Steering Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 890 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.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 05/16/2018

While driving my 2013 Ford Escape (1. 6l engine) on an interstate, I was traveling at 80mph on cruise control. Suddenly the cruise control was deactivated and I felt a jolt. I then observed a message on the dash which read engine overheating, stop safely. I then observed the engine light to illuminate, the coolant needle go to the red hot level, and I began to loose acceleration. The vehicle was not overheating and was later confirmed at a nearby car repair. Once stopped and attempt to restart, loss of steering had begun. Mileage during incident was 80,200. After taking it to Ford regarding newer recall msgs, they advised the steering rack was not communicating with their diagnostic and must be the reason for the repair. Repair has not been completed after reading incidents and complaints regarding similar issues/concerns. I believe this to be another recall issue.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 05/11/2018

My vehicle idles to 4000rpm and control the speed by itself, there is a leak in the back break area the steering wheel locks where I can�t put it in any gear sometimes and getting worse. Had to get it towed home last night because while driving it idled high and as I brake it barely stopped and when releasing break it speeds up to 50 or more mph and I had to keep my feet on the break. . I pulled over and turned the switch off and waited a while and turned back on and it idled to 4000 rpm again. Could not shift the gear from park and break pedal was hard. When arriving home to back car in driveway towe guy had no problem with idle. The following morning cranked and was at 1000rpm at first start. Also ac pressure. Car runs hot but no smoke water bubbles in coolant reservoir. My check engine light never gave warning of any of the problems listed.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 05/08/2018

While driving at highway speed, the power steering suddenly, without warning, failed.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 05/07/2018

Power steering completely went out without any warning or indicator lights. We were driving to my daughters graduation and was coming around a turn and when it went out we collided with a mailbox luckily no one was injured as we had our 4 month old grandson in the car after we all calmed down we researched the problem and found that all the Ford Escape from 2008 through 2011 had the same problem with steering and Ford has not fixed this because 2014 vehicles are having the same issues at least over 1000 complaints online I have read so far and I am sure there are many more.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 05/06/2018

Tamara recall - bailey can move my wheel and it�s electric only had it for a couple of weeks and barely drive it but makes pages on it and there was no recall on the car.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 05/03/2018

Recall 14s05 torque sensor installation.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 05/02/2018

Power steering went out when backing up. Informed by dean sellers Ford in troy , michigan that the torque sensor failed and it would cost me 1400 dollars to get it fixed and unlike other Escapes from the same year with a similar problem, mine in not under recall. This does not seem right. Have always owned Fords and stepfather worked for them for 30+ years. Hope that Ford will stand by its product. Have 110,000 miles on it and we were hoping for more.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 05/01/2018

The electric power steering went out , and one year a go I had 2008 Ford Escape XLT and I had the same issues , but on the 2008 has recall but the 2009 theres no recall ,.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 04/26/2018

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer varsity Ford at 3480 jackson road ann arbor michigan 18106, for scheduled oil change, the mechanic advised the contact that the vehicle also had an issue with the power steering control module and needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and a case number: cas14691951 was filed. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Bp.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 04/26/2018

Steering becomes very tight hard to turn.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 04/24/2018

Takata recall- while driving through my neighborhood at 20mph I lost complete power steering in my vehicle and was unable to turn left or right. After doing some research and having the repair fixed, it was stated that the steering torque sensor went out and was unable to detect driver steering input. Aligning with the current recall 14s05. Because my VIN is not associated with this recall Ford is not willing to cover the repair cost.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 04/23/2018

Power steering assist fault. Days leading up to this warning I only heard the computer bell ding and then nothing no display. On the day driving to work on hwy. The computer display came on and the power steering went out. Had to maunally turn very hard . Could not make any quick turns. If I had to get out of the way.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 04/23/2018

Received dash notification "power steering assist fault" and steering now operating manually. Reprogrammed power steering component 10/2014 and issue resurfaced 4/2018. Reprogramming of power steering occurred prior to me having possession of vehicle and vehicle is experience fault issues that are part of a 2014 safety recall. Ford dealer was not willing to fix the issue under the recall, but did offer the option of speaking with a sales person to buy a new car. . . Ford dealer also asked current mileage of vehicle and explained that there would more than likely be a cost to repair the issue. Note: I have only added approximately 18000 miles to the car since the recall had originally been repaired. The issue occurred when I started the vehicle: I heard a chime and the notification came up. I then noticed that the power steering was no longer working. After shutting down the car and restarting in the hopes of the issue correction, the power steering did not function correctly.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 04/23/2018

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 65 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The contact called the paducah Ford inc. Dealer at 270- 444-0011 (3476 park Ave, paducah, ky 42001) and was informed that there was no recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was not provided.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 04/19/2018

Tl - the contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving the vehicle power steering went out. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (ron tirapelli Ford: 4355 w jefferson st, shorewood, IL 60404), the technician informed the contact that the symptoms being experienced are from a recall that the previous owner had serviced in 2014. The manufacturer was contacted and made aware of the failure. The manufacturer informed the contact of the same information that the dealer provided. The VIN search revealed no recalls associated with the vehicle. The failure had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 98,000k. Nb.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 04/18/2018

When driving on the expressway at nearly 70 mph the steering wheel suddenly turned to the right and was very hard to turnback to the left. Could have caused an accident.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 04/18/2018

When driving on expressway at nearly 70 mph the steering wheel suddenly turned to the right and was very hard to turn to the left. Could have caused an accident.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 04/16/2018

Power steering assist fault resulting in no power steering.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 04/16/2018

Was turning to park my car at hotel, turning left, steering froze, got "steering assist fault notice on dash. Could not steer car at all. Frozen, had to have car towed by aaa to auto nation, Ford dealer in bradenton, FL. First day of vacation. Had to lease a car for three days.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 04/15/2018

The "power steering assist fault" light came on and I loss the power steering ability as I was driving down the street. Good thing I was on a city street and not going fast. I was told that there were no open recalls on this, but in 2014 there was a recall, but to update the software only unless the power steering had actually gone out. I want to know how did updating the software fixes the issue? I was forced to take it to a dealership, and was told there were no open recalls, and that it will be about $1,800 to fix. Why is Ford not issuing another recall to take care of the numerous complaints for this failure? it's so unfair that this was going to be a problem eventually, and Ford slapped a band-aid on it so as to not take responsibility for their error. I guess if someone gets injured seriously enough, then maybe they'll do something. Unfortunately, I have to pay for my car to be fixed, but I am going to do all that I can to get someone to listen to my concerns regarding the so call "recall" that didn't fix anything. Never again will I buy a Ford vehicle.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 04/13/2018

Power steering gave up.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 04/09/2018

While arriving home (almost entering my garage), suddenly I have this message on screen �steering assist fault service required� and it is almost impossible to steer the vehicle. Searching on the internet I�ve found a lot of people complaining about the same problem and how is possible that there is no recall for that.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 04/07/2018

Lost steering. Unable to steer.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 04/03/2018

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the steering wheel seized and it required more effort to safely operate the vehicle. In addition, the eps warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to link Ford minong (660 w hokah st, minong, WI), but was not diagnosed due to the diagnostic fee. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in a recall. The contact was informed that NHTSA issues recalls and was referred to NHTSA to get her VIN added to a recall. The manufacturer provided no further assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 04/02/2018

Steering on my 2011 Ford Escape has stopped working and it is very hard to turn especially when you're at a stopped position. It all of the sudden started and Ford will not repair it on recall . Ford sucks!!! I will never buy another Ford in my lifetime!!!! I cant even drive it because my arms and hand have chronic pain and this is only vehicle I have.



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