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Electrical System Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 621 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 1
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 2
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 3
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 2008 Ford Escape 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 8
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 9
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 10
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 2010 Ford Escape 11
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 03/10/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate and stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the cause of the failure was unable to be undetermined. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred multiple times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v813000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 18,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 03/04/2016

Called Ford motor company customer service today regarding a used 2010 Ford Escape that we bought (from a Nissan dealership) yesterday. I researched the vehicle & learned that is a problem with the "electronic throttle body" (etb) in this vehicle. I was also told by the Ford csr that there a "redesigned" etb part that is used to replace the original part that is prone to fail suddenly. It also appears that sudden failure of the etb which according to Ford is prone to fail could result in sudden stalling and/or reduced power to the car. . . . Which could place the drive (my 16yo son, new driver) in a potentially dangerous and/or life threatening situation while driving. The Ford csr acknowledged that, and even after he reportedly discussed my concern with his "manager", informed me that Ford would only replace the part ". . . After it fails". This is unacceptable to me as a consumer & father of my son who will be driving this car. Apparently, Ford is willing to "gamble" on my son's (and others on the road) safety & health. I called our local Ford dealership who informed me the cost of replacing the (prone to fault) ecb with the "redesigned" etb was $386 (=$210 labor + $176 part). It is absolutely unacceptable to me that Ford will not, upon request of a Ford Escape owner, replace at Ford's cost Ford's acknowledged prone-to-fail etb which can potentially put my son's life at risk. This far exceeds abysmal customer service. . . Apparently Ford is willing to take a "known risk & gamble" on the health & safety of those who purchase/drive of their vehicles.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 03/04/2016

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. After coming to a stop, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 160,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 03/03/2016

Purchased vehicle in August of 2014 with 28,000 miles on it. About 2-3 weeks ago the vehicle just stalked, lost all power then died on my wife with my 19 month old baby girl in the car. Vehicle starts right back up when this occurs. It happens a couple of times a week and is very dangerous. Sometimes it will die when you are trying to accelerate or merge into traffic. Took it to the same Ford dealer we purchased the vehicle from and they were able to replicate the problem. However, no codes are present in the vehicle even when it happens. The Ford service writer and technician said that it was the throttle body. The vehicle has 52,000 miles on it however I was told no warranty or recall covered the replacement of the throttle body. I paid for the throttle body repair. Less than 48 hours later the vehicle dies again on my wife while pulling out of our neighborhood. Again with my child in the back seat.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 03/02/2016

Having problems starting vehicle. Must push key in very hard, so much so that your hand will hurt, in order for it to start. Sometimes it starts, sometimes it won't. Has left my family stranded on more than one occasion. Acts like you can't push in key in far enough to make it start. Sitting under my carport now, unable to start and unable to pay the $500. 00 plus repair cost. Not very happy right now!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 02/25/2016

Car running rough, car slowed and then would not drive. Towed, told it needs new pcm, cylinders, coils, and spark plugs. Car has less than 80,000 miles. This is a known problem with this car and the pcm was changed in later models. Ford created a defective product and does not seem to care.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 02/22/2016

Hi my name is jose hernandez I have a 2008 Ford scape and I am having steering wheel electrical problems when I turn on the car the steering wheel vibrate and I have done some research and I loock like there has been alot of people complaining abouth the same problem im having and that might be the steering wheel torque sensor.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 02/21/2016

I was driving and I'm not sure if I hit a patch of ice or steering froze up. I was traveling 35 in a 40 mph zone and on a curve, the vehicle veered off the road into a bog. The vehicle started to sink and I was unable to open the door for a few minutes. I tried putting the vehicle in reverse to get out of the water and ice. Then I noticed a flame coming from the back of the vehicle. I pushed the door open and began swimming away from the vehicle. As I was about 30 feet from the vehicle, it exploded. I was in the water and ice for approx. 10 minutes. The fire dept, police, and emt's arrived and pulled me from the water and took me to the hospital. I have 2nd degree burns on my arm and legs. My insurance company has deemed the vehicle a total loss and the adjuster said the only thing that could be salvaged was 1/2 of my license plate. I asked what could have caused this and the adjuster said that perhaps it was an electrical problem and water mixed with the electrical problem may have caused the fire. He did state that he did not know what caused the fire and explosion. The vehicle is sitting and I have asked that it not be destroyed (what's left of it) until the cause can be determined. This concerns me greatly because I do not want this to happen to anyone else. The shock is starting to wear off and I keep asking myself how in the world a car could "just explode". Please let me know if anyone else has had any problem like this or if anyone can suggest what may have caused this catastrophe. Thank you.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 02/20/2016

Bought my 05 XLT Escape last may 2015 and all of a sudden it started to shudder stall while idling and just completely die when I was driving on the highway! got the codes read and it said I had a misfire on cylinder 2, so I put new coils and spark plugs in it but it's still not working! still doing a misfire and it's running bad when it decides to crank up! now it's not even drivable.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 02/19/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact had to stop and restart the vehicle. The vehicle was driven to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact also stated that the failure recurred every day. The approximate failure mileage was 38,300.

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