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Steering Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 575 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 11/28/2016

2008-2011 Ford Escape power steering recall 14s05 I received a recall letter from Ford motor company concerning a recall on the electronic power steering on my 2009 Ford Escape. I scheduled an appointment with winner Ford of cherry hill, NJ for this service, since it was the closest dealer at the time I was able to return vehicle for service. The dealership performed the software upgrade citing that no problems were found. As of November 28th 2016, my steering system has begun to exhibit problems from this recall, the steering wheel while both idle and driving shakes and vibrates which causes the vehicle to swerve and makes parking difficult. I contacted Ford customer care regarding this, however I was informed that since the recall work of updating software was performed, that they considered the issue with my vehicle resolved and no additional service would be performed under the 14s05 recall, however at my own costs could have the vehicle re-evaluated at a dealership and at my own cost have the proper service performed to remedy any issued they may find. Wheel shaking and turning slightly on its own occurs while both stationary and driving on both city streets and highways, issue stops while turning but returns while wheel is not being moved.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 11/23/2016

Loss power steering while driving.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 11/22/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 62 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The steering wheel warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the direction system of the electronic module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 84,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 11/22/2016

My torque sensor is going out and having power steering issues Ford has denied there is a recall and claims it has gotten fixed in 2014 but if it was fixed why would I be having this problem now? I never received a notice about the steering recall.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 11/18/2016

I am writing to you to inform you on the safety condition of the 2009 Ford Escape. The number 1 problem is hard to steer the wheel when driving. Number 2 problem is the engine shuts off when turning corners while driving. The date it happen was Friday Nov. 18, 2016.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 11/17/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 35 mph, the power steering suddenly malfunctioned and caused the steering wheel to become very difficult to turn. During the incident, the "power steering assist fault" warning message displayed. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 114,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 11/17/2016

Steering shaft torque sensor malfunction. The car become hard to steer, or to turn the wheel.

car image   Steering problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 11/14/2016

Ford dealership is refusing to fix uncarriage and control arm. They are saying there is no recall for it. However I found the recall 14s02. Describing the issue the dealership stated is wrong with my truck. But they want me to pay cash instead of them fixing the issue.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 11/10/2016

My wife was making a left turn from a stop, the electric power assist in the steering quit working, and she had to fight the steering wheel hard to keep from running into the curb. We wonder why our vehicle's VIN is not listed in the recall for this Ford Escape problem?.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 11/07/2016

2010 Ford Escape was stationary when an error message appeared on the dashboard indicating "power steering fault. " the wheel would turn but only with great effort. My mechanic indicated the power steering module needed to be replaced and is covered by a Ford recall. Further investigation revealed that, while subject to the Ford recall, the dealer "updated the software" and Ford would not repair the faulty power steering module. Power steering modules should not fail. If they are prone to failure they should be recalled and replaced.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 11/07/2016

Ford Escape power assist steering recall just purchased vehicle oct 14 2016. Nov 7,2016 the power steering assist went out when making a left turn at 10mph. Found out there was a recall on this, took to dealership & they told me no recall on this vehicle was found. Dealership wants $700 to fix. Contacted Ford customer support & was informed that a system update was done in Aug 2014 for the recall. On 2nd call to Ford cust spt, a "investigation" was opened & sent to dealership to have them try to work with it. After numerous phone calls, both the dealership & Ford cust support were both putting it off on the other to work with the issue. I feel that this recall should be an ongoing recall if they are only going to do the system update & not replace the steering shaft torque sensor on the first occurrence, or that the steering shaft torque sensor should just be replaced instead of a system update at no cost to the vehicle owner. There are too many complaints that I've read in the last 48hrs of this happening over & over again to people who've had only the system update. I'm currently waiting on a phone call from the dealership to have this situation taken care of, on their part. I will not stop voicing myself, on behalf of others who've had this same issue happen to them, more than once!!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 11/03/2016

Power steering stops working 5 times in the last 2 months. Ford says no recall. Our concern is a safety issue that could cause an accident. So far this has happened in a stationary position. Worried it will happen when driving.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 10/27/2016

Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated while driving 15 mph, the power steering seized. The vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 151,000. The VIN was not available. Tw.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 10/26/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. While driving 10 mph, the power steering seized and the power steering assist fault warning indicator illuminated. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the torque and bolt sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 10/25/2016

I was driving to work and the power steering suddenly stopped working without any warning. It was terrifying! I parked the car. Later I started it and drove home in a cold sweat praying it did not happen again!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 10/22/2016

My power steering quit due to a sensor error. . After I drove to shopping center and parked I got a power steering assist fault error, I tried starting it up again I have no power steering. I have tried shutting down and starting car back up and still now power steering. . I have read up on this and seen there are recalls for my year and make and model of car, but my VIN does not show there is one. Would like to have this issue resolved as of now I am not driving my car.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 10/18/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. While driving 25 mph, the power steering malfunctioned and it became very difficult to steer or turn the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 58,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 10/17/2016

I started my car and as I put the 2013 Ford Escape in reverse with my foot on the brake to back out of my driveway, the steering wheel felt impossible to move. Knowing this vehicle has had so many dangerous issues associated with recalls in the past, I decided not to drive it any further. As it was still safely in my driveway, I placed it in park, shut it off, and opted to use another vehicle. The Escape sat there undisturbed for two days. Then, my husband tried to use it and upon starting he noticed a warning in the display that stated steering assist fault. He opted not to use the vehicle either as he also noticed that it seemed as if there was no power steering. I have a call into a local dealer to take it in for service, but see no logical reason for this vehicle to have a problem with steering. It is only three years old and has 30k miles. I only use the vehicle to run errands in town and have kept up with routine maintenance.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 10/14/2016

Power/electric steering went out while my wife was driving. I took it to the local Ford dealership which originally said there was a recall, then there was not a recall for my particular vehicle because it came from a different manufacturing location, later, the Ford tech said that there was, in fact, a recall on my car, but the window for the recall was over two years ago.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 10/12/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. While attempting to park the vehicle, the power steering seized. The dealer stated that the power steering needed to be replaced. The vehicle 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 97,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 10/07/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving various speeds, the vehicle was extremely difficult to steer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 6,500.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 10/02/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving 50 mph, the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated and the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The failure mileage was 120,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 10/02/2016

08 Ford Escape power steering: car was stationary at time of failure. Car was purchased for transportation to and from college, daughter was driving home and stopped at a restaurant. When she was leaving the restaurant she could not steer the vehicle and almost struck several cars in parking lot. She had to call me (father) to come get vehicle and drive it home. I am a large male who works out and I had trouble steering this vehicle. She is unable to continue to use this vehicle. If this failure would have happened 10 min. Earlier it would have caused her to have a collision. Attempted to have dealer repair car disclosed a recall on this problem, and a recall had been done on this issue on this vehicle on 06-24-2014. When I asked, they refused to recheck recall. The first recall involved a simple reprogramming of the steering sensor. Now I have been told it will be around $1500. 00 and they must replace the entire steering shaft.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

Steering problems at low speeds, harder to steer, Ford shop said it was the steering turque cencor. Just like the recall!.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

Complete loss of power steering 65 miles per hour I 94 dry pavement.