general problems of the 2010 Ford Escape
82 problems linked to electrical system have been reported for the 2010 Ford Escape.
Electrical System problem #1
The car was a 2010 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMCU0DG3A_. I filed a complaint yesterday and will continue to as long as this is happening, when I started my car this morning I drove 3 miles and it stoped moveing, when I press the gas nothing happened and the wrench light came on, stopped the car turned it off started it drove the car about 20 feet and it did the same. Started the car again made it almost to work 3 miles away and it happened again. Stopped the car turned it off and started it again it contiunued all day long approximatley 15 times all day. It was 10/28/13 when this electrical system issue happened.
Electrical System problem #2
The car involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. While drivin about fifty the car just stopped going, the wrench light came on, I tryed to push the fas pedal but nothing would happen it just slowed to a stop. So I put it in park and turned it off waited a few seconds and it started up and I drove off. A couple of days later it happened again at about 35 mph, so I did the same. Thought it was a fluke and/or the weather beiing the problem so I called Ford dealer and they said it sounds like the throttle body. Well for the past month it happens everyday while im driving 65 or 15 just all of the sudden it stops going and I have to pull off the side of the road put it in park and restart it sometimes it goes a few feet and I have to do it again sometimes it just starts and goes and now the check engine light comes on every third time in a row that it happens stays on for a couple days and then goes out for a couple days and so on, just do the recall we have all been reading about it doesnt take a genius like you people to figure this out . . . . . . . . Hear let me help you dooooo the recall. The failure date was August 24, 2013.
Electrical System problem #3
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FMCU0D76A_. I was travelling @ about 40 mph when it sounded & felt like the engine quit. There was a wide shoulder so, I pulled to the side of the road. The engine was still running but running poorly and wouldn't rev up over about about 1000 rpm. The check engine light came on along with an orange "wrench" light. I switched the engine off, restarted it, and it ran fine for about 1/2 mile. Then, the same thing happened again, and again, and again. In the next 2 miles the same thing had happened 3 more times. After almost getting rear-ended by a ram truck the last time it quit, I pulled into a parking lot and called my mechanic who came and towed it to his garage. Almost $400 later, my mechanic had replaced the electronic throttle assembly. He told me the Ford dealer parts person said he knew the part number by heart because they had replaced so many of these parts. It was 10/03/13 when this electrical system issue occurred.
Electrical System problem #4
The car involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMCU0C75A_. While traveling at approximately 45 mph ,vehicle dies,no power and the throttle position sensor comes on. This electrical system issue occurred Wed., Oct. 9, 2013.
Electrical System problem #5
The vehicle having this issue was a 2010 Ford Escape. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FMCU9DG8A_. Cruising at 60mph. Without warning, car slows, throttle unresponsive. Engine warning light on. Car did not stall, but would not respond to throttle. Coast to side of road, dodging traffic. Put car in park, restarted and everything was normal. As of oct 7, 2013 this has occurred five times. Code reader picks up no codes from engine pcm. This problem occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.
Electrical System problem #6
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. I was leaving a shopping center, pulled up to a light and made a left turn on to a major highway. As soon as I accelerated the car was missing out and would not accelerate. I pulled off and shut the car off. I restarted and the car did the same thing. All the while there was a wrench lite lit on the dash under the left side of the tach. I let the car set for a while then restarted and it seemed ok but I was afraid to get back on the busy highway. This was the first t ime this had occured. I had the vehicle towed to the Ford dealer. They put it on the diagnostic computer and the problem was the electronic throttle body. I had it replaced and so far all is ok (9-26-13). The car was out of warranty so I had to cover the cost. I went online to see if this is a common problem and discovered that it was. This electrical system problem happened on 09/23/2013.
Electrical System problem #7
The vehicle was a 2010 Ford Escape. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FMCU9DG7A_. On 9/20/13 @app 16:00 , I was on i81 / NY 17 in Friday traffic . With no warning other then the warning light ( wrench lite ) on the dash, my 2010 Ford Escape stop running . No throttle response , no power , no nothing . Being able to coast to the shoulder , I was able to restart the engine and continue . When this happened I was app. 2 - miles from my exit and home . The vehicle quit 3 times before I was able to get it there. Spoke with Ford dealer , and had it repaired on 9/23/13. :fault electronic throttle body control . My concern is the way it happened with no warning . Minutes before it happened I was in a major construction detour ( I 81 /nys 17 , 5 year bridge replacement ) . If this had happened moments earlier , I not sure what would have happened . I feel this needs to be review ,understanding this is not the first Ford vehicles this has happed too. This issue happened on Friday, Sep. 20, 2013.
Electrical System problem #8
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. My daughter was driving on the interstate coming to the off ramp on her way to work, when the vehicle acted like it had run out of gas, but when she tried to give the car gas and accelerate, the gas pedal did not respond to acceleration. It started jerking and shaking and then the wrench icon illuminated. She maneuvered it to the side of the road, put it in park and restarted it. She drove slowly (25-35 mph) to her destination less than 2 miles away, and parked the vehicle. We see this as a very serious and life threatening problem with this vehicle. We have called our local dealership, and have been told that there is a problem with this vehicle, and that many complaints have been issued against this malfunction with the throttle body. We were also told that this will cost us an out of pocket expense of approx. $400. 00- $450. 00, since our warranty ran out at 36,000 miles. We hope that the Ford corp. Will issue a recall on this vehicle ASAP, since Ford is known for a quality vehicle, and we have only owned Fords for over 40 yrs. This electrical system issue occurred Sep. 23, 2013.
Electrical System problem #9
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. This occurred while driving back from work, I bought the vehicle used and it passed inspection from the Ford dealership. I have owned vehicle for almost 5 months when this failure occurred. The symptoms that I experienced were loss of power while accelerating and engine automatically goes into "limp mode" (engine ecu protection protocol so no more damage would be done to the engine) I noticed that the orange wrench light came on in the dashboard, so I took the vehicle to a another Ford dealership and I explained what happened, right of the bat the woman behind the counter said it was a transmission failure (without even looking at the vehicle) so I became suspicious. I took the vehicle to another Ford dealership and I got a hold of the actual mechanic and right away he said it was the throttle body, out of good faith he advise that I can change that part myself without having to pay Ford for them to fix. The estimate for getting it fixed through the dealership was close to $600 +tax, when the part itself cost only around $200 +tax. I bought the part from the dealership and changed it, ever since that fix my vehicle is running even better than before. The man behind the counter that gave me the part mentioned that many people are having this issue and that usually changing the throttle body fixes the issue, he also mentioned that if a recall is to be made to just bring back the defective part and the proof of purchase in order to get my money back. Ford should just stop denying this issue and just admit that the issue was never fully fixed. This issue happened on Friday, September 13, 2013.
Electrical System problem #10
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMCU0D71A_. I was traveling through a busy intersection, as I mashed the gas petal nothing happened. My car went "limp" as if it had cut off but it was still on. I coasted to the side of the road, just barely avoiding being struck by speeding traffic. I cut my car off and waited 5 minutes then restarted it. I was able drive it a short distance to a mechanic where it again "went limp". After my car was examined, the mechanic determined the problem was the throttle body had malfunctioned. It was Aug. 26, 2013 when this electrical system issue occurred.
Electrical System problem #11
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. I was driving vehicle onto entrance ramp of freeway when the power suddenly cut out and the car coasted. The "wrench" light illuminated on the dashboard. I was able to steer the vehicle to the side of the road. I called a Ford dealer and had the vehicle towed. The throttle body had a fault in the system and was replaced at a cost of nearly $300. This problem occurred on Sep. 10, 2013.
Electrical System problem #12
The car was a 2010 Ford Escape. Driving my vehicle home for lunch my vehicle started sputtering and my cruise control kicked off. Vehicle rpm's dropped and accelerator pedal quit working. So I pulled over. I used my dtc device to see what code is popping up and it was p2111. I put car in park, shut it off, waited 30 seconds and started it back up and drove home. Now I'm here typing this up. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013.
Electrical System problem #13
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. Car throttle almost stalls to rough idle , sputters but cannot give it gas or rev engine wrench symbol lights up you must turn off car to restart after about 10 times and it happening every mile or so the check engine light is on and stays on even after restarting. This will happen out of nowhere while driving at any speed but idles just enough to pull over to safety ! restart and drive a mike and either just idling or accelerating it just quits going . I called taylor Ford and was told I was out of warranty but need throttle body and approx $450 ! so they too know it's an issue!. This electrical system problem happened on 09/08/2013.
Electrical System problem #14
The vehicle having this issue was a 2010 Ford Escape. I was driving at 20 miles an hour when suddenly the tool light came on and my Ford no longer would get gas from the gas petal. I was suddenly coasting without ability to give gas to the car however the engine was still running. It came to a stop after I was able to get out of high traffic area almost getting hit by other cars. There is no warning it happened suddenly. Shut off car turned back on and was fine. On the 9th of sept just a couple days later this continued to happen a total of three times almost causing a severe accident--something needs to be done about this as it has been reported too many times as being a electronic throttle body failure and it is a defect. I am having to pay for the repairs at the Ford dealer tomorrow as I had it tested today and hooked up to diagnostics and there was nothing that gave warnings. I was told to take to the dealer it must be electrical problem. Also the rpm's were going crazy when this happened each time. The agency needs to have it so it is recalled item so this wouldn't be coming directly out of the consumers pocket--it is obviously a defect in the Ford 2010 Escape--I want a refund!!!. It was Saturday, September 7, 2013 when this electrical system issue happened.
Electrical System problem #15
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Ford Escape. My daughter was driving to school on the hwy to school and car shut down completely which lost all power pulled over and tried to restart and had to wait places to me (father) and then it restarted then she drove on to school then she took car on to dealership and dealership performed search and found that it was a throttle body that was going out. This electrical system issue occurred Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
Electrical System problem #16
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. Throttle body failure: replacement not only costly, but also on back order and is estimated to take several weeks. This electrical system problem happened on 09/04/2013.
Electrical System problem #17
The vehicle was a 2010 Ford Escape. I was stopped at a red light and the car gave a sudden jolt and died. I start it back up just fine, but when I stated going again, it stalled and died again. I got it started, got onto a busy street, made a u- turn and it did again. I was lucky enough to get it started and off the incredibly busy street before there was an accident. I am now having a problem, I cant even drive a quarter mile before it dies again. It was Thursday, August 15, 2013 when this electrical system issue happened.
Electrical System problem #18
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Ford Escape. Driving 70 mph on hyw truck just starts to stall no control of gas pedal cars almost crashed in to me I was lucky I was able to coast out of the way. Trouble code is p2111 needs a new throttle body that is on back order for a Ford national recall and I have to wait days to get, price for part is $380 . After a call to Ford customer service they said my car is not recalled but funny how the part number changed and it is the same one they have a recall on and they will not replace the part since my car is out of the 3 years 36,000 mile warranty my truck has 50,000 mile. Ford has lost a long time customer !!! buy american made !!!! thanks Ford ex owner of expedition, explorer, thunderbird, cougars, town car, 2 continentals no more Fords at my house. . . . . !!!!!!!. It was Friday, August 23, 2013 when this electrical system issue occurred.
Electrical System problem #19
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. I was driving on highway 680 in stop n go traffic. I put my foot on gas to go, but my car just wouldn't go. I tried to accelerate, but nothing happened. I quickly pulled over in the shoulder on the right side. The car started shaking. I put my car in parking mode and turned off the engine. I restarted it again, and it worked. So, I went into the oncoming traffic to get back on the highway. After about a mile further in stop n go traffic, my car did the same exact thing. It stopped working, and started shaking when I pulled over to the shoulder. I turned off the engine again. I wasn't feeling comfortable with driving my car since same thing happened twice. So, I had to call the tow company and had it towed to my home. This electrical system problem happened on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.
Electrical System problem #20
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. Was driving on the expressway at 70-75 mph. Suddenly lost power and car started to vibrate. Was able to pull over without incident but could have been a bad accident as I was in the passing lane. Once I pulled over I notice the wrench light was on which indicates a powertrain problem. The dealer states that it's the electronic throttle body. This vehicle had a similar problem about a year ago. The throttle control module had to be replaced. Fortunately at that time the car was still under warranty. With this incident the car is over warranty by 300 miles. This electrical system problem happened on Friday, August 23, 2013.
Electrical System problem #21
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. Driving at 60mph motor shut off no lights no sound , no warning. This problem occurred on July 15, 2013.
Electrical System problem #22
The car involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. I was driving down the freeway when suddenly, my engine lost power. A wrench light came on, and my throttle was completely unresponsive. Fortunately, I was in the right lane, so I was able to coast safely off the freeway and onto the side of the road. I shut my car off, waited a minute or two, and then restarted my car. Everything seemed fine after that. This happened again, now totaling 6 times, all while I was driving. Went to the mechanic, he called the dealership. He was told that this was a very common problem and that he could put a rush order on it for an additional 15% of the price, and it would still take 2 weeks. Through normal channels, it would wake several months. I need my car to work, and two things bother me the most: a rush order would still take 2 weeks to be delivered, and if it's a common problem, it feels as though Ford is doing nothing to alleviate it, especially since it impairs my ability to drive safely on the road. I am constantly paranoid while driving on the road, and I have no other choice but to continue to drive my car, since it's my only means of transportation. This electrical system issue occurred 08/14/13.
Electrical System problem #23
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMCU9EG0A_. Vehicle stalled upon acceleration from stop, and lost all throttle function. Surges at idle, and intermittently stalls. Throttle failed the next day at highway speed. Same symptoms as the failed throttle body sensor issue that was fixed by October 2009, but my Escape was built in December '09 after the problem was supposedly fixed. This issue happened on 08/18/2013.
Electrical System problem #24
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. Driving my 2010 Escape the engine stalled. The speed I was going was about 20 mph. With no prior warning the wrench light came on, the rpm's fluctuated and I could not accelerate the vehicle. The dealer said it could be a number of things but after investor I found in the internet very similar behavior with other Ford Escapes and it said that at the end it was the electronic throttle body needed to be replaced I waited after 3 days with my car at the dealership and called them and told them to check the throttle body. They confirm that it needed to be replace, but I told them and yet I had to pay for diagnostics and the replacement of the throttle at my expense as it was not under warranty. This engine stall issue occurred 08/17/2013 to 08/19/2013 ( 5 times). It was Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 when this electrical system issue happened.
Electrical System problem #25
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FMCU0DG4A_. When coming to a stop and then trying to accelerate from and idle position the vehicle will loose power. By this I mean the vehicle stays on, lights on dash remain on, motor is still running, but the accelerator pedal has no effect on the vehicle. The vehicle has shutter to it. Pressing the gas pedal has no effect no matter how much you try or how much time passes. You have to coast to the side of the road, turn off the vehicle, and restart the vehicle to get the gas pedal working again. This is a very very dangerous flaw in the vehicle as this has happened to me three times in busy los angeles intersections. I fear it will cause an accident. The Ford dealer wants to charge me $800 to replace the throttle body which has hundreds of thousands of complaints online about this exact issue. They refused to acknowledge this recurring and very prominent flaw in their vehicle and say even the extended warranty I purchased for $2,200 will not cover this particular part. This is very frustrating. Hopefully you guys can bring some justice to the hundreds of thousands of people dealing with this exact issue. Thank you for your time. The failure date was Aug. 9, 2013.
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|Electrical System problems||82|
|Battery Dead problems||2|
|Car Will Not Start problems||1|
|Horn Assembly problems||1|
|Instrument Panel problems||1|