Check Engine Light On Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 239 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Escape based on all problems reported for the Escape.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 09/18/2018

Engine shuts off while driving. It only happens when you first start the car and begin to accelerate, which is particularly problematic because you are usually pulling into traffic in those moments. I have been crossing busy roads many times when the engine completely stalls out. It is hard to duplicate the problem at the dealership because it doesn't always happen, and it doesn't turn on a check engine light. The Ford dealership has been unable to diagnose this problem for months, leaving me driving a death trap. It finally happened enough times in a row yesterday that it turned on a check engine light, Ford is able to replace the part now. I was standing next to someone at Ford who had the exact same problem, and many other drivers have experienced this as well.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 08/30/2018

On 8/29/2018 I felt like my was losing power while driving home from work. On 8/30/18 my engine completely stalled out and lost power in the middle of the road while I was driving home from work. Both times my check engine light never came on. I was able to restart my vehicle after my engine lost power on 8/30/18, and I drove it to the nearest repair place. I�m lucky that it did start back up because I was not in a safe place to leave it. I put my flashers on and began honking so that cars behind me would take notice and avoid crashing into me. I am also lucky that it did not die while driving on the freeway! the repair place told me that they took it out for a test drive to try and figure out what was wrong with it and it died again in the middle of the road while the technician was driving it.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 08/09/2018

Engine hesitates, stumbles, or loses power. The check engine light will be illuminated. Have replaced ecoboost sensor and still have the same problems. I do not feel that it is safe to drive this car.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 07/15/2018

Vehicle is experiencing similar problems with previously recalled Ford Escapes from 2015. Check engine light has gone on with the code to "replace coolant bypass valve".

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 07/13/2018

Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that when they were driving at 50 mph. The engine cut off in the middle of traffic. The contact had to swerve out of the way before striking another vehicle. The check engine light did illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The vehicle was towed ray varner Ford (865) 457-0704 2026 n charles g seivers blvd, clinton, TN 37716 where nothing was done. And provided no help. The manufacturer was informed of the failure and nothing was done. The failure mileage 90,600. Jw.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 06/25/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that when attempted to start the vehicle it failed to start. The check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to rye Ford dealer at (914) 967-6300 located at 1151 boston post rd, rye, NY 10580, where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was out of warranty and did not offer further assistance. The manufacturer referred the contact to NHTSA. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 06/24/2018

While driving 40 mph in the city, I felt a jolt, engine was still running, but had zero gas pedal response. Rpm slowly bled off as I was able to coast into a parking lot while dodging through traffic. When the jolt was felt, a "check manual" message appeared on the driver's information screen. No other messages or check engine light came on. I shut down the vehicle and re-started it and I was able to drive normal again. I then had it towed to Ford. They checked and found no codes. Checked electronic throttle body, test drove it, and could not replicate the failure.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 06/08/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated that on different occasions when the vehicle engine is turned on, the check engine light and the fuel intake warning light illuminates on and off. The vehicle was taken to clinton Ford Lincoln 2850 valley w CT, clinton, IA 52732 (563) 242-7011 where the contact was informed that the code that came back from the diagnostic test was related to the fuel line. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage as approximately 75,000. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:16v777000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The clinton Ford Lincoln 2850 valley w CT, clinton, IA 52732 (563) 242-7011 (847) 675-1000 was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Dr.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 06/06/2018

Engine wiring harness and sensor problems in 2013 Ford Escape with 2. 0 liter engine that was not included in previous safety recall. While on a vacation trip in February, 2018, the engine fault warning light came on in our 2013 Ford Escape titanium with the 2. 0 liter engine after restarting the car and entering the highway. It was followed by the check engine light. As we drove to the nearest Ford dealership, the car was increasingly hesitating and seemed to be misfiring, a dangerous situation since highway driving was required. The service technician at the dealership did an analysis and determined that the problem was in the map sensor. He replaced that sensor under warranty and the problem was apparently fixed until June 4, 2018, when identical problems appeared after a stop on a local trip. The car was parked at a safe location and on June 6 driven to a local dealership for service and repair. Analysis by the technician showed that there are problems in the engine wiring harness that are disrupting signals from the map sensor and the cam sensor, and that replacement of the complete engine wiring harness is required to fix the problem. Although this car was built during the same period as the cars covered by NHTSA campaign number 14v495000 and it has the same engine specifications and the same apparent problems, it was not included in that recall. It is clear to me it should have been. Further, it seems there are potential significant safety concerns regarding all 2013 and 2014 Ford Escapes with the 2. 0 liter engine that were not included in the original recall.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2018 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 05/23/2018

Purchased Nov 2017- on may 23rd, 2018 my check engine light came on. I contacted services at the Ford dealer the following morning. I was at the dealer first thing Tuesday morning due to the holiday weekend, where they ran diagnostics on my vehicle. I was informed that it needed a new engine. The engine coolant had mixed with oil and was in the 2nd compression cylindar and a bulletin that this was the steps to be taken to rectify the situation. The engine was replaced with the same engine model as the original with no modification that rectify the manufacture defect I was informed their statistics indicate that 1 in 5 of these vehicles are returning for a second new engine on June 12th, I got the call that my engine had been replaced and it was ready for pick up. I drove it home that evening as well as, to and from work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Three days is all it took at about 25 miles a day, Friday night on my way home from work the car started shaking on a busy section of the highway, (93sb between 293 and exit 5) where there is construction and little to no pull off points, my speed drops down to 20miles per hour and when I tried to accelerate that engine just raced. I almost get hit as two cars swerve to miss me at high speeds, thankful they were awake at the wheel during rush hour. I managed to get off the next exit and pull into a parking lot. Shut off the vehicle. I'm 2 miles from home and after waiting for the traffic to drop a bit from people trying to get home I take the back roads at 20mph the rest of the way home. The cars engine would race when I stopped and slowly accelerate to 20 shaking along the way. Services stated the computer needed to be replaced on Monday morning. This does not qualify for lemon law due to being out of the vehicle for under 30 business days however, this is a significant safety issue that needs attention.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 04/23/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact states that while driving at 25 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated. The contact was able to pull the vehicle over to the side of the road and restart the engine. The dealership (autonation Ford amherst 8000 leavitt rd, amherst, OH 44001) was contacted and advised the contact to bring the vehicle in to be diagnosed. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage is 80,600. The VIN was not available. Nr.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 03/29/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated while driving at 10 mph, the engine stalled as the check engine warning light illuminated. The brake pedal was depressed but failed to respond. The contact stated that the power steering and braking ability seized. The vehicle was able to restart after numerous attempts. The vehicle was taken to (beach Ford 2717 virginia beach blvd, virginia beach, va 23452 (757) 486-2717) but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 127,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 02/01/2018

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the check engine light was illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16v777000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called at local dealer woodrum Ford Lincoln located at 3100 e jackson st, macomb, IL 61455 (309) 833-2111 where informed that the remedy parts were not available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue and opened case number cas-14730966 but no further assistance was provided. The contact had experienced a failure. The failure mileage was approximately 62,000. Ap.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 01/15/2018

The check engine light would come on and then go off. If the vehicle was in park sometimes the heat would not work, the only way it would start working was if I pressed the accelerator. After the check engine light would go on and off for about a week I brought it to the Ford dealership. They had to replace the coolant bypass valve and hardware. My vehicle had roughly 47,000 miles on it and they told me the only reason it was covered was because I purchased an extended warranty.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 01/11/2018

1/11/18 - throughout the driving of our vehicle as a rideshare vehicle, the engine stopped over 20 different occasions while in the drive gear, going down the street, or when trying to pull into traffic. This is becoming an extreme safety issue to all passengers in my vehicle. Please do something regarding this issue. The check engine light never comes on, therefore no diagnostic test is able to "recreate" the issue will someone need to die because of this constant stalling before Ford will fix the problem? we are extremely frustrated with the non-acknowledgement of there being an issue, when there clearly is, and no one has a solution to fix the constant stalling issues. We are ready to find an attorney an sue, prior to this being a wrongful death suit.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 01/07/2018

While driving last week on the highway, the car experienced a loss of power somewhat like it was downshifting and then the check engine light came on within 5 minutes of leaving our house. We pulled over and then the care started on fire.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 01/05/2018

Was driving down road and low coolent light came on. Car went into safety mode it would not go over 5 miles per hour. Got it to auto store added small amount of coolent and it started back up with the check engine light on took it to dealer. January 5 got the car back after need hoses,valve,drove for one day and low coolent light came back on. Haven't received the vehicle back yet,called Ford called dealer but still with out vehicle millage is 89000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 01/03/2018

Was driving on a cold snowy day temp gauge went from c to hot in five seconds then the car check engine light cam on and car limped at about 5 miles hour to side of road engine was cold . Checked coolent it was 2 ozs low started up call garage ran codes came up 1299 Ford said that normal it's okay to drive took it home every four days had to add coolent took it back. Had a part put on the coolent system threw more codes had to have wiring harness put on still leaked coolent ordered hose clamps through Ford suppose to be here 1/19/18. Now they are saying middle of febury so still with out car.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 12/31/2017

Engine is suddenly saying high temp engine stop slowly then check engine light wil come on and low coolant fluid. Been doing it on and off for a year. Takeit to Ford dealer and it will not do it for them. Fluid is full.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 11/15/2017

My check engine light would come on and off intermittently for a couple of weeks then came on and stayed on. I took it to a Ford dealership and they said it was my coolant bypass valve. The check engine light would come on if I accelerated at a normal speed, I didn�t floor it but my car would shift hard. I had to accelerate extremely slowly and it would shift ok. But after that happened off and on for a couple weeks, now it sporadically shifts hard. I haven�t noticed a pattern to it. I am waiting on he Ford dealership to get the parts in.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 10/13/2017

I first failed a state inspection (9/14/17) due to a small evap leak. I first went to a local business to get that and at the same time, the vehicle would cut off as I was driving. The local business claimed to have fixed the evap leak (after waiting a week for the part (10/13/17), but had no idea about the vehicle stalling. I then took the vehicle to a Ford dealership (10/19/17), where it was first taken in for a week only to have the same repair done with Ford telling me the first repair used a faulty part. Driving home (10/24/17), the vehicle did not stall, but still showed driving issues. The vehicle then stalled while in park idle. I returned to the Ford dealer (10/27/17) and for another week, repairs were made or looked up by a help line indicating that even Ford wasn't sure of the problem. I got the vehicle back again another week later (11/6/17) and the next morning the check engine light has come back on. The vehicle has not stalled, but it has not run the same since September. I do not have full confidence in the vehicle, but can't afford to keep playing guess what's wrong with Ford.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 10/10/2017

TSB 16-0052 indicates a defective part that can cause engine shutdown from loss of coolant. This can be sudden and is, therefore, a safety issue. Loss of engine on a freeway at speed in traffic can cause a fatal accident. This should be a safety recall, not a TSB. The first indication is a check engine light.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 10/09/2017

I was driving on a freeway at 65mph and the engine cuts out to an idle. The check engine light came on. I almost got rear ended getting the car over to the side of the road since it lost all power. After pulling over I was able to start the car as the light went out. This happened 3 more times where the car would cut out to a rough idle, these occurred while I was on city streets but almost caused 1 accident as it cut out. After shutting the car off it would restart with no issue. This last time the car had to be towed to planet Ford to be repaired. They said it was a throttle body issue and it cost me over 700 for the repair even though it is still under the powertrain warranty. I do not see why this has not been recalled due to the car being unsafe to drive and I do not know why the replacement of the part alone will not cause further stalls of this vehicle. I have found other people with the same issue where the car goes into "limp home" mode. I am currently having the car repaired or I would be able to attach the invoice for the throttle body repair.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 09/23/2017

I don't remember exactly when the problem accured, just one day the check engine light came on. Took it to a mechanic and they said it might be the fuel flap. As time went on nothing seemed to not be working. Took it to a mechanic today and turns out the engine mounting bracket is cracked. Call Ford and tey want me to pay out of pocket. Problem is this is a manufacturer problem not something I have done. Notlike theyve ever honored a warrenty in the past with me any way. To them its always user error even when the vehicle is more damaged than I left it with them.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 08/29/2017

Vehicle has stalled while in motion on numerous occasions, this has been happening for over a year. If the engine is turned off and then turned back on, it will sometimes run just fine, other times it will drive for 5-10 minutes and then do the same thing. If it sits for a period of time, it will then drive fine. The check engine light will or will not come on when it does this. I have had it in several times to have this checked and it is currently in the shop having the throttle body replaced to the tune of almost $900. All of these incidences happened while driving on a city street. Prior to the car acting up, the car had been in park idling for about 5 minutes. The date listed below is the most recent date this occurred.


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