Electrical System Problems of Ford Escape
Ford Escape owners have reported 325 problems associated with electrical system (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2010 Ford Escape. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMCU0DG3A_. I filed a complaint yesterday and will continue to as long as this is happening, when I started my car this morning I drove 3 miles and it stoped moveing, when I press the gas nothing happened and the wrench light came on, stopped the car turned it off started it drove the car about 20 feet and it did the same. Started the car again made it almost to work 3 miles away and it happened again. Stopped the car turned it off and started it again it contiunued all day long approximatley 15 times all day. This electrical system issue occurred Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
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#2 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Ford Escape. While drivin about fifty the car just stopped going, the wrench light came on, I tryed to push the fas pedal but nothing would happen it just slowed to a stop. So I put it in park and turned it off waited a few seconds and it started up and I drove off. A couple of days later it happened again at about 35 mph, so I did the same. Thought it was a fluke and/or the weather beiing the problem so I called Ford dealer and they said it sounds like the throttle body. Well for the past month it happens everyday while im driving 65 or 15 just all of the sudden it stops going and I have to pull off the side of the road put it in park and restart it sometimes it goes a few feet and I have to do it again sometimes it just starts and goes and now the check engine light comes on every third time in a row that it happens stays on for a couple days and then goes out for a couple days and so on, just do the recall we have all been reading about it doesnt take a genius like you people to figure this out . . . . . . . . Hear let me help you dooooo the recall. This issue happened on Aug. 24, 2013.
#3 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FMCU0D76A_. I was travelling @ about 40 mph when it sounded & felt like the engine quit. There was a wide shoulder so, I pulled to the side of the road. The engine was still running but running poorly and wouldn't rev up over about about 1000 rpm. The check engine light came on along with an orange "wrench" light. I switched the engine off, restarted it, and it ran fine for about 1/2 mile. Then, the same thing happened again, and again, and again. In the next 2 miles the same thing had happened 3 more times. After almost getting rear-ended by a ram truck the last time it quit, I pulled into a parking lot and called my mechanic who came and towed it to his garage. Almost $400 later, my mechanic had replaced the electronic throttle assembly. He told me the Ford dealer parts person said he knew the part number by heart because they had replaced so many of these parts. This electrical system problem happened on Thursday, October 3, 2013.
#4 - Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2011 Ford Escape. On 10/16/13, while driving on the freeway at 60mph and attempting to accelerate vehicle lost power in the center lane forcing me to have to make a dangerous move without power to try and bring the vehicle to rest in the emergency breakdown lane on the right. The vehicle "check engine light" came on along with some other type of wrench light. Was able to start the vehicle up right away but this time the check engine light stayed on. Code p2112 - electronic throttle body was replaced by Ford on 10/17/13 for $320. 76 vehicle also lost power on 10/10/13 while at a low speed and trying to accelerate to enter the freeway. The wrench light came on but not the check engine light. Was able to restart the vehicle and the wrench light went away. It was Wednesday, October 16, 2013 when this electrical system issue happened.
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#5 - Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2009 Ford Escape. As I was driving and the cruise control was set the road I was traveling had slight hills. It seems as though when the car went to down shift and speed up is when it lost power and went into limp mode. The last occurrence was on 10-17-13 while I was driving on a flat road. I had to brake for traffic when I went to accelerate is when it lost power and went into limp mode. It was October 11, 2013 when this electrical system issue occurred.
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#6 - Electrical System problem of the 2001 Ford Escape
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Ford Escape. The VIN of the problem Escape is 1FMCU04141_. Fifth time vehicle has been to the dealership for the same problem. Vehicle is stopped at a red light or in traffic, the vehicle lunges forward with the brakes applied. Daughter took it back to the same dealership and they thought they fixed the problem. She was on her way back to college. . . 4 miles from the house at a red light. She called and said the vehicle was still doing what it was doing before. This needs to be investigated and a recall issued. It was 06/04/13 when this electrical system issue occurred.
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#7 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FMCU0C75A_. While traveling at approximately 45 mph ,vehicle dies,no power and the throttle position sensor comes on. This problem occurred on Wed., Oct. 9, 2013.
#8 - Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Ford Escape. Driving down the highway at approx 50 mph, then without warning, simultaneously the dashboard lights came on and the vehicle immediately quit running. It was Thursday, October 3, 2013 when this electrical system issue happened.
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#9 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMCU9DG8A_. Cruising at 60mph. Without warning, car slows, throttle unresponsive. Engine warning light on. Car did not stall, but would not respond to throttle. Coast to side of road, dodging traffic. Put car in park, restarted and everything was normal. As of oct 7, 2013 this has occurred five times. Code reader picks up no codes from engine pcm. It was Aug. 20, 2013 when this electrical system issue occurred.
#10 - Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The car is a 2009 Ford Escape. I was driving on a city road and the engine randomly died when I was traveling about 40mph. All the lights and radio/electronics remained on (never lost time or preset radio stations, headlights, dash, etc) but as I tried to give it some gas, it wouldnt respond. When I realized the engine was not running after a few seconds, the rpms were at 0 and the battery light and oil light was on. No codes thrown or check engine or wrench light. As I pulled over and put it in park, I attempted to start it, and it started right up like nothing was wrong. Didnt "cough" or crank and crank. . . Fired just like it was brand new. I took the vehicle in to a local body shop and they checked normal issues that would cause the Escape to randomly shut off and did not find anything. Then I did research and determined there was an investigation upon the throttle body. This same issue has happened a total of 3 times, of which the most recent was in July and September. This issue happened on May 9, 2013.
#11 - Electrical System problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
The car was a 2006 Ford Escape. Problems with gas pedal sticking/ locking up. While driving and sometimes when idle dash lights, a/c and radio turn on and off, then there was a clicking sound before the actual engine shuts off. It was Friday, Sep. 20, 2013 when this electrical system issue happened.
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#12 - Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2009 Ford Escape. Faulty electronic throttle body vehicle lost power twice while my wife was driving home - extremely dangerous situation. Engine remained running but all power lost. Had vehicle towed to Ford in hopes the repair would be covered under extended powertrain warranty or via technical service bulletin. No . . . . This is astounding to me - a quick google search will tell you there are many issues with this part across multiple Ford models. This was a $340 repair, for a faulty part, and one which puts people in potentially extreme danger. Please conclude your investigation ASAP. It was Sunday, September 29, 2013 when this electrical system issue occurred.
#13 - Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2005 Ford Escape. While driving my Escape on an expressway it suddenly started 'chugging' and died. I was lucky there wasn't a lot of traffic - it happened at 11:30pm. I was able to coast to the side of the road and call a tow truck. The vehicle is in a Ford service dealer now being repaired at a cost of $2564. They are replacing the pcm, coils and plugs. Apparently this is a common defect that Ford does not cover. This is could have turned into a very dangerous situation on the highway. I feel fortunate that it didn't happen during rush hour or in a remote location. I am very disappointed in Ford for not backing their product and will not own another one. This electrical system problem happened on September 21, 2013.
#14 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. I was leaving a shopping center, pulled up to a light and made a left turn on to a major highway. As soon as I accelerated the car was missing out and would not accelerate. I pulled off and shut the car off. I restarted and the car did the same thing. All the while there was a wrench lite lit on the dash under the left side of the tach. I let the car set for a while then restarted and it seemed ok but I was afraid to get back on the busy highway. This was the first t ime this had occured. I had the vehicle towed to the Ford dealer. They put it on the diagnostic computer and the problem was the electronic throttle body. I had it replaced and so far all is ok (9-26-13). The car was out of warranty so I had to cover the cost. I went online to see if this is a common problem and discovered that it was. It was Mon., Sep. 23, 2013 when this electrical system issue occurred.
#15 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. The VIN of the problem Escape is 1FMCU9DG7A_. On 9/20/13 @app 16:00 , I was on i81 / NY 17 in Friday traffic . With no warning other then the warning light ( wrench lite ) on the dash, my 2010 Ford Escape stop running . No throttle response , no power , no nothing . Being able to coast to the shoulder , I was able to restart the engine and continue . When this happened I was app. 2 - miles from my exit and home . The vehicle quit 3 times before I was able to get it there. Spoke with Ford dealer , and had it repaired on 9/23/13. :fault electronic throttle body control . My concern is the way it happened with no warning . Minutes before it happened I was in a major construction detour ( I 81 /nys 17 , 5 year bridge replacement ) . If this had happened moments earlier , I not sure what would have happened . I feel this needs to be review ,understanding this is not the first Ford vehicles this has happed too. The failure date was Sep. 20, 2013.
#16 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle having this issue was a 2010 Ford Escape. My daughter was driving on the interstate coming to the off ramp on her way to work, when the vehicle acted like it had run out of gas, but when she tried to give the car gas and accelerate, the gas pedal did not respond to acceleration. It started jerking and shaking and then the wrench icon illuminated. She maneuvered it to the side of the road, put it in park and restarted it. She drove slowly (25-35 mph) to her destination less than 2 miles away, and parked the vehicle. We see this as a very serious and life threatening problem with this vehicle. We have called our local dealership, and have been told that there is a problem with this vehicle, and that many complaints have been issued against this malfunction with the throttle body. We were also told that this will cost us an out of pocket expense of approx. $400. 00- $450. 00, since our warranty ran out at 36,000 miles. We hope that the Ford corp. Will issue a recall on this vehicle ASAP, since Ford is known for a quality vehicle, and we have only owned Fords for over 40 yrs. It was Monday, September 23, 2013 when this electrical system issue happened.
#17 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Ford Escape. This occurred while driving back from work, I bought the vehicle used and it passed inspection from the Ford dealership. I have owned vehicle for almost 5 months when this failure occurred. The symptoms that I experienced were loss of power while accelerating and engine automatically goes into "limp mode" (engine ecu protection protocol so no more damage would be done to the engine) I noticed that the orange wrench light came on in the dashboard, so I took the vehicle to a another Ford dealership and I explained what happened, right of the bat the woman behind the counter said it was a transmission failure (without even looking at the vehicle) so I became suspicious. I took the vehicle to another Ford dealership and I got a hold of the actual mechanic and right away he said it was the throttle body, out of good faith he advise that I can change that part myself without having to pay Ford for them to fix. The estimate for getting it fixed through the dealership was close to $600 +tax, when the part itself cost only around $200 +tax. I bought the part from the dealership and changed it, ever since that fix my vehicle is running even better than before. The man behind the counter that gave me the part mentioned that many people are having this issue and that usually changing the throttle body fixes the issue, he also mentioned that if a recall is to be made to just bring back the defective part and the proof of purchase in order to get my money back. Ford should just stop denying this issue and just admit that the issue was never fully fixed. The failure date was Sep. 13, 2013.
#18 - Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Ford Escape. After waiting at a red light, my vehicle travelled about 100 yards. The engine shuttered, accelerator pedal was unresponsive, and the engine rpms dropped to 900. I pulled to the side of the road and turned off the car then restarted it. Everything was fine, except for my confidence, for the next 6 miles. While driving 45 mph, the engine shuttered, wrench light and check engine light illuminated, and rpms immediately dropped. Same unresponsive accelerator pedal. I then put the car in neutral and coasted to a side road. I turned the car off and waited a couple of minutes, enough time to call my wife and let her know to be ready to come pick me up if my car wouldn't make it home. I restarted the car and 7 miles later I was home with no problems. I have not been to a mechanic or called Ford or anything of that nature as this has just occurred within the last couple of hours. This issue happened on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
#19 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. The VIN of the problem Escape is 1FMCU0D71A_. I was traveling through a busy intersection, as I mashed the gas petal nothing happened. My car went "limp" as if it had cut off but it was still on. I coasted to the side of the road, just barely avoiding being struck by speeding traffic. I cut my car off and waited 5 minutes then restarted it. I was able drive it a short distance to a mechanic where it again "went limp". After my car was examined, the mechanic determined the problem was the throttle body had malfunctioned. It was Monday, August 26, 2013 when this electrical system issue occurred.
#20 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. I was driving vehicle onto entrance ramp of freeway when the power suddenly cut out and the car coasted. The "wrench" light illuminated on the dashboard. I was able to steer the vehicle to the side of the road. I called a Ford dealer and had the vehicle towed. The throttle body had a fault in the system and was replaced at a cost of nearly $300. This issue happened on Tue., Sep. 10, 2013.
#21 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Ford Escape. Driving my vehicle home for lunch my vehicle started sputtering and my cruise control kicked off. Vehicle rpm's dropped and accelerator pedal quit working. So I pulled over. I used my dtc device to see what code is popping up and it was p2111. I put car in park, shut it off, waited 30 seconds and started it back up and drove home. Now I'm here typing this up. It was Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013 when this electrical system issue happened.
#22 - Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2009 Ford Escape. Driving along and the vehicle kept slowing down, kept pushing on accelerator but stopped going. Got off the road and shut down and restarted, vehicle ran okay. This happened three times. Dealer says the electronic throttle body needs replaced. This electrical system issue occurred Thursday, September 12, 2013.
#23 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. Car throttle almost stalls to rough idle , sputters but cannot give it gas or rev engine wrench symbol lights up you must turn off car to restart after about 10 times and it happening every mile or so the check engine light is on and stays on even after restarting. This will happen out of nowhere while driving at any speed but idles just enough to pull over to safety ! restart and drive a mike and either just idling or accelerating it just quits going . I called taylor Ford and was told I was out of warranty but need throttle body and approx $450 ! so they too know it's an issue!. The failure date was Sep. 8, 2013.
#24 - Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The VIN of the problem Escape is 1FMCU0DG4B_. The vehicle involved is a 2011 Ford Escape. The contact stated the vehicle stalled several times without warning. The dealer replaced the throttle body which corrected the failure. The air conditioning system recently failed and would blow hot air. The dealer inspected the vehicle and was unable to locate the cause of failure. The air conditioning system was not repaired. The failure mileage was 18,000 and the current mileage was 30,000. It was Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 when this electrical system issue occurred.
#25 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2010 Ford Escape. I was driving at 20 miles an hour when suddenly the tool light came on and my Ford no longer would get gas from the gas petal. I was suddenly coasting without ability to give gas to the car however the engine was still running. It came to a stop after I was able to get out of high traffic area almost getting hit by other cars. There is no warning it happened suddenly. Shut off car turned back on and was fine. On the 9th of sept just a couple days later this continued to happen a total of three times almost causing a severe accident--something needs to be done about this as it has been reported too many times as being a electronic throttle body failure and it is a defect. I am having to pay for the repairs at the Ford dealer tomorrow as I had it tested today and hooked up to diagnostics and there was nothing that gave warnings. I was told to take to the dealer it must be electrical problem. Also the rpm's were going crazy when this happened each time. The agency needs to have it so it is recalled item so this wouldn't be coming directly out of the consumers pocket--it is obviously a defect in the Ford 2010 Escape--I want a refund!!!. This electrical system issue occurred 09/07/2013.
#26 - Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The throttle body on my 2009 Ford Escape failed while entering a public interstate via an on ramp. The failure occured while accelerating. The effect was the vehicles engine was shut off, causing a rapid deceleration on a fairly busy on ramp. I was able to pull my car over to the side. Placed it in park, turned key off and back on, and was able to resume my 8 mile commute to work. Later, while driving the vehicle, the same issue occured twice within a fifteen mile period - both times while accelerating, the engine shut off in traffic. Three times in one day, had not seen this issue ever prior to last week. I took the car to the dealership where they diagnosed it as a failed throttle body. The car has been in the shop since 9/4. Today I was contacted and told the part was on nation wide backorder, and wasn't expected until 10/31. Internet forums suggest there are thousands of vehicles awaiting this part right now. Having the engine unpredictably shut off is a potentially dangerous situation to have while driving. There is a known issue within Ford and their dealer network, but to date, no recall has been issued. The delay in parts accessibility is dangerous, and could result in people driving their vehicles with this condition while awaiting the parts arrival. This problem occurred on Sep. 7, 2013.
#27 - Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2011 Ford Escape. I was driving to work in the morning and my Escape stalled while going through a four way intersection. I thought that this may have been an isolated incident so I continued driving. I then noticed while I was in traffic that the engine would shutter and not idle normally. It stalled again the next day. I took it to the Ford dealership in the city where I live with the check engine light on, they tested it and then the light reset itself?? they took it on a test drive and nothing happened with them while they were driving so they said that there was nothing that they could do. My car is shutting off while I am in trafic and driving, this is a serious safety issue. I have been blessed that the brakes work on the cars that drive around me or else I would have been in a serious accident on more than one occasion this week!!! please recall these cars and get them fixed before someone dies!!!!. It was Sep. 3, 2013 when this electrical system issue happened.
#28 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. My daughter was driving to school on the hwy to school and car shut down completely which lost all power pulled over and tried to restart and had to wait places to me (father) and then it restarted then she drove on to school then she took car on to dealership and dealership performed search and found that it was a throttle body that was going out. This electrical system issue occurred Sep. 3, 2013.
#29 - Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FMCU9DG4B_. My 2011 Ford Escape stalls at highway speed. This is a known issue to Ford, and the part was on back order because of all of the other defective Escapes. Although the part was said to have been replaced, the stalling has continued. My Ford dealer refuses to do further repairs, even though the truck is very dangerous to drive. The problem is with the throttle body for this model. This electrical system problem happened on Friday, May. 31, 2013.. Read more...
#30 - Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The car was a 2011 Ford Escape. The car went into limp mode while driving. . . Gas pedal would not do anything until I pulled over and restarted. Wrench light and check engine come on, but go off after car is restarted. Took to dealer today after about 6 occurrences in the past month. It seems to be happening more frequently. It was Aug. 1, 2013 when this electrical system issue happened.
#31 - Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. Throttle body failure: replacement not only costly, but also on back order and is estimated to take several weeks. This electrical system issue occurred Sep. 4, 2013.
#32 - Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The car was a 2009 Ford Escape. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FMCU03G09_. On the morning of sept 4, 2013- I was making a turn at about 20 miles an hour. I had just about completed the turn when I was engaging the gas peddle to continue on, but the car was running and it wasn't going. I was able to coast off the road. I turned the car off. I started the car back up and had power from the peddle again, so I proceeded up the street only to have the same thing happen to me again, as I was turning at the next very busy intersection. I was lucky that there happened to be a gas station on the right side of the road. I pulled in and turned the car off. I contacted the Ford dealership where I purchased my car to have them come tow my vehicle, and verify the reason for the incidents. I was informed that it is the throttle body, and it will need to be replaced. The part is on back order, but I am paying an extra fee to have it expedited. I am very lucky that on both times this happened, another vehicle was not right behind me, because I would have been rear ended and possibly injured. This issue happened on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
#33 - Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
At 55 mph our 2011 Ford Escape lost all power with no warning at all. Had to push it out of the middle of the highway. Throttle control/powertrain light came on. Turned ignition completely off and restarted the engine,light went out and ran fine. Going in for service ASAP. It was 09/02/13 when this electrical system issue occurred.
Other Electrical System related problems of Ford Escape:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||325|
|Ignition Module problems||19|
|Underhood Wiring problems||15|
|Ignition Coils Failure problems||15|
|Car Will Not Start problems||10|
|Ignition Switch problems||9|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||5|
|Instrument Panel problems||5|
|Battery Dead problems||5|
|Anti-theft Controller problems||5|
|Horn Assembly problems||5|
|Starter Relay problems||4|