2001 FORD ESCAPE VIN: 1FMYU02191KF33074

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VIN 1FMYU02191KF33074 Decoding Ford Vin Decoder

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Make

FORD

Manufacturer Name

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

Model

Escape

Model Year

2001

Plant City

KANSAS CITY

Series

XLS

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

MISSOURI

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3000.0

Displacement (CI)

183.07123228419

Displacement (L)

3.0

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Other Engine Info

SEFI

Engine Manufacturer

Ford

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2001 FORD ESCAPE Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2001 FORD ESCAPE Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1FMYU02191KF33074

Components: AIR BAGS

January 08, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10671002
Consumer Location: MIDLOTHIAN, IL
VIN: 1FMYU02191K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED CONTINUOUSLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER NOR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 67,230.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

April 01, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10670200
Consumer Location: OMAHA, NE
VIN: 1FMYU02191K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHENEVER IT RAINED OR SNOWED, THE VEHICLE WOULD STUTTER AND FAIL TO ACCELERATE OVER 20 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE COIL PACK NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 105,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

February 02, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10446375
Consumer Location: GREENVILLE, PA
VIN: 1FMYU02191K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 12V005000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE ) HOWEVER, THE PARTS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE RECALL REPAIRS WERE NOT READILY AVAILABLE AND WOULD NOT BECOME AVAILABLE UNTIL THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2012. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE AND THE CONTACT EXPRESSED SIGNIFICANT CONCERN OF A POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARD AND HAVING TO WAIT SO LONG TO HAVE THE ISSUE RECTIFIED. THERE HAD NOT BEEN A FAILURE RELATED TO THE RECALL DEFECT.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

September 20, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10171631
Consumer Location: ROCKFORD, MI
VIN: 1FMYU02191K****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED THE DOOR LATCHES WERE FAULTY ON BOTH FRONT DOORS. THERE WAS NO WARNING SIGNAL PRIOR TO THE INCIDENT. THE CONTACT WAS NOT ABLE TO OPEN THE FRONT DOORS FROM THE OUTSIDE. THE CONTACT HAD TO ENTER FROM THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE AND OPEN THE DOORS FROM THE INSIDE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A SERVICE DEALER WHO DETERMINED THAT THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE DOOR LATCHES, AND NOTIFIED THE CONTACT THAT THE MANUFACTURER WAS AWARE OF THE PROBLEM.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY STRUCTURE

February 01, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10115223
Consumer Location: NEWFOLDEN, MN
VIN: 1FMYU02191K****

Summary of Complaint

FORD ESCAPE 2001, WINDSHIELD WIPERS HAVEN'T KEPT WINDOWS CLEAR ENOUGH TO SEE DURING RAIN OR SNOW. *BF THE CONSUMER WAS ONLY GETTING 10-12 MILES PER GALLON ON THE HIGHWAY. THE VEHICLE WAS HARD TO DRIVE WHEN IT WAS WINDY OUTSIDE. WHEN THE CONSUMER ATTEMPTED TO STOP THE VEHICLE, THE BRAKE WENT DOWN TO THE FLOOR AND DID NOT COME BACK UP FOR SEVERAL SECONDS. THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKES DID NOT ENGAGE. THE CONSUMER SPOKE TO THE DEALER AND HE SAID THE BRAKES MUST HAVE FROZEN UP. THE BATTERY LOW LIGHT WAS ON. *JB

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 02, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10107666
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: 1FMYU02191K****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAD A RECALL TO REPROGRAM POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE WHICH WAS CORRECTED (?) ON 6/9/04. ON 7/2/04 VEHICLE WOULD NOT IDLE AND SUBSEQUENTLY WOULD QUIT RUNNING. TAKEN TO DEALER AND DEALER REPLACED IGNITION CONTROL VALVE. DEALER STATES IT WAS NOT RELATED TO THE POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE REPROGRAM. CAR WAS OUT OF MANUFACTURER WARRANTY, WITH 36,568 MILES AT TIME OF FAILURE. OTHER ITEMS OF CONCERN ON THIS VEHICLE INCLUDE THE LEFT HEADLIGHT AS DEFECTIVE ASSEMBLY AND ALLOWS MOISTURE BUILDUP. DEALER AGAIN REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE A DEFECT AND REFUSES TO REPAIR AT THEIR COST (ESTIMATE COST APPX. $200 TO REPAIR THEIR DEFECT). OTHER ISSUES INCLUDE THE REPLACEMENT OF A COOLANT SENSOR, AND REPLACED A DPFE (ENVIRONMENT PROBLEM THAT WAS COVERED BY WARRANTY). *NM

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 15, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10081160
Consumer Location: BRIER, WA
VIN: 1FMYU02191K****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION FAILURE- WHILE DRIVING MY OD LIGHT STARTED FLASHING. WHEN I STARTED CAR AFTER 8 HOURS, COULD DRIVE APPROX. 100 YARDS. TRANSMISSION FLUID PUMP FAILED WITHOUT EXPLANATION, CAUSING TROQUE CONVERTER TO FAIL, CAUSING BURNOUT OF LOW GEAR. VEHICILE IS INOPERATIVE. NEEDS TRANS. REBUILD OR REPLACEMENT $3,000. - $3,500. SERVICE DEPT AT DEALER CAN'T OFFER AN EXPLANATION FOR PUMP FAILURE. VEHICLE HAS 60000 MILES. TO SOON FOR THIS KIND OF PROBLEM! *LA

Components: AIR BAGS

June 24, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 891355
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMYU02191K****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT 50 MPH CONSUMER WAS INVOLVED IN A T-BONE IN WHICH NEITHER DRIVER'S SIDE NOR PASSENGER'S SIDE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. ALSO, THERE WAS MAJOR FRONT END DAMAGE TO VEHICLE. *AK *SLC

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 01, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 11419367
Consumer Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
VIN: 1fmyu03111k****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Escape. The contact stated while driving 60 mph, the vehicle loss motive power. The contact pulls the vehicle over to the side of the road. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not able to restart. The contact had the vehicle towed to the local dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The contact was concerned that the failure was related to the alternator. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL UNKNOWN OR OTHER FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

September 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11388260
Consumer Location: GOWEN, MI
VIN: 1FMYU02141K****

Summary of Complaint

I TRIED TO SPEED UP GETTING ON THE HIGHWAY AND IT WOULD NOT ACCELERATE PASSED 60 MPH AND SHIFT DOWN AND STALLED OUT. WHEN I LET OFF THE GAS IT DOES NOT SLOW DOWN ON ITS OWN. IT BACKFIRES. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11352134
Consumer Location: PERRY, KS
VIN: 1FMYU02121K****

Summary of Complaint

TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH SOLENOID WENT OUT WHEN DRIVING AT 60MPH WHICH CAUSED MY CAR TO SLOW DOWN.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

February 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11310520
Consumer Location: EGGLESTON, VA
VIN: 1FMYU04181K****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE MY CAR WAS IN THE SHOP LAST YEAR, NOTICED LAST THAT THE FRAME ON MY 2001 FORD ESCAPE HAS RUSTED, IN SOME PLACES COMPLETELY THROUGH AND METAL HAS COMPLETELY FLAKED OFF. WILL BE EXPENSIVE TO FIX ACCORDING TO MECHANIC, AND THAT CAR IS NOT REALLY SAFE UNLESS FIXED. I KNOW ESCAPE FRAMES HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN RECALLS, BUT MY CAR WAS NOT. DO I HAVE ANY REMEDY?

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

August 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11257084
Consumer Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
VIN: 1FMYU03101K****

Summary of Complaint

ABS SYSTEM BURNED UP, HARD TO STOP BRAKES, LICKAGE UNDER THE HOOD

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

August 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11246286
Consumer Location: ALAMEDA, CA
VIN: 1FMCU04171K****

Summary of Complaint

I'VE RECENTLY GOT A NEW BATTERY, O2 SENSOR AND ALTERNATOR AND MY CAR KEEPS SHUTTING OFF IN DRIVE.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

August 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11244097
Consumer Location: ANTIOCH, IL
VIN: 1FMYU04151K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE FROM A STOP, THE VEHICLE VEERED TO THE RIGHT; HOWEVER, THE STEERING WHEEL TURNED TO THE LEFT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE SUBFRAME WAS CORRODED. THE FAILURE ALLOWED THE PASSENGER SIDE CONTROL ARM TO TRAVEL FORWARD EVERY TIME THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 235,000.

Components: WHEELS

July 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11232245
Consumer Location: FORT PIERCE, FL
VIN: 1FMCU04191K****

Summary of Complaint

JULY 9, 2019 TRAVEL IN 80 MPH ON I-95 SOUTH ABOUT 23 MILES FROM MIAMI. LEFT PASSENGER NEW VANDERBILT COOPERP235/70R16 TURBO TECH A/S RADIAL BLEW IN HALF IN THE MIDDLE.SOMEOHOW WAS ABLE TO STOP WITHOUT CAUSING ME OR ANYONE ELSE SERIOUS ACCIDENT.. HAVE NOT YET DETERMINED VEHICLE DRUM OR OTHER POSSIBLE DAMAGE. HAD JUST HAD 4 LIKE TIRES ROTATED AND AIR PRESSURE CHECKED PRIOR TO TRIP.

Components: STEERING WHEELS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11209147
Consumer Location: SAN PEDRO, CA
VIN: 1FMYU03191K****

Summary of Complaint

I AM NOT SURE IF I AM USING THE CORRECT WEBSITE OR CORRECT FORM. I WAS INVOLVED IN A VERY WEIRD CAR ACCIDENT. MY FORD ESCAPE SUDDENLY RUN TO THE SIDE (AS I WAS DRIVING ON ICE) IS THERE ANY HELP TO FIX THIS?. I WAS DRIVING NORTH DIRECTION. THE POSTED SPEED WAS 25 AND MINE WAS 20. THIS HAPPENED ON NORTH LELAND ST IN SAN PEDRO, CA 90731. LOOKS LIKE A MECHANICAL FAULT. I AM NOT SURE WHAT WAS WRONG. I HAVE A POLICE REPORT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Components: ENGINE

May 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11207163
Consumer Location: MANAHAWKIN, NJ
VIN: 1FMYU04101K****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY GOING 60 MPH , MY CAR STARTED SHAKING ALMOST UNCONTROLLABLY , MAKING A LOUD NOISE LIKE THE MMUFFLER WAS FALLING OFF. I PULLED OFF THE ROAD , SHUT THE CAR OFF. OPEN THE HOOD TO FIND THE COIL LAYING ON THE MOTOR AND THE SPARK PLUG NO WHERE TO BE FOUND. CALLED A FRIEND WHO'S A MECHANIC , HE WENT N GOT A NEW SPARK PLUG , PUT IT IN AND THE CAR DROVE FINE FOR ABOUT 5 WEEKS. BECAUSE YESTERDAY COMING OFF THE PARKWAY THE CAR STARTED SMELLING LIKE GASOLINE INSIDE AND MAKING NOISE LIKE THE MUFFLER CAME OFF.SO I PULLED INTO A WALMART PARKING LOT ONLY TO FIND THAT IT HAPPENED ONCE AGAIN ... THE SPARK PLUG HAS BLOWN OUT OF THE ENGINE TWICE NOW IN THE LAST MONTH AND A HALF. NOW THE SPARK PLUG WILL NOT GO BACK IN. WHEN WE WENT TO GET ANOTHER SPARK PLUG THE MAN AT THE PARTS STORE SAID THUS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH FORDS. THAT IS NOT EXCEPTABLE!! I HAVE TO LOSE A DAY OF WORK TO TAKE IT TO A MECHANICS SHOP. MY DAUGHTERS AND GRANDCHILDREN WERE IN THE CAR. IF THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM YOU NEED TO FIX IT BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT

Components: ENGINE

January 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11182893
Consumer Location: ROSSFORD, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2001 FORD ESCAPE WILL NOT SHIFT INTO 1ST OR 2ND GEAR WITHOUT RUNNING HARD AND TICKING ONCE I GET SET PAST 3RD GEAR IT WILL RUN OKAY I PUT IT IN PARK AND IT WILL NOT STAY AND PARK IT ROLLS SO I HAVE TO PUT A BRICK UNDER THE WHEELS I RECEIVED A RECALL LETTER BUT I HAVE MISPLACED IT DUE TO AN ACCIDENT I HAD EVERYTHING WAS PLACED AND BOXES AND STUFF AND I CANNOT FIND IT IF SOMEBODY CAN PLEASE CONTACT ME BACK ABOUT THIS PROBLEM SO I CAN GET IT FIXED AND START DRIVING MY ESCAPE AGAIN IT SHIFTS HARD IT CLUNKS AND IT WILL NOT STAY IN THE PARKING SPOT IT'S STILL ROLLS I HAVE A BRICK UNDERNEATH IT SO IT DOESN'T ROLL AND HIT SOMEBODY ELSE IF SOMEBODY COULD CONTACT ME ON THIS PLACE THANK YOU.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

November 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11180398
Consumer Location: ROSSFORD, OH
VIN: IFMYUO41X1K****

Summary of Complaint

MY FORD ESCAPE DOES NOT SHIFT RIGHT ANYMORE AND IT WILL NOT STAY IN PARK I HAVE TO HAVE A BRICK PUT IN FRONT OF IT BECAUSE MY EMERGENCY BRAKE DOES NOT EVEN WORK. I RECEIVED A RECALL LETTER BUT I CANNOT FIND MY LETTER ANYMORE. I WAS HIT BY A VEHICLE AND I CANNOT WALK AND MY SON HAD CLEAN THE HOUSE SO I HAVE LOST MY LETTER I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF I COULD GET ANOTHER RECALL LETTER SO I CAN GET MIKE'S ESCAPE FIXED PLEASE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

January 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11166618
Consumer Location: ANCHORAGE, AK
VIN: 1FMYU011X1K****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE USED RECENTLY. THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN UNTIL IT GOT COLD BUT, THE GAS PEDAL STICKS WHEN I AM DRIVING MAKING IT EXTREMELY HARD TO STOP EVEN IF MY VEHICLE HAD BEEN WARMED BEFOREHAND. THE VEHICLE HAS DONE THIS MORE THAN ONCE. THE MOST NOTABLE ONES WERE WHEN I WAS DRIVING TO WORK ON THE HIGHWAY. ONE TIME THE VEHICLE WAS WARMED AND THE OTHER WAS NOT. BOTH TIMES THE GAS PEDAL GOT STUCK AFTER I TRIED TO ACCELERATE AND KEPT PROPELLING ME FORWARD. BOTH TIMES I HAD BEEN DRIVING.

Components: STEERING STRUCTURE

September 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11139515
Consumer Location: PAW PAW, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH, THE STEERING FAILED AND WAS NOT ALIGNED WITH THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DETERMINED THAT THE FRAME AND OTHER COMPONENTS WERE SEVERELY RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,306. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: SUSPENSION

September 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11128686
Consumer Location: ZEELAND, MI
VIN: 1FMYU04141K****

Summary of Complaint

WE TOOK OUR VEHICLE TO OUR MECHANIC FOR OTHER WORK TO BE DONE. HE NOTED THAT THE SUSPENSION PART (WHICH HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY REMEDIATED WITH THE APPLICATION OF A BRACKET WITH A RECALL) IS EXCESSIVELY RUSTED. WHILE I SURELY UNDERSTAND THAT RUST IS A FACTOR OF TIME AND MILES, WE HAVE AROUND ONLY 90,000 MILES ON THIS VEHICLE. I BELIEVE THAT THE BRACKET WAS THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR FMC TO APPLY. AS A RESULT, I FEAR THAT THERE ARE MANY MORE DRIVERS OF THIS VEHICLE WHO MAY ERRONEOUSLY BELIEVE THAT THE ISSUE WITH THE SUSPENSION HAD BEEN ADDRESSED BY THE RECALL AND MAY BE UNDER THE ILLUSION THAT THEY ARE DRIVING A SAFE VEHICLE. I DO NOT HAVE PHOTOS AT THIS TIME, BUT WILL PROVIDE THEM LATER.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

May 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11092300
Consumer Location: PELLA, IA
VIN: 1FMYU04151K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE MADE AN ABNORMAL NOISE AND THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD NOT MOVE THE WHEELS. UPON INSPECTION, THE CONTACT OBSERVED THAT THE CONTROL ARMS AND THE SUBFRAME EXPERIENCED SEVERE CORROSION. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND REFERRED THE CONTACT TO NHTSA. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 14, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11089315
Consumer Location: NIXA, MO
VIN: 1FMCU04121K****

Summary of Complaint

SUBFRAME IS RUSTING APART NEED NEW SUBFRAME OR VEHICLE IS UNSAFE!!

Components: SUSPENSION

November 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11075370
Consumer Location: DEARBORN, MI
VIN: 1FMYU04161K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V165000 (SUSPENSION); 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. VILLAGE FORD (23535 MICHIGAN AVE, DEARBORN, MI 48124) WAS CONTACTED AND REFUSED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE BECAUSE IT EXCEEDED THE VALUE OF THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

February 18, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11073508
Consumer Location: BOSTON, MA
VIN: 1FMYU04141K****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WAS STATIONARY IN PARKING LOT, I WENT TO PRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL TO SWITCH INTO DRIVE. BRAKES WORKED FINE EARLIER,BUT WHEN PRESSING THE PEDAL, IT DROPPED TO THE FLOOR. NO RESISTANCE LEFT WHEN PRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, WAS ABLE TO DRIVE HOME VERY SLOWLY. THE BRAKES STILL WORKED, BUT ONLY WHEN THE PEDAL WAS AGAINST THE FLOOR. LATE AT NIGHT WHEN IT HAPPENED, NEED TO CHECK FOR ANY LEAKS OR DAMAGE IN THE MORNING.

Components: STEERING STRUCTURE

January 19, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11066453
Consumer Location: VICKSBURG, MI
VIN: 1FMYU04151K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL PULLED TO THE RIGHT WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS APPLIED. ADDITIONALLY, THE VEHICLE MADE A CLUNKING AND GRINDING NOISE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A LOCAL DEALER (SEELYE KIA OF KALAMAZOO, 4102 STADIUM DRIVE, KALAMAZOO, MI 49080) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SUBFRAME ON THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE WAS CRACKED, RUSTED, AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 104,193.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11062151
Consumer Location: WHITE LAKE, MI
VIN: 1FMYU041X1K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY, THE FRONT FRAME BECAME SEVERELY RUSTED. AN UNKNOWN DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL ON THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 182,000.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

July 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11055889
Consumer Location: RACINE, WI
VIN: 1FMYU03161K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. UPON INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE CROSS BRACE STARTED TO DETACH ON THE SUBFRAME. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO EWALD'S VENUS FORD (2727 LAYTON AVE, CUDAY, WI) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SUBFRAME WAS SEVERELY CORRODED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CROSS BRACE WAS TIGHTENED. THE TECHNICIAN INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE REPAIR WAS TEMPORARY DUE TO CORROSION. FOUR MONTHS PRIOR TO THE FAILURE, THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V165000 (STRUCTURE). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 140,000.

Components: ENGINE

July 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11024973
Consumer Location: ELLISVILLE, MS
VIN: 1FMYU03181K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT CAUGHT FIRE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS UNOCCUPIED AND WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN:07V156000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC) AND :12V005000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000.

Components: SEAT BELTS

December 12, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11018924
Consumer Location: GERMANTOWN, MD
VIN: 1FMCU04191K****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER STARTING THE CAR, THE DASH LIGHT FOR AIRBAG/SEATBELTS FLASHES CONTINUOUSLY OR FLASHES AND THEN STAYS LIT. WAS TOLD THIS WAS A KNOWN ISSUE AND WAS A WIRING/SENSOR ISSUE WITH THE SEATBELTS. ASSURED THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE SEATBELT OR AIRBAG. THIS WAS INTERMITTENT IN LATE 2016 AND BECAME CONTINUOUS BY JUNE 2017. AS THIS NOW HAPPENS CONTINUOUSLY, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW WHEN OR IF YOU ACTUALLY HAVE AN ISSUE WITH YOUR AIRBAG OR SEATBELT.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

August 12, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11015079
Consumer Location: ESCONDIDO, CA
VIN: 1FMYU04131K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 12V005000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC), 12V353000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING), AND 14V165000 (STRUCTURE, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL). THE CONTACT DID NOT RECEIVE ANY RECALL NOTIFICATIONS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHTS REMAINED ILLUMINATED FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED IN A RESIDENTAL PARKING SPACE, A SECURITY GUARD NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. AFTER MAKING A SECOND ROUND, THE GUARD INFORMED THE VEHICLE OWNER THAT THE VEHICLE WAS CONSUMED BY FLAMES. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EXTINGUISHED THE FLAMES. A FIRE REPORT WAS FILED AND THE CONTACT TOOK PICTURES. THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED AND HAD NOT BEEN INSPECTED BY A DEALER OR MANUFACTURER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THEY WOULD FOLLOW-UP IN WRITING, BUT DID NOT PROVIDE A TIME FRAME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN

July 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11013446
Consumer Location: OCONOMOWOC, WI
VIN: 1FMYU04181K****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE STEERS TO RIGHT AND VIBRATES. DEALER DIAGNOSED AS FAILURE OF SUB FRAME AND RIGHT AXLE. VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED UNDER RECALL 14S02 AT 89372 MI ON 9/23/2014 AND HAD CROSSBRACE INSTALLED PER RECALL. VEHICLE STORED IN HEATED GARAGE, ON 7/20/2017 WITH 105199 MI BACKING OUT OF PARKING SPOT WHEEL OFF CENTER AND VEHICLE SHAKING BADLY, GRINDING NOISE. FLAT BED TO DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED FAILED SUB FRAME AND BROKEN RIGHT AXLE. REQUESTED FORD REPAIR UNDER ORIGINAL RECALL WHICH ALLOWED FOR REPLACING SUB FRAME AND WAS DENIED FOR ELAPSED TIME. SAFETY ISSUE, COULD HAVE BEEN CATASTROPHIC AT SPEED.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

June 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10992996
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: 1FMYU01181K****

Summary of Complaint

THE REAR WINDOW OF OUR ESCAPE EXPLODED FOR NO REASON. IT WAS JUST SITTING IN THE DRIVEWAY.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10991138
Consumer Location: PROVIDENCE, RI
VIN: 1FMYU04191K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD EXTENSIVE PREMATURE RUST AND CORROSION. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE SUBFRAME WAS COMPLETELY RUSTED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THE VEHICLE AND NOTIFIED THE MANUFACTURER, BUT NO REMEDY WAS PROVIDED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V165000 (STRUCTURE). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC STRUCTURE

March 08, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10968937
Consumer Location: WATERVLIET, NY
VIN: 1FMYU04101K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. WHILE DRIVING 15 MPH, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE PULLED TO THE RIGHT. THE ABS WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SEVERE RUST ON THE SUBFRAME, MAKING THE VEHICLE UNSAFE TO DRIVE. THE SUBFRAME NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS SERVICED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V165000 (STRUCTURE) IN WHICH A CROSS BAR WAS INSTALLED UNDER THE SUBFRAME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 184,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10967911
Consumer Location: TROY, OH
VIN: 1FMYU041X1K****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2001 FORD ESCAPE WITH 148,000 MILE THAT HAS HAD BEEN PRETTY WELL CARED FOR. IT SPEND MOST OF ITS LIFE GARAGE KEPT. I RECENTLY NOTICED THE STEERING WHEEL SEEMED A LITTLE ODD AND TOOK IT IN TO HAVE IT ALIGNED. MY PROBLEM WAS THE ENGINE CRADLE OR SUB-FRAME WAS RUSTED THOUGH. THIS COULD HAVE RESULTED IN A SERIOUS ACCIDENT OR INJURY HAD I NOT HAD IT FIXED BECAUSE FAILURE OF THIS PART WHILE DRIVING COULD CAUSE LOSS OF STEERING/CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. I CONTACTED FORD BUT THEY DIDN'T SEEM TO CARE. I SEE ON THE INTERNET THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM AND DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU FOLKS HAVE TAKEN STRONGER ACTION. I WILL NEED TO SEND MY REPAIR BILL AND POSSIBLE A PICTURE TOMORROW OR FRIDAY BECAUSE MY SCANNER IS NOT WORKING.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

January 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10959111
Consumer Location: ONTARIO, NY
VIN: 1FMYU04171K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD ESCAPE. WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH, THE VEHICLE DROVE ERRATICALLY WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE BRACKET WHERE THE LOWER CONTROL ARM CONNECTED TO THE SUBFRAME WAS SEVERELY CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V165000 (STRUCTURE). THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED; HOWEVER, THE REPAIR FAILED TO REMEDY THE ISSUE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 140,779. UPDATED 06/13/17*LJ *CN

Components: SEAT BELTS

January 31, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10948917
Consumer Location: AURORA, CO
VIN: 1FMYU04191K****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS INVOLVED IN A HIGHWAY SPEED MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT. I REAR ENDED ANOTHER VEHICLE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. IN THE ACCIDENT THE SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER (OR RETRACTOR) DID NOT LOCK THE BELT IN POSITION. WHEN I UNBUCKLED AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE BELT RETRACTED BACK INTO THE SIDE PANEL.

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