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Suspension Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 446 problems related to suspension (under the suspension category).

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 01/28/2016

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle rear emitted a loud snapping noise while he drove at 60mph. The contact inspected the vehicle and found the rear passenger struts corroded causing rear passenger shocks to fractured separating from the wheel well. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for further inspection. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 180,000. Li.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 01/02/2016

Loud banging coming from right rear of vehicle driving down city street. Brought vehicle in for repair and was told the right rear passenger shock tower was completely rusted through the vehicle body to the point of entering the vehicle interior. I am told that the rear axle can tear away from the vehicle resulting in accident and possible injury or death.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 12/22/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. The contact stated the vehicle was placed into the reverse position, and there was an abnormal sound. The contact also stated while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle shifted independently from second position to third position. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000. Mf.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 12/21/2015

My son was complaining that the back end of the car began rattling and "jumping" while driving in the city in Nov of 2015. We had it checked out in Dec and was told and shown how unsafe the car was to drive,due to the entire right rear wheel well and strut was completely rusted away. The only thing that was holding the wheel to the car was the plastic molding of the trunk area which was also melting away from the heat. I could not believe a car could disintegrate and deteriorate so badly. In good conscious the auto repair owner would not allow us to drive the car anymore. Nor would I want to. Plus, the cost to fix it was not worth the price of the car,and he couldnt fix it. He told me to list it on craigs list to sell the car in parts. The rest of the car is in great condition , after I spent $6000, to buy the car in Aug of 2014, then another $2000 for 4 new tires, brake lines, and oil leaks!! who knows what else would have come up. I just glad my son did not get hurt driving home from college 21/2 hrs on the highway. I wish I knew about this exact common problem of 1000 other peoples complaints. Ford needs to be accountable of the particular problem of faulty material. I do not know how many people have gotten hurt, and how many more need to get hurt before something is done,.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 12/20/2015

The passenger rear wheel well and shock tower is completely rusted away and the body is coming away from the frame and the shock tower is loose from the frame. This is a common problem with the Escape and should be addressed by Ford before someone is killed or injuried.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 12/19/2015

The right wheel well of my 2006 Ford Escape (limited) is completely rusted out. I can no longer drive this vehicle because the shock is about to break through the interior of the vehicle. The rust has caused exhaust to pour into the vehicle. Before knowing about this, I took my vehicle to several different mechaincs because I could smell exhaust. They couldn't find anything. A canadian auto body person (I love on the border) told me that it was coming from the holes in the right wheel well and showed me the large hole where exhaust is leaking in. This is a serious safety issue that all Escape owners (2006 at least) need to be made aware of!!! I can't take and attach photos at this time due to the weather but can provide them another time, upon request. I should note that I live in northern michigan and that I have taken meticulous care of this vehicle.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 12/10/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph a thumping noise emerging from the passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the diagnosis was the sub frame was severely rusted and fractured. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that a brace was put on by the dealer in the sub frame as part of a recall in 2014. The approximate failure mileage was 121,000. Bp.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 12/02/2015

Shock frame support on right rear side completely rusted out making vehicle unsafe to drive along with entire area rusting out prematurely. I can see the outside thru my speaker grill. How could this not be a safety recall when it is clearly a Ford defect? repair quotes in the $2000- $2500 range.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 11/24/2015

Heard a noise near rear wheel house. Upon inspection it was discovered that the wheel house on the passenger rear was completely rusted to the point that the shock was just barely hanging on. The repair would cost more than the vehicle is worth. Lots of complaints on same issue that Ford refuses to address or correct. Should be compensation and/or a recall. Also looks like the same thing is happening to the other side. Nice job Ford!.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 11/23/2015

Right rear fender well rusted away showing inside of trunk liner and making loud banging noises.


 
car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 11/07/2015

2005 Ford Escape rear left inner wheel well rusted through and shock support broken loose it has 150,000 miles on it.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 10/30/2015

While driving the vehicle, there was a noise in the back passenger side of the vehicle when going over bumps only. We could not locate the noise inside the vehicle. (it sounds like the glass or the tire jack, were not secure. ) the auto shop explained, that the vehicle is not attached to the shock, and it along with exhaust is coming in through the truck area. Explained that the vehicle was a ¿death trap¿ if hit from behind, the vehicle that hit this one would go right though this vehicle. Accorded to the auto shop, the issue is not fixable.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 10/20/2015

My passenger rear end is all rusted out and the shock has come thru my vehicle. It sounds horrible, and was told it was very unsafe to drive, as the shock isn't connected to the body of the vehicle now. It will cost more then it's worth, and this is the only vehicle that I have to drive me and my family around in.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 10/18/2015

After hitting pothole a loud banging sound was heard coming from rear storage area on passenger side. Vehicle was taken to service shop and was shown that rear passenger wheel well was completely rusted out leading to shock tower breaking loose from body and protruding into the rear cabin area. Service manager said this was likely due to catastrophic failure of body integrity in that area and stated that the vehicle was unsafe to drive. He also stated that he had seen this on other 2005 Ford vehicles (windstar van). Given the construction of the body the service manager stated that the affected portion would need to be cut out and custom fabricated to replace the cut out area, likely costing nearly as much as the vehicle is worth.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 10/18/2015

When I was driving down the interstate at 70 mph, I began to hear a clunking sound from the rear passenger side. It happened every time I hit even a small bump or crack. When I took it to the body shop, they discovered the passenger side rear wheel well is corroded; rust/rot has caused the shock mount to become nearly completely detached from the frame. It is unsafe to drive, and body shops won't even provide an estimate for repairs as the deterioration is too extensive, and they can't fix it. A quick online search shows this is an ongoing issue with 2005 Escapes, and must be addressed for safety. The body shop owner told me not to take the car on the interstate because if I were to hit a bump at 65 mph, I would be "asking a lot of this car to hold together. " the clunking sound is now consistent no matter what speed or surface I am driving on.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 10/17/2015

Power steering has gone out have replace front inner bearing,transmission lines, keep up on all my maintained records since I bought the vehicle in sept 2014' and have all other maintain economic records.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 10/09/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would emit an abnormal thumping noise. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rear passenger wheel well had separated from the body of the vehicle and the wheel well needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,000. Wh.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 10/07/2015

Our 2005 Ford Escape has rusted through behind the right rear tire. We heard like a loud bang when driving it and found the wheel well is rusted and broken as is the shock tower and the right rear tail light has its wires cut due to the broken frame. We owe money on this vehicle and we cannot drive it right now. This is definitely a safety issue and we have contacted Ford with all the pertinent information.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 10/05/2015

Passenger side rear wheel well is completetly rotted/rusted and involves shock mount. It is unsafe to drive and research shows that this is an ongoing problem with this model. I heard rattling when I went over a bump and when I looked at the rear carriage of the vehicle I saw that the wheel well was totally destroyed by rust.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 10/02/2015

I was driving along a highway getting ready to turn when the frame broke and I was barely able to get off the road when it stopped because I found out later the frame that kept the c v joint in place came apart and my tire twisted into the wheel well. The recall that was to keep this from happening had been performed but the repair did not keep this from happening to my vehicle.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

I've been told the rear shock mount has rusted out on this unibody constructed vechicle. When I drive the car, and if I hit any sort of a bump in the road, huge sound from the back as if the rear end of the car is going to fall off. I understand many others have had similar problem. Cost to fix, if possible is about $4000. Car is worth about the same amount. I was told by auto body guy that a recall on this may exist or that Ford is aware of the problem and may be offering up a fix.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 09/30/2015

Wheel well rotted out causing shock to break loose and create unsafe vehicle. I was driving down the street when it finally let go and saw debris fall all over road and heard a loud bang from passenger side rear of car.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 09/18/2015

While driving down the road, heard a load bang in the back of the car on the right side. After inspecting the vehicle I noticed that the inner wheel well was rusted out and the shock was no longer connected to the vehicle. Looks like the frame may be cracked under the attach point of the upper strut mount.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 09/18/2015

I was pulling out of my driveway and started to hear a loud clunking noise. I pulled the car back in and it has sat the past few days. I took it to my mechanic and was told that the whole front end and frame are rusted and needs to be replaced. I researched online and am now aware of all the issues that involve rust on these models. I am scared to even drive the car in the shape that it is in. I will call the recall hotline but according to what I have read I don't expect much help from Ford. I will never purchase another Ford and am sorry to say that as consumers we should expect these companies to stand behind their cheaply made products.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 09/17/2015

Rear right shock mount rusting through . K-frame rotted through right front side.