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Electrical System Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 723 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 1
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 2
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 3
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 4
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 5
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 2014 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 07/19/2017

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

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 07/16/2017

Bought 2010 Ford Escape 3 months ago noticed cutting off pep boys says no worry. Now check engine light tool light cuts off when driving at lights idling. Scared Ford says it will cist me 400 500 to fix. Say customer satisfaction program 13no3. Please help. I have handicapped daughter to take to drs and I work. Please.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 07/16/2017

Instrument cluster is inoperative.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 07/16/2017

I bought 2010 Ford Escape 3,months ago noticed cutting g off took to pep boys said no worries. Now check engine light comes in tool light cuts off going down road hesitates cuts off at lights scared. Ford says it will cost me 400 or more to fix Ford electronic throttle body. Code p2119. Help me please I read about the extended warranty.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 07/12/2017

Electronic throttle body malfunction. Vvehicle developed contamination on the internal motor contacts of the throttle body, resulting in intermittent electrical connectivity. Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) and wrench light illuminated and the vehicle may entered failure mode effects management (fmem) otherwise known as "limp home" mode. Vehicle lost all acceleration while in motion on a highway as well as on a city street. Electronic throttle body was repaired under Ford customer satisfaction program #13n03. Due to this fact and despite that the etb once again suffered from the same issue, Ford refused to repair the etb a second time and all costs fell upon customer.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 07/06/2017

Car stalled while in motion on city street. Lost all power and would not restart without jump.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 06/26/2017

The contact owns a 2017 Ford Escape. While the vehicle was at a complete stop, a warning bell chimed and a "shift to "p" restart engine manually" message displayed intermittently. The contact was able to shift the vehicle into the park position and restart the engine manually. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (battlefield Ford, 8820 centerville rd, manassas, va, 20110), but they were unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided case number: cas 12755913. The manufacturer stated that they were aware of the failure and advised that once the vehicle was started, to turn the auto switch off. The manufacturer also advised the contact that she could get a second opinion because no further assistance would be offered. The failure mileage was approximately 10,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 06/01/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While stopped at a traffic light and attempting to proceed forward, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted or notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,228.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 14
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).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 15
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 16
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 17
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 18
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 19
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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.

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