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Ford Escape owners have reported 264 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 08/24/2014

Steering wheel sudenddly stopped working when I stopped at a gas station and gave an error message "steering assist fault service required". Car is barely 3 months old.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 08/22/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v165000 (steering). 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 not experienced a failure. Ne.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 08/22/2014

I was waiting in line to enter the freeway. A yellow warning sign came on in the car, and then there was no control of the steering wheel. It locked. I was able to crank on it with all my strength, put on my hazard lights, and my daughter hung out the window to wave us over a few inches to the right. I then entered a safe lot to call roadside assistance. But, while I was on the phone with them, the yellow light went off, and the car steering wheel moved.

car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 08/21/2014

At a slow speed, steering all of the sudden became erratic. It could not be driven, so my local dealer took a look at it. He is a certified Ford mechanic. He said the subframe was damaged and it was directly related to the recall #14s02 which is for a crossbar to the subframe due to a potential loss of steering. We had to have it towed to the only Ford dealership in our area, oneonta Ford. The put the crossbar in and performed only the specific recall work. They are telling me now that it still cannot be driven as the subframe is damaged. This is directly related to the issue and the recall. I don't feel I should have to pay for this. Oneonta Ford is not doing the right thing.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 08/10/2014

Vehicle sub-frame failed due to corrosion causing separation of the lower control arm resulting in diminished steering control. This issue appears to be covered by Ford safety recall 14s02 and NHTSA recall 14v-166 that provided a reinforcement of the sub-frame. Unfortunately the reinforcing parts necessary for the recall action were not immediately available before the frame failed.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 08/05/2014

I drive a 2005 Ford Escape in a 'salt belt' state - new york. I was recently made aware per my former mechanic by right rear well / sub frame has completely corroded to where my shock tower hits the inside of my trunk. The replacement is over $1050. I know that the 2001-2004 Ford Escapes were recalled for this same reason. This is highly dangerous to myself and other drivers on the road. It is unacceptable for the 2005's to not be recalled. . Read more...

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car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

Driving vehicle and heard a loud pop and sudden loss of steering. Limped the vehicle home and took to dealer who contacted Ford for further instructions. They installed a cross brace that does not fix the problem. Ford will not do anything to the subframe because it has not fully detached. There is no steering control at all over 15mph and in their eyes it is safe to drive. Service manager at the local dealership drove the vehicle and experienced for himself that there is no control over the vehicle. The recall has not fixed the problem at all.

car image   Steering problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. While driving 20 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was previously repaired according to NHTSA campaign number 14v165000 (steering), but the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to a dealer but was not diagnosed for the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified about the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,812.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 07/29/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. Shortly after the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (power steering), the failure specified in the recall notice occurred. The dealer stated that the contact would have to pay out of pocket to have the vehicle repaired again. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 59,222.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 07/23/2014

I responded to a recall notice 14s05. I call the Ford dealer in my area and was given an appointment for 11/5/2014. This is unreasonable. Had I called for regular service that would not have me wait this long.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 07/23/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering); however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 07/17/2014

The enclosed form with the things fixed should help. I was turning and the wheel almost fell off. I was in the parking lot so nothing was hit or hurt.

car image   Steering problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 07/07/2014

Corrosion-related separation lower control arm from subframe. Car start pulling instantly to the right. Have to call towing to get to dealer for repair, Ford company refuse to repair under safety recall notice 14s02. Dealer quote me around $2000 for repair.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 07/04/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that when driving at low speeds, the steering seized. The contact also stated that the vehicle hesitated to accelerate when depressing the accelerator pedal and the wrench warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not been notified. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (power steering) but did not confirm if the VIN was included. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Djr.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering) and stated that the part to do the repairs was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact did not experience a failure.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

2008 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle steering recall problems. The consumer stated there has been no recall instructions to the dealers on how to fix the problem.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 06/30/2014

Took my 2012 Escape to the dealer for authorized recall replacement of torque sensor. When pulling out of the garage after the repair was made, found I had no power steering. Backed it back into the garage and the mechanic said he would take a look. Shut the car off and turned it on again and the power steering was back. No codes were thrown. This is an Escape built February 2012 in kansas city.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 06/22/2014

My Ford 2011 Escape just completely stalled out driving home. I was on the highway going about 65 mph when it just sputtered and died. I think I even had it on cruise control. It was extremely dangerous and I had to pull over in the middle of traffic. I forced the car into park and turned it off when it kept sputtering. Once I restarted the engine it drove some more but did the same thing about 3 minutes from my house. Turing the truck off then back on seemed to work. . . I'm taking into the Ford dealership today to have the look at it but I think it is the throttle body. . .

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car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 06/21/2014

I am writing about a recall for my Ford Escape. This recall included the front control arms and the subframe. They were being recalled for corosion on the control arms and if separated from the subframe it could cause significant steering loss and loss of control of the car and increasing chance of an accident. I took my car in for the recall fix, they installed a reenforcement part and sent me on my way. After this, slowly, my steering wheel started becoming cock-eyed. After driving it like that for a few days,I noticed that after I take a left turn the car would jerk as the steering wheel straightened. I immediately called the Ford dealer that fixed the recall, since the recall clearly stated that it could lose steering control and asked them to look at it again, thinking that he recall was not fixed properly or something else to do with the recall is failing. They looked at it and said that the subframe is coroded and it has nothing to do with the recall. And that it would cost 1800 dollars to fix. I asked why it wasnt included in the recall since the steering is effected, they said that the subframe wasnt included. I have read several documents about this recall and several of them state that the subframe is included. So I called Ford customer care, they stated that the recall only included the subframe if the control arm separated from it before the recall was fixed not after. I think this is so unfair, since clearly the subframe was coroded when they did the recall fix. They had to have seen that, just because it wasn't separated at the time doesn't mean it shouldn't be included. Anyway, I ended up taking it to my own mechanic who can fix it for alot less, but it is still costing me 1400 dollars!! I can't afford it, can something be done about this, I think it should be fixed for free, and that the sub frame should be included. Please help, thanks. Recall 14s02.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 06/14/2014

Recently on 2 ocasions I was about to make a left turn and my steering became very hard to turn. Once making the turn I had to quickly put my car in neutral and turn the key off and then on and the steering was ok.

car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 06/11/2014

Hi, I took my 2003 Ford Escape into the dealership to have a recall fixed and since the repair the vehicle has gotten worse, the recall was for a steering stabilizer and my steering has gotten more wobbly. . . . I have emaile both the dealership and the company and so far nothing and that has been since the beginning of June. Thank you.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 06/06/2014

Excessive wear on front brakes, replaced at 18,000 miles and again at 25,000 miles plus nu calipers. Vehicle's current mileage is 27,000. . . Steers better now. . . Difficultly inserting key in ignition unless steering is in the lock position. . Current problem.

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car image   Steering problem of the 9999 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to lower control arm rust recall notice. The consumer stated while driving on the interstate, he heard a loud noise from the rear wheel well on the passenger side. He pulled over, and discovered the shock was hanging down. He was unable to pull it of. So he drove back home, and upon further examination, he discovered there was no fender left on the shock. Also, the trunk lid was rusting.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

Ii have taken my car to a Ford dealer three weeks ago and they had to order the part. I'm still waiting for them to call me for my repairs. Mike castrucci st. Rt. 28 milford,ohio45150.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 05/30/2014

Power steering has gone out in this new vehicle 3 separate occasions. When looked at by a technician, they do not know what is wrong. Been in the shop for over 20 days.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 26
Failure Date: 05/25/2014

The power steering went out 3 times in one day. 1 incident we were making a right turn when it went out, it took a lot of strength to make the turn and not crash, the abs light flashed a few times and than power steering came back. The other times the power steering has gone out happened in parking lots while pulling out of a parking space. I went to Ford website to see if my car was included in the recall on may 29, 2014 (the steering issues impact 915,000 Ford Escapes and Mercury mariners from model years 2008 through 2011) and it says there are no recalls for my vehicle.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 27
Failure Date: 05/24/2014

Driving in third lane on interstate then all of a sudden it started veering towards the left and had no control. It veered me into the concrete wall and then I stoppped. Both air bagged exploded.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 28
Failure Date: 05/22/2014

Seems to accelerate unpredictably when turning. No incidents yet, but concerning. Also, my mechanic says the steering motor is leaking. My Ford was made in missouri. I do not know if this related to the recall of Escapes made in kansas.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 29
Failure Date: 05/19/2014

I have had 2 incidents where my power steering has gone out. The first was at about 25 mph and the other about 15-20 mph. Both times I got a message across my information screen that said "steering assist fault". It was really hard to steer the vehicle I was able to stop and turn off the vehicle since I wasn't on a busy street either time. When I restarted the vehicle the message went away and power steering was restored as if the computer just needed to restart.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 30
Failure Date: 05/15/2014

Power steering went out with no warning. It comes and goes now. Usually if car is turned off, it works for awhile. No warning when it goes again--no warning lights or anything.

car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 31
Failure Date: 05/15/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Escape. The contact stated that she received NHTSA recall campaign notice 14v165000 (steering) in may 2014 and attempted to have the vehicle repaired but the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the delay. There were no failures at this time.

car image   Steering problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 32
Failure Date: 05/14/2014

Car was making creaking sounds. Going around a corner the car basically had no steering or control. Got car to Ford dealership and based on taking photo of the car I was told that Ford decided to put a cross brace on as opposed to replacing sub frame. I told dealership I did not agree with decision that subframe should be replaced car was returned to me with cross brace installed. Aprox 4 weeks later car was undriveable. Contacted Ford told me to tow car back to dealership. After inspection of vechicle was told now that sub- frame was broken dealership contacted Ford and was told that their request to replace sub frame was denied. The sub frame holds engine,trans, all steering and brake components. This is a very dangerous. My family could have been killed. I was told by Fordsupv that because they put on brace instead of making the correct repair that was actually part of sub frame recall they would not replace sub frame. This is how Ford treats their customers and puts them in harms way. If you look at the history of Ford vechicles Ford windstar Ford Escape etc. You will see they are using defective steel on under body components causing excessive rust resulting in critical component failures. In my 48 years of driving I have never had a vechicle with a broken frame when I asked Ford for phone number or address to mr. Fields I was told that is not given out and that the Ford supervisors denail was final decision. I feel Ford is 100% wrong in this issue and is not making safe cars, and when there is a recall will not even fix the recalled parts. Once again this is an extremely dangerous situation that could have resulted in death to my family if I was driving on the x-way shame shame on you Ford motor. I will be looking into filing law suit or class action law suit againstyou. Please do the right thing for the unlucky individuals who own these cars.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 33
Failure Date: 05/09/2014

While driving on highway I accidentally depressed the keyless start-stop button. The engine shut off, power steering and brakes were lost and engine would not restart by pushing start-stop button. I was able to slow car - with other cars close behind- shift gear shift to neutral and apply brake pedal so that start-stop button would restart engine. I have had Ford dealership check keyless start-stop system and they indicate that system works as it should. Start - stop button is located in drivers right knee area and is two inches from similar looking climate control button. Power steering and brakes were lost with engine off and car in motion. I contacted Ford motor company and they referred us to the dealership. This is a dangerous design flaw.