CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2005 Escape has problems where the engine shuts down while driving. Ford finally issued a September 2014 recall. Time will tell if the recall fix really solves the problem.

However the 2005 Escape also has a defect where the PCM (Power Control Module) fries at around 100k miles. Ford extended the PCM warranty to 80,000 miles, but only after most owners were past the mileage limit. Now owners are on the hook for the average repair cost of over $2,000 (!!)

9.7

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
700 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Ford Escape steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 112004

Escape 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 700 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer complained that power steering assist failed while driving down a mountain at 30-40 mph. Consumer was waiting for roadside assistance to pick up the vehicle.

- Chilmark, MA, USA

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