Ford Escape owners have reported 518 problems related to suspension (under the suspension category).
Passenger rear is rested shocks struts detached.
See all problems of the 2005 Ford Escape.
Front subframe rusted into. Mechanic says it's not safe to drive.
See all problems of the 2002 Ford Escape.
I was driving to work on a smooth roadway and all of a sudden my rear end started to clunk and bang. I was so startled that I had to pull over in heavy morning traffic and had to miss work and take it to a mechanic where I was told the rear shock assemblies had snapped from the vehicle. After due diligence I found there was a recall issued for the front end for the same make and model because of mounts separating from the auto due to salt and corrosion. When I contacted Ford I was told there was no recall for that situation, but I did find a large amount of complaints from individuals with the same issue in their same year and model Escapes. The mechanic told me at the least it will be 1800 to fix, but since there is no metal to weld to it will require a full rebuild of the body, mounts, and frame in that area. . Read more...
See all problems of the 2004 Ford Escape.
Noticed undercoating peeling off in wheel well(rear passenger side). Pulled off and also found a 3in. Circle of metal loose. Have seen other(300+) reports of this rust problem on this web page. I am original owner and vehicle has always been garaged when not in use and has less than 70k miles. There are no handling or noise issues yet.
1. Difficulty applying the brakes and when their applied the whole back of auto shakes terribly 2. The back door on driver side does not lock and the back hatch door does not open and stays locked.
See all problems of the 2010 Ford Escape.
Sub frame/cradle rusted and caused a separation of the right front axel and stabilizer. The failure occurred while driving, just as we were exiting the highway. A loud thud occurred and the steering wheel shifted making driving and steering extremely difficult. This vehicle, according to Ford's records, had a structure recall for the same issue (14v165000) the vehicle had been repaired at a Ford dealer for the said recall a few years ago. Ford is unwilling to help pay for the current repairs as we did not take it to a dealer for repair (which would have required towing as the car was barely drivable). This is a potentially dangerous situation and, it seems, the recall did not correct the original problem.
We started to hear a very loud banging coming from the back passenger side when we drove over even the smallest bump. The rear passenger side wheel well is completely rusted though (you can see the interior) and the wheel could fall off at anytime. The car is not safe to drive with out a very expensive repair. After looking online I found that this is a very common occurrence and that 2001-2004 Escapes were recalled for the same issue.
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Escape. Upon exiting a parking area, there was an abnormal suspension vibration near the front of the vehicle. The front subframe fractured and impacted the front passenger side tire. The contact and a mechanic inspected the fact that there had been premature rust and corrosion associated with the underbody, subframe, and the bar that was connected to the frame. The vehicle was unable to be driven and was towed by the mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no solution other than for the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14v165000 (structure) and 15e045000 (suspension). The failure mileage was not available.
See all problems of the 2003 Ford Escape.
Almost suddenly, a loud rattling sound from the rear started last week. When inspected, to my shock, the rear wheel well was totally, totally rotted out . This vehicle has been been garaged and carefully maintained since we bought it. In fact, for the past 8 years--it has been basically driven about 16 -20 miles per day. And again--garaged day and night. And now, almost immediately, it appears very unsafe to drive. As a result, I'm now searching for another car to buy--not wanting to spend +$1,200 on this repair.
2005 Ford Escape. Rear passenger side shock mount completely rusted/broken. Wheel well and fender completely rotted out while the rest of the vehicle has no rust at all. Why has Ford not recalled the 2005 Escape, after seeing thousands of complaints about the same issue.
Underbody is all rusted, only 57,000 miles and stored inside, except when driving.
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 45 mph, the driver lost control of the vehicle without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the subframe separated and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14v165000 (structure); however, the remedy failed to prevent the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.
Vehicle started making a noise in passenger rear wheel. Upon inspection I observed that the well was completely rusted through where the shock is mounted. Learned that this is a manufacturing defect from thousands of complaints.
Back passenger shock mount completely rusted out and found over 500 compaints for same exact problem.
Strut mount passenger side rear rusted right out.
The passenger side rear shock tower is rusted to the point where the top of the shock is not secured to the uni-body frame. When going over a bump there is metal to metal contact. While not rusted completely through, a screwdriver can be easily poked through the rusty metal on the rear driver side shock tower as well. This has obviously been slowly rusting the last few years but was not visible until the inner panels were removed allowing access to the inner wheel wells. My grandchildren had been riding in their car seats in this vehicle. A rear or rear side accident would have been catastrophic.
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While attempting to avoid crashing into another vehicle at approximately 30 mph, the contact crashed into a curb and several street signs. A police report was filed. No injuries were sustained. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence and then to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front end suspension failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 19,300.
See all problems of the 2013 Ford Escape.
Went to replace rear shocks. Rear passenger wheel well has rusted and I could move shock mount tower when truck is bounced. Also have banging and bouncing going on. Rides rough and have a rust hole and can see tire below. Bad engineering design. The Ford motor company should fess up and correct this, but they won't they got their money!!!.
While driving my vehicle on a highway, I could here a loud clunking sound coming from the rear. After investigating, it was visibly noticeable that the shock tower on the rear passenger side rusted completely off the vehicle. This allowed the wheel to bounce freely and the shock to jam up into the wheel well repeatedly. The vehicle is unsafe to drive.
See all problems of the 2006 Ford Escape.
Hoy en la mañana cambié la rueda DE repuesto y resulta que la gata se aisló, cayó, ventajosamente no estuve bajo el vehiculo, la gata no sirve ahora, pude haber muerto a causa DE esta falla DE fabrica del artefacto. Terrible el problema , exijo una solucion.
See all problems of the 2009 Ford Escape.
Rear structural body, joints, massive rust and corrosion.
I was driving on the expressway this morning when the rear spring broke on my 2015 Ford Escape. I thought that my tire blew out at first. I was able to pull the vehicle over to the side of the expressway and when a sheriff drove up beside me to ask if I was ok, I told him yes, I think my tire may have blown out and that's when he informed me that it wasn't the tire, that the spring on the back passenger side was sitting on the ground.
See all problems of the 2015 Ford Escape.
I own a 2005 Ford Escape and recently began hearing a loud noise coming from the back passenger side. Upon inspection, I found the entire passenger side rear well had completely rusted out and the shock was now coming through the rear well into my car. This has made my car completely unsafe to drive. I have made a complaint with Ford as well as on here in hopes that Ford would do the responsible thing and take care of it. It is quite obviously Ford knows about this issue and is refusing to take responsibility for it. It is hard to miss the hundreds of complaints on this website for the exact same problem. Not to mention Ford has already recalled the 2001-04 for this exact same issue. For the absolute ridiculous amount that it costs to fix this issue, I personally would feel much safer putting my time and money into a new vehicle. Obviously, that vehicle will not be a Ford.
Structural excessive rust and corrosion rear wheels.
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 40 mph, the rear passenger side shock plate detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the shock plate needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||
|Rear Suspension Shock Absorber problems||
|Suspension Noise problems||
|Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problems||
|Rear Suspension problems||
|Front Suspension problems||
|Front Suspension Lower Control Arm problems||
|Sway Bar problems||
|Strut Tower problems||