really awful
Crashes / Fires:
11 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,184 miles

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problem #443

Feb 222019


  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 45 mph, the steering ability became difficult and the tire pressure monitoring system indicator illuminated. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 156,000.

- Gallaway, OH, USA

problem #442

Feb 232019


  • 187,225 miles
Steering locks up on turns when low speed turns

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #441

Feb 232019


  • 150,000 miles
My steering started shaking. A few days later my power steering assist fault light came one. The following day my power steering went out. This problem was supposedly "fixed" on my vechical in 2017 due to a recall. However, according to paperwork it was recalibrated and not replaced and now is broken. Do I have to pay for the repairs?

- Whittaker, MI, USA

problem #440

Feb 202019


  • 162,000 miles
I happen to see it's a lot of recalls on the Ford Escapes I typed my vinland it shows zero recalls but IżM actually having the same problems that the recalls have my Ford Escape powersteering asist fault screen canżT up now it's hard to turn and what not before this screen popped up I hadd another screen telling me tire sensor fault this problem is well common I actually think they need to recall more vehicles

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #439

Feb 182019


  • 83,250 miles
I stopped to parallel park on a busy main street in downtown clovis. As I was backing and turning into a a parking space between two parked vehicles the power steering quit working without any warning. I was not able to turn tight enough to park into the space. All I could do was to pull out and slowly drive half a block to a large half empty parking lot where I had allot more room to maneuver. I was able to park there and we had to walk back to the restaurant to eat. When we returned to our vehicle and after I started it, I found the power steering was working again. I drove to the closest Ford dealership that was also where we had purchased our Escape from. I went inside to talk with a service writer. I told him about the recall 14S05 and that was the problem I was having. I informed him that the steering column had been replaced before in 2012 due to a steering problem. We never received a recall from Ford over the issue in 2014. He checked our VIN number and said they couldnżT do anything for us under the recall. He said I could try to contact Ford Motor Company and see if they were able to do anything for us.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #438

Feb 142019


  • miles
Steering assist suddenly stopped working on my 2009 Ford Escape. I stopped for lunch then cranked it and steering was extremely hard to turn. Ford dealership said it is the torque assembly. I also noticed the seatbelt alarm had quit working and the clock needed reset. Numerous issues with tire pressure sensors. There has been a terrible vibration or shaking in the steering wheel while stopped with foot on the brake since purchase. I also had problems in the steering column in 2011, just after purchase. There is a recall on the torque assembly for same year of car but not my VIN, of course.

- Barnwell, SC, USA

problem #437

Feb 012019


  • miles
February 1st 2019 I brought my car to the dealership due to intermittent failure of power steering. The day before the appointment the power steering failed completely. The dealership said it had a recall and performed a software update. After that the power steering worked properly for two weeks. On February 14th I attempted to drive home after work and the power steering was a complete loss. I returned the car to the dealership the next day. They reported the torque sensor had failed and was not covered under the recall. Ford did not adequately prevent my car from the loss of power steering. The dealership originally told me two options were possible, updating software or replacing parts. Now that they updated the software, the recall was cleared off of my car but the problem still persists and will not be properly addressed.

- Watertown, CT, USA

problem #436

Jan 212019


  • 100,000 miles
As I was driving on a city street the steering locked up on me. My car was still running but I was not able to turn left or right. Luckily I was close to my home and just pushed it to my driveway and had to turn the wheel super hard to get it in. It was terrifying as my son was in the car with me and I had no idea what was going on.

- Shepherd, TX, USA

problem #435

Feb 112019


  • 2 miles
I use my vehicle as my only source of income as a single parent. I came home for a quick lunch. When I went to leave I pulled out of my driveway & had no power steering. It went out with no warning, I almost drove right into my neibors house!!!! I have been going back and forth with the Ford dealership that I purchased the vehicle from now to find out there are hundreds of other buyers that are having the exact same issues. It started with my tire pressure sensor light that goes off and on within the last couple weeks and now this. This is completely unacceptable clearly there's a manufacturing flaw. Is Ford waiting for somebody to get serious bodily injury from an accident from their manufacturing flaw or god forbid kill somebody due to an accident. In my geographical area power steering is needed as it is glare ice road conditions pretty much 24/7 for three to five months out of the year. When speaking with my local Ford dealership it's going to cost me near $1,000 to fix, $1,000 that I don't have and don't have the capabilities of obtaining. This is completely unacceptable. I've been researching online and see quite a few people throwing out the idea of a class action lawsuit, I'm definitely a board. I'm very disappointed in Ford. I would imagine if this isn't made right they will be losing a lot of customers myself included I will never buy another Ford again, and I'm in the market for myself and my teenager.

- Bismarck, ND, USA

problem #434

Feb 022019


  • 171,367 miles
Driving home from my dr appointment bells go of and steering goes out. You need lots of strength to turn this SUV at any speed I a new one of this vehicle and I thank god I am lucky to be alive this thing is a death trap I think Ford is dropping the ball with a software up date. The need to fix the steering so we can feel safe

- Lockport, IL, USA

problem #433

Feb 112019


  • 172,000 miles
Power steering assist fault. And also tire pressure sensor fault Escape 4WD V6 w/ ~172, xxx. Dash notification appeared on 02/09/19 but quickly went away. Power steering was fine, not one issue ever. Then on 02/11/19 on the way home, the dash alert showed "power steering assist fault" and it wouldn't go away and beeped multiple times. I parked it at home in driveway and went to move it into the street a little bit later and the power steering was nonexistent. Took full body weight to just get it to in front of the house. Lucky that I wasn't driving or delivering for my job like I usually am during the week. But to my luck, my VIN isn't under the recall even though my Escape was built in May 2009, well within the recall time period. I think highly of Ford and am very disappointed at their attempts to silence and curb customer issues... and this is a dangerous manufacturing issue! any Ford executive or higher up would have this done asap if something bad happened to their own family. We need to all stand up and file a class action lawsuit. They don't care about our safety or our financial wellbeing. Most can't afford these $1-2K fixes.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

problem #432

Feb 012019


  • 139,400 miles
Power steering has failed even though recall 14S05 was performed October 2014

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #431

Jan 102019


  • 116,000 miles
The power steering fails suddenly without warning while driving. You can still steer but it is difficult, sometimes it will fail as soon as you crank the vehicle. You can turn off vehicle then restart and it will be ok. This is a intermittent problem for now. There is a recal but only few models with the correct VIN number. However everywhere on line people are having this issue and the recal will not cover because of the VIN number. The steering should last the duration of the vehicle. This is extremely dangerous and all should be covered under this recal. Not just a select few this problem will occur in motion, or setting still. No pattern

- Coeburn, VA, USA

problem #430

Jan 102019


  • 140,000 miles
Power steering goes out while driving. Especially on turns.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #429

Jan 292019


  • 183,000 miles
Takata recall since I bought this car a lot of problems with electrics issue sensors, power steering, ignition, speeding sensors, (all electrics) the worst one is power steering. There was a recall on line for this model but not for my car. (why not my car?) there are in recall all 2008 - 2011 Ford Escapes

- So.Boston, MA, USA

problem #428

Feb 072019


  • 144,000 miles
Power steering assist fault. Loss of power steering.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #427

Feb 012019


  • 607,792 miles
Electric power assist failed twice with no warning upon start up, causing the power steering to default to manual control, basically could not be steered. Steering column had to be replaced. Never received any notification regarding the recall that was done on this issue for a 2009 Escape. Total repair cost incurred 1,358.86.

- Winchester, TN, USA

problem #426

Feb 042019


  • miles
Lost control of all power steering

- Galloway, NJ, USA

problem #425

Feb 022019


  • 210,000 miles
Power steering went out randomly on my way to work this morning checked my VIN number and no recalls are shown even though my Escape is from the Kansas City plant as well. This is the second recalled problem with this vehicle Ford is refusing to fix.

- South Shore, KY, USA

problem #424

Jan 262019


  • 103,602 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving and making a left turn, the vehicle jerked and the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The steering wheel seized. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road and powered off the engine. The vehicle was restarted and was driven to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in a recall. The approximate failure mileage was 103,602.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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