The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2011 Ford Escape, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Electronic Throttle Body Malfunction

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE13003

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: February 21, 2013
    • Date Closed: February 28, 2014
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Engine

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: Electronic Throttle Body Malfunction

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP12006

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 02, 2012
    • Date Closed: February 21, 2013
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Engine

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: Loss of power steering while driving

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP15001

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 01, 2015
    • Date Closed: June 14, 2018
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Steering:Electric Power Assist System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: Rear Liftgate Window Glass Breakage

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE11016

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 27, 2011
    • Date Closed: August 18, 2011
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Structure:Body:Hatchback/Liftgate
    Structure:Body:Hatchback/Liftgate:Hinge And Attachments
    Structure:Body:Hatchback/Liftgate:Support Device
    Visibility
    Visibility:Glass, Side/Rear

    Summary: There is no summary currently available