Power Train Problems of Ford Escape - part 1

Ford Escape owners have reported 1,079 problems related to power train (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Escape based on all problems reported for the Escape.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 06/08/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. The contact stated the vehicle experienced difficulty being shifted. The contact stated once the vehicle was shifted the vehicle experienced severe jerking. The contact stated instrument cluster independently ceased to function. The failure occurred without warning. The failure had not been diagnosed. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 52000. Kh.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 05/27/2018

Bought vehicle used at 73200 miles. Transmission went bad and replaced at 74000 miles, under dealer warranty. Code ready incorrect gear. Car said transmission fault service immediately. At 78690 miles vehicle started to shift irregularly again after descending a large hill (800+ foot elevation over 2-3 miles) and the transmission fault alert occurred again. Vehicle was able to move but had no power to ascend a small hill (~50 foot). Had to be towed to dealer.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 05/22/2018

The transmission in my 2014 Escape has gone out. There shouldn't be transmission issues in a 4 year old car. When the car was in drive, it would rev up to 4-5 rpms like it was in neutral before it would move. It would increase speed very slowly. It would jerk like it wouldn't go into gear. The transmission has to be fully replaced. I should not have this problem or expense in a 4 year old car. It is at j. O. Ford dealership in gladewater, TX. Getting repaired now.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 05/15/2018

Purchased new in 2013 - 43,000 miles currently. Four episodes of a jerking motion between speeds of 0 to 45 in 5 years. I purchased 5 yr and 100,000 mile warrenty. The time ran out 2 months ago. This transmission has a s feature and as it would stop the jerking when it was cut off and restarted it seemed to be a computer problem. It happened about once a year and always "reset" when turned off. I wondered if there was a silent recall or other people who have had this experience. I have always been driving when this occurs and it is random. . . . Leaving a stop, open road stop and go. I actually called Ford the first time it happened and they were sending a tow truck. The vehicle had been parked overnight and I thought to turn it around in the driveway so it would go on the truck forward. Drove down street to turn around and nothing. . . . Cancelled the tow. Nothing like it for another year??? I feel this may be a problem with the "s" (sport shift) feature. I have never used this feature at all. . . At age 75, I am over that. My vehicle has been service twice a year since purchase. The manual says change transmission fluid at 150,000 miles. The sudden and violent jerking while in traffic is terrifying to say the least and although there has not been an accident, I am certainly nervous about the function of the vehicle.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 05/04/2018

When driving car will shut down with a warning pull over and turn vehicle off very dangerous no time to find exits does not matter where you are at!!.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 05/01/2018

Transmission started making a shuttering sound in between 4 & 5 gear, this started about a month ago 05/01/18, the car has 153,000 miles.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 04/26/2018

Car will accelerate after coming to complete stop. Transmission shift bands broke. Ford is charging 1537 to rebuild the transmission. The issue seems to be common with the 2008 Ford Escape. Ford should have a recall on this part.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2015 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 04/21/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the gears failed to shift properly. The check engine warning illuminated. The vehicle was taken to koons sterling Ford dealership located at 46869 harry byrd hwy, sterling, va 20164 (703) 430-7700 where it was diagnosed that the coolant by-pass valve needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the repair fees. The manufacturer was contacted and made aware of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The approximate failure mileage was 59,309. Aw.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 04/19/2018

Low coolant check system light on randomly, diagnosed as defective water pump at 56,000 miles. Water pump on back order and not available for 2 weeks, then 3 -5 days shipping and 2 - 3 days repair. I have scheduled a long vacation and have already missed a week of it. Ford has authorized a rental car until the repair, but my vacation destination is 11 hours away. I do not understand why there is not a water pump available within a more reasonable amount of time. It will be a total of 3 - 4 weeks until the repair can be made under warranty.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 03/18/2018

Out of nowhere, the transmission started seeming to slip in my 2017 Ford Escape while we were driving down a city street. A minute later, the system message "transmission fault service now" came up and the car would not accelerate beyond 35 mph. It has since been at the dealership waiting to be repaired. We were out of state visiting family as well, so this has been a huge inconvenience for everyone involved as my husband has had to miss two weeks of classes to take care of the vehicle and I have had to miss several days of work due to this situation. It broke down March 18th and it is now April 6th and they still have not received the part to fix the vehicle.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 03/13/2018

Stopped while driving at 25 mph on highway at a blind spot. Motor just revved in drive. After playing with it for 10 mins was able to crawl off the road. . After being towed to dealer it has been said that the transmission is bad. Under normal driving not towing or hauling it should not do this at 87k . . First maintenance calls at 150k.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 03/09/2018

Steering wheel started to shake when stopped,with brake pedal depressed. A few hundred miles later lost power steering. Also transmission downshifts hard, also noticeable clunk when shifting from park to reverse.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 03/02/2018

Transmission fault error message went on twice over the course of 10 days. Then we were driving on the highway and the same message kept going off with an alarm. It wouldn't go off and the car was running rough. We brought the car in to our Ford dealer and was told the transmission module was bad and the cost @1k. The car is only 2 years old and this seems to us to be a manufacturer defect. We have had 5 other Ford vehicles and drove them all to 200k miles without having to replace this transmission module. We believe this should be a recall. Has to be a defective part.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 02/19/2018

Car suddenly developed a high-pitched hum. After coming to a stop, car engine revved as if in neutral. Managed to move car off road and had vehicle towed to Ford dealership. Repair order says �converter came apart internally. � vehicle had 64,270 miles.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 02/13/2018

My Ford Escape 2008 model auto transmission with mileage of 98000 started giving trouble today and scary too. After turning on the car & once starts moving, I felt like something wrong with shifting gears from first to second (vehicle moves smoothly for few and after that I can hear the accelerator sound, and I see the wrench sign pops up on the dash board so I had to press the gas pedal up and down to move the vehicle, I drove my Escape home and stopped the car and again I turned on that time wrench sign was gone and started moving the vehicle and the same thing repeated - wrench sign & the problem with shifting gears.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2017 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 01/30/2018

A month ago I had a check engine light that came on. It ran really rough and felt like I was going over rocks the way the SUV was running. On my phone I had an app that said there was a misfire. They fixed it saying they replaced some wires. A week ago the check engine came on again. I felt a bit of a jolt coming from the engine as I was driving home from work. I didnt find time til 2 weeks later because of my schedule. So I took it to a Ford dealership to get it fixed. On my way there, the coolant level went high and I had another misfire again. I finally made it to the Ford dealership. They seen the coolant leak and notice the misfire. This Ford Escape is only 11 months old and I already had 2 misfire situations and a coolant leak. I only go to work and only did one trip to joshua tree national park. It has 23,000 miles only because I had to travel 30 miles to work one way. I feel like this is a lemon seeing how this is the second time for the same problem.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 01/27/2018

When driving down the highway, the vehicle would suddenly lose power and display "engine malfunction". It would sputter but not stall. Turning off the vehicle and restarting returned the SUV to normal. This occurred 3 more times over the next week. However, on Feb 16, the SUV did not reset and the check engine came on. The next day, before we took it to a mechanic, the check engine light was off. Nonetheless, the mechanic scanned the SUV and codes p2101 and p2111 appeared. Both codes refer to the electronic throttle body and it being stuck open. Ford has had numerous problems with the etb and there is their "consumer satisfaction service #13n03 that addresses the etb flaw. Now for the fun part: our VIN is not included in the #13n03 "service" though it is a vehicle that fits within the range of the "service" and obviously displays the ebt problem. Instead of having the NHTSA mandate a recall, Ford was able to negotiate their consumer satisfaction service. . . Which means they determine which etb to replace for free and which ones we have to pay. Fox in charge of the hen house. How can I get my VIN included in this "service" program? this vehicle is dangerous when it loses power. We have been fortunate in every incident to be able to pull over to the shoulder among highway traffic. (twice passing a semi!).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 01/16/2018

"takata recall" the vehicle is in motion and I was on the freeway when I experience the following problem. My vehicle was not accelerating correctly and the wrench icon light came on signifying that it is a powertrain fault.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 01/11/2018

My Ford Escape 2008 model auto transmission with mileage of 72000 started giving trouble today and scary too. After turning on the car & once starts moving, I felt like something wrong with shifting gears from first to second (vehicle moves smoothly for few meters and after that I can hear the accelerator sound, and I see the wrench sign pops up on the dash board and vehicle won't move for a few seconds, so I had to press the gas pedal up and down to move the vehicle, felt like vehicle going to stop in the middle of the traffic light. I drove my Escape home and stopped the car and again I turned on that time wrench sign was gone and started moving the vehicle and the same thing repeated - wrench sign & the problem with shifting gears. I am going to call the dealer tomorrow, because their service department closed already.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 01/06/2018

Rear end knocking sound after and during backing up, also during low speed. The electronic radio, sync3, audio screen will not turn on in mildly cold temperatures (20f degrees).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 01/05/2018

Engine oil leak can not be traced. Serviced by Ford since 2004 when I bought the vehicle brand new. Only serviced by a Ford dealer service department. I was told because of the mileage, 130,047, and age the engine needs replaced. Dye test conducted by Ford service and no leaks were found after driving 500 miles and returning to the Ford service department to check for leaks as advised by Ford service department. Leaving the vehicle overnight, Ford service mechanic indicates after sitting overnight it smokes excessively on cold startup. I have replicated the cold startup procedure everyday in cold weather observing the tail pipe exhaust as my wife starts the engine since January 2018. There has never been a sign of smoke or excessive smoke from the engine tail pipe exhaust.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 01/05/2018

In the summer when I run the a/c we smell burning smell and the dealership that we bought it from told me to just let it catch fire and then they will look at it, and now that I'm running the heater it starts leaking oil. It smells like oil in my garage now. Sometimes while pressing on the gas pedal it doesn't go. Friday my engine coolant light came on and then went off and then came back on. I'm not sure what's going on but I want a good look at everything.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 01/03/2018

No cold air in air conditioner whole motor replaced in 2014 lock on back hatch replaced broke again . The electrical radio dash broke. Recall power chain wrench light on again. Heating coal replaced.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 01/01/2018

The contact owns a 2014 Ford Escape. After starting the vehicle and shifting from park to drive or reverse to drive, the vehicle would stall and shut off. The contact indicated that the failure occurred on several occasions over the past two weeks. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (schultz Ford, 1300 golf lab rd, pittsburgh PA), but the failure could not be duplicated. The failure was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 41,500.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 12/26/2017

Similar to earlier models 2001-2004/5. Took the car in to be checked out for cross country trip and daughter was told the sub-frame supporting the engine was rusted and car was unsafe to drive.

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