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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,250 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.

2008 Ford Escape steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012014


  • 93,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the air bag and check engine warning lights illuminated continuously. In addition, the vehicle began shaking. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V284000 (steering) and after the recall repair, the failures occurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #3

Aug 012014

Escape 4WD 4-cyl

  • miles
2008 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to power steering system recall notice. The consumer stated it was difficult to make an appointment. She called three dealerships, and they all had some type of issue. Recall # 14V284000.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 122013


  • miles
2008 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to steering column issues. The consumer stated the electronic module in the steering column failed.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 202013


  • miles
Cpsc: I1320536A. 2008 Ford Escape. Consumer stated these cars have power steering control issues. The consumer stated the power steering control module, an integral part of the new electronic power assist steering system can malfunction without warning and the leave the driver without steering.

- Windsor, NJ, USA

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