Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
0622110020751Abs light on and dtc c1475 is shown. *kb01/05/2007
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
1840802/01/200510012967Rear brake noise/moan (4 wheel disc only). *tt04/05/2005
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
2021304/01/2008100248452005-08 escape/escape hybrid/mariner - 2006-08 mariner hybrid - wheel speed sensor ring replacement procedure update to workshop manual. *nj06/02/2008
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
0592501/01/20050513810016797Rear disc brake grind, rubbing or thump noise. *sc10/07/2005

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
02/11/20131400001
 My drivers side brake line ruptured and left me without brakes. luckily, it happened in my garage, so there was no accident. i inspected the other 3 brake lines and they were on the verge of rupturing. i replaced all 4 lines. i realize the parts are not covered by warranty anymore, but replacing brake lines after 7 years is much sooner than i would expect. brake lines should not be a normal service item like spark plugs. i like my 2005 ford escape. i don't want to complain about it, but i need to report this dangerous incident. it appears to me there is a quality defect with the brake lines. other escape owners need to know about this. they need to check their brake lines and replace them if necessary. i'm afraid someone's brake line will rupture and cause an accident. *tr
02/11/2013140000
 My drivers side brake line ruptured and left me without brakes. luckily, it happened in my garage, so there was no accident. i inspected the other 3 brake lines and they were on the verge of rupturing. i replaced all 4 lines. i realize the parts are not covered by warranty anymore, but replacing brake lines after 7 years is much sooner than i would expect. brake lines should not be a normal service item like spark plugs. i like my 2005 ford escape. i don't want to complain about it, but i need to report this dangerous incident. it appears to me there is a quality defect with the brake lines. other escape owners need to know about this. they need to check their brake lines and replace them if necesary. i'm afraid someones brake line will rupture and cause an accident.
02/11/2013140000
 My drivers side brake line ruptured and left me without brakes. luckily, it happened in my garage, so there was no accident. i inspected the other 3 brake lines and they were on the verge of rupturing. i replaced all 4 lines. i realize the parts are not covered by warranty anymore, but replacing brake lines after 7 years is much sooner than i would expect. brake lines should not be a normal service item like spark plugs. i like my 2005 ford escape. i don't want to complain about it, but i need to report this dangerous incident. it appears to me there is a quality defect with the brake lines. other escape owners need to know about this. they need to check their brake lines and replace them if necesary. i'm afraid someones brake line will rupture and cause an accident.
02/11/2013140000
 My drivers side brake line ruptured and left me without brakes. luckily, it happened in my garage, so there was no accident. i inspected the other 3 brake lines and they were on the verge of rupturing. i replaced all 4 lines. i realize the parts are not covered by warranty anymore, but replacing brake lines after 7 years is much sooner than i would expect. brake lines should not be a normal service item like spark plugs. i like my 2005 ford escape. i don't want to complain about it, but i need to report this dangerous incident. it appears to me there is a quality defect with the brake lines. other escape owners need to know about this. they need to check their brake lines and replace them if necesary. i'm afraid someones brake line will rupture and cause an accident.
02/11/2013140000
 My drivers side brake line ruptured and left me without brakes. luckily, it happened in my garage, so there was no accident. i inspected the other 3 brake lines and they were on the verge of rupturing. i replaced all 4 lines. i realize the parts are not covered by warranty anymore, but replacing brake lines after 7 years is much sooner than i would expect. brake lines should not be a normal service item like spark plugs. i like my 2005 ford escape. i don't want to complain about it, but i need to report this dangerous incident. it appears to me there is a quality defect with the brake lines. other escape owners need to know about this. they need to check their brake lines and replace them if necesary. i'm afraid someones brake line will rupture and cause an accident.
02/03/2013108000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford escape hybrid. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, he attempted to engaged the brakes but the brakes failed to stop the vehicle. the contact mentioned that the stop distance had increase. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. the technician diagnosed that the hydraulic control module was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 108,000. pm
01/20/20131245601
 I returned home from a local trip. parked my ford escape in the garage. when my son attempted to leave with the car about 15 minutes later, there was little braking power. he returned the car to the garage and we noticed a leak around the right front passenger tire. when i inspected the leak underneath the car, and had my wife pump the brakes, i saw the leak was coming from the brake line connection of rubber to metal under the wheel well. i looked online and read several accounts of the same issue, with the brake line failing on the 2005 ford escape. i will be having my escape brake line issue repaired this week. *tr
01/20/20131245601
 I returned home from a local trip. parked my ford escape in the garage. when my son attempted to leave with the car about 15 minutes later, there was little braking power. he returned the car to the garage and we noticed a leak around the right front passenger tire. when i inspected the leak underneath the car, and had my wife pump the brakes, i saw the leak was coming from the brake line connection of rubber to metal under the wheel well. i looked online and read several accounts of the same issue, with the brake line failing on the 2005 ford escape. i will be having my escape brake line issue repaired this week. *tr
01/20/20131245601
 I returned home from a local trip. parked my ford escape in the garage. when my son attempted to leave with the car about 15 minutes later, there was little braking power. he returned the car to the garage and we noticed a leak around the right front passenger tire. when i inspected the leak underneath the car, and had my wife pump the brakes, i saw the leak was coming from the brake line connection of rubber to metal under the wheel well. i looked online and read several accounts of the same issue, with the brake line failing on the 2005 ford escape. i will be having my escape brake line issue repaired this week. *tr
01/20/2013124560
 I returned home from a local trip. parked my ford escape in the garage. when my son attempted to leave with the car about 15 minutes later, there was little breaking power. he returned the car to the garage and we noticed a leak around the right front passenger tire. when i inspected the leak underneath the car, and had my wife pump the brakes, i saw the leak was coming from the break line connection of rubber to metal under the wheel well. i looked online and read several accounts of the same issue, with the break line failing on the 2005 ford escape. i will be having my escape break line issue repaired this week.
01/20/2013124560
 I returned home from a local trip. parked my ford escape in the garage. when my son attempted to leave with the car about 15 minutes later, there was little breaking power. he returned the car to the garage and we noticed a leak around the right front passenger tire. when i inspected the leak underneath the car, and had my wife pump the brakes, i saw the leak was coming from the break line connection of rubber to metal under the wheel well. i looked online and read several accounts of the same issue, with the break line failing on the 2005 ford escape. i will be having my escape break line issue repaired this week.
08/01/2012900001
 In aug 2012 we were on our way back from a vacation and our abs light came on, along with a flashing 4x4 light. we had no idea what it was or what to do. the vehicle drove fine and stopped fine, except for a couple of times it felt as if the abs engaged on dry cement. we stopped to eat and shop for a few hours and the lights were off when we got back in the vehicle. they didn't come on again until a few days ago (jan 2013). however, i had been complaining to my husband recently that the brakes didn't seem to work right. i hit ice and the abs didn't engage ..no light either..but the grinding sound once in awhile was still there. so we took it in and put it on the computer to diagnose the problem. came back with 2 codes u2023 and c1234. which means the right front tone ring is bad. after searching the internet, i found this to be a very common problem. also got under the truck and sure enough the tone ring is cracked and spinning around loosely. the safety issue here is the abs will lock up randomly on dry cement when you start to apply your brakes. which then you can't completely control your vehicles direction and if you take your foot off the break to control your vehicle, then you may hit someone or something. i am thankful for all the info i have found so when it gets repaired they can't screw me over. *tr
08/01/2012900001
 In aug 2012 we were on our way back from a vacation and our abs light came on, along with a flashing 4x4 light. we had no idea what it was or what to do. the vehicle drove fine and stopped fine, except for a couple of times it felt as if the abs engaged on dry cement. we stopped to eat and shop for a few hours and the lights were off when we got back in the vehicle. they didn't come on again until a few days ago (jan 2013). however, i had been complaining to my husband recently that the brakes didn't seem to work right. i hit ice and the abs didn't engage ..no light either..but the grinding sound once in awhile was still there. so we took it in and put it on the computer to diagnose the problem. came back with 2 codes u2023 and c1234. which means the right front tone ring is bad. after searching the internet, i found this to be a very common problem. also got under the truck and sure enough the tone ring is cracked and spinning around loosely. the safety issue here is the abs will lock up randomly on dry cement when you start to apply your brakes. which then you can't completely control your vehicles direction and if you take your foot off the break to control your vehicle, then you may hit someone or something. i am thankful for all the info i have found so when it gets repaired they can't screw me over. *tr
08/01/2012900001
 In aug 2012 we were on our way back from a vacation and our abs light came on, along with a flashing 4x4 light. we had no idea what it was or what to do. the vehicle drove fine and stopped fine, except for a couple of times it felt as if the abs engaged on dry cement. we stopped to eat and shop for a few hours and the lights were off when we got back in the vehicle. they didn't come on again until a few days ago (jan 2013). however, i had been complaining to my husband recently that the brakes didn't seem to work right. i hit ice and the abs didn't engage ..no light either..but the grinding sound once in awhile was still there. so we took it in and put it on the computer to diagnose the problem. came back with 2 codes u2023 and c1234. which means the right front tone ring is bad. after searching the internet, i found this to be a very common problem. also got under the truck and sure enough the tone ring is cracked and spinning around loosely. the safety issue here is the abs will lock up randomly on dry cement when you start to apply your brakes. which then you can't completely control your vehicles direction and if you take your foot off the break to control your vehicle, then you may hit someone or something. i am thankful for all the info i have found so when it gets repaired they can't screw me over. *tr
08/01/201290000
 In aug 2012 we were on our way back from a vacation and our abs light came on, along with a flashing 4x4 light. we had no idea what it was or what to do. the vehicle drove fine and stopped fine, except for a couple of times it felt as if the abs engaged on dry cement. we stopped to eat and shop for a few hours and the lights were off when we got back in the vehicle. they didn't come on again until a few days ago (jan 2013). however, i had been complaining to my husband recently that the breaks didn't seem to work right. i hit ice and the abs didn't engage ..no light either..but the grinding sound once in awhile was still there. so we took it in and put it on the computer to diagnose the problem. came back with 2 codes u2023 and c1234. which means the right front tone ring is bad. after searching the internet, i found this to be a very common problem. also got under the truck and sure enough the tone ring is cracked and spinning around loosely. the safety issue here is the abs will lock up randomly on dry cement when you start to apply your breaks. which then you can't completely control your vehicles direction and if you take your foot off the break to control your vehicle, then you may hit someone or something. i am thankful for all the info i have found so when it gets repaired they can't screw me over.
08/01/201290000
 In aug 2012 we were on our way back from a vacation and our abs light came on, along with a flashing 4x4 light. we had no idea what it was or what to do. the vehicle drove fine and stopped fine, except for a couple of times it felt as if the abs engaged on dry cement. we stopped to eat and shop for a few hours and the lights were off when we got back in the vehicle. they didn't come on again until a few days ago (jan 2013). however, i had been complaining to my husband recently that the breaks didn't seem to work right. i hit ice and the abs didn't engage ..no light either..but the grinding sound once in awhile was still there. so we took it in and put it on the computer to diagnose the problem. came back with 2 codes u2023 and c1234. which means the right front tone ring is bad. after searching the internet, i found this to be a very common problem. also got under the truck and sure enough the tone ring is cracked and spinning around loosely. the safety issue here is the abs will lock up randomly on dry cement when you start to apply your breaks. which then you can't completely control your vehicles direction and if you take your foot off the break to control your vehicle, then you may hit someone or something. i am thankful for all the info i have found so when it gets repaired they can't screw me over.
08/01/201290000
 In aug 2012 we were on our way back from a vacation and our abs light came on, along with a flashing 4x4 light. we had no idea what it was or what to do. the vehicle drove fine and stopped fine, except for a couple of times it felt as if the abs engaged on dry cement. we stopped to eat and shop for a few hours and the lights were off when we got back in the vehicle. they didn't come on again until a few days ago (jan 2013). however, i had been complaining to my husband recently that the breaks didn't seem to work right. i hit ice and the abs didn't engage ..no light either..but the grinding sound once in awhile was still there. so we took it in and put it on the computer to diagnose the problem. came back with 2 codes u2023 and c1234. which means the right front tone ring is bad. after searching the internet, i found this to be a very common problem. also got under the truck and sure enough the tone ring is cracked and spinning around loosely. the safety issue here is the abs will lock up randomly on dry cement when you start to apply your breaks. which then you can't completely control your vehicles direction and if you take your foot off the break to control your vehicle, then you may hit someone or something. i am thankful for all the info i have found so when it gets repaired they can't screw me over.
12/28/20121600001
 I was driving up to a stop light so i removed my foot from the gas and to the brake, before i could get to the red light it changed to green, i went to press on the gas and the pedal was stuck. it would not go down nothing. i coasted to the side of the busy highway kept trying to press it and it wouldn't go down. after about 5 mins of just sitting there i tried it again and it went down without a problem. this vehicle was recalled in the prior years for this exact issue 2004 and below. however my 2005 is not recalled. it is now at the ford dealership and i am waiting on a cost estimate. the vehcile did tend to do this from time to time only when its cold outside. i took it in several years ago to be repaird and when they test drove it, it woudn't stick for them so no issue was found for them to repair. *tr
12/28/2012160000
 I was driving up to a stop light so i removed my foot from the gas and to the break, before i could get to the red light it changed to green, i went to press on the gas and the pedal was stuck. it would not go down nothing. i coasted to the side of the busy highway kept trying to press it and it wouldn't go down. after about 5 mins of just sitting there i tried it again and it went down without a problem. this vehicle was recalled in the prior years for this exact issue 2004 and below. however my 2005 is not recalled. it is now at the ford dealership and i am waiting on a cost estimate. the vehcile did tend to do this from time to time only when its cold outside. i took it in several years ago to be repaird and when they test drove it, it woudn't stick for them so no issue was found for them to repair.
12/28/2012160000
 I was driving up to a stop light so i removed my foot from the gas and to the break, before i could get to the red light it changed to green, i went to press on the gas and the pedal was stuck. it would not go down nothing. i coasted to the side of the busy highway kept trying to press it and it wouldn't go down. after about 5 mins of just sitting there i tried it again and it went down without a problem. this vehicle was recalled in the prior years for this exact issue 2004 and below. however my 2005 is not recalled. it is now at the ford dealership and i am waiting on a cost estimate. the vehcile did tend to do this from time to time only when its cold outside. i took it in several years ago to be repaird and when they test drove it, it woudn't stick for them so no issue was found for them to repair.
08/18/2012885451
 On august 18th 2012 i was returning home from grocery shopping in downtown hamilton mt when our 2005 ford escape accelerated out of control and would not stop. i managed to dodge traffic and people and put it in park and hold my foot down on the brake but it kept speeding. it continued to race down the street about
08/18/2012885451
 On august 18th 2012 i was returning home from grocery shopping in downtown hamilton mt when our 2005 ford escape accelerated out of control and would not stop. i managed to dodge traffic and people and put it in park and hold my foot down on the brake but it kept speeding. it continued to race down the street about
11/18/200620000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving at any speed the accelerator pedal would stick in a partially depressed position and the vehicle would become inoperable. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic and the throttle body was repaired. the failure recurred. the vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer, where they were unable to diagnose a failure. no further assistance was offered. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 89,000. sm.
07/27/2012532901
 Had light warning of brake failure. investigation discovered broken ring with teeth on front axle that senses wheel rotation. part is called tone ring ford part #7l8z-2c182-b. this causes a failure of the abs and traction control system. internet search showed this as a very common problem with all year ford escapes and is a very bad design. this $32 part causes a $300 parts and labor cost since recommended fix is to replace a perfectly good axle. it appears to be caused by expansion and contraction of the ring and rust between the axle and the pressed on ring. *tr
11/18/200620000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving at any speed the vehicle gas pedal gets stalled and makes the vehicle inoperable. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic for the failure which the throttle body was repaired. but later on the vehicle continued with the failure and the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that there were no failures on the vehicle and offered no assistance. the manufacture was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 89,000. lg
07/27/2012532901
 Had light warning of brake failure. investigation discovered broken ring with teeth on front axle that senses wheel rotation. part is called tone ring ford part #7l8z-2c182-b. this causes a failure of the abs and traction control system. internet search showed this as a very common problem with all year ford escapes and is a very bad design. this $32 part causes a $300 parts and labor cost since recommended fix is to replace a perfectly good axle. it appears to be caused by expansion and contraction of the ring and rust between the axle and the pressed on ring. *tr
11/18/200620000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving at any speed the vehicle gas pedal gets stalled and makes the vehicle inoperable. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic for the failure which the throttle body was repaired. but later on the vehicle continued with the failure and the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that there were no failures on the vehicle and offered no assistance. the manufacture was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 89,000. lg
07/27/2012532901
 Had light warning of brake failure. investigation discovered broken ring with teeth on front axle that senses wheel rotation. part is called tone ring ford part #7l8z-2c182-b. this causes a failure of the abs and traction control system. internet search showed this as a very common problem with all year ford escapes and is a very bad design. this $32 part causes a $300 parts and labor cost since recommended fix is to replace a perfectly good axle. it appears to be caused by expansion and contraction of the ring and rust between the axle and the pressed on ring. *tr
07/27/201253290
 Had light warning of brake failure. investigation discovered broken ring with teeth on front axle that senses wheel rotation. part is called tone ring ford part #7l8z-2c182-b. this causes a failure of the abs and traction control system. internet search showed this as a very common problem with all year ford escapes and is a very bad design. this $32 part causes a $300 parts and labor cost since recommended fix is to replace a perfectly good axle. it appears to be caused by expansion and contraction of the ring and rust between the axle and the pressed on ring.
07/27/201253290
 Had light warning of brake failure. investigation discovered broken ring with teeth on front axle that senses wheel rotation. part is called tone ring ford part #7l8z-2c182-b. this causes a failure of the abs and traction control system. internet search showed this as a very common problem with all year ford escapes and is a very bad design. this $32 part causes a $300 parts and labor cost since recommended fix is to replace a perfectly good axle. it appears to be caused by expansion and contraction of the ring and rust between the axle and the pressed on ring.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - PADS
06/15/2004154305/17/2004
 Brakes are making noise intermittingly. it sounds like blowing in a bottle. went to the dealership for service 3 times in the first month of ownership. they keep grinding down the rotors and it's not helping. apparantly ford corp. is aware of the problem and are trying to find a cure. they don't know what to do at this point. also, stealth security system failed, and the vehicle had to be towed back to the dealer for repair. this also happened in first month of ownership.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - ROTOR
06/15/2004154305/17/2004
 Brakes are making noise intermittingly. it sounds like blowing in a bottle. went to the dealership for service 3 times in the first month of ownership. they keep grinding down the rotors and it's not helping. apparantly ford corp. is aware of the problem and are trying to find a cure. they don't know what to do at this point. also, stealth security system failed, and the vehicle had to be towed back to the dealer for repair. this also happened in first month of ownership.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
04/20/201296406
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford escape. the contact stated that she was attempting to exit from a parking space when the brake pedal depressed all the way down to the floor. the contact was unable to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the front brake linse broke and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and filed a report. the manufacturer then referred the contact to nhtsa. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 96,406 and the current mileage was 96,506. sm.
04/20/201296406
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford escape. the contact stated that she was attempting to exit from a parking space when the brake pedal depressed all the way down to the floor. the contact was unable to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the front brake linse broke and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and filed a report. the manufacturer then referred the contact to nhtsa. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 96,406 and the current mileage was 96,506. sm.
04/20/201296406
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford escape. the contact stated that while attempting to exit a parking space the brake pedal when all the way down to the floor preventing her from coming to a complete stop. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the front brake line broke and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who file a report and referred her to nhtsa. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 96,406 and the current mileage was 96,506. pm
04/20/201296406
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford escape. the contact stated that while attempting to exit a parking space the brake pedal when all the way down to the floor preventing her from coming to a complete stop. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the front brake line broke and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who file a report and referred her to nhtsa. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 96,406 and the current mileage was 96,506. pm
12/14/200750000
 The abs sensor rings on my front brakes keep getting cracks in them. this is disabling the abs on my vehicle. i get it fixed and then a year and 2 months later it cracks again.
12/14/200750000
 The abs sensor rings on my front brakes keep getting cracks in them. this is disabling the abs on my vehicle. i get it fixed and then a year and 2 months later it cracks again.
12/14/200750000
 The abs sensor rings on my front brakes keep getting cracks in them. this is disabling the abs on my vehicle. i get it fixed and then a year and 2 months later it cracks again.
10/10/201175000
 Left forward rubber brake line failed. mechanic had to rplace them all due to severe wear. immenant failure.
10/10/201175000
 Left forward rubber brake line failed. mechanic had to rplace them all due to severe wear. immenant failure.
10/10/201175000
 Left forward rubber brake line failed. mechanic had to rplace them all due to severe wear. immenant failure.
10/10/201175000
 Left forward rubber brake line failed. mechanic had to rplace them all due to severe wear. immenant failure.
10/10/201175000
 Left forward rubber brake line failed. mechanic had to rplace them all due to severe wear. immenant failure.
03/30/2007
 Purchased 2005 ford escape in march 2007 with about 80k miles. within the month, the abs light began to intermittently come on. it is now september 2011 and the problem still occurs and has not been solved. had obd ii diagnostic codes tested. no codes found while light is on or off. manually turning off the light is only temporary. there are no physical problems with the brakes. ford should have this recalled. please note that when abs light is on, there is clicking that can be heard and felt through the brake pedal while braking. the vehicle is slow to stop.
03/30/2007
 Purchased 2005 ford escape in march 2007 with about 80k miles. within the month, the abs light began to intermittently come on. it is now september 2011 and the problem still occurs and has not been solved. had obd ii diagnostic codes tested. no codes found while light is on or off. manually turning off the light is only temporary. there are no physical problems with the brakes. ford should have this recalled. please note that when abs light is on, there is clicking that can be heard and felt through the brake pedal while braking. the vehicle is slow to stop.
03/30/2007
 Purchased 2005 ford escape in march 2007 with about 80k miles. within the month, the abs light began to intermittently come on. it is now september 2011 and the problem still occurs and has not been solved. had obd ii diagnostic codes tested. no codes found while light is on or off. manually turning off the light is only temporary. there are no physical problems with the brakes. ford should have this recalled. please note that when abs light is on, there is clicking that can be heard and felt through the brake pedal while braking. the vehicle is slow to stop.
03/30/2007
 Purchased 2005 ford escape in march 2007 with about 80k miles. within the month, the abs light began to intermittently come on. it is now september 2011 and the problem still occurs and has not been solved. had obd ii diagnostic codes tested. no codes found while light is on or off. manually turning off the light is only temporary. there are no physical problems with the brakes. ford should have this recalled. please note that when abs light is on, there is clicking that can be heard and felt through the brake pedal while braking. the vehicle is slow to stop.
03/03/201197350
 While pulling into my driveway, my breaks suddenly failed, which caused me to (thankfully no more than) run into the tree at the end of my driveway. upon inspection, i realized that my passenger side brake line that connects to the wheel cylinder had failed due to deterioration. after replacing, and inspection of the driver side, that brake line too was deteriorated to the point of imminent failure.
03/03/201197350
 While pulling into my driveway, my breaks suddenly failed, which caused me to (thankfully no more than) run into the tree at the end of my driveway. upon inspection, i realized that my passenger side brake line that connects to the wheel cylinder had failed due to deterioration. after replacing, and inspection of the driver side, that brake line too was deteriorated to the point of imminent failure.
03/03/201197350
 While pulling into my driveway, my breaks suddenly failed, which caused me to (thankfully no more than) run into the tree at the end of my driveway. upon inspection, i realized that my passenger side brake line that connects to the wheel cylinder had failed due to deterioration. after replacing, and inspection of the driver side, that brake line too was deteriorated to the point of imminent failure.
03/03/201197350
 While pulling into my driveway, my breaks suddenly failed, which caused me to (thankfully no more than) run into the tree at the end of my driveway. upon inspection, i realized that my passenger side brake line that connects to the wheel cylinder had failed due to deterioration. after replacing, and inspection of the driver side, that brake line too was deteriorated to the point of imminent failure.
03/03/201197350
 While pulling into my driveway, my breaks suddenly failed, which caused me to (thankfully no more than) run into the tree at the end of my driveway. upon inspection, i realized that my passenger side brake line that connects to the wheel cylinder had failed due to deterioration. after replacing, and inspection of the driver side, that brake line too was deteriorated to the point of imminent failure.
03/03/201197350
 While pulling into my driveway, my breaks suddenly failed, which caused me to (thankfully no more than) run into the tree at the end of my driveway. upon inspection, i realized that my passenger side brake line that connects to the wheel cylinder had failed due to deterioration. after replacing, and inspection of the driver side, that brake line too was deteriorated to the point of imminent failure.
03/03/201197350
 While pulling into my driveway, my breaks suddenly failed, which caused me to (thankfully no more than) run into the tree at the end of my driveway. upon inspection, i realized that my passenger side brake line that connects to the wheel cylinder had failed due to deterioration. after replacing, and inspection of the driver side, that brake line too was deteriorated to the point of imminent failure.
03/03/201197350
 While pulling into my driveway, my breaks suddenly failed, which caused me to (thankfully no more than) run into the tree at the end of my driveway. upon inspection, i realized that my passenger side brake line that connects to the wheel cylinder had failed due to deterioration. after replacing, and inspection of the driver side, that brake line too was deteriorated to the point of imminent failure.
03/03/201197350
 While pulling into my driveway, my breaks suddenly failed, which caused me to (thankfully no more than) run into the tree at the end of my driveway. upon inspection, i realized that my passenger side brake line that connects to the wheel cylinder had failed due to deterioration. after replacing, and inspection of the driver side, that brake line too was deteriorated to the point of imminent failure.
03/03/201197350
 While pulling into my driveway, my breaks suddenly failed, which caused me to (thankfully no more than) run into the tree at the end of my driveway. upon inspection, i realized that my passenger side brake line that connects to the wheel cylinder had failed due to deterioration. after replacing, and inspection of the driver side, that brake line too was deteriorated to the point of imminent failure.
02/20/201152000
 2005 ford escape.the toner rings located on the cv axles are breaking which causes the abs braking system to fail ,which affects the braking system when appling the brakes.it is a very common problem which i think should be recalled due to safety.
02/20/201152000
 2005 ford escape.the toner rings located on the cv axles are breaking which causes the abs braking system to fail ,which affects the braking system when appling the brakes.it is a very common problem which i think should be recalled due to safety.
02/20/201152000
 2005 ford escape.the toner rings located on the cv axles are breaking which causes the abs braking system to fail ,which affects the braking system when appling the brakes.it is a very common problem which i think should be recalled due to safety.
02/20/201152000
 2005 ford escape.the toner rings located on the cv axles are breaking which causes the abs braking system to fail ,which affects the braking system when appling the brakes.it is a very common problem which i think should be recalled due to safety.
03/01/201195067
 Left front brake line failure. near 100% loss of braking action. pedal to the floor with very little stopping power. needed to shift vehicle into low gear and neutral to be able to stop vehicle. could not travel over 30mph, as there was not enough stopping force to bring the vehicle to a stop.
03/01/201195067
 Left front brake line failure. near 100% loss of braking action. pedal to the floor with very little stopping power. needed to shift vehicle into low gear and neutral to be able to stop vehicle. could not travel over 30mph, as there was not enough stopping force to bring the vehicle to a stop.
03/01/201195067
 Left front brake line failure. near 100% loss of braking action. pedal to the floor with very little stopping power. needed to shift vehicle into low gear and neutral to be able to stop vehicle. could not travel over 30mph, as there was not enough stopping force to bring the vehicle to a stop.
03/01/201195067
 Left front brake line failure. near 100% loss of braking action. pedal to the floor with very little stopping power. needed to shift vehicle into low gear and neutral to be able to stop vehicle. could not travel over 30mph, as there was not enough stopping force to bring the vehicle to a stop.
10/31/201099894
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford escape while driving 65 mph the contact attempted to brake the brake pedal went to the floor. the contact was able to pull the vehicle over unto the road side. the contact added brake fluid to the vehicle was able to drive the vehicle home. the vehicle was taken to the dealer diagnosed located the failure at the brake lines master cylinder one brake line was hitting against the power steering causing the brake line to brake. the dealer repaired the brake line. the manufacturer advised the vehicle warranty expired therefore they will not assist with the repair. the failure and the current mileage were 99,894. li
10/31/201099894
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford escape while driving 65 mph the contact attempted to brake the brake pedal went to the floor. the contact was able to pull the vehicle over unto the road side. the contact added brake fluid to the vehicle was able to drive the vehicle home. the vehicle was taken to the dealer diagnosed located the failure at the brake lines master cylinder one brake line was hitting against the power steering causing the brake line to brake. the dealer repaired the brake line. the manufacturer advised the vehicle warranty expired therefore they will not assist with the repair. the failure and the current mileage were 99,894. li
10/31/201099894
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford escape while driving 65 mph the contact attempted to brake the brake pedal went to the floor. the contact was able to pull the vehicle over unto the road side. the contact added brake fluid to the vehicle was able to drive the vehicle home. the vehicle was taken to the dealer diagnosed located the failure at the brake lines master cylinder one brake line was hitting against the power steering causing the brake line to brake. the dealer repaired the brake line. the manufacturer advised the vehicle warranty expired therefore they will not assist with the repair. the failure and the current mileage were 99,894. li
10/31/201099894
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford escape while driving 65 mph the contact attempted to brake the brake pedal went to the floor. the contact was able to pull the vehicle over unto the road side. the contact added brake fluid to the vehicle was able to drive the vehicle home. the vehicle was taken to the dealer diagnosed located the failure at the brake lines master cylinder one brake line was hitting against the power steering causing the brake line to brake. the dealer repaired the brake line. the manufacturer advised the vehicle warranty expired therefore they will not assist with the repair. the failure and the current mileage were 99,894. li
10/31/201099894
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford escape while driving 65 mph the contact attempted to brake the brake pedal went to the floor. the contact was able to pull the vehicle over unto the road side. the contact added brake fluid to the vehicle was able to drive the vehicle home. the vehicle was taken to the dealer diagnosed located the failure at the brake lines master cylinder one brake line was hitting against the power steering causing the brake line to brake. the dealer repaired the brake line. the manufacturer advised the vehicle warranty expired therefore they will not assist with the repair. the failure and the current mileage were 99,894. li
07/09/200440000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford escape. on two occasions, the abs spontaneously malfunctioned. prior to the failures, the contact noticed that the abs and four wheel drive warning indicators were illuminated on the instrument panel. the risk of a crash was increased. the dealer stated that the front brake needed to be replaced at the cost of $1,200. the vehicle has not been repaired. the contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer in reference to nhtsa campaign id number 07v156000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module). the failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 80,000.
10/04/2008727601
 On 9-9-08 i was in a front end collision, approximately 40mph, airbag did deploy, however the powder that came out with the airbag made my face and eyes burn. my 2005 ford escape 4cyl. sustained minimal damage ($5000.00). it took 3 weeks to fix, which was no big deal. yesterday, 10-4-08, while driving home from work, my escape was running fine until i turned and started to accelerate to get up to speed (40mph), my escape took the pedal from my foot and locked it to the floor, i have been asked by several people if i accidentally hit the cruise, and all i reply with is it doesn't have cruise! as my car started to speed up i tried to stop, my brakes would only kick back out at me and since i was just in a wreck i was a little scared. i turned into a parking lot and drove in circles until i could figure out how to stop it. i tried my ebrake but it didn't work, i tried pulling the pedal up, no good, i tried punching the pedal with my foot, no good. i didn't want to do any damage to the tranny so i didn't take it out of gear, finally i decided to try shutting it off, it shut off and is running fine now. i am certain that this is a huge problem mainly because i have read all of the postings for this car and found that many people are having problems in this area. you can be certain that if this happens again and there isn't anything done to fix it, i will get rid of it and stop buying fords all together. i am very disappointed that no real action has been taken with so many of these complaints. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
04/15/2009380001
 Front driver's side anti-lock brake tone ring sensor snapped off of rotor/hub area causing abs to falsely engage. only 38,000 miles on vehicle. lots of similiar entries on internet. *tr
04/01/2005410/22/2004
 Dt: the contact stated vehicle surged forward while braking four times. the vehicle was taken to the dealership twice. they were unable to duplicate the problem. therefore, nothing has been done to correct the problem. this happened at any particular speed. *ak
03/16/20052505003/13/2005
 I had a 2003 ford escape that was 2wd. i needed 4wds so we purchased a 2004 escape xlt based on previous good experience. what has ford done to this previously excellent vehicle? we have two major complaints, but nhtsa does not consider four attempts to repair ac that is leaking freon into the passenger compartment worthy of a complaint. so we will address complaint #2. vehicle brakes irradically, makes grinding noises, and brakes constantly hum. we thought this was due to being a 4wd, but after visiting your website find this to be a predominate problem on all 2005 escapes.
12/11/20049000508/07/2004
 When braking at a stop sign or a traffic light the brake pedal would constantly go to the floor. the vehicle is at the dealer, and the problem is still undetermined.*ak a severe grinding noise is heard when the brakes are applied. the consumer stated that the brake pedal is getting soft when the brakes are applied. *tc...*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
05/07/200539985105/05/2005
 Abs left sensor failed requiring replacement of the axle. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
07/30/200640096407/26/2006
 Purchased 05 escape at 40,096 miles in july '06. about 2 weeks later, rotors were warped so dealer replaced them for free. about 10,000 miles later they were warped again and they turned the rotors. about 4,000 miles later they were warped again so the dealer replaced them again. now less than 5,000 miles later, they are warped again. dealer looked at the car and refused any repairs, only noting that there is *nothing* wrong with the braking system, only the rotors are warped, with no known reason except it must be the way i am driving. just today now the abs light is steady on, with no reason that i can notice from my own driving. my own research tells me that it may be a tone ring on the axle, which requires a repair for over $1,000 for each axle, as the entire axle must be replaced to repair the tone ring. *jb
03/13/20051005
 Front brake rotors go out of round. one dealer resurfaced, warr, not there long after out of round again. replaced with new, again out of round . another dealer replaced rotors twice. again out of round. vehicle pulsates while stopping. *nm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - PEDALS AND LINKAGES
04/27/200618000106/04/2004
 Have read on your site numerous complaints with the ford 2005 escape engine and the problem that it speeds up during braking. i have also experienced this problem. however the problem is the driver !! if you are large person or have large feet. during braking the brake pedal goes lower than the gas pedal and your shoe toe catches the gas pedal and accelerates the engine, this has happened numerous times. the gas pedal has very little resistance and you are not aware that your shoe is pushing it down. it appears also that the pedals are closer together than normal. i have other vehicles and have had many cars and this is the first i have experienced this dangerous condition. *nm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM
11/03/200712992305/18/2005
 In 2006 i experienced the failure of my car to operate one morning. i initially thought that i had made the error since i have a manual vehicle i occasionally take my foot off the pedal; i had no idea why the car had stopped running right after i started it as i began to pull out of the parking space. the car stopped a couple of times which concerned me so i contacted the dealer in new jersey where i was located at the time for him to look at the car for this problem. he assured me that the parts would work and all was right again as i left the service department, new 5l8z-2c053-ba and yl8z-19048-aa parts installed. one year later, november 3, 2007 the same problem began to happen again. i immediately took the vehicle to the dealer and he informed me that the cable and the foot pedal vacuum were no longer operating (5l8z-2c053-ba and yl8z-19048-aa) as was the case the previous year and that he had to wait for a new part in order to replace these defective parts. i asked why this had happened again, and what i was told horrified me. the manufacturer most likely had not resolved the problem of the past and that the problem was in the parts. i asked why there was not a more life safety solution to this very dangerous problem and i was told that since this did not happen often it was not deemed a real issue. the rationale is appalling. how am i expected to be safe with this vehicle when the condition is not resolved it is just prolonged, with failure looming over me? how do i drive my child and the other members of my family and friends in a vehicle that can stop operating at any given moment?? my complaint is in regard to life safety and value of reciprocity. since there is no death as of yet, i must wait for the failure? this is emotionally stressful. *tr