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Power Train Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 932 problems related to power train (under the power train category).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape 1
Failure Date: 05/09/2016

SUV stalls, no acceleration. Light looking like a wrench comes on when car stalls.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 2
Failure Date: 05/04/2016

When starting to accelerate from a traffic light, the engine raced to over 4k rpms and the car was barely at 20 mph. No acceleration and the wrench light was lit on the dash. Rpms randomly fluctuated and only after reaching 3,500 rpms would the transmission shift gears. After shutting the engine off and restarting the wrench light is gone but returns after a minute. 105,000 miles.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 3
Failure Date: 05/02/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis; however, the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power train control module would need to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 4
Failure Date: 04/25/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While at a stop and attempting to move forward, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle jerked before moving forward. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 118,888. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 5
Failure Date: 04/24/2016

I notice about a week ago that a wrench light signal came on my dash. I checked my owners manual and google the information and then I check to see if there was a recall. I can feel my car doing a pull when I try to accelerate and when on the freeway I am not getting not power it seems like I am moving slower than what my speedometer says, I see that there has been a recall for this issue but not for my VIN number. I guess I don't understand how centain VIN # an be excluded from a recall but you have the same issue. This is the same thing that happen about 1year ago to my power steering there were recalls but not for my VIN. I was out $1000. 00 . Now I have I have get this fixed and my mechanic can not do it because he said something about you need a computer and I need to take back to Ford which is going to cost and arm and a leg. I am so done with Ford I have always had Ford cars/trucks but I am at my end with them.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 6
Failure Date: 04/17/2016

Intermittent check engine light (happens when in park or when driving). Hooked up to code reader and got p026b7; found online that the the engine coolant bypass valve is defective, but not recalled (TSB 13-02-15). Dealer confirms code and that engine coolant bypass valve is defective and should be replaced but referenced TSB 16-0052. Despite the part being so defective it has been discontinued, redesigned, and replaced the dealer claims it isn't covered under any form of warranty.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 7
Failure Date: 04/14/2016

Since August 2015-April 14, 2016 I have taken my vehicle to the Ford service department four times due to reduction of engine power/engine overheating warning. My Ford was subject to the recall and serviced in Aug 2015. In January 2016 and twice in April 2016 I have had the same issue with engine reduction/vehicle heating gauge idle on hot/the vehicle sputters and rides extremely hard until you can come to a complete stop. All incidents have happened while driving in traffic and once on the interstate. When it happened on the interstate I barely made it to the shoulder as I had to try and cross a lane of passing vehicles to do so. I do not feel that Ford has adequately found a fix for this huge and dangerous problem and I do not know if a consumer has to be killed first for them to look at it and suggest a fix that is viable to the problem. I am fearful to even drive my Ford due to the is problem since it only happens when the vehicle is in motion. I am requesting that you please review this for all of the consumers that Ford continues to sell these automobiles too.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 8
Failure Date: 04/14/2016

While driving vehicle normally, all of the sudden without warning the wrench indicator warning light turns on, and there's immediate loss of power. Motor begins to struggle, and there is no response when hitting the gas pedal. Struggles to even make it to getting to the side of the road to avoid traffic accident. After turning off vehicle, waiting a couple of minutes, then restarting vehicle, it will drive normally again, & the wrench light is no longer there. However, this scenario keeps occurring. It started happening about once a week, then a couple of times a week, & then to several times in a single day.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 9
Failure Date: 04/13/2016

A wrench warning sign.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 10
Failure Date: 04/12/2016

Looses power, unable to accelerate even when gas pedal pushed to floor. It's been to the dealer twice. No problems detected. Unable to duplicate. Seems to occur while driving various speeds 55-45 mph, city driving, stop and go traffic. Usually occurs after a stop/go traffic lights, right hand turns. Occurred after first time between 25k?-30k miles. 2013 Ford Escape 1. 6 ecoboost engine.


 
car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 11
Failure Date: 04/12/2016

Transmission - the service wrench dash light came on and the transmission started to shift badly. A quick trip to the Ford service center indicates that gears 2 & 4 need to be replaced (at 71,000 miles). Ford has issued a TSB on the problem, and there are multiple posts on the internet concerning this issue. This needs to be upgraded to a warranty recall as it does effect the safety of the vehicle.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 12
Failure Date: 04/11/2016

While driving my vehicle it went into overdrive without me accelerating. This often occurred whether my foot was lightly pressed on the (foot) pedal or off the pedal. The vehicle lost its ability to forward drive, whereby I had to allow the car to glide of to the should of the road. When the vehicle was finally off the road I would experience difficulty shifting the gears - sticking as I tried to put it in gear. It is a manual drive 2006 Ford Escape. This [stalling] occurred after several trips to the mechanics before my vehicle was rendered completely immobile I. E. Unable to reverse or forward drive. The mechanics, at the Ford dealership, diagnosed my vehicle with transmission problems, that would require a total transmission rebuild/replacement. I have not received a recall notice, but I know that my vehicle is among the model 2001 - 2009 Ford Escapes that have experienced transmission troubles/recalls in last 6 months. Since ~January 2016, the vehicle was towed by the dealers and remains there, to date, with no mention of recalls on this make/model/year vehicle. I contacted Ford corp. Customer services toll-free # (1) to inform them of the problem, (2) to determine the recall selection process and (3) to determine if recall notices were sent to both [my] dealer &/or manufacturer, but with not avail. Both, representatives skirted around my queries, later told me to hold on the line until they could conduct a internal inquiry but, instead, redirected the call to the telephone customer care survey -- prior to my call ending.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 04/08/2016

Wrench light appears on lower left dash. Car has a difficult time getting into gear. Slow to engage, though high rpm. Happens while in motion. Or taking off from a stop.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2012 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 04/05/2016

While cruising at speeds ranging from 25 to 55 mph, car will suddenly lose power, with rpms decreasing to 1200-1500. Depressing accelerator has no effect for 3-5 seconds, when the car will act normally. A similar problem is noted at random times when accelerating under light throttle from a stop or when applying full power to pass another vehicle on the highway. This presents a dangerous situation when the car cannot be relied upon to perform normally. The problem has not been isolated to any specific environmental or operational conditions. The problem was worse during the first 5,000 miles, but continues less frequently (vehicle has 40,000 miles now). Dealer technicians are unable to locate any faults.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 04/04/2016

Engine is revving up to 4000+ rmps before shifting between gears. The shifting slips and the vehicle lurches while shifting, sometimes very rough. Taken into the shop and Ford replaced several parts (torc converter and others). While in the shop suddenly there was an issue with exhaust fumes potentially blowing into the cab making the vehicle unsafe to drive. Fixed the issues and I picked up my car. Now my turbo has no gut, and is slow on the pick up when accelerating. Will be taking back to the shop again.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 04/02/2016

Vehicle jerks when shifting from 1st to 2nd and 3rd. On hard accelerations the vehicle will jerk and the transmission shifts into neutral.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 03/26/2016

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Escape. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle decelerated without warning and stalled. The contact experienced the same failures listed in NHTSA campaign number: 15v606000 (power train), but the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 97,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 03/23/2016

The contact owns a 2016 Ford Escape. While accelerating to approximately 5 mph from a stop sign, the vehicle stalled. The "engine fault service now" warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was turned off and restarted. While driving, the engine lost power and the transmission shook severely. The contact stopped again and waited approximately one minute then the vehicle started normally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The failure recurred three times in one week. The vehicle was repaired under warranty by the dealer the first time the failure occurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 45,121.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 02/23/2016

Power train , I was driving on I-4 and driving with the traffic and all of a sudden my car just starts to jerk and cuts off, needless to say I got off on side of the highway and turned car off. I was scared because I looked in my rear view mirror and I thought I was dead. I had to sit for a few minutes because I was scared to think I could have died today. Researching it really angers me because this could and can be prevented. Something needs to be done to get a recall. As for the car it started back up and got me home. I cannot say I am safe in my own car. This car is a death trap please call a recall before myself or anyone of the others gets killed.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 02/18/2016

Truck has 87,000 miles ,riding down the road tranny not shifting properly,almost causing me to hit another car when I tried to accerlate. Took to shop,transmission needs to be replaced. My god you got to be kidding me. Terribly designed SUV. No more Fords for me. Unheard of.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 02/08/2016

The steering wheel motor is not working.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 02/05/2016

When driving at highway speeds on cruise control and you push the accelerator to pass another vehicle, when the transmission downshifts it sounds like two manhole covers slamming together with a strong shudder. It does not occur every time. Took it to the dealer and they could not replicate it.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 02/02/2016

Traveling at highway speed 70 mph vehicle loses all power. Brought vehicle to autonation Ford katy texas was told there was a electronic throttle body recall. Asked dealership to fix and was told they could not unless vehicle replicated issue at the dealership. I feel the issue needs to be corrected as soon as possible do to future safety issues.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 02/02/2016

While vehicle was traveling at 70 mph than all of a sudden loses power. Brought vehicle to autonation Ford katy and was told their is a recall for electronic throttle body. Asked property to repair told they could not do so unless vehicle showed issue at the dealership. I think this is an unsafe practice and should be repaired ASAP.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 02/01/2016

2014 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to safety flaw in vehicle motor push-button off does not automatically go into park as it remains in neutral. The consumer stated he inadvertently turned the motor off, with the gear in neutral. The vehicle then rolled down a slight hill and crashed into a ravine. The vehicle was totaled.