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Anyone on here ever own a 2008 to 2013 Ford Escape, and have a problem with the power steering assist going for a $hit on it,..???



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SIL had one, but don't recall him having an issue with the power steering. Only the tailgate rusting after 6 months.

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I have n 08 escape , no problems with the steering or anything else for that matter !!!



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Google search

www.edmunds.com/car-news/ford-recalls-11-million-vehicles-including-2008-11-ford-escape-2011-13-explorer.html

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That's exactly the problem oldkoot,..and Ford quit the recall in 2014,..( guess it got too expensive for them ). I read well over 130 posts from Stateside, and Canada ( then I gave up ), of guy's having problems with this,..and on a few occasions they ended up bending up their vehicle when it happened,..and it happens without warning, and in a heartbeat. Just wondering if anyone on here had this issue,..and had a diagnostic performed on their own vehicle to find the exact cause. Mine went for a **** a week ago last Thursday on the 2013 Ford Escape,... ( 47000 Kliks total on it ),...called the Ford dealership,..inquired as to the cost to repair it,...couldn't tell me until they did a diagnostic, ( understandable ),..but given the history of the problem I assumed that they may have already repaired enough of them to give me a ball park figure of the repair cost. Diagnostic apparently showed that the power assist gear ( electric ), self destructed, ..sealed unit,..have to replace the entire unit,..the replacement part is a mere $1,359.00,...plus,..plus,...plus,..to the tune of just shy of $2,460.00 installed and working again, but no guarantee as to how long the replacement unit will last,...as I brought that issue up with the service manager,..and he flat out stated " Not Really,...just the warranty on the part itself ". My warranty on the car apparently ran out back in 2016 ( 3 years ) and steering is not covered under drive train.

I brought the problem to the attention of my mechanic, ( mechanic for my "weekend" cars ) over in London, ( Pete Vanbrug ) who is 110% FORD,...and I explained the situation to him,..and he told me to give him a couple days to look into it as he has 3 or 4 friends who work at Ford dealerships. He got back to me a few days ago and stated that the most common cause of the loss of power steering on the 2008 ( and up ) Ford Escapes was an issue with the "steering assist torque sensor " a little round disc with electric connector that fits over the steering shaft,..and located just underneath the steering wheel,....he had replaced one in his neighbors vehicle back in 2014,...cost ( $71.90 US dollars ) and labour consisted of pulling the steering wheel,..pulling old unit,..installing new one and reinstalling the steering wheel,...less than 1 hour. Thinking I just may order up that part and give it a try,....$75.00 is a long way from $2,460.00 that I was quoted for repairs.

Thank's guys for your input,..appreciated. Just thought that I would ask around before I made any decision on the repair.






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Looks to me that the recall started in 2014. Make a list of government agencies and ask ford how many they would like you to call before they fix it.

 

https://repairpal.com/recall/14V284000



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