Suspension Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 564 problems related to suspension (under the suspension category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Escape based on all problems reported for the Escape.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 03/30/2018

Complete right front suspension fell off the vehicle, wheel and all . . And caused a minor collision traveling at appx 15 mph. Tow truck had to retrieve complete suspension and wheel. No brakes because brake line severed.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2007 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 03/30/2018

While driving my 2007 Ford Escape on a somewhat bumpy country road there was suddenly a loud clunking noise coming from the right rear. Upon inspection I observed the entire upper shock mount in the right rear had broken free from the body due to rust, causing the shock to ride freely into the interior compartment hitting the plastic panel. I am the original owner and the vehicle has 164k miles.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 03/17/2018

My rear right shock mount is all rusted out and I can't drive it now.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 03/07/2018

Driving down the road and truck starting making a loud knocking noise in the back. When we got home, we looked underneath and found major rusting in passenger wheel well. Shock completely rusted free and bouncing up to hit the plastic inside the vehicle. Took it to body shop mechanic and upon inspection, he showed us that the frame itself is rusted through and vehicle cannot legally be fixed and is technically not even safe to drive. Less than 133,000 miles and bought used 2 years ago, we are very frustrated with the quality of this vehicle. Searched online and found that this is a common problem with this truck and should have be recalled. They recalled years 2001-2004 for the same issues, but did not include the 2005. Shame on Ford motor company for such poor workmanship! please help!!!.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 03/02/2018

The rear shock tower blew completely threw inside of SUV blowing debris everywhere my daughter's car seat was located on that side she could have been hurt or killed an SUV began hopping to that side when it happened an almost lost control the metal it was mounted to is paper thin the title is thicker. This a serious safety issue its structural an a recall should be made it is a common problem from what I've read why has nothing been done an when I went to local dealer I was told 6 grand to fix it it only books at highest 4500 for the value of SUV I feel very disrespected an brushed off an they didn't even look at SUV Ford or someone needs to do something about this no one should have to experience this or pay mine is in mint condition other than this an great SUV the drive side is starting to crack as well this side contains fuel hose an I don't believe they even sell replacement panel for driver side I may be wrong. An I was driving on main road with my family taking a normal left hand turn no bumps or sharp turn at speed of 35 to 40 posted highway speed.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 02/26/2018

Driving home from work, began to hear thumping sound from right rear. Thought it might be an issue with the tire. Got progressively louder and more frequent until I stopped and inspected. Found the right rear strut to be nearly detached from the vehicle assembly.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 02/17/2018

The shock tower rusted through and caused the shock to puncture the interior trim of the vehicle. It happened while driving on a city street. It was taken to muffler man g3455 corunna rd flint, mi 48532; they couldn't repair it. Returned it to dave knapp used cars 1949 n lapeer rd lapeer, mi 48446 ph. 810-667-0001 where it was purchased. Because of the 10 year rust warranty dave contacted the Ford dealership which refused to discuss it. He had his body man look at it to no avail. Dave contacted iron mikes welding and fabricating 1535 n dort hwy, flint, mi 48506 (810) 234-2996 after discussion it was determined irreparable. There is still 11/2 years let on the car loan and an irreparable vehicle that is unsafe to drive. The drivers shock tower is deteriorating also.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 02/02/2018

I'm hearing a noise in the front end of the truck every time I hit a bump when the steering all the way to lock right or left.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 01/08/2018

Vehicle was in motion on city street being parked. I heard a loud pop noise. I looked around to see where it came from. Inside the truck the interior bust open showing metal screw part of the strut or shocks that's popping out of the interior this part could have caused injuries or caused a accident if the part come all the way through the interior.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 12/18/2017

My steering froze up on my vehicle it will not turn right or left. And my shots or my struts have worn out too soon I think also on this vehicle but I need this suspension checked out in the steering checked out on this vehicle.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 12/15/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. While driving at any speed above 55 mph, the front end of the vehicle vibrated. The check engine warning indicator illuminated when the failure occurred. The contact stated that the vehicle was able to be driven when the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (fort mill Ford, 801 gold hill rd, fort mill, SC 29708) where it was diagnosed that the front passenger and driver side axles needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted at 800-392-3673 and stated that the vehicle was new to experience the failure. The manufacturer asked the contact to call NHTSA. A case number was not provided. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 12/04/2017

The passenger side rear wheel well and shock tower has excessively rusted out causing the car to be unsafe.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 11/01/2017

Tl the contact owns a 2001 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v165000 (suspension); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Village Ford (23535 michigan Ave, dearborn, mi 48124) was contacted and refused to repair the vehicle because it exceeded the value of the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified and did not assist. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 10/26/2017

I was driving on a city street,began having trouble steering and heard a loud noise from the front passenger side. Almost like a flat tire. Took the car to the dealer and was told the right front sub frame was rusted through. Was told that the recall had already been closed and there was nothing they could do. Mileage is at 95000. Wrote to customer care for further assistance and was told again that there was nothing they will do. Nhtsa safety recall 14v-165.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 10/05/2017

The front sub frame is rusted and the vehicle is unsafe to drive.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

Rear passenger inner fender well rusted out, causing the shock mount and shock to come disconnected. The shock now has nothing to connect to.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 09/08/2017

Extreme undercarriage / wheel well erosion. The shocks have pushed up into the interior of the vehicle as they are not mounted to anything other than the body. Trunk matt is exposed through wheel well. Suspension is disengaging from the body.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 08/25/2017

The rear passenger side suspension has completely broken off and hangs freely. Had it inspected at a local garage and was informed this was an extremely common problem for this type of vehicle, and that a safety recall should've been put in place due to the routine failures of this part. I'm now forced to drive a dangerous vehicle to get to work and respond to emergencies.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 08/20/2017

My daughter was driving home from work and went over the railroad tracks and the whole front end felt like it was going to collapse the steering got thrown way off and when she went to apply the brakes at the light she almost went through them because of the front-end being way out of line. When I had a chance to look underneath it the next day it is so corroded and split and cracked where the crossmember is. And these railroad tracks she went over every day with no problems that are very smooth except for that night when they just gave out. You can tell that the metal for the vehicle is not quality.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 08/20/2017

The rear suspension mount is completely rusted out and the vehicle is undriveable and not safe to put 2 children in and drive around as the suspension mount is just dangling around underneath and I can see the back speaker! why has Ford not included all Escape vehicles from 2004 in their recall? this is a clear safety issue !.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 08/04/2017

Right now the fuel pomp stop working and the car turns off and then after a while turns on again. It was on a local street.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 07/28/2017

Bought car used. Shocktower rusted out. Not replaced.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 07/20/2017

Vehicle steers to right and vibrates. Dealer diagnosed as failure of sub frame and right axle. Vehicle was repaired under recall 14s02 at 89372 mi on 9/23/2014 and had crossbrace installed per recall. Vehicle stored in heated garage, on 7/20/2017 with 105199 mi backing out of parking spot wheel off center and vehicle shaking badly, grinding noise. Flat bed to dealer who diagnosed failed sub frame and broken right axle. Requested Ford repair under original recall which allowed for replacing sub frame and was denied for elapsed time. Safety issue, could have been catastrophic at speed.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 07/17/2017

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Escape. Upon inspection of the vehicle, the contact noticed that the cross brace started to detach on the subframe. The vehicle was taken to ewald's venus Ford (2727 layton Ave, cuday, WI) where it was diagnosed that the subframe was severely corroded and needed to be replaced. The cross brace was tightened. The technician informed the contact that the repair was temporary due to corrosion. Four months prior to the failure, the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14v165000 (structure). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and did not assist. The failure mileage was 140,000.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 07/15/2017

The rear passenger wheel well has rotted out, leaving the shock hanging freely above the wheel, unattached. I first became aware of the issue as the car was driving on a city street, where I heard a loud bang in the back right of the car, and the noise continued as the car went over bumps. It was impossible to see the damage the rust was causing to the area until the shock mount came free, as the sealant used in the wheel well hid the damage-- approximately every 3-6 months I examine the car for rust and noticed no extreme damage to this area previously.



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