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Steering Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 523 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 07/15/2016

In follow up to my original complaint number 10885168, steering assist malfunction while operating on the massachusetts turnpike, which resulted in a loss of power steering, the dealership confirmed the vehicle needs a new steering rack at 2500 miles.

car image   Steering problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 07/11/2016

Had recall 14s02 performed on 12/30/15. Installed front subframe crossbrace. This does not fix the problem. Passenger side subframe rusted out and failed. The crossbrace kept it from completely coming apart but car is now not safe to drive. Ford will not do anything about this saying they already performed the recall. This recall should be expanded to include subframe replacement.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 07/01/2016

Had a recall from Ford shortly after buyiny car in 2014 about subframe rust. Ford said they fixed problem. About a year later the subframe broke complexly making frone wheel wobble and pull to right I went off the road into some brush before I got control of car!!I made it home and saw the (fix)a piece of flat steel holding left frame to right not a repair at need to replace complete sub frame. Ford blamed it on dealer. Dealer will not speak to me about it. I also had promlem with right rear shock coming up through floor no recall on that. Lucky no injury or death.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 06/27/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving 25 mph, the contact felt a tremor in the steering wheel. After turning the vehicle off and back on, the steering seized. The vehicle was repaired per a recall in August of 2014, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified. The recall details were unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 06/20/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While making a turn at 20 mph, the steering wheel made a squealing sound and became very loose without warning. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 69,800.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 06/18/2016

The power steering suddenly stopped working. It did not work for over 2 hours. After stopping and turning off the car for 5 min. , the power steering began working again.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 06/11/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. While driving 30 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the subframe for the steering was deteriorating. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14v165000 (structure); however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 06/05/2016

The contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 3 mph and making a left turn, the front passenger side wheel suddenly separated from the vehicle. The contact's vehicle crashed into a second vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering mechanism was defective. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

Power steering started going out at the beginning of June 2016. If I shut the car off and turn it back on, it will work. But, not always. It tends to go out when turning corners, but just this week, it went out while driving straight on the highway. There is no recall on this by Ford even though I have seen thousands of people with the same car and the same problem!.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 05/25/2016

Takata recall.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 05/25/2016

When accelerating the car pulls to the right, the more power the harder the pull. When accelerating in the rain or wet roads the car breaks traction and slides into the right hand lane or off the road.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 05/19/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving 5 mph, the contact lost control of the steering wheel and the steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. The VIN was not provided.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 05/07/2016

At a stop sign the steering wheel started to shimmy about a quarter of an inch after about two hours it beeped then ten minutes later I shut off my vehicle and an hour later when I started the vehicle it came up with a power steering fault on the dash and it has not worked since this happened on may 7th 2016.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 04/16/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the steering wheel was loose. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 04/16/2016

Power steering suddenly went out while my wife and her client were parking at a retail store. Power steering has not returned since. My wife was able to park the vehicle safely but not able to steer it to move the vehicle anywhere after that (I had to wrestle with the steering to move the vehicle to a repair facility). The local Ford dealership diagnosed this as a torque sensor failure. Recall 14s05 service was performed in 2014 in as much as the software for the system was updated -no parts were replaced. Ford has stated that the torque sensors in the affected vehicles are known to be faulty yet, when a unit fails (like mine) after the software has been updated, they refuse to fix it. My vehicle has just over 83,000 miles which is well below the reasonable life expectancy for a torque sensor. Ford customer service and recall departments have refused any further remediation.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 04/15/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving 55 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact had to slow down the vehicle to regain control. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering), but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 94,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 04/14/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle experienced a loss of steering ability and the maintenance warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 04/06/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, there was a loss of power steering without warning. The steering wheel became difficult to turn. The vehicle was driven with caution. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering angle sensor would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 158,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 04/05/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle became difficult to steer and shook. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the instrument cluster module would need to be replaced. The vehicle was previously serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v4280000 (steering), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the vehicle had experienced no failures before the recall. Since the software update, the vehicle experienced issues with the steering. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 129,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 04/04/2016

Power steering suddenly quit working while driving! after researching issue on internet, Escapes have had several recalls on different model years involving steering. , but not my 2009. It is obvious the problems with the steering has been going on many years but Ford has not corrected. If my son had been driving when it went out, I shiver to think what may have been the outcome. Steering issues are very serious safety problems. Come on Ford fix the Escapes issues.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 03/30/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving at lower speeds, the steering made an abnormal noise and shook abnormally. When the failure occurred, the power steering assist default warning indicator illuminated. Prior to this failure, the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering) where the technician stated that they performed a minor reprogramming of the power steering control module. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 03/29/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 60 mph, the power steering suddenly malfunctioned and the steering wheel became very difficult to turn. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manfacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v28400 (steering) in 2015, but the failure recurred in 2016. The failure mileage was 144,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 03/22/2016

Takata recall.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 03/21/2016

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicles steering wheel started clicking and shaking without warning, and about 30 seconds later, the steering wheel became very difficult to turn and failed. The next morning, when the vehicle was started, the maintenance warning light became illuminated and stayed on. The vehicle was previously repaired on a recall in 08/2014 for the same issue but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering torque sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,000. Ed.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 03/21/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving at various speeds, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering instrument cluster module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred after the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v824000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 133,414.