How do I fix a damaged hazard switch?

Asked by Oct 16, 2015 at 10:47 AM about the 2001 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My hazard lights will not turn off so I have removed the fuse but that of
course stops the turn signals from working. I have research for parts and it
seems that my 2001 Escape is not "normal". It has a hazard switch on top
of the steering column. Normal seems to be a push button switch on the
center of the dashboard where the radio and heater controls are. I have
been told the multi-function turn signal needs to be replaced but when
looking at pictures of that part it does not show the solenoid switch for the
hazard switch which is behind the multi-function switch closer to the dash. I
have replaced the hazard flasher module under the dash but have not
replaced the hazard switch solenoid because I cannot find any information
about it. The picture shows where the switch solenoid is mounted.

1 Answer

75,625

You might be going back to Ford for this. For a 2001 model rockauto.com shows one for models made through November 6, 2001. Which should include yours. By November of '01 the 2002 models were out. Look at the production date of your car. It's on the sticker on the driver's door. After November 6, 2001 a different switch was used. Is it possible your steering column was replaced at some point? There's also a listing for a different hazard relay if equipped with the optional trailer towing package. So there's definitely a few variables here. Check with the parts counter at your local Ford Dealer. They may be able to help. HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    6,100
  • #2
    Bratts
    Reputation
    3,000
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    1,740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
1,082 Great Deals out of 67,959 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda CR-V
714 Great Deals out of 62,187 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota RAV4
633 Great Deals out of 61,513 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
3,018 Great Deals out of 230,446 listings starting at $1,300
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
888 Great Deals out of 71,574 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Focus
602 Great Deals out of 69,615 listings starting at $1,750
Used Jeep Cherokee
306 Great Deals out of 53,806 listings starting at $2,000
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
260 Great Deals out of 17,654 listings starting at $1,950

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Escape For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 68,754 listings starting at $14,752
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
145 Great Deals out of 7,460 listings starting at $12,995
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
161 Great Deals out of 4,597 listings starting at $9,999
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
290 Great Deals out of 7,603 listings starting at $8,499
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
234 Great Deals out of 6,121 listings starting at $7,200

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.