2005 Ford ESCAPE HYBRID Steering problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2005 Ford ESCAPE HYBRID, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Steering problems and defects. Total reports: 8.

2005fordescape Hybrid, 9500 Miles, Drove 20 Miles In 5 Degree Weather. Shut Car Off For 15 Minutes. When Restarted Power Steering Failed. Drove 5 Miles With Power Steering Off. Restarted Car After 2 Hours. Power Steering Worked Fine. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 9500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU96HX5K. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2005 problem was reported in WALDOBORO, ME. Vehicle was purchased on 20050113. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2005 drive type:AWD. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. DEALER’S NAME: ROWE FORD .

Feb 18, 2006

Loss Of Steering In A ford Hybrid Escape Electric Steering, Complete Loss Of Steering In A Turn And No One Seems To Care. *tr

Mileage was 1500 miles. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2005 problem was reported in NEW PALESTINE, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Aug 13, 2005

Power Steering Goes Out On My ’05 fordescape Hybrid. Happened Once When I Had Car About 3 Years And ford Said A Fluke. Didn’t Happen Again Until ’09 But Never Was Happening When I Drove It In And ford Couldn’t Find Problem. I Was Able To Get There While It Was Happening But They Still Couldn’t Say For Sure But Suggested I Pay To Replace Steering Wiring Harness And Sensor. I Hesitated To Do This As Several People Including Another ford Mgr Said Didn’t Make Sense And Another ford Mgr Said Didn’t Know For Sure That Would Take Care Of Problem. Sometimes It Is Fine For Months, Other Times Happens Even When I First Turn The Car On. Sometimes The Steering Just Feels “loose”….not Normal. Usually Though, I’m Driving And The Steering Wheel Makes A Pull Left And The Steering Goes Out. ford Mgr Told Me It’s Safe To Drive But It’s Getting More Nerve Wracking – Sudden Hard Pulls Left But Power Steering Stays On – For Awhile. Once Happened While At A Complete Stop At An Intersection. Driving A Straight Line Isn’t Bad But Tight Turns Are Difficult And U Turns Nearly Impossible. I’m Afraid To Drive To The Mountains. *tr

Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU95H95K. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2005 problem was reported in FOSTER CITY, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 08, 2008

The Contact Owns A 2005fordescape Hybrid. The Contact Stated That While Driving At Any Sped And Over A Bump, The Power Steering Failed; The Contact Had To Apply Extra Force To Keep Control Of The Vehicle. The Failure Occurred Intermittently. The Contact Turned The Vehicle Off For Few Moments And The Failure Would Subside. The Dealer Replaced The Power Steering Harness And Computer Module. The Failure Mileage Was 31,567 And The Current Mileage Was 91,000.

Mileage was 31567 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU95H55K. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2005 problem was reported in ROSWELL, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

June 05, 2007

Without Prior Notice Or Concern, The Power Steering System Completely Stopped Working. Upon Examination By A ford Dealer It Has Been Determined That The Power Steering Rack Assembly And Power Steering Control Module Simultaneously Failed Causing The Issue. During Routine Driving At Normal Speeds This Failure Could Cause A Driver To Lose Full Control Of The Vehicle Due To The Lack Of Adequate Steering Assistance. *kb

Mileage was 77112 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU95H35K. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2005 problem was reported in PASADENA, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2005 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Oct 06, 2011

fordescape Hybrid: The Car Was Driven On The Freeway At 68 Miles Per Hour Speed, With Three Passengers, And Suddenly A “click Sound” Been Heard And The Steering Was “locked”. When The Steering Got Locked (un-movable), The Breaks Were Hard To Push, And Applied. But Luckily Emergency Lights Been Put On, And The Vehicle Breaks Were Press Hard, And The Vehicle Was Parked In The Emergency Lane On The Freeway. After That, The Steering Was Locked Down And Never Moved. Took The Car To Mechanic And They Referred To ford, Since They Have Re-call On The Similar Issue. ford Declined Any Recall, And Quoted For $3200 To Fix The Car. This Part Is Not Available From Any Other Manufacture Besides ford Itself. The Failure Could Have Caused A Deadly Accident, Taking Everyone Lives Who Were Sitting In The Car As Well As Other Vehicles On The Road.

Mileage was 170000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU95H35K. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2005 problem was reported in FREMONT, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 68 mph.

May 10, 2014

Car Was Parked And Turned Off Left Sitting For 2 Hours. Got Back, Turned Vehicle On, Backed Up From Parking Stall And Power Steering Locked. It Became Hard To Turn Or Control The Steering. Tried Turning Off Car And Restarting, But That Did Not Reset Or Release The Power Steering. No Warning Sound Or Lights Came On. Drove Car Home With Emergency Lights And On The Shoulder For About 3 Miles. Parked Car And Left Sitting For 5 Hours Hoping It Would Reset. Before Turning The Ignition, I Turned On Ac, Then Turn On The Car. That Did Nothing. Now The Wrench Light Came On And “power Steering Service” Warning Came On. Isn’t The Warning Done Before An Incident Can Happen? Had A Mechanic Place A Machine To Diagnose The Car, But No Luck. Please Help In Fixing The Issue. There Should Be An Investigation For Defect On Electrical Warning.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 127844 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU95H35K. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2005 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

July 28, 2014

Driving At Low Speed When Power Steering Shut Off. This Has Occurred 1-2/month Since I Purchased The Car From The Dealer In 2008. When I Have Taken It In To The Dealer And Told Them It Was Still Occurring They Always Said There Was No Code So Basically No Problem. Power Steering Failure Happened Randomly At Various Speeds; When It Happened At Freeway Speed Was The Worst. Finally Took It To An Independent Mechanic And They Found A Code Indicating It Is The Electric Assisted Power Steering Control Module. Why Are The 2005-2007 Fehs Not Included In The Recall?

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU95H25K. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2005 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Apr 24, 2008

1 Response

  1. Jack Greenway July 3, 2021 / 2:10 pm

    Purchased a 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid and found out that the steering was almost impossible to turn? Had to be a Muscleman! How do you fix it??

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