really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,581 miles

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2016 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 222016


  • 7,900 miles


I was driving about 60 mph on interstate 95 when the vehicle suddenly shut off while in motion and I ran into the back of a 18 wheeler truck. Thankfully I was not hurt. Ford insists they cannot find anything wrong with the car.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #7

Oct 132016


  • 3,500 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Ford Escape. While attempting to park at 2 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into another vehicle. The failure occurred without warning. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 3,500.

- Washington, MI, USA

problem #6

Oct 312016


  • 8,000 miles
While driving the Ford Escape on a main road today the vehicle suddenly started to idle very rough, the orange wrench light came on and I could not accelerate. The car decelerated rapidly as I was going up a slight hill. I was able to coast into a parking lot, where I shut the car off for several minutes, then turned it back on and proceeded home. I have called the Ford dealership to bring the car in for service.

- Mineola, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 182016

Escape 4-cyl

  • 8,250 miles


Driving in detroit traffic and it started to sputter and shudder and would not maintain speed. Did get it off road. Turned off. Restart with same symptoms. Turned off and let sit for five minutes. Restarted and ran ok. Straight to dealership. Diag code: P2111. Replaced throttle body. Runs fine now. Accelerator pedal much less twitchy than before.

- Highland, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 012016


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly reduced speed and a "service engine" message was displayed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 032016


  • 11,000 miles
Lsudden complete loss of power unexpectedly driving at low or high speed. Ruff running without ability to accelerate. Waring message of "hill assit" not activated. Very dangerous senario while on interstate. Occurred 3 (three) times in 2 days. Car was a hertz rental car and I was told, after compaining that requested car was not available, that this car is better and more reliable than my requested Toyota rav 4. thinking back it's as if they knew about the Escape's liability.

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 172016


  • 12,000 miles
Now looking back the warning signs were when put in reverse would roughly kick back. Then one day while driving on a city street going about 50mph, there was a jolt and an "engine fault, service now" message appeared and the service engine light came on. I noticed that I was slowing down and could not go over 30mph. I had it towed to dealership and they said the throttle body needed to be replaced. I see there have been issues with this before affecting years 2008-2013, but no recall was ever made. Very surprised that this issue has not been resolved yet and still occurring in 2016 vehicles.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 172016


  • 20,000 miles
While driving at highway speed, the car shuttered and flashed warning lights, the power was decreased, then shuttered again after I pulled over and turned it off

- Austin, TX, USA

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