Ford Escape owners have reported 964 problems related to power train (under the power train category).
Driving and truck just cuts off. Took it to the shop and first they thought it was a mass air flow sensor. . But the problem still happened. Then it was said it might be throttle body. I just bought this car less than a month ago and already having major problems.
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My mother owns a 2014 Ford Escape with the 1. 6l turbocharged ecoboost engine. She notes that the fuel sensors in the car aren't injecting fuel into the engine when she accelerates from a stop, meaning the car will stick in neutral and rev until it kicks back in gear. She notes that this has happened multiple times. We had taken it to keller bros. Ford which is where she purchased it, and they couldn't come up with the problem. So then we went to new holland Ford, and they were able to find the problem. The guy even showed my mom how to reset the fuel sensor. But the problem came back up again. My mom, I, and her boyfriend are at the point where if sometime the car hesitates, and someone hits her, she's going to be killed. Ford, you need to do something about this. I don't want my mother killed. So recall the Escape 1. 6l's that have the problem and come up with a solution.
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The contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. While driving at any speed, the rpms increased and the contact heard a clicking noise. Afterwards, the vehicle accelerated on its own. The issue recurred numerous times. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.
This happened twice in less than a month. Driving the Ford Escape at lower speeds (less than 40 mph) on a city street during morning traffic hours. Suddenly heard a continuous loud sound on the rear right of car. Vehicle then lost power. Engine shut down. Had to pull to the shoulder and restart the car. Then it worked fine. The dealer could not find any error codes when I took in for service. The air conditioner was on. Outside temperature was around 70f. Not raining.
I was with my daughter on our way to take her back to college. While in motion driving westbound on 595 (a major hwy) my vehicle felt to have surged and lulled, surged and lulled a few times as I accelerated pulling on to 595 (an entrance with a slight incline) I continued to accelerate to safely merge with traffic on 595 w within moments the little yellow/orange "wrench" light illuminated on my dash and suddenly I had no control over my acceleration. My vehicle did not respond to my applying gas and I watched the speedometer rapidly drop before my eyes from 68 mph to 16 mph as I did my best to cross over several lanes in fast traffic to an exit for 95 n which was fortunately there. My vehicle "limped" (identically as others have shared) and I safely pulled over onto the grass where I waited the next 1. 5 hours for the tow truck to tow me home at 9:00 p. M. While waiting I began trouble shooting my vehicles issue based on what the manual had stated and was terribly disappointed to find all the information regarding the etc and to learn that my vehicle was indeed one of those which was extended and with this defective part. I had not received the letter and so I was unaware of the "recall that wasn't. . . " it was an unfortunate experience and needless to say I am very disappointed in Ford's lack of accountability. From what I've read this could have been much worse. Now I am left with having to go to the dealership and hoping they address the real issue at hand and be accountable now and stand behind their vehicles. My Ford has never left me stranded until now and sadly so this malfunction/defect could have been avoided had Ford focused on customer safety and service satisfaction. I've owned 2 Fords and would like to continue to do things the american way. Ford will need to step it up and do their part!.
See all problems of the 2010 Ford Escape.
I put my 2008 Escape in park, removed the keys from the ignition and exited the vehicle. I walked approximately 60 yards and was informed by a bystander that my vehicle was rolling away. The 2008 for Escape rolled approximately 200 yards down hill into a tree. I went to the vehicle and the gearshift was now in the "r" position after striking the tree. I know there was a recall for such a problem on certain Ford Escapes. According to Ford my VIN number was not included in the recall.
See all problems of the 2008 Ford Escape.
I was driving home Friday afternoon when my car suddenly started to choke down. I was not going more than 25 mph because I had just recently drove over a speed bump. I lost all power and was unable to accelerate. I cruised over to the side of the road and put my car in park. I noticed a wrench light come on and I then turned the car off. Once I had someone there to follow me home, I cranked my car back up and drove very slowly the rest of the way(3 miles max) to my house. The car did take a few extra seconds to crank but seemed to do fine on the trip home. We took it to the dealership first thing the next morning and they are supposed to run a diagnostic test on it sometime today.
See all problems of the 2012 Ford Escape.
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.
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?.
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. While driving at any speed and depressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle lost power. The wrench icon indicator remained illuminated on the instrument panel. The ignition was turned off and restarted. The vehicle was driven home and the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was not duplicated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000.
"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.
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.
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.
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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See all problems of the 2009 Ford Escape.
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.
See all problems of the 2001 Ford Escape.
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.
Wrench light keep coming on in motion.
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.
See all problems of the 2013 Ford Escape.
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.
See all problems of the 2015 Ford Escape.
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.
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.
See all problems of the 2005 Ford Escape.
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.
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.
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.
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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||