Ford Escape owners have reported 843 problems related to steering (under the steering category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Escape based on all problems reported for the Escape.
2014 Ford Escape titanium - while driving the car in dry weather on a clear street, with no external causes (bumps, accidents, quick movements), the car popped up a message that said "steering assist fault" and the steering wheel locked up. It was virtually impossible to steer. The vehicle was slowed down and stopped and the engine was turned off. Upon restarting the vehicle, the steering assist fault message was no longer visible and steering was normal again. This is a very scary occurrence. Had the fault occurred in a situation where steering was necessary it would have almost certainly caused an accident. In researching online, I see this was a recall issue with previous Ford Escape vehicles as well as other Ford vehicles such as the Ford explorer.
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Dash warning "power assist system fail" came on - steering locked up, will not turn either direction. Driving on street and turning into driveway. Car wouldn't turn and drove into yard. Fortunately no other cars on that side of driveway. Probably electric power steering quit working?.
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I know that there is a recall on power steering and my VIN is not included. My power steering isn�t working. It showed a fault driving on the highway and then it went out.
The car has only 36,400 miles and the steering sensor is coming on and when dose it makes the car harder to steer. You have to restart the car to reset the power steering sensor. It seems to happen about every day now.
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I have power steering issue. I have received message on dashboard saying"power steering assist fault". So, need some help to solve this issue.
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Loss of power steering at low and high speeds intermittently on both city and highways. Car reported fault in power steering assist system, and driver experienced loss of power steering for 5 - 15 seconds at each event. The vehicle was up to date on all recalls, and had the 14s05 completed back in 2014. Dealership confirmed the issue is a failed torque sensor. Vehicle has 86k miles on the odometer.
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Error code appeared on my dash reading. Power steering assist fault. 20 minutes later there is no power steering at all. I called Ford for the current recall about this issue and they said my vehicle is not one of the ones affected.
My 16 year old daughter was driving her 2009 Escape when the power steering just stopped working suddenly. She almost had an accident because she was unable to steer the vehicle. After researching this issue, this has been a severe problem with this model yet only some were recalled?????.
October 2016, regarding recall 1405s, a technician did a self test and indicated no diagnostic trouble codes were present. The self test and observation were performed for approximately 18 minutes (which is the allowable labor cost for recall repairs). Although no diagnostic trouble codes were present, the technician notated he �reprogrammed pscm and ic. � at the time I had my vehicle serviced for the recall, 1405s, I was not experiencing any power steering issues. February 2018, loss of power steering, console reads �power steering assist fault. � returned to Ford dealership, informed by Ford the ocd code was directly associated with the loss of power steering and because a previous self test was performed at bayshore Ford, the recall would not apply and incur an out of pocket cost. However, the previous updated pscm software changes did not change the torque sensor fault strategy. Additionally, Ford did not inform consumers of the ultimatum : have vehicle reprogrammed and forfeit any future recall related repair coverage.
Torque sensor failing after being replaced or reprogrammed steering wheel locking up in place.
While driving on a highway, my Ford Escape's steering wheel froze. It stiffened and was unmovable. I had to wrestle the steering wheel to get off the road, trying to turn it. I finally did turn, after a wide, wide turn, I was able to park it. The "power steering assist fault" words came on. I have not moved it since.
Tl the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving unknown speeds on February 19, 2018, the steering wheel shook. Two days later, while driving 40 mph, the steering wheel locked up and failed to maneuver. The contact heard an abnormal dinging noise and the wrench icon illuminated. The contact called a local dealer (dick edwards auto plaza, 1825 goldenbelt blvd, junction city, KS 66441) and left a voice message. The dealer failed to respond. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and did not assist. The failure mileage was 166,000.
Car was driving fine until steering wheel started to vibrate every time the car was idling, car has under 106000 miles on it.
Tl the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the eps failed to function properly, which caused the steering wheel to seize. The contact had to apply extreme force to turn the steering wheel in either direction. The vehicle was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering) according to the manufacturer. The dealer (tasca automotive group, 1300 pontiac Ave, cranston, ri 02920, (800) 788-2114) was contacted. The manufacturer was aware that the same symptoms may be related to the recall for this vehicle, but they provided no solution other than advising the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer. The failure mileage was not available.
Tl the contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 70 mph, the steering wheel shook violently. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact reduced the speed and took the next exit. The contact noticed that the power steering ability seized. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.
Tl the contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 30 mph, the steering wheel seized and the power steering warning indicator illuminated. In addition, the driver had difficulty maneuvering the steering wheel, but was able to coast to the side of the road. The contact turned off and restarted the vehicle, and was able to drive home. The vehicle was taken to rod baker Ford (16101 s Lincoln hwy, plainfield, IL 60586, (815) 436-5681) where it was diagnosed that the torque sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The manufacturer was contacted and opened case number: 14149117. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.
The steering kicks out of power to manual. This vehicle was made in kansas city and other vehicles from that same plant were recalled for this exact issue, but not this VIN. What's up with Ford standing behind there products. This issue could kill people because of lack of control of the vehicle. Put Ford on notice. . . . A lawsuit will be happening in the future.
Tl the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While the vehicle was idling at a stop light, the steering wheel shook and the power steering assist fault warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the torque sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact called packey webb Ford at (866) 496-6602 (1815 ogden Ave, downers grove, IL 60515) and was informed that no recall was associated with the VIN. The dealer stated that the manufacturer was notified of the failure and a case was opened, but had closed. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.
Recall was done in 2014 for power steering issues. We brought it to our local dealership and was told that the recall was just to update the module. After that, our steering would go off and on every now and then, but didnt think anything of it. About a month ago our power steering went out. I called our local Ford and told them of the problem. I was told that there is nothing they can do unless I pay $120 for them to diagnose the problem. After looking up what the recall actually was, it was a recall regarding the power sterling itself. I called Ford company and they said that because our local Ford already submitted the module update, then it was up to us to fix the problem. Looking at the recall, several people posted that Ford did the same to them after the recall was issued. Dealerships claiming it was just a software update. This is not the first vehicle and recall issue we have had with Ford. Their way of handling recalls that could potentially result in accidents, should not be tolerated. If systems have recalls, they should be required to fix the recalled part, not put a band aid on it to save a few bucks and get away with it.
Tl the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving 55 mph, the steering wheel jerked and the contact heard an abnormal grinding noise. The power steering fault warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to candy Ford (403 lansing st, charlotte, mi 48813) and was informed that the recall repair was previously completed in August of 2014. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the recall was previously completed. The failure mileage was 127,825.
I am trying to find out what is wrong and if there are any recalls. . My SUV has a vibration when I excel rate and let off it which shakes the wheel. I had it checked and they can't find anything. . What is this problem,I have just bought the car in Dec 17. . Ty.
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I see that a recall was out for eps on this SUV but mine is not included why.
I have a 2009 Ford Escape v6. There is a recall on my vehicle due to the power steering going out. Recently my steering wheel had started shaking really bad at times and now my power steering has totally went out. The information part on my vehicle tells me that there is a power steering system fault. I called the company and they told me there is a recall because this was made in the kansas factory. The problem is that they will not fix it because they say that someone took my vehicle into south carolina to get it checked and there was no problem. They say they've done their part and now I and responsible. *** they didn't do anything to fix the power steering. The only thing they've done was put it on a diagnostic test and it came back good but that was years ago. Just because they checked it years ago does not mean they performed anything to fix the recall. They have not done anything on my vehicle to fix the recall and they refused to fix it. This is a recall and they should be responsible for fixing it. How can I get them to fix this?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I believe there's also a recall or something on the purge valve. My check engine light stays on and it says there's a major leak and I believe it's either because the gas tank because there's no gas cap for my vehicle or it's either the purge valve. Either way that should be a recall because a lot of other people have the same problem. This should be fixed by the company as well.
Steering was shaking and then stopped working no power and steering shakes scared to drive in case will lock up.
I purchased this vehicle from a reputable used car dealership about 8 months ago. About a week ago my power steereng went out. I went into a mechanic and they said my torque sensor will have to be replaced. I did some research online and found that Ford issued a recall for my vehicle(and 1. 4 million others) in 2014 because of a torque sensor failure and I simply needed to bring the vehicle into the nearest Ford dealership and they would fix it free of charge. When I called to schedule an appointment they said they wouldn't be able to fix it because the repair for that recall had already been performed on my vehicle, before I purchased it. I called Ford's corporate customer service line, and got the same response. This is completely unacceptable, the exact same issue is happening again, but Ford isn't taking responsibility. I have found dozens of complaints online of the same issue happening to other consumers where Ford will not honor the recall. Ford manufactured a faulty and dangerous product and is unwilling to correct their mistake.
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|Steering Column problems||
|Steering Wheel Vibrate problems||
|Steering Failed problems||
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|Power Steering Light On problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
|Steering Is Tight problems||
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||