Ford Escape owners have reported 18 problems related to engine belts and pulleys (under the engine and engine cooling category).
Traveling about 6 pm (rush hour heavy traffic) 3 lane expressway when car would no longer accelerate. Had to coast over to the left shoulder since we were in the left passing lane. The left shoulder was not as wide as the right shoulder and we felt the situation was very dangerous we stayed in the car with our seatbelts on and called for road service (aaa). We did not receive help for two hours. Just purchased this car two months before this incident - pre owned certified by dealership. Can't understand why Ford waits until the part fails before replacing it. I feel strongly it should have been replaced as part of the "certification" process. There were no warning lights or indications this was going to happen before it happened. After the car "died", a wrench light appeared, but not until after we had coasted to a stop. If we had been in the middle lane instead of the lane next to the shoulder, I feel certain we would have been involved in a high speed possible multiple car accident as traffic was heavy and fast. This is so very wrong! thank you for making this complaint possible. I hope it helps result in a recall by Ford right away so no one has to get hurt or even die.
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I own a 2010 Ford Escape. I was driving approximately 40 mph up a slight incline on a two lane road at 6:30 am in the dark when suddenly the vehicle jerked and would not accelerate. The wrench warning icon illuminated. While on the decline of the road I was able to coast into the first lane and into a break down lane and into a parking lot at a very slow rate of speed because once you applied the brakes and slowed down you could not regain any speed. I shut the engine off and was able to restart the vehicle without failure within a few mintues but the vehicle was not running right. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the technician stated that the throttle body would have to be replaced and the serpentine belt. The vehicle was repaired at the dealer. I cannot believe this is not a safety recall issue for Ford. I could have been hit multiple times on rte 1 trying to get my vehicle over two lanes of traffic to the side of the road.
My wife owns a 2009 Ford Escape purchased new from a dealer and there have been so many issues with the vehicle I question if there wasn’t some type of flaw in the manufacturing process or at the very least, some type failure in the quality control process. Within weeks of purchasing this Ford Escape we had to take the vehicle back to the dealer for an oil leak and transmission problems. After 2 or 3 trips to the dealer, the oil leak was fixed but the transmission issues (2 overhauls and then replacement) continued for years. Thankfully, Ford covered and the dealer covered 2/3 of the cost of the second transmission overhaul and almost all of the cost for the transmission replacement. All of this work was completed at the Ford dealer ship in meter georgia. Nice folks, we have no issue with the dealership. Approximately 6 months ago, due to low engine power and using oil, we had the vehicle worked on at a local shop. That total cost for repair was 1600 dollars. Last week due to a massive oil leak we had to have the vehicle towed in a local shop. The Ford Escape appears to have a cracked timing belt cover. Having never heard of a vehicle having a cracked timing belt cover, I decided to do some research; a cursory internet search reveals many, many complaints of 2009 Ford Escapes with cracked timing belt covers. For our vehicle this will make five major repairs and numerous minor issues in a vehicle not 4 years old!! there has to be some manufacturing process with these vehicles. VIN 1fmcu02789kd04492 2009 Ford Escape xls.
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The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the check engine light illuminated as the vehicle decelerated and the steering wheel tightened. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was stated that the eye bar pulley needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.
While driving on the beltline, the vehicle stopped responding to the accelerator. I put on hazard lights, changed two lanes to get to the right-hand shoulder, and stopped. Fortunately the traffic was not heavy at the time (9:30pm). Restarting the vehicle fixed the problem, and I was able to drive home. However due to the safety hazard, I have not driven it since.
Truck failed to accelerate from a red light, with pedal completely engaged. Had continued loss power/thrust when I push the gas. This happens so often now, I am not comfortable driving in heavy traffic as I never know if I'll be able to accelerate. Sunday after finally getting home, I was unable to get it to stay cranked when I depress the gas pedal to reverse. This loss of power was exuberated by having the a/c running. First the timing cover leaks at 22, 761, then a pulley falls off the engine at 40,149 spraying oil all over my interior via the a/c. After the pulley was replaced the car would idle high and then started jerking as if it wanted to stall, took to Ford dealership and was told there were no codes, finally had the tech drive with me and he felt the jerking. After three visits for this, in November 2012 at 50,000 I was am told the coil pack needs to be replaced, now at 55, 063 miles I am told it is the throttle body that needs to be replaced? I think I was sold a lemon and in the state of florida that's illegal. What if I am rear ended due to the horrible craftsmanship of your product?.
As per my vehicle report from the dealership: concern verify cust concern, find that veh spins over but will not start, install ids & performed koeo, all pass. Perfom relative compression test, 80% loss 3,4. Correction: perform manual compression test. Cyl 1-180, 2-175, 3-0, 4-0. Perform leakdown & pressure test, find that intake valves in 3 & 4 are not sealing. Remove valve cover & inspect camshafts, no damage found. Spin vehicle over & verify timing. Find that crank pulley has backet out & vehicle has jumped time. 51-1: remove intake, exhaust manifold, timeing components & cyl head. Inspect and finds that valves in 3,4 have contacted pistons, no damage found on pistons. Install new head gasket, cyl head bolts, 2 new diamond washers, all related gaskets & perform timing procedure. Assemble vehicle, change oil & fill FL. 52-2 koeo, pass. Roer vehicle has dtc po524. Perform pinpoint test, replace vct solenoid, koer all pass. Test drive. Vehicle runs properly at this time. 51-5: cylinder head gasket- leakage (external leaks)- test.
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The first of 4 incidents accured while driving on the belt parkway in brooklyn NY. I was driving at a speed of 65 mph in the left lane on a stretch of highway with no shoulder on the left side of the road when I lost all pedel power. I wasn't able to accelerate. The engine was running and all the electronics were working properly except for not being able to accelerate. The small icon of a wrench appeared on the dash. I managed to cross three lanes of heavy traffic to the right shoulder. I put the vehicle in park and stepped on the accelerator to rev the engine, nothing happened. It seemed like there was no gas getting to the engine. I then shut down the engine and checked the owners manual for the the icon of the wrench. The description of the wrench icon states that a throttle control/powertrain fault has been detected and I should contact an authorized dearler as soon as possible. Upon contacting the dealer he indicated that they have been having a problem with the throttle body on my make and model and also stated that my warrantee had expired and there was no recall issued for this problem. The cost was my responsibility. I proceeded to have them order me a new throttle body. The lead time would be 2-3 weeks for the new part. During that time the same problem has happened 3 more times, 2 of which were at a speed of 65 mph and 1 time starting off from a red light at a speed of less that 10 mph. After researching this problem on line I have found this to be a major issue and a recall for the throttle body should be issued and repairs made by Ford at no cost to the owners. I feel that I was put in a very dangerous life threating position.
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As per my vehicle report from the dealership: concern c/s that battery light is on, please check and advise. Cause: verified concern. Found belt thrown. Also found and oil leak at the front cover via a dime sized hole in the cover. Correction: replaced front cover and vbelt. Also replaced motor mount that was stripped out. Verified repair. Battery light is off and no oil leaks at this time.
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The vehicle would exhibit an abnormal squealing when first starting. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who advised that the alternator belt bracket pulley was defective and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The current mileage was approximately 39,000. The failure mileage was approximately 38,900.
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The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph the timing chain cover cracked causing the serpentine belt to come loose. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and who replaced the timing cover. Five months later the vehicle started leaking oil and when the contact took the vehicle back to the dealer they discovered that the timing chain cover had cracked again. The dealer had not determined what caused the timing chain cover to crack. The contact stated that the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The failure mileage was 28,000.
2009 Ford Escape timing chain case cover cracked. This caused misalignment of the attached pulley and subsequent detachment of the serpentine belt. There were 13600 miles on the 4 cylinder engine at the time it occurred.
Loud noise while starting vehicle in cold weather. Idler pulley was shredding the serpentine belt and pulley was overheating. Dealer replaced under warranty.
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I was driving my vehicle from minnesota to idaho when, I've been told, a connector belt broke and broke through the engine. As a result, the entire engine must be replaced. I was pulling a 5 x 8 trailer with a class 3 hitch and I've been advised by the service technician that the trailer did not contribute to the breakdown. As the vehicle cleared a hill on an interstate, there was a loud noise from the bottom of the truck and spraying liquid and smoke. When we inspected the vehicle, the oil had completely drained from the oil reservoir (I've been advised that the oil cap was firmly in place and did not contribute to the incident). The vehicle was towed to a local dealership and is currently in process of receiving a new engine. There is a hole in the bottom of the truck and "metal parts in the engine. " I've asked about why the failure occurred and the service technician stated that they didn't know. When I called Ford customer service about this they told me that the engine will be sent to Ford for analysis but the findings will not be shared with me. My concern about this breakdown is that this is the second new Ford vehicle I've purchased where the engine had to be replaced shortly following the expiration of the 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. This current vehicle has 35,552 miles and the warranty expired on 6/14/06.
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Oil leak from engine. Gasket replaced. . . . . Oil leaked again. Dealer said the crankshaft on the engine was out of specs. . . . Engine was replaced ( 2,741 miles ). Since then numerous problems have arisen from an air vent tube hitting the fan belt to a loud noise and shaking of the engine that nearly caused a serious accident on the highway. . . Trying to get to the breakdown lane. Now the transmission ( left fron trans axel ) is leaking fluid. The only thing Ford offers is an extended warrantee. This truck is a lemon. This car has been out of service 27 of the last 35 days.
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Intermintant screeching noise from engine compartment. Dealer replaced drive belt, stating drive belt had glaze; fixed 12/2003
problem has reoccured 08/2004.
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Consumer called complaining about having problems with the detention pulley coming out while driving at 40 mph. Also, steering locked up. Manufacturer was contacted, and stated that they will pay for the repairs on the vehicle.
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Pulley dropped while driving. Repairs were made. Feel free to provide any further information.
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|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Engine Exhaust System problems||
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