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Steering wheel pulls during braking - 2018 Escape

May 20th, 2019, 12:58 pm

I bought a certified used 2018 Escape Titanium a couple months ago during the Spring melt. As the roads dried I began to loosen my grip on the wheel and realized that the steering was pulling, mostly to the right, during braking. Also pulls slightly going over every little bump. I took it back to the non-Ford dealership where I bought it and they checked it out. Said there were no issues with the steering or suspension. They blamed it on the poor condition of our city streets. I can understand this, however, I would expect the the suspension/steering to handle normal city streets. It's not like I'm driving on back-roads. Never experienced this with my 2008 Escape. Any thoughts before I take it to a Ford dealership?

Re: Steering wheel pulls during braking - 2018 Escape

May 20th, 2019, 8:30 pm

Sounds like one of your calipers is stuck.

Re: Steering wheel pulls during braking - 2018 Escape

May 21st, 2019, 12:22 am

Is it more pronounced on certain roads, that may have more "crown" to them, I think that even 2 lane divided roads angle down to the right for both lanes, but could be an alignment thing and crowned roads.

It is either not very pronounced, or not something that happens at all with my 2017.

Re: Steering wheel pulls during braking - 2018 Escape

May 21st, 2019, 6:53 pm

Could it be Too soon to be a stuck caliper? It's only a baby 2018

Pull it of the bracket and check. Undo the master cylinder top. Try to compress the caliper like you would change pad. Also check the caliper slide pins. I have to grease mine every 6 months.


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