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Electrical System Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 688 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 03/15/2017

Was driving home from work on the interstate. Engine began to jerk a bit then warning messages appeared on screen. Pulled over to side of road. After car stopped smoke began to appear from under hood and entering cab through the vents. I opened the window to clear the smoke and looked for phone number to roadside assistance thinking it was only a belt that had melted or burned. Within a few minutes I began to see flames coming from under the hood by the windshield. I exited the vehicle and a sheriff's deputy happened to be pulling in behind me after seeing my car in distress. Fire department was called. Within five to ten minutes the engine area of the vehicle was engulfed in flames. After a short investigation on the scene the fd believed the cause to be electrical and appeared to have begun and caused the most damage to the passenger side front corner of the engine.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 03/11/2017

While driving at about 35-40 mph, the vehicle suddenly turned off. I couldn't hit the accelerator and had to coast to the side of the road. I turned the car off and back on again, and it restarted without a problem. It has done this to me a handful of times in the last 3 years, but every time I take it to a mechanic, they cannot replicate the problem and therefore cannot fix it. The Ford dealerships offer to "take a look at it" for a high price, and can't tell me what's wrong either. This is extremely dangerous and could easily cause an accident at any given time. There is clearly a defect in the electrical and/or fuel system, but no one can seem to solve the problem. In my opinion, Ford should order a recall of the Ford Escape to address this dangerous problem. There are many online forums stating customer complaints and issues identical to this, all of them stating that no one seems to bad able to figure out what's wrong or fix their vehicles. As consumers, we pay a very high price for vehicles that we depend on daily to be safe and reliable. Ford should stand by its product and fix this dangerous issue to ensure the safety and satisfaction of its customers.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 03/02/2017

My 2005 Ford Escape ltd with 122k miles with no warning stalls when I come to a stop, or when I'm going less than 5 mph. The vehicle has done then same thing when I was driving 65 on my way to lax, had to pull over to the shoulder and was almost side swiped and rear ended by cars. No check engine lights illuminate, nor can the mechanic find anything wrong. After doing research I've come to learn this is a very common problem among this year and model, yet Ford will not address the issue with a recall. This is dangerous, I'm scared to drive my vehicle. There are thousands of complaints on the internet about this vehicle with the same issue. Something needs to be done. Ford is in the know. I'd like to see some action being done.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 02/16/2017

The cars engine stalls and dies after pulling out of parking lot or driveway while turning on intersection or just turned from a curb. It starts to slow down and doesn't respond to stepping on gas. Then the dashboard light indicators turn on- battery, check engine, oil, etc. I had to put the cark on park, then turn the engine off. Restart it, cranks a bit before going to full start. Changed to drive transmission, then stepped on the gas. It started going then only a few feet later, the whole cycle starts again. In a couple of instances, itha--ened 4 types before I was able to drive normally. Theses happened a couple of times driving out of shopping complex, once just after I pulled out of my driveway and 2 houses down. Another time when I was pulling out of a hospital. It happened 3 times before I can even reach the highway, 3 curb turns from my parking spot. Another instance stalled 4 times when im leaving the parking area of our rec center into the street.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 02/12/2017

My car has an open recall for the door latch not latching properly and I was wondering since the recall was never remedied if it could pertain to the battery draining while my vehicle was simply parked in my driveway. I had to jump start my vehicle and I am hoping that this isnt going to be a reoccuring thing.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 02/02/2017

On four different occasions, the vehicle was being driven by accelerating from a stop. Seconds after beginning to accelerate, the engine appeared to stall. All ip lights went out and engine lost power. Moments after this power loss, all lights came back on and vehicle was able to be driven normally. This vehicle has had an extensive repair/recall campaign history. This was reported during a service visit and no problem was found. The problem occured three more times.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 02/01/2017

Been having intermittent starts and all my gauges go off. To be able to start when it doesn't want to I have to hit the lower left side of the steering column and I have to do the same thing when all my gauges go off.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 01/31/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving various speeds, the hill start assist not available, engine service, and engine fault message warning indicators illuminated. In addition, the vehicle stalled, the rpms decreased, and the power steering failed. The driver was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed with a computer glitch. The computer was reset, but the failure recurred. The dealer diagnosed that the vehicle overheated and the computer was reset again. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer again where it was diagnosed with too many communication codes. The vehicle was not repaired and was taken to a different dealer. The diagnosis was unknown. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The contact was able to file a case with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was approximately 46,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 01/03/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the windshield wipers malfunctioned. The dealer diagnosed that the failure was due to an electrical issue. The failure mileage was 60,700.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 01/02/2017

Failure of the multiple functional display. The display was flickering and difficult to see for a few weeks, but then all of a sudden one day when I started the car it went completely black and has remained so since that time. I can no longer see the display, which is completely black. This includes the odometer, important indicators, and what gear the car is in. This is a significant safety issue that occurred a couple of months after the car left the warranty period by date (>3 years). With no way to read the odometer, this makes it nearly impossible to sell the vehicle at fair market value. The NHTSA has issued recalls on the multiple functional display for other 2014 Ford Escapes, however my VIN is not included in the recall. I believe my car has the same faulty multiple functional display that the recalled vehicles have.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 12/30/2016

Having mechanical issues with my doors not closing. This has happened several times and each time it takes a lot of playing around with locking and unlocking before I can get the door shut.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 12/23/2016

Abs control module / hydraulic control unit hcu has gone out on my 2008 Ford Escape hybrid. It has left me with very little braking ability. If this was to happen on the hwy it could have been catastrophic. It is a $6,000 repair and it apparently requires a full replacement of the $4,000 part, the abs control module / hcu. Ford needs to take ownership of this issue and correct the problem with their faulty hcus in these cars!.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 12/20/2016

Engine stalls while driving; almost $4,000 in repairs have failed to correct the problem and it keeps happening. The car is not safe to drive.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 12/20/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving 25 mph and making a right turn, the steering wheel seized and the wrench sensor indicator illuminated. In addition, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart after the first attempt. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (electrical system, steering), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 103,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 12/19/2016

I was driving to my bank which is an hour away. As I drove up a steep mountain at the top the truck just shut off and I coasted to the side of hwy. After I stop tried starting 4 times and nothing happen. Set for 10mins then tried again truck started I made it back home without stalling. I took my in truck to be looked at diagnostic fuel throttle. Every day since im stalling 1or 2 a day trucks should be made to endure parts should be. More durable its always about cutting corners. Making more money off of customer. Can we just the land of the free and a home of honest amd integrity. I must work if dont have reliable trasnportation its difficult where I live. Please do something about all these defected trucks we trust Ford but I have lost trust in their ablity to make great lasting trucks. I will never buy another Ford again this my last one from Ford. Thank you.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 12/09/2016

14s05. I was driving the 2009 Ford Escape on the highway at approx. 70mph. The steering will stopped controlling the vehicle correctly and then the steering went completely out. I almost crashed, pulled onto the shoulder of the highway, gathered myself, cut on the hazard lights and cut the auto off. After a minute, I started the auto up again and moved forward to see if the problem still existed. The power steering was back in but it was very very loose. When I got it home I informed my mother that it needed to be looked at. She called the Ford hotline and they told her that the recall on her vehicle was closed but if the steering went out, that it was covered by the recall. She took it to the dealer that Ford told her too and they said they would repair it. She left the vehicle over night to be fixed but the next day they told her that it wasn't a recall and that she had to pay $89 for the diagnostic test that she didn't know she had to pay. They still refuse to help in any kind of way at all. My mother is in her mid 70's with a fixed income. It's impossible for her to come up with $2000. . Read more...

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 12/09/2016

Purchased 2015 Ford Escape on may 1, 2015. In February of 2016 the windshield wiper fluid and pump stopped working. Took to Ford dealer who said that rodents had chewed through the windshield wiper lines and pump area electrical. Made repair. Now, December 2016 I tried to use the windshield wiper fluid to find that it had once again been chewed. I have been parking multiple vehicles (new and used) in the same driveway since 1989 with no issues. Rodents have chewed the sound barrier material in the front wheel wells as well as the wiper fluid lines, etc. And made a nest in the wheel well.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 11/21/2016

Auto door lock / unlock feature will not allow a person in the rear passenger seat to Escape from a disabled vehicle if the driver is incapacitated.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 11/16/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. Once the vehicle was shifted into gear, the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 84,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 11/16/2016

** accident*** Ford dealer diagnosis found codes p2036 and p26b7 as map sensor and pefr wire and engine coolant bypass valve. The Ford dealer stated that this vehicle VIN#1fmcu0gx4duc67351 is not under recall and wants over $1100. 00 to repair . The NHTSA campaign number 15v813000 covers this vehicle's diagnosis made by Ford and should be recalled also under Ford's recall number 14s17-s1. I've called Ford motor corp. A second time 11/16/16 and was given case #11069892 and then transfered over to the dealer who again stated this vehicle is not covered under the recall. In the condition that this vehicle is at present I am seeking repairs under NHTSA campaign # 15v813000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 11/15/2016

This car has less than 44 miles and is all breaking down, when the battery when down all electrical parts are not working correctly windows are going up and down with out pushing the button, lights turn on and of by then self's, is just to new to happen all this problem, ha money that they charge (dealer ) is to expensive, and I suppose paid every maintenance for inspection to see if my car is doing ok , last time they inspected and didnt see the battery problem , the missing screw in the container of refrigerant, and low oil level in the brake container. That not have warranty any more , like they know all ready that it will be problem with the electrical part. I think this cars are the worse when they are electricall or to much "technology" I was in los angeles area far awy from home and a place that seem dangerous. . . . . It wasnt safety to be in that place with my broken new car. T this should be a recall to see id electrical are working correctly , this now is going a cost a fortune, . . . This is not right, I didnt feel safe since my windows was open , was in the night and near to a liquor store and rehab center. People acting estrange asking for money , could not close my windows.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 11/14/2016

As I was driving home from work and turning a corner, my power steering just stopped working and I almost drove into another car, so to avoid colliding into on coming traffic I went onto the shoulder. I contacted the dealer and they said that my car was not included in the recall, but according to this web site it is. What do I need to do, crash?.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 11/08/2016

While driving down the road about 50mph, the car lost all power and it actually felt as if the someone had depressed the brakes. Since I had not hit the brakes the car behind me did not see any brake lights and almost rammed me. The engine light came on briefly at some point but I can't remember exactly when. My car then stalled. I was able to drift to the side out of the way. I tried starting and it would not start. After about 15 minutes it did start up and drove perfectly fine. This has happened to me 3 times over the past couple of months. I searched recalls and found recall 14s17 and notified Ford. They said it doesn't cover my VIN. Why doesn't it? this is the problem I am having and it looks like many other people are experiencing the same issue. This has the potential to cause an accident, hurt someone or even cause death! my car was manufactured in Nov 2012 and the recall states that it covers Jan 2012 to April 2013 but not my vehicle. Why???.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 11/07/2016

Ford consumer satisfaction program 13n03. Related to etb. Car randomly would not accelerate - had to pull over three times while driving on the highway to turn car on and off. After turning car on, it was like nothing had happened.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 11/01/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled several times without warning. The vehicle last stalled in the middle of highway traffic. The contact was able to push the vehicle off of the highway and the vehicle restarted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to replicate and diagnose the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified and provided no solution other than suggesting the vehicle be diagnosed by a dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

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