Check Engine Light On problems of the 2010 Ford Escape
35 problems related to check engine light on have been reported for the 2010 Ford Escape.
Check Engine Light On problem #1
The car involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. I am a homehealth nurse, I work in a very mountainous, rural area where I do not even have cellphone service. I was on a very narrow, curvy road, when the car just quit accelerating, the small wrench appeared on the dash, I was able to coast far enough to get to a wide spot where I could get the vehicle safely out of the road, barely missing an 18 wheel coal truck from hitting me. There was no warning, the vehicle drove fine all day and then it just quit. I was able to turn the car off and restart and attempted to drive it and again this happened 3 times before the check engine light finally came on. The nicest person in the world help me and he was able to detect the problem with his computer and he was able to adjust the throttle into the closed position and then I was able to get the vehicle home without anymore problems. I then took it to a Ford dealership and had the throttle body replaced before I did get killed if this was to happen again. I do wish Ford would just get this part recalled before someone does get killed. It was Wednesday, October 31, 2012 when this check engine light on issue happened.
Check Engine Light On problem #2
The car was a 2010 Ford Escape. While drivin about fifty the car just stopped going, the wrench light came on, I tryed to push the fas pedal but nothing would happen it just slowed to a stop. So I put it in park and turned it off waited a few seconds and it started up and I drove off. A couple of days later it happened again at about 35 mph, so I did the same. Thought it was a fluke and/or the weather beiing the problem so I called Ford dealer and they said it sounds like the throttle body. Well for the past month it happens everyday while im driving 65 or 15 just all of the sudden it stops going and I have to pull off the side of the road put it in park and restart it sometimes it goes a few feet and I have to do it again sometimes it just starts and goes and now the check engine light comes on every third time in a row that it happens stays on for a couple days and then goes out for a couple days and so on, just do the recall we have all been reading about it doesnt take a genius like you people to figure this out . . . . . . . . Hear let me help you dooooo the recall. This check engine light on problem happened on August 24, 2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #3
The car involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. Vehicle stalled while driving on the freeway at approximately 55 mph. Initially the check engine light came on, followed by the "yellow wrench" light, at which point the vehicle accelerator no longer affected the rpms and no propulsion was possible. Vehicle was turned off by driver, and later restarted and functioned normally, I proceeded to drive it to a dealership, it stalled again enroute to the dealership, the same process of turning the car off, and then on again to continue was administered and the vehicle made it to the dealership. As reported by ourismann Ford dealership, the vehicle throttle box failed and needs to be replaced. It was confirmed this had nothing to do with the driver, operation or maintenance of the vehicle, it is a design/manufacturing defect. This is not covered by the powertrain warranty, unfortunately, this part was only covered by the bumper to bumper warranty which ran out on my 3 year old car which was purchased as a certified pre-owned Ford less than 2 years ago. This is a serious safety issue as the driver loses all control of acceleration unexpectedly, I was lucky I was not rear-ended on the freeway. This issue happened on Tue., Sep. 24, 2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #4
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. We were driving down the highway as a family with 4 total people in the car. The engine and motor lost total power. You could put your foot to the floor on the gas pedal and the engine would have no power and not rev up with no rpm. We almost got rear ended and blasted from behind by a semi-truck. The semi-truck had to take evasive action and if the outside lane had be blocked and he was not able to change lanes then he would of hit us as he showed his displeasure by blasting his horn at me and my family as he skated by. We had to coast over to the shoulder of the highway. Once on the shoulder with cars zipping by and children scared in the car we was able to turn the vehicle off. Then reset it and re-start the car and everything would be fine again for a while. The check engine light comes on but after you reset and restart the car the light goes off till the next time. This started as a random thing but has developed into a daily deal and become very dangerous in the middle of traffic. This happens daily now while driving at a speed of 25 mph plus and has no warning sign. Being told it is a faulty circuit board in the throttle body by the dealership and a $500 plus deal to fix. This occurrence is risking the health, livelihood and safety of my family and kids. Wear and tear maintenance on a vehicle I am ok with fixing but a factory faulty circuit board is not one of those parts and is on the liability of Ford motor company as a manufacture defect. This check engine light on problem happened on 08/01/2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #5
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. 1st - vehicle was refueled with 87 octane and just drove one mile down and up a hill were it stopped at a red light. Light turned green and the throttle was applied and vehicle lurched and stalled. 2nd - vehicle was driving around neighborhood going 20 mph and started to sputter and hesitate 3rd - rush hour traffic were it was stopped then throttle applied and lurched and stalled 4th - using cruise control driving 75 mph down parkway, vehicle hesitated and then quickly slowed down to 20 mph and stalled 5th - driving to dealer to figure out hesitation and stall, accelerated from red light and hesitated and stalled 6th - still enroute to dealer, check engine light is now illuminated, and vehicle stalls again only 300 feet from last stall. Engine has rough idle. Police officer suggested throttle body problem because his Ford expedition recently had the same problem and symptoms. Dealer diagnosed a bad throttle body. Vehicle did not have any check engine light illuminated until the last 6th stall. Every time vehicle experienced problem there was no throttle response and restart in neutral led to re-stalling. Vehicle had to be stopped and re-started after transmission was placed in park. Engine sputtered and was resistant to acceleration after 6th stall but slow smooth acceleration proved effective. All stalls were experienced with light to moderate acceleration. This check engine light on issue occurred 09/07/2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #6
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. While accelerating and switching from first gear, engine slows to rough idle, no throttle response, wrench light comes on, no check engine light though. Seems to be able to creep to the side of road but no real power or control of throttle. Idle and rev the engine after restart are ok but seems to have trouble under the heavier load of pulling second gear then rather than switching back to first the software crashes or something. Stupid way to handle a problem on Fords end. This problem occurred on Wed., Sep. 11, 2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #7
The vehicle having this issue was a 2010 Ford Escape. While driving check engine light came on and car wont accelorate for me as hard as I press accelorater did not make difference just wouldn't go any faster. If I was on highway or someone behind me it sure would be major problem. This check engine light on problem happened on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #8
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. While driving at approx 65mph on freeway, the vehicle's throttle dropped to idle speed. The accelerator would not allow the car's rpm's to increase despite pushing it to the floor. The car did not stall, but rather was in a sudden state of idle. The "wrench" icon flashed on, then "check engine light" and my car went from 65 to 5mph in a matter of seconds. After car's ignition was shut off, the car restarted without problem. However, the incident happened again after reentering freeway nearly causing a serious accident. Dealership was able to confirm that the throttle needed to be replaced, but not under powertrain warranty. Research shows that this is a common problem. This is very dangerous and needs to be recalled ASAP. This issue happened on Mon., Aug. 19, 2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #9
I had just left work yesterday 0821/2013 and was driving maybe 40 mph. My 2010 Ford Escape just died on me. I had driven but a half mile. I coasted into a parking lot, turned it off. I checked under the hood and all looked ok so I tried starting it. After some hesitation, it did start. I drove it straight to my mechanic. He could not find anything wrong so I picked it back up. This morning 08/22/2013 it did it again when I was turning through an intersection, not a mile from my house. I was almost hit by an oncoming car. It did it again, on the highway, about 10 miles later. This time the check engine light came on. I drove it straight to my mechanic because I knew he should now be able to pull something up on the computer. He was able to confirm that the throttle needed to be replaced. He did tell me to call the Ford dealership to see if there was a recall but there wasn't. He felt bad and gave me a great deal, $410, to replace it. Ford needs to do something!!!. This problem occurred on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #10
The car involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FMCU0EG2A_. Vehicle abruptly stalled with check engine light on, at highway speed. An accident was barely averted. Car was taken to dealership and diagnosed as a faulty throttle body. The defective throttle body was replaced. Vehicle only has 32k miles. Research shows that this is a common problem. It was August 20, 2013 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
Check Engine Light On problem #11
The car was a 2010 Ford Escape. This is the second incident on vehicle, which occurred on Aug. 13,2013 while driving approx. 35/40 m. P. H. Everything was almost exactly like the first incident, except this time the check engine light stayed on until the next day when I returned it to my Ford dealer for repair. The Ford dealer replaced ( not for free ) the throttle body & motor asy. They said it was a loss of communication from the tps sensor inside throttle body. Anyhow the car is back on the road tonight , Aug 15, 2013 & seems fine. Hope it stays like this. Ps -- as an after thought the Ford dealer couldn't have been nicer. This problem occurred on Sunday, July 21, 2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #12
Driving my 2010 Ford Escape on highway at 55 mph in heavy traffic when the engine stopped running. Was lucky to get off highway. Tried to start car for 10 minutes, finally started. Went a few miles and motor cut off again in heavy traffic and costed into shopping center. After another 10 minutes it started and was able to get it home. I was lucky that I was near home and not on a trip. Was able to get it to Ford dealer where I was told it was the throttle body assembly and not covered under factory warrenty even though in the owner's guide the light for the "wrench" (which came on with the check engine light) indicates "throttle control/powertrain". My powertrain warrenty is still in effect. I was told that "they" had seen this before and just got a shipment in with many "thottle bodies". The cost to me was $761. 62 (parts $432. 02). I talked to my mechanic and he said that he has seen this a number of times on 2010-2012 Escapes and sent everyone to Ford because he can't fix it. Not only is this an apparant recurring problem it is also a safety issue. This issue happened on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #13
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMCU9EG8A_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated while traveling 40 mph the vehicle stalled. The contact stated the check engine light and wrench light illuminated on the instrument panel when the failure occurred. The contact had to pull to the side of the road and they were able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic where the code indicated the starter actuator was stuck in the open position. The mechanic cleaned out the throttle body which helped the contact drive home before the failure occurred again. The failure and current mileage was 49,000. It was Aug. 1, 2013 when this check engine light on issue happened.
Check Engine Light On problem #14
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. The first incident occurred around June 3, 2013, but I don't remember the exact date. After backing out of my driveway and shifting into drive, as I accelerated through 2nd gear, it dropped out of gear into idle and I had no engine acceleration response from the gas pedal, no matter which gear I put it in. The wrench light also came on. After turning the engine off and restarting, the wrench light went out and the car worked normally. This happened approximately 5-7 times beginning around June 3, 2013 until I decided to take it to the dealership on June 18, 2013. I paid Ford $120 to diagnose the problem. They were unable to find anything wrong, but did reset the shift points. It did not happen again until July 12, 2013. While driving to work at approximately 60mph, the engine dropped out of gear and the wrench light came on. I had no engine response with the gas pedal and had to carefully coast over to the service/emergency lane. While on the side of the road, I called Ford and they told me after I brought my Escape in, multiple Escapes and fusions had come in with the same problem which was troubleshot down to the throttle body. They ordered the throttle body and said they would call me when it came in. I turned off the ignition, restarted, and continued driving. Approximately 2 minutes after getting back on the road it happened again, only this time the check engine light came on along with the wrench light. This time after restarting the engine, the check engine light stayed on. I drove to Ford and left it running so they could acquire any codes that were active. The throttle body was ordered on July 12, 2013 and Ford has no estimate of a shipment date. The car is currently with Ford awaiting the part while they pay for my rental. There are also two vehicles ahead of mine at the dealership waiting for the same part. The failure date was Monday, June 3, 2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #15
Tl-consumer owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated while driving 35 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle however, the failure recurred several weeks later with the illumination of t he check engine warning light. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer stated that the throttle body was defective. The dealer replaced the throttle body. The failure mileage was 36,783. Kmj. This issue happened on Jul. 8, 2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #16
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. I was driving on i35 e in lewisville, TX when the vehicle suddenly stopped accelerating, I had been travelling at approx 40 mph in rush hour traffic. The vehicle/engine was still on but I could not continue forward. I exited the highway and glided into a parking lot ( after nearling being killed by a large truck on the service road) the wrench light came on as well as the engine light. I pulled into a parking space and the vehicle started to violently shake. I put in park and turned the vehicle off. I waited a few minutes and started the vehice with no issues. The vehicle idled fine and I could rev up the engine. I drove around the parking lot with no issues however the check engine light was still on. I tried going onto a residential street and when I accelerated above 20mph the vehicle would no longer accelerate and had to pull over and had the same before mentioned results. I called a tow truck and had the vehicle towed. I called a local Ford dealership and I was advised it was most likey an electronic throttle body issue and they have them come in all the time. This needs to be recalled immediatly as this very well could have cause a major accident. This check engine light on problem happened on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #17
My 2010 Ford Escape stalled on me around may 5th, 2013. I was able to pull over and restart it after a couple minutes. The check engine light came on when this happened, but went away when I restarted engine. I was driving about 20 mph at the time. On may 13th, 2013 it happened again twice. After the second time I took it straight to the Ford dealership. They ran the computer test on it and couldn't find anything wrong. They charged me $40. They told me unless the check engine light is on, they probably wouldn't find anything. If it died and wouldn't restart, they might be able to find something then also. They said it will cost me $40 each time I brought it back to have it checked. Since then it has stalled on me about four more time, most recently 7/3/2013. Each time has been city driving not above 30mph. The check engine light did not come on these times. I have been avoiding driving it much because of the problem. It constantly surges when driving and sometimes jerks when first taking off from a start. When at a stop light or even in park with the motor running the rpms constantly go up and down. It was May. 3, 2013 when this check engine light on issue happened.
Check Engine Light On problem #18
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. Vehicle lost power while driving. The wrench light came on and the the car died. The check engine light came on and it was showing code p2111 for the throttle body. The failure date was Sunday, Jun. 30, 2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #19
The car was a 2010 Ford Escape. The VIN of this Escape is 1FMCU9EG0A_. While pressing the accelerator the car shuts off and comes to a slow stop. Your are not able to accelerate. The wrench light comes on first. I stop the car, turn it off, wait about 10sec and turn the car back on. It starts fine. I travel about 6 miles and the car stops again, this time jerking back and forth a little and then the check engine light comes on. I stop the car and follow the same steps on turning it back on. I am still able to break and steer off of roads. However, not with much time before it completely stops. I took it to advanced auto parts and got the vehicle diagnosed. The code was p2112/throttle actuator per the representative. This is highly dangerous when traveling on the highway or any busy roadway during rush hour traffic everyday to and from work. It was 07/01/13 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
Check Engine Light On problem #20
The car involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FMCU0D71A_. On Saturday, June 22, 2013, I drove 2. 5 hours north for one of my best friends weddings. I was on the interstate with cruise control set at about 70 mph when suddenly my car lost power. I was in the left lane with a semi behind me. Luckily the semi driver was paying attention and was able to move into the right lane before rear-ending me. I was able to move on the shoulder of the interstate and come to a stop. As I did, my Escape acted as though it was going to die but did not compltely. I noticed an open-ended wrench in the bottom left of my instrument panel and my check engine light was on. I turned the car off and looked through the manuel to figure out what the wrench light meant. It said throttle control/powertrain. I was running late to begin with so I started freaking out. I turned my Escape back on and everything seemed to be fine. Both lights went off so I put it in drive and got back on the interstate without any more problems. At first I thought maybe it was cruise control going out so I didn't use it the rest of the way. Once I got off the interstate, I stopped at a light and when the light changed I proceeded through it with my Escape stalling as soon as I turned, along with both lights back on. I knew it was something other than the cruise. Once I got to the nearest town, I stopped at autozone and had them test it. Their computer showed tps/throttle body failure. I immediately started doing some research to find this part since autozone doesn't carry it. I was surprised to find out that no one can get this part and Ford has been on back order for quite a few months. After the wedding, I drove back home with my car stalling many more times. Since then, it happens at least once a day, if not more. Twice, my car has stalled in the middle of a very busy highway intersection on my way to work, freaking me out I was going to get hit. Help needed soon!. It was Saturday, Jun. 22, 2013 when this check engine light on issue happened.
Check Engine Light On problem #21
On several intermittent occasions begining on June 15, 2013 my Ford Escape would jerk forward and lose power (even on the freeway). Sometimes I am able to move over to the side of the road and others it dies before I can move it out of the intersection or street. This has happened when me and my two children were in the car which is extremely dangerous. The check engine light and wrench illuminates. This problem is spontaneous and can drive for several miles without an incident and then occurs out of nowhere again. When I took the car to the mechanic he informed me that the code p2112 showed that my throttle body needed to be replaced as it was getting stuck closed. I have heard that several other Ford vehicles are having similar issues and this needs to be investigated ASAP. After spending $370 to fix the problem I feel that this issue could have been resolved beforehand. Please prevent this from happening to other families. It was Jun. 15, 2013 when this check engine light on issue happened.
Check Engine Light On problem #22
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. Leaving home check engine light and throttle lights came on and the vehicle was jerking and would allow me to give it any gas. The failure date was Thu., Jun. 27, 2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #23
The car was a 2010 Ford Escape. Driving around 65mph and the car suddenly shuts off and the check engine light came on, loss of all power all I could do was try to make my way from the fast lane over to the shoulder, drifted to the side of the road and turned the car off and it restarted after a few minutes and drove fine all the way home, a few days later it did the same thing, cut off while doing around 60mph again in the fast lane I had to try and get over through 4 lanes of traffic with cars blowing by me at over 80mph to get to the shoulder, this is going to get someone killed. I called Ford and they know of the issue, seems the issue is so bad the part thats the cause of the problem (the throttle body) is on back order, you have been investigating since Feb. Why has this not been recalled yet?. It was 06/17/2013 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
Check Engine Light On problem #24
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. I was driving down the street when my car stoped and check engine light came on wrench icon also came on as I tried to acclerate car. This check engine light on problem happened on 06/06/2013.
Check Engine Light On problem #25
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMCU0EG4A_. Tl- the owner has a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel and then the vehicle lost power and would not go over 2 mph. The contact stated this happened three times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer determined the throttle body needed to be replaced. The dealer stated the repair would take 1 â½ weeks because the part was on back order. The failure mileage and current mileages were 39,000. Rl. The failure date was Monday, Jun. 10, 2013.
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