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Ignition Switch Problems of Ford Escape



Ford Escape owners have reported 11 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 03/05/2014

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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 12/24/2013

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 04/30/2007

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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 01/18/2007

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 03/01/2004

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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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 07/11/2003

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 02/23/2002

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 11/20/2001

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 10/21/2001

Not able to remove key from ignition when vehicle is turned off.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 04/01/2001

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 11

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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