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Power Train Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 1,011 problems related to power train (under the power train category).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 1
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.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 06/07/2017

At the end of a 55 mile trip the "transmission malfunction" indicator light came on. After the vehicle sat for a few hours I started it up again and the light has not come back on. The vehicle only has 32000 miles and I can't get Ford to look at it and tell me if it is electrical or transmiision occured on 7/7/14.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 05/22/2017

While driving at about 30 mph, my car just lost power and began coasting. The only lights or indicators on the dash was the wrench symbol. The car would start up again and run but it repeated the loss of power several times. . . At any speed, at any time! (25-65mph) twice on the highway in fast traffic! went to the Ford dealer by me and they repaired the throttle control/power train module at no cost to me. Apparently a recall was in place. This was a particular problem with many Ford vehicles I found out while doing research! this was in sept/oct of 2015 and today it has happened to me again. . . Twice in one hour. (may 22, 2017) my 2011 Ford Escape v6 is now back at the same dealer. I am being told that I will have to pay for all diagnostic checks and the labor and parts. I should not have to be dealing with this same exact issue only 19 months later. I was told that the dealership was booked solid for two days and they could get me in on the third day. I am single and on partial disability and cannot afford a huge bill for the car or to miss work. Certainly not with something that I did not cause. This is the second time with the exact same issue! I have all of the necessary maintenance done on my vehicle and take excellent care of it. If need be, the dealer has all of my original information on the work and repairs and they have my vehicle now and I am hoping that they will get to look at it today. They said that I could rent a car too! only $30 a day! not! please help! ellen spencer.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 05/15/2017

I was driving 50 mph and the car stalled with not warning. The "wrench light" or throttle body/powertrain light came on. I coasted to a person's driveway as there was no shoulder to pull off to. I turned off the car and turned it back on. All lights turned off and car ran fine. Mechanics can't find problem or error code and I'm scared to drive my new vehicle.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 05/13/2017

I was driving down the highway going around a turn the abs light and traction control light came on and the steering became hard like no power steering. Shut car off when I arrived at destination started vehicle again lights were off drove a little ways same thing happend again.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 05/10/2017

My car is having same exact issues as reported in recall #14s17 yet my VIN is not included. My vehicle is currently still in garage, going on 2 weeks now, and they just told me 6 our of 7 parts are covered under my warranty yet 1 part, the wiring assembly ec sensor is not and will be $800 to fix. My vehicle literally would stall while driving and had severe hesitation after I turned it off and back on. How can my vehicle in the same year be experiencing same issues as the recall but not be included in the recall because of my VIN # and now I'm responsible for the $800? we were headed to little washington, PA and the whole ride up was a hesitation every once in a while while driving down the road. Then at one point the car just stalled while driving. Turned off and back on and at a red light intersection, hit the gas to go and would not move. Turned off and back on and took awhile for the car to go but thankfully we made it home and immediately called Ford and made appt at closest dealer to take it to. 2 weeks later and it is still there. The just called 3 days ago to tell be about the parts and not covered. I then called Ford back and left my cell phone # to contact me back since I was in the office this week and they called and left a message on home phone explaining that part was not covered under warranty. I am not pleased at all with the dealer first off that took so long and lack of communication or Ford for just saying OH well suck it up and pay it. I searched internet and saw this recall that matched my car's experiences to a "t".

car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 05/09/2017

This 2011 Ford Escape is my son's car. We bought the car used in 2015. The car currently has 69,000 miles. In April 2017 my son complained of the car surging while stopped at a light. We drove the car that night and could not get it to duplicate this issue. A month later he called me and stated the car surged again while stopped in a turn lane. He made it to a side street but within 50 yards the car came to a screeching stop. The car would not move. Ended up with a seized transmission. We replaced the transmission in may 2017. Within a week the car is now becoming unresponsive and still surging while stopped. He has to turn the car off and back on to gain control of the car again. When stopped the car engine is shutting down. Today the vehicle surged forward while at a stop. Today I researched this problem online and came across the electronic throttle body issue in Ford Escapes including the 2011 model. I feel that this etb issue was the direct cause of the seizure of the transmission on this car. I spent $2500 on a new transmission and still have an issue with the car acting the same was as before. This is a very dangerous malfunction on a car driven by an 18 year old. He could have easily surged into another car or pedestrian. A recall was the only solution the NHTSA should have accepted from Ford on this issue. I would like to be reimbursed the $2500 for the new transmission that this faulty part has caused.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 05/03/2017

While at highway speeds, car rmps become erratic and no response from gas peddle. Car goes idle and then stalls. Vehicle must be restarted. Yellow 'wrench' light comes on however once the car is restarted, it is no longer illuminated. No codes available from computer scan.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 04/06/2017

Model has transmission that has no provision to override automatic transmission allowing engagement of lower gears to utilizing engine braking. This ability is essential for safe mountain driving where downhill grades, including sharp curves, go on for miles. Full dependence on wheel brakes, which will overheat, is a safety issue. Co-efficient of friction decreases with increasing brake pad temperatures. Having driven this make/model as a rental for ~2,500 miles in the mountainous states of az, ut, and CO I speak from first hand experience. As a retired engineer from the u. S. Dept. Of energy I ask please look into this as a design safety issue.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 04/03/2017

As I was backing out of a parking spot, vehicle became stuck in reverse. Shift arm was stuck in reverse and could not be moved. My foot had to remain pressed down on brake pedal to prevent vehicle from moving farther backward and hitting nearby parked vehicles. Vehicle was turned off to prevent further backward movement, which left vehicle blocking oncoming vehicles moving through lot. Vehicle was towed to dealer. Dealer diagnosed problem as a loose shifter arm bolt. Bolt was tightened.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 04/01/2017

3 days in a row, 4/1 - 4/3, I would engage the gear shift and the wheels would not move. Would not move in reverse or drive. After a few minutes, the transmission would wake up and drive normally.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 04/01/2017

While looking at your web site, I notice that there was a recall on my 2005 Escape 3. 0l, I didn't get a recall notice from the dealer and its 2017 and I'm the second owner,and now I find out that my passager side rear wheel well is rusted out by looking at all the wheel wells, cause I heard a hard bump sound coming from the back of the car while driving it on the streets. Now I notice that there is a shift level recall on the same Escape!!. What is going on with the recall notices!!!. This is the only car that I have to drive to get around in- great car other then that.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 03/30/2017

I just bought the car in March 2017 and we took it on a trip to the beach. Almost there the car started jumping into gear when we took off at the red light. They started getting closer and more harder at each stop so we stopped at a store to check it. Theres no dip stick to check the trany with so we thought it might of got hot even though we stopped often. It seemed to help then it started doing it again after some time. We had already paid for the hotel so we went on and stayed with out going many places for fear of not getting back home. On the way home it still did the same but not on the interstate. Seems it only did it at stops and starts in towns at lights and stop signs. The Ford company has had my car in the shop since I got back home and ive made the first payment with 2 weeks driving out of it. They say it needs a new transmission, but by the car fax paper it was just replaced a month ago . Its gonna be another month before I get it back, because they have to order it. Just hope I don't have to go through this any more. Love the little SUV, just hate all this trouble I'm having out of it.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 14
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 15
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.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 03/08/2017

My car is rusting underneath the wheel suspension. The dealer is trying to make me pay nearly $800. 00 to clear up the rust. The paint is also beginning to peel off the whole side of the car. The top molding is coming off the top of the car. My truck was defective and would not open. I paid $140. 00 to repair. I paid for a noise in the rear of the car while the car was under warranty of $454. 00. I had to pay for power train deductible even though it was a recall item. The dash malfunctioned and the lights went out and I had to pay dealer $100. 00. All charges were incurred at taylor Ford. The air condition went out last year. The top molding is coming off. I bought the car in summer 2013 with a full factory warranty. The trunk got stuck and would not open in January 2017.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 17
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 18
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 2008 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

Ford won't honor recall 14s05 they did a software update and but now I need an entire power steering torque sensor replaced and they won't cover that. Other consumers have complained on line that Ford won't repair your steering after having your recall software done. A Ford Escape recall gotcha � recall 14s05, transport canada . . . Https://medium. Com/@joewardpr/a-Ford-escape-recall-gotcha-recall-14s05-transport-canada-201413-7f0d7ca0d84c Mar 17, 2015 . . . Ford �closed out� the recall after only updating software and won't pay for the . . . A facebook group exists entirely about Ford not �honoring� recall #14s05 . . . .

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 20
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 21
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.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 02/01/2017

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering wheel would become hard to turn losing partial power steering. The contact stated that a wrench (power train fault warning) would appear on the instrumental panel. The vehicle was not taken or towed to a local dealer for diagnoses or repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000. Aa.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 23
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 24
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 25
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.