Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 1,033 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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 12/05/2018

2013 Ford Escape se. Consistent low coolant warnings in the winter. Needs coolant added every 4-5 weeks in colder months. Neither Ford service dept of my personal mechanic have been able to locate the issue. Has twice overheated after being driven approximately one mile; low coolant light displays and almost immediately overheats and goes into limp mode. Approximate mileage 57,700.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 12/03/2018

Received safety recall notice number 15c06 engine could remain running when the key is turned off and removed from the ignition called and was told its not actually a recall confused and concerned as to why the paper says safety and the dealer says its not really.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 11/30/2018

Vehicle was attempting to merge onto a freeway, speeding up, and the vehicle stopped accelerating at a normal rate of speed around 30 mph. It took an unacceptable amount of time for it to get up to a safe merging speed, but I could have died trying to merge. There is something wrong with the design of the power train on this car.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 11/28/2018

Engine bypass coolant valve has came on. Car is currently running hard but not overheating.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 11/28/2018

I have the start/stop on my 17 Escape. With 16000 miles. When coming to a stop and the auto start/stop comes on, I will get a notification on the digital screen saying "auto start/stop shift to p restart engine. " I will have to put the vehicle in park and restart engine to be able to drive again. This is a hazard for potential rear end collision.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 11/22/2018

While having to replace the coolant at least twice a week and after having 2 recall repairs completed on the coolant system, then after 10000 miles after the recall repairs were completed, ie replace overflow bottle, sensors, etc. The car still is losing coolant and now the "engine has reached high temp please stop car safely". Warning is showing on panel and the car will go into drive but will not move. The car had not been driven when this "warning" occurred in my driveway, there was no way engine could have overheated as it had not been driven. This would appear to be a defect in the recall repairs that were done or that there is another problem. . I have the car currently at the dealership and am told that it could take up to 3 weeks for repairs.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 11/20/2018

I have the start/stop on my 17 Escape. When coming to a stop and the auto start/stop comes on, I will get a notification on the digital screen saying "auto startstop shift to p restart engine. " I will have to put the vehicle in park and restart engine to be able to drive again. This has happened the past 5 months. It has been happening every time I drive now for the past 4 weeks. This happens when I am at a stop light or stop sign. I have almost been rear ended because of this issue. I had the battery and alternator tested and they were good. No issues with that.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 11/19/2018

Coolant low light and engine will shut down. Have to add coolant about every 6 weeks or this will happen. I�m a female college student and this shouldn�t be happening!! has been doing this for about 18 months. Have taken twice to Ford to have fixed and they replaced a sensor once I know don�t think they did anything the first time I took it. Since it only does this about every 6 weeks I guess they aren�t going to do anything about it. Thanks (xxxx) parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 11/13/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle completely shut off while at a stop sign. The vehicle was able to restart and began vibrating. The contact exited the vehicle and felt a rush of air coming from the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who found failure code number: 1450 regarding the evap canister. The vehicle was taken to big star Ford (17717 south fwy, manvel, TX 77578, (844) 745-4026) and the evap canister was repaired. The failure mileage was 47,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 11/07/2018

Engine fault service now message appears on dash while driving, and no hill assistance available, took it have service was told nothing was wrong, brought car in 2016 with an 150 miles on it, now have 18,553 miles as of today.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 11/07/2018

Engine fault service now message repeatedly show up while driving, took it to have serviced, was told nothing was wrong, and the message no hill assistance available shows up as well, bought car in 2016, has 18,553, miles on it.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 11/05/2018

Keep loosing coolant and resulted to damaging cylinder head and Ford does not want to fix the problem despite the recall. They say recall they made is to prevent the preventive.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 11/05/2018

While on highway. Rpm scdropped to 0. All lights on dash lit up. Smell burning. Car stopped working rolled to side of highway exit ramp. Towed to kuhlmanns�s automotive on meridenrd wolcott CT 06716.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 10/26/2018

Coolant level sensor system installation ,NHTSA recall number: 17v209,daughter had went to grocery store with a friend,had turned off vehicle and exited it, was helping friend carry groceries to apartment,when went to got back to car it was on fire under the hood,called fire department ,fire department came and extinguished the fire,vehicle was towed and is being investigated by fire marshal.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 10/23/2018

1. 6l ecoboost engine is burning coolant through the combustion chamber (heads). This causes car to lose coolant, misfire, and overheat. Recall 17s09 would seem to address this issue. My vehicle, that meets all of the parameters of the recall to include vehicle model, make, year, engine size, factory of assembly, date of assembly, etc. , is not included in the recall. Ford is unwilling to rectify.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 10/16/2018

I purchased a 2014 Ford Escape from best Ford in nashua, nh back in July of 2014. I started to hear about recalls on the Escape because of issues with coolant levels leading to cracked blocks & potential fires. I started keeping an eye on my coolant levels. I started to notice that it was running low & I found myself topping off the coolant on a regular basis. I called Ford & explained to them that I was having issues with coolant levels as stated in many recalls, I asked if my car would be added to the recall. They told me my car wouldn�t fall under the recall because the recall pertained only to certain engines that came from a certain plant. That is incorrect. A couple of weeks ago my car started acting up. I took it to a local mechanic but he said I should go directly to Ford with my car. I took my vehicle to ipswich Ford. Once they started to dig into the issues with my car, they realized that the motor was junk but also that my vehicle was not under recall or warranty. They stopped working on the car because it would have cost me hundreds of dollars to find out what they already knew, that the engine was junk. By them stopping the work, they were able to put the motor back together so I could drive it temporarily. If they continued, I would have been taking the car out of the service center on a flat bed. The service manager at ipswich Ford also told me that the issue with these motors is not only from a certain plant but that all ecoboost motors have issues. He said that Ford was giving them an allowance yearly to help people with engine issues. He informed that Ford has now cut-off any allowances & that if the car isn�t on a recall or has the extended warranty, the customer is left out in the cold. I need to know if there is anything that can be done for me in my situation. Can I be added to the recall, do I have any other avenues to get compensation from Ford.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 10/13/2018

Engine coolant low light came on. Checked reserve and it was low. Vehicle had just been serviced 2,000 miles earlier. I added coolant the next day. I discovered oil on the floor. Took car to Ford and they did pressure and dye tests. They would coolant in the oil. They said this was not part of the coolant/cracked block, potential fire recall. Out car is serviced every 5,000 miles. Due to the coolant contamination of the aluminum engine, Ford stated the the engine would require replacement at $6,200+. The dealer had me speak to Ford customer care which I did. I googled online and there appears to be a number of similar incidents. The vehicle has approximately 95,000 miles. A properly serviced engine shouldn't fail that soon. The scope of the Ford recall should be expanded to cover engine coolant loss and engine contamination. Further driving could have resulted in the engine seizing up while driving.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 10/12/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact purchased the vehicle from a private owner. The vehicle was included in two unknown recalls regarding the fuel system and steering, but had not been repaired prior to being purchased by the contact. Shortly after she purchased the vehicle, there was a sudden loss of power and the check engine and other unknown warning indicators flickered. Also, all of the instrument panel gauges failed to function. The vehicle was unable to be safely driven. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 211,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 10/10/2018

Vehicle would display "high temperature, please stop" and temperature gauge would rise to the top within a couple of hours of driving. After displaying message, engine would lose power and vehicle became hard to control. This issue happened on different driving conditions. Coolant levels are at correct level. After shouting down the engine, within a few seconds the temperature gauge would go back to the middle. This became more frequent, and as of December 6, 2018 the vehicle would not start without this message and the temperature gauge all the way to the top.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 10/07/2018

Coolant recovery cracked due to engine heat without thermostat indicating high engine temperature.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 10/06/2018

I was parked in a large parking lot of a grocery store. When leaving my vehicle was being put into drive, transmission went into reverse and shifter was in park. The key was able to be removed but unable to keep car secure w/o leaving parking brake on. There was no way to crank the car since it was not in park. Car was completely non working. My vehicle had to be left in the parking lot and towed to a dealership for repairs. In sitting in the parking lot, with a non-functioning car waiting for a tow truck, I searched online and found the exact description of what was going on under recall 18s20. Informed the dealership of this when the car was delivered to them. That was the only part that was fixed, since it was the only faulty part. Ford refused to pay for the repairs since, apparently, my car was manufactured at a different plant. Same make, model, etc. Same part, others are paid for, just not mine. Ford was not willing to compensate because the VIN was not in the system for this recall at the time of my repairs. This was a safety issue and lot of wasted time, services and money. If I had known and been informed of this I could have had it fixed prior to a breakdown and would not have had to have my children with me, in a hot car, in a busy parking lot very upset. Unnecessary stress for sure.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 10/01/2018

Engine will shut off in the middle of driving. If I try to turn it on it'll happen 3-4 times until it works fine again. I'm scared to drive it more than 5 minutes. It's been happening for weeks & I've taken it to several mechanics that cannot find the issue.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 09/30/2018

I purchased a 2013 Ford Escape in 2015 with a trade-in of my 2006 Dodge stratus. Approximately, a year in I had to purchase a battery for the vehicle that only had 38, 000 miles. In 2017 I had to put more money into the vehicle for things outside of basic ware and tear. In June I had to pay $500. 00 on canster purge valve that should have been a recall by Ford motor company. Also, my window cable broke two days after I paid $500 to get the engine fixed. Currently my window remains taped up with use and it cost is $206 plus labor. As of September 24, 2018 my antifreeze was leaking and I took it to the dealership to have it fixed and I paid $542 including labor. Approximately 6 days later (September 30) my car broke down on route 51 and lebanon church rd by shutting of in the middle of the road with smoke coming from the engine. I was on my way to church with my mother who is an army veteran with dementia. The vehicle had thick smoke from the engine which continue to 45 minutes. While being stranded I had to get my car towed to my home because the tow truck driver didn't know where monroeville was located and his truck had issues shutting off too. The vehicle is not safe with major engine issues that are "all" not being fixed by the dealer or company. As of August 2018 the vehicle is on recall for replacing the shifter cable bushing on the transmission due to "roll away" concerns. These vehicles need to be pulled off the road and refunds need to be issued.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 09/29/2018

I was driving my car southbound on i75 and my engine burst into flames, lucky my brother was behind me and could see the first under the car and called me to tell me to pull over and get out right away. I got out and the car burnt up on the side of the road.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 09/25/2018

My vehicle has been idling very roughly when I come to a complete stop while in drive. While in park my vehicle idles normally but after coming to a stop it begins idling so rough it feels as if the car is shaking.


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