Ford Escape owners have reported 1,072 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.
Tl the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the check engine indicator was illuminated. Also, after the contact filled up the fuel tank, it took four attempts for the vehicle to restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the entire solenoid evaporation system needed to be replaced. The repairs were being completed with manufacturer approved parts. The manufacturer stated that there was no recall and referred the contact to NHTSA to file a complaint. The dealer had not been contacted. The failure mileage was 77,000.
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Tl the contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. While driving 35 mph, the check engine warning indicator illuminated and the coolant level was low. The contact drove the vehicle to sam leman Ford (located at 1508 morrissey dr, bloomington, IL 6170, (309) 663-1331) where it was diagnosed that the coolant bypass valve needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and did not assist. The failure mileage was 49,000.
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I just bought this 2016 Ford Escape in October, 2018. It made it until Mar. 2019. No warning light, nothing. It has 78,000 miles and the transmission blew. They are telling me at the jensen Ford dealership that it will cost 6,508. 00 due to all that is wrong with the transmission. When it gets hot it leaks transmission fluid badly. It took only 2 days and no warning and it blew. Now I can't pay for it, Ford will not pay for it and I believe they should.
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While driving my vehicle on a near-zero temperature morning approximately 1/4 mile from leaving my garage, my vehicle went into "limp mode" and set two obd codes p2560/ p1299 . Meaning with no warning my speed went from 40 mph to less than 3 mph. No other vehicle was behind me to cause an accident. There is a recall for my engine for 2014 Ford Escapes but none for a 2013. This is a known coolant sensor problem. On a major highway, this has caused many known accidents. There is no warning to get to a safe place.
My 2013 Ford Escape constantly is losing antifreeze somewhere. . . I don't know if its leaking out and evaporating on the engine or what. . . But all of a sudden my engine temp light will come on and I will find that I am extremely low on antifreeze. . . . I talked with the dealership and they said is has no open recalls, but I do see that this exact year had an identical recall done.
I bought my �16 Ford Escape over a year ago. I was driving the vehicle about 2 weeks ago just fine when turning in an intersection the engine completely died. I had to pull over and restart the engine. It was driving without issues until this past week when I was driving the vehicle and while in motion the engine completely dies. Again I turn the ignition off and back on. It is a major safety hazzard as the car complete goes into a cost while in the middle of driving it.
Vehicle stopped operating. Once I waited a few hours, the engine started but the audio is completely gone.
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On my way to work this morning I was in motion when all of the sudden all the lights in my car came on a message came up that said service engine now the car would not go at all as I turned off of the highway onto a city street I noticed the car smoking I got out to lookif there was fire there was I got my 3 children out of the backseat and got away from the car I watched as my car burnt to the ground.
Ford had a recall on the 2014 Ford Escape in twothousand 17 for an engine coolant sensor I bought the car six months ago the recall was fixed by the old owner at a Ford dealership now that the car belongs to me the sensor is bad again now I�m stuck paying for a bad sensor I believe the sensor was defective and so does mechanic why should I have to pay for it defective part Ford is no help.
As shown in attached picture my coolant container is burning as if it is trying to catch fire. As also seen the coolant level is back at max but at one point was low. Concern is 🔥 safety. I was driving down the highway when I first smelt burning I did stop driving and it made it more intense. No actual fire took place but inside container it appears to have had a small fire or burn as shown by image.
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Tl the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 25 mph, the coolant level low warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road. The contact called jim falk motors of maui at 808-270-2600 (located at 260 hana hwy, kahului, hi 96732) and was informed that there was no recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 73,500.
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"takata recall". My vehicle has lost 2 tanks of antifreeze in 3 months. It is not leaking onto the ground, because there are no drips or puddles ever visible under the vehicle. Other 2014 Ford Escapes were recalled for this same thing, which could ultimately cause a fire. My particular vehicle was not included in the recall, but is having the same issue, and dealerships won't fix it as a recall. Must my vehicle catch on fire before something is done!!.
Car losses all power while accelerating over 40 mph. Getting on the highway is the worst. Motor will rev up almost redlining before slamming into a random gear with again no power so I'm not gaining any speed. Just rpms are screaming like I'm in neutral. It's very unsettling to have my car practically stopping in the highway.
Recalled 17s09 repaired, may 2018. Coolant light on hot, everything locked down. Vehicle stationary, remote used to start car.
Tl the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. As soon as the vehicle was started, the coolant indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who could not determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided case number: cas17024599. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 69,616.
Tl the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. When the vehicle was started and placed in reverse, the check engine warning indicator illuminated and the steering seized. The contact stated that the vehicle exhibited the same symptoms as listed in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering). The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 190,000.
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This car has had 13 recalls since manufactured for different mechanical and safety issues some even resulting in spontaneous eruption of fire to the engine bay. While replacing my battery the delearahip notified me of several recalls that required attention, so I had them replace each item that had been recalled, one of which was a sensor within the transmission. After I took the vehicle to have it replaced subsequently, maybe 6 months later I had driving issues while operating it on the expressway. The vehicle would go in and out of gear while driving and I could not control the speed of the vehicle. This occurred the entire drive home to the point where I had to drive with hazard lights on so that I would not get rear ended for having intermittent speed/driving issues. The car would literally over rev the the engine as if I was flooring the pedal when I wasn�t even touch the gas at all. The sensor literally took control of the engine as if it was driving itself. I didn�t drive it until the next morning then the next day, the only way to drive it was if I slowly transitioned speeds. I had to take the vehicle to have the same sensor replaced. After replacing the sensor it stills seems to need to be driven slower than when I first bought it or it might break again. This is a safety hazard. I�m afraid to drive the vehicle with my daughter in it due to the fact that I might have mechanical issues while driving again & be on the highway to have a high speed collision with a toddler would kill one or both of us. This model in particular has had more recalls than any car I�ve ever had or even heard of having. I have to continue making payments on it due to my negative equity yet it isn�t reliable enough to get me to work everyday. Ford needs to replace this model for all owners.
My car is exhibiting the exact same symptoms as described in NHTSA campaign number 12v-551, Ford recall 12s41 and this vehicle was made in the same time period as other 2013 Ford Escapes which are affected yet Ford is telling me this has nothing to my vehicle. Same time frame, same symptoms but not affected? how does that make any sense to anyone with a shred of common sense? the incident occurred driving home from the iga store which is approximately 1. 5 miles from my home. The drive there was fine, driving back the car stated high temperature stop safely, along with it trying to shut down. Shut the car off, waited approximately 15 minutes started the car, drove home, pulled in the driveway same message. Parked the car, now unable to drive the vehicle due to reading this error it is a fire hazard. This model and year is in the time frame this particular recall was put in place.
Engine fire driving on a highway the car engine stopped and I coasted to the right shoulder. I made phone calls for help and assistance. The nysdot, highway emergency local patrol (help) truck pulled after about 15-20 minutes after stopping. The help operator looked inside the engine and saw that the coolant reservoir was low and offered to put some coolant in my vehicle from a supply in his truck. Then he had me run the engine in idle on the side of the road. The car seemed to run fine. In an effort to get the car off of the highway and to get some more coolant, I drove the car to the parking lot of a local store approximately 1. 5 miles. When I pulled into the parking lot, the car was steaming up again so I parked it out a ways from the store. I noticed that the smoke was a bit black and thick, so I opened the hood and saw the plastic engine cover was on fire. I started throwing snow on it when someone came by with a fire extinguisher, so I used it to put the fire out. A tow truck driver took the vehicle to the closest Ford dealer about 1 mile from the parking lot.
My 2001 Ford Escape will not shift into 1st or 2nd gear without running hard and ticking once I get set past 3rd gear it will run okay I put it in park and it will not stay and park it rolls so I have to put a brick under the wheels I received a recall letter but I have misplaced it due to an accident I had everything was placed and boxes and stuff and I cannot find it if somebody can please contact me back about this problem so I can get it fixed and start driving my Escape again it shifts hard it clunks and it will not stay in the parking spot it's still rolls I have a brick underneath it so it doesn't roll and hit somebody else if somebody could contact me on this place thank you.
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For the past two years, I have to refill my engine coolant on average once a week. It drains quicker during winter months. I have brought it in multiple times but they keep telling me there is nothing wrong. This makes no sense since you rarely need to refill engine coolant this often.
The car suddenly loses power. Then the braking is very difficult . You feel as though the car will not stop . This has occurred four times in the span of 300 miles . This has occurred on the highway and city streets.
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When vehicle is stopped and the auto on/off function is engaged, sometimes the engine dies completely. The vehicle must then be turned off and restarted. This has occurred while in traffic. This has not been noted to occur when the auto on/off function is turned off.
Purge valve failure. Purge valve was experiencing a leak and required replacment. Car would shut off on road when idling. Mechanic noted he has seen similar issues in other Ford Escapes, and even noted the part is identical to the purge valve that has been recalled on the Ford focus.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Coolant Leaking problems||
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Vehicle Overheat problems||
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