Need Help?

2013 Ford Escape S FWD 4dr

2013 Ford Escape
Trim Info:
Front Wheel Drive, Sport Utility Vehicle, Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
22 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
Other Trims
Do you own this car?
Estimated Mileage
Enter current mileage for most
accurate info about this vehicle

Track Your Service Records
Get Recall Alerts
Get Updated Value Estimates on Your Car.

back to question list

Ask the Community

Ask Our Auto Mechanics

January 24, 2013, 6:24 am

Heather G

Question: Steering control loss

When I am driving and it doesn't seem to matter if I am at 25 or 70 I will randomly lose control and it pulls hard left ot right. It feels like I am driving on there is very little control in the steering at all. almost too loose. It makes it look like I am steering left and right quickly at times just controlling it when it does "act up". Sometimes it is just fine and drives great. Tires are ok on front and just had rear tires put on this morning. The steering is actually worse since I had the tires out on today. Twice when I got to 60 (10 miles under speed limit) it started shaking and sounding like something was hitting. But if I slowed a little it didnt make the noise. (It didnt do that before today) I thought it was alignment but it is so all over the road that I am not sure about that. It is almost like someone is squirting oil underthe tires while I am driving! :) Thanks!

Ask our panel of certified auto mechanics a question. We pay for their advice so you don't have to

My Auto Score

See the free AutoCheck score

Meet The Experts
Kim Perrin
Kim Perrin is our resident mechanic here at DriverSide. Kim worked as…
Tyler Orr
Tyler Orr is an expert in German and Japanese cars and has been a mechanic …
Elizabeth Kriesten
Elizabeth Kriesten worked as an automotive technician for several years at Dodge…
Tips on Servicing

Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them?

By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

Read more…