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Power Train Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 701 problems related to power train (under the power train category).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 09/09/2014

As I was stopped at a red light on my way to work, all of a sudden the battery light came on, then oil can light and then the car stalled/shut off. I tried to re-start it and it wouldn't work. The light turned green and I turned my hazards on so folks would know to pass me. I started dialing aaa and tried to start it again. It did start and no warning lights appeared. I called my dealership and they said probably just a computer glitch and to just drive it around my work parking lot a few times, they hadn't heard of this. Then I did research and found it could be the electronic throttle body issue. I have reached out to them to have it looked at this weekend. No problems since the initial stall.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 08/30/2014

At 11 pm I was driving down the road at 55 mph and I thought my car had shut off because I noticed I didn't have any power. I turned down the radio to hear for the engine but heard nothing. I had enough speed to coast to a safe lighted area to investigate what was happening, come to find out that my car was running but no throttle to make it move. A warning symbol showed up and it was a lighted wrench but I had no idea what that was until I dug out my owners manual the next day. I turned the key off, restarted the Escape and moved on my way. I traveled approx. 2 more miles at a slower speed and I lost speed with the wrench light appearing as well as the service engine soon light turning on. I was approaching a stop sign when this occurred. I turned the car off and back on again and was able to make it the additional 1/2 miles to my home. Doing research I see that I am not the only person that is having this same issue. I bought this vehicle used in June with 32,365 miles, this is the last thing I expected to happen with a newer vehicle. Please advise if this is considered a recall. Thank you!.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 08/27/2014

Had no problems until now! parked car at my office and 2 hours later wanting to leave and did not make it out of the parking lot. The gas pedal would not get power; but all other components appeared working fine. Turned the car off and re-started; within seconds same thing happen. I was ready to go on a 3 hour trip in morning on a busy interstate and now I am afraid to go since I do not want to get run over (have to go through much interstate construction. This powertrain failure is not safe and creates hazardous conditions on the road for everyone. Even with 50 miles per hour in a construction zone; it is very dangerous loosing the powertrain in a one land-bumper to bumper traffic with heavy trucks behind you. Picture yourself in this situation. I am certainly afraid to go on my business trip in the morning. Like guess people have to die first before Ford is taking some recall action! my car is regular maintained; this was not expected at all! I will not buy a Ford again!.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2007 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 08/27/2014

I was coming to a red light and started to slow down. At first I heard a squealing sound as if a belt was having a problem. Then I was able to bring the car to a stop. The light turned green and I started to accelerate to cross the intersection. I started to make a turn and as I was doing this the Ford Escape on its own started to accelerate. I tried to brake, however, the car just continued to lunge forward. By that time I was in a parking lot and pushed on the brakes as hard as I could while the car continued to accelerate and turned the car off. At that point it completely stopped. I then called a towing company and they towed it to the nearest Ford dealership. I have now been told that the car has an internal transmission malfunction. They have also said it will be there for about 3 to 4 weeks.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 08/24/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the transmission seized. The over-drive warning indicator was illuminated. The contact was able to maneuver the vehicle to side of the road, turned the vehicle off and was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer nor independent mechanic and there was no diagnostic test performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified about the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000. Lb.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 08/23/2014

Was driving along at 55 mph when out of the blue the engine sputtered and car shook. The check engine light came on and I had no acceleration from the gas pedal, the car was hard to steer and almost no brakes. When I finally stopped the car the check engine light was still on along with the throttle control/power train wrench light and the anti theft system light blinking. I restarted the car numerous times only to move about a 10th of a mile and it happen again. I have had the car only for 2 days now. I read online a lot of other people having this problem. Ford need to be made aware of this and offer a fix.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 08/22/2014

Pulled away from a traffic light. The Escape lost all forward motion. Engine continued to run but there was no forward movement. Vehicle had to be towed from the location.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 08/17/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle accelerated independently and crashed into a garage without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000. Djr.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 08/15/2014

Made left hand turn from a stop sign, as accelerating, lost power. , put it in neutral started it again, put in gear, accelerated, approx 30 ft, did it again, I pulled over, called roadside assist, it was towed to dealership where I bought it, next day, they "said" it would cost me 104. 50(ish) to have it analized, I said ok, later they finally told me that it was the air intake module was clogged, this all cost me 184. 18. Tthey also said that I have an oil leak, and he was going to "try" to get it fixed on my drive train warranty, but didnt know at the time if he could, now the control arm is a different story, he said he didnt know if it would take care of this also, he would let me know. If not it will cost 452. 00 plus tax I do not understand, the vehicle is just now 2 yrs old and I can understand if I lived on bumpy gravel road or traveled on alot of bumpy gravel roads, but I do not, in fact 90% of the miles on my vehicle are highway miles, and I avoid bumpy gravel roads as much as possible, because I know they will eventually tear up a vehicle.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 08/13/2014

My vehicle lost all acceleration while driving at 40mph, the wrench light came on. Pulled over and powered off vehicle and powered it back on (had slight trouble turning over) continued on my way, the vehicle ended up loosing acceleration three times while driving home, was on the busy highway doing 55mpg at one point when all acceleration was lost again. When I explained the problem to Ford they didn't know what was the problem, they ended up replacing the throttle body, but why wasn't this a mandatory recall when accidents could have occurred from loss of acceleration.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 08/10/2014

While accelerating to get onto the highway, I noticed the engine was revving but our speed wasn't increasing and it seemed as though it wasn't going into gear. Finally once it did shift the wrench indicator light came on. After taking it to the repair shop to have it evaluated I was told that the bands for 2nd and 4th gear were busted and I'd need a new or rebuilt transmission installed. I won't ever buy another Ford after seeing all of the other reports on this and knowing that they aren't issuing a recall to fix this problem. This can be real dangerous if someone is coming at you and you can't get out of the way fast enough! I'm taking the loss and trading it in on something more reliable.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 08/02/2014

I was driving on the freeway when my car suddenly wouldn't drive. I pressed the gas, but it wouldn't go. I limped over to the side of the road. My wife and children were in the car, but fortunately they were not hurt. After about 5 minutes, I was able to drive it to the exit (a few hundred feet). This seems like an incredible hazard - one that Ford should fix! I can tell you this, I will get the car fixed to where it can be driven, but I will never buy a Ford again. Ford has put my family at risk and won't do the right thing.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

I was driving my vehicle onto I-95 when the wrench light came on and the car started to buck and pull unable to accelerate the vehicle; pulled over to the side of the highway and turned car off for a few minutes and restarted the car but was no able to accelerate and had to drive on the shoulder until I was able to exit. The vehicle had done it before a few times but since last episode, having returned home on side streets, the car will not drive and is sitting on my driveway.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

The engine had been idleing a little rough and stalled at a stop light. It restarted and then it would idle rough and like it was going to stall again. It has stalled a total of 3 times in the last 3 days and is idleing rough. Ford dealer service dept. Not open to get looked at. This is out of the blue and when I ran an engine diagnostic it came back normal. I dont trust this car now and am in the process of trying to trade it for a new Toyota, but I am not sure I will be able to get rid of this vehicle. I see Ford has had several issues with this and so far they cant find anything wrong.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 07/28/2014

Driving down road and just quit running.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 07/27/2014

Throttle stopped working and service light came on. Coasted to the side of the road, shut it off and started it up again. It worked for several miles before happening again. Next day it happened several more times on the way to the dealer. The dealer changed the throttle position sensor at no charge. The first set of incidents happened with my 7 month old in the car, so it was scary and dangerous. It is my understanding that Ford is aware of the problem with this year/model.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 07/23/2014

In order to park in the single bay of our three car side entry attached garage, you have to pull up to the post between the double and single bays, back up and pull forward. After pulling to about one foot from the garage support post and bringing the vehicle to a complete stop, I attempted to shift from drive to reverse. The Escape suddenly accelerated into the post and our expedition parked in the right hand side of the double bay. It felt like I had been slammed into from behind. With the engine racing I was able to use the start/stop button to stop the engine. The post was driven over three feet into the garage and the expedition was hit with so much force that it jumped about an inch onto the cement curb in front of the garage. Hitting the expedition prevented the garage post (wood and brick) from totally collapsing. The Escape has the 1. 6l eco-boost engine and was purchased in oct. 2012. It has been driven only 5,904 miles. At 5,672 miles the dealership had the vehicle for three days for three recalls 13s12, 14s04 and 14s03.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 07/18/2014

When the vehicle approaches 15-20 mph the rpm's rev. Vehicle also wants to stall at low speeds or when idling. While all these issues start occurring the wrench light comes on in the vehicle. It makes the vehicle useless to drive and down right dangerous on the highway.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 07/18/2014

Traveling at highway speed (65mph) the first two times vehicle lost power, throttle/power train light on, went to idle. Forced to shoulder, shutoff vehcile, restart, resumed normal operation. Third occasion same day same problem in the middle of insection (25mph) in addition to throttle light got check engine light. Fourth occasion same results(35mph).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 07/14/2014

Pushed on accelerator and rpm came up but speed didn't. . . Was told there was a recall on the Ford Escape transmissions. .

car image   Power Train problem of the 2002 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 07/11/2014

The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated there was a fuel odor coming from the ignition. In addition, the contact stated that when driving there would be a sudden deceleration in speed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 07/10/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle hesitated and failed to accelerate. The maintenance service sensor illuminated on the instrument panel. An independent mechanic stated that the second and fourth gears were faulty and the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 82,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 07/04/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that when driving at low speeds, the steering seized. The contact also stated that the vehicle hesitated to accelerate when depressing the accelerator pedal and the wrench warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not been notified. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v284000 (power steering) but did not confirm if the VIN was included. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Djr.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 07/02/2014

Driving 50 miles per hour, when a wrench lit up on dash and instantaneously the vehicle lost power to the throttle. Pulled over quickly, turned off vehicle, then restarted and went on about my way. Very scary and so scared it could happen in a busy traffic situation.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 07/02/2014

While traveling on i495 at a steady highway speed of 68mph the car without warning dropped to idle speed with rapid deceleration. The engine did not shut down but ran approx. 800-900rpm. We pulled to the side of the to avoid being hit from behind. I had to shut the car off and restart to get any throttle response. I traveled off the interstate on slower roads to get home for fear of this happening at high speed again. It has happened three more time both at high speed and acceleration from a stop. It was back to the Ford dealer for the recall 13b17 on 7/7/14. There have been two more events of no power from stop and low power at highway speed since the TSB was performed. No parts have been replaced, no codes set.