2z2c219ab.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 08/29/2017

My car has ran a 100% since the day I bought it. I went to go move my car after I cut my grass and instantly my power steering sensor went off as soon as I started my car stating that it required service due to it not working. Just like that. No earlier warnings, no malfunctions prior to this incident, nothing. I am a mother of 4 daughters and thankfully I was just trying to reposition my vehicle in my yard vs. Driving down the road or else it could have caused severe bodily harm to us or even worse, it could have caused a major accident that could have resulted in death. I called the Ford dealership and they stated even with so many complaints on this particular model, make, and year having this exact problem, this is not a recall yet. I researched it myself and found out that the 2013 Ford fusion also has this problem, but there is currently an active recall for the fusion, but not the Escape. I am confused on this. Are they waiting on a death toll to rise due to Ford's malfunctioning part and a lawsuit before they decide that this is a real serious issue or is it because of the lack of concern for Fords customers and families they had when they decided to use this poorly planned electrical design that is continuously malfunctioning? or maybe its because they know that this is a big issue and charging customers over $1700. 00 to fix this poorly planned product that is going to cost someone their lives was going to make their service department revenue sky rise with this power steering problem being high in demand. I don't understand why one model of Ford with the same year is on recall for this, but the other model with the exact same set up and year is not. I am a single mother of 4 daughters that is still paying on this $19,000. 00 vehicle that is now parked in my yard because it is too expensive to fix. Thanks Ford!!!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 08/12/2017

The contact owned a 2001 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic), 12v353000 (engine and engine cooling), and 14v165000 (structure, vehicle speed control). The contact did not receive any recall notifications. The contact stated that the brake lights remained illuminated for an extended period of time. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. While the vehicle was parked in a residental parking space, a security guard noticed smoke coming from the vehicle. After making a second round, the guard informed the vehicle owner that the vehicle was consumed by flames. The fire department extinguished the flames. A fire report was filed and the contact took pictures. The vehicle was parked and had not been inspected by a dealer or manufacturer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that they would follow-up in writing, but did not provide a time frame for the recall repair. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 08/10/2017

Started vehicle and the wipers came on automatically and would not shut off (despite the wipers being in the off position). The car was stationary. Turned car off. Immediately turned car back on and the wipers would not work at all. Wipers will not work when raining and go from constantly working to not working at all for no reason. Very dangerous if it is raining, snowing, or any precipitation in the sky.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 08/04/2017

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning, there were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact placed the gearshift into neutral and was able to coast over to the side of the road. The contact waited for a few minutes and restarted the vehicle, the vehicle restarted and stalled. The vehicle was towed to a park and ride lot. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The approximate failure mileage was 122,607.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

Transmission control module causing issues with transmission, shifting. Mechanic said transmission is starting in 5th gear. Jerks very hard when put in reverse. Upon going 45 mph engine revs to 3 rpm. Cannot take off fast, very slow moving.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 07/26/2017

When the car is fully locked and all door well shut the rear right door sensor says its opened or ajar which makes the alarm go off when no one has tried to touch the car and because of this it has drain the battery while having a less than 1 year old battery.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 07/19/2017

Vehicle suddenly hesitates and stalls while driving it creating a serious safety issue.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 07/16/2017

Bought 2010 Ford Escape 3 months ago noticed cutting off pep boys says no worry. Now check engine light tool light cuts off when driving at lights idling. Scared Ford says it will cist me 400 500 to fix. Say customer satisfaction program 13no3. Please help. I have handicapped daughter to take to drs and I work. Please.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 07/16/2017

Instrument cluster is inoperative.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 07/16/2017

I bought 2010 Ford Escape 3,months ago noticed cutting g off took to pep boys said no worries. Now check engine light comes in tool light cuts off going down road hesitates cuts off at lights scared. Ford says it will cost me 400 or more to fix Ford electronic throttle body. Code p2119. Help me please I read about the extended warranty.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 07/12/2017

Electronic throttle body malfunction. Vvehicle developed contamination on the internal motor contacts of the throttle body, resulting in intermittent electrical connectivity. Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) and wrench light illuminated and the vehicle may entered failure mode effects management (fmem) otherwise known as "limp home" mode. Vehicle lost all acceleration while in motion on a highway as well as on a city street. Electronic throttle body was repaired under Ford customer satisfaction program #13n03. Due to this fact and despite that the etb once again suffered from the same issue, Ford refused to repair the etb a second time and all costs fell upon customer.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 07/10/2017

Takata recall: engine light on message engine failure!!! kit-term ab part # 3u2z. 14a088 part $17. 40 wire $1. 74 labor $558. 00 total at Ford dealership $577. 14 + $99 to run the test! there are a lot of complaints on this problem and needs to be a recall. Ford needs to deal with this issue. It's a faulty part. I took it in right away as you should with any engine light. The light came on when I started it one day and only drove it to dealership.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 07/06/2017

Car stalled while in motion on city street. Lost all power and would not restart without jump.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 06/26/2017

The contact owns a 2017 Ford Escape. While the vehicle was at a complete stop, a warning bell chimed and a "shift to "p" restart engine manually" message displayed intermittently. The contact was able to shift the vehicle into the park position and restart the engine manually. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (battlefield Ford, 8820 centerville rd, manassas, va, 20110), but they were unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided case number: cas 12755913. The manufacturer stated that they were aware of the failure and advised that once the vehicle was started, to turn the auto switch off. The manufacturer also advised the contact that she could get a second opinion because no further assistance would be offered. The failure mileage was approximately 10,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 06/01/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While stopped at a traffic light and attempting to proceed forward, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted or notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,228.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 05/17/2017

When the vehicle stops, engine shuts down. If I start it again it turns on just fine but everytime I stop at a light or at traffic, the engine stalls. Went to the Ford dealer and they cant tell what is happening because there is no check engine light turned on. They checked it and everything was fine, battery, oils. They say there is a recall for the throttle position sensor but the deadline for this was on January 2015. Now Ford wont repair my vehicle because it has more than 10 years old (it has less than 116,000 miles).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 05/12/2017

The vehicle was in motion being driven when heavy rain began. The wipers would not turn on in any level, manual or otherwise. This created an extreamly dangerous situation with little to no visibility. The dealer did not disclose the problems with the 2014 Ford Escape bcm but indicated was the cause. They however did not replace it, but did charge $450 for diagnosis only. No actual repair was made. This vehicle should be under recall. It is again affecting the wiper control intermittently.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 05/03/2017

While at highway speeds, car rmps become erratic and no response from gas peddle. Car goes idle and then stalls. Vehicle must be restarted. Yellow 'wrench' light comes on however once the car is restarted, it is no longer illuminated. No codes available from computer scan.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. Upon attempting to change a bulb within the liftgate door, the contact was unable to access the light to change the bulb. In addition, there was no manual option internally and no option to use a fob to open the liftgate hatch, which failed to open and secure when opened. The dealer (holman Ford Lincoln turnersville, 3641 rt 42 south, turnersville, NJ 08012, (888) 471-2313) was unable to determine if this was a design flaw because they provided no solution to address the failures. The manufacturer was contacted. Technical service bulletin number: 12-4-3 (structure: body: hatchback/liftgate) was referenced. The VIN was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 16v777000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 84,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

6 months after I leased this car, the rear power window stopped working. During the first 6months, I noticed that when I close the door, the rear windows switch power turns off. I believe there is loose wires in the driver door that causes this problem.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 04/30/2017

I was driving my 2013 Ford Escape at night and my instrument cluster information display with system warnings and odometer display started blinking colors, then black and white, and on and off. It has gone black several times and then it seem to work fine for a short time, and then it will all of a sudden start again. This happens on streets, highways, day and night. This started 3 weeks ago. My odometer is around 50,000. I checked on line for recalls and have read several other 2013 owners finding the same thing that I did, there is a recall for this on the 2014 models (recall (15c03 - reprogram instrument panel cluster) issued against 2014 Ford Escape for the same issue) but does not include the 2013 models. Please help.

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