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Electrical System Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 706 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 05/17/2017

When the vehicle stops, engine shuts down. If I start it again it turns on just fine but everytime I stop at a light or at traffic, the engine stalls. Went to the Ford dealer and they cant tell what is happening because there is no check engine light turned on. They checked it and everything was fine, battery, oils. They say there is a recall for the throttle position sensor but the deadline for this was on January 2015. Now Ford wont repair my vehicle because it has more than 10 years old (it has less than 116,000 miles).

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 05/03/2017

While at highway speeds, car rmps become erratic and no response from gas peddle. Car goes idle and then stalls. Vehicle must be restarted. Yellow 'wrench' light comes on however once the car is restarted, it is no longer illuminated. No codes available from computer scan.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. Upon attempting to change a bulb within the liftgate door, the contact was unable to access the light to change the bulb. In addition, there was no manual option internally and no option to use a fob to open the liftgate hatch, which failed to open and secure when opened. The dealer (holman Ford Lincoln turnersville, 3641 rt 42 south, turnersville, NJ 08012, (888) 471-2313) was unable to determine if this was a design flaw because they provided no solution to address the failures. The manufacturer was contacted. Technical service bulletin number: 12-4-3 (structure: body: hatchback/liftgate) was referenced. The VIN was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 16v777000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 84,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 04/30/2017

I was driving my 2013 Ford Escape at night and my instrument cluster information display with system warnings and odometer display started blinking colors, then black and white, and on and off. It has gone black several times and then it seem to work fine for a short time, and then it will all of a sudden start again. This happens on streets, highways, day and night. This started 3 weeks ago. My odometer is around 50,000. I checked on line for recalls and have read several other 2013 owners finding the same thing that I did, there is a recall for this on the 2014 models (recall (15c03 - reprogram instrument panel cluster) issued against 2014 Ford Escape for the same issue) but does not include the 2013 models. Please help.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 04/26/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. All the warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that the failure occurred on five occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be diagnosed or replicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed by the manufacturer that the technician was still working on the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 113,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 04/18/2017

The contact owned a 2014 Ford Escape. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle lost power and the steering wheel seized. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road and noticed smoke under the hood. The vehicle burst into flames and the check engine and battery warning indicators illuminated. The fire department extinguished the fire and a fire report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a towing lot and was destroyed. The manufacturer advised the contact to call her insurance company and did not offer further assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 04/17/2017

When starting the vehicle the abs warning light comes on and does not go out as it should. Upon putting the car in gear and moving forward, the speedometer goes out, trip computer goes out, traction control warning light comes on and then hill assist warning light comes on. Dealer has been unable to fix this problem and car is unsafe to drive with fear of brakes failing, no speedometer and other warning lights coming on.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 04/07/2017

The contact owns a 2017 Ford Escape. While activating the automatic parallel parking assist, the vehicle failed to parallel park and crashed into a parked vehicle. The automatic parallel parking assist deactivated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was towed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 03/31/2017

Ignition and electrical system, fuses,etc failure resulted in two spontaneous fires while the car was parked, destroying the car's ability to function. Leawood, KS. Police department has photographed the engine compartment and filed a police report.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 03/31/2017

Electronic throttle body: driving down the highway the vehicle lost power, I was able to avoid traffic and make it safely to the side of the road. After a few minutes I was able to restart the vehicle and continue on. A few days later this happened again, fortunately on a less crowded street.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 03/30/2017

Power steering goes out, at all speeds now (my esc light is on the dash and won't go off) hard to steer wheel when at a stop or to make a turn. Make it's hard to park a car.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 03/29/2017

My vehicle is telling me my coolant is low but it is not its also telling me im due for an oil change and has been coming off and on for the past 10 months ive had it serviced numberous(8) times had my coolant flushed and sensors checked. Had it serviced at the place I bought it and at airport Ford. Even had my motor replaced 5 months ago. This issue is keeping me from driving my vehicle because once its (hot) it will shut the vehicle down. . I can get in it start it after not driving it for hrs and pull out of my driveway and it says its over-heating. And will say stop safely. And the vehicle will shut down. Ive been stranded 3 times from this happening. I check the coolant and its not low or over full. I really hope nothing happens while im driving or when I have my 3 yr old daughter in the car with me. Thank god its only been on my way home from work. The place were I bought the vehicle has my paperwork for the replacement of the motor. And the cost.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 13
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 14
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 2013 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 03/08/2017

The engine will randomly stall and turn off displaying the red oil lamp and red battery light. This happens when the car is cold and has just turned on, and started to move.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 03/08/2017

My car is rusting underneath the wheel suspension. The dealer is trying to make me pay nearly $800. 00 to clear up the rust. The paint is also beginning to peel off the whole side of the car. The top molding is coming off the top of the car. My truck was defective and would not open. I paid $140. 00 to repair. I paid for a noise in the rear of the car while the car was under warranty of $454. 00. I had to pay for power train deductible even though it was a recall item. The dash malfunctioned and the lights went out and I had to pay dealer $100. 00. All charges were incurred at taylor Ford. The air condition went out last year. The top molding is coming off. I bought the car in summer 2013 with a full factory warranty. The trunk got stuck and would not open in January 2017.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 17
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 18
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 19
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 20
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 21
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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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