Ford Escape owners have reported 553 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).
My Ford Escape has a leak somewhere in the roof. The water comes in down the a&b posts and onto the floor. While traveling down the a&b posts it flows over several wires and air bag components, also on the a post side it flows around and possibly into the fuze panel. The floor of my vehicle is always soaked and everytime it rains it becomes re-soaked. I have looked online and it appears several thousand Escapes have similar problems.
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Symptom: fuse for interior lights, including gear indicator on shift, controls in steering wheel, fails. Issue began 2nd month of ownership 2/2015. 4th incident on 9/17/15 brought my attention to the circumstances pertaining to all instances leading to failure of the interior lights fuse. Incident: traveling at 55 mph while merging into traffic from the left side of a 5 lane highway, I removed my foot from accelerator. I stepped on the accelerator within a few seconds and the engine shut off, all electrical components, dash board, gauges, everything shut themselves off and then every gauge and warning light lit up, but no engine. I moved the gear selector into neutral and turned the key to off without locking the steering wheel, and tried to restart the vehicle. It did not restart. I made my across 4 lanes of traffic to the right shoulder, stopped the car, put into park and turned the car all the way off and restarted the vehicle, the interior lights no longer worked. The car restarted and I drove on. I realized that every time the fuse for the interior lights has failed, it was after the car had shut itself off, all electrical lights and warning lights had gone off and then all warning lights and lights, except interior lights came back on, requiring turning the key to off engaging the steering wheel lock and restarting the car. It is currently in the shop for evaluation. The 3 previous times, the Ford dealers' (2 different dealers) service department technicians have not found a cause for the fuse failure.
Every morning the car alarm suddenly goes off until I press key fob. It happens routinely from 5 to 8 am and 8 to 9 pm. According to the internet, there are many Ford Escape owners who have the same issue. You can search it by "Ford Escape alarm goes off". This is really annoying not only for owners but also for their neighbors. Although this is not critical safety issue, this is absolutely manufacturer's defect.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, the air bag light warning light illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000. Jo.
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The contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. While driving at 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after 10 seconds. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the electrical fuse number 60 needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,000.
My fan did not operate on the normal #1 setting but ok on the other settings. When I took it in to repair it I was told a board went out that caused the failure, the cause of that was from condensation from the ac tubing dripping on another board and caused both boards to go out. They had to replace both boards and reroute the ac line so it wouldn't happen again. I paid $954. 06 for poor design/construction.
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Whenever car is on and parked, not moving, or going slower than 20 mph, the air conditioning does not cool and blows extremely hot air into the car. If I am in traffic, at a stop light, getting drive through, or parking the car, it quickly gets dangerously hot. Right now we have 100+ degree days consistently, with my child in the back seat I fear driving my vehicle in this heat as it is known to kill in texas. My father is an electrician and when I told him he said it looks like an electrical or power problem because he thinks the car idles too low.
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Our daughter was driving her 2005 Ford Escape. She had just gotten on the turnpike - as she was driving the dash board lights started flashing and the car started slowing down - the steering wheel locked up and the car died. She luckily was able to get to the side of the highway and was not hurt. It was about 99 degrees outside at 2:00 in the afternoon. We had to have a tow truck take the vehicle to a car repair shop. It was determined that the spark plugs and coil had burned up and it would be $2,200 to repair the car. After looking online, this is s common problem with 2005 Ford Escapes. There are no recalls. Ford has said to keep the receipt in case there are recalls in the future. That is little relief from the fact that we are out $2200 now and don't feel safe having our daughter driving this vehicle any longer. She has had regular maintenance on her car. One other problem with vehicle is that the leather interior has started coming off the side door panels - it's like the adhesive has just worn out. We have tried to fix this but it looks bad and no one will guarantee a repair on it because they say it's a manufacturing error and it is a difficult repair. This 2005 Ford Escape should be considered a lemon!! we have always driven Fords with no problems - very disappointing.
Without any warning or previous issues, my vehicle stalled several times when making turns and approaching stop lights. Battery checked out (had just replaced two weeks prior but had it tested again anyways. ) at the time the battery was tested, I did not have an engine light on. An hour later a "wrench" light and the engine light came on. I received a computer diagnosis and it came back that the throttle body actuator was bad. I was almost rear ended the first time this happened yesterday morning because I was in the middle of a turn.
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving 20 mph and making a right turn, there was an abnormal noise underneath the vehicle. The traction control, abs, air bag, and eas warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the clock spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system). The clock spring was not replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,000.
Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph, the check engine warning indicator illuminated and there was an abnormally strong burning odor coming from the vehicle. The contact states that touch screen, radio and navigation failed. The failure recurred numerous time. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 24,000. Sg.
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The contact owns a 2001 Ford Escape. While driving at 45 mph, the vehicle unexpectedly decelerated and the battery light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle stalled and was able to be restarted after several attempts. The contact was able to drive for approximately five more minutes before the vehicle stalled again. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 122,000.
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The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated while driving 25 mph, the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power without warning. The vehicle had to be towed to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the pcm and all six coils burned and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 121,000.
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the rear hatch door activator latch switch mechanism seized, which prevented the door from opening. In addition, the panel lights failed. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.
Going south on i81 to watertown, NY. Vehicle quit and I coasted to the side of the highway. Tractor-trailer behind me swerved to miss me. Almost hit a car coming off the exit ramp, had no power to excelerate to get by him. Could have been a wopper of an accident.
See all problems of the 2011 Ford Escape.
Issues related per TSB #asi-44451 (NHTSA id #10055312) 2. 0l motor lack of air conditioning on idle stuck in chicago with over heating indicator lamp on display and overheating.
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Escape. While driving 30 mph, the contact noticed a burning odor coming from the air vent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the seal did not properly protect the vehicle from water. As a result, water entered the vehicle and shorted out the electrical system. In addition, the receiver dryer, blower resister, and gasket cap needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at 73 mph, the air bag warning light, traction control warning light,brake warning light and service engine light illuminated. The contact stated that the anti-lock braking system on the passenger's side front of the vehicle was applied which caused the vehicle to pull to the right and struck a concrete pillar. The contact stated that the air bags did not deploy. The contact stated that the front seat passenger sustained injuries that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v495000 (electrical system) however, the vehicle was not repaired because the part was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000. Ah.
Rear hatch door mechanism failing to open rear hatch.
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Escape. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and "stop safely now" displayed on the instrument panel. The vehicle was able to restart after multiple attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there was a faulty wire harness inside the high voltage battery. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,000.
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I heard alert chime, looked at instrument cluster. Traction control, wrench, battery, abs, airbag, and brake lights were all on. Speedometer, tachometer, and temp gauge were all reading zero, fuel gauge appeared to be working. Radio volume speed compensation stopped working, a/c compressor shut down, fan stayed running. Driver information center was reading ____miles to e, fuel level low. After a few more minutes, the tire pressure light started flashing, and new message alternated on the driver information center tire pressure monitor fault. Then it just as suddenly, went back to normal. Now the same thing repeats repeats on and off almost every 5 minutes of driving or so. When I researched this on internet I find this problem is so common there is a company advertising mail order repairs for $199. 00 problem is cold solder joints on instrument cluster.
Ford is nothing but a company that is out for money. They could care a less how reliable their vehicles are or about their customer service. Ford motor company should stop making vehicles and be sued. They have nothing but faults in their vehicles. In mine, there is multiple transmission problems and the cooling fan runs constantly and this should not happen. I have contacted the Ford dealer that I bought the car from and they could care a less and continue to say nothing is wrong with it. My entire care basically has a seizure when it shifts and when you put it into gear and they say this is normal? these guys are a bunch of fools. Than they proceed to tell me I need to spend $700 on something that wasn't going to fix my car to get more money and to make me believe that they know what they are talking about. I am extremely upset at this company. They will not issue a recall even though I have read many other reviews about people having the same problem with the same vehicle. Ford is nothing but a bunch of crooked people. Never buy a piece of crap Ford. They do not stand behind their vehicles and could care a less about fixing an unsafe vehicle because of a fault in their end. Buy a chevy or something that is more reliable and a company that has way better customer service than Ford.
When starting, car shows "engine fault, service now" light. Took to dealership three times, has not been resolved. Recently, when braking for a stop light, engine fault reappeared and lost all power to the transmission. Huge safety issue.
My Ford Escape 2015 wouldn't shut off after turning. I didn't realize that car was on after I had park,without the keys in the ignition. I drove home when I tried to shut the engine; it didn't. The car was tow to the nearest Ford. The motor was still running when it was being tow. Ford couldn't find anything wrong with the car. Mine you I still haven't made my first payment.
Tl-the contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the automatic door lock was applied, however, when the driver grabbed the door handle, the front driver side door opened. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred multiple times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure was 3,000. Sms.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Ignition Coils Failure problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Ignition Module problems||
|Underhood Wiring problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||