Fuel/propulsion System problems of the 2001 Ford Escape
Table 1 demonstrates the 1 most common fuel/propulsion system problems of the 2001 Ford Escape. The number one most common problem is related to the fuel/propulsion system (4 problems).
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Fuel/propulsion System problems||4|
Fuel/propulsion System problem #1
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Ford Escape. After driving for appx 19 miles, stopped at my destination and put car in park. Engine started racing to appx 3000-4000 rpm. Tapped gas pedal to see if I could make it stop, which I couldn't (it continued to race for a few moments). At this point I just turned ignition off. Started car back up and everything was normal again. This issue happened on 07/11/12.
Fuel/propulsion System problem #2
The car is a 2001 Ford Escape. Crash happened when the problem occurred. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMCU031X1_. While stopped at driveway waiting to turn right into a 2 lane street, I proceeded to press on the accelerator to proceed into the right turn, when taking my foot off the accelerator pedal to brake, the vehicle continued to accelerate forward causing the vehicle to proceed across the street and impacting a parked vehicle. My vehicle is a 2001 Ford Escape v6. This fuel/propulsion system issue occurred May 25, 2012.
Fuel/propulsion System problem #3
The car was a 2001 Ford Escape. Driving the car and the rpm went up very quickly and the car accelerated. Even with foot off the gas pedal it continued to increase speed. Put the car to neutral and pulled to side of road rpm stayed high even in neutral. Had car towed to Ford dealership and they found no problem. This fuel/propulsion system problem happened on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
Fuel/propulsion System problem #4
My "stick shift" 2001 Ford Escape tends to stall when the clutch is pushed in, clear to the floor. The engine would die and leave me stranded everywhere. Even if you are driving down the road at 45mph or higher, once you push in the clutch to change to the last gear, it will still stall at high speeds. The engine completely cuts off, but only when you push in the clutch. Once this happens, it will not stay running. It will restart for just a few seconds, (not the battery or starter) then it will die again, repeatedly. It would get towed to the nearest dealership with no luck. They could not "duplicate the problem". Once, the car cools off, then the problem disappears. There is a valve the heats up and gets stuck open. If the valve cools down, it can close and then it is fine. Now, if I make alot of short stops (errands) where the car doesn't get a chance to cool off, say ten minutes or less, then it won't stay started. If you turn over the ignition, it will start, but immediately dies. However, if I let the car sit for say a couple of hours, say 4-6 hours. It will start back up just fine and stay running like nothing ever happened. The key tip don't put ethanol in the gas tank. If I buy the most expensive gas, the problem tends to clear up on it's own. It started doing it again this summer. Once I changed to the primo (most expensive) gas, it has now stopped without taking it to a dealership. Personally, I think gas containing ethanol has too much moisture in it causing this problem. Even the dealership told me that this Ford Escape car is not designed to run on "ethanol" products. This all mostly happens when it is very hot and humid outside. Was just wondering if anyone else had this problem and if it would qualify for others as a recall item?. This issue happened on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
Fuel/propulsion System related problems in other Ford Escape model years:
- Fuel/propulsion System problems of the 2002 Ford Escape
- Fuel/propulsion System problems of the 2004 Ford Escape
- Fuel/propulsion System problems of the 2005 Ford Escape
- Fuel/propulsion System problems of the 2007 Ford Escape
- Fuel/propulsion System problems of the 2008 Ford Escape
- Fuel/propulsion System problems of the 2009 Ford Escape
- Fuel/propulsion System problems of the 2010 Ford Escape