Ford Escape owners have reported 883 problems related to power train (under the power train category).
My Ford Escape electronic power steering has been acting erratically. It seems to work fine sometimes, but then turns off at other times. This makes it extremely hard to turn the vehicle.
See all problems of the 2009 Ford Escape.
Multiple times check engine service engine fault now comes on, killing all power and steering to vehicle. Stalled out in traffic, on highway, at a stop, low speed, no speed, high speed. Lost all ability to accelerate or control vehicle. Traction control sensor light lit up, check engine light lit up, airbag sensor lit up and yet running the check systems on it responds that all systems are normal and no active messages. Previously had issue with a bad wheel sensor affecting rpm's, speed, and acceleration. It took the dealer 4 days to figure that out as no computer codes displayed. When turning the lights on manually, the sensor on the dash doesn't light up and it does not turn the lights on unless it is completely dark outside. Not good for these rainy overcast mornings. The engine stalling happened in all different circumstances and traveling in inner city traffic and losing power has proven to be quite dangerous. It first happened yesterday while traveling short trip turning into parking lot. Today it occurred 12 times in a span of a 25 mile trip with my granddaughter in the car. I read the Ford website and ntsa ones and feel it could possibly be related to recall # 14s17 but when I run the VIN number, it only shows active recall related to airbags. It has had multiple recalls since first 3 months of ownership and dealer where purchased never seems to know or have parts in order to address recall issues. The problem is that when this happens, you lose all ability to control the vehicle and there is no indication of when or where it's going to happen. We were sitting at an intersection and when the light turned green, I accelerated and it lost power and there was nowhere to get the vehicle off of the road as it was traffic all around us. I turned my hazards on and prayed we didn't get hit by the oncoming onslaught of traffic.
See all problems of the 2013 Ford Escape.
I own a 03 Ford Escape and when driving at about 30mph my tire started rubbing the fenderwell and pulling hard to the right I had to fight to keep my car from hitting things and about 5 seconds after all of a sudden there is a very loud clunk sound from my passenger front tire. And my front end dropped and wheel locked up. Causing me to lose control of my vehicle. Nearly missing parked cars. I was told my lower control arm separated from subframe. Which has a corrosion issue (this is a know problem with this model, recall reference number --- 14s02) . . I was advised by a private mechanic that my subframe needed replaced. I googled and found out about this recall and had it taken to my local Ford dealership and so far have heard nothing. . This is ridiculous. And because of this safety recall, it damaged my car even further, broke my c/v joint. Probably messed up the axel to.
See all problems of the 2003 Ford Escape.
I was driving along the highway and my ride shuddered some and lost acceleration, my engine light came on then the wrench symbol came on and it has stayed on. It's giving a throttle/ powertrain error. I've done some research and I've seen a lot of complaints concerning this issue and was told to file a complaint. Ford needs to issue a recall on this problem before someone gets seriously hurt or killed.
See all problems of the 2011 Ford Escape.
When driving car shuts off. Car starts in park when put in gear shuts off. Driving on highway when slowed down in traffic car shut off, and would would start in park but shut off when put in gear.
See all problems of the 2005 Ford Escape.
Power steering has gone out have replace front inner bearing,transmission lines, keep up on all my maintained records since I bought the vehicle in sept 2014' and have all other maintain economic records.
Vehicle acts as if it is going to stall but them jumps forward. Both the check engine light and the service wrench went on. Took it to dealer and they told me it was code p2119, throttle actuator control and throttle body range/performance. Dealership stated that I didn't need to get it fixed right away. Seems a little dangerous to me.
See all problems of the 2010 Ford Escape.
Tl- call back/the contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, when the power train warning indicator illuminated on the vehicles instrument panel and the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the vehicle did restart after the initial attempt. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000. Wh.
Acceleration is labored. The vehicle skips gears when driving at a low speed rate. The vehicle will jerk and make noises as it skipping through 2nd and 4th gear. Unfortunately, this happened in traffic at rush hour.
See all problems of the 2008 Ford Escape.
At intermittent times vehicle will stall and die. After driving at 45mph and stop car will die in the intersection. Driving at 70mph on the highway vehicle will stall woth cruise control on. When it stalls at highwau speed it jerks so violently that kids in the back seat get bounced around. It doesnt stall when idling. Only in drive when start to take off from a stop or if your maintaning a steady speed. Then try to speed up or speed down.
See all problems of the 2004 Ford Escape.
My car jerks when driving very badly hed many repairs done to no avail 118,000 miles have a disabled husband car is unrieabledriving on highway and local streets to get home.
See all problems of the 2002 Ford Escape.
Tl- the contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while at a complete stop and attempting to accelerate, the vehicle hesitated before moving. The contact stated that the failure had gotten worse over time. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fifth gear had become operable and the vehicle needed to be kept for further diagnostics. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 69,000. Wh.
I was at a red light preceded to go forward when the light changed a wrench symbol appeared and the car would not accelerate there was a semi truck coming at high rate speed so I had pull to the side of the road it was scary situation I could've been killed I like Ford but I probably will not get another one if this is not recalled.
The jerking stuttering problem went for about a month and half. Today it came back with a vengeance. While driving from massachusetts to new york to spend the holiday with the family got about 20 miles away from home started stuttering jerking then went to pay the toll slow down in traffic she died . 5 lane highway would start but put in drive died. Nothing but problems since bought the thing. Wife told me she don't even want to see it in the driveway ever again with all the problems she feels unsafe driving it.
Vehicle displayed a wrench symbol on the dash and vehicle lost power to the wheels. After pulling over and stopping I tried putting the vehicle in drive and it would not move. Then I tried reverse and again it would not move. Had it scanned and it suggested that it was a transmission problem. After reading previous similar complaints Ford should realize that this a serious issue and should take responsibility and put a recall before someone gets seriously injured. The vehicle is seven years old and under 87,000 miles it should not be the owners rresponsibility to correct the problem.
Was completely stopped and took off slightly pressing the gas peddle and it felt like it tried to stall out and then lunged forward. The service wrench came on and we stopped and turned the vehicle off then started it again and that time both service wrench and service engine light came on. Went in to get the engine light tested and the result was throttle actuator control and throttle body range, code p2119.
Tell us what happened: was completely stopped and took off slightly pressing the gas pedal and it felt like it tried to stall out and then lunged forward. The service wrench came on and we stopped and turned the vehicle off then started it again and that time both service wrench and service engine light came on. Went in to get the engine light tested and the result was throttle actuator control and throttle body range, code p2119.
When shifting from sport mode (s) to drive (d), the shifter mechanism does not lock out neutral (which should require pressing the release button. ) I pushed the shifter from sport directly to neutral, causing me to temporarily lose power while merging.
We lost power from our gas pedal. Then it got hot. Then it would not move.
Whenever car is on and parked, not moving, or going slower than 20 mph, the air conditioning does not cool and blows extremely hot air into the car. If I am in traffic, at a stop light, getting drive through, or parking the car, it quickly gets dangerously hot. Right now we have 100+ degree days consistently, with my child in the back seat I fear driving my vehicle in this heat as it is known to kill in texas. My father is an electrician and when I told him he said it looks like an electrical or power problem because he thinks the car idles too low.
See all problems of the 2014 Ford Escape.
Vehicle will chatter and vibrate when going from reverse to drive mode to go forward, even when totally stopped to go forward. Bangs in when applying gas light or hard trying to get out of way of on approaching traffic in street and parking spots. Bought it brand new in July 2015 started from day 1with problem, taken it to Ford dealer 3 times they know of problem, says cannot fix it because they say Ford has their hands tied up and will not authorize to have it fixed yet. That they are aware of problem.
Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at about 10 mph, the vehicle stalled, lost break and steering powers and crashed into the rear of the vehicle in front. The contact stated that several warning lights illuminated momentarily. The air bags did not deploy. The local police was at the scene and a police report was filed. There were no injuries on either side. The vehicle was towed to a local garage. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not help, claiming that there was no indication of vehicular malfunction. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic. The failure mileage was 36,000. Fe.
Attempted to pull into uncoming traffic in a 45mph zone , but could not get to more than 10mph. The power train light appeared as a wrench bottom left of steering wheel. Glided/steered car immediatly to closest parking lot and called closest Ford dealership.
Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph a noise like a ding started then the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle stalled, the braking and steering ability seized. The vehicle came to a complete stop. After approximately 5 minutes the vehicle started. The vehicle was driven to the dealer and the diagnosis was that the throttle body needed replacement. The vehicle was repaired under warranty. The contact also stated that the vehicle has a problem with the mec pump. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Bp.
Vehicle stalled and went into "limp-home" mode after accelerating from a stopped condition. ("limp-home" mode is a mode programmed by Ford engineers to only allow the vehicle to move forward under limited power, generally only 1-2 mph. ) I later found out that this was due to a faulty electronic throttle body. The vehicle then stalled an additional two times about two weeks apart from the first incident. I was able to use my own obd ii code scanner to detect the error code p2111. I found out that this component was determined to be faulty and Ford motor corporation issued an extended warranty coverage for this component. However, Ford will only replace this part if they are able to document the error code themselves on their code scanner. The problem lies in the design of this vehicle in that it won't store this particular code. When the vehicle stalls, the only course of action is to turn off the ignition and turn it back on in hopes of resetting the trhottle body. This works but it cancels the error code. The driver is forced to employ this technique to continue their travel or faced with the option of waiting for Ford to come and scan for the code themselves. If this happens after normal work hours, this of course is not an option. The fact that this error code erases itself in an attempt to get the vehicle moving again is a catch 22 situation and one that Ford should correct. I was forced to purchase my own replacement throttle body since Ford would not replace it.
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|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Vehicle Shudder problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||