Ford Escape owners have reported 431 problems related to steering (under the steering category).
My Ford Escape electronic power steering has been acting erratically. It seems to work fine sometimes, but then turns off at other times. This makes it extremely hard to turn the vehicle.
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While backing into a parking space, the abs and traction control lights started flashing and audible warnings sounded. The car started shaking. I was unable to stop or steer my car. I had a low speed collision with a properly parked car. Thank god no one was injured. Had this happened on an open road the outcome would have been different. I had reported this problem to my dealer previously. They applied an existing recall saying that it fixed the issue. That was on the 20th of October 2015. The car is being towed to my dealer's body shop for inspection by usaa. I never want to drive it again. I am told to trade it in . How in good conscience can I do that??.
Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000. Ak.
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When going down the interstate with the grooves in it the vehicle darts back and forth when I took it to the dealer and checked aleinment said was ok drove for a while bought it back again was told to like it or sell it or go to another dealer ship they did not even atemped to check tires hatton Ford n dak 1 more time going to turn it in to the lawyer for the n dak lemon law.
When driving car going about 45mph. Car shut off and wrench will appear on dashboard . I have been able to coast off the road , shut off car wait for a few minutes and restart car . I am in fear that car will shut off in area where there is no shoulder and I will be hit from behind . There seems to be a pattern building with this same problem , same model, same year .
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Power steerin assist fault warning came on while driving on highway. I pulled over to see what that ment in my vehicle manual. When I started the car back up I could not manage to turn the steering wheel to continue to drive and had the car towed. There is a recall for this exact problem,(steering torque sensor), yet Ford motor company will not honor it with my car, since it is not listed on the recall list.
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Power steering quit instantly making steering impossible. Restarted engine 15 minutes later and was able to drive. Took to dealer where same error code showed and power steering quit again. Had repairs done for $1600 at 49,500 miles. Fortunately, vehicle sitting still when steering went out.
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My wife owns a 2003 Ford Escape. While driving it down the road she noticed the steering was getting uncontrollable. She pulled the car off the road and called aaa for a tow. The car was towed to midas where we usually have our work done on our vehicles. Midas looked at the car while still on the tow truck. They said that it should be covered by the recall on the car. Midas called waikem Ford and was told to tell us to bring it there. We had the tow truck driver take it there. This was on 11/05/15. I was called on 11/6 and told they would not be able to look at the car that day and Monday 11/9 they would look at it. This was in a message to my phone. Monday I received another message from a guy named craig that he had taken pictures of the problem and sent it to Ford motor company. That was all the message said. Tuesday I received a message from craig that the car was done and we could pick it up anytime. I took my wife over to get the car and she drove it home which is three blocks away. She didn't notice anything wrong do to the short trip and slow speed. Saturday 11/14 she took the car out and once again the steering felt uncontrollable. I went over to waikem Ford and ask why the car wasn't fixed. I was told that Ford motor company had denied the fix on the car. Cross brace was installed which is what they do on the recall. How ever the frame rusted out where the control arms attach and the cross brace did nothing. The car was released to us without being told that the problem wasn't fixed. We were not told Ford motor company had rejected the request for repair. This is a known defect in the car, and Ford should have authorized the fix. Ford motor companies decision along with waikem Ford releasing that car to us put my wife and the public in danger.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph the vehicle steering ability seized. The contact pulled over to the side of the road. The vehicle was started again and the power steering was working. The contact called the dealer that had performed a software update on the vehicle and was advised that there was nothing they can do, to call headquarters. The vehicle was not repaired or diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified. The failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000. Bp.
Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while making a right turn at approximately 10 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The failure mileage was unknown. Ss.
When turning car on , electric power steering does not always turn on . . This use to happen once or twice a month,yesterday it happened 4-5 times ,its getting worse you have to turn engine off and back on to see if it will turn on , sometimes it takes several times turning on / off to make it turn on. The problem has not happened while moving (driving) as I will not take off until its working. I'm afraid it will progress to turning off while driving. I'm sure the larger problem of turning off while driving,started off as p/s not turning on and progressed. I checked on line and Ford was recalling 100's of thousands of vehicles for p/s problems (elec . P/str. ) from 06 to 15. I called Ford CO. Direct and explained the problem and was told that my car was not included in recall even though my problem sounded exactly like their description except for car moving or not ,in other words , p/s turning off while driving . Ford said it had nothing to do , with description , but with dates of manuf. , parts used , plant location etc. Etc. They suggested I take to local Ford dealer pay to repair it and if they decided to recall it at a later date , they would inform me by mail and reimburse if I had alre ady had it repaired . The person at Ford informed me that there was an actual recall on my car # 14s19 I told him I knew about it and they had told me (earlier) they would inform me when parts were available . . . . . Never informed . The p/str. Problem , started at approx . 70k miles -6/7 months ago,now has 76k.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The contact stated that after the recall repair the vehicle experienced a failure in the power steering assist system. The contact stated that prior to the recall repair the vehicle was diagnosed with having no fault code prior to the remedy being performed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000. Ah.
Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the greater steering effort was required to maneuver the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering torque sensor had failed and needed to be replace. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in the NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000(steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Jo.
Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The contact stated that after the recall repair the vehicle experienced a failure in the power steering assist system. The contact stated that prior to the recall repair the vehicle was diagnosed with having no fault code prior to the remedy being performed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 138,000. Ah.
Power steering has gone out have replace front inner bearing,transmission lines, keep up on all my maintained records since I bought the vehicle in sept 2014' and have all other maintain economic records.
Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at 10 mph, when the wrench indicator illuminated on the vehicles instrument panel. The contact stated that the steering became hard to operate at that time. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the torque sensor had failed and needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer a year prior in regards to NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering) however, the technicians inspected the vehicle and diagnosed that the vehicle did not need repairs. The contact contacted the manufacturer to see if they would acknowledge the recall. The contact was informed by the manufacturer that they would no longer honor the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was.
I was making a ride an maple road when all of a sudden I hear a sort of popping noise almost like a flat tire. Thats what I thought it was so I kept drive to where I live. On the way home all I heard was a screeching. When I got home home I check and the suspension had snapped because of rusting.
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Steering lose with little control. Mechanic states a separation of the lower control arm due to excessive corrosion in frame. Matches Ford recall 14s02. Yet recall was performed June 2014. So safety recall failed.
Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the electric assist power steering stopped working. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 112,300. Ad.
Power steering has gone out three times without any warning. The car was in motion each time the power steering went out. Twice on the highway and once backing out of the driveway. Service center at mullinix Ford in mobile, al said it was an electronic problem and would cost $698 plus tax to fix the problem. Doing research, I see there are several complaints concerning this same problem and Ford is not concerned with the safety of its car owners. I have been a Ford car owner my entire life and this makes me wonder why!.
The power steering suddenly didn't work. Upon several restarts, it began working again but sometimes stops working while the car is moving. This event has been repeated several times. There is a recall for 2008 - 2011 Ford Escapes but mine was not included in the recall but has the same dangerous problem as the cars that were recalled. Ford will not tell me why my 2011 was excluded from the recall. The cost of repair is approximately $1,000. I don't believe I should have to pay for a dangerous defect that Ford has acknowledged but won't include my car.
Right rear wheel housing completely gone. First indication of any issue was when shock no longer properly supports. Rust and total DE-lamination of metal housing supporting shock. Fear of shock punching through - into cargo hold in the area of the jack storage.
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Ford's 14s02 recall was to deal with excessive rust on a subframe unit. If the recall inspection of the subframe did not result in characteristics warranting replacement, Ford instructed dealers to install a cross brace. Approximately 13 months after our 2004 Ford Escape had the cross brace installed the subframe unit failed while we were driving. The car violently jerked to the side and if there had been another car or any obstacle on that side of our vehicle we would have hit it. I contacted Ford several times and on each occasion was told Ford would not cover the cost of the repairs because they had already installed the cross brace - which was not the part that failed and was not the part for which the recall was initiated. The repair cost over $800. At the time of the incident the Escape had fewer than 60,000 miles. During each on my calls to Ford, and after being told Ford would not cover the repair costs, I asked to speak with a supervisor. Each time I was told they could have a supervisor call me 1 business day later, but they would not give me a time when I could expect the call so I had to be available at any time throughout the day. To summarize, the band-aid Ford put on to deal with the subframe problem (the cross brace) did not fail. The part for which the recall was initiated did fail even with the cross brace. Ford is denying coverage for the repair costs.
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We were driving home from st louis, mo on this afternoon. As we were approaching our street the steering, power, went out. Minimum control at rolling speed. No control at stop. I parked for the night. Called service, requested to test computer. Code came up b2278. They checked for recalled there is one. When the dealer serviced this vehicle on July 31, 14 the recall was performed 14so5. At that time the code did not appear and the computer was reset. Since then this code did come up, b2278. Which states replace torque sensor. Ford motor company and gem city Ford, quincy IL stated the safety recall expired. I am flabbergasted, how can a national safety recall expire?? if there is or was a safety defect placed on this vehicle how in the hell can it expire??? please explain how, if this was a true concern in July, '14 and the same thing is still happening "how" can this expire??? please explain. I have been without my vehicle since September 1, 2015.
Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle was not steering properly and the vehicle was pulling to the right and the front right sub frame fractured. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the sub frame had fractured. The manufacturer was notified. The approximately failure mileage was 116,000. Kc.
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|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||
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