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FORD ESCAPE - 2011 FORD ESCAPE Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 769 complaints filed for the 2011 FORD ESCAPE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2011 FORD ESCAPE. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2011 FORD ESCAPE, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/22/2017 - FRIENDSWOOD, TX
WHEN DRIVING MY 2011 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED, THE OPEN DOOR WARNING LIGHT, THE TPMS LIGHT, AND THE PARKING BRAKE LIGHT WILL COME ON. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS, THE A/C WILL BLOW WARM, THE TURN SIGNAL INDICATORS WON'T WORK, AND THE LIFT GATE WILL LOCK. IF I HIT THE TOP OF THE DASHBOARD, IT ALL RESETS. I TOOK IT TO THE AUTONATION FORD ON THE GULF FREEWAY IN HOUSTON. THEY SAID TO REPLACE THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER AT A COST OF $1000. I HAVE VIEWED MULTIPLE VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE AND READ MANY POSTS ON THIS VERY SAME ISSUE. IN EVERY CASE, THE VEHICLE OWNER SAID THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT FAILED TO CORRECT THE ISSUE. WHAT WAS FOUND TO BE TRUE IN MANY OF THEM WAS THE DISCOVERY OF COLD SOLDER JOINTS ON THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER CIRCUIT BOARD. ONCE THIS WAS CORRECTED, THE VEHICLE RAN NORMALLY WITH A FULLY FUNCTIONAL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. THE CONCLUSION TO BE DRAWN HERE IS THAT IT IS A MANUFACTURING DEFECT THAT NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED BY FORD. AS TO IT BEING A SAFETY ISSUE, SEVERAL OF THE POSTS STATED THAT THE ENTIRE CLUSTER FAILED SHUTTING THE VEHICLE OFF. I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THIS YET BUT FEAR, IF LEFT UNCORRECTED, THAT IT COULD LEAD TO THAT. THE KEY POINT IS THAT THIS IS HAPPENING ON HUNDREDS, IF NOT THOUSANDS, OF FORD VEHICLES INCLUDING NOT ONLY MY ESCAPE, BUT EXPLORERS, EXPEDITIONS, AND F150S. FORD SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS GLARING DEFECT.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

9/7/2017 - FOUNTIAN, CO
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V777000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. PHIL LONG FORD OF MOTOR CITY (1212 MOTOR CITY DR, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM WHEN THE PARTS WERE TO BECOME AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

8/28/2017 - YAKIMA, WA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V777000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. VALLEY FORD (LOCATED AT 910 SOUTH 1ST ST, YAKIMA, WA) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE, BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM WHEN THE PARTS WERE TO BECOME AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

8/22/2017 - CHUGIAK, AK
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V777000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. AN UNKNOWN LOCAL FORD DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM WHEN THE PARTS WERE TO BECOME AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

8/21/2017 - BALDWINSVILLE, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V777000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT CALLED A LOCAL DEALER (BURDOICK FORD LOCATED AT 3004 NEW YORK 49 CENTRAL SQUARE, NY 13036 315-668-7102). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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STEERING

8/16/2017 - DEL RIO, TX
AFTER A 2.5 HOUR OUT OF TOWN TRIP, ONCE I CAME INTO TOWN AND SLOWED DOWN TO THE SPEED LIMIT, THE STEERING WHEEL GOT VERY HARD AND I HAD A HARD TIME CONTROLLING THE VEHICLE AT LOW SPEEDS WHILE DRIVING ON CITY STREETS. BECAUSE THE STEERING WHEEL WAS HARD, MANEUVERING THE VEHICLE FOR TURNS OR CHANGING LANES WAS VERY DIFFICULT AND REQUIRE THE USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE. AFTER REACHING MY DESTINATION I POWERED THE VEHICLE OFF; WHEN I POWERED IT BACK ON EVERYTHING WAS BACK TO NORMAL. THERE WERE NO SERVICE ENGINE LIGHTS THAT CAME ON TO INDICATE ANY PROBLEM OTHER THAN THE STEERING WHEEL GETTING VERY HARD AT LOW SPEED. I FOUND A RECALL ONLINE FOR 2011 FORD ESCAPES INVOLVING THE ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING BUT WHEN I PROVIDED MY VIN NUMBER TO THE DEALERSHIP THEY STATED THE RECALL DID NOT APPLY TO ME. I FEEL THAT THIS SAFETY RECALL DOES IN FACT APPLY TO MY VEHICLE BUT WAS OVERLOOKED FOR SOME REASON. RECALL NUMBER IS 14S05.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

8/16/2017 - PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V777000 (FUEL SYSTEM); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO HENNESSY FORD (5675 PEACHTREE INDUSTRIAL BLVD, ATLANTA, GA 30341) WHERE THEY CONFIRMED THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

8/15/2017 - VALENCIA, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V777000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE) APPROXIMATELY EIGHT MONTHS AGO. THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, A STRONG FUEL ODOR WAS DETECTED COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AUTONATION FORD VALENCIA (23920 CREEKSIDE RD, VALENCIA, CA 91355 (661) 382-4700) WHERE A FUEL LEAK WAS DISCOVERED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED BY THE DEALER THAT SHE WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AND FOR THE REPAIRS. THE CONTACT INFORMED THE DEALER THAT SHE HAD RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE FOR A FUEL LEAK. THE DEALER REPLIED THAT THE LETTER WAS AN ADVANCE NOTICE AND THE RECALL HAD NOT BEEN ISSUED BY THE MANUFACTURER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 57,000. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

8/7/2017 - ST PETERS, MO
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT NOTICED AN ABNORMAL FUEL ODOR IN THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V777000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE PUNDMANN DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM WHEN THE PARTS WERE TO BECOME AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

8/7/2017 - MARSHALLTOWN, IA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V777000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE); HOWEVER, THE PART FOR THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT NOTICED A FUEL ODOR WHENEVER THE FUEL TANK WAS FILLED. THE CONTACT CALLED THE JENSEN FORD DEALER AT 641-753-550 WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE OVER A YEAR AGO AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE PARTS WOULD BE PROVIDED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 26,000. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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