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FORD ESCAPE - 2013 FORD ESCAPE Problems & Complaints

 
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by Ford Motor Company

There are 691 complaints filed for the 2013 FORD ESCAPE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2013 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 2013 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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Air Bags (36) Equipment Adaptive (2) Power Train (70) Steering (47) Unknown Or Other (46)
Electrical System (131) Exterior Lighting (8) Seat Belts (22) Structure (48) Vehicle Speed Control (37)
Electronic Stability Control (9) Fuel Propulsion System (44) Seats (5) Suspension (11) Visibility (6)
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Engine And Engine Cooling (13) Latches Locks Linkages (43) Service Brakes Hydraulic (6) Traction Control System (1) Wheels (6)
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POWER TRAIN

8/18/2017 - CHICAGO RIDGE, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 FORD ESCAPE. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE JERKED, SHOOK, AND SPUTTERED. EVENTUALLY, THE SHIFTER BECAME STUCK IN THE NEUTRAL POSITION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE GEAR SHIFT CABLE FRACTURED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED, BUT NO ASSISTANCE WAS OFFERED. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 102,000.

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

8/14/2017 - GARDEN CITY, UT
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V643000 (LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES); 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 CONTACT CALLED A LOCAL DEALER (BEAR LAKE MOTOR COMPANY LOCATED AT 867 WASHINGTON ST MONTPELIER, ID 83254 202- 847-0421) WHO STATED THAT THE PARTS WERE ON BACKORDER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/14/2017 - HARLEM, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 FORD ESCAPE. WHILE STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT AND ATTEMPTING TO PROCEED FORWARD, THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO BE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED OR NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 73,228.

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ENGINE

8/12/2017 - WOODSTOCK, GA
COOLANT LEAKING FROM ENGINE REQUIRING NEW COOLANT RESERVOIR, THERMOSTAT, BELT AND PULLEY. $1500. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT STILL COMES ON INDICATING POSSIBLE VALVE ISSUE CAUSING CAR TO OVERHEAT. DIAGNOSTIC CODE P26B7

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VISIBILITY/WIPER

8/11/2017 - NASHVILLE, TN
STARTED VEHICLE AND THE WIPERS CAME ON AUTOMATICALLY AND WOULD NOT SHUT OFF (DESPITE THE WIPERS BEING IN THE OFF POSITION). THE CAR WAS STATIONARY. TURNED CAR OFF. IMMEDIATELY TURNED CAR BACK ON AND THE WIPERS WOULD NOT WORK AT ALL. WIPERS WILL NOT WORK WHEN RAINING AND GO FROM CONSTANTLY WORKING TO NOT WORKING AT ALL FOR NO REASON. VERY DANGEROUS IF IT IS RAINING, SNOWING, OR ANY PRECIPITATION IN THE SKY.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/11/2017 - NASHVILLE, TN
STARTED VEHICLE AND THE WIPERS CAME ON AUTOMATICALLY AND WOULD NOT SHUT OFF (DESPITE THE WIPERS BEING IN THE OFF POSITION). THE CAR WAS STATIONARY. TURNED CAR OFF. IMMEDIATELY TURNED CAR BACK ON AND THE WIPERS WOULD NOT WORK AT ALL. WIPERS WILL NOT WORK WHEN RAINING AND GO FROM CONSTANTLY WORKING TO NOT WORKING AT ALL FOR NO REASON. VERY DANGEROUS IF IT IS RAINING, SNOWING, OR ANY PRECIPITATION IN THE SKY.

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POWER TRAIN

8/9/2017 - BEALETON, VA
MY TRANSMISSION FAILED IN JUNE, IT WAS REBUILT AND HAS ALREADY STARTED TO SHIFT HARD. SO, ONCE AGAIN BACK IN THE SHOP. THE A/C HAS BEEN ACTING FUNNY. THE REAR VENTS BARELY WORK, BLEND DOOR DOESNT ENGAGE PROPERLY. DEALER HAS ANOTHER VEHICLE IDENTICAL TO MINE AND IT DOES THE SAME THING.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

8/9/2017 - BEALETON, VA
MY TRANSMISSION FAILED IN JUNE, IT WAS REBUILT AND HAS ALREADY STARTED TO SHIFT HARD. SO, ONCE AGAIN BACK IN THE SHOP. THE A/C HAS BEEN ACTING FUNNY. THE REAR VENTS BARELY WORK, BLEND DOOR DOESNT ENGAGE PROPERLY. DEALER HAS ANOTHER VEHICLE IDENTICAL TO MINE AND IT DOES THE SAME THING.

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STEERING

8/8/2017 - STEM, NC
PARKED THE VEHICLE ONE EVENING. AN HOUR LATER, STARTED IT UP, NO EPAS. NO WARNING, JUST QUIT. DRIVES LIKE A LOG TRUCK. THERE IS A RECALL FOR 2008-2011 MODELS FOR THIS PROBLEM. HOPING THIS GETS EXPANDED TO COVER 2013. COST ~$1500.

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STEERING

8/8/2017 - WESTTOWN, NY
STEERING WHEEL LOCKS AND CANNOT STEER THE VEHICLE. TOD DATE, THIS HAS HAPPENED WHILE STATIONARY. I PRAY IT DOES NOT HAPPEN WHILE MOVING. DIAGNOSED AS STEERING RACK ISSUE AT A COST OF $1,000 PLUS LABOR.

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