Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
AS-2176903/01/201110039053Ready07/06/2011
AS-2176903/01/201110039053Ford: if there is an intermittent lack of power, surge, or hesitation while driving the brakes will override acceleration. *rm07/06/2011
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
1981906/01/2007100227172008 escape/mariner hybrid - anti brake system (abs) - dtc c1526. *nj09/24/2007
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - INTERCONNECTING ASSEMBLY(WIRING)
0761110022281Dtc b2572 / brake shift interlock will not release. *kb07/25/2007
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
03/12/201358000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 ford escape. the contact stated while driving 20mph and depress the brake, the vehicle suddenly locked and stalled. the warning lights on the abs band for the brake and the skid control started to illuminate. the vehicle engine was turned off for fifteen minutes and then on but the computer resets itself and showed no failure. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated the abs band for the brake needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was notified who stated to contact nhtsa and file a complaint. the manufacturer filed a complaint, claim# caf2333359. the failure mileage was 58,000. mw
11/01/2012569381
 My third ford and again right front abs ring cracked and had to be replaced. *tr
11/01/2012569381
 My third ford and again right front abs ring cracked and had to be replaced. *tr
11/01/2012569381
 My third ford and again right front abs ring cracked and had to be replaced. *tr
11/01/2012569381
 My third ford and again right front abs ring cracked and had to be replaced. *tr
09/12/2012446281
 Right front abs tone wheel is cracked found during oil change. my understanding this is a very common problem... *tr
09/12/2012446281
 Right front abs tone wheel is cracked found during oil change. my understanding this is a very common problem... *tr
09/12/2012446281
 Right front abs tone wheel is cracked found during oil change. my understanding this is a very common problem... *tr
09/12/201244628
 Right front abs tone wheel is cracked found during oil change. my understanding this is a very common problem...
08/31/20121028201
 I was coasting down a hill with a slight downhill slope without my foot on accelerator and was approaching a stop sign. in preparation for stopping, i started applying the brake. when i pressed the brake pedal, it went to the floor and made a clicking sound- almost as if the antilock brakes were activated. the vehicle did not stop immediately but slowed until i got to the stop sign. *tr
08/31/20121028201
 After making a slight left turn, i was coasting down a hill with a slight downhill slope without my foot on accelerator and was approaching a stop sign. in preparation for stopping, i started applying the brake. when i pressed the brake pedal, it went to the floor and made a clicking sound- almost as if the antilock brakes were activated. the vehicle did not stop. i turned into a parking lot immediately and the brakes began working appropriately again. *tr
08/31/2012102820
 I was coasting down a hill with a slight downhill slope without my foot on accelerator and was approaching a stop sign. in preparation for stopping, i started applying the brake. when i pressed the brake pedal, it went to the floor and made a clicking sound- almost as if the antilock brakes were activated. the vehicle did not stop immediately but slowed until i got to the stop sign.
08/31/2012102820
 After making a slight left turn, i was coasting down a hill with a slight downhill slope without my foot on accelerator and was approaching a stop sign. in preparation for stopping, i started applying the brake. when i pressed the brake pedal, it went to the floor and made a clicking sound- almost as if the antilock brakes were activated. the vehicle did not stop. i turned into a parking lot immediately and the brakes began working appropriately again.
08/31/2012102820
 I was coasting down a hill with a slight downhill slope without my foot on accelerator and was approaching a stop sign. in preparation for stopping, i started applying the brake. when i pressed the brake pedal, it went to the floor and made a clicking sound- almost as if the antilock brakes were activated. the vehicle did not stop immediately but slowed until i got to the stop sign.
08/31/2012102820
 After making a slight left turn, i was coasting down a hill with a slight downhill slope without my foot on accelerator and was approaching a stop sign. in preparation for stopping, i started applying the brake. when i pressed the brake pedal, it went to the floor and made a clicking sound- almost as if the antilock brakes were activated. the vehicle did not stop. i turned into a parking lot immediately and the brakes began working appropriately again.
08/31/2012102820
 I was coasting down a hill with a slight downhill slope without my foot on accelerator and was approaching a stop sign. in preparation for stopping, i started applying the brake. when i pressed the brake pedal, it went to the floor and made a clicking sound- almost as if the antilock brakes were activated. the vehicle did not stop immediately but slowed until i got to the stop sign.
08/31/2012102820
 After making a slight left turn, i was coasting down a hill with a slight downhill slope without my foot on accelerator and was approaching a stop sign. in preparation for stopping, i started applying the brake. when i pressed the brake pedal, it went to the floor and made a clicking sound- almost as if the antilock brakes were activated. the vehicle did not stop. i turned into a parking lot immediately and the brakes began working appropriately again.
07/06/20101
 The steering wheel pops when turning. when the weather is cold the brakes won't push down. battery goes dead if not driven daily. radio wont play after replace battery that was dead. *tr
07/06/20101
 The steering wheel pops when turning. when the weather is cold the brakes won't push down. battery goes dead if not driven daily. radio wont play after replace battery that was dead. *tr
07/06/20101
 The steering wheel pops when turning. when the weather is cold the brakes won't push down. battery goes dead if not driven daily. radio wont play after replace battery that was dead. *tr
07/06/2010
 The steering wheel pops when turning. when the weather is cold the brakes won't push down. battery goes dead if not driven daily. radio wont play after replace battery that was dead.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
08/25/2012450001
 I was driving my 2008 ford escape in a mall parking lot, and when i approach a stop sign the vehicle was extremely hard to stop. i had to use the full force of the brake all the way down to maintain the vehicle from surging/ crashing into cars in front of me. the engine was staying accelerated and would continue to climb in rpms even thou the gas pedal was not being pressed. i pulled off to the side away from other cars and put the car into parked. at this time the vehicle accelerated on its own to about 8000 rpms. the only way to stop the engine was to completely turn the car off with the key. upon turning on the vehicle again the problem did not continue. *tr
05/20/201170000
 Abs tone ring cracks because of rust on the axle and then it spins on the axle and causes the abs to activate and the traction control to activate because it believes you are skidding. then the abs and traction control warning light activate to say there is something wrong with the system. after much research, this is a very common problem, is a design flaw, and is a safety feature for the vehicle.
05/20/201170000
 Abs tone ring cracks because of rust on the axle and then it spins on the axle and causes the abs to activate and the traction control to activate because it believes you are skidding. then the abs and traction control warning light activate to say there is something wrong with the system. after much research, this is a very common problem, is a design flaw, and is a safety feature for the vehicle.
05/20/201170000
 Abs tone ring cracks because of rust on the axle and then it spins on the axle and causes the abs to activate and the traction control to activate because it believes you are skidding. then the abs and traction control warning light activate to say there is something wrong with the system. after much research, this is a very common problem, is a design flaw, and is a safety feature for the vehicle.
05/20/201170000
 Abs tone ring cracks because of rust on the axle and then it spins on the axle and causes the abs to activate and the traction control to activate because it believes you are skidding. then the abs and traction control warning light activate to say there is something wrong with the system. after much research, this is a very common problem, is a design flaw, and is a safety feature for the vehicle.
05/20/201170000
 Abs tone ring cracks because of rust on the axle and then it spins on the axle and causes the abs to activate and the traction control to activate because it believes you are skidding. then the abs and traction control warning light activate to say there is something wrong with the system. after much research, this is a very common problem, is a design flaw, and is a safety feature for the vehicle.
04/27/201150000
 At about 50,000 miles my 2008 ford escape developed the following symptoms: both the abs and traction control lights in the dash instrument display come on a few minutes after starting out on a journey and stay on until the engine is turned off. from a few instances of quick stops, it is apparent that the abs system is not operative. this is a potential accident waiting to happen. i did not notice any effect on driveability as a result of the traction light being illuminated. upon investigation on the internet, i found that the most likely cause of these lights being lit was a failure of a abs tone ring; sure enough when i jacked up the car and looked carefully at these toothed rings just inside the wheel bearing/steering knuckle housing, i found that the front driver side ring was broken with about a 1/16 to 3/32 gap. the most likely cause of this failure is reported to be corrosion of the steel hub that the ring is pressed onto. the corrosion causes the ring to be stressed by the expansion of the area under the ring as the iron turns to rust, probably enhanced by the copious amount of road salt used in pa in the winter for ice and snow melting. reported costs to repair this poorly designed engineering fiasco are in the $500-700 range at a dealers shop and ironically the ring itself is available for about $7-15.
04/27/201150000
 At about 50,000 miles my 2008 ford escape developed the following symptoms: both the abs and traction control lights in the dash instrument display come on a few minutes after starting out on a journey and stay on until the engine is turned off. from a few instances of quick stops, it is apparent that the abs system is not operative. this is a potential accident waiting to happen. i did not notice any effect on driveability as a result of the traction light being illuminated. upon investigation on the internet, i found that the most likely cause of these lights being lit was a failure of a abs tone ring; sure enough when i jacked up the car and looked carefully at these toothed rings just inside the wheel bearing/steering knuckle housing, i found that the front driver side ring was broken with about a 1/16 to 3/32 gap. the most likely cause of this failure is reported to be corrosion of the steel hub that the ring is pressed onto. the corrosion causes the ring to be stressed by the expansion of the area under the ring as the iron turns to rust, probably enhanced by the copious amount of road salt used in pa in the winter for ice and snow melting. reported costs to repair this poorly designed engineering fiasco are in the $500-700 range at a dealers shop and ironically the ring itself is available for about $7-15.
04/27/201150000
 At about 50,000 miles my 2008 ford escape developed the following symptoms: both the abs and traction control lights in the dash instrument display come on a few minutes after starting out on a journey and stay on until the engine is turned off. from a few instances of quick stops, it is apparent that the abs system is not operative. this is a potential accident waiting to happen. i did not notice any effect on driveability as a result of the traction light being illuminated. upon investigation on the internet, i found that the most likely cause of these lights being lit was a failure of a abs tone ring; sure enough when i jacked up the car and looked carefully at these toothed rings just inside the wheel bearing/steering knuckle housing, i found that the front driver side ring was broken with about a 1/16 to 3/32 gap. the most likely cause of this failure is reported to be corrosion of the steel hub that the ring is pressed onto. the corrosion causes the ring to be stressed by the expansion of the area under the ring as the iron turns to rust, probably enhanced by the copious amount of road salt used in pa in the winter for ice and snow melting. reported costs to repair this poorly designed engineering fiasco are in the $500-700 range at a dealers shop and ironically the ring itself is available for about $7-15.
04/27/201150000
 At about 50,000 miles my 2008 ford escape developed the following symptoms: both the abs and traction control lights in the dash instrument display come on a few minutes after starting out on a journey and stay on until the engine is turned off. from a few instances of quick stops, it is apparent that the abs system is not operative. this is a potential accident waiting to happen. i did not notice any effect on driveability as a result of the traction light being illuminated. upon investigation on the internet, i found that the most likely cause of these lights being lit was a failure of a abs tone ring; sure enough when i jacked up the car and looked carefully at these toothed rings just inside the wheel bearing/steering knuckle housing, i found that the front driver side ring was broken with about a 1/16 to 3/32 gap. the most likely cause of this failure is reported to be corrosion of the steel hub that the ring is pressed onto. the corrosion causes the ring to be stressed by the expansion of the area under the ring as the iron turns to rust, probably enhanced by the copious amount of road salt used in pa in the winter for ice and snow melting. reported costs to repair this poorly designed engineering fiasco are in the $500-700 range at a dealers shop and ironically the ring itself is available for about $7-15.
04/23/201135000
 My daughter (who drives the van) complained for 6 months that her abs on her breaks was causing the breaks to let go then grab even at very low speeds. i took the escape to the dealer for additional tire problems plus an alignment, since the tires had cupped, and was told that nothing was wrong with the breaks. after continued problems i had new breaks installed at an express breaks place in south part of kansas city, ks. they also inspected the abs and found nothing wrong. but the problem continued with additional loud squealing. finally i took it to bob allen ford in overland park, ks. where they charged me $652.17 for replacing the broken rf tone ring(s), unfroze the front end alignment bars (or something like that) then put another set of brake pads on, turned the rotors then did another alignment. they said that the express brake place had failed to turn the rotors that the brand-new brakes were eaten up. the escape has 53k miles on it but we have been having this problem for over a year. in addition, i was forced to put new tires on prior to all of this because two of the factory tires had cupped and all of them had turned to (something like) plastic causing them to skid and slide on take off and on stopping, creating a very dangerous potential for my daughter. i kept the old tires. the replaced tires are almost new with little tread wear. note: that i tried to also add a complaint about the tires but that section demanded information that i couldn't provide therefore it simply refused the entire complaint.
04/23/201135000
 My daughter (who drives the van) complained for 6 months that her abs on her breaks was causing the breaks to let go then grab even at very low speeds. i took the escape to the dealer for additional tire problems plus an alignment, since the tires had cupped, and was told that nothing was wrong with the breaks. after continued problems i had new breaks installed at an express breaks place in south part of kansas city, ks. they also inspected the abs and found nothing wrong. but the problem continued with additional loud squealing. finally i took it to bob allen ford in overland park, ks. where they charged me $652.17 for replacing the broken rf tone ring(s), unfroze the front end alignment bars (or something like that) then put another set of brake pads on, turned the rotors then did another alignment. they said that the express brake place had failed to turn the rotors that the brand-new brakes were eaten up. the escape has 53k miles on it but we have been having this problem for over a year. in addition, i was forced to put new tires on prior to all of this because two of the factory tires had cupped and all of them had turned to (something like) plastic causing them to skid and slide on take off and on stopping, creating a very dangerous potential for my daughter. i kept the old tires. the replaced tires are almost new with little tread wear. note: that i tried to also add a complaint about the tires but that section demanded information that i couldn't provide therefore it simply refused the entire complaint.
04/23/201135000
 My daughter (who drives the van) complained for 6 months that her abs on her breaks was causing the breaks to let go then grab even at very low speeds. i took the escape to the dealer for additional tire problems plus an alignment, since the tires had cupped, and was told that nothing was wrong with the breaks. after continued problems i had new breaks installed at an express breaks place in south part of kansas city, ks. they also inspected the abs and found nothing wrong. but the problem continued with additional loud squealing. finally i took it to bob allen ford in overland park, ks. where they charged me $652.17 for replacing the broken rf tone ring(s), unfroze the front end alignment bars (or something like that) then put another set of brake pads on, turned the rotors then did another alignment. they said that the express brake place had failed to turn the rotors that the brand-new brakes were eaten up. the escape has 53k miles on it but we have been having this problem for over a year. in addition, i was forced to put new tires on prior to all of this because two of the factory tires had cupped and all of them had turned to (something like) plastic causing them to skid and slide on take off and on stopping, creating a very dangerous potential for my daughter. i kept the old tires. the replaced tires are almost new with little tread wear. note: that i tried to also add a complaint about the tires but that section demanded information that i couldn't provide therefore it simply refused the entire complaint.
04/23/201135000
 My daughter (who drives the van) complained for 6 months that her abs on her breaks was causing the breaks to let go then grab even at very low speeds. i took the escape to the dealer for additional tire problems plus an alignment, since the tires had cupped, and was told that nothing was wrong with the breaks. after continued problems i had new breaks installed at an express breaks place in south part of kansas city, ks. they also inspected the abs and found nothing wrong. but the problem continued with additional loud squealing. finally i took it to bob allen ford in overland park, ks. where they charged me $652.17 for replacing the broken rf tone ring(s), unfroze the front end alignment bars (or something like that) then put another set of brake pads on, turned the rotors then did another alignment. they said that the express brake place had failed to turn the rotors that the brand-new brakes were eaten up. the escape has 53k miles on it but we have been having this problem for over a year. in addition, i was forced to put new tires on prior to all of this because two of the factory tires had cupped and all of them had turned to (something like) plastic causing them to skid and slide on take off and on stopping, creating a very dangerous potential for my daughter. i kept the old tires. the replaced tires are almost new with little tread wear. note: that i tried to also add a complaint about the tires but that section demanded information that i couldn't provide therefore it simply refused the entire complaint.
04/11/201148883
 Anti-lock brakes activate at both city and highway driving speeds. the abs and traction control light turn on and off intermittently. road conditions at the time of the activation were dry.
04/11/201148883
 Anti-lock brakes activate at both city and highway driving speeds. the abs and traction control light turn on and off intermittently. road conditions at the time of the activation were dry.
04/11/201148883
 Anti-lock brakes activate at both city and highway driving speeds. the abs and traction control light turn on and off intermittently. road conditions at the time of the activation were dry.
04/11/201148883
 Anti-lock brakes activate at both city and highway driving speeds. the abs and traction control light turn on and off intermittently. road conditions at the time of the activation were dry.
10/30/201051000
 Brakes has been squealing and soft, pedal going all the way to the floor off and on since vehicle purchase a year ago. took in for service to dealership did not find anything wrong. on 10/30/2010, was driving on highway, traffic was heavy therefore going only about 40mph. the car in front, braked hard and as i applied my brakes they went all the way to the floor and the only way i stopped was because i rear-ended the car in front of me, airbag was deployed. i'm afraid if i would have been traveling any faster, the accident would have been tragic, considering my twin 4 yr old nephews were in the back seat. as soon as vehicle is repaired, i will follow-up with the dealership.
10/30/201051000
 Brakes has been squealing and soft, pedal going all the way to the floor off and on since vehicle purchase a year ago. took in for service to dealership did not find anything wrong. on 10/30/2010, was driving on highway, traffic was heavy therefore going only about 40mph. the car in front, braked hard and as i applied my brakes they went all the way to the floor and the only way i stopped was because i rear-ended the car in front of me, airbag was deployed. i'm afraid if i would have been traveling any faster, the accident would have been tragic, considering my twin 4 yr old nephews were in the back seat. as soon as vehicle is repaired, i will follow-up with the dealership.
10/30/201051000
 Brakes has been squealing and soft, pedal going all the way to the floor off and on since vehicle purchase a year ago. took in for service to dealership did not find anything wrong. on 10/30/2010, was driving on highway, traffic was heavy therefore going only about 40mph. the car in front, braked hard and as i applied my brakes they went all the way to the floor and the only way i stopped was because i rear-ended the car in front of me, airbag was deployed. i'm afraid if i would have been traveling any faster, the accident would have been tragic, considering my twin 4 yr old nephews were in the back seat. as soon as vehicle is repaired, i will follow-up with the dealership.
10/30/201051000
 Brakes has been squealing and soft, pedal going all the way to the floor off and on since vehicle purchase a year ago. took in for service to dealership did not find anything wrong. on 10/30/2010, was driving on highway, traffic was heavy therefore going only about 40mph. the car in front, braked hard and as i applied my brakes they went all the way to the floor and the only way i stopped was because i rear-ended the car in front of me, airbag was deployed. i'm afraid if i would have been traveling any faster, the accident would have been tragic, considering my twin 4 yr old nephews were in the back seat. as soon as vehicle is repaired, i will follow-up with the dealership.
10/30/201051000
 Brakes has been squealing and soft, pedal going all the way to the floor off and on since vehicle purchase a year ago. took in for service to dealership did not find anything wrong. on 10/30/2010, was driving on highway, traffic was heavy therefore going only about 40mph. the car in front, braked hard and as i applied my brakes they went all the way to the floor and the only way i stopped was because i rear-ended the car in front of me, airbag was deployed. i'm afraid if i would have been traveling any faster, the accident would have been tragic, considering my twin 4 yr old nephews were in the back seat. as soon as vehicle is repaired, i will follow-up with the dealership.
07/01/201039000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 ford escape. while driving at approximately 55 mph the anti lock brake light and traction control light illuminated on the dashboard. the vehicle was not taken to be examined for the cause of failure but he replaced the brakes himself. the lights continued to illuminate so he continued to examine the vehicle. he noticed the sensing ring on the front passenger side of the axle axle was broken. he repaired the vehicle. while driving at approximately 70 mph the anti lock brake light and traction control light began to illuminate on the dashboard. upon examination he noticed the sensing ring on the front drivers side of the axle was broken. he again repaired the vehicle himself. the failure has not recurred. the failure mileage was 39,000 and the current mileage was 41,600. sm.
07/01/201039000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 ford escape. while driving at approximately 55 mph the anti lock brake light and traction control light illuminated on the dashboard. the vehicle was not taken to be examined for the cause of failure but he replaced the brakes himself. the lights continued to illuminate so he continued to examine the vehicle. he noticed the sensing ring on the front passenger side of the axle axle was broken. he repaired the vehicle. while driving at approximately 70 mph the anti lock brake light and traction control light began to illuminate on the dashboard. upon examination he noticed the sensing ring on the front drivers side of the axle was broken. he again repaired the vehicle himself. the failure has not recurred. the failure mileage was 39,000 and the current mileage was 41,600. sm.
05/15/2010487889
 Just lucky we pulled over for gas. our vehicle keep running even when it was turned off. 2008 ford escape 4dr 2wd xls with 48,0087 miles would not turn off. we stopped, purchased new battery $90 and continued 15 miles to charoltte parking lot. we were advise to pull out gas module, disconnect the cable to battery and we would get home. wrong, after aaa tow 109 miles back to sc budd's delivered it to benson's ford for review. after 5 hours no clue by co. next day after 12 pm. co said ford engineering told them how to fix my anti-lock brake system with $589 module, f80 fuse and $39 rubber hose leaking.hose had hole in it. this car never in collision yet. we were saved by tow from aaa in charlotte nc to easley area. they say charges $1300 for sure. i know this must be the first report. but i wanted to let our national agency know about the defect. please call if needed. email is gwen.neighbors@gmail.com. we got lucky, we stopped before we lost brakes. there was however reported leaking rubber hose to replace. we were lucky, other may not be. i have always been cautious with cars..also reported 091b10 recall not advertised by ford. that's leaky coolent. not fixed yet.
11/08/20076000308/12/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2008 ford escape. while exiting the driveway in reverse at 10 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle would not stop. there were no warning lights illuminated prior to the failure. several months later, the failure recurred while approaching a stop sign. the contact's vehicle struck another vehicle and the damages exceeded $2,400. the dealer stated that nothing was wrong with the vehicle. several weeks later, the failure recurred and the contact was involved in another crash. the air bags failed to deploy. the damages exceeded $8,000. during each failure, the contact depressed the brake pedal all the way down to the floor. he still has possession of the vehicle. the failure mileage was 6,000 and current mileage was 13,000 updated 06/16/08 *bf
02/18/20088000109/06/2007
 The brakes failed on my 2008 ford escape hybrid while traveling at 50mph on rt. 3 in clifton nj. vehicle was able to be stopped on the shoulder by shifting in to neutral and putting the brake all the way to the floor, which provided very little stopping power. both the abs light and brake warning lights came on the dash, in addition to a message that said something along the lines of brakes require service. the car has roughly 7000 miles on it and was purchased in sept. 2007. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
10/01/200724000202/23/2007
 Brake abs failures on two 2008 ford escapes in 6 months. *tr