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FORD ESCAPE - 2013 FORD ESCAPE Problems & Complaints

 
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by Ford Motor Company

There are 764 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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STEERING

10/31/2017 - KENTFIELD, CA
ELECTRIC POWER STEERING FAILURE WHILE MAKING A RIGHT TURN AT A CITY INTERSECTION THAT NEARLY RESULTED IN A HEAD ON COLLISION. FAILURE ALERT APPEARED ON THE DASH SO I HAD IT TOWED HOME. WHEN STARTING IT UP TO PULL INTO THE GARAGE, THE POWER STEERING SUDDENLY RETURNED. FORD ISSUED A RECALL FOR THE EXACT SAME ISSUE FOR 2013 EXPLORERS (#14S05), BUT WILL NOT COVER THE ESCAPE.

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SERVICE BRAKES

10/31/2017 - FEDERAL WAY, WA
2013 FORD ESCAPE. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO SUDDEN BRAKING SYSTEM MALFUNCTION. THE CONSUMER STATED THE BRAKE BOOSTER AND THE VACUUM PUMP FAILED. THE BRAKE BOOSTER WAS REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MAD AWARE, BUT DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. UPDATED 10/31/2017

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ENGINE

10/29/2017 - PARKER, CO
WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AT 65 MPH, AN ALERT APPEARED STATING "LOW COOLANT". IN THE PAST THE CAR HAD STATED THE SAME ALERT BEFORE ALARMING THAT THE CAR WAS OVERHEATING AND NEEDED TO BE PULLED OVER. AT THAT POINT THE CAR WOULD THEN GOING INTO LIMP MODE. DUE TO THIS HISTORY, WE KNEW WE HAD TO ATTEMPT TO GET TO THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WITHIN ONE MINUTE, THE CAR DID ALARM "OVERHEATING" AND WENT INTO LIMP MODE. WE WERE ONLY ABLE TO GET TO THE LEFT HAND SHOULDER OF AN ON-RAMP (MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY). AT THIS POINT WE GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND FOUND THAT THE COOLANT LEVEL WAS NORMAL. AFTER WAITING 20 MINUTES WE DROVE IN REVERSE UP THE ON-RAMP TO GET OFF THE HIGHWAY, BECAUSE WE WERE CONFIDENT WE COULD NOT SAFELY GET TO THE NEXT EXIT (SEVERAL MILES AWAY). WE THEN HAD THE CAR TOWED TO A LOCAL FORD DEALER (PHIL LONG FORD OF DENVER). THIS IS THE DEALERSHIP WHERE WE HAD PREVIOUSLY BROUGHT OUR VEHICLE TO REPAIR THIS SAME ISSUE. AT THAT TIME, THE DEALERSHIP REPLACED A BROKEN TEMPERATURE SENSOR, STATING THAT THIS WAS WHAT WAS CAUSING THE OVERHEATING ISSUES. OUR VEHICLE ALSO HAD MAINTENANCE COMPLETED ON IT AS PART OF THE 13S12 RECALL (RISK OF OVERHEATING) IN 2015. THE ISSUE CLEARLY HAS NOT BEEN RESOLVED AFTER MULTIPLE "FIXES" HAVE BEEN PERFORMED.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

10/29/2017 - PARKER, CO
WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AT 65 MPH, AN ALERT APPEARED STATING "LOW COOLANT". IN THE PAST THE CAR HAD STATED THE SAME ALERT BEFORE ALARMING THAT THE CAR WAS OVERHEATING AND NEEDED TO BE PULLED OVER. AT THAT POINT THE CAR WOULD THEN GOING INTO LIMP MODE. DUE TO THIS HISTORY, WE KNEW WE HAD TO ATTEMPT TO GET TO THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WITHIN ONE MINUTE, THE CAR DID ALARM "OVERHEATING" AND WENT INTO LIMP MODE. WE WERE ONLY ABLE TO GET TO THE LEFT HAND SHOULDER OF AN ON-RAMP (MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY). AT THIS POINT WE GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND FOUND THAT THE COOLANT LEVEL WAS NORMAL. AFTER WAITING 20 MINUTES WE DROVE IN REVERSE UP THE ON-RAMP TO GET OFF THE HIGHWAY, BECAUSE WE WERE CONFIDENT WE COULD NOT SAFELY GET TO THE NEXT EXIT (SEVERAL MILES AWAY). WE THEN HAD THE CAR TOWED TO A LOCAL FORD DEALER (PHIL LONG FORD OF DENVER). THIS IS THE DEALERSHIP WHERE WE HAD PREVIOUSLY BROUGHT OUR VEHICLE TO REPAIR THIS SAME ISSUE. AT THAT TIME, THE DEALERSHIP REPLACED A BROKEN TEMPERATURE SENSOR, STATING THAT THIS WAS WHAT WAS CAUSING THE OVERHEATING ISSUES. OUR VEHICLE ALSO HAD MAINTENANCE COMPLETED ON IT AS PART OF THE 13S12 RECALL (RISK OF OVERHEATING) IN 2015. THE ISSUE CLEARLY HAS NOT BEEN RESOLVED AFTER MULTIPLE "FIXES" HAVE BEEN PERFORMED.

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POWER TRAIN

10/27/2017 - BRANDYWINE, MD
INITIALLY I HAD BEEN HAVING ISSUES WITH THE ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON AND OFF. INITIALLY WHEN I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO BE LOOKED AT, BY THE HUNT FORD IN LA PLATA, MD. THEY CHANGED THE OXYGEN SENSOR. SO THE LIGHT WENT OFF. THEN A FEW MONTHS LATER IN 2016 THE LIGHT CAME BACK ON. EVENTUALLY I STARTED DRIVING AND HEARD A +POP+ NOISE IN THE ENGINE AREA. THE VEHICLE STARTED TO LOSE ACCELERATION AND WOULD HESITATE. THEN EVENTUALLY MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND STARTED BLINKING. PRIOR TO THE ENGINE LIGHT BLINKING THE CAR BEGIN TO MISFIRE, HESITATE WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE, AND THE ENGINE WOULD OVERHEAT FROM TIME TO TIME PREMATURELY. THE CAR WOULD SOMETIMES STALL AND MISFIRE WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE OR WHEN SITTING IDLE. WHEN I LOOKED ONLINE IT SHOWS A RECALL FOR THESE SPECIFIC ISSUES FOR THE SAME MAKE, MODEL & YEAR, BUT NOT FOR MY SPECIFIC ENGINE LITER. FOR EXAMPLE, IT SHOWS THE ENGINE OVERHEATING AND ENGINE WIRING SPLICES MAY CAUSE STALL FOR 2013 FORD ESCAPES BUT ONLY FOR 1.6L. MY CAR IS EXPERIENCING THE SAME EXACT ISSUES AS THOSE LISTED UNDER THE RECALL, BUT MY ENGINE IS A 2.0L. AT ONE POINT I BEGAN TO SEE WHITE SMOKE ONCE THE ENGINE LIGHT STARTED TO BLINK, AND SMELLED FUMES. NOT TOO LONG AFTER THAT BEGAN TO OCCUR I PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND THE CAR STARTED TO MISFIRE AND STALL.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

10/27/2017 - BRANDYWINE, MD
INITIALLY I HAD BEEN HAVING ISSUES WITH THE ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON AND OFF. INITIALLY WHEN I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO BE LOOKED AT, BY THE HUNT FORD IN LA PLATA, MD. THEY CHANGED THE OXYGEN SENSOR. SO THE LIGHT WENT OFF. THEN A FEW MONTHS LATER IN 2016 THE LIGHT CAME BACK ON. EVENTUALLY I STARTED DRIVING AND HEARD A +POP+ NOISE IN THE ENGINE AREA. THE VEHICLE STARTED TO LOSE ACCELERATION AND WOULD HESITATE. THEN EVENTUALLY MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND STARTED BLINKING. PRIOR TO THE ENGINE LIGHT BLINKING THE CAR BEGIN TO MISFIRE, HESITATE WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE, AND THE ENGINE WOULD OVERHEAT FROM TIME TO TIME PREMATURELY. THE CAR WOULD SOMETIMES STALL AND MISFIRE WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE OR WHEN SITTING IDLE. WHEN I LOOKED ONLINE IT SHOWS A RECALL FOR THESE SPECIFIC ISSUES FOR THE SAME MAKE, MODEL & YEAR, BUT NOT FOR MY SPECIFIC ENGINE LITER. FOR EXAMPLE, IT SHOWS THE ENGINE OVERHEATING AND ENGINE WIRING SPLICES MAY CAUSE STALL FOR 2013 FORD ESCAPES BUT ONLY FOR 1.6L. MY CAR IS EXPERIENCING THE SAME EXACT ISSUES AS THOSE LISTED UNDER THE RECALL, BUT MY ENGINE IS A 2.0L. AT ONE POINT I BEGAN TO SEE WHITE SMOKE ONCE THE ENGINE LIGHT STARTED TO BLINK, AND SMELLED FUMES. NOT TOO LONG AFTER THAT BEGAN TO OCCUR I PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND THE CAR STARTED TO MISFIRE AND STALL.

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ENGINE

10/27/2017 - BRANDYWINE, MD
INITIALLY I HAD BEEN HAVING ISSUES WITH THE ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON AND OFF. INITIALLY WHEN I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO BE LOOKED AT, BY THE HUNT FORD IN LA PLATA, MD. THEY CHANGED THE OXYGEN SENSOR. SO THE LIGHT WENT OFF. THEN A FEW MONTHS LATER IN 2016 THE LIGHT CAME BACK ON. EVENTUALLY I STARTED DRIVING AND HEARD A +POP+ NOISE IN THE ENGINE AREA. THE VEHICLE STARTED TO LOSE ACCELERATION AND WOULD HESITATE. THEN EVENTUALLY MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND STARTED BLINKING. PRIOR TO THE ENGINE LIGHT BLINKING THE CAR BEGIN TO MISFIRE, HESITATE WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE, AND THE ENGINE WOULD OVERHEAT FROM TIME TO TIME PREMATURELY. THE CAR WOULD SOMETIMES STALL AND MISFIRE WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE OR WHEN SITTING IDLE. WHEN I LOOKED ONLINE IT SHOWS A RECALL FOR THESE SPECIFIC ISSUES FOR THE SAME MAKE, MODEL & YEAR, BUT NOT FOR MY SPECIFIC ENGINE LITER. FOR EXAMPLE, IT SHOWS THE ENGINE OVERHEATING AND ENGINE WIRING SPLICES MAY CAUSE STALL FOR 2013 FORD ESCAPES BUT ONLY FOR 1.6L. MY CAR IS EXPERIENCING THE SAME EXACT ISSUES AS THOSE LISTED UNDER THE RECALL, BUT MY ENGINE IS A 2.0L. AT ONE POINT I BEGAN TO SEE WHITE SMOKE ONCE THE ENGINE LIGHT STARTED TO BLINK, AND SMELLED FUMES. NOT TOO LONG AFTER THAT BEGAN TO OCCUR I PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND THE CAR STARTED TO MISFIRE AND STALL.

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ENGINE

10/26/2017 - EDMONTON ALBERTA, AK
AS MANY OTHER FORD ESCAPE 2013 OWNERS, MY CAR STOPPED WORKING PROPERLY PUTTING MY LIFE AND THOSE OF MY WIFE AND KIDS AT RISK. IT STARTED WHEN THE ENGIN BEGAN TO CUT OFF WHEN IDLE. AT THE BEGINING, THERE WERE NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. CAR WILL RESTART BUT A 150 M LATER THE ENGINE WILL START FIGHTING TO STAY ON AND MOST OF THE TIME THE ENGINE LOSE THE BATTLE. SO I RESTART AGAIN UNTIL ( AFTER 2, OR 3 TIMES) THE ENGINE STAYS CONSTANTLY ON. MY BIG CONCERN WAS WITH THE HAZARDOUS AND RISKY SITUATIONS I FOUND MYSELF IN, SPECIALLY WHILE GETTING INRO A BUSY ROAD OR A HIGH WAY AND HAVING THE ENGINE TO SHUT DOWN ANDLET I DIDN'T HAVE TIME WHEN THE ENGINE LET ME OUT OF POWER. SOME DRIVERS ARE IN HURRY AND MIGHT NOT HAVE THE TIME TO STOP THEIR VEHICLE BEFORE HITTING ME. THAT'S WHY I ALWAYS PARKED MY CAR ON THE SIDEWALKS WHILE IN DISTRESS. WHEN I TOOK THE CAR TO ONE OF FORD DEALERS, THEY COULDN'T FIND THE ISSUE. I TOOK IT TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC AND HE MADE ME CHANGE A LOT OF PIECES BUT STILL NOT FIXED YET. I AM GOING BACK TO THE DEALER AND HOPEFULLY THEY'LL FIX THE ISSUE. IT COST ME $ 2500 UNTIL NOW AND STILL LOOKING FOR THE ISSUE.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

10/26/2017 - EDMONTON ALBERTA, AK
AS MANY OTHER FORD ESCAPE 2013 OWNERS, MY CAR STOPPED WORKING PROPERLY PUTTING MY LIFE AND THOSE OF MY WIFE AND KIDS AT RISK. IT STARTED WHEN THE ENGIN BEGAN TO CUT OFF WHEN IDLE. AT THE BEGINING, THERE WERE NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. CAR WILL RESTART BUT A 150 M LATER THE ENGINE WILL START FIGHTING TO STAY ON AND MOST OF THE TIME THE ENGINE LOSE THE BATTLE. SO I RESTART AGAIN UNTIL ( AFTER 2, OR 3 TIMES) THE ENGINE STAYS CONSTANTLY ON. MY BIG CONCERN WAS WITH THE HAZARDOUS AND RISKY SITUATIONS I FOUND MYSELF IN, SPECIALLY WHILE GETTING INRO A BUSY ROAD OR A HIGH WAY AND HAVING THE ENGINE TO SHUT DOWN ANDLET I DIDN'T HAVE TIME WHEN THE ENGINE LET ME OUT OF POWER. SOME DRIVERS ARE IN HURRY AND MIGHT NOT HAVE THE TIME TO STOP THEIR VEHICLE BEFORE HITTING ME. THAT'S WHY I ALWAYS PARKED MY CAR ON THE SIDEWALKS WHILE IN DISTRESS. WHEN I TOOK THE CAR TO ONE OF FORD DEALERS, THEY COULDN'T FIND THE ISSUE. I TOOK IT TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC AND HE MADE ME CHANGE A LOT OF PIECES BUT STILL NOT FIXED YET. I AM GOING BACK TO THE DEALER AND HOPEFULLY THEY'LL FIX THE ISSUE. IT COST ME $ 2500 UNTIL NOW AND STILL LOOKING FOR THE ISSUE.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

10/26/2017 - EDMONTON ALBERTA, AK
AS MANY OTHER FORD ESCAPE 2013 OWNERS, MY CAR STOPPED WORKING PROPERLY PUTTING MY LIFE AND THOSE OF MY WIFE AND KIDS AT RISK. IT STARTED WHEN THE ENGIN BEGAN TO CUT OFF WHEN IDLE. AT THE BEGINING, THERE WERE NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. CAR WILL RESTART BUT A 150 M LATER THE ENGINE WILL START FIGHTING TO STAY ON AND MOST OF THE TIME THE ENGINE LOSE THE BATTLE. SO I RESTART AGAIN UNTIL ( AFTER 2, OR 3 TIMES) THE ENGINE STAYS CONSTANTLY ON. MY BIG CONCERN WAS WITH THE HAZARDOUS AND RISKY SITUATIONS I FOUND MYSELF IN, SPECIALLY WHILE GETTING INRO A BUSY ROAD OR A HIGH WAY AND HAVING THE ENGINE TO SHUT DOWN ANDLET I DIDN'T HAVE TIME WHEN THE ENGINE LET ME OUT OF POWER. SOME DRIVERS ARE IN HURRY AND MIGHT NOT HAVE THE TIME TO STOP THEIR VEHICLE BEFORE HITTING ME. THAT'S WHY I ALWAYS PARKED MY CAR ON THE SIDEWALKS WHILE IN DISTRESS. WHEN I TOOK THE CAR TO ONE OF FORD DEALERS, THEY COULDN'T FIND THE ISSUE. I TOOK IT TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC AND HE MADE ME CHANGE A LOT OF PIECES BUT STILL NOT FIXED YET. I AM GOING BACK TO THE DEALER AND HOPEFULLY THEY'LL FIX THE ISSUE. IT COST ME $ 2500 UNTIL NOW AND STILL LOOKING FOR THE ISSUE.

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