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Steering Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 503 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 04/16/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the steering wheel was loose. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 04/14/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle experienced a loss of steering ability and the maintenance warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 04/06/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, there was a loss of power steering without warning. The steering wheel became difficult to turn. The vehicle was driven with caution. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering angle sensor would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 158,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 04/05/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle became difficult to steer and shook. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the instrument cluster module would need to be replaced. The vehicle was previously serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v4280000 (steering), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the vehicle had experienced no failures before the recall. Since the software update, the vehicle experienced issues with the steering. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 129,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 04/04/2016

Power steering suddenly quit working while driving! after researching issue on internet, Escapes have had several recalls on different model years involving steering. , but not my 2009. It is obvious the problems with the steering has been going on many years but Ford has not corrected. If my son had been driving when it went out, I shiver to think what may have been the outcome. Steering issues are very serious safety problems. Come on Ford fix the Escapes issues.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 03/30/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving at lower speeds, the steering made an abnormal noise and shook abnormally. When the failure occurred, the power steering assist default warning indicator illuminated. Prior to this failure, the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering) where the technician stated that they performed a minor reprogramming of the power steering control module. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.


car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 03/29/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 60 mph, the power steering suddenly malfunctioned and the steering wheel became very difficult to turn. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manfacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v28400 (steering) in 2015, but the failure recurred in 2016. The failure mileage was 144,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 8
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   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 03/21/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving at various speeds, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering instrument cluster module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred after the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v824000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 133,414.

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

Loss of power steering occurs and "steering assist fault-service required" warning appears on instrument panel. Steering the vehicle without power assist is extremely difficult.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 03/14/2016

My vehicle was driving fine when it started chiming. I didn't have any idea why it was making the noise. It did this 3 times and then a small wrench signal showed up on the panel. I was driving home when all of this happened. All of a sudden I had no steering! scared me to death. I was able to make it home, thank goodness! there are recalls on this problem, but not my VIN number!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 03/13/2016

While driving at low speed on a side street, power steering quit working and error "power steering assist fault" came up. Power steering completely inoperable. With much difficulty vehicle driven to Ford dealership. Could not be driven by person without extreme strength. Unsafe for anyone to drive! advised that not included in recall and cost to repair almost $1200.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 03/07/2016

We had our vehicle recalled. We took it to taylor Ford in chandler oklahoma, to have it serviced for the steering problem. I went to drive the car and now there is no power steering. I have read several complaints about this, that after Ford had so called updated the programing on the steering system, they fail. So instead of replacing the parts that needed to be fixed they update the computer and then when down the road, you have to pay for the problem yourself. Taylor Ford told my wife that there was noting wrong with the vehicle. They have since gone out of business. How do I get this problem taken care right this time. They should have taken care of it right the first time. So Ford is just putting band aids on their problems and then saying it was fixed and charging the comsumer later to fix it correctly. Ford needs to fix this problem. The vehicle was put in drive and that is when the power steering did not work. I had just dropped my 6 year old son off at school.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 03/06/2016

My wife began driving our 2012 Ford Escape limited with awd and 6 cylinder motor. Within driving less than half a mile all power steering ceased to work almost causing complete loss of vehicle control.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 03/01/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 10 mph, the steering lost power without warning. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there were no recalls. The failure mileage was 61,500.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 02/26/2016

Power steering went out while stationary as I was fixing to leave on an in town trip.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 02/23/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while the driver was driving at an unknown speed, the steering wheel seized without warning. The failure recurred two times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 02/20/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. When the contact started the vehicle, the steering wheel became extremely difficult to maneuver and the warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was driven without power steering capability. The vehicle was taken to two independent mechanics and both confirmed that the power steering motor and housing would need to be replaced. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 02/18/2016

While driving my power steering locked, making it extremely difficult to steer the vehicle. I managed to pull over stop the vehicle and restart the vehicle at which time the symptoms went away but happened again when I stopped the vehicle and restarted to drive home.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 02/18/2016

Ford Escape was stationary turned it on couldnt turn the steering wheel. Dont know what to do now :( just reading lots of complains about the same safety issue. Hope I can get if fixed soon.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 02/17/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. While driving 20 mph and making a turn, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The vehicle was driven home and parked. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 165,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 02/17/2016

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 20 mph and turning right, the vehicle made a clunking sound. The contact had to turn the wheel to the left in order to drive straight. When slowing down to approximately 5 mph, the vehicle made a clunking noise from the front passenger side. The contact exited the vehicle and discovered that the passenger side wheel was slightly detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 02/16/2016

Had the truck serviced received a perfect report, then 2 weeks later the steering became very tight and hard to steer. Took the truck to 3 different shops to learn they were not equipped to handle an electrical power steering.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 02/12/2016

Significant vibration in the steering wheel and intermittent loss of power steering. Although the vehicle was covered by recall 14s05, Ford is unwilling to replace the torque sensor because they "reprogrammed" it and closed out the recall in August 2014, which they claim fixed the problem. Obviously, it did not fix the problem.

car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 02/10/2016

Engine cradle, part of the frame is under recall,is broke. Dealer applied "band-aid" manufacturer declines to replace broken cross-member, even though it is under recall. Recall #14v165000.

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