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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,649 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.

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2008 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 242015

Escape 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal traveled to the floorboard. The contact was unable to stop the vehicle and crashed into a curb. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was determined that the accelerator cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 74,500. Updated 5/15/15 updated 06/02/15

- Campbells Port, WI, USA

problem #6

May 082012

Escape 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,919 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 2 mph, the throttle began to stick. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the bottle assembly carburetor throttle and a gasket would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 86, 919 and the current mileage was 90,094. Updated 08/28/12

- Keyes, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 312008

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,152 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that he started the vehicle and it would not accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who repaired the vehicle. Several years later the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified and acknowledged that there was a retainer clip that could remedy the defect. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 11,152 and the current mileage was 57,000. Updated 07/06/12 the consumer stated when he returned to his vehicle, he discovered the accelerator pedal was loose and all the way to the floor. There was no resistance that indicated the accelerator was connected. The dealer replaced the accelerator cable.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 202011

Escape 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles

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

Accelerator pedal is stuck all the way to the floor.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #3

Mar 292010

Escape 4-cyl

  • 350,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that when stopped at a stop light, the accelerator pedal became stuck and would not move unless the consumers wife pressed on the bottom of the pedal firmly. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where he was informed that there was a clogged intake valve which would not allow the pressure in the pedal release. The vehicle had been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 35,000. Updated 06/02/10. Updated 05/11/10. Updated 08/18/10

- Atco, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 012009

Escape

  • 29,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. Seven days after the vehicle was purchased, it failed to start. The dealer stated that the accelerator pedal cable lines failed. The repairs were made at the manufacturer's expense. On a separate occasion, while driving less than 40 mph, the contact heard a loud revving noise. The vehicle was hesitant to pick up speed. The accelerator pedal became inoperable and the contact coasted the vehicle off the highway. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they found that the accelerator pedal cable lines failed again. The manufacturer assumed liability for the second time. The current and failure mileages were less than 29,500.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 142009

Escape

  • 46,469 miles
My wife was stepping on the gas pedal while traveling up an on ramp, the gas pedal broke off, she coasted to the side of the rode and called the dealership.

- Isanti, MN, USA

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