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Steering Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 635 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 02/17/2017

Steering wheel locks while in motion with a message of power steering assist fault , very potentially dangerous, on a city street.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 02/16/2017

Power steering went out in the Escape. Only manual steering available. Took to dealer and the torque sensor has gone out on my Escape after the recall in 2014. Ford states since programming was done in with the original recall in 2014 the recall was complete eventhough part of the recall included the torque sensor.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 02/14/2017

A quick alarm sounded then a sudden loss of power steering while driving on a quiet road, then power steering quickly came back. . . Happened twice more in a 4 mile stretch. The power steering assist fault warning came on the screen. After turning off engine and starting again in drive, the power steering never worked and made the automobile impossible to control. When researched, it was noted that this is an issue with many many Ford Escapes (2009 models and more, recall #14s05) yet I did not receive a notice and my local dealer just told me that our particular auto was not recalled when matched with our VIN.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 02/12/2017

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at 10 mph while making a left turn the steering wheel violently shifted in the opposite direction without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 144,000. Ec.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 02/09/2017

In 2014 the power steering assit fault was fixed on this car,do to a recall I bought the car in 2016 after 4 months I started the car up and the fault came back. I had no knowledge of recall when I bought car. Is this considered fixing the problem, or is it a still open recall? the car was sitting in the drive way when fault came up.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 02/08/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. After parking the vehicle, the power steering malfunctioned and caused the steering wheel to become very difficult to turn. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. In 2014, the contact was informed that the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 195,000.


car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 02/08/2017

This vehicle has experienced a loss of power steering while driving. Console displays "power steering assist fault". Dealer diagnosed a faulty steering shaft torque sensor (dtc b2278). Dealer also confirmed that the part number of the faulty torque sensor is (cl8z-3f818-a). This issue seems to be the exact same as Ford recall 14s05 and NHTSA campaign 14v284000. This Escape is experiencing the same symptoms as recall 14s05 and the vehicle was manufactured within the dates specified in the recall, however, the VIN does not currently include this vehicle in the recall.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 02/07/2017

In may 2014 Ford issued recall #14s05 for steering issues. The recall was 'performed' on my car in Nov 2014, which consisted of a 15-20 software update. I'm currently experiencing the same steering issue and now have to replace the torque censor and Ford is refusing to honor/assist/acknowledge the problem is residual of the initial recall. I'm forced to pay out of pocket for what should be still considered a manufacturing defect. After over a million vehicles being recalled, how do they figure a software patch fixed the problem? why should I have to pay for this expense. Ford knows this is an issue with the vehicles and should have the decency to honor this repair at any time. Ford customer service states that the recall is over 12 months old and the software was updated and they no longer consider it an issue. Meanwhile, I'm currently stranded and will be out of almost $600 or more that I don't have! while driving home from a Ford dealership service who was not very helpful or concerned, I lost almost all steering and narrowly missed going off the side of 64 west afton mountain in virginia. I'm missing work and stranded and will have to drain my account for a repair that is clearly a Ford defect. Highly disappointed in Ford customer service and business ethics. If/when I get rid of this Escape when funds allow, I will never consider a Ford again.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 02/03/2017

Driving back from work on the street the car won't turn I got scare and stop the car right away until my husband picked it up is too dangerous . . . This is the recall number 14s05 . . . But Ford refuses to fix it.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 02/02/2017

My wife was driving on the expressway and the power steering stopped working which could have resulted in an accident. She took it to a Ford dealer which pulled the codes and replaced the torque sensor. My car was not part of the 14s05 recall so apparently the recall does not go far enough. I am a certified master mechanic and re-certifed master 5 times but could not help my wife while she was in another state visiting her mother. The NHTSA recall # is 14v284000. I contacted Ford customer relationship center and they offered no help. The car has 88,000 miles.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 01/29/2017

When idling, steering wheel jerks and moves on its own and a clicking noise can be heard sometimes. Already had "recall" checked and no update was needed in 2014. Had no problems until over 100k miles.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 01/28/2017

Driving and power steering did not work. It was very hard to steer car to stop. When I turned of ignition and restart vehicle the power assist works for a while. There was a recall on approx 1. 3 million vehicles. My VIN # is not included. . . . . . ?? doesn't make sense.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 01/28/2017

Was driving vehicle steering became unmanageable. Almost crashed with myself and my kid. Other vins have been recalled for the electronic steering system yet mine is not listed.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 01/26/2017

Power steering stopped working while I was driving out of the parking lot. Took a lot of strength to turn the wheel to get to a safe place to stop. Vehicle was purchased new November 2011.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 01/25/2017

The steering wheel binds upon engine start. When I turn it off and turn it back on it binds and goes into manual mode and it's hard to steer. If I turn it off and turn it back on, half the time it fixes itself and half the time it doesn't. It makes it really unsafe to drive because the wheel is really hard to turn. I have trouble steering and cannot control the vehicle the way I need to. We contacted Ford to see if there was a recall but we were told there wasn't. I believe there should be a recall for this because it is dangerous and not safe to drive.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 01/25/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 40 mph, the steering lost power and "faulty power steering" illuminated. The driver pulled over and the vehicle was driven home. The dealer determined that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 88,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 01/21/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, the steering wheel started to independently veer to the right. In addition, the contact stated that the steering wheel started to shake while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the torch 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 86,456.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 01/20/2017

On 3 separate occasions, my vehicle shut off while I was driving. The lights flickered off, the breaks worked at approx. 30% after the car shut off and I had minimal steering capabilities and no acceleration capability. The car has also repeatedly been found with a dead battery (around 10 times now) when it has a brand new battery and alternator, and nothing within the vehicle has been left on to drain the power.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 01/15/2017

The eas (electric assisted steering) made a loud noise before eventually failing & now there is no power steering which caused me to slid off icey road, driving 45mph, into ditch.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 01/11/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While the vehicle was reversing out of the driveway, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was towed to a service station. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 157,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 01/08/2017

While starting the car the wheel started shaking, you can hear a clicking noise. . . While driving the vehicle the wheel shakes non stop and the noise continues, followed by a code saying (power steering assist fault). It's getting worse the more we drive it.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 01/08/2017

In July 2014, Ford issued a recall (14s05/NHTSA recall 14v-284) for defective torque sensors (for power steering). My vehicle was recalled. Ford had an option of re-programming or replacing the part. Although I wasn't experiencing a problem at the time, Ford reprogrammed my vehicle in July 2014. But in Jan. 2017, the defective part failed and the power steering was lost while driving on a local street. . I had to replace the torque sensor at the Ford service dealer in putnam, CT at a cost of over $500. I ended up paying to replace an admittedly defective part which should have been the responsibility of Ford. I believe the re-programming did not address the issue and that the defective part should have been replaced.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 01/08/2017

Electric power steering is out. Ford dealer initially fixed via original recall (Ford�s number for this recall is 14s05. ) by updating the computer code in 2014. The power steering has lost all power now . This is 2 years later, but the loss is directly related to the original recall issue.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 01/06/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 6 mph pulling into a parking spot, the vehicle lost steering power. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The failure mileage was approximately 129,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 01/06/2017

Steering shaft torque sensor went out when driving vehicle on highway which made it very hard to steer when slowing down and turning . Im very strong and it took effort from me to steer. If my wife or daughter would have been driving they could have very easily had an accident! . This seems to be an issue with a lot of these but my VIN# is not on the recall according to our local Ford dealership.