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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,595 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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2009 Ford Escape wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2009 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 242016


  • 51,190 miles


Hoy en la MAÑana cambiÉ la rueda de repuesto Y resulta que la gata SE aislÓ, cayÓ, ventajosamente no estuve bajo el vehiculo, la gata no sirve ahora, pude haber muerto a causa de esta falla de fabrica del artefacto. Terrible el problema, exijo una solucion.

- Quito, KS, USA

problem #1

Jul 102014

Escape 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
There is a known throttle body issue with the Ford Escape 2009, where the truck goes into "limp mode" indicated by an illuminated wrench. I had just taken it in for this issue, Ford only did the recalibration and did not replace the defective throttle body. The next day while in the parking lot at my work, the vehicle went into "wrench mode" or "enhanced limp mode (since the recalibration)" and lurched into a cement pillar causing severe damage to the front right side of my vehicle. Damage was ~$5K, rental car $500, deductible $100, higher insurance, structural damage to the vehicle (permanent loss of value).

- Irvine, CA, USA

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