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Loud Engine Noise Problems of Ford Escape



Ford Escape owners have reported 15 problems related to loud engine noise (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 09/24/2014

I was driving down the road at 40 mph and the engine began making rumbling noises and the engine began to shake as if were trying to shut off, I tried to give it some gas so it wouldn't stall but when I pressed the gas pedal nothing happened. Additionally, the car surges off and on while driving. When I contacted mike davidson Ford where I purchased the car, they acted as if they knew nothing about it and tried to schedule me for a diagnostic test at $89 to determine the problem. That's criminal, this car should be repaired quickly and at their expense! if this happens in heavy traffic or on the interstate it will be very dangerous.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 07/18/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle overheated and stalled. The contact mentioned that when the vehicle was turned off, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the popped off coolant hose needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 31,000.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 09/10/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, she heard a loud noise as grey smoke started to emit from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician diagnosed that the engine was defective. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 74,500.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 07/19/2013

My vehicle stalled while I was turning - this is the fourth time I have had it serviced for stalling - the other three times they have accused me of filling it too much, which I do not - and they have changed the fuel vapour store - evap canister. Obviously, this is not the problem. I also have transmission issues where it jerks and makes a loud noise into reverse. I love my car, but can't deal with the issues it continually gives me - my next car will be a gm product.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 06/23/2013

For the last couple of weeks while at stop lights or when the car was just idling I notice the car would shake/sputter/hesitate, like it was not getting enough fuel to the engine to idle, every once in a while but it did not stall out completely it would recover. Then while driving home on June 23, 2013 at 40mph I took my foot off of the gas pedal for a second to begin to slow down as I was approaching a red light, however, the light changed before I got to the intersection and then the car made a shutter/thud not a loud sound but you knew something has just happened, I thought maybe my transmission had just gone out because when I was pressed on the gas pedal it did not respond. I pushed the pedal all the way to the floor but nothing happened. I could not tell if the car really stalled out it seemed more like the gas pedal was just not responding. I lost speed rapidly and coasted into a parking lot. The first time I restarted the car the gas pedal still did not work but the car did go into gear so I thought it must not be the transmission. The second time I restarted the car I gave the gas pedal a couple of pumps before putting into gear to make sure it was responding that worked and I made it home. The car did hesitate and sputter when I was sitting still at the lights so I would put it in park and rev the engine until the light changed. I took the car to a Ford dealership the next day and they informed me that the throttle body needs to be replaced and of course that is an out of pocket expense as my warranty is expired. How many of these complaint have to be filed before Ford has to admit this is there fault for putting faulty throttle bodies in these cars and issues a recall ?.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 03/20/2013

Had to have engine mounts replaced due to vehicle heavily shaking. Also windshield was remounted at same time to due loud noise.


car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 12/24/2012

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle made a loud noise and black smoke started to emit from the rear end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the engine was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was unknown.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 03/08/2012

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked in a residential driveway when there was a loud noise and the entire vehicle became engulfed in flames. The fire department was called and extinguished the fire. The origin of the fire was unknown and a fire report was filed. There were no injuries and the insurance company was contacted. There had been no maintenance performed on the vehicle prior to the failure for at least six months. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 157,000.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 07/15/2010

The car had the original plugs in it at the time of the first incident. It had always ran great so we had no reason to change them. While driving down the road it went from fine to a loud bang and running terrible sounding like it had open headers. The spark plug blew out of the head breaking that cylinder 3 coil pack as well. We had it heli coiled and changed the plugs torqueing them to spec with a torque wrench and changing all the coil packs as well just because, about 30000 miles later (2-21-12) it happened again on cylinder 6. Obviously this is a casting issue with the head being too thin at the plug threads. I have researched this and it is extremely common online. Please have them recall.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 07/11/2010

Engine racing and jumping while driving. Reverse making loud noise. Reported to dealer and was told couldn't do anything until it happened again. Jolted at a stop after removing foot from brake forcing driver to turn into curb. Had to file claim with insurance company to get car fixed. Dealer claims no issues with transmission. Did testing w/o insurance engineer present as agreed to.


 
car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2003 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 07/22/2008

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Escape. Intermittently, the vehicle failed to accelerate while the contact was driving approximately 60 mph up an incline. The vehicle would also suddenly accelerate without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the gasket recirculator was repaired. The contact was informed to drive the vehicle on the highway at a high speed. As the contact was attempting to accelerate to a high speed she suddenly heard a loud sound. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the gasket recirculator was repaired for the second time and the catalytic converter was also serviced. In March 2010 while traveling at 60 mph the contact attempted to accelerate and the pedal had fallen to the floor and the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the contact was informed that the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that they would not offer any assistance with the repairs. The current mileage was approximately 100,000 and the failure mileage was approximately 80,600.

car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 06/16/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle began making loud, horrible noises from the engine compartment. It sounded as if the engine would fall apart. The contact pulled the vehicle over and turned off the engine. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and they stated that a new engine was needed because the connection rod shattered in the engine. The dealer was convinced that the vehicle was not well maintained; therefore, they did not assume responsibility for the repairs. The contact believes that this was due to a manufacturer defect and they should be responsible for the repairs. The engine was removed by her husband and replaced with a new engine. The current and failure mileages were 62,000. Updated 6/22/09 the engine failed. Updated 06/25/09.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 02/01/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning on multiple occasions while traveling at any speed. Additionally, the power steering assist would fail without warning and exhibit a loud noise as the contact attempted a turn. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the fuel pump, filter and the sensor were replaced. The stalling failure recurred without warning. The mechanic was unable to further diagnose or duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 12/12/2003

While driving at any speed, the engine was rumbling. The dealer could not duplicate or correct the problem. There was uncontrollable jumping and or kicking. The dealer replaced one defective part and was told that the rumbling noise would need to be investigated by Ford engineers. Ford did not know what was causing the noise, but say it was not dangerous. The vehicle would shake at certain speeds and cd's would get stuck in the cd player. The rotors were replaced because they were out of round, the stabilizer end links were replaced.

car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 08/09/2002

While driving only at low speeds, steering column will make a loud noise and it could cause future steering problems. Dealer notified. The cover on the bottom of the steering wheel was broken. The vehicle shimmys when applying the brakes. The brakes were inspected and the front rotor was machined and the front pads cleaned. Consumer states there is a pecking noise in the engine. Consumer states the accelerator pedal is hard to push because the throttle body needed replacing. The air conditioner stops while at idle. Also, when coming to a stop, the heater is not warm.