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Steering Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 757 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 12/13/2017

I was driving home this morning and the power steering assist fault came up. This fault has never been on before. I read a couple of online sites and it stated that there was a recall of 14s05 but it doesnt show for my vehicle. Mine is the same year affected but does not apply for some reason.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 12/13/2017

While driving the vehicle at low speed (thank god) I attempted to turn and the steering hung up. I could feel the floor board under my feet move as I tried to turn the wheel. I forced it to turn and then stopping, I looked under the car only to find a large piece or the whole piece of the heat shield had come loose and was laying on top of the exhaust system and the steering. I pulled it loose, some was torn up, and pushed the rest out of the way of the steering. Drove home. Was informed it was not under warranty. Car has 63,000 miles on it. Never driven hard.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 12/13/2017

I had the vehicle park at work and when I start the car the information center from the vehicle announced that the power steering it needs repair. The vehicle is only 18 months old and the power steering is gone.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 12/09/2017

The steering torque sensor has failed and the car is very hard to steer. (recall 14s05) found out there had been a recall, but we were never informed of that! now we find that the recall is closed. While driving, the car shakes and is very difficult to steer.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 12/07/2017

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated while driving 20 mph the steering torque sensor illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact was able to drive home. The contact contacted edwards county motors 51 e main st albion IL 62086. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was also contacted and were unable to provide any further assistance. The approximately failure mileage was 165,000 am.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 12/06/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. When the contact started the vehicle, there was no electric power steering assist ability. As a result, it was difficult to turn right or left. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (vidalia Ford Lincoln, 2607 e 1st st, vidalia, GA 30474) where it was diagnosed that the steering torque sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 12/03/2017

Lost steering while vehicle was in motion on a city street. Power has cut out on many occasions.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 12/02/2017

The power steering suddenly stopped working making the car very difficult to steer. This occurred while driving. With no power steering you can still steer the car but the effort required is very very large.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 12/01/2017

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape . The contact stated that while driving the vehicle the power steering goes out when the vehicle is turned to the right. Excessive force is used to turn the vehicle to the right. There was an open recall for the vehicle's power steering module and it was repaired by Ford and closed but the failure occurred again. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic that informed the contact that the power steering may go out permanently. There were no warning lights illuminated when the failure occured. The vehicle was not towed. The vehicle was not repaired. Lithia Ford of klamath falls 2833 washburn way, klamath falls, or 97603 (541) 205-4501 was contacted. The manufacturer was also contacted but stated that they could not offer further assistance since the recall was closed. The failure mileage was 125,308. Akp.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 12/01/2017

The power steering torque sensor goes out even after Ford did a recall on the software and closed the recall. I went to a Ford garage and they told me that the vehicle had the software update and that the repair would have to be done at my expense.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 11/27/2017

I drove my 2013 Escape se the evening of 11-27-2017 and needed to avoid a collision by braking and doing a very quick, sharp turn to the right. No problem with function after that, finished my errand and returned home, parked car in garage as usual. Next afternoon when I started the car there was no power steering, possibly no manual steering at all. Wheel would not move in any gear, in any direction, any more than when car is turned off. Only advice from local dealer is to have it towed in and they will look at it. This will not be possible with no money available for months. This is a widely commented problem on this vehicle. A very similar, if not exact, recall was done on 2011 and older years of this same vehicle. Since this is a high safety issue, why hasn't a recall been done on the 2013? my fail happened overnight, in the garage, car parked and turned off, but many say it has happened while car is in motion. Please tell me what I can do to help this safety issue become a recall? I am willing to help, but don't know how. What can I do to help? my grandkids could have been in the car during a while-in-motion fail, so glad it was parked.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 11/25/2017

I am having the same steering issues as described in hundred of complaints 2011 Ford Escape owners . The power steering seems to quit and lock-up making it almost impossible to turn the steering wheel this seems to be a common problem with the 2011 Ford Escape , so much so that Ford has a issued factory recall for this very problem with this model year Escape display all the exact same symptoms , yet according to Ford my vehicle don't qualify for the recall . Why does one model not qualify when other model with the same issues are recalled ? seemingly , I am not the only person having this problem.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 11/25/2017

Steering gave out suddenly causing the wheel to become stiff. Car was stationary at the time.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 11/23/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. Two days after the transmission was replaced by an independent mechanic, the steering wheel inadvertently became difficult to maneuver while driving various speeds. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to ewald's venus Ford (2727 e layton Ave, cudahy, WI 53110 (414) 481-8500), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 11/22/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving 20 mph, the power steering became difficult to operate without warning. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed. Rowe Ford auburn (699 center st, auburn, me 04210, (207) 784-2321) stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted, but the office was not yet open for business. The approximate failure mileage was 156,961.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 11/20/2017

(akp no dealer info) tl the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact believed that her vehicle should be included in a recall. While making a turn at approximately 5 mph, the steering wheel seized and the contact had to use excessive force to complete the turn. There were no warning indicators illuminated and no sounds coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was not towed because the vehicle was operable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 160,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 11/18/2017

After breaking while in traffic, my car swerved unexpectedly on to shoulder of the road and afterwards my steering wheel was at a strange angle. I immediately took my car to a repair shop where it was determined that the car had excessive corrosion of front subframe crossbrace and lower control arm resulting in a significant loss of steering control. A recall was issued on 2001-2004 Ford Escapes with the same problem as my 2005 Ford Escape. 2005 models should also be included in the recall.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 11/17/2017

There is a power steering problem with my 2008 Ford Escape. The power steering started to shake at first and got very stiff to turn around and move from my garage eventually. I contacted Ford about my situation and they said that my vehicle is not on recall. My vehicle is at the shop at the moment. I do not know how much it will cost me.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 11/12/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while attempting to drive the vehicle, the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power steering shaft needed to be replaced. The dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 11/11/2017

I have had 3 serious incidents with the Ford Escape 2012. First, twice the car has completely shut off while driving. I was thankfully driving at only about 30-40 mph and was able to coast to the side and turn the car off and back on again, which seemed to have corrected the problem. Various mechanics have been unable to recreate the problem and have not fixed it. Second, on 11/11/17, I was stopped at a light waiting to turn left on a major road, and upon accelerating and turning, the power steering seemed to go out on me. It became much harder to steer. I pulled over on a side road and again turned the car off and back on again, which again seemed to fix the problem. There are many online forums where these two issues are being reported by many owners with the same result. Mechanics can�t seem to recreate the problems and therefor can�t offer a fix at the moment. These 3 incidents thankfully did not cause any injury, but they easily could and see to be serious defects that are going unaddressed.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 11/10/2017

While driving into parking lot, suddenly loss power steering. Able to drive but hard to steer. Mechanic stated there is a fault code and problem is electrical. Recall 14s05 seems to describe exact issue.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 11/10/2017

As I'm driving my Escape, the power steering suddenly stops working at random times.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 11/09/2017

Recall14v28400 my call was assembled in kc and based on edmonds. Com I should have received this recall to correct the electrical power steering. I'm have this problem and garvis Ford in ayer mass said that it was vechicla and based on VIN its nopt part of the recall, but the problem is there and I really don't believe them. Thjhis problem was present years ago and now the power steerring is no more.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 11/06/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving various speeds, the steering wheel became inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The local dealer (arrow Ford, 4001 s. 1st street, abilene, TX, 79605) was contacted and stated that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and did not assist. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 11/05/2017

The electric assist steering seized up whilst car was in motion and almost caused a wreck. The car has intermittent electrical malfunctions and warning lights flashing and it is getting worse. This happened all at once with very little warning and could have caused a vehicle crash with my 74 year old sickly mother at the wheel. An asce certified master mechanic I trust inspected it after the fact and advised I take the car off the road and search for a factory recall because he had never seen anything like this happen with normal wear. Be warned Ford Escape owners. This could have been fatal at high speeds during a turning maneuver. My mother was driving locally and at speeds under 50 mph.

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