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Steering Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 315 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 01/20/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the steering wheel was stiff and difficult to turn. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14v284000 (steering). The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000. Djr.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 01/16/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering), however, the vehicles recall service was completed but failure still persists. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage is 88,000. Ddr.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 01/15/2015

I brought the car to the marcotte Ford. They said the part that failed was the part that was recalled. The service department called Ford and they told them they did their part on the recall when they reprogrammed it and will not cover the part. I then called Ford and spoke with them. Customer relations said they would not be able to do anything either. They would send an email to the service manager and see if he would be able to do anything to help with the cost. The service manager told me he "exhausted all his efforts". I know that I am not the only person who this has happened to and I am now out $1200. 00 to fix a part that should have been fixed by the recall. This is unethical at best.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 01/14/2015

Approximately in March of 2014, we had an issue with the abs light coming on and traction control coming on for no reason at all. This made driving/steering extremely difficult. We took it to the shop where the tone ring and speed sensor were replaced. In December 2014, we had similar issues and we took it to the Ford dealership. We were told it was a speed sensor issue again. The work was done at the independent shop though since they did the original work. Yet again, in January 2015 we were experiencing the same issues again and had the car towed to the shop. The left front speed sensor was diagnosed as the problem. There is obviously some sort of failure that is occuring to trigger this issue. If you do a a google search, there are several complaints similar to mine. I believe this should be investigated for a possible recall. This is crating a safety issue that can lead to accidents.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 01/13/2015

Complete loss of power steering. Several incidents. Restarting the car sometimes fixes the problem. Hard to do while driving!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 01/10/2015

Just after leaving a 4 way stop, as I tried to round the curve the steering in our 2012 Escape stopped working and I could not turn the steering wheel at all. I just kept going straight. Luckily, I slowed down with the brakes but the Escape continued straight and went over the curb and down a 50+ ft embankment. Even with all of this impact, no airbags were deployed throughout the car anywhere! the steering wheel locking up was bad enough, but after the accident and the condition of the car and then no airbag deployment- that was way too much!.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 01/09/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the steering wheel became seized. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who had not determined the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,493. Ne.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 01/07/2015

After they did the recall on the 2008 Ford Escape went and got it fix then in January 7 2015 the power steering just completely went out while in mid turn on a highway.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 01/06/2015

On January 6, 2015, I started the car to move it out of the garage. I could barely steer the car; it was very hard to manuever. A power steering fault message appeared on the dash. I took the vehicle in for service in October 2014 for the power steering recall. According to the dealership, the recalled item was taken care of and the vehicle was in compliance.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 01/03/2015

The vehicle's rear passenger wheel well rusted out completely. This allowed the rear shock to become dangerously loose and produced a loud banging noise. Had the shock come loose there would have been a substantial loss of steering. Car is now unsafe to drive.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 01/03/2015

While traveling approximately 35 mph, the rear passenger side shock punctured through a completely rusted out rear wheel well on my 2005 Ford Escape. The car is undrivable and the auto repair/body shop quoted me $3,000. 00 to repair this. I contacted Ford and they stated that only the 2001-2004 models are covered under a recall for this exact same problem. I have researched this problem and have read hundreds of people with the same problem. .

car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 12/17/2014

While backing out of drive felt an unusual tug of steering wheel, and steering wheel was rotated approx. 30 degrees. Drove it to repair shop where they discovered the lower control arm had rusted away from the subframe mount and the subframe was significantly rusted. Also was notified of safety recall 14s02. Made appointment and slowly drove vehicle to Ford dealership to have recall addressed. Dealership replaced only sub frame crossbrace as directed by Ford motor CO. Subframe is still rusted in other areas surrounding newly installed crossbrace and unsafe to drive. Dealership wanted over $2000 to replace subframe.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 12/12/2014

This has happened 3 times now, 2 in southern California on the freeway at night. Hybrid vehicle has recall problems which makes vehicle stop running. Had it fixed, paid out of my own pocket in southern California and thought problem was fixed. Something to do with battery. Then on Friday, Dec. 12, it happened again as I was driving home from college, the vehicle stopped suddenly. I couldn't pull over, it won't restart even after many attempts. I waited 5 to 25 minutes, vehicle would not start. Finally had to call a tow truck to closest Ford dealer. I thought dealer could fix problem after having it all day but when I left and headed on highway, my hybrid vehicle stalled again on the highway. I have ptsd from this car, I never want to get in it. I don't trust it and after 3 different Ford dealers, all of my own money to pay, car still doesn't work properly. I paid a premium to purchase this vehicle and it is worthless. Now I am receving more recall notices about the airbags. I am afraid to drive my vehicle because if it stalls again I might be in a horrific accident as it stops suddenly with no warning whatsoever.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 12/12/2014

After running 15 miles, vehicle was shut off 10 mins, on restart a chime sounded and the information center indicated service steering assist, attempted to turn wheel and had no power steering. Turned off and restarted car, information center was clear, power steering worked fine. Loss of power steering is of course an unsafe vehicle condition. Contacted Ford dealer that sold me the car used, to see if there was a software update of other related issue, he checked and said there was none at this time for power steering. It would seem I have no recourse, and would only spend money at the dealer for no trouble found. I plan to check for stored codes, and contact Ford consumer complaints.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 12/10/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the steering wheel seized and the vehicle stalled. The contact had to apply excessive force to the steering wheel in order to maneuver the vehicle. The vehicle was able to restart after multiple attempts. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering) but the recall remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 116,000. Djr.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 12/09/2014

I was driving on a service road and was entering the freeway when the transmission started slipping. This caused my vehicle to start jerking. The vehicle behind me almost ran over me as I was loosing speed due to the transmission slipping. I managed to pull over and after a couple of minutes the transmission started working again and I was able to pick up speed and continue driving. This incident also caused my braking and steering to be erratic. This happened 3 times on Dec 9, 2014. This is unsafe as it nearly caused a major accident in heavy traffic going south on interstate 35 out of austin. By my estimation there would have been no fewer than 5 to 6 vehicles involved in an accident had I not managed to pull over.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 12/09/2014

Since owning vehicle problems with steering would happen once in a while ( once a month ) on 10/09/14 took car in for re-call. Two months later no power steering again. . . Company who worked on car the first time said it was a different issue. Not possible,doing same thing before they so-called fixed it. . (12/10/14) the cost was over 500 dollars. .

car image   Steering problem of the 2007 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 12/06/2014

Right front tone ring cracked causing abs to malfunction and inability to brake safely. Part is a very common failure point and Ford should address this issue.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 12/02/2014

Drove a little over 2 miles , everything was fine . Came to a stop at a red light. When the light turned green I started to pull out and I nolonger had any power steering and there was now a light on the instrument panel advising of n traction off. I went home and waited till morning and drove to my regular mechaanic . They checked it out and told me to take the car to Ford because this was a recall and should be covered by Ford. The Ford dealer said that this was not covered because I had brought my car in for that recall last year when theey sent me the notice and my steering colum and electrical was ok at that time. So one year later and $1100. Later this part breaks and Ford does not think it is responsable because it wasnt broke when they looked at it a year ago. This could have been tragic if I had been driving on the highway or if someone had pulled out in front of me as it was very dificult to turn the wheel to avoid anything. I frrl that this is an ongoing problem with the power steering in this Escape and Ford knows about it and is not standing behind it recall/. The dealer said this was his third such problem in the last two weeks and Ford will not take care of them I did contact Ford motor corporate about this bill and they told me the program was closed because my car had been inspected and did not need this work done at that time.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 11/25/2014

Sever rust right rear shock tower unsafe to drive.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 11/24/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed that the power steering control module and instrument control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 250,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 11/20/2014

2009 Ford Escape steering recall 14v284000 loss of powersteering and Ford is stating won't repair as it had been serviced for the said recall back in July.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 11/19/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact received NHTSA campaign number 14v284000(steering) and vehicle was taken to dealer they remedied the recall. However, the failure has recurred. The vehicle was taken to dealer mechanic diagnosed failure of torque sensor. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 185,000. Lb.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 11/19/2014

My wife pulled up driveway, I happened to be outside next to car when she pulled in. We suddenly heard loud crunching sound and she stopped. When we found nothing I asked her to back up. We heard crunching sound again and she said the steering wheel was not controlling car. She immediately stopped. We discovered right front wheel pushed against tire well of body frame. Next day when tow truck lifted car, we discovered the ball joint assembly had come apart. Perry Ford (san diego) confirmed ball joint appears to have come apart without any obvious sign of damage due to impact or driver fault. Note: my wife had just come off freeway, traveling 15 miles from work and 1 mile from off ramp to our home. If she had been just another 5 min on freeway traveling 65-70mph. . . I hate to imagine what would have happened. Please investigate this matter with Ford.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 11/17/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at a unknown speed the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was diagnosed that the steering unit sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering) however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. Approximate failure mileage was 150,732. Mm.