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Steering Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 685 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 08/12/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving 35 mph, the steering wheel became inoperable without warning. The local dealer (river view Ford, 2200 us-30, oswego, IL) was contacted and scheduled an appointment for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 08/04/2017

Right now the fuel pomp stop working and the car turns off and then after a while turns on again. It was on a local street.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 08/02/2017

Parked the vehicle one evening. An hour later, started it up, no epas. No warning, just quit. Drives like a log truck. There is a recall for 2008-2011 models for this problem. Hoping this gets expanded to cover 2013. Cost ~$1500.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 07/31/2017

While driving Ford 2013 Escape, loss complete power steering control, thankfully at a low speed. Car did become completely undriveable. No noise or warnings lights came on until after power steering was loss. Luckily was able to stop and restart car but did not resolve situation. Contacted Ford company of problem and was not able to resolve the issue. Ford refused to take responsibility or cover cost of their own failed product. Cost of repair quoted at $1500. 00 on a car with only 47,000 miles.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 06/30/2017

When driving slow or turning I will loose power steering. Battery light will also come on. Had both alternator and battery checked both are fine. Recall 14s05 done just before I purchased. Cpu only updated. Anyone else with this problem. Was almost hight making a left turn because of loss of power steering. Was told by Ford mech that took for test drive. That power steering has nothing to do with electrical. Da it does.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 06/28/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver and seized. Also, the power steering assistant fault indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer referred the contact to the NHTSA hotline and did not offer any further assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 06/24/2017

Power steering goes out when you step on the acelator to merge into traffic and the vehicle attempts to stall taking off from stop sign. Also at 14000 miles I was told all four wheels needed alignment and I did not ask them to check alignment. I was told I get 30 plus mpg and have not been able to get over 24 mpg.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 06/21/2017

While on a shopping trip , I parked the car. . . . . 15 minutes later I started it and proceeded to back out of the space and could hardly steer. . . . Felt like I had 4 flat tires. . . . The only warning was a steering wheel that shook while I was at stops, not while driving. . . . No red lights, no other symptoms. Out of the blue the power steering stopped. . . . One week after being serviced and checked out.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 05/26/2017

I was driving my vehicle when all of sudden my power steering completely went out on me causing my driver side front ball joint to bust along with I dont know what else & almost wreck my vehicle. Good thing I was near a parking lot that I could get my vehicle into enough to get my vehicle off the main road so I was not hit & involved in an accident. I bought vehicle used in April of 2016 & do not know what was done n what was not. My power steering went out abt a month ago & it has been sitting undrivable since then. A friend that is a mechanic finally was able to take a look at my vehicle & after just taking a look at the vehicle to see what was going on, he came to the conclusion without even knowing of any recall & advised that is what the issue wrong with my vehicle. He advised I need check into this to have Ford take care of the issue free of charge. I ran the VIN # to check recalls on my vehicle but came up no recalls however my vehicle falls in the year of the recalls. Researched online & there are several recalls. How do I go about this & getting all the recalls taken care of for mine & my passengers safety, if my VIN # is showing as no recall but the recall issue has happened to my vehicle? I need to take care of this ssap, as this is/was my only & main source of transportaion.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 05/13/2017

I was driving down the highway going around a turn the abs light and traction control light came on and the steering became hard like no power steering. Shut car off when I arrived at destination started vehicle again lights were off drove a little ways same thing happend again.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 05/10/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving, the steering wheel independently turned and the power steering assist stopped operating. The contact mentioned that extra steering effort was applied while driving at lower speeds. The power steering assist fault error indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to columbus ricart Ford (4255 s hamilton rd #100, groveport, OH 43125 614-836-6260) where it was diagnosed that the power steering assist system shut down as a result of the power steering motor sensor fault. Also, the power steering and torque sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer stated that, due to the previous recall repair, they could not repair the vehicle again. The failure mileage was 147,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 05/06/2017

"steering assist fault" error occurred while vehicle was in motion. Complete loss of electronic power steering. Pulled the car over, restarted the vehicle, problem did not return. I took the vehicle to the dealership as a precaution and they reproduced the issue. They tell me that something called electronic steering gear, part no. Cv6z3504age must be replaced. The car is not yet 4 years old.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

Steering wheel locks and cannot steer the vehicle. Tod date, this has happened while stationary. I pray it does not happen while moving. Diagnosed as steering rack issue at a cost of $1,000 plus labor.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 04/28/2017

While driving the battery light came on, power steering went out, then all power to dash went out, pulled over and couldn't roll up the windows, no power at all, let it sit for a minute and was then able to roll up the windows.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 04/24/2017

My complaint is regarding Ford safety recall # 14s05. Loss of power steering due to torque sensor failure. Ford issued recall in July 2014. My vehicle was inspected in August 2014. Software was updated and torque sensor was found to be functioning and was not replaced. The recall pertained to loss of power. The vehicle would default to manual steering. I purchased my 2008 Ford Escape in oct 2014 and was not aware of the recall. Ford says the recall was complete. I disagree and am filing this complaint.

car image   Steering problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 04/23/2017

My car was running, but placed in park, and I was running to grab something from my home. After I exited the car, I noticed my car was rolling down my slanted driveway, and I ran to stop it. Unfortunately, the car hit me and ran me over resulting in a broken ankle. I believe the car slipped out of gear while it was running, and reversed down the driveway.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 04/22/2017

Car has only 22,000 miles, driving on the freeway about 60 miles per hour, and heard a loud click sound and the power steering went out.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 04/16/2017

Power steering goes on and off without notice. It goes from normal to super hard to steer.

car image   Steering problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 04/12/2017

The 2002 Ford Escape had recall 14s02 done in sept. 2016. At the time I requested the sub frame be replaced. Ford indicated the rust was not severe enough and installed a brace. Today, the sub frame gave way rendering the vehicle a peril to drive. The steering is inoperative. The vehicle was in motion but avoided collision.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 04/07/2017

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Escape. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle was unstable and there was loss of steering control. The vehicle was towed to a local dealer (arlington heights Ford located at 801 w dundee rd arlington heights, IL 60004, 888 481-8607) where it was diagnosed that the subframe was cracked. The vehicle was repaired with a brace. Two months later, the vehicle was towed to a local dealer (fox Ford Lincoln located at 2501 n elston Ave chicago, IL 60647 773-687-7800) where it was diagnosed that the subframe was fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and opened case numbers: casdash12577845 and cas12593478. The failure mileage was 96,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 04/01/2017

Torque sensor for steering control malfunctioning. Steering wheel moving on it's own when stopped and moving. When going down highway at high speed, can feel sudden jerk of wheel side to side.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 03/30/2017

Was driving on the interstate when a power steering sensor lit up. Mike at Ford is telling us the recall was done on this vehicle in August of 2014, by the previous owner. Therefore, Ford is not liable, though it is the same problem. We have had two other mechanics look at it. Both have said, there are numerous complaints with the same thing.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 03/30/2017

Power steering goes out, at all speeds now (my esc light is on the dash and won't go off) hard to steer wheel when at a stop or to make a turn. Make it's hard to park a car.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 03/29/2017

Ford Escape hybrid 2009 1fmcu49309ka71086 recall number 14s05 Ford won't fix the defect. It will cause crash on highway. It took it to Ford dealer in fremont, CA. The dealer refuse to fix it. Everyday I use, I worry it will crash becuase it almost crash couple times in the last couple years, until recently I found out the recall.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 03/28/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle had experienced a complete loss of steering. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the torque sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.