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Electrical System Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 749 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 12/11/2017

The car suddenly stalls out. Has been fixed once already but has happened numerous times sine the repair. Would happen pulling out of driveway or through parking lot until this last time. I merged onto a major freeway and was up to 75-80mph and the car stalled out, almost hit by 2 semis trying to avoid re ending me on the freeeway.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 11/22/2017

Water is leaking down the inside of my back liftgate due to a poor seal around the back window. The water is slowly leaking down the liftgate glass and into the body, effecting the electrical system and the motor that opens the trunk. In short, the trunk button attempts to open but the electrical system fails to send a proper signal to the motor to open the door. The vehicle was stationary when I first discovered the issue. I have done extensive research and this seems to be happening to a lot of Ford Escapes from 2008-2012. Ford technicians have even made youtube videos explaining how and why this has happened to a lot of Escape models. It all starts with a poor seal surrounding the back window, leading to more problems down the road due to the issue.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 11/15/2017

1. Seat belt: driver's seat belt unexpectedly stopped working and will not click or lock into place. The seat belt pretensioners to not function as intended when needed, increase the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash. 2: electrical system: instrument panel: blank display, or often times inresponsive. If the instrument cluster is inoperative, the driver of may not be warned of safety related issues such as low tire pressures or disabled air bags, increasing the risk of personal injury or a crash. 3. Body: door: the body of the rear drivers side door is often hard to close and the body of the door often comes off. A door that opens unexpectedly in the result of not being able to close, may result in an unrestrained occupant falling from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 11/11/2017

I have had 3 serious incidents with the Ford Escape 2012. First, twice the car has completely shut off while driving. I was thankfully driving at only about 30-40 mph and was able to coast to the side and turn the car off and back on again, which seemed to have corrected the problem. Various mechanics have been unable to recreate the problem and have not fixed it. Second, on 11/11/17, I was stopped at a light waiting to turn left on a major road, and upon accelerating and turning, the power steering seemed to go out on me. It became much harder to steer. I pulled over on a side road and again turned the car off and back on again, which again seemed to fix the problem. There are many online forums where these two issues are being reported by many owners with the same result. Mechanics can�t seem to recreate the problems and therefor can�t offer a fix at the moment. These 3 incidents thankfully did not cause any injury, but they easily could and see to be serious defects that are going unaddressed.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 11/10/2017

1) accelerator pedal sticks in an upward position cannot push down to accelerate as if it is frozen. After about a half hour pushing with my foot it will releases. When stopped the pedal stick again but will release but vehicle goes in a jerking motion because it is trying to stick again this happens upon being parked or driving in the city or country it happens whenever I need to accelerate. It has started doing this within the past month but as of 11/10/17 it was completely stuck in the up position and not budging 2) electrical issues- when lights are on or anything inside the vehicle lightsaber are flickering and become slightly dim.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 11/06/2017

In 3 days my car had died 6 times. First time I thought maybe I had left something on and drained the battery. I had someone at work jump me, and I went on my way. The following 5 times, I had to repeatedly push the start button while trying to push down on the break. Eventually the car starts but all of my electronics go crazy. I took it to the dealership today, drove 20 miles to get there, turned the car off, when they tried to move it, it wouldn't start. I showed them how you have to keep pushing the button while everything electrical goes crazy. Dealership blaming the battery, but what is causing the battery to drain so fast? my concern is that all the electronics go crazy and it decides to die whenever it wants. Hope I am not driving with my two small children!!!! based on what I am reading online, I am not the only person having this issue!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 11/05/2017

The electric assist steering seized up whilst car was in motion and almost caused a wreck. The car has intermittent electrical malfunctions and warning lights flashing and it is getting worse. This happened all at once with very little warning and could have caused a vehicle crash with my 74 year old sickly mother at the wheel. An asce certified master mechanic I trust inspected it after the fact and advised I take the car off the road and search for a factory recall because he had never seen anything like this happen with normal wear. Be warned Ford Escape owners. This could have been fatal at high speeds during a turning maneuver. My mother was driving locally and at speeds under 50 mph.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 10/30/2017

The vehicle will shutdown during operation and lose electrical power. This has occurred 3 times over the last year. The vehicle's ecu will show overheating and engine overheating during operation and shutdown. The dtc have been checked and cleared several times with no answers for the issues.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 10/22/2017

Recall 14s17 vehicle has hesitated and stalled several times. It has stalled twice after being put in reverse. Eventually car started. There have also been several instances while driving where the vehicle seems to sputter and hesitate but will continue to drive. Yesterday it stalled after being stopped at a red light. Vehicle suddenly lost power after acceleration and would not restart. Vehicle is currently at mechanic's shop and mechanic is reporting an error code of "powertrain control module fail". This vehicle is not safe! this vehicle should be repaired under recall 14s17 as it is a documented issue with 2014 Ford Escape vehicles.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 10/18/2017

I was driving down i49, shreveport, la. At approximately 65 mph, high tempature warning came on followed by engine failure warning, as I was making my way to the roadside engine shut down. Steam started coming from under the hood, when the vehical came to a stop, I popped the hood, as I got out of the car I noticed a small amount of blue smoke, followed by black smoke, I did not open hood, 30 seconds latter flames were shooting from under the hood, I called 911 as the flames engulfed the front of the car.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 10/15/2017

Greetings, I have a Ford Escape 2013, 2. 5 liters, and I almost crashed because the vehicle suffered an electrical malfunction. In the screen of the car it said: "motor damage, turn off". This almost caused me to loose my life, because the car lost all the energy, stopped in the middle of the highway, and the motor was hesitating. I looked for a recall and I found a Ford number 14s17-s1 but that recall is for 2. 0 liter and my Ford Escape 2013 is 2. 5 which means that it doesn't have the same electrical wire that is recalled from the 2. 0. I went to the dealer to find an answer, but the car does this malfunction intermittently and once you turn it back on the code disappears like if nothing would have happened. I took the paper of the recall to the dealer and they said that they cant do anything because the code disappeared and my car doesn't have the same system of the 2. 0 liter.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 10/13/2017

As I was getting something out of the trunk area while standing at the center rear bumper, the lift hatch started coming down on its own. It was so quiet I did not hear it, and when I stood up (I'm 5ft 1-77 yr old female, I stood straight up and my head banged into the lid which was on its way down. The force of it hitting my head caused it to start ascending back up. I later went to emergency room because of my head bruise and pain. Scan revealed no internal bleed but was advised to treat it like a concussion. I should not have to pay these emergency room bills for a defect and now I'm paranoid about the lid. With all the beeps on these cars, the lid definitely needs a warning when it is coming down.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 10/02/2017

When you turn on the key to start the car, the light come on, it dings, all that happens, but nothing happens to make it crank/start,. Its like there is no battery but everything else is lighting up and dinging, I have to repeat this 3 or 4 times for it to finally start.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

Screen on dash, in front of steering wheel, is just a blank light. I can no longer see my mileage, directional, compass, etc.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

Instrument panel cluster is inoperative. Blank multifunctional display. There has been a recall placed for this issue for safety concerns on vehicles manufactured at the same plant between may 19, 2014 to February 6, 2015. The number for the recall is 15c03. My vehicle isn't included. My vehicle is from the same manufacturing plant, but with the date of March 2014. My car however does have a recall of the coolant system, possible overheated with fire has been reported. I am waiting for parts. If it were to overheat I would have no warning with the instrument panel inoperative. Also with weather changing, I have no warning for proper tire inflation and several other safety concerns. If the recall was placed because a "safety concern" was recognized, how can my vehicle be eliminated in the recall. It's the same safety concern.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 09/28/2017

Vehicle was being driven and without warning when brakes were applied the pedal went all the way to the floor. The abs light then came on. My child was being transported in the car and an accident almost occurred. Towed car to mechanic and discovered this has happened to a lot of people, yet when I checked there was no active recall on this item. Shop says it needs a new Ford oem abs module assembly 3f2z2c219ab.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 09/04/2017

I have trouble with the seat belts, they do not retrack by themselves and sometimes they lock up even though I did not stop suddenly. , another problem is with my dashboard the lighting goes dim and them bright while I am driving for no reason I can tell, this is all during city street driving. I also have a strong fuel smell which lasts for about 5 minutes when I start the car in the morning.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 08/29/2017

My car has ran a 100% since the day I bought it. I went to go move my car after I cut my grass and instantly my power steering sensor went off as soon as I started my car stating that it required service due to it not working. Just like that. No earlier warnings, no malfunctions prior to this incident, nothing. I am a mother of 4 daughters and thankfully I was just trying to reposition my vehicle in my yard vs. Driving down the road or else it could have caused severe bodily harm to us or even worse, it could have caused a major accident that could have resulted in death. I called the Ford dealership and they stated even with so many complaints on this particular model, make, and year having this exact problem, this is not a recall yet. I researched it myself and found out that the 2013 Ford fusion also has this problem, but there is currently an active recall for the fusion, but not the Escape. I am confused on this. Are they waiting on a death toll to rise due to Ford's malfunctioning part and a lawsuit before they decide that this is a real serious issue or is it because of the lack of concern for Fords customers and families they had when they decided to use this poorly planned electrical design that is continuously malfunctioning? or maybe its because they know that this is a big issue and charging customers over $1700. 00 to fix this poorly planned product that is going to cost someone their lives was going to make their service department revenue sky rise with this power steering problem being high in demand. I don't understand why one model of Ford with the same year is on recall for this, but the other model with the exact same set up and year is not. I am a single mother of 4 daughters that is still paying on this $19,000. 00 vehicle that is now parked in my yard because it is too expensive to fix. Thanks Ford!!!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 08/12/2017

The contact owned a 2001 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic), 12v353000 (engine and engine cooling), and 14v165000 (structure, vehicle speed control). The contact did not receive any recall notifications. The contact stated that the brake lights remained illuminated for an extended period of time. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. While the vehicle was parked in a residental parking space, a security guard noticed smoke coming from the vehicle. After making a second round, the guard informed the vehicle owner that the vehicle was consumed by flames. The fire department extinguished the flames. A fire report was filed and the contact took pictures. The vehicle was parked and had not been inspected by a dealer or manufacturer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that they would follow-up in writing, but did not provide a time frame for the recall repair. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 08/10/2017

Started vehicle and the wipers came on automatically and would not shut off (despite the wipers being in the off position). The car was stationary. Turned car off. Immediately turned car back on and the wipers would not work at all. Wipers will not work when raining and go from constantly working to not working at all for no reason. Very dangerous if it is raining, snowing, or any precipitation in the sky.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 08/04/2017

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning, there were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact placed the gearshift into neutral and was able to coast over to the side of the road. The contact waited for a few minutes and restarted the vehicle, the vehicle restarted and stalled. The vehicle was towed to a park and ride lot. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The approximate failure mileage was 122,607.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

Transmission control module causing issues with transmission, shifting. Mechanic said transmission is starting in 5th gear. Jerks very hard when put in reverse. Upon going 45 mph engine revs to 3 rpm. Cannot take off fast, very slow moving.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 07/26/2017

When the car is fully locked and all door well shut the rear right door sensor says its opened or ajar which makes the alarm go off when no one has tried to touch the car and because of this it has drain the battery while having a less than 1 year old battery.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 07/25/2017

In 7/2017 we had alert lights of engine default, hill assist go on. It had a replacement part abs that didn't correct problem. Next time on my way to the dealer lots of lightw went on and I went into safe mode a few hundred feet from dealer, five minutes earlier and I would have been on the freeway. A diff part was replaced. Same problem then next time it went into safe mode and I had it towed. This vehicle and year apparently had electrical/electronic issues. I feel this is an unsafe situation! I took from 7/26/2017 to 10/18/2017 to get things corrected and I don't know if they are.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 07/19/2017

Vehicle suddenly hesitates and stalls while driving it creating a serious safety issue.

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