Check Engine Light On Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 256 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 2016 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 03/15/2019

I pulled out into an intersection to turn left going between 5-10 mph when my Ford Escape stalled. The electronics remained on, the check engine light turned on and it displayed a message that read "transmission not in park". The car was still in drive. I was able to safely roll the car to the side of the road. I was able to successfully restart the car first try.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 02/11/2019

Vehicle stalls while driving on city roads. Have had conditions where we are driving at 30 miles/hr and car starts switching off with check engine light and oil light and battery light coming on. Vehicle will not move properly until I switch it off an on again. Has caused 1 accident and 2 almost accidents where car was rear ended due to stalling. There are no codes to say what is wrong and Ford states everything is fine.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 01/18/2019

Recently purchased car, check engine light came on. Diagnostics scan shows 2nd cylinder misfire, ignition coil faulty. Went online to check common issues with this model. . It is a common issue with most 04 Escapes. Lots of complaints for wheel well rust. . Upon inspection, mine too is corroded and the shock is coming through the floor board in the hatch. I heard noises while driving but hadn't inspected it until now, as I just bought this vehicle. The corroded spots were concealed under the carpet. Unsafe to drive. My photos are too large to upload.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 01/17/2019

Electrical fire in engine compartment. Car was parked for 10 minutes started smoking and then caught fire. Totaled car. Had recently had check engine light come on and say warning high temp. Stop safely. Took to Ford they said it was a sensor on backorder. Told me the car was not really overheating.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 01/13/2019

Car ecelerates on its on, transmisi�n jerks when u put it in gear after disengaging the hand break, rolling while in park with engine off, transmission jerks when charging from 1st to 2nd gear especially when pulling a hill. Brakes not holding properly; I almost rolled back into a car today. Check engine light randomly comes on & stays on. Omw tl the shop to have a diagnostic done it goes back off.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 12/30/2018

A quick internet search reveals that this is a well documented problem in several different forums, yet Ford has not taken any steps to ensure the safety of its customers. My car, in a fashion identical to the 140,000 Escapes with the 2. 0l engines, stalls suddenly while driving. It does this randomly, repeatedly, and without warning. I've been fortunate so far and have had the stalling occur only in low speed situations but I understand that other owners have stalled at high speeds. My car is a 1. 6l and was not included in the recall. I've had the power control module replaced but that has not resolved the problem. How many more accidents are required before all vehicles will be fixed? the check engine light does not consistently illuminate preventing dealers from pulling the error codes and safely and efficiently resolving the problem. This is incredibly frustrating given the danger of the situation and the extensive documentation on the internet and the existence and correction of an identical problem in 140,000 other vehicles. It's unclear why the owners of 1. 6l engines, which clearly suffer the same flaws and risks, are subject to severe injury, immense frustration, unresolved issues and escalating costs to drive what was supposed to be a reliable, safe family vehicle.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 11/23/2018

Intermittent check engine light (happens when in park or when driving). Hooked up to code reader and got p026b7; found online that the the engine coolant bypass valve is defective, but not recalled (TSB 13-02-15). Dealer confirms code and that engine coolant bypass valve is defective and should be replaced but referenced TSB 16-0052. The dealer claims it isn't covered under any form of warranty/recall.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 11/19/2018

Car stall at any point while driving. Since I bought the car has stalled about 10 times. Check engine light comes and goes. I had the chance to take it to autozone to connect the scanner while light was on, and diagnostic came with trouble code p2111. As I said it can happen at any time at an unexpected point. It's a little of panic involved every time because cars coming from behind and I have to act to quickly to put on hazards and maneuver the car which start jerking too . No way to record any thing due that I don't know exactly when is going to happen. I have an appointment with Ford dealer on 12/05/2018.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 11/17/2018

I came to a stop at sign. The engine stalled. I put it in park and restarted the engine. It took an extra amount of time to start but did restart. I then proceeded to turn onto a busy road. Upon acceleration the vehicle hesitated and would not accelerate or respond to throttle input. I was able to pull to the side of road and narrowly avoid an accident. The check engine light did not illuminate nor are there any obd codes. Doing a little research, I have noticed that there are other year make and models that are having the same issue. I urge you to rectify this situation with Ford. This is not only a danger to me and my family but also to other drivers on the road.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 11/15/2018

My car has stalled about 10 times while driving since I bought it on highway and streets. Suddenly motor dies and its so dramatically dangerous due that I have only a few meters to maneuver. The check engine light comes and goes. I took to autozone and they connected the scanner and came out trouble code p2111. Which mean throttle body got stuck or so. I have an appointment with Ford dealer on 12/05/2018 to see if they fix. Definitely is a big issue to dangerous for everybody. Only happens when driving less than 50mph. I have just recorded the check engine light on my phone. Car can stall at any point at any time and it's hard to document it.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 11/12/2018

Takata recall, my car Ford Escape 2012 engine stall/dies while driving , almost on daily bases now, at any travel point at any road. Check engine light came out but now goes. I took the photo(just in case to prove it) and diagnostic scanner printout the throttle body needs to be addressed . I read that this vehicle has an extended warranty for this part up to 10 years due to defect throttle body . I will take to the dealer tomorrow and I will notify them too. This car has only 43150 miles on it and needs to be fix due to a dangerous engine stalling . "I purchased it recently".

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 11/09/2018

Car occasionally died at stop lights, signs and once on the exit ramp while exiting a highway. Occasional to often rough running especially at low speed and odd shifts from the transmission. Surging in the engine while at highway speed and when slowing to stop. Engine fault message would come up in display and I took a picture, showed it to service manager with no success. Computer would not store codes when these problems occurred so on 4 separate trips to the dealership I was told there was nothing that could be done and to continue to drive it and bring it in if it happened again. Vehicle finally died and check engine light came on and stayed on. Had it towed to the dealership and a signal return for map wiring problem was diagnosed and repaired. After some reading I believe there have been service advisories and possibly a recall for certain VIN's. I told the dealership I did not feel safe driving the vehicle with the problems it was having but it made no difference.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 11/01/2018

I traded in my 2007 Ford fusion for a 2017 Ford Escape se over 5 weeks ago. I have been having issues ever since. The first few days the check engine light came on. I showed this to the dealer and they had me drop it off on a Saturday and they fixed the problem that Monday. The issue was a fuel sensor. I also noticed the wipers were making a lot of noise and we have been having a lot of rain. The wipers would stutter quite a bit. I took it to the dealer and couple of times and they finally fixed. They said it was a known issue. I also noticed I would get a low tire message. I took it to them the first time and they put air in the tire. I received the message the second time and put air in the tire. I received the same message a few days ago, I took the car back to the dealer and they told me I had 2 nails in the tire and tried to sell me a tire. Needless to say I wasn't happy. I told them to plug the tire and I left. All these issues with 5 weeks of having this car. Unbelievable.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 10/05/2018

Truck stalls while driving, and won't start back up. Ive had it towed twice already for the same problem also had it towed to a mechanic shop where they couldn't find anything wrong with it besides saying it seemed to be a gltch inside the computer. Check engine light illuminates reading code p0109. When it stalls it gives no warning and no indications that there's a problem which can lead to a dangerous situation.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 09/24/2018

Vehicle has stalled many times when first proceeding into traffic after a cold start or has even stalled after cold start before proceeding(while parked). Vehicle has been taken to a Ford dealership for service. They did not fix the issue due to the fact that there was no check engine light showing and they could not recreate the problem.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 16
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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 09/10/2018

Car has check engine light on for coolant bypass valve needing replaced. I am going through coolant quicker than it should, and the engine light for overheating comes on about once a month. The part has been part of a recall for later models of my car, but not mine.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 09/01/2018

Tl-the contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. The contact driving various speeds, the engine coolant light illuminated as well as the check engine light on several occasions. The contact stated that the engine coolant was replaced in the vehicle and the failure warning light recurred. An independent mechanic asssessed via diagnostic trouble code - cylinder 2 misfire - that the engine was faulty and needed to be replaced due to a blown headgasket. Miracle Ford - 1394 nashville pike, gallatin, tennessee 37066 (615) 452-5267 - was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired by the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure referred the contact to NHTSA. In addition, the manufacturer stated that there were no recalls and stated that there were no recalls and/or service warranty programs on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 118,571. Ad.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 19
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 20
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 21
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".

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 22
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 23
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 24
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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 25
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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