2013 Ford ESCAPE Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2013 Ford ESCAPE Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1317631
 Internal NHTSA #10906150
 ManufacurerFord Motor Company
 Model Year2013
 File date12/09/16
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problem2013 ford escape lost power steering twice on 9/12/16 with the "steering assist fault" message in the middle of driving. 1st time happened 2 minutes after start while turning out of the driveway. 2nd one happened 10 minutes after start while driving. If this happens during driving it is extremely dangerous!! You lose control of the vehicle. My wife would have crashed for sure. They say it has a manual reversion to drive without power steering but it is not the same. I have driven cars without power steering and this is way harder. The rack and pinion had problems and was replaced on 8/5/15 at 23972 miles. It has gone out again on 9/12/16 at 38000 miles. Now ford is saying it is not covered under warranty even though it was replaced under warranty once and has not gone out again in 1 year! This is clearly a faulty system to have gone out twice in less than 3 years and 38000 miles. This is a safety issue for sure and i have no doubt will lead to a recall or lawsuit.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure38000
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateCHICAGO, IL
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase27/11/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
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 Vehicle speed30
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 Location of tire code
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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