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Steering Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 709 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 10/17/2017

On several occasions, while driving or turning, my steering wheel has locked in my 2012 Ford Escape. This morning in the parking lot of my kids elementary school, the steering wheel locked entering and exiting the parking lot. Both times, I had to struggle with the steering wheel to keep from hitting other cars. I have read other complaints online where others are having the same problem with their 2012 models. This issue needs to be addressed. There should be a recall on this issue.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 10/15/2017

2nd reference to 11032043, roberts Ford could not find any faults in the ecu, only showed a sensor error. Was driving the SUV on 10/15/17 at 1215hrs when I turned a 22 deg turn at 15mph and steering wheel locked up, went though a ditch, missed a tree and finally stopped 7 ft from someone's home. #fordmotors not very happy, 25 years of Ford products and all I get is, we will look into it. Oh, woke up this morning, turned the car on, guess what, no power steering.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 10/06/2017

Loss of power steering while driving. It will turn off without warning making it very difficult to control car.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 10/05/2017

The front sub frame is rusted and the vehicle is unsafe to drive.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

Will freeze up and not work without warning. While some have been recalled, others have not. Why?????.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 09/29/2017

100300 miles on my 2008 Escape. Car struggles to change from 1st to 2nd gear. Now power, engine revs up but gear will not change, I have to press the gas pedal then lift off, over and over before it changes gear. Car will jerk and almost lose power while in traffic.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 09/23/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a loss of steering that required excessive force in order to operate the vehicle. Pine belt Ford (120 ms-589, purvis, ms) diagnosed that the power steering module was defective and needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering) a year prior to the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and no assistance was offered. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 09/20/2017

Can't steer car at all. Was moving on interstate steering became hard to move ,mechanic says u3000. This problem is all over google. But Ford says there no recall. Could have kill me. Thank you carrie burgess.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 09/06/2017

14s05-electric power steering. I received a recall notice dated August 2017 regarding my 2009 Ford Escape. I called the capitol Ford dealership and was shock to know that the next appointment available is July 2018. I called twice to confirm. I know the recall is a safety issue but waiting that long is not safe. Please help me.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 09/05/2017

Power steering just stopped working without any notice. I had parked the car in a parking lot and came back 30 minutes later and the steering would not work when I cranked the car.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 09/04/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. While driving 30 mph, the steering wheel seized when making a left turn. The contact was unaware of any warning indicators illuminating, but a beeping sound was heard. The vehicle was not diagnosed by an independent mechanic or dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact of no open recalls. The manufacturer referred the contact to NHTSA. The failure mileage was 110,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 09/03/2017

Without warning I am suddenly unable to steer my vehicle. Fortunately I was able to pull over and eventually after talking to family, made it home but turning the steering wheel took significant effort. I purchased the vehicle just a year ago and have already put 1800 in it and this will be s costly repair.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 09/01/2017

Power steering. Failure on start up twice in two months and once while driving. Had to pull over and restart car and then it worked again. This is a dangerous situation. Had scheduled to take in while they also recall my door latch. Sounds like many Ford owners have the same issue. After spending $2500 on a fiat repair for car less than 45k miles and now this car with less than 60k, I am never buying american cars again. Garbage.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 09/01/2017

This vehicle started minor steering problems Jan 23, 2014 and has shown minor to now major power steering problems. The power steering seems to go out, then revive when restarted. Now the incidents are becoming more frequent and for this female, now not able to be driven. This problem occurs upon starting the car.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 08/29/2017

My car has ran a 100% since the day I bought it. I went to go move my car after I cut my grass and instantly my power steering sensor went off as soon as I started my car stating that it required service due to it not working. Just like that. No earlier warnings, no malfunctions prior to this incident, nothing. I am a mother of 4 daughters and thankfully I was just trying to reposition my vehicle in my yard vs. Driving down the road or else it could have caused severe bodily harm to us or even worse, it could have caused a major accident that could have resulted in death. I called the Ford dealership and they stated even with so many complaints on this particular model, make, and year having this exact problem, this is not a recall yet. I researched it myself and found out that the 2013 Ford fusion also has this problem, but there is currently an active recall for the fusion, but not the Escape. I am confused on this. Are they waiting on a death toll to rise due to Ford's malfunctioning part and a lawsuit before they decide that this is a real serious issue or is it because of the lack of concern for Fords customers and families they had when they decided to use this poorly planned electrical design that is continuously malfunctioning? or maybe its because they know that this is a big issue and charging customers over $1700. 00 to fix this poorly planned product that is going to cost someone their lives was going to make their service department revenue sky rise with this power steering problem being high in demand. I don't understand why one model of Ford with the same year is on recall for this, but the other model with the exact same set up and year is not. I am a single mother of 4 daughters that is still paying on this $19,000. 00 vehicle that is now parked in my yard because it is too expensive to fix. Thanks Ford!!!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 08/24/2017

Car suddenly started shuddering at 45 mph, lost all power, service engine now light on, car was no responding to any actions .

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 17
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.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 08/09/2017

Electric power steering quit working.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 08/09/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 10 mph, the steering wheel seized and became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle also failed to make right and left turns and there were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road, waited a few minutes, and resumed driving. In addition, the vehicle rolled forward while in park. The contact applied the emergency brake to stop the vehicle from rolling. The contact called cortese Ford (2500 w henrietta rd, rochester, NY 14623, phone number: (800) 952-7892) and was informed that the VIN was not included in a recall. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 08/07/2017

My electronic power system is failing. Sometimes it works and sometimes it stops working. It becomes a difficult manual steering when this occurs. So far this has occurred when I start the vehicle and begin to turn the wheel and continues this way while driving. It continues not working until I shut off the car and later return to the car and start it again. This occurred on city streets and in parking lots.

car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 08/07/2017

Nhtsa campaign number 14v16500. Lower control arm on the front passenger side lose, resulting in loss of steering control and increased risk of accident when driving. It may be due to rust and corrosion for the lose bolt that holds the underneath bracket.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 22
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 23
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.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 24
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 25
Failure Date: 07/15/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving various speeds, the power steering seized without warning. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road, waited a few minutes, and was able to resume driving. The failure recurred a few times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power steering control module (code b12342) failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 132,225.