Ford Escape owners have reported 431 problems related to suspension (under the suspension category).
2005 Ford Escape rear left inner wheel well rusted through and shock support broken loose it has 150,000 miles on it.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Rear right shock mount rusting through . K-frame rotted through right front side.
Right rear wheel housing completely gone. First indication of any issue was when shock no longer properly supports. Rust and total DE-lamination of metal housing supporting shock. Fear of shock punching through - into cargo hold in the area of the jack storage.
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Ford's 14s02 recall was to deal with excessive rust on a subframe unit. If the recall inspection of the subframe did not result in characteristics warranting replacement, Ford instructed dealers to install a cross brace. Approximately 13 months after our 2004 Ford Escape had the cross brace installed the subframe unit failed while we were driving. The car violently jerked to the side and if there had been another car or any obstacle on that side of our vehicle we would have hit it. I contacted Ford several times and on each occasion was told Ford would not cover the cost of the repairs because they had already installed the cross brace - which was not the part that failed and was not the part for which the recall was initiated. The repair cost over $800. At the time of the incident the Escape had fewer than 60,000 miles. During each on my calls to Ford, and after being told Ford would not cover the repair costs, I asked to speak with a supervisor. Each time I was told they could have a supervisor call me 1 business day later, but they would not give me a time when I could expect the call so I had to be available at any time throughout the day. To summarize, the band-aid Ford put on to deal with the subframe problem (the cross brace) did not fail. The part for which the recall was initiated did fail even with the cross brace. Ford is denying coverage for the repair costs.
See all problems of the 2004 Ford Escape.
Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle was not steering properly and the vehicle was pulling to the right and the front right sub frame fractured. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the sub frame had fractured. The manufacturer was notified. The approximately failure mileage was 116,000. Kc.
The sub-frame rusted through causing both front wheels to toe out and also to camber in at the top. The abs warning light also triggered. The steering now pulls to the left and there is tire squeel even on gradual right hand turns. There is a recall for this exact problem for the Ford Escape model years 2001-2004. It is obvious that this same problem exists for this model year 2005 Ford Escape. I verified that my VIN was not covered in the recall. I then called Ford to see if they would remedy the problem as it was obvious that this was the same problem as in their other recall - they said they couldn't help. This is a low mileage, well maintained vehicle so it should be obvious that the sub-frame is faulty.
Right rear shock/strut rusted off the vehicle and is not attached anymore.
Why is it that NHTSA is ignoring all the complaints about the Ford Escape vehicles from 2003 to 2007 in regards to the right rear fender well and shock mounts that are rusting out in which this is a safety issue where as the shock could hit the inner wheel of the right rear tire? no recalls from Ford or NHTSA on this issue, but you can clearly see from the attached video that there is a major concern for safety of these vehicles on the right rear side. . Read more...
Wheel well rusted through to interior of car, shock dislocated from wheel well. We just moved to raleigh from michigan. . Read more...
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, a loud knocking noise was heard and all steering capability was lost. In addition, the front passenger tire detached and the vehicle dragged to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who confirmed that the VIN was not included on NHTSA campaign number: 14v165000 (structure). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.
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I have 2004 Ford Escape the rear shock towers rusted out I think Ford shoud recall for fix at there cost others have that issue to I think it a safety issue and it needs to be fixed.
When driving on bumpy roads I started hearing a loud rattle from passenger rear area. I couldn't find anything loose in the back of the vehicle that would make that sound. I looked up inside the rear passenger wheel well and saw that the upper portion of where the shock bolts to the body is rusted out all the way around the shock connection area. I see there are many other Ford owners that have had the same problem. Come on Ford, we can't all afford to scrap a vehicle every ten years. There is a design problem here and Ford should be held responsible for fixing their shortcomings.
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the rear passenger side shock tower completely rusted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 111,200.
While driving home, I heard a loud bang coming from the passenger-side rear wheel. When I got home and looked at it, I noticed the strut had completely rusted away from the frame. I researched this issued on the internet and have found it to be very common to the year and make of this vehicle.
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|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||
|Front Suspension Hub problems||