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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2013 Ford Escape has been in the news quite a bit and for all the wrong reasons. Within a few months of its release the SUV was recalled three times, twice because of engine fires.

In July 2012, due to a fuel line that could split and leak, Ford told owners to park their cars because even driving to the dealership for repairs was deemed too dangerous. Instead, in a somewhat unprecedented move, Ford sent tow trucks to pick up the affected vehicles and handed out rental cars while the owners waited for repairs.

A few months later the Escape was recalled again because antifreeze could leak out onto the engine due to a freeze plug becoming dislodged. As the coolant hit the hot engine there was, once again, a threat for fire.

The 2013 is the first model year of the Escape's 3rd generation and proves once again that you want to avoid the first model year when at all possible.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,155 miles

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2013 Ford Escape seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2013 Ford Escape Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Nov 032016

Escape

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts) and 16V643000 (latches/ locks/linkages). The parts needed for the repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Elk Park, NC, USA

problem #32

Jan 282015

Escape

  • 12,583 miles
On January 28, 2015, while driving the vehicle in the city of trujillo peru. The engine stopped, the witnesses of the engine, oil and also the battery sign lit up. So I decided to take the vehicle to the authorized Ford, , where Ford mechanics determined that the engine had no oil, intercooler and ducts, spark burnt with oil residue workshop. Then the workshop asks me to authorize disassemble the engine to repair, the vehicle had 12.583 km long, and is within the factory warranty then, ask the college of engineering of the city of trujillo to conduct an ocular inspection. To determine the cause of the fault and the determination of the severity occurred in the vehicle, of course with the consent of Ford peru, Ford which he refused to perform an expert.

- Trujillo, KS, USA

problem #31

Sep 122015

Escape

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Manvel, TX, USA

problem #30

Feb 052014

Escape

  • 8,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Ongoing list of recalls some of which do not even work its a dangerous distracting vehicle to drive endless trips to the dealers.this is not a safe and reliable car

- Minster, OH, USA

problem #29

Nov 172014

Escape

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/21/15

- Janesville, WI, USA

problem #28

Oct 152014

Escape 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the parts needed to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the lack of parts for the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure....updated 09/22/15 updated 12/28/15.

- Ramsey, NJ, USA

problem #27

Jul 102015

Escape 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/1 updated 10/08/15

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #26

Sep 012014

Escape

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lebanon, CT, USA

problem #25

Nov 012014

Escape 4-cyl

  • miles
2013 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to complete airbag recall notice. Recall # 14V597000.

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #24

Nov 072014

Escape

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufactured exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #23

Nov 142014

Escape 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp flashed several times. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp continued to flash intermittently. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000. Updated 7/21/15

- Orange City, FL, USA

problem #22

Oct 012014

Escape

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts) was received in October of 2014. After contacting the dealer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was notified.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #21

Nov 172014

Escape

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seatbelts) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #20

Nov 152014

Escape 4-cyl

  • miles
2013 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to waiting for parts to complete vehicle repairs.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #19

Nov 032014

Escape

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number 14V597000(air bag) was received in November 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle would not be available until between July 2015 and December 2015. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Pride, LA, USA

problem #18

Jun 152014

Escape

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving at an unknown speed, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The contact was unsure about what part needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the parts not being available to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags). The failure mileage was unknown.

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

problem #17

Aug 072014

Escape 4-cyl

  • miles
Back in Aug. 2014 I got a recall - 14S17 Oct. 2014 got a recall - 14S21 I have been calling our Ford dealer each month and they still don't have the parts. So I continue to get a card from Ford reminding me of the recall and to contact the Ford dealer today. Well then, why don't the Ford dealers have the parts.

- Gladys, VA, USA

problem #16

Dec 082014

Escape

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a dealer for NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts) however, it was informed that the part was not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

problem #15

Nov 102014

Escape

  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts) however, the part was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 21,000.

- Zimmerman, MN, USA

problem #14

Dec 012014

Escape 4-cyl

  • miles
Letter from senator nelson on behalf of constituent re 2013 Ford Escape air bag recall. The consumer is concerned about the amount of recalls he is receiving. He believes the vehicle is unsafe.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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