Ford Escape owners have reported 23 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Escape based on all problems reported for the Escape.
Ignition switch will stop working and become loose, which will prevent the vehicle from starting while stationary.
See all problems of the 2008 Ford Escape.
While driving there is a loss of power steering assist at various speeds on city streets and highways going stright and sometimes during a turn, the vehicle is difficult too steer, the engine remains operational however the instrument cluster goes into test mode where all the indicator lights come on and the tachometer and speedometer go to zero usually within 5-10 seconds it goes back to normal or the vehicle ignition switch has to be turned off and restarted and the vehicle is normal from a few minuets to a few days and then the event may return. This similar to NHTSA campaign # 14v264000. However this vehicles was manufactured in may 2008 and its VIN #, per Ford, was not included in that recall which started August 2006 through September 2010.
Ignition switch failure. The engine does not turn on when ignition switch pressed. Took the car to Ford dealer to fix and they acknowledged the problem and stated there is no fix at this time. To go home and wait to receive a letter once they have a fix to the problem. In the meantime, you are on your own!.
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The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that when attempting to start the vehicle, they would have to make several attempts before the vehicle would start. The contact stated the failure was gradually getting worst. The contact took the vehicle to the north brothers Ford located at 33300 Ford road westland, michigan 48185; 734-821-7451 where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,145.
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Key ignition switch is difficult to work. Ford told me to punch the key in hard then turn, which works most of the time. I've read where is a common problem with lots of owners. To fix the problem, Ford says it will cost between $800. 00 - $1000. 00, but that it may happen again. No guarantee. Since this problem is so prevalent, why no recall to fix this common problem.
The ignition on this vehicle randomly will not work. There is apparently a commonly known issue with this vehicles ignition switch with it failing to engage and start the vehicle.
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The ignition switch on my vehicle no longer works and has to be replaced. This is a recall for the 2009 Ford Escape but not the 2010 and Ford is telling me I have to pay between $500 and $600 to fix something they know if broken. The advisor even told me that Ford is aware it is the exact same parts in the 2009 and 2010 that is broken but Ford will not issue a recall until enough people complain about the issue. What kind of crap is that. So I now have a vehicle I am still making payments on because I purchased it preowned and cannot drive it because Ford has defective parts in the vehicle and refuses to own up to it until enough people come forward to complain about it. I spoke with an advisor at the five star Ford in plano, texas.
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The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the ignition switch failed to turn correctly to start the engine. The engine was able to start after several attempts, but eventually failed permanently. The vehicle was taken to the manufacturer where it was diagnosed and repaired. The failure reccured after the repair. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 44,000.
The ignition switch has been replaced once and now the problem is starting again the key just turns and car doesn't turn over and it beeps because you cannot put key in right position.
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While the vehicle was parked, the vehicle would not start after multiple attempts. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed as a flinge that connects to the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.
Tl- the contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact walked outside and discovered that the vehicle had caught on fire although the engine was not turned on and the key was not in the ignition switch at the time of the incident. The fire department was called to the scene to extinguish the flames. The vehicle was destroyed during the incident. The cause of the incident could not be determined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 163,000. Jft.
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I am having trouble with my 2008 Ford Escape the ignition switch won't start my car. Since about 6 months ago I have to keep pushing my key in further and further to try to get my car to start. Sometimes it take 10-15 min before I can actually get it started. Reading comments about the car this is a major issue and there should be a recall done.
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the power steering failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the ignition switch and ignition cylinder needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The failure mileage was 93,000.
Faulty ignition switch.
The key cannot be inserted into the ignition switch easily. On several occasions had to move the steering wheel back and forth to get it to engage. It was getting worse, and I would expect this to fail soon. It even happened at the dealer, and they had trouble getting it to engage.
See all problems of the 2003 Ford Escape.
The 2003 Ford Escape died when going to a stop or prior to acceleration. No apparent reason. This has continued to happen. I contacted Ford ,and they told me it was probably bad gas. This has been going on for months. Also, I had to pull to the side of the road and check for fire inside of the vehicle. As there was a very strong smell of burning rubber or wire. No fire found yet. Engine will race for no apparent reason. Vehicle attempted to roll forward after it has been put in park and even after it has been turned off. Today one more nightmare has began. I drove the Escape approximately 4 minutes, returned home, and killed the vehicle. It will not start. If I turned the key to the 3rd position all lights went out. It will not move out of park. This has been a complete nightmare trying to keep this vehicle going. I have tried on numerous occasions to get the vehicle into Ford for recall on abs. They can give approximate date, but nothing definite.
When inserted key into ignition it would not turn nor start the vehicle. Therefore, having to have SUV towed for service and having the part replaced. The tow truck driver mentioned that he has seen this happen alot in Ford cars/trucks.
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My 2003 Ford Escape has a stalling problem. It has stalled at least ten to twelve times in the last 14 days. The conditions during the stalling vary: on an incline, coming to stop and on straight away level terrain. It has also stalled and restarted much like a hesitation.
This car will start by itself. With the key in ignition in the on position, and no one in the driver's seat, starts itself.
The engine stalled while travelling 35mph. I was braking lightly going around a left handed curve and hit a bump. The radio and ac were on. The engine light came on and I lost power assist to the steering and brakes which made it hard to complete the curve safely. I got the vehicle to the side of the road, but not out of the road, before it came to a stop. I turned off the radio and ac, then the ignition switch. I waited about 90 sec. And it restarted on the second try. It has not happened again, but now the engine light is on all the time and the vehicle hesitates. I am taking it in tomorrow to the dealer.
Not able to remove key from ignition when vehicle is turned off.
When driving and without any warning vehicle will stall completely, causing loss of power. Consumer has contacted dealer, dealer has replaced ignition switch, but problem still occurs.
The vehicle stalled six times within the last 45,000 miles. The dealer replaced the pfe sensor, coolant, instrument cluster, the ignition switch, the front crank seal and the dpfe sensor. After all the repairs the vehicle continued to stall. Please provide further details.
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