Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
12V005000FORD MOTOR COMPANYfrom 10/22/1999 to 07/19/2002V (Vehicle)244530ODIFORD MOTOR COMPANY01/09/201201/09/2012
Defect SummaryFord is recalling certain model year 2001-2002 escape vehicles manufactured from october 22, 1999, through july 19, 2002, equipped with a brake master cylinder reservoir cap that could leak brake fluid. if brake fluid leaks from the cap, it could come in contact with the air brake system (abs) module wiring harness connector.
Consequence SummaryCorrosion can develop in the electrical connector leading to melting, smoke or a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the brake master cylinder reservoir cap and the abs electrical system will be modified. ford expects to notify owners starting the week of january 23, 2012. due to a parts delay, however, the remedy may not be available at that time. if parts are not available, ford will instruct owners to park their vehicles outside until such time as parts become available. owners may contact the ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. this recall campaign is related to 07v-156.
NotesFord's safety recall number is 11s24.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
07V156000FORD MOTOR COMPANYfrom 10/22/1999 to 01/23/2004V (Vehicle)44646004/23/2007ODIFORD MOTOR COMPANY04/10/200704/11/2007
Defect SummaryOn certain sport utility vehicles equipped with antilock brakes (abs), the abs module connector may have missing or dislodged wire seals. this condition could allow contamination to enter the module connector, creating a potential for an electrical short.
Consequence SummaryAn electrical short might cause an abs malfunction that would illuminate the abs warning light, and in some cases, the module may overheat resulting in burning odor, smoke, and/or fire. this condition could occur either when the vehicle ignition switch is in the off position or while the vehicle is being operated.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the wire harness connector to the abs module for missing or dislodged wire seals, and repair or replace the harness connector as appropriate. the dealer will also inspect the connector on the abs module and replace it if it is found to be corroded or damaged. the recall began on april 23, 2007. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.
NotesFord recall no. 07s51.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
07E023000CARDONE INDUSTRIES, INC. E (Equipment)1312804/02/2007MFRFORD MOTOR COMPANY03/29/200703/29/2007
Defect SummaryCertain cardone master cylinders with date codes lower than dca7078 sold as replacement equipment for use on the vehicles listed above. the seal on master cylinder can fail and leak brake fluid.
Consequence SummaryLoss of brake fluid can result in poor braking performance, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryCardone will notify owners and offer to repurchase any defective master cylinders. the recall began during april 2007. owners can contact cardone at 1-800-777-4780.
NotesThis recall only pertains to aftermarket cardone master cylinders and has no relation to any original equipment installed on the vehicles listed above.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
1640511/01/200210008336Brake squeal / engineering contract request. *mj07/28/2004
1745701/01/200410007315Excessive front rotor wear and/or brake dust. *tt06/10/2004
1696407/01/200310003841Excessive brake pad/lining dust and wear. *tt11/04/2003
1664502/01/200310002510Instrument panel brake lamp illumination and/or brake fluid leaking condition. *tt09/04/2003
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
1498906/01/2001622799Some four wheel anti-lock brake system (4wabs) may exhibit a red brake lamp on. *tt10/23/2001
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
1522409/01/2001625771Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent high frequency brake squeal noise. *tt12/03/2001
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
1640911/01/200210008339Click on turns. *mj07/28/2004
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
1586005/01/2002637713Some vehicles may exhibit a brake fluid leak from the master cylinder reservoir cap. *tt12/04/2002
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE LIGHT
0217609/02/200210008580Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. *mj08/05/2004
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE WARNING
1508507/01/2001621093Concerns with anti-lock brake system (abs) warning indicator on. *tt09/07/2001

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
PE06048FORD MOTOR COMPANY10/30/200604/17/2007ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE07V156000
 In letters dated march 30, 2007, ford and mazda notified nhtsa that they will conduct safety recalls to remedy a safety defect that may result in fire in a wiring connector used in certain model year (my) 2001-2004 ford escape and mazda tribute sport utility vehicles equipped with abs.recall 07v-156 involves approximately 446,450 my 2001-2004 escape vehicles manufactured from october 22, 1999 through january 23, 2004.recall 07v-157 involves approximately 95,300 my 2001-2004 tribute vehicles manufactured from april 17, 2000 through december 19, 2003. according to the manufacturers, the electrical wiring connectors to the abs electronic control module were manufactured with wire seals missing or improperly installed in some wiring harnesses used in the recall populations.this may allow environmental contaminants such as water or brake fluid to enter the abs electrical connector interface and cause corrosion of the electrical terminals.such corrosion may result in an illuminated abs telltale, an open circuit, and/or an engine compartment fire originating at the electrical connector.to remedy the defect, the manufacturers will inspect the connectors for seal integrity.if a seal integrity issue is identified the vehicle will be repaired as necessary.all vehicles will have dielectric grease applied to the connectors to further reduce the possibility of contaminants entering the electrical connectors. to date, odi is aware of 120 non-crash related fire incidents alleged to have originated in the engine compartment at or near the abs electronic control module in the subject vehicles, which represent approximately 80 percent of the recall population.of the 120 alleged fires, 6 are alleged to have occurred when the vehicle was parked inside a garage structure.in 4 incidents, complainants alleged the structure or adjoining structure(s) suffered smoke damage, while in 2 incidents, the alleged fires caused more extensive damage totaling approximately $50,000 each.there are no known injuries or fatalities related to the alleged defect.based on the ford and mazda recalls, this investigation is closed.
PE06048FORD MOTOR COMPANY10/30/200604/17/2007ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE07V157000
 In letters dated march 30, 2007, ford and mazda notified nhtsa that they will conduct safety recalls to remedy a safety defect that may result in fire in a wiring connector used in certain model year (my) 2001-2004 ford escape and mazda tribute sport utility vehicles equipped with abs.recall 07v-156 involves approximately 446,450 my 2001-2004 escape vehicles manufactured from october 22, 1999 through january 23, 2004.recall 07v-157 involves approximately 95,300 my 2001-2004 tribute vehicles manufactured from april 17, 2000 through december 19, 2003. according to the manufacturers, the electrical wiring connectors to the abs electronic control module were manufactured with wire seals missing or improperly installed in some wiring harnesses used in the recall populations.this may allow environmental contaminants such as water or brake fluid to enter the abs electrical connector interface and cause corrosion of the electrical terminals.such corrosion may result in an illuminated abs telltale, an open circuit, and/or an engine compartment fire originating at the electrical connector.to remedy the defect, the manufacturers will inspect the connectors for seal integrity.if a seal integrity issue is identified the vehicle will be repaired as necessary.all vehicles will have dielectric grease applied to the connectors to further reduce the possibility of contaminants entering the electrical connectors. to date, odi is aware of 120 non-crash related fire incidents alleged to have originated in the engine compartment at or near the abs electronic control module in the subject vehicles, which represent approximately 80 percent of the recall population.of the 120 alleged fires, 6 are alleged to have occurred when the vehicle was parked inside a garage structure.in 4 incidents, complainants alleged the structure or adjoining structure(s) suffered smoke damage, while in 2 incidents, the alleged fires caused more extensive damage totaling approximately $50,000 each.there are no known injuries or fatalities related to the alleged defect.based on the ford and mazda recalls, this investigation is closed.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
EA10002FORD MOTOR COMPANY01/14/201002/29/2012Engine Compartment Fire12V005000
 Ford and mazda recalled model year (my) 2001 through 2004 ford escape (07v-156) and mazda tribute (07v-157) vehicles due to non-crash fires or non-fire thermal events originating in the engine compartment at or near the abs control module.approximately 545,700 vehicles were subject to the initial safety recalls and approximately 424,700 vehicles were serviced under those campaigns. the campaigns addressed potentially damaged, missing or misplaced seals in the abs control module wiring harness electrical connector that could allow brake fluid to enter the connector, possibly resulting in corrosion, short-circuit, melting, smoke and/or fire.since the recall, the agency is aware of 260 subject vehicles that have reportedly experienced non-crash fires or non-fire thermal events originating at or near the abs control module in vehicles some time after being serviced under the campaign. the post-recall repair incident rates for my 2001 and 2002 subject vehicles are 90.9 and 126.7 (normalized per 100,000 vehicles serviced under the recall campaigns), respectively.these rates are much higher than the post-recall repair incident rate for my 2003 and 2004 subject vehicles, which are 5.0 and 3.7 per 100k, respectively.similarly, the post-recall repair key-off fire incident rates in the my 2001 and 2002 subject vehicles is 54.3 per 100k, compared to 0.5 per 100k for the my 2003 and 2004 subject vehicles.the agency is aware of 12 key-off fire incidents, all involving my 2001 and 2002 subject vehicles, where the vehicle was parked inside a structure when the fire started.in five of those incidents, the fire spread from the vehicle to the structure itself.ford has identified the brake master cylinder reservoir cap in certain my 2001 and 2002 subject vehicles as a potential source for brake fluid leaks that could affect abs module connector integrity.the reservoir caps used on the my 2003 and 2004 subject vehicles are reportedly an improved design from those used on the earlier models.by letter dated january 4, 2012, ford notified the agency that it would conduct another safety recall (identified by nthsa recall no. 12v-005 and ford recall no. 11s24) of certain my 2001 and 2002 ford escape vehicles to perform a more thorough remedy to address the risk of fire originating at the abs control module.in addition to double-checking the abs control module wiring harness electrical connector weather seal (which should have been addressed under the previous recall campaign), ford will replace brake master cylinder reservoir caps to address the leaking cap problem and reduce the risk of brake fluid entering the subject electrical connector.ford will also modify the electrical system such that the abs control module is de-energized when the ignition key is switched off to further reduce the risk of an unattended vehicle fire in units that may have sustained some small loss of connector integrity that may not be evident upon visual examination.similarly, mazda notified the agency by letter dated january 19, 2012, that it would also conduct a safety recall (identified by nthsa recall no. 12v-016 and mazda recall no. 6712a) of certain my 2001 and 2002 mazda tribute vehicles.ford estimates repair parts will be available beginning the second quarter of 2012. until recall repairs are made both ford and mazda are advising owners of affected vehicles to reduce the safety concern by parking their vehicles outdoors away from structures to prevent a potential fire from spreading.accordingly, this investigation is closed.
EA10002FORD MOTOR COMPANY01/14/201002/29/2012Engine Compartment Fire12V005000
 To date, the agency is aware of 260 subject vehicles that have reportedly experienced non-crash fires or non-fire thermal events originating in the engine compartment at or near the abs control module sometime after the vehicle was initially serviced under safety recalls 07v-156 and 07v-157 that were initiated to address this very risk.approximately 545,700 vehicles were subject to the initial safety recalls of which approximately 424,700 vehicles were serviced under those campaigns to address potentially damaged, missing or misplaced seals in the abs control module wiring harness electrical connector.this defect could allow brake fluid to enter the connector, possibly resulting in corrosion, short-circuit, melting, smoke and/or fire.the post-recall repair incident rates for model year (my) 2001 and 2002 subject vehicles are 90.9 and 126.7 (normalized per 100,000 vehicles serviced under the recall campaigns), respectively.these rates are much higher than for my 2003 and 2004 subject vehicles, which are 5.0 and 3.7 per 100k, respectively.ford has identified the brake master cylinder reservoir cap in certain my 2001 and 2002 subject vehicles as a potential source for brake fluid leaks.the reservoir caps used on the my 2003 and 2004 subject vehicles are reportedly an improved design from those used on the earlier models.by letter dated january 4, 2012, ford notified the agency that it would conduct another safety recall (identified by nthsa recall no. 12v-005 and ford recall no. 11s24) of certain my 2001 and 2002 ford escape vehicles to perform a more thorough remedy to address the risk of fire originating at the abs control module.in addition to double-checking the abs control module wiring harness electrical connector weather seal (which should have been addressed under the previous recall campaign), ford will replace brake master cylinder reservoir caps to address the leaking cap problem and reduce the risk of brake fluid entering the subject electrical connector.ford will also modify the electrical system such that the abs control module is de-energized when the ignition key is switched off to further reduce the risk of an unattended vehicle fire in units that may have sustained some small loss of connector integrity that may not be evident upon visual examination.similarly, mazda notified the agency by letter dated january 19, 2012, that it would also conduct a safety recall (identified by nthsa recall no. 12v-016 and mazda recall no. 6712a) of certain my 2001 and 2002 mazda tribute vehicles.ford estimates repair parts will be available beginning the second quarter of 2012. until recall repairs are made both ford and mazda are advising owners of affected vehicles to reduce the safety concern by parking their vehicles outdoors away from structures to prevent a potential fire from spreading.accordingly, this investigation is closed.the odi reports cited above can be reviewed at www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints under the following identification (odi) numbers: 10194934, 10212160, 10213299, 10220010, 10230335, 10232437, 10240171, 10243376, 10246430, 10257257, 10259865, 10277019, 10277495, 10280686, 10286582, 10290029, 10294800, 10307144, 10307147, 10323428, 10330899, 10331203, 10331477, 10347114, 10356538, 10365927, 10367245, 10368704, 10371011, 10403290, 10406493, 10410093, 10272775, 10325170, 10357867, 10437232 and 10448498.
EA10002FORD MOTOR COMPANY01/14/2010ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE
 In letters dated march 30, 2007, ford motor company (ford) and mazda north american operations (mazda) notified the agency that they will conduct recalls 07v-156 and 07v-157, respectively, to remedy a safety defect that may result in fire in a wiring connector used in certain model year (my) 2001-2004 ford escape and mazda tribute vehicles equipped with abs.the recall campaign prescribes an inspection of the subject components, which shall be repaired or replaced only if necessary.if the subject vehicle passes the visual inspection then the recall instructs the technician to apply electrical grease (ford part number xg-12) to the abs module connector and verify system operation.to date, approximately 388,500 subject vehicles (71.7% of the total recall population) have been serviced under the recall campaign, the vast majority of which (373,985) passed the visual inspection and received only the electrical grease applied to the abs module connector. the agency is aware of at least 86 unique subject vehicles that have reportedly experienced non-crash fire incidents originating in the engine compartment at or near the abs control module some time after the vehicle was serviced under the subject recall.the manufacturer has provided some information that indicates certain vehicles were improperly serviced under the subject recall as evidenced by the factory wire tie-wrap not being removed from the wiring harness (which indicates a proper inspection could not have been performed) and by incorrect grease being applied, incorrect amounts of grease, and even instances where no grease was applied to the abs module connector.also, there remain some questions regarding the severity of the reported fire incidents.the manufacturer contends that most reported fires were actually non-fire thermal events with damage limited to the subject components and that most vehicles are repaired and returned to service.however, the trend appears to be ongoing with 5 reported incidents having occurred in the past 6 months.accordingly, this engineering analysis has been opened to further assess the effectiveness of the recall remedy.
DP09003FORD MOTOR COMPANY04/14/200904/15/2009ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE
 The office of defects investigation (odi) received a defect petition dated march 5, 2009 alleging that the petitioner never received the recall remedy for 07v-156 and that, as a result, the petitioner's my2003 ford escape caught fire at the abs control module.in response to odi follow-up, the manufacturer verified that the petitioner's vehicle had in fact received service related to safety recall 07v156 - a fact later corroborated by the petitioner.circumstances of the fire experienced in the petitioner's remedied vehicle indicate that the remedy was ineffective.additional review by odi identified an additional 6 similar (alleged to have originated in the engine compartment at or near the abs control module ) non-crash fire incidents in subject vehicles known to have received the recall remedy.accordingly, a recall query (rq09-002) has been opened to assess the effectiveness of the recall remedy.
PE06048FORD MOTOR COMPANY10/30/200604/17/2007ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE07V156000
 In letters dated march 30, 2007, ford and mazda notified nhtsa that they will conduct safety recalls to remedy a safety defect that may result in fire in a wiring connector used in certain model year (my) 2001-2004 ford escape and mazda tribute sport utility vehicles equipped with abs.recall 07v-156 involves approximately 446,450 my 2001-2004 escape vehicles manufactured from october 22, 1999 through january 23, 2004.recall 07v-157 involves approximately 95,300 my 2001-2004 tribute vehicles manufactured from april 17, 2000 through december 19, 2003. according to the manufacturers, the electrical wiring connectors to the abs electronic control module were manufactured with wire seals missing or improperly installed in some wiring harnesses used in the recall populations.this may allow environmental contaminants such as water or brake fluid to enter the abs electrical connector interface and cause corrosion of the electrical terminals.such corrosion may result in an illuminated abs telltale, an open circuit, and/or an engine compartment fire originating at the electrical connector.to remedy the defect, the manufacturers will inspect the connectors for seal integrity.if a seal integrity issue is identified the vehicle will be repaired as necessary.all vehicles will have dielectric grease applied to the connectors to further reduce the possibility of contaminants entering the electrical connectors. to date, odi is aware of 120 non-crash related fire incidents alleged to have originated in the engine compartment at or near the abs electronic control module in the subject vehicles, which represent approximately 80 percent of the recall population.of the 120 alleged fires, 6 are alleged to have occurred when the vehicle was parked inside a garage structure.in 4 incidents, complainants alleged the structure or adjoining structure(s) suffered smoke damage, while in 2 incidents, the alleged fires caused more extensive damage totaling approximately $50,000 each.there are no known injuries or fatalities related to the alleged defect.based on the ford and mazda recalls, this investigation is closed.
PE06048FORD MOTOR COMPANY10/30/200604/17/2007ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE07V157000
 In letters dated march 30, 2007, ford and mazda notified nhtsa that they will conduct safety recalls to remedy a safety defect that may result in fire in a wiring connector used in certain model year (my) 2001-2004 ford escape and mazda tribute sport utility vehicles equipped with abs.recall 07v-156 involves approximately 446,450 my 2001-2004 escape vehicles manufactured from october 22, 1999 through january 23, 2004.recall 07v-157 involves approximately 95,300 my 2001-2004 tribute vehicles manufactured from april 17, 2000 through december 19, 2003. according to the manufacturers, the electrical wiring connectors to the abs electronic control module were manufactured with wire seals missing or improperly installed in some wiring harnesses used in the recall populations.this may allow environmental contaminants such as water or brake fluid to enter the abs electrical connector interface and cause corrosion of the electrical terminals.such corrosion may result in an illuminated abs telltale, an open circuit, and/or an engine compartment fire originating at the electrical connector.to remedy the defect, the manufacturers will inspect the connectors for seal integrity.if a seal integrity issue is identified the vehicle will be repaired as necessary.all vehicles will have dielectric grease applied to the connectors to further reduce the possibility of contaminants entering the electrical connectors. to date, odi is aware of 120 non-crash related fire incidents alleged to have originated in the engine compartment at or near the abs electronic control module in the subject vehicles, which represent approximately 80 percent of the recall population.of the 120 alleged fires, 6 are alleged to have occurred when the vehicle was parked inside a garage structure.in 4 incidents, complainants alleged the structure or adjoining structure(s) suffered smoke damage, while in 2 incidents, the alleged fires caused more extensive damage totaling approximately $50,000 each.there are no known injuries or fatalities related to the alleged defect.based on the ford and mazda recalls, this investigation is closed.
RQ09002FORD MOTOR COMPANY04/15/200901/15/2010ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE
 In letters dated march 30, 2007, ford motor company (ford) and mazda north american operations (mazda) notified the agency that they will conduct recalls 07v-156 and 07v-157, respectively, to remedy a safety defect that may result in fire in a wiring connector used in certain model year (my) 2001-2004 ford escape and mazda tribute vehicles equipped with abs.the recall campaign prescribes an inspection of the subject components, which shall be repaired or replaced only if necessary.if the subject vehicle passes the visual inspection then the recall instructs the technician to apply electrical grease (ford part number xg-12) to the abs module connector and verify system operation.to date, approximately 388,500 subject vehicles (71.7% of the total recall population) have been serviced under the recall campaign, the vast majority of which (373,985) passed the visual inspection and received only the electrical grease applied to the abs module connector. the agency is aware of at least 86 unique subject vehicles that have reportedly experienced non-crash fire incidents originating in the engine compartment at or near the abs control module some time after the vehicle was serviced under the subject recall.the manufacturer has provided some information that indicates certain vehicles were improperly serviced under the subject recall as evidenced by the factory wire tie-wrap not being removed from the wiring harness (which indicates a proper inspection could not have been performed) and by incorrect grease being applied, incorrect amounts of grease, and even instances where no grease was applied to the abs module connector.also, there remain some questions regarding the severity of the reported fire incidents.the manufacturer contends that most reported fires were actually non-fire thermal events with damage limited to the subject components and that most vehicles are repaired and returned to service.however, the trend appears to be ongoing with 5 reported incidents having occurred in the past 6 months.accordingly, this recall query has been upgraded to an engineering analysis to further assess the effectiveness of the recall remedy.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
01/01/2013870001
 Brake hydraulic fluid reservoir cap leaking brake fluid. replaced with new cap from dealer, 100% fixed problem. retained old cap if inspection needed. *tr
01/01/201387000
 Brake hydraulic fluid reservoir cap leaking brake fluid. replaced with new cap from dealer, 100% fixed problem. retained old cap if inspection needed.
01/01/201387000
 Brake hydraulic fluid reservoir cap leaking brake fluid. replaced with new cap from dealer, 100% fixed problem. retained old cap if inspection needed.
09/06/20121490001
 I own 3 ford escapes and all 3 have same safety issue. i learned on google that i am not alone. it is a very common problem. i am talking about abs tone ring which cracks and causes abs to malfunction. it becomes a serious issue when it happens while driving. initial malfunction causes on-board computer to be confused and brakes don't perform as they should, causing extended braking distance. once on-board computer recognizes the problem abs dashboard light will come on and the driver is aware of the issue. broken abs tone ring will cause abs brakes to engage on dry surface even at the lowest speeds. this failure becomes serious issue at the moment of initial malfunction because the driver is caught by surprise. please view comments by others at the link below. all comments are screen captures with original url visible at the top of each comment. http://eaglehorizon.com/tone-ring/ it is a very common problem, it is a safety issue and i am surprised this is not a recall yet. i hope you can take appropriate action. it applies to many ford vehicles dating from 2001- present. *tr
09/06/20121490001
 I own 3 ford escapes and all 3 have same safety issue. i learned on google that i am not alone. it is a very common problem. i am talking about abs tone ring which cracks and causes abs to malfunction. it becomes a serious issue when it happens while driving. initial malfunction causes on-board computer to be confused and brakes don't perform as they should, causing extended braking distance. once on-board computer recognizes the problem abs dashboard light will come on and the driver is aware of the issue. broken abs tone ring will cause abs brakes to engage on dry surface even at the lowest speeds. this failure becomes serious issue at the moment of initial malfunction because the driver is caught by surprise. please view comments by others at the link below. all comments are screen captures with original url visible at the top of each comment. http://eaglehorizon.com/tone-ring/ it is a very common problem, it is a safety issue and i am surprised this is not a recall yet. i hope you can take appropriate action. it applies to many ford vehicles dating from 2001- present. *tr
09/06/20121490001
 I own 3 ford escapes and all 3 have same safety issue. i learned on google that i am not alone. it is a very common problem. i am talking about abs tone ring which cracks and causes abs to malfunction. it becomes a serious issue when it happens while driving. initial malfunction causes on-board computer to be confused and brakes don't perform as they should, causing extended braking distance. once on-board computer recognizes the problem abs dashboard light will come on and the driver is aware of the issue. broken abs tone ring will cause abs brakes to engage on dry surface even at the lowest speeds. this failure becomes serious issue at the moment of initial malfunction because the driver is caught by surprise. please view comments by others at the link below. all comments are screen captures with original url visible at the top of each comment. http://eaglehorizon.com/tone-ring/ it is a very common problem, it is a safety issue and i am surprised this is not a recall yet. i hope you can take appropriate action. it applies to many ford vehicles dating from 2001- present. *tr
09/06/2012149000
 I own 3 ford escapes and all 3 have same safety issue. i learned on google that i am not alone. it is a very common problem. i am talking about abs tone ring which cracks and causes abs to malfunction. it becomes a serious issue when it happens while driving. initial malfunction causes on-board computer to be confused and brakes don't perform as they should, causing extended braking distance. once on-board computer recognizes the problem abs dashboard light will come on and the driver is aware of the issue. broken abs tone ring will cause abs brakes to engage on dry surface even at the lowest speeds. this failure becomes serious issue at the moment of initial malfunction because the driver is caught by surprise. please view comments by others at the link below. all comments are screen captures with original url visible at the top of each comment. http://eaglehorizon.com/tone-ring/ it is a very common problem, it is a safety issue and i am surprised this is not a recall yet. i hope you can take appropriate action. it applies to many ford vehicles dating from 2001- present.
08/01/2011198000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the contact attempted to brake and the vehicle failed to stop. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the brake lines needed to be replaced. in addition, the contact stated that the rear hatch, rear passenger door and the driver side doors would not open. the contact was able to lock and unlock the doors however. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the current mileage was 227,691 and the failure mileage was 198,000. pmb
08/01/2011198000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the contact attempted to brake and the vehicle failed to stop. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the brake lines needed to be replaced. in addition, the contact stated that the rear hatch, rear passenger door and the driver side doors would not open. the contact was able to lock and unlock the doors however. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the current mileage was 227,691 and the failure mileage was 198,000. pmb
08/01/2011198000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the contact attempted to brake and the vehicle failed to stop. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the brake lines needed to be replaced. in addition, the contact stated that the rear hatch, rear passenger door and the driver side doors would not open. the contact was able to lock and unlock the doors however. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the current mileage was 227,691 and the failure mileage was 198,000. pmb
08/01/2011198000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving at 10 mph, the contact attempted to brake, and depressed the brake pedal; vehicle failed to respond. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop, inspected and the brake lines were replaced. the contact stated that the rear hatch, rear passenger and driver side doors do not open. the contact was able to lock and unlock doors; however the doors do not open. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. the current mileage was 227,691. the failure mileage was 198,000. yn
08/01/2011198000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving at 10 mph, the contact attempted to brake, and depressed the brake pedal; vehicle failed to respond. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop, inspected and the brake lines were replaced. the contact stated that the rear hatch, rear passenger and driver side doors do not open. the contact was able to lock and unlock doors; however the doors do not open. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. the current mileage was 227,691. the failure mileage was 198,000. yn
08/01/201274000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph the vehicle accelerated independently and the brakes failed to stop the vehicle. as a result, the vehicle crashed into a tree. a police report was filed and the driver and passenger sustained minor injuries. the vehicle was destroyed. the dealer was not contacted. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 74,000. kmj
08/01/201274000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving at 55 mph the vehicle accelerated on its own and the brakes were inoperable the vehicle was run into a tree which caused a crashed. the driver and her four year old grandson were with manor injuries. the police were notified of the crashed and a report was available. the ambulance was notified but no one was taken to the hospital. the vehicle was destroyed at the crashed. the dealer was not notified of the failure. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure of the vehicle. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 74,000. lg
08/01/201274000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving at 55 mph the vehicle accelerated on its own and the brakes were inoperable the vehicle was run into a tree which caused a crashed. the driver and her four year old grandson were with manor injuries. the police were notified of the crashed and a report was available. the ambulance was notified but no one was taken to the hospital. the vehicle was destroyed at the crashed. the dealer was not notified of the failure. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure of the vehicle. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 74,000. lg
06/21/20122111424
 I have had three or four incidents when i hit my brakes and my vehicle felt as if it was still accelerating. i wonder if the recent recall could affect 4-cylinder vehicles as well. *tr
06/21/20122111424
 I have had three or four incidents when i hit my brakes and my vehicle felt as if it was still accelerating. i wonder if the recent recall could affect 4-cylinder vehicles as well. *tr
06/21/20122111424
 I have had three or four incidents when i hit my brakes and my vehicle felt as if it was still accelerating. i wonder if the recent recall could affect 4-cylinder vehicles as well. *tr
06/21/2012211142
 I have had three or four incidents when i hit my brakes and my vehicle felt as if it was still accelerating. i wonder if the recent recall could affect 4-cylinder vehicles as well.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
06/13/2005540001
 My wife was driving our 8 year old twins to a piano recital in my 2001 ford escape, and, while going up a steep hill on a four-lane road, the engine downshifted and the car accelerated out of control. when she realized that she the car was speeding forward when she was not pressing on the accelerator, she applied the brakes hard, but nothing happened. in an attempt to avoid the cars, she took an off-ramp but quickly realized that traffic was stopped there as well. in desperation, my wife pulled the emergency brake. the car then stopped, but then lost she lost everything. my escape started rolling backwards down the hill, even with the emergency brake on. again, the foot brake didn't respond. she was headed backwards down the 1/2 mile, steeply graded hill into the cars coming up the hill. she turned the wheel to back up the steep embankment on the side of the road. after bouncing backwards through the steep ditch and traveling about 14 feet up the embankment, the car paused for a moment and then slammed forward back into the ditch. our children were not hurt. my wife has suffered whiplash which is requiring medication, physical therapy, and gives her constant pain. my local ford dealer has been honest that a cruise control wire was frayed, and even though she was not using the cruise control, it was moving in parallel to the accelerator cable. the frayed cruise control cable stuck and caused the accelerator to compress and stick. they have no explanation for the loss of brakes and the failure of the emergency brake. however, after the honest assessment, poor treatment ensued. the dealership is fixing the cable, transmission, and brakes under our extended warranty and not taking ownership for the accident. they have had my car for 1 month today, and i still do not have it back. i will have to pay the $1000 deductible for the auto body work.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
06/07/2002109/01/2001
 F-150 barely stops from hitting a crv in front of it. as soon as i saw him apply his brakes i slammed on mine. the brakes did not seem to help to slow escape's speed. went under f150's bumper and was bounced back at least a car length and a half (have pictures). the front was cruppled and airbags did not deploy. i was told by ford they found nothing wrong with breaking system but i know what it felt like. maybe systems were working according to their computer but i know if i had been in my 1996 explorer it would have stopped.*ak
12/22/2001111/01/2000
 I have spoken with a ford rep. for a new car, too many things have gone wrong. it is currently in the shop have the window and abs brakes fixed. every time it's somehting new! nlm
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
12/12/200350000411/27/2002
 I have a 2001 ford escape. abs sensores got mud in them failed and burnt out. i have replaced 4 abs sensorse in 5 month period. i was told because of mud getting in them. dealer ship and ford customoer service tell me to wash sensors off when ever i drive through the mud. i live on a dirt road. so i would half to crawl under the car and wash all sensorse every day. i get in my car in the morning to take the kids to the school bus half way there the abs warning light goes on. when i get home if i crawl under the car and wash out sensores the light will go off. then later in the day when i go to pick up the kids the same thing happens. if i wash the sensores everytime i go through the mud abs breaks will work untill i get mud in them. if i dont wash mud out of sensores eventually they will burn out. the ford dealership and ford customer service said this is normal maintanace. i cant believe they would consider that normal. i have spent most of the time i have owned this suv driving it with out abs breaks. i think they should fix this design problem, before i get into an acident with out the use of my abs brakes. i want problem fixed before i have an accident with no abs brakes. they blame the problem on me for not keeping it clean. i cant wash it everytime i use it and i shouldn't half to if they would redesign it.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
08/10/200981400
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated when entering the vehicle and starting the vehicle he noticed that the abs light was illuminated for a short period of time then shut off. he also noticed when it rained while driving, the abs light would illuminate; however, the vehicle drove as if it was not activated. the dealer stated that the vehicle was experiencing hydraulic motor circuit failure in the abs system. the contact was given an estimate for $1216.87 to repair the vehicle. the contact called the manufacturer and was informed that the failure was related to nhtsa campaign number 07v156000, service brakes, hydraulic, antilock:control unit/module; however, the vin was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 81,400 and the current mileage was 81,679.
05/24/20075699003/09/2001
 Failure of dealer, fette ford, clifton, nj, to repair safety recall of 2001 ford ecsape.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC
02/25/200441870011/19/2000
 Brake pedal hisses and squeaks when released. to stop high-pitched hissing sound, the pedal must be lightly tapped. results in extensive damage to brake system. brake pads, rotors, and power brake booster need replacing. potential safety issue!
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
05/22/20091594661
 Just to put a little update on my posting, we were cussed out by the dealership and after the dealer told us to bring the truck in, which we did on our own expense not theirs we had it towed there, the mechanic that was supposed to inspect it told us to
05/22/20091594661
 We were heading home after getting our dinner, approached a stop light and applied the brakes, i then noticed the truck wasn't stopping and the brake pedal was stiff. i hit the brakes again, still nothing, again hit them as hard as i could, still nothing, so i swerved to miss the van infront of me and hit a telephone pole. we were going approximately 35 mph and there was no signs of braking on pavement or braking on the grassy area leading up to the telephone pole. we haven't had problems like this before, our brakes would vibrate every once in a while when applied. this was the first time we've had complete loss of brakes. my fiance resulted in bruises on her face and back spasms. my one year old daughter was also in the car and had no injuries, however, it took us months to get her to be calm in the car. we ended up having to buy a new carseat after just purchasing a few months before and i received a failure to control citation. i contacted ford and they put my complaint into ford legal group. i was upset because none of the airbags went off, had i been five more minutes down the road we would have been in a 55 mph zone. i was furious that the dealership sold me this vehicle after swearing up and down that it was one of the safest on their lot. we have yet to hear anything from ford, we have received a letter from them lecturing us on the usage of the airbags, how they are meant to prevent fatalities not injuries. our initial complaint was the vehicle did not stop! the owner of the dealership feels he's no liable because we bought used with no warranty. however, that does not excuse from selling multifunctional vehicle. we have fought with the dealership and legal group. the dealership is going to have it inspected to see what caused it. but he wants us to pay for it and i don't feel we should. haven't we paid enough will all the crap this vehicle has caused? *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
07/26/20121510001
 Vehicle was approaching intersection w/ stop sign. vehicle would not slow. driver reported 'no brakes'. brakes, disks, were replaced 5 weeks prior and were apparently in working order. suspicion that throttle may have stuck open, resulting in inability to slow with brakes. vehicle was in frontal, t-bone crash, two vehicles total loss with injuries. *tr
07/26/20121510001
 Vehicle was approaching intersection w/ stop sign. vehicle would not slow. driver reported 'no brakes'. brakes, disks, were replaced 5 weeks prior and were apparently in working order. suspicion that throttle may have stuck open, resulting in inability to slow with brakes. vehicle was in frontal, t-bone crash, two vehicles total loss with injuries. *tr
07/26/20121510001
 Vehicle was approaching intersection w/ stop sign. vehicle would not slow. driver reported 'no brakes'. brakes, disks, were replaced 5 weeks prior and were apparently in working order. suspicion that throttle may have stuck open, resulting in inability to slow with brakes. vehicle was in frontal, t-bone crash, two vehicles total loss with injuries. *tr
01/20/2012
 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) in january 2012. the contact was concerned because the parts needed to complete the recall repair were not available. she spoke to the dealer on several occasions and they stated that the parts were not available but she was first on the list to be notified when the parts became available. the contact had to keep her vehicle parked away from her home because both the recall and the dealer indicated that the vehicle could potentially catch on fire. the dealer also advised her that the vehicle was safe to drive however, if it began to smoke to exit the vehicle immediately. the contact was told the that parts would be available within the first quarter but they had not become available as of may 2012. there were no failures experienced with the vehicle. kmj
01/20/2012
 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) in january 2012. the contact was concerned because the parts needed to complete the recall repair were not available. she spoke to the dealer on several occasions and they stated that the parts were not available but she was first on the list to be notified when the parts became available. the contact had to keep her vehicle parked away from her home because both the recall and the dealer indicated that the vehicle could potentially catch on fire. the dealer also advised her that the vehicle was safe to drive however, if it began to smoke to exit the vehicle immediately. the contact was told the that parts would be available within the first quarter but they had not become available as of may 2012. there were no failures experienced with the vehicle. kmj
01/20/2012
 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) in january 2012. the contact was concerned because the parts needed to complete the recall repair were not available. she spoke to the dealer on several occasions and they stated that the parts were not available but she was first on the list to be notified when the parts became available. the contact had to keep her vehicle parked away from her home because both the recall and the dealer indicated that the vehicle could potentially catch on fire. the dealer also advised her that the vehicle was safe to drive however, if it began to smoke to exit the vehicle immediately. the contact was told the that parts would be available within the first quarter but they had not become available as of may 2012. there were no failures experienced with the vehicle. kmj
01/10/2012
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module ); however the part had been unavailable since the recall was issued in january of 2012. the dealer was uncertain of when the part would become available. the contact planned to notify the manufacturer of the problem. there was no failure at this time. sm.
01/20/2012
 Tl - the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact was concerned about the parts not being available regarding nhtsa recall 12v005000, (11s24) service brakes, hydraulic antilock, control unit/module. she received the recall notice in january 2012. she spoke to the dealer on several occasions and they stated the parts were not available but she was first on the list. the contact had to keep her vehicle parked away from her home since the recall indicated and the dealer confirmed to do so in the event of a fire. the dealer also advised her that the vehicle was safe to drive; however, if it began to smoke to exit the vehicle immediately. she was told the parts would be available within the first quarter and they are not available as of may 2012. there are no failures at this time. rk
01/10/2012
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module ); however the part had been unavailable since the recall was issued in january of 2012. the dealer was uncertain of when the part would become available. the contact planned to notify the manufacturer of the problem. there was no failure at this time. sm.
04/20/2012105000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the abs module system failed and the abs warning light illuminated sporadically. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who ran a diagnostic test and stated that the abs, vehicle speed control, brake lamps and switches failed because the abs module was not working. the vehicle was previously repaired under nhtsa campaign id number: 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module) however, the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified who advised the contact that there was an open manufacturer
01/01/201251829
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock:control unit/module). an authorized dealer was notified on four occasions and the contact was informed that the parts necessary to remedy the failure were not available. the dealer was not able to provide a time frame as to when the parts would become available. the manufacturer was also notified and stated that the parts were not available. the failure mileage was 51,829.
01/10/2012
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module ); however the part had been unavailable since the recall was issued in january of 2012. the dealer was uncertain of when the part would become available to perform the repair. the contact planned to notify the manufacturer of the problem. there was no failure at this time. js
04/20/2012105000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the abs module system failed and the abs warning light illuminated sporadically. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who ran a diagnostic test and stated that the abs, vehicle speed control, brake lamps and switches failed because the abs module was not working. the vehicle was previously repaired under nhtsa campaign id number: 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module) however, the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified who advised the contact that there was an open manufacturer
01/01/201251829
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock:control unit/module). an authorized dealer was notified on four occasions and the contact was informed that the parts necessary to remedy the failure were not available. the dealer was not able to provide a time frame as to when the parts would become available. the manufacturer was also notified and stated that the parts were not available. the failure mileage was 51,829. kmj
01/10/2012
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated there was a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module ); however the part had been unavailable since the recall was issued in january of 2012. the dealer was uncertain of when the part would become available to perform the repair. the contact planned to notify the manufacturer of the problem. there was no failure at this time. js
04/20/2012105000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated the abs module system failed. the abs light started to illuminate. the vehicle was taken in to the dealer who ran a diagnostic test and stated the abs, vehicle speed control, brake lamps and switch has failed because the abs module was not working. there was a recall previous nhtsa campaign id number: 07v156000 component: service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module. ford recall no. 07s51. the dealer repaired the vehicle previously but the contact stated the failure has occurred again. the manufacturer was notified who stated there was another recall which was ford recall# 11s204, but the parts are not available. the contact files#39150053 a complaints with the manufacturer. the failure mileage was 105,000 and the current failure was 170,000. mw
01/01/201251829
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock:control unit/module). an authorized dealer was notified on four occasions and the contact was informed that the parts necessary to remedy the failure were not available. the dealer was not able to provide a time frame as to when the parts would become available. the manufacturer was also notified and stated that the parts were not available. the failure mileage was 51,829. kmj
04/20/2012105000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated the abs module system failed. the abs light started to illuminate. the vehicle was taken in to the dealer who ran a diagnostic test and stated the abs, vehicle speed control, brake lamps and switch has failed because the abs module was not working. there was a recall previous nhtsa campaign id number: 07v156000 component: service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module. ford recall no. 07s51. the dealer repaired the vehicle previously but the contact stated the failure has occurred again. the manufacturer was notified who stated there was another recall which was ford recall# 11s204, but the parts are not available. the contact files#39150053 a complaints with the manufacturer. the failure mileage was 105,000 and the current failure was 170,000. mw
01/01/201251829
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). an authorized dealer was notified on four occasions and the contact was informed that the parts necessary to remedy the failure were not available. the dealer was not able to provide a time frame as to when the parts would become available. the manufacturer was also notified and stated that the parts were not available. the failure mileage was 51,829. sm.
01/01/201251829
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). an authorized dealer was notified on four occasions and the contact was informed that the parts necessary to remedy the failure were not available. the dealer was not able to provide a time frame as to when the parts would become available. the manufacturer was also notified and stated that the parts were not available. the failure mileage was 51,829. sm.
04/17/2012102000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:anti lock:control unit/module) but was unable to have the vehicle repaired because the dealer did not have the necessary parts available. the contact stated that the situation was an inconvenience and he was concerned because the recall notification advised him not to drive the vehicle due to the potential of a fire occurring. the manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 102,000. kmj
04/17/2012102000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:anti lock:control unit/module) but was unable to have the vehicle repaired because the dealer did not have the necessary parts available. the contact stated that the situation was an inconvenience and he was concerned because the recall notification advised him not to drive the vehicle due to the potential of a fire occurring. the manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 102,000. kmj
04/17/2012102000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated received the nhtsa campaign id number: 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:anti lock:control unit/module) recall notice, but the dealer did not have the parts available. the contact stated that this was an inconvenience and a danger, because it was advised that the contact not drive under anything and there was a possibility that the vehicle could catch fire. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 102,000. nw
04/17/2012102000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated received the nhtsa campaign id number: 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:anti lock:control unit/module) recall notice, but the dealer did not have the parts available. the contact stated that this was an inconvenience and a danger, because it was advised that the contact not drive under anything and there was a possibility that the vehicle could catch fire. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 102,000. nw
04/10/201275000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact received the recall notice associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). an authorized dealer was notified and the contact was informed that the parts necessary to repair the vehicle would not be available until august 2012. the manufacturer was then notified, but denied any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 75,000. sm.
01/01/2012114000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). an authorized dealer was notified on two occasions and the contact was informed that the parts necessary to remedy the failure were not available. the manufacturer was also notified and they were unable to provide a schedule as to when the parts would become available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 114,000 and the current mileage was 117,000. sm.
04/10/201275000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact received the recall notice associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). an authorized dealer was notified and the contact was informed that the parts necessary to repair the vehicle would not be available until august 2012. the manufacturer was then notified, but denied any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 75,000. sm.
01/01/2012114000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). an authorized dealer was notified on two occasions and the contact was informed that the parts necessary to remedy the failure were not available. the manufacturer was also notified and they were unable to provide a schedule as to when the parts would become available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 114,000 and the current mileage was 117,000. sm.
04/10/201275000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact received the recall notice associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). an authorized dealer was notified and the contact was informed that the parts necessary to repair the vehicle would not be available until august 2012. the manufacturer was then notified, but denied any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 75,000. sm.
01/01/2012114000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). an authorized dealer was notified on two occasions and the contact was informed that the parts necessary to remedy the failure were not available. the manufacturer was also notified and they were unable to provide a schedule as to when the parts would become available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 114,000 and the current mileage was 117,000. sm.
04/10/201275000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact received the nhtsa campaign id number: 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module) recall notice in the mail, but the dealer told the contact that the parts would not be available as late as august 2012. the manufacturer was notified, but denied any assistance with repair to vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 75,000. nw
01/01/2012114000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). an authorized dealer was notified on two occasions and the contact was informed that the parts necessary to remedy the failure were not available. the manufacturer was also notified and they were unable to provide a schedule as to when the parts would become available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 114,000 and the current mileage was 117,000. sm.
04/02/2012195406
 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) and contacted the dealer to make an appointment but was advised that the parts needed for the repair were not available. the manufacturer was notified, but denied any assistance to the contact. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact was concerned because the recall letter stated that the vehicle could possibly catch fire and the abs brake warning light could illuminate on the instrument panel. the contact stated that the abs brake warning light was illuminated in the vehicle and the time frame in which the vehicle could be repaired had exceeded a reasonable amount of time. the failure and the current mileage was 195,406. kmj
04/02/2012195406
 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) and contacted the dealer to make an appointment but was advised that the parts needed for the repair were not available. the manufacturer was notified, but denied any assistance to the contact. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact was concerned because the recall letter stated that the vehicle could possibly catch fire and the abs brake warning light could illuminate on the instrument panel. the contact stated that the abs brake warning light was illuminated in the vehicle and the time frame in which the vehicle could be repaired had exceeded a reasonable amount of time. the failure and the current mileage was 195,406. kmj
04/02/2012195406
 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) and contacted the dealer to make an appointment but was advised that the parts needed for the repair were not available. the manufacturer was notified, but denied any assistance to the contact. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact was concerned because the recall letter stated that the vehicle could possibly catch fire and the abs brake warning light could illuminate on the instrument panel. the contact stated that the abs brake warning light was illuminated in the vehicle and the time frame in which the vehicle could be repaired had exceeded a reasonable amount of time. the failure and the current mileage was 195,406. kmj
04/02/2012195406
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact received the nhtsa campaign id number: 12v005000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module) recall notice in the mail. the contact called the dealer to make an appointment, but the parts were not available. the manufacturer was notified, but denied any assistance with repair to the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact was concerned because the recall letter states that the vehicle could catch fire and the abs brake warning light could illuminate on the instrument panel. the warning light did illuminate on the instrument panel. the failure and current mileage was 195,406. nw
03/08/2012121114
 Inadvertent activation of abs system while braking due to cracked abs tone ring on r passenger side. device failed secondary to rusting components; repair cost ~$200 at trusted mechanic. quick internet search reveals hundreds of complaints for this issue for similar cars at any mileage. this defect does not impact ability to stop; however, when braking you get a brake/release cycle which feels like the brakes are failing. eventually, the abs computer recognizes the error, the abs light illuminates, and abs system is disabled, resuming normal braking activity.
03/08/2012121114
 Inadvertent activation of abs system while braking due to cracked abs tone ring on r passenger side. device failed secondary to rusting components; repair cost ~$200 at trusted mechanic. quick internet search reveals hundreds of complaints for this issue for similar cars at any mileage. this defect does not impact ability to stop; however, when braking you get a brake/release cycle which feels like the brakes are failing. eventually, the abs computer recognizes the error, the abs light illuminates, and abs system is disabled, resuming normal braking activity.
03/08/2012121114
 Inadvertent activation of abs system while braking due to cracked abs tone ring on r passenger side. device failed secondary to rusting components; repair cost ~$200 at trusted mechanic. quick internet search reveals hundreds of complaints for this issue for similar cars at any mileage. this defect does not impact ability to stop; however, when braking you get a brake/release cycle which feels like the brakes are failing. eventually, the abs computer recognizes the error, the abs light illuminates, and abs system is disabled, resuming normal braking activity.
03/08/2012121114
 Inadvertent activation of abs system while braking due to cracked abs tone ring on r passenger side. device failed secondary to rusting components; repair cost ~$200 at trusted mechanic. quick internet search reveals hundreds of complaints for this issue for similar cars at any mileage. this defect does not impact ability to stop; however, when braking you get a brake/release cycle which feels like the brakes are failing. eventually, the abs computer recognizes the error, the abs light illuminates, and abs system is disabled, resuming normal braking activity.
03/08/2012121114
 Inadvertent activation of abs system while braking due to cracked abs tone ring on r passenger side. device failed secondary to rusting components; repair cost ~$200 at trusted mechanic. quick internet search reveals hundreds of complaints for this issue for similar cars at any mileage. this defect does not impact ability to stop; however, when braking you get a brake/release cycle which feels like the brakes are failing. eventually, the abs computer recognizes the error, the abs light illuminates, and abs system is disabled, resuming normal braking activity.
09/15/201197113
 2001 ford escape felt like abs was kicking in on ice. felt pumping in pedal and poor braking. this has happened several times in past 2 weeks. seem to happen most at speeds of 30-60 mph. almost reended another vehicle. car was purchased 9/6/2011.
09/15/201197113
 2001 ford escape felt like abs was kicking in on ice. felt pumping in pedal and poor braking. this has happened several times in past 2 weeks. seem to happen most at speeds of 30-60 mph. almost reended another vehicle. car was purchased 9/6/2011.
09/15/201197113
 2001 ford escape felt like abs was kicking in on ice. felt pumping in pedal and poor braking. this has happened several times in past 2 weeks. seem to happen most at speeds of 30-60 mph. almost reended another vehicle. car was purchased 9/6/2011.
09/15/201197113
 2001 ford escape felt like abs was kicking in on ice. felt pumping in pedal and poor braking. this has happened several times in past 2 weeks. seem to happen most at speeds of 30-60 mph. almost reended another vehicle. car was purchased 9/6/2011.
09/15/201197113
 2001 ford escape felt like abs was kicking in on ice. felt pumping in pedal and poor braking. this has happened several times in past 2 weeks. seem to happen most at speeds of 30-60 mph. almost reended another vehicle. car was purchased 9/6/2011.
08/07/2011173000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated the vehicle caught fire while parked in the garage. the fire was located on the wiring harness near the brake reservoir. the vehicle was not destroyed. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated the abs module caused the fire. the contact also found out prior to the fire a recall remedy was performed on the vehicle in november 2008, under nhtsa campaign id number:07v156000(service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). the manufacturer was notified. the failure and current mileages were 173,000. rvk
08/07/2011173000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated the vehicle caught fire while parked in the garage. the fire was located on the wiring harness near the brake reservoir. the vehicle was not destroyed. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated the abs module caused the fire. the contact also found out prior to the fire a recall remedy was performed on the vehicle in november 2008, under nhtsa campaign id number:07v156000(service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). the manufacturer was notified. the failure and current mileages were 173,000. rvk
08/07/2011173000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated the vehicle caught fire while parked in the garage. the fire was located on the wiring harness near the brake reservoir. the vehicle was not destroyed. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated the abs module caused the fire. the contact also found out prior to the fire a recall remedy was performed on the vehicle in november 2008, under nhtsa campaign id number:07v156000(service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). the manufacturer was notified. the failure and current mileages were 173,000. rvk
08/07/2011173000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated the vehicle caught fire while parked in the garage. the fire was located on the wiring harness near the brake reservoir. the vehicle was not destroyed. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated the abs module caused the fire. the contact also found out prior to the fire a recall remedy was performed on the vehicle in november 2008, under nhtsa campaign id number:07v156000(service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). the manufacturer was notified. the failure and current mileages were 173,000. rvk
03/15/2011122300
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact was driving approximately 30 mph when the abs and brake warning lights illuminated. in addition, the contact noticed an unusual odor coming from under the hood. the failure was ongoing for one month. the vehicle had not been taken to the dealer for the failure. the manufacturer was contacted and advised that there were no recalls on the vehicle. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:anti lock:control unit/module) but was advised that his vehicle was not part of the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 122,300 and the current mileage was 123,600.
03/15/2011122300
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact was driving approximately 30 mph when the abs and brake warning lights illuminated. in addition, the contact noticed an unusual odor coming from under the hood. the failure was ongoing for one month. the vehicle had not been taken to the dealer for the failure. the manufacturer was contacted and advised that there were no recalls on the vehicle. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:anti lock:control unit/module) but was advised that his vehicle was not part of the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 122,300 and the current mileage was 123,600.
03/15/2011122300
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact was driving approximately 30 mph when the abs and brake warning lights illuminated. in addition, the contact noticed an unusual odor coming from under the hood. the failure was ongoing for one month. the vehicle had not been taken to the dealer for the failure. the manufacturer was contacted and advised that there were no recalls on the vehicle. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:anti lock:control unit/module) but was advised that his vehicle was not part of the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 122,300 and the current mileage was 123,600.
03/15/2011122300
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. while driving approximately 30 mph the abs light and the red brake light illuminated on the dashboard and stayed on. the contact also noticed an odor coming from the hood. the failure had been on going for one month. the vehicle had not been taken to the dealer for the failure. he contacted the manufacturer and was advised that there were no recalls on his vehicle. he reference recall 07v156000(service brakes, hydraulic:anti lock:control unit/module and was advised his vehicle was not part of this recall. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 122,300 and the current mileage was 123,600. vwb
11/24/2010185000
 Door locks are not unlocking properly. contacted ford about problem and they informed moe to put grease on it this did not work. ford escape trys to quite while running. replaced hoses and plugs and problems still going on. ford escape dpes not want to stop properly with new brakes or brakes that are only 10 to 20 percent worn. also leaks brake fluid have been unable to locate leak on escape.
11/24/2010185000
 Door locks are not unlocking properly. contacted ford about problem and they informed moe to put grease on it this did not work. ford escape trys to quite while running. replaced hoses and plugs and problems still going on. ford escape dpes not want to stop properly with new brakes or brakes that are only 10 to 20 percent worn. also leaks brake fluid have been unable to locate leak on escape.
12/11/2010103000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated while the vehicle was parked in the residence garage, he smelled an odor of burning wires. also, the contact noticed smoke emitting from underneath the hood, and intense sparks coming from the abs module as a result to the melting of the wiring harness. there were no flames present. the emergency brake and abs warning indicators illuminated two weeks prior to the failure. the abs module was disconnected, and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. there was a recall related to the failure under nhtsa campaign id number 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 103,000. js
11/24/2010185000
 Door locks are not unlocking properly. contacted ford about problem and they informed moe to put grease on it this did not work. ford escape trys to quite while running. replaced hoses and plugs and problems still going on. ford escape dpes not want to stop properly with new brakes or brakes that are only 10 to 20 percent worn. also leaks brake fluid have been unable to locate leak on escape.
12/11/2010103000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated while the vehicle was parked in the residence garage, he smelled an odor of burning wires. also, the contact noticed smoke emitting from underneath the hood, and intense sparks coming from the abs module as a result to the melting of the wiring harness. there were no flames present. the emergency brake and abs warning indicators illuminated two weeks prior to the failure. the abs module was disconnected, and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. there was a recall related to the failure under nhtsa campaign id number 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 103,000. js
11/24/2010185000
 Door locks are not unlocking properly. contacted ford about problem and they informed moe to put grease on it this did not work. ford escape trys to quite while running. replaced hoses and plugs and problems still going on. ford escape dpes not want to stop properly with new brakes or brakes that are only 10 to 20 percent worn. also leaks brake fluid have been unable to locate leak on escape.
12/11/2010103000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated while the vehicle was parked in the residence garage, he smelled an odor of burning wires. also, the contact noticed smoke emitting from underneath the hood, and intense sparks coming from the abs module as a result to the melting of the wiring harness. there were no flames present. the emergency brake and abs warning indicators illuminated two weeks prior to the failure. the abs module was disconnected, and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. there was a recall related to the failure under nhtsa campaign id number 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 103,000. js
12/11/2010103000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated while the vehicle was parked in the residence garage, he smelled an odor of burning wires. also, the contact noticed smoke emitting from underneath the hood, and intense sparks coming from the abs module as a result to the melting of the wiring harness. there were no flames present. the emergency brake and abs warning indicators illuminated two weeks prior to the failure. the abs module was disconnected, and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. there was a recall related to the failure under nhtsa campaign id number 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 103,000. js
11/24/2010143000
 During my recent travel, my 2001 ford escape had a small fire burning the abs wiring while parked in the garage. the anti-lock control unit/module had a recall back in 2007, 07s51, and in 2008 the module was inspected. i brought the car into the same dealer that did the inspection once i realized what had recently happened to see if the recall would be honored, regardless of the inspection. i was told that the recall had been taken care of by the inspection, and there was nothing the dealer could do, unless they sold me a $2,000 part. i called ford customer relations to inform them of my situation, and received the same response, there is nothing that they can do to honor the recall. my main concern is my safety, and i could have been injured or my house could have caught fire. i am disturbed in the response by ford regarding my safety and lack of assistance at the corporate level. i feel that ford has a responsibility to its customers to insure safety, but did not receive that assurance. regardless of the cause of the damage to the abs wiring, due to a faulty part my safety was at high risk. this is the first time i have had anything major occur with this vehicle, and have been fortunate of the vehicle's superb performance. i feel that the inspection solution of the recall did not prevent the wiring to catch fire, and should have been replaced either at the time of the recall or after the fire.
11/24/2010143000
 During my recent travel, my 2001 ford escape had a small fire burning the abs wiring while parked in the garage. the anti-lock control unit/module had a recall back in 2007, 07s51, and in 2008 the module was inspected. i brought the car into the same dealer that did the inspection once i realized what had recently happened to see if the recall would be honored, regardless of the inspection. i was told that the recall had been taken care of by the inspection, and there was nothing the dealer could do, unless they sold me a $2,000 part. i called ford customer relations to inform them of my situation, and received the same response, there is nothing that they can do to honor the recall. my main concern is my safety, and i could have been injured or my house could have caught fire. i am disturbed in the response by ford regarding my safety and lack of assistance at the corporate level. i feel that ford has a responsibility to its customers to insure safety, but did not receive that assurance. regardless of the cause of the damage to the abs wiring, due to a faulty part my safety was at high risk. this is the first time i have had anything major occur with this vehicle, and have been fortunate of the vehicle's superb performance. i feel that the inspection solution of the recall did not prevent the wiring to catch fire, and should have been replaced either at the time of the recall or after the fire.
11/24/2010143000
 During my recent travel, my 2001 ford escape had a small fire burning the abs wiring while parked in the garage. the anti-lock control unit/module had a recall back in 2007, 07s51, and in 2008 the module was inspected. i brought the car into the same dealer that did the inspection once i realized what had recently happened to see if the recall would be honored, regardless of the inspection. i was told that the recall had been taken care of by the inspection, and there was nothing the dealer could do, unless they sold me a $2,000 part. i called ford customer relations to inform them of my situation, and received the same response, there is nothing that they can do to honor the recall. my main concern is my safety, and i could have been injured or my house could have caught fire. i am disturbed in the response by ford regarding my safety and lack of assistance at the corporate level. i feel that ford has a responsibility to its customers to insure safety, but did not receive that assurance. regardless of the cause of the damage to the abs wiring, due to a faulty part my safety was at high risk. this is the first time i have had anything major occur with this vehicle, and have been fortunate of the vehicle's superb performance. i feel that the inspection solution of the recall did not prevent the wiring to catch fire, and should have been replaced either at the time of the recall or after the fire.
11/24/2010143000
 During my recent travel, my 2001 ford escape had a small fire burning the abs wiring while parked in the garage. the anti-lock control unit/module had a recall back in 2007, 07s51, and in 2008 the module was inspected. i brought the car into the same dealer that did the inspection once i realized what had recently happened to see if the recall would be honored, regardless of the inspection. i was told that the recall had been taken care of by the inspection, and there was nothing the dealer could do, unless they sold me a $2,000 part. i called ford customer relations to inform them of my situation, and received the same response, there is nothing that they can do to honor the recall. my main concern is my safety, and i could have been injured or my house could have caught fire. i am disturbed in the response by ford regarding my safety and lack of assistance at the corporate level. i feel that ford has a responsibility to its customers to insure safety, but did not receive that assurance. regardless of the cause of the damage to the abs wiring, due to a faulty part my safety was at high risk. this is the first time i have had anything major occur with this vehicle, and have been fortunate of the vehicle's superb performance. i feel that the inspection solution of the recall did not prevent the wiring to catch fire, and should have been replaced either at the time of the recall or after the fire.
01/24/2010790001
 The right front brake hose blew out which caused instant loss of braking to all 4 wheels *cn
01/30/2010963001
 Driving 2001 ford escape, v-6, 3.0l. at intersection brakes failed and could not stop vehicle. parked vehicle at nearest possible location and found brake hose leading to passenger side front brake caliper had cracked allowing fluid to leak out and release pressure from the braking system. *tr
08/07/20091100001
 The abs warning light came on in my 2001 ford escape. i took it to the ford service department. they ran some tests. they said the abs module was probably the cause but they did not have one in stock. they would order it and contact me to schedule installation. they did not indicate the vehicle was unsafe to operate. i drove the car back home and to work the next day. on the way home after work a fire started in the engine compartment left front side which is near the brake system components. i put the fire out and contacted my insurance company. the vehicle was no longer drivable. i had it towed to the ford dealer the next day. neither ford or farmers insurance could pinpoint the origin of the fire but their was damage around the abs and its wiring. ford has denied responsibility for the damage. i remembered a safety recall was done previously having to do with the abs. i rechecked and discovered that similar fires were the reason for the recall. ford said they did perform the recall on my vehicle. i checked further on line and saw that a safety investigation was opened because the remedy by ford has not eliminated vehicle abs wiring fires. i believe my ford escape is another case of this safety defect and ford should take responsibility for the damage and related expenses i have incurred. *tr
07/12/2009990001
 An electrical short caused the abs to malfunction. this illuminated the abs warning light, which caused the abs control module to overheat resulting in a burning odor, smoke, and engine fire. this condition occurred when the vehicle ignition switch was in the off position, and while the vehicle was being operated. it turns out that there were several recalls on this particular make and model which i have not been notified about. i have contacted ford motor company about the recalls. two different people told me that if the vin for my vehicle was not included in the recall, then the manufacturer is not obligated to fix the safety defect. the vehicle does not have anti- lock brakes now because the control module has burned up, and the fuses had to be removed. the price for installation of a new abs control module is estimated at $1500 to $2500. *tr
02/23/2009109000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle did not immediately stop when the brake pedal was depressed. the vehicle finally stopped a few seconds later. a mechanic inspected the vehicle and stated that the first brake hose failed and the second one was cracked. the vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense. the manufacturer stated that there were no recalls for the brakes. the contact stated that the brake hoses were defective. the failure mileage was 109,000 and current mileage was 114,000.
12/27/20081350001
 My 2001 ford escape alarm started going off in my driveway, upon investigation there was smoke billowing out from under the hood. we opened the hood and used the fire extinguisher on the abs brake module/wiring harness under the master cylinder. the vehicle was towed to ford motor company, allstate insurance states the fire was caused by the hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module. i had completed the recall for this part in february of 2008, 10 months later my vehicle catches on fire. the repairs completed at ford since the fire have been to replace the wiring harness, the hydraulic antilock control unit/module and other affected burnt parts. *tr
12/27/20081260001
 I have as 2001 ford escape xls that all four brake lines are cracked about 3/4 of the way through, making it almost eminent that they are going to rupture within a few weeks, days even. i understand one brake line going out once in a while, but with only 126,000 i find it unbelievable that all four lines could be like this. it makes me wonder just how many ford's on the road are just about ready to loose their brake function. sounds like a serious safety issue to me. i haven't replaced any of the lines yet, because nobody carries the part. ford told me to go to the local dealer, already did and no part. something is very wrong here. this is my complaint. *tr
09/19/2008123800
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the rotors were defective and caused the brake line to become faulty. he noticed that there were new brake lines on the defective rotors and would not allow his child to drive the vehicle. he also stated that there was a defective ball joint on the front passenger side of the vehicle. in addition, the engine malfunctioned after three hundred miles. the used car dealer, from where the vehicle was purchased, stated that they would purchase a new motor under the warranty to replace the non-working engine. the dealer and manufacturer have not been notified. the current and failure mileages were approximately 123,800.
08/28/2008104000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. while driving at an unknown speed on a local highway, the contact noticed smoke coming from the hood of the vehicle. he pulled the vehicle over, opened the hood, and noticed flames underneath the hood. he attempted to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher; however, the fire department arrived and extinguished it instead. the vehicle was towed to a mechanic shop. through research, the contact discovered nhtsa campaign id number 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:anti-lock:control unit/module) for the same failure. he went to the local ford dealer and spoke with the service manager. on september 22, 2007, the dealer inspected the vehicle and stated that the recall repair had previously been repaired. therefore, the service manager stated that ford would not be responsible for any repairs that needed to be performed on the vehicle. the current and failure mileages were 104,000.
03/24/2008810001
 While parked in our driveway after sitting for about 3 hours a passerby started banging on our front door and said we had a fire in our driveway. sure enough our 2001 ford escape was shooting flames from the engine. we had no idea something like this could happen. after going to this site and reading similar accounts of the car just going on fire while parked we can only assume something was defective in the vehicle. the abs light had been going off and on recently. *tr
01/20/20071
 The car was parked for about an hour when my sister in law saw the fire coming out of the engine area. i turned the fire off with water. the master cylinder was completely burned. all of the wires coming out of the fuse box as well as the abs wires. the car will turn on but i cant shift it into drive. the brake fuse also burned out. *nm
06/01/20051
 A hissing noise is coming from my brake pedal. when i press down on the brake it goes away but when i let up on the brake it starts making the hissing noise again. *jb
04/24/20051
 Hissing noise coming from brakes. stops when i depress the brakes and returns upon taking my foot off brakes. this cannot be good. mechanics pretended that they did not hear this. must be an expensive fix because i have been stone walled. *jb
07/10/2003350001
 The brakes in my car completely failed. there were no injuries, luckily, because i was on rarely used dirt roads. the car was still under wararnty, so i returned it to the dealer, who fixed or replaced a major hydraulic component of the brake system.
02/01/20053
 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
12/10/20044700010/30/2000
 A strange air-leaking noise has been coming out of the brake area of my ford escape. the noise started out somewhat quiet, but it has gotten louder and louder. when the brakes are applied, the sound gets much quieter, almost silent, but the hissing returns with a vengeance as soon as i press on the accelerator. this started around 46,500 miles, and now i am at 48,000. a reputable mechanic informed me that the brake vacuum booster was leaking. this seems to be a major problem for a car that is a 2001 model with such low mileage. i imagine that i am not the only person who will be complaining about this vacuum booster problem. *nm
07/20/2004121918202/01/2001
 While driving. the vehicle stalled. the consumer was able to restart the vehicle after pumping the accelerator pedal. please provide more information. *jb the consumer could not control the vehicle due to loss of power in the steering wheel and no brakes. *tc
11/15/200120949
 I've only had this car for two years and it died twice while driving on the road. one time on october 19, 2002 and another time on september 12, 2003. this car has also have problems with the sensors and pcm module.
03/31/20040602/15/2001
 Premature brake rotor wear. rotors and pads replaced twice; once at 30k miles and again at 60k miles. brake master cylinder required replacement at 60k miles. numerous front-end problems after light conventional on-road driving (i.e. loose end links, ball joints, misalignment), which in turn resulted in premature destruction of two sets of tires. burning oil smell in cabin supposedly unidentifiable after numerous attempts by dealer. none of the above covered under warranty. over $2500 in repairs and vehicle is only at 63k miles! *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
01/02/2008400002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that brake fluid leaked around the master cylinder, which caused the brake lights to illuminate. the manufacturer sent a memo to vehicle owners stating to purchase a replacement cap. the current mileage was 78,190 and failure mileage was 40,000. the vehicle purchase date was unavailable. updated 01-29-08. *kb the consumer stated bought a new cap at the cost of $17.61. updated 01/29/08 *tr
03/23/200767508109/08/2001
 Tl*- the contact stated that the 2001 ford escape xlt wires under the hood burned while sitting in the garage of her home. she drove the vehicle one hour prior to the fire. the alarms in her house warned her of the fire. she called the local fire department, and they found no fire in the house. they then checked the garage and they smelled something burning. the fireman opened and noticed the wires that were burning under the hood of the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to town and country, and they informed her that old brake fluid leaked on the abs, which was the cause of the wires burning. the vehicle was serviced for the abs light coming on, and off at the local firestone, they replaced the master cylinder . the wires burned within 24 hours of the repair. the town and country dealership gave the contact a loaner vehicle, and she felt this was odd. the contact stated that the dealership informed her that it would cost $2,416.12 to repair the wires and the abs. the current and failure mileage were both 67,508. *ak the consumer states that she wants to be reimbursed for all repairs done to her vehicle and has provided all invoices for repair and the report from the fire dept. update 4/25/07*tr
02/20/2007900061
 The morning of 2/20/07 i went out to start my 2001 ford escape to go to work and as i was walking out to the garage i saw smoke billowing out of my hood. i ran over and popped the hood and there was smoke coming from my anti-lock braking system electronic control system. i pushed the car out of my garage fearing a house fire and a friend unhooked my battery . when the smoking and sparking subsided the abs control box was melted and all the wires were burned and melted. i called the dealership to see if there were any recalls at this time and they told me no. i googled consumer reports and saw an article that this was not an isolated incident and that you were investigating 8 other similar incidents. it has not been repaired as it has just happened and honestly is seems to be quite expensive to remedy. this is a very dangerous problem and hopefully your investigation will result in some sort of recall. *jb
05/09/2005750001010/15/2000
 I am the original owner of a 2001 ford escape xlt v6, 4 wheel drive. my truck currently has 75000 miles of use. i feel the incident i chose to write about is a significant safety issue as it involves a malfunction of the anit-lock braking system (abs) which significantly reduces braking action (on dry pavement!) when it occurs. i am also aware of at least two other ford escape owners that have experienced the same failure. the failure causes the abs to activate on dry pavement, when absolutely no slippage is occurring at any wheel. the activity of the abs system actually significantly reduces braking capacity and causes the brake pedal to go down noticeably further than normal when attempting to stop. only a quick avoidance maneuver allowed me to avoid rear-ending the car in front of me. pumping the brakes does not help since the abs hydraulic control module is modulating the brakes at such a rate, pumping the brake does not produce a firmer pedal. i have traced the problem to a faulty abs system rotation transducer design on the front wheels of the escape. the transducer is basically a splined ring about 8mm wide. the ring is apparently friction fit onto the half-shaft near the front cv joints just inside of the front hub assembly. a sensor apparently picks up the peaks or valleys in the splined ring as it rotates past the sensor to determine wheel rotation speed. it is the splined ring that fails, mine actually split across its width causing it to loosen and move away from the sensor. this apparently causes the abs system to operate erratically and actually cause a significant reduction in braking capacity on dry pavement! this erratic behavior will occur 5-10 times before the abs controller determines there is something wrong and switches off the abs system. this illuminates the abs indicator light on the instrument panel and does restore normal braking performance. this cycle will repeat itself each time the truck is shut off and restarted!!
12/15/200438000101/13/2001
 While driving the brakes at 38000 miles were completely worn out, so were the rotors. took the vehicle to dealer to be repaired. *ak the consumer took the vehicle in to find out why so much black an silver dust was on the front wheels. the consumer was told that it was normal wear an tear. the consumer was told that the dust was on the front tires within 200 miles after cleaning. front brake pads and rotors were replaced at no charge to the consumer. *tc
100003
 Consumer complained about a brake system problem. consumer had to replace the brakes, rotors, and tie rods every 10,000 miles. *ak
06/07/2002109/01/2001
 Vehicle suffered brake failure. mr
05/03/20021
 Vehicle was in reverse and brakes locked up, not allowing vehicle to move. wheels would not turn in any direction. dealer was notified and could not find anything abnormal. consumer is concerned that brakes can lock up while driving.*ak.*jb
04/29/2002
 Abs light illuminated at all times. master cylinder replaced twice. brakes' shoes and master cylinder cap sealed 3 times. problem has reoccurred the same way. dealer was notified. please provide more information.*ak
07/20/2001
 Abs system will intermittently work. but, usually consumer has to press brakes pedal all the way in before vehicle will stop. contacted dealer. *ak
07/17/2001306/01/2001
 The brakes make squeaking noise all the time. it gets louder when applying your foot on the brakes. brake powder blackens the rims of the tires. service department states this is completely normal.*ak
12/31/2001111/08/2001
 While traveling 15mph on the highway and approaching an intersection, another vehicle veered into consumers vehicle from right front. upon impact, airbags did not deploy. dealership was aware of problem. *ak consumer states that the abs also failed. two months after the accident, the vehicle was repaired and returned, consumer does not feel safe in this vehicle. within 2 weeks of ownership, the dashboard pulled away from the windshield. *slc
01/31/20021004/01/2001
 Car will not start approximatlry 8 times and stalled while driving one time, brakes locked tow times, steering wheel locks every time, all lights on the dash comes on. *ak
12/06/20013
 While driving 30 mph vehicle stalled/lost power steering and braking ability. consumer used park brake to stop vehicle. also, on december 7, 2001 at 30 mph vehicle stalled again, consumer unable to stop vehicle due to no braking ability and rearended another vehicle. damage unknown at this time. no injuries.*ak *slc
10/26/2001407/01/2001
 Twice, the stall almost caused an accident. due to loss of power brakes, we almst rearended the car in front of us the first time, and the second time we nearly went off the road into someones year -- across double yellow line on a backroad -- because of loss of power steering. *ak
11/01/20011
 Was approaching a stop light and applied brakes and pedal went down to the floor, and it didn't grab or hold for braking. *ak *yh
03/01/2001309/01/2000
 Driving around 40mph, and car has stalled three times on me now with loss of steering and brakes, most recently on 10/11/2001. ford says they don't know what is wrong.*ak
08/07/2001305/01/2001
 While the escape is driving at no particular speed, the steering wheel tugs a little then it locks completely up, then the brakes fail, the engine light comes on and the only way to get the car to stop is to use the emergency brake. my escape has done this three times since i bought it in may of this year. two of the incidents almost resulted in car accidents because the car can not be steered. the car totally freezes up with all engines lights coming on. the speed doesn't seem to be a factor. all three occassions my cd player has been on, the air has been on low and my lights have been on. after the car finally stops by using the emergengy brake, i shut everything off and it starts right back up again.
08/10/20010
 Consume r was traveling about 45mph on a mountain road, and without prior warning, engine check light came on the dashboard. then, there were no brakes or power steering. also, speed pedal went all the way to the floor. consumer was able to control vehicle. dealership was aware of problems. *ak
06/01/2001
 Engine has shut off 3 times while driving, since car bought 6 weeks ago. always on hilly, curvey roads, doing 35-40 mph, coasting and braking lightly. check engine light comes on. power steering and brakes go. have to muscle car to roadside. turning off key and restarting seems to work. have also put in neutral, turned key off and restarted, shifting back into drive. been to dealer once last week for problem. they could not detect or recreate. dealer contacted ford hot-line, who made suggestions, to no avail. dealer says they nor ford have heard of this problem. hard to believe this. have spoken with ford customer service twice, sympathetic reaction but with no advice or solution. happened again yesterday. car back to dealer now for week while on vacation. very afraid i'm going to kill myself or someone else in accident. expressed concerns to dealer and ford. there are 16 like complaints on nhtsa sight. is anything being done?*ak
03/08/2001211/09/2000
 While traveling when and depressing brake pedal, pedal went to floorboard and vehicle lost brake power. *ak consumer also experiencing problems with passenger and driver window, and also a fuel line clip failed causing the motor to loose power and fuel was pumped over the hot engine. *jb
03/31/20010
 Brake light came on dashboard. also, vehicle just shutdown without prior warning. when consumer applied brakes pedal was normal. she took vehicle to dealership. mechanic told her she needed a master cylinder. *ak
 While turning vehicle on noticed all dash board indication lights on began to travel. when depressed brakes vehicle went into extended stopping distance. please provie further information.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
07/20/200715
 Brake problem invoving abs sensor ring on front wheels. this wheel ring literally cracked causing the abs light to come on and the brake pedal had to be pressed to the floor to operate the brakes. the ring was epoxyed back together by my mechanic, but now the brakes on occasion make a clunking noise and you can feel the vibration in the pedal. seems like something is not engaging properly. *tr
11/04/2006740001
 Ford escape 2001 master brake cylinder and brakes failed causing accident when i totally lost my brakes. 1 day after ford dealership replaced master brake cylinder. ford has faulty master brake parts. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
11/08/20111
 2001 ford escape. consumer requests reimbursement for abs module replacement.*smd the consumer stated she wrote to ford three times, in an attempt to get reimbursement for the replacement of a defective and recalled abs module. recall #12v005000. *jb
11/08/20111
 2001 ford escape. consumer requests reimbursement for abs module replacement.*smd the consumer stated she wrote to ford three times, in an attempt to get reimbursement for the replacement of a defective and recalled abs module. recall #12v005000. *jb
11/08/20111
 2001 ford escape. consumer requests reimbursement for abs module replacement.*smd the consumer stated she wrote to ford three times, in an attempt to get reimbursement for the replacement of a defective and recalled abs module. recall #12v005000. *jb
11/08/20111
 2001 ford escape. consumer requests reimbursement for abs module replacement.*smd the consumer stated she wrote to ford three times, in an attempt to get reimbursement for the replacement of a defective and recalled abs module. recall #12v005000. *jb
11/08/20111
 2001 ford escape. consumer requests reimbursement for abs module replacement.*smd the consumer stated she wrote to ford three times, in an attempt to get reimbursement for the replacement of a defective and recalled abs module. recall #12v005000. *jb
06/01/201210
 Submission from re ford escape 2001 safety recall notice 11s24 *tgw the consumer received a recall notice in jan 2012. the notice indicated she would be informed when the parts required to complete the safety recall would become available, which wouldn't be until the second quarter. the vehicle caught on fire while parked, which was prior to the recall, but was quickly extinguished. shortly after the fire, the vehicle was repaired. several months later, the consumer was partly compensated by ford in the form of a check for $1900 accompanied by a document which stated by accepting the compensation, she would also be signing off on any other claims. the consumer also stated the catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, master cylinder, wiring harness, abs, brake line booster, power steering rack and pinion, tie rods, intake manifold as well as the air bag were all replaced. the steering column would freeze, the rear passenger door handle fell off, rendering the door unstable, the coolant light illuminated, the oil pan needed to be replaced, the air condition stopped working and the rear shock were leaking. *jb
06/01/201210
 Submission from re ford escape 2001 safety recall notice 11s24 *tgw the consumer received a recall notice in jan 2012. the notice indicated she would be informed when the parts required to complete the safety recall would become available, which wouldn't be until the second quarter. the vehicle caught on fire while parked, which was prior to the recall, but was quickly extinguished. shortly after the fire, the vehicle was repaired. several months later, the consumer was partly compensated by ford in the form of a check for $1900 accompanied by a document which stated by accepting the compensation, she would also be signing off on any other claims. the consumer also stated the catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, master cylinder, wiring harness, abs, brake line booster, power steering rack and pinion, tie rods, intake manifold as well as the air bag were all replaced. the steering column would freeze, the rear passenger door handle fell off, rendering the door unstable, the coolant light illuminated, the oil pan needed to be replaced, the air condition stopped working and the rear shock were leaking. *jb
06/01/20121
 2001 ford escape. consumer writes in regards to safety recall 11s24 concerning danger of vehicle catching fire *tgw the consumer was informed the parts were not available. recall # 07v156000 . *jb
06/01/201210
 Submission from re ford escape 2001 safety recall notice 11s24 *tgw the consumer received a recall notice in jan 2012. the notice indicated she would be informed when the parts required to complete the safety recall would become available, which wouldn't be until the second quarter. the vehicle caught on fire while parked, which was prior to the recall, but was quickly extinguished. shortly after the fire, the vehicle was repaired. several months later, the consumer was partly compensated by ford in the form of a check for $1900 accompanied by a document which stated by accepting the compensation, she would also be signing off on any other claims. the consumer also stated the catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, master cylinder, wiring harness, abs, brake line booster, power steering rack and pinion, tie rods, intake manifold as well as the air bag were all replaced. the steering column would freeze, the rear passenger door handle fell off, rendering the door unstable, the coolant light illuminated, the oil pan needed to be replaced, the air condition stopped working and the rear shock were leaking. *jb
06/01/20121
 2001 ford escape. consumer writes in regards to safety recall 11s24 concerning danger of vehicle catching fire *tgw the consumer was informed the parts were not available. recall # 07v156000 . *jb
06/01/201210
 Submission from re ford escape 2001 safety recall notice 11s24 *tgw the consumer received a recall notice in jan 2012. the notice indicated she would be informed when the parts required to complete the safety recall would become available, which wouldn't be until the second quarter. the vehicle caught on fire while parked, which was prior to the recall, but was quickly extinguished. shortly after the fire, the vehicle was repaired. several months later, the consumer was partly compensated by ford in the form of a check for $1900 accompanied by a document which stated by accepting the compensation, she would also be signing off on any other claims. the consumer also stated the catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, master cylinder, wiring harness, abs, brake line booster, power steering rack and pinion, tie rods, intake manifold as well as the air bag were all replaced. the steering column would freeze, the rear passenger door handle fell off, rendering the door unstable, the coolant light illuminated, the oil pan needed to be replaced, the air condition stopped working and the rear shock were leaking. *jb
06/01/20121
 2001 ford escape. consumer writes in regards to safety recall 11s24 concerning danger of vehicle catching fire *tgw the consumer was informed the parts were not available. recall # 07v156000 . *jb
06/01/20121
 2001 ford escape. consumer writes in regards to safety recall 11s24 concerning danger of vehicle catching fire *tgw the consumer was informed the parts were not available. recall # 07v156000 . *jb
05/01/20121
 2001 ford escape. consumer writes in regards to safety recall 11s24 *tgw even though the consumer received a recall notice, she was informed the parts were not available, and the dealer had no idea when they would receive them. *jb
05/01/20121
 2001 ford escape. consumer writes in regards to safety recall 11s24 *tgw even though the consumer received a recall notice, she was informed the parts were not available, and the dealer had no idea when they would receive them. *jb
05/01/20121
 2001 ford escape. consumer writes in regards to safety recall 11s24 *tgw even though the consumer received a recall notice, she was informed the parts were not available, and the dealer had no idea when they would receive them. *jb
05/01/20121
 2001 ford escape. consumer writes in regards to safety recall 11s24 *tgw even though the consumer received a recall notice, she was informed the parts were not available, and the dealer had no idea when they would receive them. *jb
08/07/20091100001
 The abs warning light came on in my 2001 ford escape. i took it to the ford service department. they ran some tests. they said the abs module was probably the cause but they did not have one in stock. they would order it and contact me to schedule installation. they did not indicate the vehicle was unsafe to operate. i drove the car back home and to work the next day. on the way home after work a fire started in the engine compartment left front side which is near the brake system components. i put the fire out and contacted my insurance company. the vehicle was no longer drivable. i had it towed to the ford dealer the next day. neither ford or farmers insurance could pinpoint the origin of the fire but their was damage around the abs and its wiring. ford has denied responsibility for the damage. i remembered a safety recall was done previously having to do with the abs. i rechecked and discovered that similar fires were the reason for the recall. ford said they did perform the recall on my vehicle. i checked further on line and saw that a safety investigation was opened because the remedy by ford has not eliminated vehicle abs wiring fires. i believe my ford escape is another case of this safety defect and ford should take responsibility for the damage and related expenses i have incurred. *tr
07/12/2009990001
 An electrical short caused the abs to malfunction. this illuminated the abs warning light, which caused the abs control module to overheat resulting in a burning odor, smoke, and engine fire. this condition occurred when the vehicle ignition switch was in the off position, and while the vehicle was being operated. it turns out that there were several recalls on this particular make and model which i have not been notified about. i have contacted ford motor company about the recalls. two different people told me that if the vin for my vehicle was not included in the recall, then the manufacturer is not obligated to fix the safety defect. the vehicle does not have anti- lock brakes now because the control module has burned up, and the fuses had to be removed. the price for installation of a new abs control module is estimated at $1500 to $2500. *tr
05/15/20091300001
 While attending a school play, i was called outside b/c my ford escape was smoking from under the hood and the alarm was going off. i had been inside & the car shut off for 25 min. before being called out. smoke & fire was billowing from under the hood, and fire was dropping on the ground by the time the fire dept. arrived. the hood of my vehicle had to be pried up on the sides and front in order to put out the fire. everything inside had melted. they asked if i had noticed anything unusual about the car. it had been a little slow to start for a couple days, but seemed to run fine. i thought perhaps i needed to check the spark plugs. the fire dept. suggested i contact ford to check on any potential recalls. ford motor verified that confirmed that recall #07s51 did apply to the vehicle based on my vin#. remembering back, earlier in the week, my abs light did come on, which i thought was unusual. but it did not stay on long, so i was not concerned. i filed a report with ford's crc. they have submitted the report to their general council. they said to expect up to 15 business days before receiving a response on next the steps. no one was hurt, but the vehicle was declared totaled. i have a report from the fire dept. pictures, affidavits and a personal written report. this was my only vehicle. *tr the consumer also stated the brake light illuminated, but once she added brake fluid everything seemed fine. updated 09/14/09.*jb
12/27/20081350001
 My 2001 ford escape alarm started going off in my driveway, upon investigation there was smoke billowing out from under the hood. we opened the hood and used the fire extinguisher on the abs brake module/wiring harness under the master cylinder. the vehicle was towed to ford motor company, allstate insurance states the fire was caused by the hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module. i had completed the recall for this part in february of 2008, 10 months later my vehicle catches on fire. the repairs completed at ford since the fire have been to replace the wiring harness, the hydraulic antilock control unit/module and other affected burnt parts. *tr
05/14/20081100002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact received a recall notice and took the vehicle to a local dealer to have the vehicle repaired. after the recall was performed, the abs light illuminated intermittently. when the contact exited the vehicle, he could smell something burning, but did not see smoke. shortly after, the abs light went out and the vehicle speed control did not work. the contact referenced the owner's manual to check which fuse needed to be replaced. he identified that the abs and cruise control shared the same fuse. currently, everytime he replaces a fuse, it fails. the dealer informed him that his vehicle had previously been repaired according to nhtsa campaign id number 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:anti-lock:control unit/module). he was advised to take the vehicle in for a diagnostic at the dealer that performed the repair. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 110,000. updated 02/19/10. *lj the consumer discovered the abs and speed control were on the same fuse, and the abs module was burned out. the consumer went back to the dealer, but was told the repair was completed under the recall once. updated 02/19/10.*jb
04/20/2008100005105/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. while the vehicle was parked, the abs computer system began smoking . an intense electrical smell was present and the vehicle was towed to the dealer. the dealer stated that the abs, ecu module, and the hcu module were damaged. a police and fire department report was filed but there was no fire, just a lot smoke. nhtsa campaign id number 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module) was referenced. the failure mileage was 100,005. updated 06/30/08 *bf updated 06/30/08
10/02/200755000306/25/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the abs warning light illuminated intermittently on the instrument panel. when attempting to stop suddenly, the vehicle would be very difficult to stop. he stated that the vehicle spun around once while attempting to stop. he took the vehicle to the dealer and they repaired the vehicle under recall number 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). approximately two days later, the contact noticed that the brakes were still not working properly. he returned to the dealer and they would not re-inspect the vehicle, however, they stated that they would make a repair that was identical to the previous repair. the failure mileage was 55,000 and current mileage was 58,000.
08/16/200779000104/18/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact took her vehicle to the dealer because the abs and brake lights were illuminated. the dealer stated that the vehicle was safe to drive until the end of the week. the vehicle caught fire that same night. the contact stated that flames rose at least 20 feet high. the fire department extinguished the fire. the front end underneath the hood was completely burnt and the engine fell to the ground. the vehicle sustained major damage. the insurance company and ford will inspect the vehicle. the vehicle is included in nhtsa recall number 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module ). the current and failure mileages were 79,000.
04/24/2007110/01/2003
 I recently took my 2001 ford escape in for service for recall #07s51. while a partial repair has been completed the parts to complete the repair totally will not be available until august. while ford states the vehicle is ok to drive they informed me not to park near structures or inside garages until the repair is completed in august, they cannot be held liable if i do so. that statement makes me believe the car is unsafe to drive down the road with my family in, yet ford will not do anything to remedy the situation or expedite the repair or offer me a safe vehicle on loan until mine can be 100% repaired. i have made numerous calls and emails to ford to get action on this repair and have been treated rudely and dismissed telling me there is nothing that can be done for me. *jb
01/07/2007103/05/2001
 My 2001 ford escape parked in my driveway started to catch on fire. i took it to the dealership and it was the abs module like in nhtsa action number pe06048. *nm
11/23/20043
 Abs harness caught on fire on my way back from l.a. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FLUID
01/02/2008400002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that brake fluid leaked around the master cylinder, which caused the brake lights to illuminate. the manufacturer sent a memo to vehicle owners stating to purchase a replacement cap. the current mileage was 78,190 and failure mileage was 40,000. the vehicle purchase date was unavailable. updated 01-29-08. *kb the consumer stated bought a new cap at the cost of $17.61. updated 01/29/08 *tr
09/04/20031
 Dangerous situation regarding 2001 ford escape.*mr the consumers brake fluid system was contaminated. the dealer was notified to have repairs made. *cb the consumer noticed the brake pedal was continuously getting lower to the floor and stopping became increasingly difficult. the vehicle also had a power steering leak.*jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
06/23/200784000004/25/2005
 We noticed a hissing noise,took it to dealer,was told brake booster,master cylinder,left stabilizer link assy,and pre-tensioner connectors on air bag all need replaced. can not afford to replace pre-tensioner connectors. seems unusual to me that all would go out all of a sudden,especially both the booster and master cylinder. to my knowledge we did nothing to contribute to the probs. i may be hard to reach,as i am staying with my father in hermann while he undergoes cancer treatments,but,my wife can be reached at the evening phone # listed.
08/17/2002109/16/2001
 Vehicle was parked inside of carport and without prior warning heard a loud bang. vehicle caught on fire/exploded and melted to the ground. dealership was aware of problem.*akbrakes have been squeaking when hot or cold. the front brake rotors and pads are glazed. there is a clunk noise heard in the front end when making a left or right turn. the noise was coming from a loose metal clip. the engine light stayed illuminated while in motion. *jg
05/17/2002306/01/2001
 While driving at about 40 mph, with both children in the car, my car stalled in a busy intersection. my brakes, steering, accellerator, and electrical(radio and speedometer) went out. i was forced to coast down the street to find somewhere to pull over. i have sent it to the dealership and they acted like it was my fault that it happened and that they hadn't heard of such complaint. i am scared to drive it even after they said it is fixed. i have heard of this happening,after i did some reasearch and people have reported it happening again. i would like some kind of trade or reimbuirsement. my reason being is for the saftey of my children and myself. the car is only 11 months old.*ak
105/01/2001
 Consumer is complaining about brakes making a squeaking noise since day one, the dealer states this is normal. *yd
03/14/2002103/01/2002
 Car electrical, steering and brakes cut off driving at 35-40 mph on curvy road. just bought the car used 2 days ago. first time this has happened. now that ive looked at this site, seems many people have this problem. going to dealer tommorow. we like the car, but we're afraid we have ourselves a lemon. i hope the dealer/ford will fix this problem and stand behind their product.
07/25/20014
 Gear shift lever sticks in front of radio. when changing radio stations hands knocks gear shift into neutral while vehicle is in motion.*ak consumer states that the vehicle produces so much brake dust that the wheels turn black only after three or four days of driving, ford states nothing can be done. *slc
05/01/20011
 Tires make a humming noise. consumer feels that they may be leaving ground like hydroplaning, and at 65 mph vehicle wobbles, vehicle is not stable at high speeds with window down. *ak the vehicle hesitates when a/c unit is in operation and a/c make a loud cyclic clicking sound. transmission makes sound. the vehicle was unstable at 65 mph with a slight wind and front end makes tumbling sounds on rough roads. the alternator light comes on intermittently. the cruise control turns off automaticaly by itself. the front brake has excessive dust. the vehicle had numerous interior system failures and malfunctioning. *yh
03/08/2001211/09/2000
 While traveling when and depressing brake pedal, pedal went to floorboard and vehicle lost brake power. *ak consumer also experiencing problems with passenger and driver window, and also a fuel line clip failed causing the motor to loose power and fuel was pumped over the hot engine. *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
04/01/2001403/01/2001
 Ford dealer has attempted 3 times to repair brakes going on the 4th when they get the new brake pads in,they told us about a month from now.the vehicle shakes when slowing from 55 to 40 mph. and can get scary at times.it also vibrates at 65 mph.we contacted ford customer service about our problem and they told us that don mcclain said that they have already fixed the brakes,which is a lie. they are giving us the runaround to avoid our states lemon law.as far as we can tell no other ford escapes have this problem. thank you.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
12/15/200438000101/13/2001
 While driving the brakes at 38000 miles were completely worn out, so were the rotors. took the vehicle to dealer to be repaired. *ak the consumer took the vehicle in to find out why so much black an silver dust was on the front wheels. the consumer was told that it was normal wear an tear. the consumer was told that the dust was on the front tires within 200 miles after cleaning. front brake pads and rotors were replaced at no charge to the consumer. *tc
05/01/200445000104/27/2001
 The rotors on my escape had to be replaced at 45,000 miles. there was no indication that the brakes had worn down (no squealer warning). upon inspection it was revealed that the rotors had been worn down and had to be replaced along with new brake pads. the service manager was surprised at the rotors being in such bad shape especially since it was not due to grinding (the brake pads weren't completely worn out). he was shocked at such inferior parts being on the car. i have kept the original rotors that came on the car from ford should anyone want pictures or want to inspect them. *ak
03/10/20022
 Brakes wore down past to the rotors. safety issue:there are no low pad wear (squealer) indicators on the brakes. rotors had to be replaced. there was no audible sign of pad wear unless inspected visually. if i had driven the car any longer the heat from metal on metal would have blown the front tires. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
12/15/200438000101/13/2001
 While driving the brakes at 38000 miles were completely worn out, so were the rotors. took the vehicle to dealer to be repaired. *ak the consumer took the vehicle in to find out why so much black an silver dust was on the front wheels. the consumer was told that it was normal wear an tear. the consumer was told that the dust was on the front tires within 200 miles after cleaning. front brake pads and rotors were replaced at no charge to the consumer. *tc
05/01/200445000104/27/2001
 The rotors on my escape had to be replaced at 45,000 miles. there was no indication that the brakes had worn down (no squealer warning). upon inspection it was revealed that the rotors had been worn down and had to be replaced along with new brake pads. the service manager was surprised at the rotors being in such bad shape especially since it was not due to grinding (the brake pads weren't completely worn out). he was shocked at such inferior parts being on the car. i have kept the original rotors that came on the car from ford should anyone want pictures or want to inspect them. *ak
02/14/200425411111/07/2000
 The front rotors on my 2001 ford escape xls 4-wd have worn down very quickly. the rotors must be made out of some sort of soft metal because i haven't replaced my brake pads yet and my rotors need to be replaced already. *ak
100003
 Consumer complained about a brake system problem. consumer had to replace the brakes, rotors, and tie rods every 10,000 miles. *ak
37000107/01/2001
 Consumer complained about premature wear of brake rotors. *ak the consumer stated the rotors needed to be replaced, the brakes gave off excessive brake dust. *jb
09/25/200324049208/27/2001
 Rotors had to be replaced at 24,000 miles on my 2001 ford escape on september 25, 2003. i had the vehicle in for a master cylinder problem in december of 2002 and the dealership said they could find any leaks and just topped the fluid and sent me on my way. i had to have the vehicle towed in march and on march 7, 2003 the dealership finally found out i had a master cylinder leak and replaced it under warranty. i believe that the master cylinder problem may have caused the rotor problem (the rotors were so bad they could not even be turned.) the independent shop that replaced the rotors also said the pads were just about metal to metal. i had not forwarning of this problem. ford would not even refund have of the charge for the rotor problem or even look at the old rotors which were returned to me the the specs marked on them.
03/10/20022
 Brakes wore down past to the rotors. safety issue:there are no low pad wear (squealer) indicators on the brakes. rotors had to be replaced. there was no audible sign of pad wear unless inspected visually. if i had driven the car any longer the heat from metal on metal would have blown the front tires. *ak
09/02/200344000108/27/2001
 2001 ford escape xltlicking noise from front wheels on turning left or right. dealer states that rotors are incompatible with the aluminum wheels which was the standard equipment on the xlt. dealer states that it's not a safety issue so ford will not replace rotors.*ak
380001
 When driving and upon depressing brake pedal or when stopping there is a grinding noise coming from front end. mechanic says the rotors need replacing. *ak
04/22/20033000011/27/2000
 Ford escape brake rotors worn out after 30k miles of average commuting with no off road use. brake pads not down to metal, but rotors too worn to turn according to service dealer (prestige ford a.k.a. ford of bellevue). *nlm
05/23/20031
 The rotors were warped which caused the vehicle's brake pedal to go to the floor. *nlm
08/09/2002711/11/2000
 While driving only at low speeds, steering column will make a loud noise and it could cause future steering problems. dealer notified.*ak the cover on the bottom of the steering wheel was broken. the vehicle shimmys when applying the brakes. the brakes were inspected and the front rotor was machined and the front pads cleaned. consumer states there is a pecking noise in the engine. consumer states the accelerator pedal is hard to push because the throttle body needed replacing. the air conditioner stops while at idle. also, when coming to a stop, the heater is not warm. *jg
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - SHOES/LININGS
04/29/2002
 Abs light illuminated at all times. master cylinder replaced twice. brakes' shoes and master cylinder cap sealed 3 times. problem has reoccurred the same way. dealer was notified. please provide more information.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
112/01/2000
 Faulty valve or sealing ring caused the vehicle to leak brake fluid. nlm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
06/01/201210
 Submission from re ford escape 2001 safety recall notice 11s24 *tgw the consumer received a recall notice in jan 2012. the notice indicated she would be informed when the parts required to complete the safety recall would become available, which wouldn't be until the second quarter. the vehicle caught on fire while parked, which was prior to the recall, but was quickly extinguished. shortly after the fire, the vehicle was repaired. several months later, the consumer was partly compensated by ford in the form of a check for $1900 accompanied by a document which stated by accepting the compensation, she would also be signing off on any other claims. the consumer also stated the catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, master cylinder, wiring harness, abs, brake line booster, power steering rack and pinion, tie rods, intake manifold as well as the air bag were all replaced. the steering column would freeze, the rear passenger door handle fell off, rendering the door unstable, the coolant light illuminated, the oil pan needed to be replaced, the air condition stopped working and the rear shock were leaking. *jb
06/01/201210
 Submission from re ford escape 2001 safety recall notice 11s24 *tgw the consumer received a recall notice in jan 2012. the notice indicated she would be informed when the parts required to complete the safety recall would become available, which wouldn't be until the second quarter. the vehicle caught on fire while parked, which was prior to the recall, but was quickly extinguished. shortly after the fire, the vehicle was repaired. several months later, the consumer was partly compensated by ford in the form of a check for $1900 accompanied by a document which stated by accepting the compensation, she would also be signing off on any other claims. the consumer also stated the catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, master cylinder, wiring harness, abs, brake line booster, power steering rack and pinion, tie rods, intake manifold as well as the air bag were all replaced. the steering column would freeze, the rear passenger door handle fell off, rendering the door unstable, the coolant light illuminated, the oil pan needed to be replaced, the air condition stopped working and the rear shock were leaking. *jb
06/01/201210
 Submission from re ford escape 2001 safety recall notice 11s24 *tgw the consumer received a recall notice in jan 2012. the notice indicated she would be informed when the parts required to complete the safety recall would become available, which wouldn't be until the second quarter. the vehicle caught on fire while parked, which was prior to the recall, but was quickly extinguished. shortly after the fire, the vehicle was repaired. several months later, the consumer was partly compensated by ford in the form of a check for $1900 accompanied by a document which stated by accepting the compensation, she would also be signing off on any other claims. the consumer also stated the catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, master cylinder, wiring harness, abs, brake line booster, power steering rack and pinion, tie rods, intake manifold as well as the air bag were all replaced. the steering column would freeze, the rear passenger door handle fell off, rendering the door unstable, the coolant light illuminated, the oil pan needed to be replaced, the air condition stopped working and the rear shock were leaking. *jb
06/01/201210
 Submission from re ford escape 2001 safety recall notice 11s24 *tgw the consumer received a recall notice in jan 2012. the notice indicated she would be informed when the parts required to complete the safety recall would become available, which wouldn't be until the second quarter. the vehicle caught on fire while parked, which was prior to the recall, but was quickly extinguished. shortly after the fire, the vehicle was repaired. several months later, the consumer was partly compensated by ford in the form of a check for $1900 accompanied by a document which stated by accepting the compensation, she would also be signing off on any other claims. the consumer also stated the catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, master cylinder, wiring harness, abs, brake line booster, power steering rack and pinion, tie rods, intake manifold as well as the air bag were all replaced. the steering column would freeze, the rear passenger door handle fell off, rendering the door unstable, the coolant light illuminated, the oil pan needed to be replaced, the air condition stopped working and the rear shock were leaking. *jb
02/09/2006
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. while driving approximately 65 mph the brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. there was pressure applied to the brake pedal, followed by a low power response. also there was brake fluid leakage. the failures progressed over a period of time. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. the vehicle identification number was excluded from recall campaign id number 07e023000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:master cylinder). no repairs were made. the failure mileage was unknown. the current mileage was 97,000.
11/20/2007130080150
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford escape. the contact stated that the master cylinder was leaking into the booster. the vehicle made a hissing noise coming from the brakes and there was a rapid loss of brake fluid. she also stated that braking became difficult. the contact noticed that the brake light remained illuminated for six months, dimmed for a couple of days, but then illuminated again. when she took the vehicle to the dealer for nhtsa campaign id number 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module), the dealer stated that the master cylinder and booster (because of the leak) also needed to be replaced. the purchase date was unknown. the current mileage was 142,129 and failure mileage was 130,080.
06/23/200784000004/25/2005
 We noticed a hissing noise,took it to dealer,was told brake booster,master cylinder,left stabilizer link assy,and pre-tensioner connectors on air bag all need replaced. can not afford to replace pre-tensioner connectors. seems unusual to me that all would go out all of a sudden,especially both the booster and master cylinder. to my knowledge we did nothing to contribute to the probs. i may be hard to reach,as i am staying with my father in hermann while he undergoes cancer treatments,but,my wife can be reached at the evening phone # listed.
11/04/2006740001
 Ford escape 2001 master brake cylinder and brakes failed causing accident when i totally lost my brakes. 1 day after ford dealership replaced master brake cylinder. ford has faulty master brake parts. *tr
04/16/200770000102/18/2002
 On april 15, 2007, i went to value brakes to have my brakes checked. they were fine, but my master cylinder was leaking and it had to be replaced. i paid $284.83 to have it replaced. *tr
09/30/200570000112/27/2000
 Brake fluid from the master cylinder leaked on a wiring harness and caused multiple system failures including the abs system, the cruise control, the driver's side air bag, and the display on the radio. the service tech indicated that i was lucky i avoided a fire. this seems very similar to the recall on the ford f-150s that is causing multiple fires. *nm per diagnostics for the verification of the airbag lamp, the cause was due to the power fuse of the module/open circuit from abs internal circuit damage. *sc
02/11/200553000104/27/2001
 Brake warning light came on. had car inspected, determined back half of master cylinder was leaking causing brake fluid level to drop and warning light to come on. master cylinder to be replaced, rear brakes need to be adjusted and entire brake system needs to be flushed. *jb
02/01/200585000108/25/2001
 The plastic cap on the master break cylinder leaked break fluid on the electrical wiring harness. the insulation on the harness failed and the wiring shorted, causing a fire. the break fluid acted as fuel for the fire. the breaking system, although able to bring the vehicle to a safe stop, was seriously and adversely affected. *jb
08/12/2002
 Brake pedal went to the floor while applyng the brakes at 25 mph. technician stated that problem was master cylinder which needed to be replaced. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
04/29/2002
 Abs light illuminated at all times. master cylinder replaced twice. brakes' shoes and master cylinder cap sealed 3 times. problem has reoccurred the same way. dealer was notified. please provide more information.*ak
03/20/2002103/01/2001
 While driving on the mass turnpike i tried to apply my brakes and the pedal went to the floor, i brought the m/v to the local dealer because where i bought it went out of business. they had to order the part and said it would take three to six days just to get the part. i am not happy with ford and the fact the say the build to last. it has not. *ak
02/07/2002112/01/2000
 Master cylinder comple failure. also, 4 door handles had to be changed.
05/05/2001111/01/2000
 Left rear passenger restraint was jammed after the first use. this part was replaced and it was jammed after the first use. it was replaced a second time and is currently fuctional but this is the first time in 4 months since purchase date that it has been functional. rear differential had a broken seal and was leaking. this part was replaced and is now functional. the master cylinder was cracked and replaced. this part is now functional. the power steering was effected when part of the power steering system fell out of the car when the vehicle was put in park. the parts (including alternator, belts and spring) literally fell off the car. this could have resulted in many fatalities as the vehicle was on the highway only minutes prior with a car full of passangers. the results of this incident would have been drastically different if this had happened when the vehicle was in motion. ford has not been responsive to my needs as a consumer and has minimized the safety hazard posed by this defective vehicle.
03/31/20010
 Brake light came on dashboard. also, vehicle just shutdown without prior warning. when consumer applied brakes pedal was normal. she took vehicle to dealership. mechanic told her she needed a master cylinder. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST
02/25/200441870011/19/2000
 Brake pedal hisses and squeaks when released. to stop high-pitched hissing sound, the pedal must be lightly tapped. results in extensive damage to brake system. brake pads, rotors, and power brake booster need replacing. potential safety issue!
10/21/200330000202/01/2001
 Upon driving downhill car disengaged.lost power steering and brakes.anual brakes and steering also failed.*ak
08/22/2001102/01/2001
 Engine stalled while going downhill, power brakes and steering went out so very hard to control on an incline. seems to be a common problem with the exact same situations with this vehicle.
04/02/2001401/01/2001
 Engine shut off while driving down a hill has happened to me four times this week. causes loss of power-assisted brakes and steering. vehicle put in dealer shop on 4/6/2001. no repairs made because dealer could not duplicate the problem in the shop.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM
08/10/20067820010011/02/2000
 2001 xlt - hissing noise when pressing the brakes. if tapped the sound decreases. this just started at 75k. will need to get booster changed. i have never had this to any of my other vehicles. *nm
10/20/2004
 I've noticed an air-leaking/hissing noise that has gradually, over a few weeks, gotten louder. the noise gets quieter when the brakes are applied, but returns as soon as you let up on the brakes. i've had the noise checked out and was told that the brake vacuum booster was leaking. this should not be happening to a 2001 ford escape with less than 51,000 miles on it. the interesting thing is, my mother has a 2001 mazda tribute, and she just had this exact problem with her car. her mileage, too, is around 50,000. we find it odd that the vehicles are made by the same manufacturer and both have relatively low mileage for this type of problem. have other drivers had similar problems with these vehicles?
10/06/20041
 While applying the brakes pedal went to the floor. brakes decreased in braking power. consumer took vehicle to dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that power brake booster vacuum was leaking, and needed to be replaced. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
10/15/2001205/01/2001
 Vehicle has stalled twice at 35-40 mph while coasting down hill. dealer replaced computer module and ecc relay. nlm consumer states keyless entry works intermittently. the weather strips coming off on both back doors. the vacuum line was loose and hissing. the coolant light continues to come on due to coolant bottle failure, also there was a cracking noise under the dash and the radio went out. *yh