really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,867 miles

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2010 Ford Escape suspension problems

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2010 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 052016


  • miles


1. difficulty applying the brakes and when their applied the whole back of auto shakes terribly 2. the back door on driver side does not lock and the back hatch door does not open and stays locked.

- Stateline, NV, USA

problem #5

Oct 092015


  • miles
Upon vehicle inspection with certified auto dealer- the vehicle has extreme corrosion in under body part - control arms - dangerous separation. Per reviewing the NHTSA records several Ford vehicles have been repaired in approved regions due to accidents causing deaths due to separation of control arms corrosion. The recall should be extended to all vehicles in the cold weather regions affected for safety!

- Northfield, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 092014


  • 95,000 miles
I was driving on a service road and was entering the freeway when the transmission started slipping. This caused my vehicle to start jerking. The vehicle behind me almost ran over me as I was loosing speed due to the transmission slipping. I managed to pull over and after a couple of minutes the transmission started working again and I was able to pick up speed and continue driving. This incident also caused my braking and steering to be erratic. This happened 3 times on Dec 9, 2014. This is unsafe as it nearly caused a major accident in heavy traffic going South on interstate 35 out of austin. By my estimation there would have been no fewer than 5 to 6 vehicles involved in an accident had I not managed to pull over.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 012014


  • 44,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. On July 1, 2014, the contact stated that the driver was involved in a vehicle crash while driving approximately 25 mph. The driver drove over a speed bum and the vehicle became abnormally uncontrollable. The driver then struck a parked vehicle. The driver was not injured. The vehicle was taken to a storage facility. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000. The VIN was not available.

- Minden , IA, USA

problem #2

Aug 262013

Escape 4-cyl

  • 3,600 miles
I was driving about 60 mph when the car lost all power, let cool for about 20 minutes. Then drove it about 20 miles it died again. Let it cool again an it did this 4 times before getting to dealer. The same thing happen on Aug 9 2013 but would not start. Dealer examined starter and found nothing wrong by checking codes. This has happened today a total of three times in one year two of those times I was in heavy traffic and was lucky I was not hit from behind. Ford needs to check and recall these cars, but they need to see body counts before they see a need to do something.

- Canyon Lake, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 152010

Escape 4-cyl

  • 600 miles
From day 1, 365 miles, as I turned left on a wide turn or short tight turn I hear a clunk noise felt in the floor boards. After 10,000 miles I can make it do it on command. Only left turns. Ford has replace sway bar bushings and only lasts 2-3 days, noise returns. This will be the 3rd attempt to put "frame ears" on to determine source of noise. Maybe I should stop turning left?

- Naples, FL, USA

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