Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 996 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 2014 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 09/20/2018

Engine coolant sensor faulty . Brought to the dealership 2 times.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 09/16/2018

Happened three times in 20 minutes on 08/16/2018: vehicle was in motion each time, suddenly and without warning engine stopped, all warning lights lit up on dashboard and lost complete control of steering, speed control. Wheels locked up and almost caused multiple accidents. Had to pull over and turn on vehicle again.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 09/11/2018

A dozen times now when we start it up it run real ruff and will lurch, the rpms go up but not mph being gained. I have to pull over and turn it off and restart and it runs fine. We get a message that reads "engine fault service now". When we take it to the dealer they can't fine any errors on when they hook it up to their computer. This has happened multiple times within the last week and over the almost 4 years I've owned the car. I was driving it on a city street and had just backed out of my drive way, other times it's happened has been on city streets shortly after pulling forward, and those times I had not backed up at all prior to it doing it. This morning when it happened I almost had someone rear-end me because my car would not get above 5mph. I had driven about a block from my home before the error message came on and was forced to pull over. Thankfully I wasn't on the highway yet.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 09/11/2018

The vehicle was a 2004 Ford Escape. It was parked on the street, everything was turned off and the vehicle was not running. I was in work when I was informed that my vehicle was on fire. Nothing was on to start this fire, it happened spontaneously. The fire seems to have started in the vicinity of the drivers side engine bay. Previous to this incident, there were no mechanical or electrical issues with the vehicle.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 09/07/2018

Display will read engine fault service now and then the car will seem like it restarts, it will next read transmission not in park, this will happen while I'm driving 75 mph down the freeway. I took the car into the Ford dealership and they replaced the wiring harness that was recalled, but it didn't fix the issue.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 09/07/2018

2009 Ford Escape, 3. 0l XLT. Vehicle engine power lost and the vehicle went into limp mode while driving on the highway, on sept 7, 2018. A red wrench light flashed on the dash during the event. Was able to avoid traffic, park on the shoulder, restart the vehicle, and drive at normal speed to the nearest exit. This same power loss has occurred at normal driving speed two more times after the highway event. There are no engine codes found after diagnostic check by local auto repair shop. The vehicle is no longer being driven on highways. This Escape was diagnosed by Ford dealer in 2017 for customer satisfaction program 13n03 regarding throttle body failures. The dealership found no issues with the throttle body at that time.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2018 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 09/03/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2018 Ford Escape. The contact stated the vehicle experienced a loss of engine power. As a result, the contact experienced a rear end collision with a tree. A police report was not filed. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to lugoff Ford located 979 us-1, luggoff, SC where the failure could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure however no further assistance was offered. The contact was given the disclaimer of not operating a vehicle with less than a quarter tank. There were no injuries that required medical attention. The failure mileage was approximately 7000. Kh.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 08/27/2018

1. Mis-firing causing the entire vehicle to rock, seen mainly when the engine is in gear with the break engaged at a stop signal. 2. Sudden over-revving seen on the tachometer. 3. The over-revving usually precedes the engine temperature spiking into the critical area. This is most likely to happen on inclines. Pulling over, shutting down the engine allowing it to cool down for 10-15 minutes, then everything is fine. I have learned to watch for the over-revving, then apply the brake to stop the over-revving. Then has allowed me to keep the over-heating in check.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 08/24/2018

2 active recalls-no timeframe of when it will be remedied. Additionally, vehicle dies when put into d from r. Vehicle has 52k miles, well maintained, shell fuel is used. This happens when backing up and putting into drive. Vehicle was in motion.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 08/13/2018

On 13 August 2018 my fiance was driving to our new home we're buying when smoke started coming out of the engine compartment. I told her to pull over and grab her purse and get away from the vehicle. By now flames were coming from the engine compartment. Luckily she had cracked open the door before stopping because before she stopped all the doors automatically locked and could not be opened. I had arrived at the scene and the cars front end had virtually melted within 5 minutes. If my fiance had not cracked opened the door she most assuredly would have burned to death. If I had been driving I would definitely have had a difficult time escaping as I am a disabled veteran with several mobility problems. Our car was less than 4 years old with only 64000 miles on it. We never expected we might possibly be injured or die from a newer vehicle. I really hope that Ford motor company wasn't aware of this issue as we never received any notice of any problems whatsoever with this vehicle.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 08/08/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle emitted an abnormal anti-freeze odor and experienced a loss of engine power. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was towed to dave sinclair Lincoln st. Peters (4760 n service rd, st peters, mo 63376) where it was diagnosed that the cylinder head was cracked and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that a similar failure occurred one year prior and the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 08/07/2018

Engine stalles and hp drops. Cant go pass 7mph untill you floor it for awhile or stop and turn it off and restart the SUV. It happened as driven down the street three times.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 08/05/2018

Engine turns off when driving. This happens at different speeds in varying conditions; ie. Driving slow, driving fast, on the highway on side streets.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 08/04/2018

Bushing cable detached from the shifter cable during driving in clutchless automatic mode, leaving car in neutral and unable to change gears or park. Rolled into a parking lot (by god's grace). Waited 2 hours with foot on brake as the emergency brake held but since I was on a hill was worried for the safety of those around me. Towed to Ford dealership. Researched the already stated safety recall and they refuse to fix it unless it is at my own expense of almost $1000. Nhtsa recall number 18v471.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 07/27/2018

Posting date: July-29, 2018 (Sunday) vehicle : 2014 Ford Escape titanium 4x4 (4-cylinder turbo engine, automatic transmission) vehicle loses transmission power. Three weeks ago I came out of a freeway and tried to make a right turn on a fast moving local road. I made the turn and pressed the accelerator but the car would not move. The engine revved up but there was no motion. I had to immediately turn on the hazard flash lights to warn approaching vehicles behind. Finally I pressed the accelerator "slowly" and the car did move and pick up speed. There were no further issues that day. I had sensed "bumpy gear shifts" and "jerky accelerations" even before the above incident. I instinctively "knew" that things were not right but did not know exactly what it was. Two days ago my wife called me at work and said that after backing out from the garage, the car was not picking up speed. The "check engine" light had also come up. She somehow limped slowly back into the garage. When I returned home, I tried it too. I found that only the "rear drive" was working. The "forward drive" hardly worked. Often while in "drive" mode, the car rolled backwards on our mildly sloped driveway! using "the lowest gear" I somehow put it back into the garage. Yesterday I got it towed to the nearest Ford dealership. Being a Saturday, they could not do anything more. They said they will look into it tomorrow (Monday). I consider this to be a major safety issue. I am lucky that I did not lose complete power on the freeway and nothing bad has happened so far to me or my wife. Reading about others' experiences on the internet on the same model year vehicle, it seems that they might have faced much more dangerous situations. Please investigate this problem seriously and notify the vehicle manufacturer.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 07/26/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving 65 mph, the engine seized without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted after approximately thirty minutes. The vehicle was taken to nazareth Ford (4067 jandy blvd, nazareth, PA 18064, 866-601-7744) for diagnostic testing, but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact that they would look into the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 122,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 07/21/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2014 Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph the vehicle suddenly shut off and could not be restarted. The vehicle was towed to the home. The cause of the failure was not determined. The local dealer john blekley Ford located at 870 hwy 6 thornton rd, lithia springs GA. Was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 85,000. Jft.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 07/17/2018

We advised the local Ford dealer that the engine was running rough during start up but then turned normal, slight smell of anti freeze but no over heating or change in temperature gauge, had previously take the can in for the heat sensor / low coolant recall, was told to drive car to dealer. After arrival and further inspection we were advised that the engine was warped, head warped and needed a new engine. Both dealer and Ford and after market warranty blamed us for driving 5 miles on local roads to dealer and therefore they would not cover the problem.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 07/16/2018

Tl � the contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph and the sync system brought up a message that stated �do you want to run a vehicle health report?� to which the contact indicated yes. The message then said �do not stop keep engine running in order to run the health report. � the vehicle seized and there smoke came out from the hood. A police report was not filed and the vehicle was towed by an unknown company. The contact did not sustain any inquiries. The manufacturer was notified and informed there was a recall for this issue and to take the vehicle to a Ford dealer. The vehicle was taken to dealer bob utter Ford- Lincoln (2525 texoma pkwy, sherman TX 75090. 1-903-892-3555) who diagnosed the vehicle and informed that it was the transmission, but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 88,000. Jc.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 07/10/2018

Engine unexpectedly shuts off while driving at various speeds without any warning.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 07/02/2018

When driving on a highway the vehicle suddenly slowed down and the throttle did not work. I pulled off, shut the engine and restarted the car. It then ran ok. The same thing happened 2 other times - as if the gas pedal did not work. I saw on internet that Escapes has a history of throttle problems, including my year. I took it to the Ford dealer in columbia mo and they said , based on the VIN #, that my car was supposedly not affected by this throttle issue. They said they could do nothing but charge me to replace the electronic throttle control. This is wrong. I could get seriously injured if this happens again but Ford takes no responsibilty for a known problem.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 06/25/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the low coolant indicator light comes on in addition the high engine warning light comes on randomly, and the high engine temperature indicator indicates to stop safely. The contact stated pulling to the side of the road when problem occurred. The vehicle had to be shot off when overheating indicator light comes on and restart vehicle. The vehicle was taken to autonation Ford littleton located at (8252 s broadway, littleton, CO 80122(303) 578-6106) where it was diagnosed that the replicate failed. The vehicle was taken for the second time to christian brothers automotive arapahoe road located at (14755 e arapahoe rd, aurora, CO 80016 (720) 789-8352) where it was diagnosed that the coolant level sensor assembly and coolant valve needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle failed upon remedy was fixed. The vehicle had been parked at the contacts residence. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and was inform vehicle was not part of a recall. The failure mileage was approximately 113,000. As.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 06/18/2018

Car reads that it is overheating but it is not. Car can be moving stationary or anywhere and it just kicks on that it is overheating when it is not.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 06/13/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Ford Escape. While turning at low speeds, the contact depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle shook. In addition, the check engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to bob chapman Ford (1255 columbus Ave, marysville, OH 43040, (937) 642-0015) where it was diagnosed that the control arm and subframe were fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number:14v165000(structure). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 121,000. Dr.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 06/12/2018

Tl- the contact owned a 2014 Ford Escape. The contact stated while driving at low speeds, the contact saw fire coming from under the hood. The origin of the fire was determined to be the engine. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. There was no injuries sustained. The fire department put the fire out for the contact. The dealer cavenaugh Ford Lincoln, llc 2000 e highland dr, jonesboro, ar 72401 (870) 972-8000 was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was . Dr.


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