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8.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,034 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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2016 Ford Escape electrical problems

electrical problem

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2016 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 032016

Escape

  • 10,000 miles

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

I was traveling 60 mph when the engine started shaking violently, I lost the ability to accelerate and the check engine light came on with an error message of "engine fault". once I made it to the side of the road, the engine idled down to 400 and shut off. I tried to crank it up again and the engine immediately started jumping violently. Vehicle was towed to the Ford dealership and they said it was recall 16B32.

- Winnabow, NC, USA

problem #8

Sep 142016

Escape

  • 6,610 miles
Was driving and vehicle began shuddering violently and service engine now came on and vehicle engine died. Thank goodness I was not on the highway yet and four people helped to push me out of the way.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #7

Sep 072016

Escape

  • 12,900 miles
While driving at highway speeds (roughly 70 mph) my vehicle completely turned off with no warning and said "engine fault. Service now". by the grace of god I did not get rear ended. I successfully restarted the vehicle and made it home. The same thing happened the next morning, this time on city streets going roughly 20 mph during rush hour. Against, I was beyond lucky to have not gotten injured or worse and there was no warning again.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #6

Aug 142016

Escape

  • 4,900 miles

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

The contact owns a 2016 Ford Escape. The contact stated that after the air conditioner was activated, the dashboard vibrated and an abnormal noise emitted from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician informed the contact that there was an hole from which rodents entered and destroyed the fan. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,900. The VIN was not provided. Updated 10/13/16

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #5

Aug 022016

Escape

  • 6,000 miles
I purchased a 2016 Ford Escape in January 2016 on 8-2-16 I was on my way to work all of a sudden my car slowed down in traffic a then stopped. Make a long story short I made it to work Ford sent a tow truck to my job to pick up me and my truck

- Alsip, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 212016

Escape

  • 3,000 miles
Takata recall. Dashboard cluster. All dashboard instrument not work. Signal for door gas seatbelt speedometer. The vehicle was in motion and dashboard when dead.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #3

May 292016

Escape

  • 1,600 miles

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

We didn't have the vehicle three weeks and had to have it towed to the dealership due to not starting. They had the vehicle for a week and couldn't figure it. They cleared the code, after keeping it for week. 6 days later it was towed for the issues, they currently still have the vehicle and they say they are not sure why it's happening. They can't get it to throw the codes, it works fine for them. Both time we went out to start the car after it sitting in the garage over night.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 012016

Escape

  • 300 miles
Periodically (couple times a week), the rear camera view does not turn off when the car is in drive. During the day, the fault means temperature, audio and navigation controls can't be used and the constant rear camera view in the center of the dashboard is distracting when the car is in forward motion. At night, the fault is dangerous because the glare of headlights from following cars dominates the large center of the internal controls. Several attempts by the dealership (to reset, reboot, update software) have not resolved the problem.

- Lake Oswego, OR, USA

problem #1

Mar 222016

Escape

  • miles
Brought 2016 in November 2015 and check engine light was on and off on streets or highway and stayed on always. Truck been in the shop since 3/22/16 til 4/13/16 than 4/19/16 til date. Reasons replaced computer PCM, repaired wire twice, replace chips, replace wire again. Mccarthy Ford and regional manager not good with follow ups or good faith agreement.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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