Ford Escape owners have reported 548 problems related to suspension (under the suspension category).
The front sub frame is rusted and the vehicle is unsafe to drive.
See all problems of the 2003 Ford Escape.
Rear passenger inner fender well rusted out, causing the shock mount and shock to come disconnected. The shock now has nothing to connect to.
See all problems of the 2004 Ford Escape.
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.
See all problems of the 2008 Ford Escape.
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.
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.
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 !.
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.
See all problems of the 2011 Ford Escape.
Bought car used. Shocktower rusted out. Not replaced.
See all problems of the 2005 Ford Escape.
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.
See all problems of the 2001 Ford Escape.
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.
Shock mount broke and shaft on shock punched thru wheel well.
See all problems of the 2013 Ford Escape.
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.
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.
See all problems of the 2014 Ford Escape.
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.
Airbag light stays on and also I have a issue with the steering wheel and suspension there are other issues with the car and never was fixed by previous owner now im stuck with a car that has past recalled issues. If you own a car and just purchased it by previous owner make sure that recalls have been fixed on vehicle. Now I dont know what to do with my vehicle.
See all problems of the 2002 Ford Escape.
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.
See all problems of the 2006 Ford Escape.
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.
See all problems of the 2015 Ford Escape.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Passenger rear is rested shocks struts detached.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|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||