Ford Escape owners have reported 497 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. While driving at 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after 10 seconds. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the electrical fuse number 60 needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,000.
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My fan did not operate on the normal #1 setting but ok on the other settings. When I took it in to repair it I was told a board went out that caused the failure, the cause of that was from condensation from the ac tubing dripping on another board and caused both boards to go out. They had to replace both boards and reroute the ac line so it wouldn't happen again. I paid $954. 06 for poor design/construction.
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Whenever car is on and parked, not moving, or going slower than 20 mph, the air conditioning does not cool and blows extremely hot air into the car. If I am in traffic, at a stop light, getting drive through, or parking the car, it quickly gets dangerously hot. Right now we have 100+ degree days consistently, with my child in the back seat I fear driving my vehicle in this heat as it is known to kill in texas. My father is an electrician and when I told him he said it looks like an electrical or power problem because he thinks the car idles too low.
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Our daughter was driving her 2005 Ford Escape. She had just gotten on the turnpike - as she was driving the dash board lights started flashing and the car started slowing down - the steering wheel locked up and the car died. She luckily was able to get to the side of the highway and was not hurt. It was about 99 degrees outside at 2:00 in the afternoon. We had to have a tow truck take the vehicle to a car repair shop. It was determined that the spark plugs and coil had burned up and it would be $2,200 to repair the car. After looking online, this is s common problem with 2005 Ford Escapes. There are no recalls. Ford has said to keep the receipt in case there are recalls in the future. That is little relief from the fact that we are out $2200 now and don't feel safe having our daughter driving this vehicle any longer. She has had regular maintenance on her car. One other problem with vehicle is that the leather interior has started coming off the side door panels - it's like the adhesive has just worn out. We have tried to fix this but it looks bad and no one will guarantee a repair on it because they say it's a manufacturing error and it is a difficult repair. This 2005 Ford Escape should be considered a lemon!! we have always driven Fords with no problems - very disappointing.
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Without any warning or previous issues, my vehicle stalled several times when making turns and approaching stop lights. Battery checked out (had just replaced two weeks prior but had it tested again anyways. ) at the time the battery was tested, I did not have an engine light on. An hour later a "wrench" light and the engine light came on. I received a computer diagnosis and it came back that the throttle body actuator was bad. I was almost rear ended the first time this happened yesterday morning because I was in the middle of a turn.
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Escape. While driving at 45 mph, the vehicle unexpectedly decelerated and the battery light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle stalled and was able to be restarted after several attempts. The contact was able to drive for approximately five more minutes before the vehicle stalled again. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 122,000.
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The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated while driving 25 mph, the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power without warning. The vehicle had to be towed to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the pcm and all six coils burned and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 121,000.
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the rear hatch door activator latch switch mechanism seized, which prevented the door from opening. In addition, the panel lights failed. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.
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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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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Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at 73 mph, the air bag warning light, traction control warning light,brake warning light and service engine light illuminated. The contact stated that the anti-lock braking system on the passenger's side front of the vehicle was applied which caused the vehicle to pull to the right and struck a concrete pillar. The contact stated that the air bags did not deploy. The contact stated that the front seat passenger sustained injuries that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v495000 (electrical system) however, the vehicle was not repaired because the part was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000. Ah.
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.
Ford is nothing but a company that is out for money. They could care a less how reliable their vehicles are or about their customer service. Ford motor company should stop making vehicles and be sued. They have nothing but faults in their vehicles. In mine, there is multiple transmission problems and the cooling fan runs constantly and this should not happen. I have contacted the Ford dealer that I bought the car from and they could care a less and continue to say nothing is wrong with it. My entire care basically has a seizure when it shifts and when you put it into gear and they say this is normal? these guys are a bunch of fools. Than they proceed to tell me I need to spend $700 on something that wasn't going to fix my car to get more money and to make me believe that they know what they are talking about. I am extremely upset at this company. They will not issue a recall even though I have read many other reviews about people having the same problem with the same vehicle. Ford is nothing but a bunch of crooked people. Never buy a piece of crap Ford. They do not stand behind their vehicles and could care a less about fixing an unsafe vehicle because of a fault in their end. Buy a chevy or something that is more reliable and a company that has way better customer service than Ford.
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.
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.
Tl-the contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the automatic door lock was applied, however, when the driver grabbed the door handle, the front driver side door opened. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred multiple times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure was 3,000. Sms.
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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"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.
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!.
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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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!!.
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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While parked in employee's parking lot the Ford Escape engine started to smoke then caught fire .
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.
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.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Ignition Coils Failure problems||
|Ignition Module problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Underhood Wiring problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||