Ford Escape owners have reported 900 problems related to power train (under the power train category).
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. While parked, the contact was walking to the rear of the vehicle to put luggage in the trunk and noticed the vehicle was rolling towards her. The contact dove to the ground on the side of the vehicle to avoid being hit. The vehicle rolled back and struck the pole to the building. There were no occupants in the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed. The owner received injuries to her knee and back which did not require medical attention. The vehicle was not towed or taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000.
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After depressing the accelerator the vehicle rpm's increase but the vehicle speed will not. . . . Almost as if the throttle is "sticking. " this occurs while the vehicle is in motion.
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The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact mentioned that the vehicle remained idle when the gear was placed in the drive position. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,200.
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The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving 45 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The rpms increased. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, while attempting to tow the vehicle with the gear shifter in the park position, the vehicle rolled away. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 15v606000 (power train), but the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 116,000.
Slipping when it goes from third to fourth gear.
The throttle seems to get stuck while I'm driving. I'll push down on the gas pedal, the rpms will go up, but the car won't speed up or respond for a few seconds and then it will finally "catch" and accelerate. Happens often, sometimes from a stop and sometimes when I'm already in motion, even on the highway. I've been having the problem for about a year now, and I only have around 38,000 miles on the car.
Driving down the freeway and my vehicle shuts off without warning. There is a loud knocking and shuttering noise like my whole engine is going to drop onto the freeway. I get to the shoulder and put it in park. As I try to start the vehicle again the engine/motor starts shaking yet again with a loud knocking noise and wont turn over. I had to get my car towed. My children were extremely scared and being on the freeway this issue is very dangerous and has been complained about multiple times.
See all problems of the 2006 Ford Escape.
We have a 2013 cpo Ford titanium with 30,000 miles on it, and it recently started to have problems with it loosing power while trying to excellerate. Most of the time it is from a stoplight or sign, but on occasion while getting on the highway. The engine starts to stumble, and won't get up to speed. The "service engine now" light comes on, and we have to limp to the side of the road. When putting it in neutral, the engine revs up to 3000 rpms before we turn it off. After letting the computer "reboot " , the engine is ok and the "service engine" light goes off. This has happened to us at least six times in the last two months. Twice we have had it to crest Lincoln (purchased from) in woodbury, CT. , and once to an independent technician with neither of them able to get a fault code from the computer memory. It is completely void of any fault codes! my nephew has the same car from another dealer, and they are having the same problem! it puts us in dangerous situations. Every time we pull away from a stop sign, we hope there is not a dump truck going to run us over! the NHTSA needs to look into this safety issue!.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while parked, the vehicle was unable to start. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence where it was repaired with the cause of the failure unknown. In addition, while at a stop, the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The contact switched off and restarted the vehicle but the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence again. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000. Jo.
My 2009 Ford Escape has difficulty getting enough momentum to accelerate on the highway, this is a daily struggle. Yesterday I was trying to pass an 18-wheeler as it was drifting into my lane; as I eagerly pressed on the gas my car jumped and continued to coast at the same speed. Earlier this month, I had to decelerate from 40 mph to a fairly abrupt stop and my car was unable to. I just had my brake pads replaced so I knew that wasn't the problem, my car jolted a total of 7 times before coming to a complete stop. I almost crashed into the car in front of me. Every time I drive my car it sounds like its going to fall apart, the rattling coming from the suspension is constant. I get my Ford Escape checked up every month, because of all the problems I have. This car is a hazard to my safety, and I do not feel comfortable driving in this rolling plastic death trap. It's infuriating that the government claims a defective electronic throttle body to be not harmful enough to have a recall. I could have died from in both instances which I specified in this complaint, something needs to be done about this.
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The car suddenly and without warning shifted into neutral for a few seconds then slipped back into gear even though the gear shift was in drive. This started happening every few minutes regardless of what gear the vehicle was in. The problem would occur while driving thus making it unsafe to drive.
I have had to have the transmission replaced 3 times. Now I am in the same position again. Ford was no help to me.
Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact attempted to start the vehicle however, the vehicle failed to operate. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The mechanic informed that the power train control module would need to be replaced. The vehicle would be serviced within a week when the part became available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000. The VIN was unavailable. Js.
My Ford Escape electronic power steering has been acting erratically. It seems to work fine sometimes, but then turns off at other times. This makes it extremely hard to turn the vehicle.
Multiple times check engine service engine fault now comes on, killing all power and steering to vehicle. Stalled out in traffic, on highway, at a stop, low speed, no speed, high speed. Lost all ability to accelerate or control vehicle. Traction control sensor light lit up, check engine light lit up, airbag sensor lit up and yet running the check systems on it responds that all systems are normal and no active messages. Previously had issue with a bad wheel sensor affecting rpm's, speed, and acceleration. It took the dealer 4 days to figure that out as no computer codes displayed. When turning the lights on manually, the sensor on the dash doesn't light up and it does not turn the lights on unless it is completely dark outside. Not good for these rainy overcast mornings. The engine stalling happened in all different circumstances and traveling in inner city traffic and losing power has proven to be quite dangerous. It first happened yesterday while traveling short trip turning into parking lot. Today it occurred 12 times in a span of a 25 mile trip with my granddaughter in the car. I read the Ford website and ntsa ones and feel it could possibly be related to recall # 14s17 but when I run the VIN number, it only shows active recall related to airbags. It has had multiple recalls since first 3 months of ownership and dealer where purchased never seems to know or have parts in order to address recall issues. The problem is that when this happens, you lose all ability to control the vehicle and there is no indication of when or where it's going to happen. We were sitting at an intersection and when the light turned green, I accelerated and it lost power and there was nowhere to get the vehicle off of the road as it was traffic all around us. I turned my hazards on and prayed we didn't get hit by the oncoming onslaught of traffic.
I own a 03 Ford Escape and when driving at about 30mph my tire started rubbing the fenderwell and pulling hard to the right I had to fight to keep my car from hitting things and about 5 seconds after all of a sudden there is a very loud clunk sound from my passenger front tire. And my front end dropped and wheel locked up. Causing me to lose control of my vehicle. Nearly missing parked cars. I was told my lower control arm separated from subframe. Which has a corrosion issue (this is a know problem with this model, recall reference number --- 14s02) . . I was advised by a private mechanic that my subframe needed replaced. I googled and found out about this recall and had it taken to my local Ford dealership and so far have heard nothing. . This is ridiculous. And because of this safety recall, it damaged my car even further, broke my c/v joint. Probably messed up the axel to.
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I was driving along the highway and my ride shuddered some and lost acceleration, my engine light came on then the wrench symbol came on and it has stayed on. It's giving a throttle/ powertrain error. I've done some research and I've seen a lot of complaints concerning this issue and was told to file a complaint. Ford needs to issue a recall on this problem before someone gets seriously hurt or killed.
When driving car shuts off. Car starts in park when put in gear shuts off. Driving on highway when slowed down in traffic car shut off, and would would start in park but shut off when put in gear.
See all problems of the 2005 Ford Escape.
Power steering has gone out have replace front inner bearing,transmission lines, keep up on all my maintained records since I bought the vehicle in sept 2014' and have all other maintain economic records.
Vehicle acts as if it is going to stall but them jumps forward. Both the check engine light and the service wrench went on. Took it to dealer and they told me it was code p2119, throttle actuator control and throttle body range/performance. Dealership stated that I didn't need to get it fixed right away. Seems a little dangerous to me.
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Tl- call back/the contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, when the power train warning indicator illuminated on the vehicles instrument panel and the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the vehicle did restart after the initial attempt. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000. Wh.
Acceleration is labored. The vehicle skips gears when driving at a low speed rate. The vehicle will jerk and make noises as it skipping through 2nd and 4th gear. Unfortunately, this happened in traffic at rush hour.
At intermittent times vehicle will stall and die. After driving at 45mph and stop car will die in the intersection. Driving at 70mph on the highway vehicle will stall woth cruise control on. When it stalls at highwau speed it jerks so violently that kids in the back seat get bounced around. It doesnt stall when idling. Only in drive when start to take off from a stop or if your maintaning a steady speed. Then try to speed up or speed down.
My car jerks when driving very badly hed many repairs done to no avail 118,000 miles have a disabled husband car is unrieabledriving on highway and local streets to get home.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while at a complete stop and attempting to accelerate, the vehicle hesitated before moving. The contact stated that the failure had gotten worse over time. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fifth gear had become operable and the vehicle needed to be kept for further diagnostics. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 69,000. Wh.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Vehicle Shudder problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Automatic Transmission Cooler problems||