10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,138 miles

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problem #5

Nov 012015

Escape 4-cyl

  • 154,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While operating the vehicle, the low air valve sensor indicator illuminated, indicating that one of the tires experienced low air pressure. Moments later, the steering wheel became very difficult to turn in either direction. The vehicle was towed to the local dealer (jones Ford, 2410 ocean hwy 17 South, supply, nc) where it was diagnosed that the steering pump was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 154,000.

- Supply, NC, USA

problem #4

May 072018

Escape

  • 0 miles
Lee auto sales lied to me. They said nothing is wrong with the vehicle. After purchasing the vehicle I found a bunch of defects.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Mar 172018

Escape

  • 103,500 miles
While driving the steering wheel gets stuck as if I'm out of power steering fluid, which it's not. Also, the wheels are shaky and feel like their about to come off. Someone hit my vehicle and it completely went out. Now I'm paying for a rental until gets fixed and I'm paying for the repairs instead of the company.

- Oakland, MS, USA

problem #2

Aug 242016

Escape

  • 51,190 miles
Hoy en la MAÑana cambiÉ la rueda de repuesto Y resulta que la gata SE aislÓ, cayÓ, ventajosamente no estuve bajo el vehiculo, la gata no sirve ahora, pude haber muerto a causa de esta falla de fabrica del artefacto. Terrible el problema, exijo una solucion.

- Quito, KS, USA

problem #1

Jul 102014

Escape 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
There is a known throttle body issue with the Ford Escape 2009, where the truck goes into "limp mode" indicated by an illuminated wrench. I had just taken it in for this issue, Ford only did the recalibration and did not replace the defective throttle body. The next day while in the parking lot at my work, the vehicle went into "wrench mode" or "enhanced limp mode (since the recalibration)" and lurched into a cement pillar causing severe damage to the front right side of my vehicle. Damage was ~$5K, rental car $500, deductible $100, higher insurance, structural damage to the vehicle (permanent loss of value).

- Irvine, CA, USA