Car Stall problems of the 2013 Ford Escape - part 1

36 problems related to car stall have been reported for the 2013 Ford Escape.

car   Car Stall problem 1
Failure Date: 10/19/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while accelerating from a traffic light, the vehicle hesitated and stalled. The contact also stated that while at a traffic light without warning the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the vehicle would have to be placed in park position while in idle for the vehicle not to stall. The contact stated that on several occasions the vehicle needed several attempts to be restarted. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The contact was referred to the dealer because the vehicle was under a manufacturer's warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that on five separate occasions the low coolant warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the coolant level was low. The mechanic refilled the coolant reservoir, however the warning light remained illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000. Ah.

car   Car Stall problem 2
Failure Date: 06/05/2015

On the commute to work, the vehicle was on the expressway going the allowed speed limit of 70 miles per hour, suddenly the dashboard sensor light indicated to "check transmission," the vehicle immediately stalled on the expressway. This vehicle has had multiple recalls due to wiring and stalling since it was purchased new in 2013. Vehicle has been taken in to repair recalls every time letter was received and above stated incident still occurred, despite very diligent maintennance.

car   Car Stall problem 3
Failure Date: 03/03/2015

Vehicle loses power and stalls either idling after start or within a tenth of a mile. This occurs even if the vehicle has been driven extensively then parked and restarted or from a cold start. This condition is hazardous as power has been lost entering traffic. The car must be stopped and placed in park and restarted. This occurs about every other day. Ford dealership replaced splices in wiring harness per Ford tsb15-0005. Problem reoccurred. Returned to Ford. Throttle body replaced. Problem reoccurred; returning to Ford again.

car   Car Stall problem 4
Failure Date: 11/20/2014

The vehicle had been turned in to brown daub Ford in nazareth, PA where it was reported to have died twice on the road. They then reported it died on them twice also. They replaced the engine fuel pump as this is the ecoboost there are two pumps (one at fueltank one at engine) and returned the car. It drove for 30 minutes and died again in an intersection where it almost caused a serious accident. The dealership wrote up the complaint as car wants to stall which is not what was said. They were told it died and was dangerous, they returned it with the same mileage as they took it in so it was not test driven. This is a very dangerous problem and will cause a death. The none turbo engine has a recall for wireharness splices not done properly and that is what this sounds like. Please look into this.

car   Car Stall problem 5
Failure Date: 11/10/2014

While slowing down for a stop light on a busy state highway, and without warning vehicle stalled. Loss of electric temporarily. No collision bc vehicle behind me was able to swerve.

car   Car Stall problem 6
Failure Date: 10/11/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the transmission was shifting abnormally in and out of gears and there was a sudden increase in engine rpms. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. During a second appointment, the technician determined that the computer needed to be reset. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who repaired the throttle body, the motor, the assembly control, the assembly transmission, and the gasket. The remedy failed to repair the failure. In addition, while traveling 45 mph downhill, the vehicle stalled and caused another vehicle to crash into the contact¿s vehicle. The contact sustained minor injuries and did not seek medical attention. A police report was filed. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14v495000 (engine). The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

car   Car Stall problem 7
Failure Date: 09/25/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and the service engine and engine malfunction warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000.

car   Car Stall problem 8
Failure Date: 08/21/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the cruise control failed to engage and disengage intermittently. The contact experienced an electrical short with the radio shorting out as well. The vehicle stalled multiple times and the contact had to make several attempts to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the wiring harness and the failure recurred. The contact noticed that the vehicle was idling rough, the cruise control was engaged and was stuck multiple times causing the vehicle to accelerate while attempting to disengage the cruise control feature. The vehicle also stalled more than five times and the contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not safe to drive and was parked at the contacts residence. The vehicle was towed by the dealer to the authorized dealer for further inspection, diagnosis and repair. The contact was waiting for a response from the authorized dealer who was checking for approval from the manufacturer to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure several times. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000. Dyd.

car   Car Stall problem 9
Failure Date: 08/17/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph and attempting to make a turn, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure occurred on three occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,000.

car   Car Stall problem 10
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

The engine had been idleing a little rough and stalled at a stop light. It restarted and then it would idle rough and like it was going to stall again. It has stalled a total of 3 times in the last 3 days and is idleing rough. Ford dealer service dept. Not open to get looked at. This is out of the blue and when I ran an engine diagnostic it came back normal. I dont trust this car now and am in the process of trying to trade it for a new Toyota, but I am not sure I will be able to get rid of this vehicle. I see Ford has had several issues with this and so far they cant find anything wrong.

car   Car Stall problem 11
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph and making a right turn, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate mileage was 9,300.

car   Car Stall problem 12
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

I have the 2013 Ford Escape 2. 0 with eco-boost. Suddenly it began stalling when I was in park, it has gradually began stalling when I am in drive but at a stop. Luckily it has not happened while I was in motion. The engine light comes on along with service now indicator and other dash icons. I put the vehicle in park and restart with no problem. All icon's disappear and the vehicle goes back to running normal. I have noticed it is idling roughly and a bit higher than normal about 900 rpm. It constantly idles as if it is going to stall although stalling does not always occur.

car   Car Stall problem 13
Failure Date: 06/03/2014

On the first incident I was slowing down to make a left turn in a busy intersection. The service engine now default light came on and the car stalled. I was nearly killed as cars had to sverve to go around me. The second and third incidents happened as I slowed down to make a right hand turn. The car has also stalled at stop signs.

car   Car Stall problem 14
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

The car stalls at low speeds, after braking and then trying to accelerate. It's happened at least 8 times, and it's been to the Ford dealer (veterans Ford in tampa) at least 4 times to check it out, but the service dept cannot duplicate the problem. They have run tests, and checked for 'codes' in the engine, but no codes appeared, although the last time, I drove it directly to the dealer after it stalled. It always restarts, but I'm often in traffic and dangerous situations. It's very sporadic, and there is no warning before it stalls.

car   Car Stall problem 15
Failure Date: 05/31/2014

Car stalled while driving at 35 mph with no warning, nearly causing an accident.

car   Car Stall problem 16
Failure Date: 05/25/2014

As I was slowing to turn left the car stalled in the middle of the intersection. And again, as I stopped at the stop sign, it stalled again. I took this car into the dealer ( third time) because of the stalling issue and I had just picked it up from the dealer service department, (who said they could not find anything) when the car stalled a mile away from the shop. It was closing time on a holiday weekend,when I picked it up, so they were closed by the time I turned around.

car   Car Stall problem 17
Failure Date: 05/13/2014

While turning at a speed of approximately 5 mph the car stalled causing the loss of power steering and power breaks. This was the third incident of the car stalling. "williamsburg Ford and preowned" serviced the car today and found no fault codes. Claim that they can not service the car without Ford's authorization via "recall". This vehicle is potentially dangerous once a stall occurs to a driver from side or rear impact. This needs action from the NHTSA and Ford.

car   Car Stall problem 18
Failure Date: 03/27/2014

When I tried again to start up my car today, the powertrain was producing smoke. Ford agreed to buyback my car in mid December 2013 but they have still not been following through on their written contract. I have contacted Ford's rav dept along with emailing Ford's tier1 customer support everytime my car has caught on fire. I have also let the dealer know of my issues. I have tweeted to @Ford, @fordservice, @fordescape about my car. They are aware my car's overheating and transmission issues. No one from Ford has offered to put me in a loaner car while they try to reissue my 'lost' buyback check. They'd rather me drive around a car that catches on fire. I suspect they are trying to hit a quarterly goal and are stalling to q2. I paid cash for my car so I'm sure my buyback is impacting their budgeting. The smoke from the powertrain triggered my asthma.

car   Car Stall problem 19
Failure Date: 01/20/2014

Vehicle stalls for no reason when coming to a stop. Vehicle idles rough and stalls. Service engine now warning comes on. Nhtsa needs to address this problem now. Look at all the other complaints about this same vehicle on the web sit. Someone is gong to get killed or injured because Ford can not or will not address the problem.

car   Car Stall problem 20
Failure Date: 11/13/2013

Engine fault, service engine now. Automobile loss of power, stall, engine cuts off completely at any given time. Hopefully to help so many people on this site with the same problem. My vehicle did this for many months and always the same answer from Ford and dealership. . . No error code so nothing is wrong. Finally it happened as I pulled up to dealership for oil change. So they could clearly see what the car was doing and there was an error code. I looks to be addressed by Ford TSB 13-7-5 superseded by Ford TSB 13-12-12 wiring harness fault in signal return splices. Why has NHTSA and Ford motor company not nationally published this information so all dealership understand (hopefully) the solution to this very dangerous problem. Amazing so many dealership are not aware of all Ford TSB's.

car   Car Stall problem 21
Failure Date: 10/13/2013

My 2013 Ford Escape stalled twice while going slow on a local road in July of this year. After the second stall (a week apart) I brought it in for service (levittown Ford) and they could not find nor recreate the problem (they had it 4 days). It stalled again twice on Sunday October 13, 2013, once going through the ez pass lane at the verrazano bridge and again about 45 mins later on a secondary road in NJ, again going slow (under 15 mph). We reported this to levittown Ford service and also to corporate. The service department told me that when it happens again we shouldn't restart the car and call for Ford roadside assistance. Corporate has not returned my call. We are concerned that we may get rear ended in a serious accident if the car stalls again and the car / truck behind us doesn't stop in time (e. G. Harry chapin on the lie) I don't believe the break lights would go on since the car completely shuts off. We transport our two grandchildren two days a week from school / nursery school and are extremely concerned. Is there anything we can do?.

car   Car Stall problem 22
Failure Date: 10/01/2013

2013 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to "engine fault- service now" warning appeared on the dash when starting vehicle. Consumer states vehicle stalled and lost all power. The consumer stated the first engine fault light happened in October 2013. He turned the engine off and re-started it again, and the light didn't come back on. The second fault occurrence as he was leaving the house in mid-February. The vehicle moved very sluggishly and didn't appear to be getting any power. On March 15, 2014, the vehicle stalled and lost all power. The only message that displayed said to put the vehicle in park. Fortunately, the vehicle started again. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but a diagnostic test didn't reveal any problems. The dealer kept the vehicle for 2 weeks, with no success in finding a problem. The next morning, the engine fault service no error message appeared on the dash. When his wife attempted to drive away, the vehicle accelerated sharply and took off down the road at a high rate of speed, leaving her with no control of the acceleration or speed of the vehicle. She applied the brakes, and the vehicle stopped. The consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer, and on the way there, it repeatedly sputtered and then it suddenly accelerated and lunged forward all the way to dealer. Even the engine fault code displayed on the dash, the mechanic was unable to get an error code on the computer. The mechanic test drove the vehicle with the consumer, and it was then the vehicle exhibited everything the consumer was referring to. When they returned, the mechanic, hooked the computer back to the vehicle, and an error showed a harness issue, which was related to a wire splicing into two wires, which somehow became tangled during assembly.

car   Car Stall problem 23
Failure Date: 09/18/2013

The auto stalls randomly on occasion. I feel this is a dangerous situation, however, the dealer can't get a code so Ford will not fix. Ford clearly knows this is a throttle problem with many of their vehicles, and as I understand, it has been investigated for a recall several times. How can I get them to fix it?.

car   Car Stall problem 24
Failure Date: 09/17/2013

Within just 3 weeks of purchasing our certified pre-owned 2013 Escape titanium (16k miles), the vehicle stalled twice while stopping at an intersection. Dash lights come on, put it in park, turn it off and restart and I am back on the road. Now 2 months since purchase, it has stalled like this 7 times. A few times, we have gotten the "engine fault take vehicle for service" message when starting the vehicle, but this does not coincide with the days of the stalls. I have taken it to the local Ford dealership twice to no avail. The vehicles computer is not storing any codes to identify the failure. Technicians have driven the vehicle extensively with a laptop constantly diagnosing searching for issues. Nothing. This is truly unbelievable to me that this problem is possible in a new vehicle, let alone that it cannot be diagnosed! I am very worried after reading other complaints on this site that it may just be a matter of time before it stalls in busy traffic.

car   Car Stall problem 25
Failure Date: 08/28/2013

Vehicle stalls, cuts off for no apparent reason. Most recently on an exit ramp, almost got hit from behind. Will usually start right back up and run normally. Has happened 4 times in the last 6 weeks. Dealer could find no codes, left at dealership over weekend, but it didn't happen for them. My sister has the same year, make, model, and problem.