Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
0622110020751Abs light on and dtc c1475 is shown. *kb01/05/2007
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
08-3-102/01/200810024326Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) u2062 (hybrid only). *nj04/04/2008
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

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
02/18/201368005
 Abs light came on at 59408 miles. vehicle was taken dick masheter ford in columbus, oh and repaired on 12/1/11 by replacing left front abs tone ring. at 68005 miles, the abs light came on once again. vehicle was once again taken to dick masheter ford in columbus, oh where the vehicle was again repaired. this time both left and right abd tone rings were replaced. failure of the abs tone ring after less than 8600 miles of operation may indicate a systemic issue for the particular vehicle.
02/18/201368005
 Abs light came on at 59408 miles. vehicle was taken dick masheter ford in columbus, oh and repaired on 12/1/11 by replacing left front abs tone ring. at 68005 miles, the abs light came on once again. vehicle was once again taken to dick masheter ford in columbus, oh where the vehicle was again repaired. this time both left and right abd tone rings were replaced. failure of the abs tone ring after less than 8600 miles of operation may indicate a systemic issue for the particular vehicle.
02/18/201368005
 Abs light came on at 59408 miles. vehicle was taken dick masheter ford in columbus, oh and repaired on 12/1/11 by replacing left front abs tone ring. at 68005 miles, the abs light came on once again. vehicle was once again taken to dick masheter ford in columbus, oh where the vehicle was again repaired. this time both left and right abd tone rings were replaced. failure of the abs tone ring after less than 8600 miles of operation may indicate a systemic issue for the particular vehicle.
02/18/201368005
 Abs light came on at 59408 miles. vehicle was taken dick masheter ford in columbus, oh and repaired on 12/1/11 by replacing left front abs tone ring. at 68005 miles, the abs light came on once again. vehicle was once again taken to dick masheter ford in columbus, oh where the vehicle was again repaired. this time both left and right abd tone rings were replaced. failure of the abs tone ring after less than 8600 miles of operation may indicate a systemic issue for the particular vehicle.
05/22/200933219
 Tl - the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph the brakes were engaged and the anti lock brakes failed. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. the technician stated that the tone ring would have to be replaced. the failure occurred on several occasions. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in a recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 33,219 and the current failure mileage was 70,000. pmb
05/22/200933219
 Tl - the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph the brakes were engaged and the anti lock brakes failed. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. the technician stated that the tone ring would have to be replaced. the failure occurred on several occasions. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in a recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 33,219 and the current failure mileage was 70,000. pmb
05/22/200933219
 Tl - the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph the brakes were engaged and the anti lock brakes failed. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. the technician stated that the tone ring would have to be replaced. the failure occurred on several occasions. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in a recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 33,219 and the current failure mileage was 70,000. pmb
10/06/2010370001
 Abs and 4x4 sensor lights activate and flash on dashboard abs braking fails , sensor rep[laced and went out again after a year. seems to be a problem with numerous escapes as found in online search. *tr
10/06/201037000
 Abs and 4x4 sensor lights activate and flash on dashboard abs braking fails , sensor rep[laced and went out again after a year. seems to be a problem with numerous esxcapes as found in online search
10/06/201037000
 Abs and 4x4 sensor lights activate and flash on dashboard abs braking fails , sensor rep[laced and went out again after a year. seems to be a problem with numerous esxcapes as found in online search
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
08/23/201142537
 Tone ring failure on abs brake system on 2006 ford escape. brake fade until computer system notes sensor failure and indicates abs failure light. the system does this for each engine startup--brake fade until error coded out. a cheaply made piece, low parts replacement but expensive mech repair requiring removal of caliper and axle hub....all items that are well rusted into place. an extremely poor design for such an important safety feature.
08/23/201142537
 Tone ring failure on abs brake system on 2006 ford escape. brake fade until computer system notes sensor failure and indicates abs failure light. the system does this for each engine startup--brake fade until error coded out. a cheaply made piece, low parts replacement but expensive mech repair requiring removal of caliper and axle hub....all items that are well rusted into place. an extremely poor design for such an important safety feature.
08/23/201142537
 Tone ring failure on abs brake system on 2006 ford escape. brake fade until computer system notes sensor failure and indicates abs failure light. the system does this for each engine startup--brake fade until error coded out. a cheaply made piece, low parts replacement but expensive mech repair requiring removal of caliper and axle hub....all items that are well rusted into place. an extremely poor design for such an important safety feature.
08/23/201142537
 Tone ring failure on abs brake system on 2006 ford escape. brake fade until computer system notes sensor failure and indicates abs failure light. the system does this for each engine startup--brake fade until error coded out. a cheaply made piece, low parts replacement but expensive mech repair requiring removal of caliper and axle hub....all items that are well rusted into place. an extremely poor design for such an important safety feature.
08/25/201046708
 I have a 2006 ford escape with only 46,708 miles and my abs/awd lights and have been going on and off just out of nowhere. also, related to this when i press down on my brakes there is a loud scraping noise that it makes. i have done some research and it looks like it could be a bad tone ring (abs ring) and seems very common with this type of vehicle. i have looked around and most service repair places want to replace the entire axle for around $600 dollars. i should not be having this type of problem with a vehicle that i have had for only about a year or so. please investigate this issue with this type of vehicle. thank you!!!
08/25/201046708
 I have a 2006 ford escape with only 46,708 miles and my abs/awd lights and have been going on and off just out of nowhere. also, related to this when i press down on my brakes there is a loud scraping noise that it makes. i have done some research and it looks like it could be a bad tone ring (abs ring) and seems very common with this type of vehicle. i have looked around and most service repair places want to replace the entire axle for around $600 dollars. i should not be having this type of problem with a vehicle that i have had for only about a year or so. please investigate this issue with this type of vehicle. thank you!!!
08/25/201046708
 I have a 2006 ford escape with only 46,708 miles and my abs/awd lights and have been going on and off just out of nowhere. also, related to this when i press down on my brakes there is a loud scraping noise that it makes. i have done some research and it looks like it could be a bad tone ring (abs ring) and seems very common with this type of vehicle. i have looked around and most service repair places want to replace the entire axle for around $600 dollars. i should not be having this type of problem with a vehicle that i have had for only about a year or so. please investigate this issue with this type of vehicle. thank you!!!
01/10/2010550001
 I have a 2006 ford escape v6 2wd. both abs tone rings cracked with only 58k miles. this is the same defect that ford recalled on the 2001-2004 models. this defect causes the abs system to fail and turn off. i have read that the 2005,2007, 2008, and 2009 have the same failures. that means every model from 2001-2008 have had the same defect without being addressed. *tr
07/01/2009480001
 The anti-lock brakes engage when coming to a normal stop. happens every day and i am told it is a very common problem with the escapes where a plastic ring comes unglued and causes the abs to engage when it is not necessary. have almost hit multiple vehicles and nearly ended up in a few intersections because the abs prevents me from stopping normally on dry surfaces. *tr
07/30/2009450001
 Service abs and 4wd on ford escape. seems too common! http://www.topix.com/forum/autos/ford-escape/t6tejmprnvn7f47o5/p2. *tr
03/23/2008503651
 Since i have had this ford escape 2006 i have it has been in the shop for brakes tire pressure light steering pumps broken and the most in two months i had two accidents because brakes will stop and then release. i keep up on the maintenance which requires brakes check my complaints and after the first they accident in march we asked ford to check brakes the said it was fine less than a month later another accident same thing brakes stop and release we took it back in and the master cylinder had been broken i have children i drive children and this could definitely have hurt us or someone else my car is nothing but trouble and dangerous actually the body shop said it was broken before. the dealers conveniently say i did not complain but all service checks my brake drums are check i complain of parking brake and excessive noise. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
08/25/2008
 My vehicle's emergency brake has never prevented my vehicle from moving forward under power. it doesn't hold on a hill. if you take your foot off the brake pedal after applying the emergency brake, the vehicle will lurch forward making a grating sound. having the vehicle in park position on the gear shift is what holds the vehicle on a hill. i have had brakes checked at the dealer a number of times and they tell me that this the nature of the beast. i recently had my differencial replaced to remove a howling sound in the rear of my vehicle after having the parking brake adjusted.(cost 3000 dollars) sound has deminished but not disappeared altogether. now i wonder if the differencial needed replacement. also when the dealer did this repair, they told me that i had my right rear emergency brake pad missing and that they could replace it for an additional $300. i have not replaced it yet.
08/25/2008
 My vehicle's emergency brake has never prevented my vehicle from moving forward under power. it doesn't hold on a hill. if you take your foot off the brake pedal after applying the emergency brake, the vehicle will lurch forward making a grating sound. having the vehicle in park position on the gear shift is what holds the vehicle on a hill. i have had brakes checked at the dealer a number of times and they tell me that this the nature of the beast. i recently had my differencial replaced to remove a howling sound in the rear of my vehicle after having the parking brake adjusted.(cost 3000 dollars) sound has deminished but not disappeared altogether. now i wonder if the differencial needed replacement. also when the dealer did this repair, they told me that i had my right rear emergency brake pad missing and that they could replace it for an additional $300. i have not replaced it yet.
08/25/2008
 My vehicle's emergency brake has never prevented my vehicle from moving forward under power. it doesn't hold on a hill. if you take your foot off the brake pedal after applying the emergency brake, the vehicle will lurch forward making a grating sound. having the vehicle in park position on the gear shift is what holds the vehicle on a hill. i have had brakes checked at the dealer a number of times and they tell me that this the nature of the beast. i recently had my differencial replaced to remove a howling sound in the rear of my vehicle after having the parking brake adjusted.(cost 3000 dollars) sound has deminished but not disappeared altogether. now i wonder if the differencial needed replacement. also when the dealer did this repair, they told me that i had my right rear emergency brake pad missing and that they could replace it for an additional $300. i have not replaced it yet.
08/25/2008
 My vehicle's emergency brake has never prevented my vehicle from moving forward under power. it doesn't hold on a hill. if you take your foot off the brake pedal after applying the emergency brake, the vehicle will lurch forward making a grating sound. having the vehicle in park position on the gear shift is what holds the vehicle on a hill. i have had brakes checked at the dealer a number of times and they tell me that this the nature of the beast. i recently had my differencial replaced to remove a howling sound in the rear of my vehicle after having the parking brake adjusted.(cost 3000 dollars) sound has deminished but not disappeared altogether. now i wonder if the differencial needed replacement. also when the dealer did this repair, they told me that i had my right rear emergency brake pad missing and that they could replace it for an additional $300. i have not replaced it yet.
08/25/2008
 My vehicle's emergency brake has never prevented my vehicle from moving forward under power. it doesn't hold on a hill. if you take your foot off the brake pedal after applying the emergency brake, the vehicle will lurch forward making a grating sound. having the vehicle in park position on the gear shift is what holds the vehicle on a hill. i have had brakes checked at the dealer a number of times and they tell me that this the nature of the beast. i recently had my differencial replaced to remove a howling sound in the rear of my vehicle after having the parking brake adjusted.(cost 3000 dollars) sound has deminished but not disappeared altogether. now i wonder if the differencial needed replacement. also when the dealer did this repair, they told me that i had my right rear emergency brake pad missing and that they could replace it for an additional $300. i have not replaced it yet.
12/01/201045000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the rear windshield detached from the vehicle. the vehicle was stopped and the contact noticed that the hinges for the windshield were broken. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the contact repaired the vehicle himself. the contact also stated that while driving 40 mph in snowy conditions, he applied to brakes and the anti lock brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 45,000. kmj
12/01/201045000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the rear windshield detached from the vehicle. the vehicle was stopped and the contact noticed that the hinges for the windshield were broken. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the contact repaired the vehicle himself. the contact also stated that while driving 40 mph in snowy conditions, he applied to brakes and the anti lock brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 45,000. kmj
12/01/201045000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the rear windshield detached from the vehicle. the vehicle was stopped and the contact noticed that the hinges for the windshield were broken. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the contact repaired the vehicle himself. the contact also stated that while driving 40 mph in snowy conditions, he applied to brakes and the anti lock brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 45,000. sm.
12/01/201045000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the rear windshield detached from the vehicle. the vehicle was stopped and the contact noticed that the hinges for the windshield were broken. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the contact repaired the vehicle himself. the contact also stated that while driving 40 mph in snowy conditions, he applied to brakes and the anti lock brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 45,000. sm.
07/01/201145000
 The abs ring (tone ring according to ford) on the front right axle fractured during driving. this sent a false signal to the processor and applied the abs while the vehicle was travelling at highway speeds. this extended the braking distance to an unsafe and unpredictable length on dry pavement. two months after the first incident and replacement of the front right ring the front left ring broke again setting off the abs at an unpredictable time.
07/01/201145000
 The abs ring (tone ring according to ford) on the front right axle fractured during driving. this sent a false signal to the processor and applied the abs while the vehicle was travelling at highway speeds. this extended the braking distance to an unsafe and unpredictable length on dry pavement. two months after the first incident and replacement of the front right ring the front left ring broke again setting off the abs at an unpredictable time.
07/01/201145000
 The abs ring (tone ring according to ford) on the front right axle fractured during driving. this sent a false signal to the processor and applied the abs while the vehicle was travelling at highway speeds. this extended the braking distance to an unsafe and unpredictable length on dry pavement. two months after the first incident and replacement of the front right ring the front left ring broke again setting off the abs at an unpredictable time.
07/01/201145000
 The abs ring (tone ring according to ford) on the front right axle fractured during driving. this sent a false signal to the processor and applied the abs while the vehicle was travelling at highway speeds. this extended the braking distance to an unsafe and unpredictable length on dry pavement. two months after the first incident and replacement of the front right ring the front left ring broke again setting off the abs at an unpredictable time.
06/07/201146200
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. while the contact was driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal began to pulsate excessively when pressure was applied. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. the abs sending unit was replaced; however the failure continued to occur after the repair. the manufacturer was made aware of the defect. the approximate failure mileage was 46,200. js
06/07/201146200
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. while the contact was driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal began to pulsate excessively when pressure was applied. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. the abs sending unit was replaced; however the failure continued to occur after the repair. the manufacturer was made aware of the defect. the approximate failure mileage was 46,200. js
06/07/201146200
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. while the contact was driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal began to pulsate excessively when pressure was applied. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. the abs sending unit was replaced; however the failure continued to occur after the repair. the manufacturer was made aware of the defect. the approximate failure mileage was 46,200. js
06/07/201146200
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. while the contact was driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal began to pulsate excessively when pressure was applied. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. the abs sending unit was replaced; however the failure continued to occur after the repair. the manufacturer was made aware of the defect. the approximate failure mileage was 46,200. js
03/03/201195000
 2006 ford escape xlt, c/o left front abs (anit lock braking system) tone ring failure... at 94,782 miles on my odo my left front abs tone ring broke completely in-half causing a abs sensor failure and the brakes became temporarily semi-unresponsive for a few seconds ( 3-5 seconds ) when i pressed on the brakes to stop the car. braking was greatly reduced as if the car thought i was sliding on ice or snow. after the system detected failure ( 3-5 seconds) the abs light came on in my dashboard and the abs system seemed to be deactived by the car. when i got home and took the left front wheel off and inspected my brakes and abs sensor, i noticed the left front abs tone ring was completely rusted, free spinning loosely around the axle and was broken completely on one end. i went onto google and researched this problem and found that many other people have encountered the same problems on their ford escapes. i would like this to be investigated as i think that perhaps the abs tone rings ford used are faulty and could pose a danger to motorist by causing significant loss of braking ability over a few seconds as direct result of the abs tone ring failure. the abs tone ring is replaceable by ford or you can buy the part at a parts store. repair does involve removing part of the axle, so it is best done by a mechanic or trained professional.
03/03/201195000
 2006 ford escape xlt, c/o left front abs (anit lock braking system) tone ring failure... at 94,782 miles on my odo my left front abs tone ring broke completely in-half causing a abs sensor failure and the brakes became temporarily semi-unresponsive for a few seconds ( 3-5 seconds ) when i pressed on the brakes to stop the car. braking was greatly reduced as if the car thought i was sliding on ice or snow. after the system detected failure ( 3-5 seconds) the abs light came on in my dashboard and the abs system seemed to be deactived by the car. when i got home and took the left front wheel off and inspected my brakes and abs sensor, i noticed the left front abs tone ring was completely rusted, free spinning loosely around the axle and was broken completely on one end. i went onto google and researched this problem and found that many other people have encountered the same problems on their ford escapes. i would like this to be investigated as i think that perhaps the abs tone rings ford used are faulty and could pose a danger to motorist by causing significant loss of braking ability over a few seconds as direct result of the abs tone ring failure. the abs tone ring is replaceable by ford or you can buy the part at a parts store. repair does involve removing part of the axle, so it is best done by a mechanic or trained professional.
03/03/201195000
 2006 ford escape xlt, c/o left front abs (anit lock braking system) tone ring failure... at 94,782 miles on my odo my left front abs tone ring broke completely in-half causing a abs sensor failure and the brakes became temporarily semi-unresponsive for a few seconds ( 3-5 seconds ) when i pressed on the brakes to stop the car. braking was greatly reduced as if the car thought i was sliding on ice or snow. after the system detected failure ( 3-5 seconds) the abs light came on in my dashboard and the abs system seemed to be deactived by the car. when i got home and took the left front wheel off and inspected my brakes and abs sensor, i noticed the left front abs tone ring was completely rusted, free spinning loosely around the axle and was broken completely on one end. i went onto google and researched this problem and found that many other people have encountered the same problems on their ford escapes. i would like this to be investigated as i think that perhaps the abs tone rings ford used are faulty and could pose a danger to motorist by causing significant loss of braking ability over a few seconds as direct result of the abs tone ring failure. the abs tone ring is replaceable by ford or you can buy the part at a parts store. repair does involve removing part of the axle, so it is best done by a mechanic or trained professional.
03/03/201195000
 2006 ford escape xlt, c/o left front abs (anit lock braking system) tone ring failure... at 94,782 miles on my odo my left front abs tone ring broke completely in-half causing a abs sensor failure and the brakes became temporarily semi-unresponsive for a few seconds ( 3-5 seconds ) when i pressed on the brakes to stop the car. braking was greatly reduced as if the car thought i was sliding on ice or snow. after the system detected failure ( 3-5 seconds) the abs light came on in my dashboard and the abs system seemed to be deactived by the car. when i got home and took the left front wheel off and inspected my brakes and abs sensor, i noticed the left front abs tone ring was completely rusted, free spinning loosely around the axle and was broken completely on one end. i went onto google and researched this problem and found that many other people have encountered the same problems on their ford escapes. i would like this to be investigated as i think that perhaps the abs tone rings ford used are faulty and could pose a danger to motorist by causing significant loss of braking ability over a few seconds as direct result of the abs tone ring failure. the abs tone ring is replaceable by ford or you can buy the part at a parts store. repair does involve removing part of the axle, so it is best done by a mechanic or trained professional.
02/16/201155000
 I was driving home from work, going about 35 mph when i felt my car start to slid like it was on ice even though the pavement was dry. my abs light and my service 4wd light came on. i had a very hard time getting home because the brakes were failing. i came home googled it and realized that it was my tone ring and that it was a common problem. sure enough next day took it to a ford dealership and that's what it was. the problem dates back to 2000 ford escapes and as recent as 2010 ford escapes. the mechanic at the dealership advised me that the ring could snap just from turning a corner. i don't know why ford isn't being required to fix this issue. why are the being allowed to put this same product in the vehicle year after year knowing its inferior. when the ring breaks it makes it very hard to stop the car which is a huge safety hazard.
02/16/201155000
 I was driving home from work, going about 35 mph when i felt my car start to slid like it was on ice even though the pavement was dry. my abs light and my service 4wd light came on. i had a very hard time getting home because the brakes were failing. i came home googled it and realized that it was my tone ring and that it was a common problem. sure enough next day took it to a ford dealership and that's what it was. the problem dates back to 2000 ford escapes and as recent as 2010 ford escapes. the mechanic at the dealership advised me that the ring could snap just from turning a corner. i don't know why ford isn't being required to fix this issue. why are the being allowed to put this same product in the vehicle year after year knowing its inferior. when the ring breaks it makes it very hard to stop the car which is a huge safety hazard.
02/16/201155000
 I was driving home from work, going about 35 mph when i felt my car start to slid like it was on ice even though the pavement was dry. my abs light and my service 4wd light came on. i had a very hard time getting home because the brakes were failing. i came home googled it and realized that it was my tone ring and that it was a common problem. sure enough next day took it to a ford dealership and that's what it was. the problem dates back to 2000 ford escapes and as recent as 2010 ford escapes. the mechanic at the dealership advised me that the ring could snap just from turning a corner. i don't know why ford isn't being required to fix this issue. why are the being allowed to put this same product in the vehicle year after year knowing its inferior. when the ring breaks it makes it very hard to stop the car which is a huge safety hazard.
09/18/201070683
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. while driving approximately 50 mph the anti lock braking system light and the four wheel drive light illuminated on the dashboard. the vehicle was driven home and shut off. upon restart the lights were no longer illuminating, but after she began driving for approximately 4 miles the failure recurred. the vehicle was not taken to be examined for the cause of failure and was not repaired. the failure continues whenever she operates the vehicle. the failure mileage was 70,683 and the current mileage was 70,890. sm.
09/18/201070683
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. while driving approximately 50 mph the anti lock braking system light and the four wheel drive light illuminated on the dashboard. the vehicle was driven home and shut off. upon restart the lights were no longer illuminating, but after she began driving for approximately 4 miles the failure recurred. the vehicle was not taken to be examined for the cause of failure and was not repaired. the failure continues whenever she operates the vehicle. the failure mileage was 70,683 and the current mileage was 70,890. sm.
09/18/201070683
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. while driving approximately 50 mph the anti lock braking system light and the four wheel drive light illuminated on the dashboard. the vehicle was driven home and shut off. upon restart the lights were no longer illuminating, but after she began driving for approximately 4 miles the failure recurred. the vehicle was not taken to be examined for the cause of failure and was not repaired. the failure continues whenever she operates the vehicle. the failure mileage was 70,683 and the current mileage was 70,890. sm.
09/18/201070683
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. while driving approximately 50 mph the anti lock braking system light and the four wheel drive light illuminated on the dashboard. the vehicle was driven home and shut off. upon restart the lights were no longer illuminating, but after she began driving for approximately 4 miles the failure recurred. the vehicle was not taken to be examined for the cause of failure and was not repaired. the failure continues whenever she operates the vehicle. the failure mileage was 70,683 and the current mileage was 70,890. sm.
09/18/201070569
 I own a 2006 ford escape. it has 70683 miles on it. i was driving on the highway (50 mph) and noticed the abs light on and the 4wd light was flashing. this has occurred twice in thelast two days. the first occurrence, i added brake fluid and the lights went out. this happened again two days later on the highway and around the same rate of speed..
09/18/201070569
 I own a 2006 ford escape. it has 70683 miles on it. i was driving on the highway (50 mph) and noticed the abs light on and the 4wd light was flashing. this has occurred twice in thelast two days. the first occurrence, i added brake fluid and the lights went out. this happened again two days later on the highway and around the same rate of speed..
09/18/201070569
 I own a 2006 ford escape. it has 70683 miles on it. i was driving on the highway (50 mph) and noticed the abs light on and the 4wd light was flashing. this has occurred twice in thelast two days. the first occurrence, i added brake fluid and the lights went out. this happened again two days later on the highway and around the same rate of speed..
09/18/201070569
 I own a 2006 ford escape. it has 70683 miles on it. i was driving on the highway (50 mph) and noticed the abs light on and the 4wd light was flashing. this has occurred twice in thelast two days. the first occurrence, i added brake fluid and the lights went out. this happened again two days later on the highway and around the same rate of speed..
09/01/20081
 The 05-06 ford escapes have a major failure in their braking and axle system. i bought a new escape in 2006 in less then two years the abs light came after replacing the front brake pads. i took the car to a mechanic and he stated that the front axle has teeth on it that easily break off and therefore disengaging the abs system. on a daily basis the breaks thump like they are not able to stop the vehicle, this happens at any speed, even while trying to pull into a parking spot. this has not caused any accidents but we never know if the brakes are going to work they are suppose to. my vehicle was past its warranty when this problem first occurred, and now i have to pay for the replacement of the entire front axle because a engineering malfunction. the mechanic stated that ford is aware of the problem but they refuse to place a recall on the parts. i inquired about fixing the problem, he stated that the parts, which again is the entire front axle, is on back order for around 5 months and the cost is around $1500.00.i have also talked to several people who own ford escapes and they have the same issue. if ford is aware of the problem and they know there is a problem because of the lack of front axles why hasn't this constituted a recall or at least a safety investigation. *tr
08/08/2009104000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. while driving approximately between 25-35 mph on normal conditions; the brake warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. in an attempt to apply pressure to the brake pedal there was a grinding noise followed by a low power response. the warning indicator light remained illuminated until the engine was turned off and the four wheel drive light illuminated intermittently. the contact was able to drive with caution. the vehicle has not been repaired. the contact is aware of the safety risk involved. the failure and current mileages were 104,000. the vin number was unavailable.
06/20/2006370001
 Upon purchase rumbling was felt while braking. the fuccillo car dealer mechanic said that it was the 4wd kicking in. this problem continued and once the 90 day warranty was up their story changed. the abs light came on and the tone ring needed to be replaced. he said they have had many of these and be looking for a recall. this is definitely a safety issue as the brakes begin to clang and bang without warning. *tr
08/02/200616900212/21/2005
 Tl*- the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. while driving at 15 mph the contact heard a popping noise when she depressed the brakes and noticed that the brake light illuminated. she had to use the parking brake to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, who stated that the wiring harness should be replaced. the dealer changed the wiring harness. however, six months later the contact experienced the same problem. the dealer was inspecting the vehicle to determine the reason for the most recent failure. the current mileage was 16,900 miles. *ak consumer has included multiple invoices stating brake system went out. the dealer performed multi point inspection and performed the various tasks: reinstalled side front panel, replaced harness, alignment of front end and rear, replace upper strut bearing and bushing, bled brake system. update *4/16tr the abs light and brake light illuminated. *jb
04/09/200610404/09/2006
 I purchased a 2006 escape hybrid on april 9th & immediately it had brake failure problems - essentially no brakes. it has been at dealership since april 10th. they claimed it was fixed on april 22 & when i went to get it, same problem happened in test drive. they have no idea what else is wrong. they replaced the brake sensor, but obviously that didn't resolve the problem. this is a major safety issue especially in south florida, where the ability to properly brake is highly essential. *nm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
03/01/200831723406/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford escape. the contact stated that the abs light illuminates and the brakes fail. he must apply the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. the dealer replaced the entire abs, but the failure continued. the most recent failure occurred on march 1, 2008. the manufacturer informed the contact that he would receive a call back. the current mileage was 32,000 and failure mileage was 31,723. updated 04/29/08. *lj
10/10/20071800020
 Vehicle's front wheel constantly pulls to the left when applying brakes has jerked steering wheel out of hand 3 times. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
07/05/20075000208/24/2006
 I own a 2006 ford escape. my problem is i have had popping and squeaking noises in the front end since i purchased the vehicle. i had taken it to the dealership several times for the noises they would always make comments like it must only be when i'm driving that it makes the noise. needless to say when i complained enough about the problems they checked the suv and replaced the wheel bearing at 5,000 miles, it also needed new swaybar links,at about 8,000 miles they told me they ordered them. however weeks later they still had not received the parts and i then started have problems with my brakes, when i pushed the brake on the steering wheel would vibrate. then at 13,000 miles i had to replace both rotors at my expense because the dealership refused to pay for them under warranty( funny isn't it you have a bumper to bumper warranty till 36,000 and it isn't covered ). now it having 18,000 miles i had to have the new rotors turned. the dealership never replaced the swaybar links. i thought if you had a a problem they could not fix it would fall under the lemon law in missouri, it is apparent they can not fix the problem. what can i do ? i have a 8 month old grandson in the vehicle everyday (well when it isn't in the shop for some reason) i do not feel safe driving with the front end problems it keeps having. i am paying 25,000.00 dollars for a vehicle that is unsafe not only to my family but to others on the highway. please advise me on a helpful solution. thank you for taking the time to read and acknowledge my problems with my escape. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE WARNING
01/15/2007160911/09/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 ford escape hybrid. the contact stated that the brake warning light intermittently illuminates and displays service brake system. the vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions, but they have been unable to repair the failure. the current mileage was 22,000 and failure mileage was 160. updated 04/11/08 *bf updated 04/11/08 *tr