2017 Ford Escape steering problems: power steering goes out while driving

Power Steering Goes Out While Driving

2017 Ford Escape

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Ford dealer.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
7,950 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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2017 Ford Escape steering problems

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2017 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 272017

Escape 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,300 miles


While driving on highway at 75 MPH ( the speed limit is 75) I wanted to pass a truck when the steering got really tight, at that speed their is no time for plan B. I clipped the back left of the truck with my right front, which put me in a spin and the car rolled a couple times. which resulted in a total loss. I was rushed to the emergency room and had all kinds of tests and released the next day. my insurance co does not believe me

but that's what happened. I read many articles about ford having problems with prior years of there electronic steering. But on the other hand if it was not for Ford seatbelt and airbag system I would not be here to write this article.

- kyongil, Tucson, US

problem #1

Sep 132017

Escape SE 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,563 miles

The only thing positive is the service rep at the local Ford dealership had it go out on him during a test drive as he continued to preach to me that IF they could not recreate the problem there was not much they could do. It was recreated much to his surprise and fear as we cornered and the only other good thing was there were no other vehicles near us to hit as we careened towards the ditch on the other side of the road we turned on to.

Update from Sep 18, 2017: Repair was done under warranty. This included replacing the entire steering rack and two sensors. major fix on a new car.

- formathe, Orillia, ON, Canada

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