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Seat Belt Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 70 problems related to seat belt (under the seat belt category).

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 07/31/2016

The rear seatbelt buckles appear to have been installed improperly at the factory. One of the buckles is forced up by the bolt spring while the other two are forced down. The two that are forced down make it difficult for rear seat passengers to buckle in. Furthermore, when the seat back is folded down, the two seatbelt buckles tend to be forced under the seat. This can lead to the buckle(s) getting damaged when trying to raise the seat back to its upright position. In some cases, the buckle can be crushed and made unusable.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 06/06/2016

The srs airbag light was blinking-the code said that the seatbelt connector had failed-they had to remove and replace the seatbelt connectors costing us 493. 13, and this is a safety issue that Ford should cover under a warranty or safety recall. I am out 493. 13 plus the 100. 00 diagnostic fee and need to be compensated for this. I have attached the services performed by the repair shop. Ford said it was not covered by warranty or any recall. That is ridiculous. Please advise. Thanks.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 02/27/2016

I was driving on interstate 75 near bradenton in FL. 1:00 p. M. Perfectly clear & dry day. I was hit from behind, sent my Ford into the grassy median, car came to a stop at a wire guard rail. I didn't hit another vehicle. I was knocked unconscious, so I have no recall. This happened near a construction area & all I remember is traffic slowing, perhaps I was going 45-50 mph, & in process of slowing down. Although there was extensive damage to left front & side no airbags deployed. My head/face apparently hit the steering wheel. Therefore seat belt restraints did not hold me tight to the seat. I was taken to e. R. - had a concussion, they did lots of tests, kept me overnight in icu, discharged the next day. Also, later I was told by auto collision company & insurance investigator that the driver seat was damaged & had apparently come loose. The vehicle was totaled.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 12/01/2015

The front seat belts fail to retract. The buckles get caught in the door or the strap keeps the door from closing. The straps start to fray. The car only has 55,000 miles and the belts need to be retracted manually.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 11/11/2015

Escape has several issues, Ford dealer would review and report no issues found. I bought my Escape new in July 2012. 1. Front seat belts - within the first year (Jan-Feb 2013 - mileage 5,000ish) the front seat belts wouldn¿t retract 90% of the time, causing them to be caught in the door and/or keep the door from closing. 2. Transmission issues (Nov 2015 - mileage 50,000ish ) it shifts badly, sometimes acts as if its in-between gears when your breaking or accelerating. When you release the peddle and reapply, it¿ll reengage but at times will lurch again. 3. Electrical issues - Jan 2016 -(mileage 65,000ish) the dome light won¿t go out, had to pull the fuse lights so I could drive unobstructed. 4. (4/18/16 - mileage 73,000ish) rear door will not open. Apparently this is a known issue based on what find on line and here. In the past I did notice water ¿drips¿ on my back window, I couldn¿t figure out where the ¿leak¿ was, again dealership reported no problem found, I just thought it was pooled water that found its way in when I had opened up the rear window/door. But based on what I see on line and here the rear door not opening is due to the ¿water drip/leak¿ issue because of the rear window gasket isn¿t correct thickness or something along those lines. Back door not being able to open is a safety concern, all doors should be accessible in case of an emergency. 5. Same date as 4,door locks not locking when you put SUV into gear. 6. April 26, 2016 ¿ pulling out of my drive way ¿ no incline what so ever ¿ warning light for steep grade light came on. 6. Truck will be taken back to a different Ford dealer ship, for all the above issues, I don¿t care to return to where I bought it, since their service department is very dismissive despite me providing reports from this website to them about the various issues I came in with.

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Failure Date: 10/09/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicles air bag warning indicator illuminated on the vehicles instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the seat belt alarm pretension-er had failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000. Wh.


car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 09/28/2015

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14v597000 (seat belts) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. The VIN was not available.

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Failure Date: 09/12/2015

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 08/06/2015

Drivers seat belt does not retract, now it will not retract enough to properly fit driver, hanging loose on torso at all times, and conditions. Clearly this is a failed safety device, required by law. Car was taken to dealer, where for $100. 00, I was told it's not covered and parts alone are $800. 00 vehicle is model year 2013 with 80,000 miles.

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Failure Date: 07/10/2015

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.


 
car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 03/09/2015

Was driving 25 miles an hour down small hill, the car in front of me stopped. I hit the breaks and the car didn't stop it felt as if I was pushing the accelerator like when pushing button! to speed up cruise control and it slowly increases speed. I slammed both feet to the brake and went to reach for emergency brake but never made it. I hit the other car. Last thing I remember is hearing metal crunch, the next thing I remember is smoke, top of my head on left side hairline ached looked in mirror and saw blood. Started looking for my phone on the dash but it was broken. Could hear someone talking, then people were walking up to car. When the officer got there he asked what I hit my head on I didn't know, he asked if I had my seatbelt on I said yes. I told him my car wouldn't stop. Realized when e. M. T asked same question I knee I had it on but couldn't remember taking it off, and I told him that. He looked at chest didn't see marks or bruising, he asked again if I was sure, I was sure I put it on. After crash, when got to tow yard next day saw my seat belt broke, I cracked the windshield with my head and broke all under steering wheel with my knees. . . But the airbags deployed must have been after I hit everything because it hit me in the arm only based on that stinging red raised rash that later bruised on my forearm, no airbag to face injuries, just hit top of head on windshield and knees on lower dash under steering wheel, bruising on stomach lower abdomen near pelvic bone may have been steering wheel. My car kept going faster breaks didn't slow me at all witness said and my seatbelt latch is in pieces, my airbag went of late. My bumper is folded like a flat piece of metal about one inch wide hit it pushing it into my rradiator. My SUV was going 25 miles an hour, my SUV bumper hit a small car bumper, that car was stopped. What went wrong?.

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Failure Date: 03/02/2015

2013 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to restraints control module defect recall notice. The consumer was informed since the air bag light was no on, there was no problem with the vehicle. The consumer referenced recall 14v597000.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 12/08/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a dealer for NHTSA campaign number: 14v597000 (air bags , seat belts) however, it was informed that the part was not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 11/24/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v597000 (air bags , seat belts) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had experienced a failure. Sr.

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Failure Date: 11/17/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number :14v597000(air bags, seats belts)however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The vehicle had not experienced a failure. Kh.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 11/17/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v597000 (air bags, seatbelts) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

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Failure Date: 11/15/2014

2013 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to waiting for parts to complete vehicle repairs.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 11/07/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufactured exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 11/07/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v597000 (air bag, seal belts). However, the part to do the repair was not made available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the repair. The vehicle had not experienced the failure. Bd.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 11/01/2014

2013 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to complete airbag recall notice. Recall # 14v597000.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 10/20/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated when coming to a stop, the vehicle jerked forward without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the control module needed to be replaced. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14v597000 (air bags , seat belts) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Ss.

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Failure Date: 10/15/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the lack of parts for the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14v597000 (air bags, seat belts) was received in October of 2014. After contacting the dealer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was notified.

car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2007 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 09/29/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the key was difficult to remove from the ignition on several occasions. The contact had to turn the steering wheel and maneuver the key from the off to on position frequently in order to move the key and start the vehicle. The contact also indicated that the driver side seat belt became stuck multiple times. The belt had to be adjusted to get out of the seat belt. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

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car image   Seat Belt problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 09/03/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, another vehicle crashed into the driver's side of the vehicle. The safety belt failed to retract causing the contact to hit her chest against the steering wheel and the air bags failed to deploy. Also, the contact stated that after the crash, the vehicle was shift into the park position and the vehicle continued to move. The fire department had to put wooden blocks around the tires in order to stop the vehicle from moving. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a concussion and contusions to the spine, neck, shoulder and knees that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unavailable.

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