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Steering Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 531 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 08/16/2016

I was driving with my daughter in the car came to a stop and the sub frame being rotted collapsed and my tire kinked out.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 08/15/2016

The ignition switch on my vehicle no longer works and has to be replaced. This is a recall for the 2009 Ford Escape but not the 2010 and Ford is telling me I have to pay between $500 and $600 to fix something they know if broken. The advisor even told me that Ford is aware it is the exact same parts in the 2009 and 2010 that is broken but Ford will not issue a recall until enough people complain about the issue. What kind of crap is that. So I now have a vehicle I am still making payments on because I purchased it preowned and cannot drive it because Ford has defective parts in the vehicle and refuses to own up to it until enough people come forward to complain about it. I spoke with an advisor at the five star Ford in plano, texas.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

Started car, went to back out of parking space and there was no steering. Pulled back into space and turned car off, popped hood to see if I could see anything wrong. Waited a few minutes, started car again, steering was fine. Notice I did not get hood down all the way, so I pulled over, turned off car, and secured hood. When I got back in the car, lost steering again. Turned off car, steering worked again. Made it home. Waited a few minutes after turning car off, and restarted it. Again no steering. Took brute force to turn wheel. At no time did a warning light come on indicating any trouble.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. While in reverse, the steering wheel suddenly became locked and would not turn. The contact indicated that the failure occurred on two separate occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the electronic steering torque sensor was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 119,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle had experienced a loss of electrical power steering. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. One year prior the vehicle had its pscm software updated under NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 159,337. Kh.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

4 separate times while driving, the steering wheel completely locked up and could not turn the steering wheel at all. Luckily, was able to stop, turn car off, restart, and the steering wheel unlocked and was able to proceed. This all happened within two weeks. Very scary situations.


car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 07/31/2016

Vehicle no power and surging.

car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 07/23/2016

While driving, the front right tire felt like it was going to fall off the vehicle. I took it to my mechanic who stated that the sub-frame was cracked and Ford had a recall in place. I had it towed to the nearest Ford dealership who stated that it would be covered under the recall. Instead, they put a cross-bar on the cracked sub frame because they determined it was "not broken" only "cracked". The sub frame had "rusted and corroded" due to Ford's own admittance of "faulty parts". I asked if the vehicle was safe and they stated "no". I asked if the vehicle would pass inspection and again they stated "no". I asked if this was a "bandaid" that they put on to make themselves feel better about the fact that anyone operating the vehicle could lose total control. I asked to speak to a manager, who told me there was nothing he could do. He did state he would makes some calls and called me a day or two later to say, that his manager said if I wanted the vehicle fixed, I could pay $1,200 for the part and an additional $600-$800 in labor to fix the vehicle, or I could trade it in. I am beyond frustrated that Ford will not back up their product. The vehicle has less than 65,000 miles on it!.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 07/15/2016

In follow up to my original complaint number 10885168, steering assist malfunction while operating on the massachusetts turnpike, which resulted in a loss of power steering, the dealership confirmed the vehicle needs a new steering rack at 2500 miles.

car image   Steering problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 07/11/2016

Had recall 14s02 performed on 12/30/15. Installed front subframe crossbrace. This does not fix the problem. Passenger side subframe rusted out and failed. The crossbrace kept it from completely coming apart but car is now not safe to drive. Ford will not do anything about this saying they already performed the recall. This recall should be expanded to include subframe replacement.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 07/01/2016

Had a recall from Ford shortly after buyiny car in 2014 about subframe rust. Ford said they fixed problem. About a year later the subframe broke complexly making frone wheel wobble and pull to right I went off the road into some brush before I got control of car!!I made it home and saw the (fix)a piece of flat steel holding left frame to right not a repair at need to replace complete sub frame. Ford blamed it on dealer. Dealer will not speak to me about it. I also had promlem with right rear shock coming up through floor no recall on that. Lucky no injury or death.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 06/27/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving 25 mph, the contact felt a tremor in the steering wheel. After turning the vehicle off and back on, the steering seized. The vehicle was repaired per a recall in August of 2014, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified. The recall details were unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 06/20/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While making a turn at 20 mph, the steering wheel made a squealing sound and became very loose without warning. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 69,800.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 06/18/2016

The power steering suddenly stopped working. It did not work for over 2 hours. After stopping and turning off the car for 5 min. , the power steering began working again.

car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 06/11/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. While driving 30 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the subframe for the steering was deteriorating. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14v165000 (structure); however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 06/05/2016

The contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 3 mph and making a left turn, the front passenger side wheel suddenly separated from the vehicle. The contact's vehicle crashed into a second vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering mechanism was defective. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

Power steering started going out at the beginning of June 2016. If I shut the car off and turn it back on, it will work. But, not always. It tends to go out when turning corners, but just this week, it went out while driving straight on the highway. There is no recall on this by Ford even though I have seen thousands of people with the same car and the same problem!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 05/25/2016

Takata recall.

car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 05/25/2016

When accelerating the car pulls to the right, the more power the harder the pull. When accelerating in the rain or wet roads the car breaks traction and slides into the right hand lane or off the road.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 05/19/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving 5 mph, the contact lost control of the steering wheel and the steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. The VIN was not provided.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 05/07/2016

At a stop sign the steering wheel started to shimmy about a quarter of an inch after about two hours it beeped then ten minutes later I shut off my vehicle and an hour later when I started the vehicle it came up with a power steering fault on the dash and it has not worked since this happened on may 7th 2016.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 22
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.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 04/16/2016

Power steering suddenly went out while my wife and her client were parking at a retail store. Power steering has not returned since. My wife was able to park the vehicle safely but not able to steer it to move the vehicle anywhere after that (I had to wrestle with the steering to move the vehicle to a repair facility). The local Ford dealership diagnosed this as a torque sensor failure. Recall 14s05 service was performed in 2014 in as much as the software for the system was updated -no parts were replaced. Ford has stated that the torque sensors in the affected vehicles are known to be faulty yet, when a unit fails (like mine) after the software has been updated, they refuse to fix it. My vehicle has just over 83,000 miles which is well below the reasonable life expectancy for a torque sensor. Ford customer service and recall departments have refused any further remediation.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 04/15/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving 55 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact had to slow down the vehicle to regain control. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering), but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 94,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 25
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.