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Electrical System Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 482 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 06/18/2015

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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 06/17/2015

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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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 06/03/2015

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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 05/25/2015

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 05/19/2015

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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 05/13/2015

The contact owned a 2003 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 5 mph, there was smoke coming from the front driver side of the vehicle without warning. The contact discovered flames underneath the vehicle. A police officer extinguished the fire. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 05/13/2015

"engine fault service now light" came on twice with "hill start assist not available" both times. After stopping at traffic light and stepping on gas pedal, car would not move and gave no indication it had stalled. All normal lights were on. I put car in "park" and restarted. This has happened twice on hills and has died on me four times.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 04/19/2015

Took my car to harrold Ford on howe avenue dealership and was told that the car has been worked on and picked up the car and didn't get far and the car stalled. Re-started the car and barely made it back home and called harrold Ford and told them what had happened and they told me to bring the car back and we had it towed to their facility again and received a call in the afternoon and was told that the car is ready to be picked up and we drive over there and the car stalled after a couple of blocks and had it towed to their facility again and the next day we received a call from harrold Ford and told us that there is nothing they can do for us and to pick up my car. " your car is a salvaged title" we took the car home via tow truck and we had a mechanic take a look at the throttle body and he said that it was never replaced! I feel that the couple of times that we drove that car put me and my grandchildren in a great danger and I thank god that we didn't get into an accident and the car only drove 2 blocks and I told harrold Ford that we brought my car for recall parts and now my car is not even driveable. Totally dead!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 04/17/2015

An O2/exhaust sensor & fuel induction kit had to be replaced. This SUV has only 13700 miles on it. The dealer said that the parts were faulty. My bumper to bumper warranty went out last July 2014, so it wasn't covered. I feel that Ford needs to investigate if other vehicles have this same problem. I should also be reimbursed for my cost.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 04/05/2015

Started car and the alarm went off on the dash saying the front passenger door was ajar. We opened the door and looked at the door to make sure no one had hit the car. No damage could be found. Shut car off and restarted. Alarm continued with dash reading front passenger door ajar. Drove car home with constant alarm and over head light on. Let car sit in driveway for hours to see if something would reset. It did not work. Unplugged battery and let car sit another 30 minutes. Did not reset. Tomorrow the car goes back to the dealership again to fix this problem. I am very disappointed with the new 2015 Ford Escape titanium 4 wheel drive 1. 6 only 1069 miles and I am having lemon issues! should have kept my 2013 Escape with the bigger motor, didn't have dumb problems like this one. Ford step up please and make this right!!.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 03/20/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the transmission is malfunctioning due to the vehicle not being able to exceed 30 mph. The vehicle was taken to a dealership within the first week that it was purchased where the contact was advised to keep the vehicle in over drive and not the regular drive gear. The manufacturer was not made aware of the malfunction. The approximate vehicle failure mileage was 132,000. Kh.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 03/19/2015

While parked in employee's parking lot the Ford Escape engine started to smoke then caught fire .

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 03/16/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. While driving at approximately 30 mph over a bump, there was a loud abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred when going over a bump. The contact noticed that the top of the steering tower had separated from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the struck tower separated due to excessive rust. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14v165000 (structure); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 128,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 03/15/2015

While traveling down the highway in plover wisconsin, smoke began to pour into the vehicle via the front vents. I looked forward and saw massive flames coming from under my hood. I quickly pulled over, shut the vehicle off and ran. I call 911, where it took 15 firemen and 500 gal of water to put out the 10ft flames (see fire report). The entire front end of my car has been destroyed along with all the contents. The fire broke through the firewall and melted underneath the dashboard. Front tires exploded.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 03/14/2015

Tl- the contact owns 2011 Ford Escape. The contact stated while driving over 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was unable to determine the failure and an unknown error message appeared on the instrumental panel. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 53,000. Djr.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 03/12/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2001 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the key fob failed to function properly. As a result, the contact was unable to unlock and lock the hatch door. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 142,000. Pam.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 03/09/2015

Warning on screen. Take car to dealer immediately. I took the car to tye dealer and after sitting there for over 3 hours I was told the issue was the cooling temperature sensor. When they came to tell me the car was finished I was told they did not do anything but unplug the sonsor and wait 5 minutes the reconnect to clear the code. Since then the car takes a long time to heat up for the heater. It will blow cold air. I am disappointed with this car. I should not have had to wait over 3 hours at the dealer either for just unplugging the sensor. Not a good way to keep customers.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 03/06/2015

So far. . 3 times now, I have been driving and my car has strongly surged forward and stalled! I was almost hit today while trying to put my car in neutral to re-start my car. Once the car was re-started it continued to surge forward quite violently. This is an epic safety hazard and needs to be resolved/addressed ASAP!!!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 01/30/2015

Ongoing problem with coils. I was driving my car and smoke started to billow out of the front hood. I then pulled over and call the berkeley township police and they arrived with the pinewald fire company. My husband and son arrived at scene and we had the vehicle towed to our home. The engine control module melted the coils. When my son examined the car the upper intake manifold exploded in his face. I have contacted the Ford motor company and they refused to do anything about it. Also, we noted that there where many other complaints online regarding the same exact problem.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 01/11/2015

Driving about 50mph when the car just stop accelerating. Engine still running but no ability to move. A red wrench starts flashing when this happens.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 12/23/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated while driving at 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 47,762. Sa.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 12/22/2014

Started off from a light and the car hesitated concerned gave it gas and it stuttered,I rolled to a stop and had it towed to a repair shop. Evidently the powertrain computer module is bad several complaints that Ford put the wrong spark plugs in this Escape which after time ruins the pcm. Seriously why hasn't a recall been issued for this problem? had I been traveling faster would have been an accident as I was in morning traffic. Now looking at a $1000 in repair bills. Ford needs to fix this problem.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 12/13/2014

Making a turn, my car jerked and could not accelerate. We had to cruise to our destination which was close thank god. I called Ford and they told me to bring it in. I told them I was unsure if it was drivable. He then told me he couldn't tell me what it was til I brought it in. Then told me I could take it in today but won't get checked til Monday. He got my name and number. We went to various auto places for opinions and solutions. We thought we figured it out but a few hours later it did it again. My husband went back to pep boys but was told they could not run diagnostics because the light was not on. I was looking online and noticed a compliant was made about this issue and went to the Ford website and saw it under the recall under my VIN. My husband called the dealership and talked to a manger asking why I was never notified. He explained its not really a recall but had an extended warranty if it meets the criteria. We explained that the first man never mentioned anything nor did he bother to look up my information to see if I had the recall. The manager apologized and said for me to take it in Monday and he would handle my situation. I'm appalled that I was not notified. This is very dangerous, especially because I have my 2 year old daughter in the car with me most of the time. God forbid my car would have stalled on the highway and I would have caused an accident because my car lost power all of a sudden. I never got any notification from Ford about the recall nor the warranty. I think this is very inconsiderate as people's lives are at stake. I pray that no accidents, injuries or deaths occurred because of Ford's negligence. My vehicle fits the warranty criteria so I hope I won't be charged for repairs. I hope the manager keeps his word. The only money I have is for christmas. If I have to pay for repairs, I can't buy gifts for my family or my daughter.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 12/01/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled with no warning and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the pcm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was not available.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 11/23/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph the dash board light up and the vehicle suddenly stopped. The vehicle was towed home. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact feels like it was an electrical defeat. The failure mileage was 160,000. Rwk.

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