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Power Train Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 994 problems related to power train (under the power train category).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 03/19/2017

"wrench" indicator light and vehicle symptoms of high rpms in teh 3. 5 to 4 range at low speeds (cycling from 1st gear to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd) on city streets 0-35 mph. Engine codes not yet read, but similar issues reported as a fault in the throttle body. Consumer satisfaction program 13n03 has identified the problem for same make and model starting in manufacturing year of 2009. My car has a manufacture date of 01/07, though it is a 2008 and is only about 126,000 miles. This throttle body fault should be identified in other years of manufacture if the reports are documented.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 03/15/2017

On take off car will not always go into gear and when it does it does not have much power to accelerate leaving for a dangerous driving situation. If the motor is shut off and the "computer" resets it will reset and drive ok for a short time but the problem reappears. Car is now parked until we can figure what is wrong with it. Hate paying for a car that I can't drive.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 03/06/2017

Turning right onto a major intersection, the vehicle would not accelerate to effectively merge into oncoming traffic. After letting off the gas, then reapplying the accelerator, the vehicle finally began to increase it's speed. Took it into the dealer, discovered the vehicle would need it's 2nd transmission overhaul in less than 18 months.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 03/04/2017

Shitting cable came off transmission . It said it was in park but when I tried to get out the car continued to move forward. Car was on street at time. Could not put car back in park.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 02/28/2017

2013 Ford Escape sel stalling when accelerating from a stop. This has happened several times with my wife driving the car. We've taken it into the local Ford dealership only to be told they cant replicate issue. Driving the car to work today (my wife now drives my car for safety concerns), the Escape hesitated when pulling out of the parking lot and onto the road. Have another appointment to have it looked at but will probably be told that it can't be replicated. This car only has 60k miles and is totally worthless, and unsafe to drive.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 02/24/2017

Sometimes when the vehicle is shifting it hesitates and other times it shifts hard like it feels like it's gonna break I guess you can say it clunks or jerk's you in your seat a bit I just bought this vehicle on 2/20/17 today is 2/26/17 my wife was driving when the vehicle kinda threw her back when the vehicle was shifting threw the gears this vehicle is a certified pre owned this happens in town or on the interstate I will be contacting my dealership on 2/27/17 to let them no what is going on.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 01/31/2017

Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the low coolant indicator was illuminated along with the check engine light. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the coolant was leaking into the engine. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 90,000. Aa.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 01/17/2017

Have new 2017 Ford Escape 1. 5 ecoboost se 4wd. Only 800 miles on the car. When turning tight turns, hearing a loud grinding sound from rear of vehicle that is not present when test driving other new 2017 Escapes on the lot with 4wd. Only does it from a stop and barely moving, then sound goes away. Called Ford detroit, they said it was normal. Went to 3 different dealerships, said the same thing. Have a friend who got the same car but different color. Has 1000 miles on his and it does not make this noise. Sounds like axle binding and wheel hop but not feeling good about this since the noise is not being duplicated in other cars like mine. Sound goes away after vehicle speeds up and starts to travel in a straight line.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 01/17/2017

Car will not start unless the key is forcibly inserted into the ignition. This has to be done several times. When exiting the car, it will ding to alert the driver that the key has been left in the ignition but the key has been taken out of the ignition.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 01/02/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled inadvertently while driving and was unable to accelerate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 51,000.


 
car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 12/20/2016

Wrench light on. . . Trouble shifting. . . Higher rpms when shifting.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 12/16/2016

Loss of power trun car off waite few mins star up run find till next time push on gas padal norting happen.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 12/15/2016

The car was stopped and then put into 'reverse' where it successfully reversed from a parking lot onto a residential street. When put directly into 'drive' the car continued to reverse. At this point the shifter control cable broke and/or stopped working not allowing the car to be put into any gear other than 'park'. The car was then put into 'park' where it stayed stationary in a compromising position until it could be towed.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 12/12/2016

My car started acting up when the check engine light came on. It has run at lower speeds , sputtering and seems to have loss of power while driving in local conditions no more than 15 miles or so. I called Ford where I purchased the vehicle, and they offered to tow it. At first they made it seem like everything is covered, and now its 2 weeks later after them telling me its some sort of sensor that needs to be replaced and the cost is 1100 dollars, the car is 3 years old with 30000 miles on it , they will not fix the car until payment is made. It seems that its an issue they should have to fix on there dime not mine.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 12/07/2016

2009 Ford Escape leaking oil in garage and got worse. Leaking front drivers side. Axel seal leaking and was changed. But leak continued. Returned to garage and found out numerous complaints with manufacturing problem from 2008 till 2014. Had to order and replace another new seal, bushings, half shaft axel. Was told there was a possible fire if not fixed in time. This leaked while sitting in garage and got worse as driven.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 12/04/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled, the steering wheel locked, and the vehicle was unable to shift into neutral. The engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle had a gasket issue. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the dealer again where it was diagnosed that it needed coolant. The failure recurred and the vehicle was towed to the dealer again. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 12/04/2016

I was sitting at a stop light, as I accelerated to turn left, the car lost all acceleration and made a thumping noise. I put the car in park shut off the engine and it started and then accelerated. The car behind me was driving when my car stopped and he was beeping at my car. It was lucky that he was paying attention and quickly stopped as this was very unexpected as I was accelerating and not braking to clue him into stopping. On the way home I was turning left again onto another road and then was driving straight ahead and while driving the car lost all acceleration again and would not move. The engine was on and it was making a thumping noise again. The wrench light was on. It was frightening as the cars behind me were at full speed, at lease 30mph and my brake lights were not on as I was trying to accelerate and the car would not move. The cars driving at full speed had to quick go into the next lane to avoid hitting my car. It was very frightening. I quick put the brake on so the brake lights would be seen and then the flashers. I shut the engine off again and it started up and then accelerated. I am going right to the dealership in the morning as that is very dangerous. I just googled the throttle as that is what the wrench warning light stood for in the manual and I am seeing this had been a Ford issue that should have been recalled. I am very disappointed in Ford as this is a very dangerous and serious problem. I should have been notified. I get my oil changes at Ford dealership and this was never told to me. This is so dangerous!!!!.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 12/03/2016

The contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. While the vehicle was parked with the shift lever in the park position, it rolled backwards when the key was removed from the ignition. The vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to a dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the shifter cable fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 58,479.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 11/16/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. Once the vehicle was shifted into gear, the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 84,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 11/16/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 70 mph on a highway, the vehicle drastically decelerated to below 40 mph. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle continued to lose power. The contact coasted off the road and restarted the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 11/12/2016

While driving our vechile the wrench lights comes on , then we fill a jerk turn the car off an on. Then it is okay for a little while then the same thing happens again, but the engine lights comes on as well. Not safe to drive. Unfair that it is only covered after so many miles. When you know you have a big problem in the beginning. We brought our car used with 51,000 milses. We tried to get it in the dearlship everytime the light came on. But nothing. What are we supposed to do now. The lights comes on while the car is moving.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 11/01/2016

Abs light and engine light came on while driving and vehicle shut down completely. Towed to shop to have replaced the alternator and battery bad. Since then 3- alternators, 2- batteries, 3- O2 sensors, and an airbag light that blinks on and off and illuminates when you honk the horn on the steering wheel. Also when turning on headlights, all dash lights and stereo console lights dim to almost invisible. Took to 4 different Ford dealerships and no one can figure out the problem!!!! this company should realize this car is a lemon, and back their workmanship. And blow this car up !!!.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 10/31/2016

While driving the Ford Escape on a main road today the vehicle suddenly started to idle very rough, the orange wrench light came on and I could not accelerate. The car decelerated rapidly as I was going up a slight hill. I was able to coast into a parking lot, where I shut the car off for several minutes, then turned it back on and proceeded home. I have called the Ford dealership to bring the car in for service.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 10/10/2016

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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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 10/10/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 50 mph, the transmission shifted independently into neutral, rolled down a hill, and into the driveway. The vehicle was restarted and driven to the dealer, but the failure was not duplicated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.