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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,500 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

May 302014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V284000 (power steering). The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the recall repair was declined due to the contact not experiencing a failure. The contact felt that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Higens , PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 112014

Escape 4-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
Power steering failure (electronic). Took to Ford dealership and replaced ($878) and it failed within the day. Was replaced again. Now it is still failing and am having to take it into the dealership to re-examine again tomorrow. A recall was issued for the problem. However, the consumers VIN was not included in the recall. Updated 10/01/14.

- Brighton, MI, USA

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