Suspension Problems of Ford Escape
Ford Escape owners have reported 70 problems associated with suspension (under the suspension category).
#1 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car was a 2005 Ford Escape. After a recent road trip, I heard a clunking noise coming from the rear passenger side of vehicle. Checked items in cargo area, spare tire, jack and even checked to make sure back seat was secure. Clunking noise was the shock hitting the underside of vehicle. The shock assembly was no longer attached, it was rusted under the wheel well around the shock assembly. So with every bump in the road, it was clanking around. Vehicle was not safe to drive for fear that the shock would break and cause a tire blow out or worse cause an accident. I took it to a private auto body shop which cost me $900 to repair the damage. The drivers side wheel well is doing the same thing and I may not have a fuel tank eventually. This needs to be addressed and taken care of. I love my vehicle and love not having a car payment too. This problem occurred on Thursday, September 5, 2013.
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#2 - Suspension problem of the 2000 Ford Escape
The reporting person owns a 2000 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, a loud noise was heard from outside the rear passenger's side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis where the technician stated that the shocks and strut mount were completely corroded. The vehicle was scheduled for repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000. The VIN was not available. This problem occurred on Oct. 15, 2013.
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#3 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2005 Ford Escape. Right side (pass) shock mount/inner fender area completely rusted out. Upper shock mount disengaged with the vehicle causing loud banging noise while driving. Unstable driving as shock is no longer attached to vehicle. It was October 7, 2013 when this suspension issue happened.
#4 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2005 Ford Escape. The right rear wheel well has rusted out. This makes it a huge safety factor because at anytime the shocks can break free and bust upward into my truck. I took my 2005 Ford Escape to my mechanic and he said that in the last 2 months he had seen 4-5 2005 Ford Escapes with the same problem. It is all the same right rear wheel well. There is a facebook page with 195000 members following it so I know that I am not alone. Problem is that half of the country is not in an area that has rust. So southern Ford Escape owners are not going to be affected by this. This cannot be ignored because not all 2005 Ford Escape owners have this problem. Environmental conditions would show you that all 2005 Ford Escapes would have this if put to the same environmental factors. This needs a recall. It is an easy fix. Ford already fixed it with the newer models. Just weld in a new right rear wheel well. This is frustrating because I know it is a real problem with this model, but the environment is what is saving this from being a national issue. The failure date was 09/02/13.
#5 - Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape
The car is a 2004 Ford Escape. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FMYU93144_. I hit a bump and the back of my vehicle started making a banging noise afterward any time I went over the slightest bump. I took it to the garage and the mechanic wouldn't even touch it. The rear shock mount plate is rusted out and he said the wheel well is breaking right off the frame. There is nothing left around it - the metal was only held together by undercoating in some places. He said it was pushing down on the brake line, too. I have seen several incidents with this make/model/year and the 2005 as well. This needs to be addressed before someone gets killed. My children were in that vehicle!. It was September 27, 2013 when this suspension issue occurred.
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#6 - Suspension problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2011 Ford Escape. The car had a crash. I was t-boned while making a right hand turn in the driver's door. I was driving the car. The damage resulted in $15,500 + resulting in a total loss. I went to the er suffering from head trauma. I sustained a significant concussion, was out of work for 1 week. My air bags never went off. This suspension issue occurred 09/01/13.
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#7 - Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2004 Ford Escape. Noticed a loud noise coming from the rear passenger side of the vehicle. After arriving home I checked the muffler area thinking it was loose which it was not. I then checked inside of the passenger side rear wheel well and found that the shock that was attached to the frame of the vehicle had totally rusted out leaving a huge hole in the frame. The hole now leaves the vehicle unstable and exposed to all elements of the weather. It was Sep. 13, 2013 when this suspension issue happened.
#8 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMYU93115_. Consumer owns a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated excessive rust on the shock mount on the rear passenger side tire was causing the wheel to knock against the frame. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer who stated the entire quarter panel and inside wheel well needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 93,000. This suspension issue occurred Sep. 5, 2013.
#9 - Suspension problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The car was a 2010 Ford Escape. I was driving about 60 mph when the car lost all power, let cool for about 20 mi. Then drove it about 20 miles I died again let it cool again an it did this 4 times before getting to dealer. The same thing happen on Aug 9 2013 but would not start dealer deplaned starter and found nothing wrong by checking codes. This has happen a today of 3 times in one year two of those times I was in heavy traffic and was lucky I was not hit from behind. Ford needs to check and recall these cars, but they need to see body counts before they see a need to do something. This suspension issue occurred Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.
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#10 - Suspension problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
Tl-consumer has a 2003 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while having the vehicle maintenance the mechanic informed the contact that the sub frame rusted. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. St. This problem occurred on Friday, February 15, 2013.
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#11 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2005 Ford Escape. As we are driving along we hear a very loud banging coming from the rear of the vehicle. When we get out to inspect the area we find the rear pasenger side wheel well is extremely rusted thru and chunks of the well are actually falling out. We took the car to the Ford dealer and they said it cannot be repaired!!!! by the Ford dealer. . . . Then we took it to several auto body shops that said they cannot fix this! several places said Ford used faulty metal or undercoating and that is why it rusted so badly. The car has only 50000 miles on it and has been highly maintained. . . I finally found an autobody shop that will replace the entire wheel well and theer will be no guarantee it wont happen again or to any of the other wheels!!! I feel totally ripped off! I read online that several other people have had this same problem. It was August 24, 2013 when this suspension issue occurred.
#12 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car was a 2005 Ford Escape. The left passenger rear fender well has rusted out around the shock mount, ready to break free. This suspension issue occurred Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
#13 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2005 Ford Escape. Right rear wheel well completely rusted out around shock tower and shock punched through into interior of vehicle nothing else rusted on vehicle Ford said there is no recall and everyone seems to have the same problem with the Escapes and said body shop would be $1300 to fix. It was Aug. 22, 2013 when this suspension issue occurred.
#14 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car was a 2005 Ford Escape. The VIN of this Escape is 1FMYU93115_. The right rear upper shock mount completely rusted thru the trunk area&was protruding up about a foot into trunk area-very glad I wasn't going fast when this happened!!most likely would have lost control of vehicle!!!!!!!!!this is one of Fords best ideas ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!very thin sheet metal with a thicker peice welded to it to support 1 side of a vehicle. Yeah,that is common sense at the finest!!!!! thankyou Ford engineers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!&designers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! these same common sense people hopefully put out a recall so people can get it fixed&get some money back!! I did have mine fixed right away_it's the only vehicle I have. This problem occurred on 08/17/13.
#15 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2005 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FMYU03115_. I've been hearing some loud noises/bangs from the back end of my car but couldnt figure out what it was. I found out the entire rear passenger wheel well had rusted out in a 1/2 circle around the shock. The shock was no longer attached to the car. Everytime it went over a bump - it sounds like my trunk is picking up and slamming down. I have very minimal rust on my car and the other wheel wells are in very good condition. If you open the compartment where the jack is stored in my trunk you can see my tire through a hole. I have seen dozens and dozens of online complaints for the same passenger side wheel well rusted out causing the shock to disconnect but Ford has not put out a recall and it costing $1200-$1800 to repair. It was Jul. 10, 2013 when this suspension issue occurred.
#16 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The VIN of this vehicle is 1FMYU92Z85_. The vehicle involved is a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated that upon inspection, it was found that the passenger's side rear shock had penetrated the body of the vehicle due to rust. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was confirmed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 48,000. The current mileage was 90,000. This issue happened on Thursday, July 29, 2010.
#17 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car was a 2005 Ford Escape. The right rear shock mount has rusted out, and now bangs against the wheel housing. It was 07/24/2013 when this suspension issue happened.
#18 - Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape
The car is a 2004 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMYU03134_. The shock mount on the rear passenger wheel is loose because the metal supporting it is rusting away. Whenever a bump is hit there is a loud noise and sharp jolt. This suspension problem happened on 07/01/2013.
#19 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2005 Ford Escape. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMYU03125_. The wheel well rusted out and the shock broke loose and was banging around. Basically the whole wheel well is rusted out and will not hold the shock any more. I called the local Ford dealer to see if there was a recall. I was told there was no recall. When I searched online I found many with the same experience, and even a facebook page. I'm disappointed that Ford isn't taking care of this. The failure date was Thursday, July 11, 2013.
#20 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2005 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FMCU95H75_. Right rear wheel housing that also is the top right rear shock mount is completely rusted loose. It was Monday, February 4, 2013 when this suspension issue occurred.
#21 - Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2004 Ford Escape. Heard a rattle in rear of car. Thought it was exhaust system related. Upon inspection found rear passenger upper shock connection had rotted completed and the shock was disconnected from the car. Shock is barely hanging on the vehicle and appears incredibly dangerous. Vehicle has been maintined as per Ford requirements at the dealer where it was purchased from. No unusual driving conditions. It was Jul. 12, 2013 when this suspension issue occurred.
#22 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2005 Ford Escape. While driving on interstate, hit a bump and heard loud sound on right rear side of vehicle. After I stopped to inspect, found that the right rear strut had no support as the right rear inner panel was corroded all the way through with very thin metal around the entire area. Luckily the strut did not come up through interior. Seems very unsafe and likely to cause accident if driven. This appears to a manufacturers defect as the corrosion protection was not applied correctly. I called Ford motor customer service and they just indicated that there we no recalls yet on this problem. This seems to be a problem on the 2004-2005 Ford Escapes on the right rear. I took to body shop and have estimates from $1,400 to $1,700 to repair. The vehicle is in very good shape except for this one obvious defect. This issue happened on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
#23 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
While driving my Ford Escape, the right rear shock punched through the right rear fender well becoming unattached. After further inspection the fender well and part of the shock mount was completely rusted out and unable to support the shock. I have notified the Ford dealer and Ford's customer relations and was told they know of no problem and that the car is out of warranty and nothing they can do. After researching this problem on the web, I've found a number of Ford Escape owners who have the same right rear fender well rust problems. This leads me to believe that it must be Ford manufacturing defect in rust proofing their materials and they should stand behind their products. There should be a recall before someone gets hurt. It was Saturday, June 1, 2013 when this suspension issue occurred.
#24 - Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape
Tl- consumer has a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the passenger rear shock mount penetrated the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the shock mount had become perforated due to rust. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 197,000. The VIN was not available. Kmj. This suspension problem happened on 06/08/2013.
#25 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Ford Escape. Vehicle was sold to me with the rear passenger side wheel well wear the shock, tire, and fuel system is located it is corroided off its frame. There is no recall or possible part in the us to be found for repair also the dealership said I was the cause of this problem and they would do nothing to help me or refund my money or exchange vehilces as they were informed of the problem and shown the vehicle not even 22 days later from purchase date. The failure date was Wednesday, May. 8, 2013.
#26 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, he heard a loud pop. The contact stopped the vehicle and upon further examination, noticed that the rear passenger side strut mount had become detached from the vehicle due to corrosion. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 141,000. This issue happened on 06/29/13.
#27 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2005 Ford Escape. Right rear wheel housing rusts completely through allowing the shock to detach from the vehicle. After an online search this is a very common incident. After contacting the local Ford dealer, there is a back-order on the right rear wheel housing with no expected date of delivery. This is the only wheel housing on the vehicle that is rusting out and causing issues. The only time you start to realize that there is an issue is if you start the hear a "clunk" coming from the car, however; there is a rubberized undercoat that prevents you from seeing the damage until it is too late or a knowledgeable mechanic with the issue looks specifically at the wheel housing. This suspension problem happened on Jun. 1, 2013.
#28 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Ford Escape. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMYU93135_. Rear wheel well around shock mount is rusted out. Loud banging can be heard from inside cab. Over time the shock mount may break free from the body of the vehicle. This problem occurred on Jun. 12, 2013.
#29 - Suspension problem of the 2013 Ford Escape
Tl-the vehicle involved is a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that a banging noise was heard from the rear when driving over bumps and the front end would exhibit an abnormal creeping noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the failure. The dealer tightened the rear end links however, the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they advised the contact that there was nothing they could do to correct the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 148 and the current mileage was 5,000. Kmj. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
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#30 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2005 Ford Escape. The rear wheel well where the shock is located the whole frame panel is cracked, it was covered up from a previous owner or company. The car dealership I'm purchasing from would not take responsibility for it and I explained the hazard in me driving or keeping the vehicle and I took it to several body shops and was told it happens with these vehicles frequently and one shop had already done 3 of the same areas. There is no recall or information about the vehicles issues but this is a danger to drive. It was May. 30, 2013 when this suspension issue occurred.
#31 - Suspension problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Ford Escape. On may 2 2013, my daughter lost the ability to steer the vehicle while driving at 35 mph on a busy city street. The vehicle made a left turn in front of oncoming traffic and eventually came to a stop in the entrance driveway of a fast food restaurant. It was towed to the local Ford dealership, where it was determined that the subframe had failed due to corrossion which caused the right front passenger tire to become partially detached from the vehicle. It appears the failure may be related to the vehicle air conditioning discharging condensate on the affected part. The Ford dealer advised they had seen 1 other vehicle recently with the same issue. I have asked for a factory representative to investigate the failure but so far my request has not been honored. The failure date was May. 2, 2013.
#32 - Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2004 Ford Escape. My daughter noticed her Escape wasn't driving right it was traveling sideway`s down the highway, I noticed her front tire`s were worn, especially the passenger`s front, it was worn on the outside. I spoke with a Ford mechanic that suggested new tire`s and a front end alignment, she had that service done, which did not make the vehicle drive any differently. She then took the vehicle back in for service in which now the vehicle was dog tracking when driving and was then informed that the wheel well`s were totally rusted through and that they would not replace the rear shocks because of it. There are several hundreds of other Ford Escape owners whom have expressed the same concern. The whole rear end has apparently shifted out of line, because of the rusted out wheel well`s that attach to the shock`s to hold the rear end in alignment. This is a huge safety issue, and Ford is not doing anything about it. This issue doe`s not just include 2004 model`s , it has also been brought to my attention, that even a new 2013 model has the same problem. Please have this issue investigated it is a serious safety issue. It was Monday, April 1, 2013 when this suspension issue occurred.
#33 - Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The car is a 2005 Ford Escape. While driving a loud crack/pop was heard from the passenger rear wheel and then there was road noise. When we stopped there was a large hole in the wheel well around the shock mount. All the metal has rusted through. The shock has no attachment left to the upper body, only along the bottom edge. When the vehicle bounces it moves independently of the shock in that corner. I opened up the interior compartment, removed the carpet and trim pieces to get a look and found a hole that is large enough to put my hand through. This car has less than 78,000 miles. The tires and brakes were replaced in the fall and no signs of damage were present at that time due to the undercoating being in place. This suspension problem happened on April 14, 2013.
Other Suspension related problems of Ford Escape:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||14|
|Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problems||12|
|Front Suspension problems||9|
|Rear Suspension Shock Absorber problems||4|
|Suspension Noise problems||3|
|Sway Bar problems||2|
|Ball Joint problems||1|
|Front Suspension Lower Control Arm problems||1|
|Rear Suspension problems||1|
|Clunking Noise problems||1|
|Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems||1|