Ford Escape owners have reported 645 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).
Was driving and vehicle began shuddering violently and service engine now came on and vehicle engine died. Thank goodness I was not on the highway yet and four people helped to push me out of the way.
While driving at highway speeds (roughly 70 mph) my vehicle completely turned off with no warning and said "engine fault. Service now". By the grace of god I did not get rear ended. I successfully restarted the vehicle and made it home. The same thing happened the next morning, this time on city streets going roughly 20 mph during rush hour. Against, I was beyond lucky to have not gotten injured or worse and there was no warning again.
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.
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I was traveling 60 mph when the engine started shaking violently, I lost the ability to accelerate and the check engine light came on with an error message of "engine fault". Once I made it to the side of the road, the engine idled down to 400 and shut off. I tried to crank it up again and the engine immediately started jumping violently. Vehicle was towed to the Ford dealership and they said it was recall 16b32.
This can happen any time the engine is stop, while park at home,shopping any where the engine is stop . To start the key in inserted to steering column opening and it will not engage properly at times it takes to move back and fort the key while inserted and it will start, this is happening more often now. Took the Escape to grand prairie Ford texas and they said it was the steering column lock module need to be replace plus an alignment total for $787. 65 understand that the 2009 Escape has the same problem but Ford has issued a recall on it but not the 2010, this is rather absurd since the know the problem. Now I have the choice to repair or drive until the key no longer works, what a choice, I'm a widower , retired and live on ss, thanks Ford.
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Takata recall / Ford defective product low mileage Escape involved in a frontal crash and rear ended another vehicle (2005 accura) and the air bag system failed to deploy. $13,000 Escape was totaled. This is unacceptable.
Door ajar activates constantly setting off the car alarm and killing the car battery. This happens while car is sitting stationary, and or moving (while driving) this has been going on since the day the car was purchased in 4-2007, and it happens quite often, and is happening up to the day this was submitted (8-25-2016. This is a very well known issue with this car and Ford. . . Yet nothing is being done about it. You say it isn't a safety issue, but if you go to Ford or a dealer to have the alarm and door switch disconnected they say they cant due to a safety issue.
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The contact owns a 2016 Ford Escape. The contact stated that after the air conditioner was activated, the dashboard vibrated and an abnormal noise emitted from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician informed the contact that there was an hole from which rodents entered and destroyed the fan. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,900. The VIN was not provided.
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving various speeds, the windshield sensor failed to function. The failure recurred numerous times. In addition, while driving 60 mph and changing gears, the vehicle lost power and stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the electronic sensor and transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 14,000.
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I purchased a 2016 Ford Escape in January 2016 on 8-2-16 I was on my way to work all of a sudden my car slowed down in traffic a then stopped. Make a long story short I made it to work Ford sent a tow truck to my job to pick up me and my truck.
My 2009 Ford Escape, stalls with out any warning, the engine still runs but there is no control over the engine rpm. This has happened several times, while traveling on state hwy and county roads. Each time you could gain control, by shutting engine off and restarting. Since this is the family car it has been parked. It is unsafe to drive if stalls on busy city street or major freeway.
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Escape. While accelerating from a stop light, the vehicle shook, stalled, and all the lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was restarted, but the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04v175000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.
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Hello, a few months ago I purchased a used 2011 Ford Escape flex fuel from infinity/Volkswagen of fairfield, CA 94533. During the time my wife and I have been driving it, I have experienced some major troubles with the vehicle. When driving in the city or on the highway at any speed, the vehicles gas pedal all of a sudden loses pressure and I have no more gas. Promptly after that , the car begins to shake and eventually I have to pull over for safety reasons. This has happened more than 10 times now. I have been to the dealership 3 times already and explained to them what's going on. They just brushed it off and said " come back when the engine lights come on. " I was very mad and frustrated but I let it be. Over the fourth of July weekend I was driving the vihecle the problem happened again this time I was on the freeway and had to emidietly pull over because I was in the fast lane. It was so fast that I collided with the side of the shoulder to right of the fast lane and hit a dirt patch. Things could have been a lot worse. Thank god nobody was hurt. In saying that my wife is the daily driver of the vihecle and to think that she is pregnant and has my 2 year old son if she was driving it things would be a lot worse for the dealership. I'm sick and tired of being treated like this. I'm a marine corps veteran and to be treated like shit in the dealership tell me to "leave and have good day" is terrible. This is the third vihecle that I have purchased from them and by no means will there be any more business with them after this. Not caring about the safety of customers is wrong. I do not want this vihecle anymore. I repeat I do not want this vihecle anymore. I need something done about this please. If not I have no choice but to write my congressman about this situation, the department of veterans affairs and a lawyer. I hope that we can handle this in a civil manner.
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Purchased used 2013 Ford Escape vehicle with approximately 33k miles in October of 2014. Purchased extended warranty as warranty was due to expire at 36k miles. A week or two after purchase, car stalled. In the shop it went. Several months later check engine light came on. In the shop it went again. Multiple times later car has been in the shop again for same "check engine light" for 2-3 weeks at a time; transmission replaced twice. The car was back in shop again last week for same issue check engine light this time dealer claims purge valve issue.
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled and shut off without warning. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road and restarted it, but the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that the electronic throttle body needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall; however, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v597000 (air bags, seat belts). The failure was not remedied. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.
My 2013 Ford Escape's information display with all required information and odometer reading has gone blank all of a sudden. The vehicle was stationary at the time. I addressed this issue to Ford and the Ford dealer, but they don't care to help me and asking me to pay too much amount to replace it. How can I pay too much amount for replacing this if its there manufacturing defect. I know as per federal law this is must and the screen cannot happen on this case to any vehicle. Its definitely a much needed thing and its not a fault from the user. They said there is no recall for information cluster. When I searched , I found many recalls (15c03 recall) which they said my car cannot be included since it is 2013 model. Please help me. This is really a safety issue. I am scheduled by colonial Ford, danbury on 6/27/16 to check the problem and I have end up paying too much money. Please consider this complaint and please take actions as soon as possible. Thank you.
After starting my 2013 Ford Escape, the instrument cluster information display with system warnings and only odometer display went blank. Technicians checked for a bad fuse, but none found. Also, found that there is a recall (15c03 - reprogram instrument panel cluster) issued against 2014 Ford Escape for the same issue.
Drove my 2004 Ford Escape 20 minutes to get pizza and come back home parked it at 8pm by 12:30am neighbors banging on door your cars on fire!!!! I'm in believe the abs module caught fire recall is out Ford says my vehicle doesn't apply.
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We came to a stop at a stop sign on a city side street. The engine died and would crank over but not restart. This has happened twice. Ablown fuse was found labeled vehicle power. No codes were found. No other problems have occurred. The second time was on a highway when we had to make a sudden stop.
The doors lock and won't unlock. This happens at the front passenger door and both of the back seat passenger doors. Sometimes they begin unlocking a week or so later other times they don't unlock ever. This has happened when the vehicle was stopped, some doors then unlock, but not all.
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The rear hatch lock will not release to open, only the window will open. This happens even when all of the locks are open.
Truck is accelerating and switching gears on its own. While at a traffic light , a wrench light pops on and the truck begins to switch gears. Once the truck is turned off, the wrench light goes away but returns after driving begins again. Truck is not getting enough power when driving as if it is going to shut off. There are also jerking motions while driving.
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The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitated to start without warning. The vehicle eventually started after ten attempts. In addition, while driving 25 mph, the vehicle veered to the right independently. The vehicle was diagnosed and the technician stated that the driver side abs tone ring was fractured and the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 155,000.
We didn't have the vehicle three weeks and had to have it towed to the dealership due to not starting. They had the vehicle for a week and couldn't figure it. They cleared the code, after keeping it for week. 6 days later it was towed for the issues, they currently still have the vehicle and they say they are not sure why it's happening. They can't get it to throw the codes, it works fine for them. Both time we went out to start the car after it sitting in the garage over night.
The evaporator temperature sensor does not properly work causing the ac to blow hot air and in the summer that cause people to over heat or pass out from heat exhaustion because the part is not working.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Ignition Coils Failure problems||
|Ignition Module problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||
|Underhood Wiring problems||