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Fuel Injection Problems of Ford Escape



Ford Escape owners have reported 10 problems related to fuel injection (under the gasoline fuel system category).

car image   Fuel Injection problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 06/08/2009

While body work was being conduced at a dealer for a scraped fender, dealer employee started vehicle after paint operations. The intake manifold instantly and violently exploded into several pieces. The vehicle has approximately 80,000 mile, was driven into the dealer for the body work, and has had no similar problems. The dealer reports that the vehicle still starts and will hold an rough idle. The timing belt is intact. This vehicle uses direct fuel injection and a dry intake system. The dealer stated that all procedures including painting process were properly followed leading up to the explosion. Cause is unknown. The vehicle is still at the body shop finishing body work. No resolution has been reached concerning the mechanical failure.

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car image   Fuel Injection problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 04/14/2004

Smell of gaoline coming through heater vents. Engine stalls or hesttates at around 35-40 mph. Dealer has been unable to fix either problem.

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car image   Fuel Injection problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 07/09/2003

Vehicle stalls at bottom of incline/decline.

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car image   Fuel Injection problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 02/23/2002

I was driving about 40mph, and the engine turned off, I had no steering, no brakes, almost wrecked my truck with my smallchild in the car, had to pull emergency brake to get truck stopped, I fear for my life now, dealership said it was a bad relay system.

car image   Fuel Injection problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 07/23/2001

Traveling at approximately 35mph -car did not shut off, but lost steering and brakes. From time to time time there is a gas odor coming from air vents. Also, in the morning vehicle hesitates when pulling out from a stop sign. Car was towed to local Ford dealership and they were unable to determine problem.

car image   Fuel Injection problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 12/25/2000

Fuel smell after restarting vehicle when engine is warm. Fuel odor very strong! this has been shown to be a problem on numerous Escapes and tributes, as seen on the yahoo Fordescapeclub and in the edmunds. Com discussion thread for the Ford Escape. If I turn the vent off for a few minutes after starting the vehicle, the smell goes away. Note that my dealership and several others have claimed not to be able to find the cause, but several people on the Fordescapeclub site have been able to tighten the bolts on the left side of the intake manifold (as facing engine) to limit the smell. My dealer eventually reported that this was caused by a "weeping" intake manifold gasket. I am concerned that under certain conditions the fuel seeping from the gasket could ignite and cause an under-hood fire.


car image   Fuel Injection problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 09/27/2000

Fuel vapor entering passenger compartment.

car image   Fuel Injection problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 8

Poor gas mileage. Averaging 16 mpg. Dealer tested and found that under perfect conditions (no wind, no hills, no acceration, no stopping, etc) at 65 mph it got only 19. The vehicle doesn't get anywhere near the epa of 19 city and 24 highway. Told me this is normal for Ford vehicles.

car image   Fuel Injection problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 9

There is a problem with the o rings, which leaks fuel into the interior of these cars. Ford says they do not have a fix and people should just continue to drive the Escapes and Mazda tributes with the gasoline fumes, even though they are highly toxic.

car image   Fuel Injection problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 10

The truck was struck by another vehicle. The driver's seat belt failed to hold which allowed the driver to be thrown in the back seat. Please describe details. Ph see voq#10021715 for repository link to par. Cw.


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