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Steering Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 659 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 1
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.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 04/16/2017

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

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car image   Steering problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 3
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 2010 Ford Escape 4
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.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 5
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 6
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 7
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.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 03/26/2017

Power steering just stopped working. This make it very hard to steer. Much harder than cars that didn't have power steering in the older days. Power steering stopped as it was being driven to the garage.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 03/24/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a loss of power steering as soon as the vehicle was operated. The contact stated that the power steering assist warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the torque sensor malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering), but the VIN was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was approximately 148,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 03/19/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving 35 mph, the steering wheel became inoperable without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,100.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 03/17/2017

We got suckered by Fords recall in 2014 when they sent out the letter and updated the software to fix the power steering issue. Which Ford dang well knew would not fix the faulty torque sensor. So here we are March 17 2017. My girl friend, our little girl and me. On our way back to my parents house, a 4 hour drive. After traveling down i80 for 3 hours we exited onto a two lane highway. Not too long down this rual iowa highway out steps a small doe. (female deer) I make a quick direction change and aplly the breaks quickly. The exact moment the power steering went out. Luckily for us I was driving and not my ol lady. As im almost certain she wouldn't have been able to get the vehicle corrected and kept on the road. This is ludacris that Ford has not been made to remedy this problem. They damn well knew it was an issue with this faulty sensor when they came up with the scam recall in 2014. How could they be allowed to continue to let families drive with these ticking time bombs. How many childern need to die before something is done.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 03/16/2017

Escape recall 14s05. While driving down route 40 in elkton maryland, the steering locked up making if very difficult to drive/steer the truck. This occurred after receiving a recall letter and taking the truck to elkton Ford for the recall repair. We took the truck back to the dealer, let them know what happened and they said that Ford motor company would not let them repair. Note: they did not complete the repair as outlined in the recall letter.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 03/15/2017

A vibration in the steering wheel that is evident by a knocking sound. This occurs while the vehicle is mobile as well as in the stopped or idling position. There are are videos online at you tube showing evidence of this exact same malfunction in a 2008 Mercury mariner. An existing recall number of 14s05 is not valid on my vehicle, why not??.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 03/07/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the steering wheel seized and the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 37,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 03/05/2017

Faulty electric power steering went out while driving our usual 25 mile commute at an average 50 mph. At 33,000 miles this is an unexpected repair that cost this consumer $2,200. More over there was no warning or mechanical wear, the steering went out and a grinding sound was emitting from the front while the steering was locking or binding and over compensating on turns.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

Ford won't honor recall 14s05 they did a software update and but now I need an entire power steering torque sensor replaced and they won't cover that. Other consumers have complained on line that Ford won't repair your steering after having your recall software done. A Ford Escape recall gotcha � recall 14s05, transport canada . . . Https://medium. Com/@joewardpr/a-Ford-escape-recall-gotcha-recall-14s05-transport-canada-201413-7f0d7ca0d84c Mar 17, 2015 . . . Ford �closed out� the recall after only updating software and won't pay for the . . . A facebook group exists entirely about Ford not �honoring� recall #14s05 . . . .

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 02/27/2017

When driving in a low speed in a city street, all of a sudden the steering wheel won't steer it felt so hard that I had to stop on the side of the road to prevent to get into accident. I checked online if there's issue or recall on this vehicle. There's a recall for this issue but when they type the VIN # it's not included and dealership said it will cost $2,000 to fix it. Not sure why this is not included for recall. . .

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 02/22/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a loss of power steering and the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power steering control module was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering) as a possible solution to the failure; however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not provided.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 02/22/2017

My husband was driving when power steering went out, he was turning left on to main road out of our subdivision, had to slam on brakes to avoid hitting cinder block wall, could of easily been killed. Thankfully was going slow.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 20
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.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 21
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.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 22
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 23
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 24
Failure Date: 02/09/2017

Power steering went out. I was told by a dealer there was a recall. I brought it to dealer and they said the car did not qualify for the recall. After hours of phone calls to Ford, they said the recall had been done in 2014, prior to me owning it. The part is near impossible to find and the cost is quite pricey. I was led to believe this is a lifetime warranty. This is not safe to drive without power steering. Ford should stand by their recalls. Part #905-524 total cost: $565. 00.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 25
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.