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Suspension Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 539 problems related to suspension (under the suspension category).

car image   Suspension problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 1
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 2
Failure Date: 07/28/2017

Bought car used. Shocktower rusted out. Not replaced.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 3
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.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 4
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.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 07/03/2017

Shock mount broke and shaft on shock punched thru wheel well.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 07/03/2017

Heard a banging in the trunk area on the passenger side, checked it out and the whole wheel well was rusted out, the shock was barley on. I was on a city street. Took it to where I bought it and they gave me an estamet of $1,145. 99. I am wondering why this VIN is not covered in a recall.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 06/24/2017

Power steering goes out when you step on the acelator to merge into traffic and the vehicle attempts to stall taking off from stop sign. Also at 14000 miles I was told all four wheels needed alignment and I did not ask them to check alignment. I was told I get 30 plus mpg and have not been able to get over 24 mpg.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 06/20/2017

The rear passenger strut was completely rusted out of the wheel well. The vehicle was sent to a Ford dealer to install a "kit" and weld the strut bracket to the wheel well. I found the problem after hearing significant clunking noise in the back as I drove.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 05/11/2017

The right rear shock tower is rusting away and is about to break away from the frame I read online that Ford recalled almost 400,00 vehicles with this problem, but I never received a notice. The car is not safe to drive.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 04/24/2017

While traveling to kansas city early morning 4. 24. 17 at 6am I took exit 123b to merge onto i35 south from i80. When merging onto i35s I encountered a large "pot hole" or what I would call a man hole that blew both my drivers side tires and did significant damage to my suspension. I had a wdm police officer review the large hole and identified it as needing repair. A few holes later the dot was out to the area repairing. I would like someone to contact me about the damage to my vehicle.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 04/12/2017

The 2002 Ford Escape had recall 14s02 done in sept. 2016. At the time I requested the sub frame be replaced. Ford indicated the rust was not severe enough and installed a brace. Today, the sub frame gave way rendering the vehicle a peril to drive. The steering is inoperative. The vehicle was in motion but avoided collision.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 04/11/2017

We had noticed we was getting water inside our Escape bad it was standing water in floor board so we looked at the inner and outer wheel housing and it was rusted very bad the mechanic said it was not safe for us to drive. The passenger side was the worst. They had to weld in pieces to truck and floor boards now mind you we have an 11 year old that rides right where this was rusted the worst :( when we noticed this we was in kansas city missouri and had to drive home to carrollton. Missouri . I will have a repair invoice this week cause it is in the shop now getting fixed and they told us at the shop they have had to redo a lot of these but has never been this bad please help someone is gonna get hurt bad. Also this is a very expensive repair so please help with this. If you send me somewhere to send pics I will get them from the shop because they took some. Thank you for taking time to read this.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 04/06/2017

The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the wife was driving approximately at 30 mph and after driving over a bump, the steering wheel became very loose and unstable. Upon inspection, it was discovered that the lower a-arm suspension had fractured do to severe rusting and corrosion. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was informed that the VIN was not included in the NHTSA campaign number: 14v165000 (suspension). The contact stated that vehicle had experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 170,000.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 03/20/2017

March 20, 2017. Front end passenger side subframe rusted through and broke causing severe steering issues. This failure is similar to the failures that resulted in the 2004 and before model years to be recalled by Ford. This issue still persists in newer model years.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 03/10/2017

Rotted out subframe assembly, mechanic declared car unsafe at any speed. Ford recalled this problem 2001-2004 but did not extend to 2005. Ford dealer refused to work on vehicle.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 03/03/2017

Tl-the contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. The contact stated while driving at various speeds. The vehicle vibrates when you hit a bump. The contact stated that the bar that connects the tire is broken. The tire is loose and moveable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle mileage is 70,000. A. P.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 02/04/2017

I was pulling out of my driveway, turned at the corner, hit a small bump and heard a loud banging sound like the rear gate door was not closed, stopped at the corner put it in park, got out and opened the rear gate and reclosed it, got back into my vehicle, turned left hit another small bump, and heard the loud banging noise again, stopped at the 4 way corner store, parked and got out and walked around my vehicle to inspect it, and noticed the rust on the passenger rear side, some of it had fallen off and I could see the styrofoam on the inside of the passenger rear tire weld. I called the dealer where I am purchasing the vehicle and they said I could take it to their guy to look at it, took it to him and he said that I had a real problem and that it needed to be welded, went back to the dealer and they said I could take it to their guy to fix, but they did not know when they could get me in for an appointment. I took it to another mechanic, and he still has it, trying to locate the rear end of another Ford Escape to fix it.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 01/30/2017

Passenger rear is rested shocks struts detached.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 01/26/2017

Front subframe rusted into. Mechanic says it's not safe to drive.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 01/23/2017

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...

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 01/04/2017

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.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 12/05/2016

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.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 11/29/2016

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.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 11/22/2016

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.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 11/16/2016

My 2004 Ford Escape has major rust issues that has affected the structural integrity of the vehicle. The vehicle is not driveable unless the rust is repaired. I just filed a complaint with Ford (case #cas12002459). Currently there are no recalls on the vehicle and as a consumer I am turning to the NHTSA for support in having Ford make the ncessary repairs yo my vehicle.