Ford Escape owners have reported 572 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).
My Ford Escape electronic power steering has been acting erratically. It seems to work fine sometimes, but then turns off at other times. This makes it extremely hard to turn the vehicle.
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Multiple times check engine service engine fault now comes on, killing all power and steering to vehicle. Stalled out in traffic, on highway, at a stop, low speed, no speed, high speed. Lost all ability to accelerate or control vehicle. Traction control sensor light lit up, check engine light lit up, airbag sensor lit up and yet running the check systems on it responds that all systems are normal and no active messages. Previously had issue with a bad wheel sensor affecting rpm's, speed, and acceleration. It took the dealer 4 days to figure that out as no computer codes displayed. When turning the lights on manually, the sensor on the dash doesn't light up and it does not turn the lights on unless it is completely dark outside. Not good for these rainy overcast mornings. The engine stalling happened in all different circumstances and traveling in inner city traffic and losing power has proven to be quite dangerous. It first happened yesterday while traveling short trip turning into parking lot. Today it occurred 12 times in a span of a 25 mile trip with my granddaughter in the car. I read the Ford website and ntsa ones and feel it could possibly be related to recall # 14s17 but when I run the VIN number, it only shows active recall related to airbags. It has had multiple recalls since first 3 months of ownership and dealer where purchased never seems to know or have parts in order to address recall issues. The problem is that when this happens, you lose all ability to control the vehicle and there is no indication of when or where it's going to happen. We were sitting at an intersection and when the light turned green, I accelerated and it lost power and there was nowhere to get the vehicle off of the road as it was traffic all around us. I turned my hazards on and prayed we didn't get hit by the oncoming onslaught of traffic.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the vehicle loss power due to an electrical failure. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be repaired where it was diagnosed that the bcm connector was disconnected. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 22,000. Ad.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while accelerating from a traffic light, the vehicle hesitated and stalled. The contact also stated that while at a traffic light without warning the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the vehicle would have to be placed in park position while in idle for the vehicle not to stall. The contact stated that on several occasions the vehicle needed several attempts to be restarted. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The contact was referred to the dealer because the vehicle was under a manufacturer's warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that on five separate occasions the low coolant warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the coolant level was low. The mechanic refilled the coolant reservoir, however the warning light remained illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000. Ah.
Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, however it was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000. Wh.
When fan for climate control is engaged, the car will shut off at whatever speed vehicle is currently at with loss of steering and brakes. Ford dealership says this is a common problem. Fix cost just under $800. 00 !.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the power steering failed and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v2840000 (steering). The manufacture was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000. Aw.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the electric assist power steering stopped working. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 112,300. Ad.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. The contact stated that when the fobik key was depressed to unlock the doors the lift gate failed to unlock. The contact attempted to unlock the lift gate manually but the attempt failed. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 29,000. Sg.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph the vehicle experienced a loss of power steering. The vehicle was able to be stopped however it required a greater effort to operate the vehicle. The vehicle was taken a dealer they diagnosed the steering column had malfunction and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Prior to this failure the vehicle was reprogrammed under NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000(steering) however the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that due to the recall being performed already it would not be remedied under the recall again. The vehicle failure mileage was approximately 132,000. Kh.
Tl- the contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated after three days trying to unlock the doors the vehicle would not unlock and had experienced a complete loss of power. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it could not be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle failure mileage was approximately 14170. Kh.
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.
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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Coolant issues, overheating and vehicle stopping completely, this occurred several times; head gasket replaced, turbo replaced, spark plugs coming out on their own, wheel bearing and sensor gone, touch screen gone.
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.
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.
Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at about 10 mph, the vehicle stalled, lost break and steering powers and crashed into the rear of the vehicle in front. The contact stated that several warning lights illuminated momentarily. The air bags did not deploy. The local police was at the scene and a police report was filed. There were no injuries on either side. The vehicle was towed to a local garage. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not help, claiming that there was no indication of vehicular malfunction. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic. The failure mileage was 36,000. Fe.
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.
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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|Electrical System problems||
|Ignition Coils Failure problems||
|Ignition Module problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Underhood Wiring problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||