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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,063 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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2011 Ford Escape electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Ford Escape Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #5

Nov 192012


  • 40,000 miles


While pulling onto highway onramp the vehicle began to jerk violently and suddenly shut down and would not accelerate. It was a busy traffic time and the sudden deceleration of my vehicle caused others to have to suddenly brake to avoid a collision. Pulled vehicle to side of the road and shut it off. Restarted and the problem seemed to be fixed. Began driving vehicle to dealer with hazard lights and problem occurred about 4 more times. Dealer replaced throttle body assembly, which fixed the problem. It was a scary incident as we were just seconds away from joining heavy traffic on the interstate.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #4

Aug 062012

Escape 6-cyl

  • 24,528 miles
This has happened twice. Once on 7/27 and again today, 8/6. while driving on the interstate coming down off an overpass with the air on the car suddenly stalled. Both times I was able to restart from the side of the road.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 232012


  • 27,000 miles
While traveling 80mph on the interstate, my 2011 Ford Escape with 27000 miles suddenly lost power as a wrench indicator light came on the dashboard. The gas pedal would not accelerate to pull onto shoulder or to move around traffic. All fuel acceleration was lost. As I finally coasted to the shoulder, narrowly avoiding being the cause of multiple accidents, the vehicle starting shaking. I turned the car off, waited a few minutes, and turned the car back on. The wrench indicator light (powertrain indication) remained off and the vehicle acted normal. There was not an indication before or after the incident of any faulty systems or parts. The vehicle did this without any reason, leaving me in a dangerous situation. The vehicle has been properly maintained and running without any problems since I purchased the vehicle until this incident. I fear it may happen again without reason and place my life and those of my passengers in harms' way.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 012011

Escape 4-cyl

  • 10,340 miles
As I was exiting a highway, my car message center alerted me to safely come to a stop. As I was attempting to get into a parking lot, the car shut off. I restarted and was able to get into parking lot on electric, I guess. It was towed to utter Ford, in sherman, tx. They ran a diagnostic and told me it had to do with the fuel pump and the electrical. They kept it overnight and said they replaced the fuel pump. I picked it up on 12/3 around 2:30pm. I got 40 miles and the car went into fail/safe mode again. I was able to make it safely to a parking lot. After the engine was turned off and then back on, the accelerator stuck. Hitting the break did not help. The car had to be turned off to keep the engine from revving. It was towed to david mcdavid Lincoln in plano, Texas. The service tech said that there was nothing registering on the diagnostic. On their second test drive, the car turned off while the driver was on the highway. They had to send a tow truck to get him. The car would not restart.

- Crockett, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 092011


  • miles
Rear windshield exploded when my colleague was putting his belongings in the back of my SUV. Brand new car and the the car wasn't turned for more than 5 minutes.

- Deer Park, TX, USA

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