10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,081 miles

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problem #134

Jul 132013

Escape

  • 59,210 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the wrench warning icon illuminated as the vehicle lost power. The vehicle was restarted and functioned normally. The vehicle was later taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,210. The VIN was unavailable.

- Huntingdon Valley, PA, USA

problem #133

Aug 032013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
While driving the wrench light and check engine light came on and the vehicle went into limp home mode and would not go faster than a couple of miles an hour. The engine was surging during this time. I could turn the vehicle off and restart it but it would immediately do the same thing again. The codes that were read from the vehicle were P2111 and P2112 and said the throttle stuck open and throttle stuck closed.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #132

Jul 132013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 79,680 miles
I was on the highway going around 60 mph. The vehicle seemed to die.I pulled over and realized it was still running, but would only idle and did not respond to pressing the gas pedal. I restarted the engine and drove about 50 miles without further incident, but engine warning light remained on. The next day, the engine warning light was on when I started the vehicle, and it lost power immediately. I restarted it and within driving 5 miles it " died" over 15 times. I attempted to drive it one more time and it repeated the same problem 3 times before I made it to the end of my block..I haven't driven it since.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #131

Aug 022013

Escape

  • 74,000 miles
Driving on local highway and engine entered "safe mode" (wrench light came on, was unable to accelerate). Previously vehicle would shudder and near stall but run fine when restarted.

- Millsboro, DE, USA

problem #130

Jul 292013

Escape

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the engine stalled with the illumination of the warning indicator. The vehicle was restarted after two attempts however, the failure recurred six times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the throttle body and motor assembly were replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

- Norton, MA, USA

problem #129

Jul 292013

Escape

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the engine stalled with the illumination of the engine warning indicator. The vehicle was restarted normally however, the failure recurred six times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the throttle body and motor assembly were replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

- Norton, MA, USA

problem #128

Jul 192013

Escape

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle hesitated while accelerating. The vehicle stalled several miles later as the contact applied the brakes. The vehicle was restarted and the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for diagnosis where the contact was informed that the throttle body would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 102,000.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #127

Jul 252013

Escape

  • 70,167 miles
Driving vehicle approx. 50 mph on a clear day, approx 105 degrees in las vegas nv, the RPM's suddenly went "limp" around 900 even though the gas peddle was fully depressed. Appearance of a wrench light and check engine light noted. Hazard lights were engaged and the vehicle was successfully pulled to the side of the road, turned off, and restarted. Ran fine like nothing happened for about a mile and a half. Same issue. Repeat troubleshooting. Incident continued to happen for 4 more days consistently. Taken into Ford dealership for diagnostic and repair. Mechanic contacted me after diagnostic and informed that the code for the throttle body was in error. Replaced the faulty part( I kept it at my request due to the possible investigation into the matter) and the vehicle now runs fine. Thank goodness the issue did not occur in a busy intersection where an accident could have potentially endangered anyone.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #126

Jul 202013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 124,000 miles
Vehicle moving at constant 45 mph when engine stumble felt, electronic throttle control/powertrain light illuminated and lost all ability to control vehicle speed with accelerator pedal. Engine was still running and vehicle was able to be safely pulled off the main road. After turning vehicle off and then back on, the light went out and all systems were again ok. Problem was traced to the electronic throttle control (throttle body) and fix requires replacement of the part.

- N. Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #125

Jul 262013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
I was driving on a two lane rt, speed limit 55mph at 9pm, no lighting along rt, accelerating to keep up speed going up a hill, the car started to slow down. Pulling over to my right (off the road ) putting on my flashers, was now at a complete stop was hit in rear left doing damage to my car and the car that hit me.the car that hit me left the seen of the accident. No warning this was going to happen.towed car to a Ford dealer and had fixed, internal throttle body failure, lucky to be alive.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #124

Jul 272013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 77,545 miles
I was driving along when the car feels as though it's about to stall. I immediately slow down to pull over, turn the car off, let it sit for a moment then start it back up. The problem has continued to happen until I took it into a garage to find out I need a new throttle body.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #123

Jul 202013

Escape 4-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
At full speed on the freeway the throttle body decided to go into limp mode and go to an idle only. I had to quickly pull to the side or I would have been hit. If I would have been in heavy traffic I would have caused an accident. The situation happened again today while waiting for a red light. It sounds like that is being investigated already.

- Zionsville, IN, USA

problem #122

Jul 082013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 55,658 miles
While driving down the road, pressed the gas pedal and got no response (no acceleration) tried several more times and still had no response as the vehicle continued to slow down. Fortunately, there was very little traffic and I was able to pull over on a side street; however, this was potentially extremely dangerous had it happened while I was on a freeway or in heavy traffic. Once I turned the vehicle off and restarted it, everything was working again. Took my car to the dealership who then had to replace the throttle body, which was on back order due to this being a common problem with my vehicle.

- Fraser, MI, USA

problem #121

Jul 202013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
When driving the truck we lose acceleration and pressing the gas pedal does nothing. This has happened now 4 times. The idle sits between 800 & 1100 rpms when this happens. We took the truck to the service department at pine lake Ford in laporte, Indiana and they said that the throttle body needs to be replaced at a cost of $383. Our extended warranty just ran out and this seems to be a recall problem when I investigated it. We are afraid this is going to cause an accident given the fact most of our driving is highway driving. Why isn't Ford owning up to this problem and recall this part" does someone need to be hurt or be killed before Ford takes action"

- La Porte, IN, USA

problem #120

Jul 252013

Escape

  • miles
Driving about 55-60 mph down the highway my gas pedal stopped responding and my truck rapidly slowed down. I was able to maneuver to the shoulder & restart. This happened 4 times in the 7 miles to pick up my daughter (toddler son was with me). I had to go to the nearest service shop and almost $500 later its being fixed.

- Leland, NC, USA

problem #119

Jul 202013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Vehicle died and check engine light came on. We ran the diagnostic and it indicated the fuel actuator was getting stuck. According to the Ford dealer, the throttle body needs to be replaced. It appears that many other owners of this vehicle have also had to have the throttle body replaced.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #118

Jul 232013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 84,389 miles
Vehicle just stopped driving almost like it stalled and then started to coast.

- Johnston, RI, USA

problem #117

Jul 192013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 60,150 miles
I was driving 35 mph in town when vehicle seemed to be losing power. I pulled over to the side of the road. The engine was running at a very rough idle. I tried to accelerate but it would barely move. I turned the engine off and restarted it. It did the same thing, no acceleration. I did this several times before it would run properly. It seemed rather jerky while driving. I was about 10 miles from home when this happened. On the way home I was driving at 55 mph and it died completely. The check engine light came on this time. I got it restarted and made it home. I have a code reader at my house. I checked and codes P2111 and P2112 were stored in the computer. I checked with a mechanic and was told the codes relate to the throttle body assembly. I was going to have it repaired but the mechanic told me that the part is on national back order. This is my only vehicle and I' M afraid to drive. What can I do.

- Smithton , IL, USA

problem #116

Jul 202013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 69,600 miles
Vehicle suddenly started decelerating at a rapid pace. I was driving 60 mph, and the gas pedal suddenly seemed to stop sending gas to the engine. I had to pull over and coast to a stop. This was not covered by my lifetime warranty and is going to cost me over $600 in towing, parts and labor.

- Cedar Hill, MO, USA

problem #115

Jul 032013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 45,145 miles
Car goes into limp mode and you have to get off of highway and turn off car and restart to reset computer. This works for about 10 miles and then it starts all over again. My dealership has the car and is replacing the throttle body so we can drive the car and not be in danger.

- Ooltewah, TN, USA

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