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Power Train Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 1,037 problems related to power train (under the power train category).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 10/17/2017

Power steering assist fault light came on now I have no power steering, check fuel inlet light cover light keeps coming on, my transmission seems to lag alit and stuffers up hills and if I try to pass anyone.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 10/15/2017

Greetings, I have a Ford Escape 2013, 2. 5 liters, and I almost crashed because the vehicle suffered an electrical malfunction. In the screen of the car it said: "motor damage, turn off". This almost caused me to loose my life, because the car lost all the energy, stopped in the middle of the highway, and the motor was hesitating. I looked for a recall and I found a Ford number 14s17-s1 but that recall is for 2. 0 liter and my Ford Escape 2013 is 2. 5 which means that it doesn't have the same electrical wire that is recalled from the 2. 0. I went to the dealer to find an answer, but the car does this malfunction intermittently and once you turn it back on the code disappears like if nothing would have happened. I took the paper of the recall to the dealer and they said that they cant do anything because the code disappeared and my car doesn't have the same system of the 2. 0 liter.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 10/12/2017

While driving, the carboard noticed several signs and the speedometer dropped to zero. Also, on other days, I could not start the car.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 10/09/2017

I was driving on a freeway at 65mph and the engine cuts out to an idle. The check engine light came on. I almost got rear ended getting the car over to the side of the road since it lost all power. After pulling over I was able to start the car as the light went out. This happened 3 more times where the car would cut out to a rough idle, these occurred while I was on city streets but almost caused 1 accident as it cut out. After shutting the car off it would restart with no issue. This last time the car had to be towed to planet Ford to be repaired. They said it was a throttle body issue and it cost me over 700 for the repair even though it is still under the powertrain warranty. I do not see why this has not been recalled due to the car being unsafe to drive and I do not know why the replacement of the part alone will not cause further stalls of this vehicle. I have found other people with the same issue where the car goes into "limp home" mode. I am currently having the car repaired or I would be able to attach the invoice for the throttle body repair.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 09/29/2017

100300 miles on my 2008 Escape. Car struggles to change from 1st to 2nd gear. Now power, engine revs up but gear will not change, I have to press the gas pedal then lift off, over and over before it changes gear. Car will jerk and almost lose power while in traffic.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 09/29/2017

2013 Escape developed coolant leak. I saw online where this problem was a recall. When I took it in to the dealership they informed me that even though mine has the same problem my VIN# is not included in this recall! if Ford motor company knows they have this problem with this vehicle why are they not all covered? how many have to catch fire? also, they also tell me I have an oil leak in the turbo. I have never seen any evidence of an oil leak in this vehicle.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 09/24/2017

While operating vehicle at approx 55 mph vehicle revolutions raced up to abt 6000 rpms. As attempting to accelrate to a higher interstate speed. . While operating on interstate 90.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2007 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 09/22/2017

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. While driving 50 mph, the overdrive indicator illuminated, the transmission seized, and the vehicle stalled. The local dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified of the issue, but did not offer assistance. The failure mileage was 171,000.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 09/22/2017

While operating on interstate 90 ewd engine rpms went from abt 3000 rpm's to 5000 rpm, while attempting to accerlate from abt 65 mph to 70 mph.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 09/13/2017

Loss of pressure in the top end resulting in failure of transmission. Was coasting into town (took foot off gas for lower speed limit) engine shifted hard and revs to high rpm and has no power.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 09/04/2017

While driving on a highway with the cruise control set at 70 mph (speed limit), the engine on my car suddenly and without warning cut out. A message of 'your vehicle is not in park' appeared. I was able to make my way onto the berm of the road, close to an exit on the highway with the car's momentum. The car's engine was not running. I put the car in park, waited a moment to calm my nerves, and then restarted the car. I was able to get home, holding my breath the entire time, uncertain whether I would encounter the same problem. Cause of the problem - unknown. I have an appointment tomorrow at the Ford dealership where it was purchased. Twice before, this car was taken to the dealership because of a problem with accelerating from a stopped position. The car would "buck" as if it wasn't getting any fuel. The second visit resulted in no action from the service dept. As they could not recreate the issue. I asked specifically about codes from the car's computer, but was told there weren't any. I found this surprising because I drove directly to the dealership when this problem happened and the "check engine" message was on the entire trip there.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 08/26/2017

SUV regularly overheats when accelerating up hill in warm weather. The SUV was purchased with the largest engine because we live in the mountains in warm California. When car overheats power is lost and we lose the ability to accelerate in an emergency safety condition. The car also runs rough and jerks once it cools down and power regains. The manufacturer has been contacted and even though they have been able to pull codes verifying the problem have not fixed it (or even attempted to fix it each time it is brought in. The car has a 3500 pound trailer rating. If a trailer was attached we would be on the side of the road in dangerous weather. Very unhappy with my $36,000 car with less than 17,000 miles on it.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 08/22/2017

While accelerating vehicle on a highway on ramp,studdered, acted like issues going from 1st gear to 2nd gear. Unknown if power train isue or fuel/engine issue. Was looked at by shop same day problem would not reoccur. .

car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 08/07/2017

Nhtsa campaign number 14v16500. Lower control arm on the front passenger side lose, resulting in loss of steering control and increased risk of accident when driving. It may be due to rust and corrosion for the lose bolt that holds the underneath bracket.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 08/06/2017

First complaint is the internal door panels do not properly fit and come loose becoming caught on the frame of the car not allowing you to open the door to exit the vehicle which is highly dangerous in an emergency. 2) the shift selector switch broke as my spouse was driving the car not allowing him to shift the car into park or shut it off. This is highly dangerous and quite common a mechanics told us.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

I was sold the car with a defective fuel pump and never warned that it needed to be recalled, therefore, I have been driving it for over a year with the possibility of it starting on fire. Also, recently the power train went on my car almost exactly one month after the warranty was up. After researching this issue it has come to my attention that many other Ford Escape owners have experienced this exact issue. I was even told by one mechanic that this is a known issue with Ford Escapes amongst mechanics. When the car is in motion it "clunks" and does not shift properly. I am concerned for the safety of others who may be driving these cars without the knowledge that there is something wrong with it.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

Was accelerating after coasting to slow down for a turn on city streets. Engine stalled out and service, oil, and battery lights all illuminated on the panel. Vehicle lost all power and had to coast to a stop. Put it in park, turned off and restarted with no issue. This is the 5th time this has happened in the last 18 months, all in simliar scenarios where accelerating after coasting.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 07/30/2017

Driving on the highway, the "wrench light appeared and suddenly the car jolted forward almost creating an accident by rapidly slowing the vehicle, once control was regained I moved to the side of the road. I was then able to get the vehicle home on "limp" mode, where the vehicle is restricted to prevent damage to the transmission. Upon looking at this site, I found the investigation for the 09-13 Ford Escape throttle body warranty, which the throttle body was diagnosed by a certified Ford garage on my vehicle, the part is the same from 05-13 on the 3l engine Escape models and seriously posed a threat to me while driving however since it is a 2008, not a 2009, Ford will not grant the dealership permission to replace the part free of charge, although the same part and same malfunction is acknowledged in the 09-13 models and is under and extended manufacturers warranty, listed under customer service program code "13n03".

car image   Power Train problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 07/17/2017

I purchased my Ford Escape certified used from a dealership back in July 2016, it had approximately 26,000 miles on the vehicle and no accidents reported. In February 2017 the vehicle starts hesitating while in motion on a country street, acting as though it was about to stall out, no warning indicators came up, able to get to our driveway. When in our driveway we were able to back up but when placed in drive the dash gave a warning that the vehicle was not in park and it would not move forward only in reverse. We got it towed by our Ford warranty to a local dealership where paperwork looks like they did an overhaul on the transmission. Now it July of 2017 (56,000 miles on it) while driving on a highway the car begins to hesitate again, I was able to get off an exit on the highway but then my car completely stopped. When the accelerator was pressed nothing happened. No warning indicators at all present on dash. I turned off the vehicle and turn it back on and the car was able to move an inch. When placed in the sport drive the car could not recognize it in drive as evidenced by it did not even light up the "s" on the dash to let you know it was in sport drive. Ford again towed my car to the local dealership where it is being inspected as we speak. I have had the car a total of 1 year and it has been at the dealership twice for transmission issues. Unacceptable, thank goodness both times I was able to get the vehicle to safety, I would not want to imagine what would happen if I was on a much larger highway and this occurred to the vehicle. These issues are making me feel very unsafe and uncomfortable driving the vehicle, especially when my two children are in the car with me.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 07/10/2017

Electronic throttle body (etb) my 2009 Ford Escape will occasionally lurch/surge forward or stall out while I'm driving. I believe this is a problem that Ford addressed with an extended warranty a few years ago but I was not aware of this. I believe this is a safety issue and Ford should contact all owners!.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 07/07/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. While starting the vehicle, the engine independently revved. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (norris Ford, 901 merritt blvd, baltimore, MD 21222) where it was diagnosed that the throttle body failed and the power train control module needed to be updated. The vehicle was not repaired due to the cost. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 07/05/2017

I purchased a used 2015 Ford Escape on may 10, 2017. I drove it to yellowstone over memorial day weekend to test the vehicle out. The transmission would shift really hard and at 40 mph it seemed to hesitate what gear to shift to. I took it back to the dealership, who sent it to a Ford dealership and they reset the transmission. They said the car learns a driver's driving habits and since someone else owned the car it wasn't used to my driving habits. The reset on the transmission has help a little, I still do not like the way it shifts at 40 mph and it also hesitates to go and then when it kicks in it is hard to slow down. Yesterday July 5, 2017 I was driving back to work from lunch and my power steering failed. I had a warning come on at the same time I noticed the power steering was gone. I was glad I was on a back road or it could have caused and accident. I couldn't move the steering wheel. I had the vehicle towed to a Ford dealership. I have not heard anything regarding the issue yet. I have only had the car for almost 60 days and I have had it serviced twice. I don't feel I can trust this car. My 10 year old van with 170,000 miles is more reliable.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 07/03/2017

While pulling out into traffic on July 3, 2017, moving at 30 mph, the engine suddenly lost all power and the transmission downshifted causing the car to quickly decelerate nearly causing a rear end collision. The engine warning light indicated an engine fault requiring immediate service. The engine continued running but with hardly any acceleration then loss of power and bucking. I pulled to shoulder and was able to limp home about a mile with engine running erratically all the way. Called aaa and had vehicle towed to hammonasset Ford in madison CT for service on July 4 2017. Awaiting response from them at this time.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 06/26/2017

The contact owns a 2017 Ford Escape. While the vehicle was at a complete stop, a warning bell chimed and a "shift to "p" restart engine manually" message displayed intermittently. The contact was able to shift the vehicle into the park position and restart the engine manually. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (battlefield Ford, 8820 centerville rd, manassas, va, 20110), but they were unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided case number: cas 12755913. The manufacturer stated that they were aware of the failure and advised that once the vehicle was started, to turn the auto switch off. The manufacturer also advised the contact that she could get a second opinion because no further assistance would be offered. The failure mileage was approximately 10,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 06/07/2017

"takata recall". . . . . . I stopped by 7-11 atm to get some money and other items. . . Upon returning to my vehicle I noticed it would not start. The dashboard said it was in reverse even though it was in park mode. I spend approximately 3. 5 hours on the phone with the Ford motor company trying to get some real help. After no success, I went thru three different customer service reps who were not knowledgeable on how to handle a vehicle that was disabled, stuck in reverse and would not start. I ended up calling aaa and had it towed to my own mechanic because I called three Ford dealership stated that it would be at least 2-3 weeks before someone could check out my vehicle. In addition, they were not cooperative in helping me get a rental car either and stated they would not cover the cost of renting a car. My own mechanic who has serviced all my vehicles and there has never been an issue. . . Advised me that the brake cable or something to that effect was broken. I just don't understand how that is possible since I just purchased the vehicle 10/2016. This is the second time in 9 months I've had issues with Ford and their faulty products. April 2017 Ford motors settled with me over my 2013 Ford focus which was in an out of the shop since March 2015. I've had to go thru numerous agencies to get any real help. I've spoken with my mechanic today and was given an approx estimate of $700 to repair and my car won't be available until next week. In addition, it's costing $170 to rent a car to get back and forth to school and work until Monday. I am looking for Ford to reimburse me for my expenses and cost to repair my vehicle. Or the other alternative is to buy back the vehicle. I will never purchase another vehicle from Ford again.