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Vehicle Speed Control Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 974 problems related to vehicle speed control (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 01/06/2018

Driving into parking lot to park and the car accelerated jump 2 curbs and hit a parked vehicle. I would have to have floored the pedal for that to happen. I think something malfunctioned. I did see another similar report dated October of 2017 of the same thing happening and Ford had a recent past of acceleration problems. So I�m wondering if it is a malfunction of the car.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 11/11/2017

I have had 3 serious incidents with the Ford Escape 2012. First, twice the car has completely shut off while driving. I was thankfully driving at only about 30-40 mph and was able to coast to the side and turn the car off and back on again, which seemed to have corrected the problem. Various mechanics have been unable to recreate the problem and have not fixed it. Second, on 11/11/17, I was stopped at a light waiting to turn left on a major road, and upon accelerating and turning, the power steering seemed to go out on me. It became much harder to steer. I pulled over on a side road and again turned the car off and back on again, which again seemed to fix the problem. There are many online forums where these two issues are being reported by many owners with the same result. Mechanics can�t seem to recreate the problems and therefor can�t offer a fix at the moment. These 3 incidents thankfully did not cause any injury, but they easily could and see to be serious defects that are going unaddressed.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 10/29/2017

Sudden decleration and stall while in highway speeds on highway, likely due to electronic throttle body (etb) issue. Very dangerous issue.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 10/27/2017

Initially I had been having issues with the engine light coming on and off. Initially when I took the vehicle to be looked at, by the hunt Ford in la plata, MD. They changed the oxygen sensor. So the light went off. Then a few months later in 2016 the light came back on. Eventually I started driving on route 5 north and heard a �pop� noise in the engine area. The vehicle started to lose acceleration and would hesitate. Then eventually my check engine light came on and started blinking. Prior to the engine light blinking the car begin to misfire, hesitate when trying to accelerate, and the engine would overheat from time to time prematurely. The car would sometimes stall and misfire when trying to accelerate or when sitting idle. When I looked online it shows a recall for these specific issues for the same make, model & year, but not for my specific engine liter. For example, it shows the engine overheating, misfires and engine wiring splices may cause stall for 2013 Ford Escapes but only for 1. 6l. My car is experiencing very similar issues as those listed under the recall, but my engine is a 2. 0l. So while on my way home Friday, 10/27/2017, I started to have issues with my vehicle. I was traveling on pennsylvania Ave towards DC, when I reached an intersection (southern Ave), and the car started to jerk and then the engine light started blinking. At one point I began to see white smoke once the engine light started to blink, and smelled fumes. Not too long after that began to occur, I make a u-turn at the light and pulled over in front of the funeral home. Before I was pulled over on the side of the road (while making the u-turn) the car started to misfire and stall. So I turned the engine off, and called aaa to have it towed. A few days later I had a mechanic come and run a diagnostic on the vehicle at the home. I have attached a copy of their report.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 10/27/2017

Initially I had been having issues with the engine light coming on and off. Initially when I took the vehicle to be looked at, by the hunt Ford in la plata, MD. They changed the oxygen sensor. So the light went off. Then a few months later in 2016 the light came back on. Eventually I started driving and heard a �pop� noise in the engine area. The vehicle started to lose acceleration and would hesitate. Then eventually my check engine light came on and started blinking. Prior to the engine light blinking the car begin to misfire, hesitate when trying to accelerate, and the engine would overheat from time to time prematurely. The car would sometimes stall and misfire when trying to accelerate or when sitting idle. When I looked online it shows a recall for these specific issues for the same make, model & year, but not for my specific engine liter. For example, it shows the engine overheating and engine wiring splices may cause stall for 2013 Ford Escapes but only for 1. 6l. My car is experiencing the same exact issues as those listed under the recall, but my engine is a 2. 0l. At one point I began to see white smoke once the engine light started to blink, and smelled fumes. Not too long after that began to occur I pulled over to the side of the road and the car started to misfire and stall.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 10/22/2017

The contact owned a 2012 Ford Escape. While driving 5 mph, the contact attempted to park the vehicle and it accelerated forward without warning. The contact's foot was not on the accelerator pedal at the time of the failure. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a parked vehicle. There were no injuries. The driver's air bag deployed, but the passenger air bag did not deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard where it was diagnosed as a total loss. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 70,000.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 10/12/2017

While driving, the carboard noticed several signs and the speedometer dropped to zero. Also, on other days, I could not start the car.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 10/09/2017

I was driving on a freeway at 65mph and the engine cuts out to an idle. The check engine light came on. I almost got rear ended getting the car over to the side of the road since it lost all power. After pulling over I was able to start the car as the light went out. This happened 3 more times where the car would cut out to a rough idle, these occurred while I was on city streets but almost caused 1 accident as it cut out. After shutting the car off it would restart with no issue. This last time the car had to be towed to planet Ford to be repaired. They said it was a throttle body issue and it cost me over 700 for the repair even though it is still under the powertrain warranty. I do not see why this has not been recalled due to the car being unsafe to drive and I do not know why the replacement of the part alone will not cause further stalls of this vehicle. I have found other people with the same issue where the car goes into "limp home" mode. I am currently having the car repaired or I would be able to attach the invoice for the throttle body repair.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 10/02/2017

This is an ongoing issue while driving the engine suddenly reduces speed causing the car to stall! at any given time, the car stalls in the middle of the road or highway and while holding up traffic, I turn the ignition switch and the car resumes. This is a safety issue and must be recalled and repaired immediately!.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

When making a left turn into a parking space in a local shopping center my car accelerated on its own, jumped the curb and hit a tree. The car has been at the dealer for almost 2 weeks. No mechanical problems have been found by the service department. I have been told that I can pick up the car even though Ford motor company is keeping the claim open.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 09/30/2017

I was driving on an interstate and I noticed that the car was going faster than it should as I was heading towards an exit ramp. I pulled over on the shoulder amd the car was revving up like 4000 rpm all by itself. I drove the vehicle alternating between neutral and drive as it was revving up too high. I parked in a lot. Turned the car off. . . It was revving up like a race car. . . All by itself. Very scary. Could have died. The floor boards were clean. Nothing could have stuck to the accelerator pedal. . . . No way this could be operator error.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 09/08/2017

I am writing due to my concern about my 2017 Ford Escape. I bought the vehicle new in may 2017. Sept 8th ,the engine stopped suddenly when I braked to pull into the parking lot at work. . The message on the dash board was : manual start required so I put the car in park and restarted it without difficulty I went to work for the day. At the end of the day I started the vehicle and pulled onto a very busy city street . I drove about 100 feet when I braked and the car shut down again ,in traffic. I had the car towed to the dealership. On September 13th I received a call from them that my car was repaired and ready to go . I was reluctant to trust this vehicle I was concerned it was unsafe however I had no choice but to trust in their repair. September 22nd . I am commuting home again the engine completely shuts down when I brake at busy intersection during a rain storm at rush hour it would not restart this was very frightening. I turned on the 4 way flashers so I exited the vehicle , called 911 as I was afraid my vehicle in the middle of the intersection was going to cause a major accident. Cars were blowing horns and swerving to avoid my disabled vehicle. I also contacted my husband as I was close to home. He was able to get the vehicle going by swapping out a fuse and I got it home. The vehicle was once again towed for repair I contacted Ford customer service as I feel this vehicle is defective and unsafe this was the response I received. I understand that you are requesting that Ford motor company buy back your 2017 Ford Escape. Regrettably, I must advise you that Ford will not be buying back the vehicle it appears this vehicle does not meet the requirements for a repurchase or replacement under the state guidelines . I have emails and receipts but am not sure how to share them for your purposes.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 08/16/2017

Safety hazard and serious life threatening situation exists when this problem occurs on the highway and especially in front of a semi tractor trailer truck doing the speed limit. Numerous times, (12 times between 14,000 and 15,363 miles) the 2016 Ford Escape has had complete power loss during acceleration causing vehicle to abruptly begin shaking, lose power, lose steering, lose braking and immediately shudder to a stop. Service engine light comes on, message reads: engine fault service now. (see attached photo) engine remains running. If one tries to continue driving the vehicle stumble and won't shift from low gear without a very hard torquing sound. This Ford Escape broke down in front of a Ford dealer and the code read by this dealers computer is p0322-pcm. According to an internet search the p0322 code definition: if the pcm (powertrain control module) detects an erratic, interrupted, or otherwise unexpected input signal from the distributor or the crankshaft position sensor, it will store the p0322 code, and the check engine light will be turned on. On this vehicle the code is only active when the fault occurs, and the engine is running. The codes do not store in memory. Ignition can be shut off, the warning message disappears and many times the car is able to be driven again for miles before reoccurring. The leasing dealer states they have a process to follow in order to fix the problem. They have to replicate the problem or they do nothing. Using my printout from another dealer with the code is meaningless to them, even though they know the source of the problem and that the condition is life threatening. They say that if I feel the condition is life threatening then do not drive the car. A formal case has been opened with Ford customer assistance, however they only notify the service manager that there is a problem, which he already knows.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 08/12/2017

My check engine light came on at 5:30 pm on 8/11 and, when I got home, my husband saw that the car had been leaking oil and I was low on oil despite the fact that I had an oil change one month prior. While I was driving to the dealership at 10:45 am on 8/12, the car was not accelerating normally and the mpg readings were all over the place. As I was getting off the highway, the car began to lose its ability to accelerate well, the steering wheel began to shake and eventually the car lost the ability to accelerate completely. I was driving through a toll booth at the time the car lost the ability to accelerate so I coasted through and saw a parking lot for toll booth operators. As I was trying to make my way to that parking lot, smoke began to fill the car through the vents. I coasted into the parking lot and shut off the vehicle. I turned off the vehicle and ran out at which point I noticed that there was a fire under the hood of the vehicle and flames were escaping through the grill, under the hood and out the bottom. The state police arrived immediately thereafter and used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. No warning notice came across the dashboard until the car lost acceleration ability completely at which point the screen said to shift to "p" and manually restart. At that point, however, the car was filling with smoke so I immediately vacated, shut off the vehicle and ran away from the vehicle. I do not know what caused the problem. I have filed an insurance claim and am awaiting contact.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 08/12/2017

The contact owned a 2001 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic), 12v353000 (engine and engine cooling), and 14v165000 (structure, vehicle speed control). The contact did not receive any recall notifications. The contact stated that the brake lights remained illuminated for an extended period of time. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. While the vehicle was parked in a residental parking space, a security guard noticed smoke coming from the vehicle. After making a second round, the guard informed the vehicle owner that the vehicle was consumed by flames. The fire department extinguished the flames. A fire report was filed and the contact took pictures. The vehicle was parked and had not been inspected by a dealer or manufacturer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that they would follow-up in writing, but did not provide a time frame for the recall repair. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 08/08/2017

The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while stationary, the vehicle would not accelerate forward. The contact stated that upon depressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle would not accelerate forward. The vehicle was pushed manually, in the neutral position, to an unknown place of business. Furthermore, the contact stated that upon depressing the brake pedal there was a squealing and cracking noise. The wheel bearing and struts were faulty on the vehicle as stated by the contact. The steering wheel made a loud squeaking noise when turned left or right while driving various speeds in addition to the vehicle frame becoming severely rusted underneath. The dealer was not contacted about the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 08/06/2017

First complaint is the internal door panels do not properly fit and come loose becoming caught on the frame of the car not allowing you to open the door to exit the vehicle which is highly dangerous in an emergency. 2) the shift selector switch broke as my spouse was driving the car not allowing him to shift the car into park or shut it off. This is highly dangerous and quite common a mechanics told us.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 07/31/2017

I turned from the parking lot intersection in eagle run shopping center, NW of wendy's, from west to south onto the parking lot road that accesses the w maple rd & birch st intersection. I completed my turn and drove south down the parking lot access road to the w maple & birch st intersection where the traffic light was red. I came to a complete stop to wait for a green light. I stopped a ways back from the median curb of the intersection to allow for turning traffic from the west. Shortly later, while waiting for the light to change, I noticed a vibration of the car and looked at the tachometer which showed 1,200 rpm & rising (600rpm is normal). Immediately the car began to physically lunge forward with increased engine noise so I instinctively placed more pressure on the brake pedal which had no affect. The car's engine was now racing wide open & I had no control of the car's rapidly increasing forward motion. At this point, to avoid a catastrophic accident by being pulled into traffic at the intersection, I steered to the right towards the shoulder hitting the traffic light pole with the brake applied the entire time.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 07/27/2017

Vehicle idles fast in park and accelerates quickly while driving and remains in high constant acceleration mode. Bucks forward without warning, causing potential vehicle impact while behind stopped traffic, parking or trailing other vehicles.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 07/22/2017

Driving under normal conditions, approx. 45 mph, 2 lane road entering village, car suddenly lost power and entered limp home mode. Wrench light illuminated on the dash. Made it home, but had to pull over to the side of the road several times to regain marginal power to be able to go up hills. Diagnostic testing at the garage revealed electronic throttle body failure, necessitating a replacement.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 07/20/2017

I was in a turn lane turning onto a highway when my car started sputtering and lost power. I could no longer accelerate when pressing the gas pedal. I coasted through the turn and had to coast across a lane of rush hour traffic to get pulled to the side of the road to safety. The wrench light and check engine light came on. It had to be towed to the dealer. They haven't looked at it yet but from what I can tell it sounds like the throttle box, which Ford had under extended warranty because of all the problems they've had with it. Why hasn't this been recalled??? it was very dangerous for me to lose all power in the middle of rush hour traffic and this could have easily been avoided if they would have done a recall on it years ago!.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 07/11/2017

Vehicle would stall out, all power loss during driving. P2111 throttle issue. Happened 3 times. During acceleration/deceleration (especially on slopes) vehicle would just lose all power. Had to stop and shut off ignition before it would work again.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 06/17/2017

Car went to very slow speed from 45 to about 2 mph in a few seconds. On side of road engine would not speed up all. Turned engine off/on twice no help. Turned engine off third time. Car started ok third time and was able to drive home ok. I read error code out. Its p2111 this error is a common error on certain Fords from 2009 on. This problem needs to be addressed soon! when your engine quits with this error you have very poor power steering control,etc. Please research this problem. Car was driving on a highway when this event occurred.

car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 06/15/2017

Electric throttle body failure and limp mode causes unsafe break downs: while driving on the highway at about 70 mph the highway my car very rapidly decelerated and several service lights turned on. I was able to pull off of the highway and ran a vehicle health report. The report indicated a failure to the restraint system (defined as airbags or seatbelt). This means that if the sudden deceleration without brake lights had caused a collision the airbags may have also malfunctioned. In addition to the safety system malfunction a powertrain malfunction, and tc, ivd, rsc event of fault was reported. I took the car to a dealership and they diagnosed the problem as a electric throttle body malfunction. They said it was a very common problem. It doesn't seem safe to have a car rapidly decelerate itself when a part fails especially if that causes the computer to reports a safety system malfunction as well.

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car image   Vehicle Speed Control problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 06/14/2017

Upon accelerating on an on ramp, the shifting did not work properly. It will not easily shift from 1st gear to 2nd gear. I had someone put a computer reader on the truck and it said it was a gear shift ratio for gear #2. The out take sensor was replaced with a new one, however that did not fix the problem. I do not have any other problems with any other gears. All others shift flawlessly except for the afore mentioned. Thank you.

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