Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,468 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.

2009 Ford Escape seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2009 Ford Escape:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2009 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 252016


  • 57,810 miles


Junta cover VÁlvula

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #5

Jul 152015


  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving 20 mph and making a right turn, there was an abnormal noise underneath the vehicle. The traction control, ABS, air bag, and eas warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the clock spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system). The clock spring was not replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,000.

- Dillwyn, VA, USA

problem #4

Sep 032014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, another vehicle crashed into the driver's side of the vehicle. The safety belt failed to retract causing the contact to hit her chest against the steering wheel and the air bags failed to deploy. Also, the contact stated that after the crash, the vehicle was shift into the park position and the vehicle continued to move. The fire department had to put wooden blocks around the tires in order to stop the vehicle from moving. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a concussion and contusions to the spine, neck, shoulder and knees that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Griffin, GA, USA

problem #3

May 162012


  • 63,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated while sitting at a stop sign both side air bags deployed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The insurance company stated that he needed to take the vehicle to the dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 63,000.

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 202010


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The air bag light illuminated constantly whether a passenger was seated in the front seat or not. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed diagnostic testing but no codes indicated that there was no problem with the air bag. The manufacturer was called repeatedly but they never returned the call. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 16,000.

- Lawrenceville, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 132009


  • 13,000 miles
Warning lights on dashboard appear intermittently. The lights that come on are the passenger airbag light and the advance traction control. Also the passenger air bag light on the middle of the dashboard flashes off and on. Only happens maybe 20% of the time. Have had it to the dealer twice, the codes that come up they have never seen before so can't diagnose the problem. When I do take it in most of the times the lights don't come on so they ask whets the problem? I don't know if the car is safe to drive or not.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

Not what you are looking for?