Ford Escape owners have reported 958 problems related to engine and engine cooling (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.
When driving car will shut down with a warning pull over and turn vehicle off very dangerous no time to find exits does not matter where you are at!!.
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The vehicle's gear shift cable "breaks" leaving the vehicle inoperable unable to go into gear, drive or reverse. The vehicle drive ok then parked. The vehicle was parked in a public garage when I noticed that the vehicle would not go into gear.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the gears failed to shift properly. The check engine warning illuminated. The vehicle was taken to koons sterling Ford dealership located at 46869 harry byrd hwy, sterling, va 20164 (703) 430-7700 where it was diagnosed that the coolant by-pass valve needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the repair fees. The manufacturer was contacted and made aware of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The approximate failure mileage was 59,309. Aw.
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The contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. While driving 35 mph, the contact noticed smoke under the hood of the vehicle. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. The fire department was contacted and a fire report was filed. There were no injuries sustained. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was awaiting inspection. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 53,000.
Engine coolant pours out of system. Reservoir does not hold coolant longer than 2 days.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, the check engine and the low coolant warning light illuminated, the vehicle start to decelerate. The contact coasted over to the side of the road. The contact noticed under the hood the coolant container was half empty. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic for a diagnostic test to determine the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximately failure mileage was 99,000. Aw.
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the vehicle had a fuel leak. The contact was advised to contact the Ford dealer for any recalls. Tom masano Ford Lincoln (1600 lancaster Ave, reading, PA) was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was included in 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 manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The failure mileage was approximately 64,000. Parts distribution disconnect.
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After the recall with the air condition I still has some problem and now my car is making a very strange noice in front when I drive more the 40 sometimes I�m not getting cold hair.
The car consumes coolant at a rate of about 3-4 quarts in the 5 months I've owned it. I noticed it while changing the oil. I am aware that other vins from my car's model year and engine style are eligible for a recall concerning this issue, which can cause the engine to catch fire. (recall code 17v209) I am unclear as to why my VIN is not on the recall list, when it was made in the same factory, within the identified timeframe, with the same engine, and exhibiting the same dangerous problem.
Takata recall, concern regarding 2014 Ford Escape with continual "low engine coolant" light returning.
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. When the vehicle was started, the contact noticed a strong burning odor coming from the vents. The vehicle was driven to (j c lewis Ford in savannah, georgia) where it was diagnosed that there was a cracked head between cylinders two and three. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.
~tl the contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving at an unknown speed, the steering wheel shook and became extremely difficult to maneuver. While idling, the vehicle shook, "jumped", and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact then stated that the vehicle was initially taken to phil long Ford at chapel hills at (719) 387-1099 located at 1565 auto mall loop, colorado springs, CO 80920 as an attempt to trade the vehicle however, the contact stated that she inquired about diagnosing the vehicle and the dealer refused. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (steering). The manufacturer stated that there were no recalls associated with the VIN. The failure mileage was 161,444.
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1. Engine standpipe faulty, which causes the Ford Escape sel to go into crawl mode and then you have to stop and leaves you stranded. The dashboard engine thermometer reads fully hot. This happened in motion on my way to work during winter in erie PA, the snow headquarters. 2. Battery goes dead intermittently and leaves you stranded.
The water heater hose on my 2013 Ford Escape has a leak in it. I cannot drive the car unless I fill up the water constantly which is not possible with how far I drive daily. It is part number cv6z-18472-s I took my car in on January 29, 2018 and was told there were 162 on back order and I would receive it by January 27, 2018. Today is Feb 1 and I was told the part won't be ready till March 7, 2018 and I have to just wait. Now there are about 3200 of this part back ordered. Why can I not drive my car for a month and a half? if there are over 3k back-ordered why is there not a recall?.
1/20/18 -driving vehicle to store with heater on, engine light came on, car temperature start going up as if it was over heating, and car started sputtering as if it was going to turn off. Made it home, checked coolant, and coolant was full. Drove car to Ford dealership, this is a known issue; however, my specific VIN was not part of the recall so now I am out of pocket $500. Service dept. Stated that if I did not correct issue ASAP then coolant could get on engine and start a fire. Part that needs to be replaced is the coolant bypass valve. Ford needs to extend this recall to all 2013 Ford Escapes since the issue is bigger than they first expected.
In reference to recall number 13s12 back in 2013 with 2013 Ford Escapes low coolant sensor. My Ford Escape was "fixed" per this recall 6/3/14 by bomritto Ford in hazlewood mo. 3 1/2 years later the exsact part used to fixed the original recall has now become faulty and caused my vehcile to go into limp mode. Ford is refusing to replace this part and saying it is the customer responsibility for us to replace a part that was faulty originally and 3 1/2 years later faulty again. I have already replaced my vehicles transmission and computer module in the past year and spent over 3 grand in replacement and labor and this is putting me over the edge. This company does not replace their faulty parts even though they stand behind them. How am I supposed to believe these parts were validly replaced and are not made to last. The engine codes that we are getting are caused from the recall kit that was used to replace the faulty product originally. This kit costs 759 to the consumer and that does not include labor. Ford refuses to sell the parts to fix the problem and makes the customer purchase the entire kit. This issue needs to be handled properly because innocent customers are being taken advantage of. My vehicle only has 100k miles and I have already replaced the transmission which was 2700! now this, which was a recall 4 years ago. The issue began on 1/16/2018 out of nowhere. No warning, no light I was driving on a busy road and my car went into overheat mode and I was told by the computer screen to stop my vehicle immediately which I did. I then had to have the car towed to a trusted mechanic that was able to diagnose the vehicle directly to the recall from 2013 as the same exact issue these Ford's were having in 2013 which is a fire hazard. Ford did not handle this properly, I was hung up on multiple times, I was ignored.
While driving on 85n in atanta, GA, while roughly driving at a speed of 65mph in the middle lane at 7am on Friday, January 12, 2018, the battery light came on and the car shut completely off and with no warning! I take excellent care of the car with routine maintenance and have approximately 51k miles on it. For this car to turn off in the middle of morning rush hour traffic on an atlanta major interstate, not only endangered my life but the lives of hundreds of other drivers! thankfully there was a gap in the traffic behind me so I was able to guide the car out of the middle of the interstate since while the car was still in movement but with no power. I barely made on to the shoulder. After sitting on the shoulder for over 30 mins, waiting on a tow truck, the car finally started back up. I still had it towed to the Ford dealership where I purchased it and have my maintenance done on the car. After having the car for 3 days I was told that they can not "duplicate the error". Diagnostics were run on the car multiple times and no issues were found. This is unacceptable. It is not normal for a car to turn off in the middle of a major interstate and for the cars computer to not have a record of the shut down. In addition to that, what if it happens again but I am injured or injure someone else! I've looked at other complaints for the same type of vehicle and other motorists have experienced the same type of problem; the car turning off while driving. Something is seriously wrong with the 2016 Ford Escape and Ford isn't properly addressing the problems!.
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The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. While driving unknown speeds, smoke emerged from the hood and the vehicle spontaneously caught fire without warning. The air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The contact called a local dealer (don's Ford, 5712 horatio st, utica, NY 13502) and was informed to contact the manufacturer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact called the manufacturer at 1-800-392-3673 and got the automated system before the call disconnected. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.
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On January 6, 2018, I drove home from my job 10 miles away. When I took I-95, my Ford Escape 2014 turn off and continued moving in the middle lane. I managed to reach the central separator until it stopped completely. When I tried to start the car over, I felt a burnt smell, due to that fact I decided to leave my Ford scape 2014 and realized that it got suddenly on fire. As a proof, the incident was recorded by the local newscast. It's imperative for me a solution from Ford considering that I still owe 19. 000. 00 to the bank.
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. The contact previously received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17s090000 (engine). The parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. While driving at unknown speeds, the contact noticed an abnormal burning odor and smoke appeared under the hood. The vehicle caught fire. The four wheel drive and engine service indicators illuminated. The air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries due to the fire and a police report was not filed. The fire department was present during the incident. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The contact called apple Ford (8800 stanford blvd, columbia, MD 21045) and was advised to call the insurance company. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 29,000.
The contact owned a 2014 Ford Escape. While operating the vehicle, smoke was present inside the cabin. The driver immediately parked and exited the vehicle. Smoke and flames were present coming from under the hood and the front undercarriage of the vehicle. The fire department was called to the scene and extinguished the flames. The vehicle was destroyed. A fire report was filed. There were no injuries. The manufacturer and local dealer were not notified. The failure mileage was 52,000.
As my boyfriend was turning the corner at an intersection, the engine suddenly stopped. He was able to stop due to his low speed. I reminded him to put his foot on the brake to restart, and he did that and it started right up. He didn't do anything to make the engine stop. The only thing that was happening at that time was that a text was coming in on my samsung phone, which was charging and connected via bluetooth.
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The contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. On October 18, 2017, the vehicle was taken to a local dealer (sam scism Ford, 5019 flat river rd, farmington, mo 63640) where it was diagnosed that the sensors for the coolant levels needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. While driving 20 mph, smoke appeared through the air vents and the vehicle caught fire. There were no injuries. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 91,000.
My 2014 Ford Escape caught on fire while stationary at my son's elementary school. I was waiting in the drop off lane at my son's school when my SUV started to smoke from underneath the dash, I tried to move the vehicle out of the lane so I would not block other parents from coming into the school, and it would not drive, more smoke came into the cab and I quickly got my son out of the car and away. It continued to smoke, and I realized the car was still running, I quickly shut it off. No flames were seen, and I had no realized it was actually on fire until we had it towed to a garage. Our mechanic was the one to inform us of an open recall of the issue I had just experienced. This happened on December 21, 2017. Ford has not be helpful what-so-ever.
Engine stopped dead while driving. Stated stop safely now. Well as car stopped dead with no warning is was not safe. . Service says needs new throttle body. Thats fine but I could have been killed.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Coolant Leaking problems||
|Gasoline Engine problems||
|Engine Failure problems||