hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,576 miles

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2011 Ford Escape brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 192014


  • 113,354 miles


I was traveling northwest on I 26 when I heard a pop and lost speed and control. I eased over to the right side of the highway and tried to stop. At this time, the car started to shake violently. Eventually the car stopped and would not start again. I had to be towed to newberry and left the car at a garage and rented a car to continue my trip to pick my granddaughter and return to charleston. I had to pay $85 to the tow truck driver, $385 for the car rental and $486.36 to the garage for the throttle body replacement. Now I find out this has had a recall. If I had been notified, I would not be out nearly $1000, not to mention the safety aspect of this whole incident. I could have been seriously injured or killed.

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #3

May 202014

Escape 6-cyl

  • 50,948 miles
Upon starting the vehicle it operates as it should, once the RPM slow to an idle the vehicle will surge and stall at idle. At slow speeds (10-20 mph) the vehicle will surge and stall when the throttle is applied. The vehicle shuts down and steering and braking abilities are minimal, the vehicle will surge at speeds of 45mph however it does not stall at this speed. On the highway at a speed of 70 mph the vehicle will surge slightly, however it is not as noticeable of an event as at slower speeds.

- Kingsland, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 222013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
My daughter was driving, and had pulled from a stop sign. The vehicle seemed to stall, and she had no control- no brakes, no throttle, the emergency brake didn't stop her, and she finally pushed it into park and that did nothing. It rolled to a stop, although the engine seemed to be running. She turned off the engine, and after a few minutes, restarted it. It restarted, and she proceeded to drive to her destinations which was closeby. Very scary, but fortunately, no other real traffic, but this could have been tragic.

- Exton, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 122012

Escape 4WD 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape sxlt. The contact stated that when the brake was depressed, the brake would abnormally travel to the floorboard. Also, there was no pressure in the braking system. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who inspected the braking system and advised that there was no failure. The failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified and a complaint was filed. A representative also kept her vehicle for four days and they were unable to find the problem. The failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 20,250. Updated 12/27/12 updated 12/31/2012

- Dallas, TX, USA

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