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Electrical System Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 632 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 07/16/2016

My 2009 Ford Escape, stalls with out any warning, the engine still runs but there is no control over the engine rpm. This has happened several times, while traveling on state hwy and county roads. Each time you could gain control, by shutting engine off and restarting. Since this is the family car it has been parked. It is unsafe to drive if stalls on busy city street or major freeway.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 07/13/2016

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Escape. While accelerating from a stop light, the vehicle shook, stalled, and all the lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was restarted, but the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04v175000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 07/01/2016

Hello, a few months ago I purchased a used 2011 Ford Escape flex fuel from infinity/Volkswagen of fairfield, CA 94533. During the time my wife and I have been driving it, I have experienced some major troubles with the vehicle. When driving in the city or on the highway at any speed, the vehicles gas pedal all of a sudden loses pressure and I have no more gas. Promptly after that , the car begins to shake and eventually I have to pull over for safety reasons. This has happened more than 10 times now. I have been to the dealership 3 times already and explained to them what's going on. They just brushed it off and said " come back when the engine lights come on. " I was very mad and frustrated but I let it be. Over the fourth of July weekend I was driving the vihecle the problem happened again this time I was on the freeway and had to emidietly pull over because I was in the fast lane. It was so fast that I collided with the side of the shoulder to right of the fast lane and hit a dirt patch. Things could have been a lot worse. Thank god nobody was hurt. In saying that my wife is the daily driver of the vihecle and to think that she is pregnant and has my 2 year old son if she was driving it things would be a lot worse for the dealership. I'm sick and tired of being treated like this. I'm a marine corps veteran and to be treated like shit in the dealership tell me to "leave and have good day" is terrible. This is the third vihecle that I have purchased from them and by no means will there be any more business with them after this. Not caring about the safety of customers is wrong. I do not want this vihecle anymore. I repeat I do not want this vihecle anymore. I need something done about this please. If not I have no choice but to write my congressman about this situation, the department of veterans affairs and a lawyer. I hope that we can handle this in a civil manner.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 06/28/2016

Purchased used 2013 Ford Escape vehicle with approximately 33k miles in October of 2014. Purchased extended warranty as warranty was due to expire at 36k miles. A week or two after purchase, car stalled. In the shop it went. Several months later check engine light came on. In the shop it went again. Multiple times later car has been in the shop again for same "check engine light" for 2-3 weeks at a time; transmission replaced twice. The car was back in shop again last week for same issue check engine light this time dealer claims purge valve issue.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 06/26/2016

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled and shut off without warning. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road and restarted it, but the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that the electronic throttle body needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall; however, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v597000 (air bags, seat belts). The failure was not remedied. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 06/17/2016

My 2013 Ford Escape's information display with all required information and odometer reading has gone blank all of a sudden. The vehicle was stationary at the time. I addressed this issue to Ford and the Ford dealer, but they don't care to help me and asking me to pay too much amount to replace it. How can I pay too much amount for replacing this if its there manufacturing defect. I know as per federal law this is must and the screen cannot happen on this case to any vehicle. Its definitely a much needed thing and its not a fault from the user. They said there is no recall for information cluster. When I searched , I found many recalls (15c03 recall) which they said my car cannot be included since it is 2013 model. Please help me. This is really a safety issue. I am scheduled by colonial Ford, danbury on 6/27/16 to check the problem and I have end up paying too much money. Please consider this complaint and please take actions as soon as possible. Thank you.


car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 06/17/2016

After starting my 2013 Ford Escape, the instrument cluster information display with system warnings and only odometer display went blank. Technicians checked for a bad fuse, but none found. Also, found that there is a recall (15c03 - reprogram instrument panel cluster) issued against 2014 Ford Escape for the same issue.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 06/16/2016

Drove my 2004 Ford Escape 20 minutes to get pizza and come back home parked it at 8pm by 12:30am neighbors banging on door your cars on fire!!!! I'm in believe the abs module caught fire recall is out Ford says my vehicle doesn't apply.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 06/14/2016

We came to a stop at a stop sign on a city side street. The engine died and would crank over but not restart. This has happened twice. Ablown fuse was found labeled vehicle power. No codes were found. No other problems have occurred. The second time was on a highway when we had to make a sudden stop.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 06/10/2016

The doors lock and won't unlock. This happens at the front passenger door and both of the back seat passenger doors. Sometimes they begin unlocking a week or so later other times they don't unlock ever. This has happened when the vehicle was stopped, some doors then unlock, but not all.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

The rear hatch lock will not release to open, only the window will open. This happens even when all of the locks are open.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 05/31/2016

Truck is accelerating and switching gears on its own. While at a traffic light , a wrench light pops on and the truck begins to switch gears. Once the truck is turned off, the wrench light goes away but returns after driving begins again. Truck is not getting enough power when driving as if it is going to shut off. There are also jerking motions while driving.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 05/30/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitated to start without warning. The vehicle eventually started after ten attempts. In addition, while driving 25 mph, the vehicle veered to the right independently. The vehicle was diagnosed and the technician stated that the driver side abs tone ring was fractured and the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 155,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 05/29/2016

We didn't have the vehicle three weeks and had to have it towed to the dealership due to not starting. They had the vehicle for a week and couldn't figure it. They cleared the code, after keeping it for week. 6 days later it was towed for the issues, they currently still have the vehicle and they say they are not sure why it's happening. They can't get it to throw the codes, it works fine for them. Both time we went out to start the car after it sitting in the garage over night.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 05/10/2016

Vehicle engine suddenly and randomly cuts out in the middle of driving, in motion on the highway, or soon after starting to drive, in motion leaving a parking lot. The accelerator becomes unresponsive and the car sputters to a stop. When you try to restart the car it turns on as if nothing happened.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 05/05/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off without warning. After restarting the engine, the vehicle operated normally. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 69,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 05/03/2016

I have had three issues with check engine lights coming on from November through may. I've had two coolant sensor valves replaced and now have another code for cylinder head temperature sensor. This is three times in six months and I've spent close to $1,000 in repairs and the codes keep coming up. I even had the car temperature spike and the vehicle idle funny as sensors indicated my car was overheating. I believe Ford should look into this for a possible recall.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 05/02/2016

Vehicle was started with remote start in driveway. Driver opened front passenger door . Place purse with key on seat and animal carrier with sick pet on front floor. When door was closed all 4 doors locked. Attempts to open the doors were made by 3 separate people with no success. Had to break back window to get in. Cost us $500 for the window. Ford customer service offered no assist with the repair.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 05/02/2016

Cpsc: 2014 Ford Escape: consumer stated the key fob would not work properly after closing the door. The consumer stated the doors could not be opened, by using the handle.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 05/01/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving various speeds, the vehicle suddenly shut off. After restarting the engine, the vehicle operated normally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 140,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 04/30/2016

Car died 3 different times while in traffic on a 4 lane highway. It's will start running ruff and the wrench light comes on the dash. Stop the car, put it park and shut it off for a couple of seconds, then crank it back up, the wrench light is off and it is running fine. The last time it did it, the check engine light came on. Took car to tire kindle so they could read the code as the Ford dealer was closed. Code was throttle control sensor was stuck wide open. This same problem happened about 10,000 back with my wife. The car had about 45,000 miles. She took it. To the Ford dealer and they replaced the throttle body as there have been this problem before. This problem should be resolved as it is life threatening by doing this heavy traffic situations.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 03/30/2016

Driver side rear window would close, an hour later the rear lift gate would not open. There is no way to open the lift gate from inside car, if we were in an accident and needed to get out through the back.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 03/24/2016

I continue to have issues with the electronic throttle body (etb), up to and including the complete shutdown of the system. I am the original owner of this vehicle and have abided by all service recommendations for this make/model. The extended warranty on the etb runs out at 100k (vehicle currently at 75k). There are times the vehicle shifts so violently that one would believe they've been rear-ended. When I take my vehicle in to the dealership (5 times, 2 different dealerships), I'm told they re-program the system and to give it another 500 to 1000 miles for the system to relearn my driving habits. The "reboot" lasts between 800 to 1500 miles on average. I don't understand why the etb can't be replaced in its entirety at this point.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 03/22/2016

Brought 2016 in November 2015 and check engine light was on and off on streets or highway and stayed on always. Truck been in the shop since 3/22/16 til 4/13/16 than 4/19/16 til date. Reasons replaced computer pcm, repaired wire twice, replace chips, replace wire again. Mccarthy Ford and regional manager not good with follow ups or good faith agreement.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 03/21/2016

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicles steering wheel started clicking and shaking without warning, and about 30 seconds later, the steering wheel became very difficult to turn and failed. The next morning, when the vehicle was started, the maintenance warning light became illuminated and stayed on. The vehicle was previously repaired on a recall in 08/2014 for the same issue but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering torque sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,000. Ed.

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