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Suspension Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 487 problems related to suspension (under the suspension category).

car image   Suspension problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 07/22/2016

Suspension failed on the right front due to corrosion when pulling into driveway. Ford has refused to repair because I am 30 miles from the area covered by Ford recall 14s02 and your campaign 14v165000. Help.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 07/11/2016

Last Monday my 2005 Ford Escape cargo area items started bumping severely when going over road imperfections. By Friday the suspension was shifting when driving over same imperfections. I got out and looked at the back end and found that the right rear shock mount has rusted completed through the wheel well. I only have 114,000 miles on the car and like so many of the other complaints the mechanic I had look at it said that shouldn't have happened and surely there should be a recall on it. When I checked the internet, no recall. I'm very nervous driving, but have no other options at this point.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 3
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   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 4
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   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 06/15/2016

The entire right side shock mount and wheel well totally rusted and hanging on by a thread. My 18 year old son could have been killed had we not discovered it. I have read hundreds of these complaints which is how we discovered that this was the same noise we were hearing and decided to look at right side back door passenger wheel well. We can literally move it up and down. This is a major safety issue and someone is going to get killed from this because the wheel can fall off!!!! thank goodness we heard the noise while driving and investigated it.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 06/10/2016

The shock module on the right rear passanger side has deteriorated and has become dislodged from the wheel well. This has made the SUV undrivable. This happened while driving on a newly paved road, going over a gentle hill. While driving the vehicle over the hill, there was a loud clank and the vehicle served slightly (thankfully no oncoming traffic was present). Upon driving home there is an evident clanking heard in the rear and the SUV can be felt to swerve slightly from left to right. This occurrence has only happened to the right wheel well and is not evident in any other wheel well. If road salt or weather conditions were to blame, equal distribution at all 4 wheel wells would be evident, but the other 3 are fine with no rust or deterioration present. Searches on the internet have seen thousands of similar complaints, along with pictures and the damage all appears to be the same - and also applies to model years 2004, 2005, and 2006.


car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

The right rear suspension system disintegrated requiring $1,300 for body shop repair. This apparently occurs regularly on this type of vehicle.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 35 mph, the rear passenger side shock mount bracket rusted and dislodged from the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 125,000.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

The right rear wheel well has rusted completely through; leaving the strut bouncing freely. The car can not be driven at this time. At the time it broke, it almost bounced me into oncoming traffic. This should be a recall as it happens to all 2004-2006 Escapes.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 10
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   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 05/20/2016

The right rear shock mount disconnected from the body because of rust. . . Early years were recalled for this problem.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 05/15/2016

Went change the shocks and the whole bracket system had rusted out on the passenger side rear. They have recalled these from 2001-2004. It is fine on the drivers side but the passenger side it totally rusted thru it is going to cost 3000 to fix. I have only had this vehicle a year. It made a clunk noise twice so I took it in to the shop, I am driving two kids around I am a single mom suck crap.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 05/05/2016

The passenger side rear wheel well rusted out causing the strut to break through the trunk of the car . It also have bad rust on the other side wheel well. This happened while I was driving on the hwy. Upon taking it to an auto body shop was told the vehicle was unsafe to drive.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 04/29/2016

Vehicle steering has become unstable and wobbly. Took it to the shop to check on the alignment, and was told the entire subframe has corroded. I found a recall for this issue, but apparently my VIN was not included in the recall, even though it has the same issue.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 04/14/2016

The rear passenger-side shock mount (where it mounts to the unibody) has rusted completely away. The top of the shock is no longer attached to the vehicle.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 04/04/2016

2005 Ford Escape 4x4 v6 passenger side rear wheel house rusted significantly enough to cause rear wheel shock connected to wheel house to forcefully separate and begin colliding with the inside plastic moulding in the trunk of the car. Damage was initially found while in motion, noticed by a rattling noise in the rear of the vehicle. Upon further inspection and removal of the plastic trunk housing, the entire top of the wheel well was very clearly rusted. The shock was still connected to a piece of the wheel house. The rear passenger shock had forcefully disconnected the piece of the wheel house it was attached to because of the overwhelming around of rust. Auto-body shop quoted a $2,000 repair (for a car bought for #3,600) to order a new wheelhouse and install it. Professional auto body shop teams quoted that the issue wasn't something you could patch or lightly repair, and the shock would need to be reattached to the body of the car to be driven safely. Ford was contacted twice and replied with their apologies that the customer was experiencing this issue, knowingly aware that the 2001-2004 models of this vehicle were recalled for the exact same issue and that hundreds of other customers have seen this issue around 120,000 miles. The issue seems to always be on the rear passenger side with no significant rust or damage on the drivers side.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 03/22/2016

The shock mount on the right rear rusted out detaching the shock from the body and piercing through the upper plastic cover in the interior of the vehicle. The vehicle was moving at slow speeds when this happened. Ford should have been a recall on this because had it broke and separated at highway speeds the vehicle could have lost control! second, Ford does not have the replacement parts available even though there are a lot of 2005 Escapes on the road. Also auto bodyshops are unwilling to do any modifications or wielding due to the liability of the location and importance of that piece. So the vehicle is un repairable at this time!.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2007 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 03/17/2016

Shock tower completely rusted and hitting wheel making clunking noise while driving. Took to shop and cost will be upwards from $1200.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 03/14/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving various speeds, the vehicle vibrated violently without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the motor mounts may have prematurely fractured and may need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 03/11/2016

Right rear wheel well is totally rusted through, left side slightly started rusting, causing shocks to break free from frame.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 03/11/2016

The wheel well on the right rear side of car completely rusted out causing my shock to be free in my car. Ford will not fix it and it is a serious issue. A quick search will reveal at least 96 other complaints of the exact same issue in the exact same area of the vehicle.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 03/01/2016

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. While driving 35 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The dealer diagnosed that the rear shock tower had severe corrosion, which caused the rear shocks to fracture and separate from the subframe of the vehicle. The contact also stated that the rear hatch window support was severely corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 03/01/2016

Front sub frame is cracked and wheel is woobling.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 02/21/2016

Rear passenger wheel well completely rusted out. Suspension not mounted to vehicle now, and hammers bottom of interior when going over any bump in the road. Every other wheel well is fine. All mechanics I have spoken with, including a Ford certified body shop will not touch the issue and advised me to scrap the vehicle.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 02/16/2016

My rear shock mount tower is rusted out and baning it is ready to come up through the interior.