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Electrical System Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 582 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 01/17/2016

Experienced sudden engine shut down while driving 60mph on freeway. Put vehicle in neutral and coasted to shoulder. Vehicle restarted. No fault code found.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 01/05/2016

Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph and making a turn, the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the steering failed. There was no warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the torque module in the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 129,000. Ed.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 12/31/2015

Driving on the interstate when the car lost all power and all warning lights came on. I pulled onto the shoulder and noticed smoke coming from under the hood. Got out to get a better look when the engine compartment burst into flames.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 12/27/2015

I had turned off the highway and was traveling down a busy road when my car completely stopped without warning. Luckily, I was in the right lane and on a bit of a downward slope and was able to steer the "dead" car off the road. I turned off the engine and waited a minute. I turned on the car and it started again. I am concerned as I do a lot of highway driving and if my car suddenly stops like that again, there could be dire consequences. The earliest a dealer can look at my car is January 8th. My local dealer - January 14th. Today is December 28th. After reading some of these reports, I am afraid to drive it. Meanwhile, I need to rent a car, until someone at a Ford dealer is able to look at it this is not the first time this has happened. However, after previously having the car towed to a dealership - I thought the problem was resolved.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 12/09/2015

Vehicle was parked for 4 days in driveway. Vehicle engine compartment became engulfed in flames unexpectedly. Cause unknown. A 2014 recall related to throttle body is suspicious. Recall was addressed under customer satisfaction program 13n03.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 11/25/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, her steering wheel starting shaking and became hard to steer. Her power steering fault warning light became illuminated and the vehicle was pulled to the side of the road and shut off. The vehicle was restarted and the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic where it was diagnosed that the steering assist motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 121,000. Ed.


car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 11/18/2015

My Ford Escape electronic power steering has been acting erratically. It seems to work fine sometimes, but then turns off at other times. This makes it extremely hard to turn the vehicle.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 11/15/2015

Multiple times check engine service engine fault now comes on, killing all power and steering to vehicle. Stalled out in traffic, on highway, at a stop, low speed, no speed, high speed. Lost all ability to accelerate or control vehicle. Traction control sensor light lit up, check engine light lit up, airbag sensor lit up and yet running the check systems on it responds that all systems are normal and no active messages. Previously had issue with a bad wheel sensor affecting rpm's, speed, and acceleration. It took the dealer 4 days to figure that out as no computer codes displayed. When turning the lights on manually, the sensor on the dash doesn't light up and it does not turn the lights on unless it is completely dark outside. Not good for these rainy overcast mornings. The engine stalling happened in all different circumstances and traveling in inner city traffic and losing power has proven to be quite dangerous. It first happened yesterday while traveling short trip turning into parking lot. Today it occurred 12 times in a span of a 25 mile trip with my granddaughter in the car. I read the Ford website and ntsa ones and feel it could possibly be related to recall # 14s17 but when I run the VIN number, it only shows active recall related to airbags. It has had multiple recalls since first 3 months of ownership and dealer where purchased never seems to know or have parts in order to address recall issues. The problem is that when this happens, you lose all ability to control the vehicle and there is no indication of when or where it's going to happen. We were sitting at an intersection and when the light turned green, I accelerated and it lost power and there was nowhere to get the vehicle off of the road as it was traffic all around us. I turned my hazards on and prayed we didn't get hit by the oncoming onslaught of traffic.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 10/21/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the vehicle loss power due to an electrical failure. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be repaired where it was diagnosed that the bcm connector was disconnected. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 22,000. Ad.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 10/19/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while accelerating from a traffic light, the vehicle hesitated and stalled. The contact also stated that while at a traffic light without warning the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the vehicle would have to be placed in park position while in idle for the vehicle not to stall. The contact stated that on several occasions the vehicle needed several attempts to be restarted. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The contact was referred to the dealer because the vehicle was under a manufacturer's warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that on five separate occasions the low coolant warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the coolant level was low. The mechanic refilled the coolant reservoir, however the warning light remained illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000. Ah.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 10/14/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, however it was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000. Wh.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 10/12/2015

When fan for climate control is engaged, the car will shut off at whatever speed vehicle is currently at with loss of steering and brakes. Ford dealership says this is a common problem. Fix cost just under $800. 00 !.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 10/08/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the power steering failed and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v2840000 (steering). The manufacture was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000. Aw.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 10/05/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the electric assist power steering stopped working. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 112,300. Ad.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. The contact stated that when the fobik key was depressed to unlock the doors the lift gate failed to unlock. The contact attempted to unlock the lift gate manually but the attempt failed. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 29,000. Sg.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 09/30/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph the vehicle experienced a loss of power steering. The vehicle was able to be stopped however it required a greater effort to operate the vehicle. The vehicle was taken a dealer they diagnosed the steering column had malfunction and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Prior to this failure the vehicle was reprogrammed under NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000(steering) however the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that due to the recall being performed already it would not be remedied under the recall again. The vehicle failure mileage was approximately 132,000. Kh.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 09/21/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated after three days trying to unlock the doors the vehicle would not unlock and had experienced a complete loss of power. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it could not be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle failure mileage was approximately 14170. Kh.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 09/18/2015

My Ford Escape has a leak somewhere in the roof. The water comes in down the a&b posts and onto the floor. While traveling down the a&b posts it flows over several wires and air bag components, also on the a post side it flows around and possibly into the fuze panel. The floor of my vehicle is always soaked and everytime it rains it becomes re-soaked. I have looked online and it appears several thousand Escapes have similar problems.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 09/17/2015

Symptom: fuse for interior lights, including gear indicator on shift, controls in steering wheel, fails. Issue began 2nd month of ownership 2/2015. 4th incident on 9/17/15 brought my attention to the circumstances pertaining to all instances leading to failure of the interior lights fuse. Incident: traveling at 55 mph while merging into traffic from the left side of a 5 lane highway, I removed my foot from accelerator. I stepped on the accelerator within a few seconds and the engine shut off, all electrical components, dash board, gauges, everything shut themselves off and then every gauge and warning light lit up, but no engine. I moved the gear selector into neutral and turned the key to off without locking the steering wheel, and tried to restart the vehicle. It did not restart. I made my across 4 lanes of traffic to the right shoulder, stopped the car, put into park and turned the car all the way off and restarted the vehicle, the interior lights no longer worked. The car restarted and I drove on. I realized that every time the fuse for the interior lights has failed, it was after the car had shut itself off, all electrical lights and warning lights had gone off and then all warning lights and lights, except interior lights came back on, requiring turning the key to off engaging the steering wheel lock and restarting the car. It is currently in the shop for evaluation. The 3 previous times, the Ford dealers' (2 different dealers) service department technicians have not found a cause for the fuse failure.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 09/10/2015

I have a 2008 Ford Escape that had a recall on it. After I took it in to the local Ford dealership, my car started having problems relating to the recall. After taking it to two different Ford companies and proving that the recall fix did not work and is causing problems, Ford refuses to authorize the other repairs that is covered under the recall, because one repair shop did the initial update. Now my car is having major problems, and I cannot afford to fix it. It is a safety issue. I have talked to 5 different people about the issue at Ford but they keep saying that the case number I provide the dealership should take care of it however it does not. Im a single mother of 3 with low income and if my cars power steering goes out at a crucial time I could potentially cause a serious accident.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 09/04/2015

Every morning the car alarm suddenly goes off until I press key fob. It happens routinely from 5 to 8 am and 8 to 9 pm. According to the internet, there are many Ford Escape owners who have the same issue. You can search it by "Ford Escape alarm goes off". This is really annoying not only for owners but also for their neighbors. Although this is not critical safety issue, this is absolutely manufacturer's defect.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 08/29/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, the air bag light warning light illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000. Jo.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 08/10/2015

Coolant issues, overheating and vehicle stopping completely, this occurred several times; head gasket replaced, turbo replaced, spark plugs coming out on their own, wheel bearing and sensor gone, touch screen gone.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 07/30/2015

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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 07/27/2015

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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