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Power Train Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 954 problems related to power train (under the power train category).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 08/22/2016

Recall has expired on my SUV due to it being over 150,000 miles. I didnt not recieve a letter indicating that I needed this update done to my car until Aug 19 2016 when my car started to loose power with the wrench symbol being displayed on the dash. I called customer service on Aug 20 2016 and spoke to representive that told me that my car had a recall on it that I needed to have done and said that I had 10 years from the time the car was made or 150,000 miles to have the service completed. I did tell him that my car was over the 150,000 but he told me that the service could still be done due to it being within the 10 year mark and that I should take to a Ford dealership. So on Aug 21 2016 I had my car towed to the Ford dealership in greenville SC where now I am being told that the serive can not be done because I have over 150,000 miles. It will cost me $101. 00 to have them check it plus the amount to repair it not to mention I am out of the money it costed me to have it towed to that location. If I had been told the service could not be done I would not have taken it there in the first place. I feel I should get some kind of compensation since I am out of money and never even recieved the recall letter. Oh nor have I been able to speak to a manager from customer service.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 08/20/2016

The wrench light comes on. Whenever it does car almost goes into a stall of sorts and am unable to go above 55 mph on highway. I know there was a safety issue with this but no real recall that ended July 2015. The warranty extended from what I have read. Can I still get this fixed under warranty?.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 08/15/2016

"takata recall" a light popped on while I was driving on a local city street a light that looks like a wrench and it is causing me hesitation while driving won't pick up speed or give any gas.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

Was driving vehicle at 35 mph then engine died, service engine now light came on, message center said contact dealer. Restarted after put in park. Checked for codes with generic scan tool, obd2 code p2112 in memory. Contacted dealer purchased from for service. Was told no codes, but battery had been disconnected, clock was reset and all radio presets erased and bluetooth erased.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 07/25/2016

The contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. While driving 60 mph, the transmission blew out and the steering column fractured. The vehicle was taken to be repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 48,000.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 07/25/2016

Have to force the key into the ignition really hard and turn the key many times before the vehicle will start.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 07/24/2016

Please see this clip on youtube that explains our issue. . Read more...

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2001 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 07/13/2016

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Escape. While accelerating from a stop light, the vehicle shook, stalled, and all the lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was restarted, but the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04v175000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 07/12/2016

Vehicle power train light came on. Vehicle began to shutter then lose power on the highway without a shoulder. Vehicle reduced speed to max 20mph.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 07/02/2016

Wrench light keep coming on in motion.


 
car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 06/28/2016

Purchased used 2013 Ford Escape vehicle with approximately 33k miles in October of 2014. Purchased extended warranty as warranty was due to expire at 36k miles. A week or two after purchase, car stalled. In the shop it went. Several months later check engine light came on. In the shop it went again. Multiple times later car has been in the shop again for same "check engine light" for 2-3 weeks at a time; transmission replaced twice. The car was back in shop again last week for same issue check engine light this time dealer claims purge valve issue.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 06/23/2016

The car accelerated after slowed down to park. It surged toward a cement wall and only scraped it by me turning wheel but went between two cement pillars and knocking over a cement bench. Damage on the car and received a citation . I am just afraid if it happens again I won't be so lucky. So now I have to have the insurance company involved and it is costing me plus the citation . I think Ford motor should take of this and do whatever it takes to fix the problem.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 06/17/2016

While driving at highway speed, the car shuttered and flashed warning lights, the power was decreased, then shuttered again after I pulled over and turned it off.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 06/16/2016

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the rear passenger side wheel was rusted and the four wheel drive warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the failure was unusual, but declined to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 206,194.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 06/11/2016

Wrench light illuminated on instrument cluster and vehicle went into "limp mode", and could not maintain speed above 20 mph. This occurred while driving at freeway speeds and was very concerning. I drove home in the right hand lane, with hazards on, along back roads to avoid interstate speeds. Car actually dropped to less than 10 mph while driving up hill. Took it to my dealer who confirmed that the throttle body was bad. They said that Ford would not cover the costs, estimated at $400.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 06/06/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle shook and decelerated. The service engine now warning indicator illuminated. The contact had to coast the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was turned off and restarted, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was repaired in November of 2015 per a manufacturer recall for the same failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer would not repair the vehicle a second time for the same failure. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

The mecs coolant pump fails without warning causing the DC-DC inverter and hybrid drivetrain to instantly shut down without warning at interstate speed. You get the red triangle and stop safely now with the engine turned off leaving you to coast across 4 lanes of the interstate to get to the shoulder. You must completely stop and put it in park before the car will restart. This is such an important hazard to life and limb that there needs to be an immediate recall. This is a well-documented problem that Ford knows about. Online it says they recalled them but the dealer said that they did not recall them. If you touch the brake with the engine shut down the car comes to an immediate stop automatically in 3 seconds. Leaving the interstate traffic to veer around you. Mine failed intermittently last summer. Now every hot day the car just turns off on the interstate 5-6 times a day. Someone is going to get killed over this. It needs an immediate recall to avert a loss of life. I checked my coolant pump and it is not functioning. The recall I see says they are removing the dorman brush rotor pumps and replacing them with bosch brushless rotor pumps. The hybrid drive only fails at interstate speed when it is a warm day. The car started doing it last summer when it had 70000 miles on it. It is no longer intermittent but occurs daily now.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 05/31/2016

Truck is accelerating and switching gears on its own. While at a traffic light , a wrench light pops on and the truck begins to switch gears. Once the truck is turned off, the wrench light goes away but returns after driving begins again. Truck is not getting enough power when driving as if it is going to shut off. There are also jerking motions while driving.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 05/29/2016

I purchased my 2012 Ford Escape in 2012. About 2 yrs. Later as I exited off a ramp of our local by-pass, the car unexpectantly accelerated without pressing on the accelerator. I was quite frightened; and, after applying the brake several times, I got the car stopped. I called our Ford dealer; had the car towed; the service mechanics put it on a computer which "did not" pick up any recent malfunction. They said the car was safe to drive. The most recent calamity occurred on may 29, 2016 in the parking lot of our church. I was driving; my husband was the passenger. As I pulled my car into a parking space, I realized I needed to straighten it out. Upon my observation of another car coming in to park behind me, I waited until the car was parked, put my car in reverse, and "all hell broke loose". The car fully accelerated in reverse and crashed into the parked car. Fortunately there were no injuries; however, damage to the r rear of my Escape, and extensive damage to the r side of the other vehicle. This incident could have had devastating results: (1) if the passenger in the other car would have been getting out seconds before, he would have been killed! (2) if the other car had not been parked, my vehicle would have continued over a small embankment (possibly turning over) and taking with it numerous other parked cars and members walking into the service. Upon examining my vehicle and hearing the report of the accident, our insurance adjustor/appraiser was wise enough to take the car "off the roads"! he deemed it a total loss. This accident has been very traumatic for me~~causing me undue restraint in wanting to drive. I have been a safe driver for 56 years without an accident. I trust that Ford motor will be held accountable for whatever defect caused this incident - possibly the etb (electronic throttle body). We were never notified of any recalls.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 05/19/2016

Turned right onto freeway onramp with slight incline, after driving a couple of miles. Made it about 20 feet when the accelerator pedal stopped working. Unable to coast out of lane of traffic due to incline and was almost hit by multiple vehicles during rush hour. Two red warning lights on dash (I think engine oil and battery). Nothing stopped besides the gas pedal (radio, a/c were still running). Put vehicle in park and turned off. Was able to immediately restart and accelerator pedal worked again. Vehicle had new throttle body related to csp 13n03 at 41,000 miles. Current mileage 90,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 05/09/2016

SUV stalls, no acceleration. Light looking like a wrench comes on when car stalls.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 05/04/2016

When starting to accelerate from a traffic light, the engine raced to over 4k rpms and the car was barely at 20 mph. No acceleration and the wrench light was lit on the dash. Rpms randomly fluctuated and only after reaching 3,500 rpms would the transmission shift gears. After shutting the engine off and restarting the wrench light is gone but returns after a minute. 105,000 miles.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 05/02/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis; however, the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power train control module would need to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 04/25/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While at a stop and attempting to move forward, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle jerked before moving forward. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 118,888. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 04/24/2016

I notice about a week ago that a wrench light signal came on my dash. I checked my owners manual and google the information and then I check to see if there was a recall. I can feel my car doing a pull when I try to accelerate and when on the freeway I am not getting not power it seems like I am moving slower than what my speedometer says, I see that there has been a recall for this issue but not for my VIN number. I guess I don't understand how centain VIN # an be excluded from a recall but you have the same issue. This is the same thing that happen about 1year ago to my power steering there were recalls but not for my VIN. I was out $1000. 00 . Now I have I have get this fixed and my mechanic can not do it because he said something about you need a computer and I need to take back to Ford which is going to cost and arm and a leg. I am so done with Ford I have always had Ford cars/trucks but I am at my end with them.