hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,773,334 miles

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2008 Ford Escape electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 052014

Escape 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


I am having trouble with my 2008 Ford Escape the ignition switch won't start my car. Since about 6 months ago I have to keep pushing my key in further and further to try to get my car to start. Sometimes it take 10-15 min before I can actually get it started. Reading comments about the car this is a major issue and there should be a recall done.

- Nokomis , FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 012013


  • 6,789,337 miles
When trying to start the ignition, it sometimes will not start. I have to push in with the key and try this several times before it will crank.if I need to be in a hurry, I can't, because it takes about 10 minutes to get crank..

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 042013

Escape 4-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
For almost a year, to start my car I had to push key in very firmly, then turn. For about one month now, I have to push in, then jiggle in and out until it connects and starts car. Sometimes it takes 5 minutes to find the connection. I don't know if this is related to the problem of having no power steering (power steering comes and goes - usually none) which I understand is also an electrical problem.

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012011

Escape 4-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
When I start the ignition en various occasions I don't have power steering I have to turn the ignition on and off multiple times until I regain power steering. While I'm driving my steering wheel starts trembling and shaking. When that occurs and I come to a stop I loose my power steering. I have to turn the ignition on and off multiple times until I regain power steering.

- Cedar City, UT, USA

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