The brakes go into a safety mode, and don't work unless you push the pedal all the way down to the floor. I have had this problem since may 2010 and it is now august 2010 and it is still not fixed. We need to get a recall before that happens. After shopping we decided to return directly home, but when car was started the fault had cleared and the brakes functioned normally. The vehicle was not repaired.
I'm reading a lot of problems with this part of the car and it looks to me like ford is having some serious, life threatening issues with this component. Complaint Number: 10888836 Incident Date: July 24, 2016 Date Added to File: July 26, 2016 Description of the Complaint: I was driving along the highway coming up to an intersection, preparing to stop at a red light in the left turn lane, when my breaks completely failed. The car still did stop with more brake pressure. Complaint Number: 10573849 Incident Date: March 17, 2014 Date Added to File: March 20, 2014 Description of the Complaint: My 2006 escape hybrid suddenly lost braking power, occurring as I attempted to slow to exit off of I-95 to my home. A few days ago I had to brake hard, but as far as I could tell the antilock braking system abs did not engage. The abs light was lit, along with brake warning. Complaint Number: 10393559 Incident Date: March 24, 2011 Date Added to File: March 29, 2011 Description of the Complaint: I just bought a 2006 ford escape hybrid.
Thankfully,I was just coming to a stop at my residence when this occurred! Again, we had the dealer tow in the vehicle. It took about 100 yards to stop starting at 35 mph. I was about to swerve back out into the street but pressed the brake down hard all the way and felt it stop like a manual brake, and I stopped before hitting the parked car. The Failure Recurred On Multiple Occasions. We found out through complaint sites online that others had the same problems. The vehicle is not safe to drive on the highway if you don't know if the brakes are going to go out or not.
Brake 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid Brake Consumer Complaints Complaint Number: 11114656 Incident Date: July 20, 2018 Date Added to File: July 30, 2018 Description of the Complaint: I was driving at a normal speed, approximately 35 mph, on a city street. Complaint Number: 10349431 Incident Date: August 15, 2010 Date Added to File: August 15, 2010 Description of the Complaint: I was driving approximately 40 miles per hour, approaching a red light and busy intersection. After shutting the vehicle off and restarting it, the brakes work again. On the Escape Hybrid, since the engine goes completely to sleep, - 0 rpm - electric drive components are needed to maintain continuous function. I took the car in for an oil change at the dealership and mentioned the intermittent brake failure. After waiting a few minutes, the car was restarted and all of the above mentioned lights and messages were gone and the brakes were working correctly.
We brought it back to the dealer. They had not fixed the problem; their report ended with telling me that the abs light and parking light were still on and a diagnostics was still needed. The contact stated that while driving at any speed, the steering wheel would seize and she would be unable to move it for a few seconds. I was going to pull off and get towed but decided being on the side of I-95 was too scary and instead drove ,despite the failure. This time the brakes went to the floor and he had no brakes at all.
Next morning we arranged aaa to tow vehicle. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. While the vehicle was parked he smelled an electrical burning odor. Help us do something about this. Complaint Number: 10971979 Incident Date: April 5, 2017 Date Added to File: April 11, 2017 Description of the Complaint: Brakes failed at 10 mph. The skiing light came on for about 2 seconds, vehicle motion stopped, then the abs light came on and got a message on dash the get bake system serviced. This has happened on and off now for the last few days.
At least to get it to a dealership?. The recall could potentially cause a fire to occur. Com that shows another vehicle with the same problem. When he started the vehicle, the abs light illuminated on the instrument panel. In 5 Months My 16 Year Old Will Be Driving This Car Full Time And Now I Am Real Concerned For Her Safety.
He had told me that all he had done was change was a connector and nothing else. You should still have a mushy pedal if you got air in the system or bad hoses cause those things would still be still there. Can the gas system override the electric and keep the car going? However, this period was brief. The part number I told you earlier is the newest in a chain of superceded numbers since the inception of the Escape hybrid in '05. We own a 2006 ford escape hybrid.
The second dealer is saying this simply isn't true. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Complaint Number: 10252504 Incident Date: October 7, 2008 Date Added to File: December 22, 2008 Description of the Complaint: While driving on the highway, brake and abs warning lights came on dash and brakes failed. Our abs and brake indicators came on in March as described in the recall notice. Pep boys looked at it and said it might be the master cylinder but they were not willing to sell me one until I had a ford dealer look at the vehicle.