Ford Escape owners have reported 558 problems related to steering (under the steering category).
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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Complete loss of power steering 65 miles per hour I 94 dry pavement.
Started car to go to lunch, pulling out of parking lot steering wheel locked up, pulled in lot across street and left car running, man checked and steering still locked. Turned car off and re-started. . . Steering wheel unlocked. Miles on car 110886. 7, date, 09/28/2016.
In last 10 days "steering assist fault service required" error came on screen and steering get locked , can't turn the steering. This happened when the speed was very slow immediately after engine start and started driving. After turning off the engine error goes and steering start working. Took the car to dealer, couldn't find any problem and returned the vehicle to me. Again next day and day after same issue appeared.
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On September 21, 2016 around 6:30pm, I started the car and noticed there was no power to the steering wheel. Normally the steering would comeback after about a minute but not at that time. I was runnning late and dropped my son to his activity class about 10 miles away my home in the city area. The power steering did not come back at any time during the trip there and back. I could only drive safely at about 10 miles per hour, and when I needed to turn, I had to slow to about 2 miles per hour in order to make the turn safely. This was a major safety issue so when I got home, I arranged an appointment for the next day to have the dealer look at the failed power steering. The dealer determined that there was bad circuit board in the electronic power steering. It seems this has been an issue with several other years with the Escape up to 2012. My Escape is a 2013 model and should also be a recall item. I have had the car for 3 years, and it was only 65,000 miles at the time. It's truly upsetting that it is giving me this type of unsafe issue and endangering the lives of my family and others who is driving on the road.
I just bought this car off the lot on Saturday 9/17/2016. On Tuesday evening of the 20th my family and I went to dinner car ran fine no warning signals. Parked the car went in to eat and came out started the car and went to drive and couldn't steer I then noticed the message behind the steering wheel that read steering assist fault service needed. I then shut the car off and tried turning it back on still same message. We literally drove home with no steering which is beyond dangerous. It is in the shop right now trying to figure out what is wrong with it. At this point I am scared to even drive it again.
Turned on vehicle and power steering fault message came on. Had no steering assistance and turning wheel extremely difficult. Turned car on/off and it went away. It did it again a few days later but while driving residential at 25 mph in a neighborhood. Stopped in the middle of the road and turned off/on vehicle, fault went away and steering returned. Took to Ford for diagnostics and repair. Was told no faults store in the power steering module therefore warranty will not pay for diagnostics and repair. Was told if it happens again, drive vehicle to dealer and do not turn off. I told the dealer this is a safety concern and they should never recommend to drive a vehicle with no power steering assistance. The dealer refused to do any further diagnostics and could not recommend safe future steps. Refusing to pay for warranty on a system with no faults that does not store fault codes is unreasonable. The car is unsafe for my wife to operate yet they took no steps to correct concern. The module programming was updated but advisor described the update and it does not address my issue.
Power steering went out at 46554 miles. Total cost of repair: $2019. Ford service department explained that this part was "in high demand" and repairs took eight days to complete. First time power steering went out, car was stationary, driven to destination in town w/o power steering, restarted and power steering resumed. Dealership was notified and decision was made to see if it happened again. Second time power steering went out, car was in motion on city street, drove to dealership without power steering, hooked up to computer. Because this part is "in high demand", does this signal time for a recall? I would hope so!.
While driving down the interstate at 70 mph my vehicle died. No power steering. Very dangerous. The screen said 'engine fault'. Managed to get to the shoulder and it restarted right away. Drove a little further, same thing. Managed to get it home but it did this 4 times over the course of the weekend. It is at the shop today but there are no lights on now so I don't know if they will be able to find the problem.
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering wheel was very difficult to turn without warning. In addition, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed but not repaired. The parts that needed to be replaced were unknown. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. While driving 40 mph, the lower control arm separated from the engine cradle and caused the alignment of the steering wheel to malfunction. This made the vehicle extremely difficult to steer and almost caused a crash. In addition, the steering wheel became stuck in the left alignment position. The vehicle was taken to be repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 150,000.
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I was driving when my power steering went out. It keeps saying "power steering assist default / service engine now". My dashboard is dead but it's still drivable.
When I was taken a left turn, in the middle of that turn the power steering went out. It all most cause a accident. Ford had a recall on a software upgrade last year an, because I had this done they will not cover any of the cost for repairs.
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving 20 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The contact loss control of the power steering. The contact could not regain control and the vehicle was towed. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 90,565.
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 75 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The contact observed an abnormal odor and pulled the vehicle over. The contact shut off and restarted the vehicle, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 77,850.
Power steering eps assist steering torque sensor (pscm) went out. Nhtsa #14v284000. Ford recall 14s05. Purchased 12/14 at brandon Ford (FL). Not ever informed of recall. Actually texted that they did not know of recall. Called Ford who put a case # on it. Review done by Ford but they said brandon Ford did a test on it and reprogrammed the sensor. Ford denied the claim stating it had been 12 months or 12,000 miles since purchase. The vehicle only had 18,800 miles at purchase and has approximately just over 32,000 miles now. On Fords service phone line where one goes directly to the specific recall there is no mention of not honoring the full replacement of parts and labor dependent on if it is under 12 months or 12,000 miles. Neither does it state that in the online recall info. The cost for this repair we have been told is some $1300. The car is sitting at autonation Ford in panama city, florida right now. The service manager and the assistant to the general manager at brandon Ford are not returning calls and voicemessages. This has been a fiasco with Ford. My daughter or anyone else could be seriously injured or worse and it states such especially at low speeds on the Ford recall recording line message yet nothing is being honored or done. Luckily she was stationary in a driveway and the car was in park when the failure occurred instead of on a street, highway or interstate.
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While the vehicle was parked, the contact attempted to start the vehicle and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact had to apply force to the steering wheel in order to steer the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The vehicle was previously reprogrammed per NHTSA campaign number: 14v2840000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 111,700.
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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|Power Steering Failed problems||
|Steering Column problems||
|Steering Wheel Vibrate problems||
|Lose Power Steering problems||
|Steering Failed problems||
|Power Steering Light On problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
|Steering Is Tight problems||
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||