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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 miles

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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid engine problems

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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 312013

Escape Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


In both incidents and there were two I was driving about 15 mph or less when the vehicle just accelerated and I was unable to stop it using the brakes. In the first incident there was a vehicle in front of me and one coming at me in the other lane too. I swerved to the right and was forced to jump a curb flattening the tires and damaging the wheels. After about 15 seconds, the vehicle just slowed and returned to normal operation. I took the vehicle to the dealer where I bought it lou fusz Ford in chesterfield, mo to have repairs made but they were unable to determine any problems. In the 2nd incident I was on a residential street, when again the vehicle just accelerated and I was unable to control it striking a mailbox and basketball upright. Again, this continued for about 15 seconds and then it just slowed to normal. I contacted Ford after both incidents and they denied any responsibility. Now I am stuck with this vehicle. I can't in good conscience sell it to another individual and the value in trade to the dealer where I bought it is next to nothing with these accidents on its record. Please advise if you can help me. Thank you. The consumer stated the second time the sudden acceleration occurred, he struck a basketball stand and a mailbox. Before the vehicle finally came to a stop on the front lawn of a home. Once again, the vehicle was towed to the dealer. However, they were unable to find anything wrong.

- Fenton, MO, USA

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