Power Train Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 1,069 problems related to power train (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Escape based on all problems reported for the Escape.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 03/18/2018

Out of nowhere, the transmission started seeming to slip in my 2017 Ford Escape while we were driving down a city street. A minute later, the system message "transmission fault service now" came up and the car would not accelerate beyond 35 mph. It has since been at the dealership waiting to be repaired. We were out of state visiting family as well, so this has been a huge inconvenience for everyone involved as my husband has had to miss two weeks of classes to take care of the vehicle and I have had to miss several days of work due to this situation. It broke down March 18th and it is now April 6th and they still have not received the part to fix the vehicle.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 03/13/2018

Stopped while driving at 25 mph on highway at a blind spot. Motor just revved in drive. After playing with it for 10 mins was able to crawl off the road. . After being towed to dealer it has been said that the transmission is bad. Under normal driving not towing or hauling it should not do this at 87k . . First maintenance calls at 150k.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 03/09/2018

Steering wheel started to shake when stopped,with brake pedal depressed. A few hundred miles later lost power steering. Also transmission downshifts hard, also noticeable clunk when shifting from park to reverse.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 03/02/2018

Transmission fault error message went on twice over the course of 10 days. Then we were driving on the highway and the same message kept going off with an alarm. It wouldn't go off and the car was running rough. We brought the car in to our Ford dealer and was told the transmission module was bad and the cost @1k. The car is only 2 years old and this seems to us to be a manufacturer defect. We have had 5 other Ford vehicles and drove them all to 200k miles without having to replace this transmission module. We believe this should be a recall. Has to be a defective part.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 02/19/2018

Car suddenly developed a high-pitched hum. After coming to a stop, car engine revved as if in neutral. Managed to move car off road and had vehicle towed to Ford dealership. Repair order says �converter came apart internally. � vehicle had 64,270 miles.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 02/13/2018

My Ford Escape 2008 model auto transmission with mileage of 98000 started giving trouble today and scary too. After turning on the car & once starts moving, I felt like something wrong with shifting gears from first to second (vehicle moves smoothly for few and after that I can hear the accelerator sound, and I see the wrench sign pops up on the dash board so I had to press the gas pedal up and down to move the vehicle, I drove my Escape home and stopped the car and again I turned on that time wrench sign was gone and started moving the vehicle and the same thing repeated - wrench sign & the problem with shifting gears.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 01/30/2018

A month ago I had a check engine light that came on. It ran really rough and felt like I was going over rocks the way the SUV was running. On my phone I had an app that said there was a misfire. They fixed it saying they replaced some wires. A week ago the check engine came on again. I felt a bit of a jolt coming from the engine as I was driving home from work. I didnt find time til 2 weeks later because of my schedule. So I took it to a Ford dealership to get it fixed. On my way there, the coolant level went high and I had another misfire again. I finally made it to the Ford dealership. They seen the coolant leak and notice the misfire. This Ford Escape is only 11 months old and I already had 2 misfire situations and a coolant leak. I only go to work and only did one trip to joshua tree national park. It has 23,000 miles only because I had to travel 30 miles to work one way. I feel like this is a lemon seeing how this is the second time for the same problem.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 01/27/2018

When driving down the highway, the vehicle would suddenly lose power and display "engine malfunction". It would sputter but not stall. Turning off the vehicle and restarting returned the SUV to normal. This occurred 3 more times over the next week. However, on Feb 16, the SUV did not reset and the check engine came on. The next day, before we took it to a mechanic, the check engine light was off. Nonetheless, the mechanic scanned the SUV and codes p2101 and p2111 appeared. Both codes refer to the electronic throttle body and it being stuck open. Ford has had numerous problems with the etb and there is their "consumer satisfaction service #13n03 that addresses the etb flaw. Now for the fun part: our VIN is not included in the #13n03 "service" though it is a vehicle that fits within the range of the "service" and obviously displays the ebt problem. Instead of having the NHTSA mandate a recall, Ford was able to negotiate their consumer satisfaction service. . . Which means they determine which etb to replace for free and which ones we have to pay. Fox in charge of the hen house. How can I get my VIN included in this "service" program? this vehicle is dangerous when it loses power. We have been fortunate in every incident to be able to pull over to the shoulder among highway traffic. (twice passing a semi!).

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 01/16/2018

"takata recall" the vehicle is in motion and I was on the freeway when I experience the following problem. My vehicle was not accelerating correctly and the wrench icon light came on signifying that it is a powertrain fault.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 01/11/2018

My Ford Escape 2008 model auto transmission with mileage of 72000 started giving trouble today and scary too. After turning on the car & once starts moving, I felt like something wrong with shifting gears from first to second (vehicle moves smoothly for few meters and after that I can hear the accelerator sound, and I see the wrench sign pops up on the dash board and vehicle won't move for a few seconds, so I had to press the gas pedal up and down to move the vehicle, felt like vehicle going to stop in the middle of the traffic light. I drove my Escape home and stopped the car and again I turned on that time wrench sign was gone and started moving the vehicle and the same thing repeated - wrench sign & the problem with shifting gears. I am going to call the dealer tomorrow, because their service department closed already.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 01/06/2018

Rear end knocking sound after and during backing up, also during low speed. The electronic radio, sync3, audio screen will not turn on in mildly cold temperatures (20f degrees).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 01/05/2018

Engine oil leak can not be traced. Serviced by Ford since 2004 when I bought the vehicle brand new. Only serviced by a Ford dealer service department. I was told because of the mileage, 130,047, and age the engine needs replaced. Dye test conducted by Ford service and no leaks were found after driving 500 miles and returning to the Ford service department to check for leaks as advised by Ford service department. Leaving the vehicle overnight, Ford service mechanic indicates after sitting overnight it smokes excessively on cold startup. I have replicated the cold startup procedure everyday in cold weather observing the tail pipe exhaust as my wife starts the engine since January 2018. There has never been a sign of smoke or excessive smoke from the engine tail pipe exhaust.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 01/05/2018

In the summer when I run the a/c we smell burning smell and the dealership that we bought it from told me to just let it catch fire and then they will look at it, and now that I'm running the heater it starts leaking oil. It smells like oil in my garage now. Sometimes while pressing on the gas pedal it doesn't go. Friday my engine coolant light came on and then went off and then came back on. I'm not sure what's going on but I want a good look at everything.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 01/03/2018

No cold air in air conditioner whole motor replaced in 2014 lock on back hatch replaced broke again . The electrical radio dash broke. Recall power chain wrench light on again. Heating coal replaced.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 01/01/2018

The contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. After starting the vehicle and shifting from park to drive or reverse to drive, the vehicle would stall and shut off. The contact indicated that the failure occurred on several occasions over the past two weeks. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (schultz Ford, 1300 golf lab rd, pittsburgh PA), but the failure could not be duplicated. The failure was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 41,500.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 12/26/2017

Similar to earlier models 2001-2004/5. Took the car in to be checked out for cross country trip and daughter was told the sub-frame supporting the engine was rusted and car was unsafe to drive.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 12/03/2017

Lost steering while vehicle was in motion on a city street. Power has cut out on many occasions.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 11/29/2017

I was waiting for the red light in the road. After the light turned green, I stepped on the gas pedal, however, the car didn't move at all. It stopped there. I had to restart the car to make it move again. It happened on 2017 Sep, 11/29/2017 and 11/30/2017. Three times already.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 11/25/2017

While operating vehicle at 60 mph revolutions of engine soared to 4000 rpm's roadway was level then dropped rpm's doid to abt 2000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 11/13/2017

Driving down the interstate I receive a warning light "transmission fault service now". I contacted mt view Ford and was informed there is a wait on transmission work and the earliest they could get me in is December 20th. Being concerned and not wanting to wait a month and a half to get it looked at. I contacted a local transmission shop they hooked my vehicle up and received (2) internal codes 1721 & 1744. The transmission requires a complete rebuild @ 83,000 miles. I've read other customers having the same problem with these transmissions. Please issue a recall on the transmissions for the 2014 Ford Escape.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 11/10/2017

The pump within the transmission went bad and therefor the entire transmission needs to be replaced.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2007 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 11/09/2017

The gas pedal sticks often, and feels as if something is under the pedal, stopping it from being depressed. This causes sudden reduction of speed and then sudden acceleration when pressing hard to get the pedal to go down. Ford previously recalled throttle body's in Escapes from 2009-2012. I believe the 2007 Ford Escape model should be added to that recall! this is a true safety problem! mine has being doing this for about a month and has gotten way worse so it will need to be fixed.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 10/27/2017

Initially I had been having issues with the engine light coming on and off. Initially when I took the vehicle to be looked at, by the hunt Ford in la plata, MD. They changed the oxygen sensor. So the light went off. Then a few months later in 2016 the light came back on. Eventually I started driving on route 5 north and heard a �pop� noise in the engine area. The vehicle started to lose acceleration and would hesitate. Then eventually my check engine light came on and started blinking. Prior to the engine light blinking the car begin to misfire, hesitate when trying to accelerate, and the engine would overheat from time to time prematurely. The car would sometimes stall and misfire when trying to accelerate or when sitting idle. When I looked online it shows a recall for these specific issues for the same make, model & year, but not for my specific engine liter. For example, it shows the engine overheating, misfires and engine wiring splices may cause stall for 2013 Ford Escapes but only for 1. 6l. My car is experiencing very similar issues as those listed under the recall, but my engine is a 2. 0l. So while on my way home Friday, 10/27/2017, I started to have issues with my vehicle. I was traveling on pennsylvania Ave towards DC, when I reached an intersection (southern Ave), and the car started to jerk and then the engine light started blinking. At one point I began to see white smoke once the engine light started to blink, and smelled fumes. Not too long after that began to occur, I make a u-turn at the light and pulled over in front of the funeral home. Before I was pulled over on the side of the road (while making the u-turn) the car started to misfire and stall. So I turned the engine off, and called aaa to have it towed. A few days later I had a mechanic come and run a diagnostic on the vehicle at the home. I have attached a copy of their report.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 10/27/2017

Initially I had been having issues with the engine light coming on and off. Initially when I took the vehicle to be looked at, by the hunt Ford in la plata, MD. They changed the oxygen sensor. So the light went off. Then a few months later in 2016 the light came back on. Eventually I started driving and heard a �pop� noise in the engine area. The vehicle started to lose acceleration and would hesitate. Then eventually my check engine light came on and started blinking. Prior to the engine light blinking the car begin to misfire, hesitate when trying to accelerate, and the engine would overheat from time to time prematurely. The car would sometimes stall and misfire when trying to accelerate or when sitting idle. When I looked online it shows a recall for these specific issues for the same make, model & year, but not for my specific engine liter. For example, it shows the engine overheating and engine wiring splices may cause stall for 2013 Ford Escapes but only for 1. 6l. My car is experiencing the same exact issues as those listed under the recall, but my engine is a 2. 0l. At one point I began to see white smoke once the engine light started to blink, and smelled fumes. Not too long after that began to occur I pulled over to the side of the road and the car started to misfire and stall.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 10/25/2017

I will be driving along and come to a stop for a traffic light stop sign or stop traffic and the engine will shut down. Also it will make a hesitate noise and a clunk noise. Right before it stops. I have taken into the Ford dealer and they could not find anything wrong with all the test they did. So today 11/13/2017, I am dropping my car off again at the dealer. The car was in motion. This has happened may times since oct. 2017.

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