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Power Train Problems of Ford Escape - part 1



Ford Escape owners have reported 917 problems related to power train (under the power train category).

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 1
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.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 2
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 3
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.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 4
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 5
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 6
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 2006 Ford Escape 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
Failure Date: 02/08/2016

The steering wheel motor is not working.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape 12
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.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape 13
Failure Date: 01/29/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. While parked, the contact was walking to the rear of the vehicle to put luggage in the trunk and noticed the vehicle was rolling towards her. The contact dove to the ground on the side of the vehicle to avoid being hit. The vehicle rolled back and struck the pole to the building. There were no occupants in the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed. The owner received injuries to her knee and back which did not require medical attention. The vehicle was not towed or taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 14
Failure Date: 01/27/2016

After depressing the accelerator the vehicle rpm's increase but the vehicle speed will not. . . . Almost as if the throttle is "sticking. " this occurs while the vehicle is in motion.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2005 Ford Escape 15
Failure Date: 01/22/2016

Vehicle jerking 4wd light keeps blinking, power lock light pops on car act like it wants to shut off.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2004 Ford Escape 16
Failure Date: 01/21/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact mentioned that the vehicle remained idle when the gear was placed in the drive position. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,200.

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car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 17
Failure Date: 01/17/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. While driving 45 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The rpms increased. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, while attempting to tow the vehicle with the gear shifter in the park position, the vehicle rolled away. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 15v606000 (power train), but the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 116,000.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 18
Failure Date: 01/01/2016

Slipping when it goes from third to fourth gear.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2016 Ford Escape 19
Failure Date: 01/01/2016

Vehicle will chatter and vibrate when going from reverse to drive mode to go forward, even when totally stopped to go forward. Bangs in when applying gas light or hard trying to get out of way of on approaching traffic in street and parking spots. Bought it brand new in January 2016 started from day 1 with problem, have not token to Ford dealer yet but I did call them they know of problem, says cannot fix it because they say Ford has their hands tied up and will not authorize to have it fixed they are aware of problem.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 20
Failure Date: 12/19/2015

The throttle seems to get stuck while I'm driving. I'll push down on the gas pedal, the rpms will go up, but the car won't speed up or respond for a few seconds and then it will finally "catch" and accelerate. Happens often, sometimes from a stop and sometimes when I'm already in motion, even on the highway. I've been having the problem for about a year now, and I only have around 38,000 miles on the car.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2006 Ford Escape 21
Failure Date: 12/07/2015

Driving down the freeway and my vehicle shuts off without warning. There is a loud knocking and shuttering noise like my whole engine is going to drop onto the freeway. I get to the shoulder and put it in park. As I try to start the vehicle again the engine/motor starts shaking yet again with a loud knocking noise and wont turn over. I had to get my car towed. My children were extremely scared and being on the freeway this issue is very dangerous and has been complained about multiple times.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 22
Failure Date: 11/29/2015

We have a 2013 cpo Ford titanium with 30,000 miles on it, and it recently started to have problems with it loosing power while trying to excellerate. Most of the time it is from a stoplight or sign, but on occasion while getting on the highway. The engine starts to stumble, and won't get up to speed. The "service engine now" light comes on, and we have to limp to the side of the road. When putting it in neutral, the engine revs up to 3000 rpms before we turn it off. After letting the computer "reboot " , the engine is ok and the "service engine" light goes off. This has happened to us at least six times in the last two months. Twice we have had it to crest Lincoln (purchased from) in woodbury, CT. , and once to an independent technician with neither of them able to get a fault code from the computer memory. It is completely void of any fault codes! my nephew has the same car from another dealer, and they are having the same problem! it puts us in dangerous situations. Every time we pull away from a stop sign, we hope there is not a dump truck going to run us over! the NHTSA needs to look into this safety issue!.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2008 Ford Escape 23
Failure Date: 11/25/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while parked, the vehicle was unable to start. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence where it was repaired with the cause of the failure unknown. In addition, while at a stop, the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The contact switched off and restarted the vehicle but the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence again. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000. Jo.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape 24
Failure Date: 11/23/2015

My 2009 Ford Escape has difficulty getting enough momentum to accelerate on the highway, this is a daily struggle. Yesterday I was trying to pass an 18-wheeler as it was drifting into my lane; as I eagerly pressed on the gas my car jumped and continued to coast at the same speed. Earlier this month, I had to decelerate from 40 mph to a fairly abrupt stop and my car was unable to. I just had my brake pads replaced so I knew that wasn't the problem, my car jolted a total of 7 times before coming to a complete stop. I almost crashed into the car in front of me. Every time I drive my car it sounds like its going to fall apart, the rattling coming from the suspension is constant. I get my Ford Escape checked up every month, because of all the problems I have. This car is a hazard to my safety, and I do not feel comfortable driving in this rolling plastic death trap. It's infuriating that the government claims a defective electronic throttle body to be not harmful enough to have a recall. I could have died from in both instances which I specified in this complaint, something needs to be done about this.

car image   Power Train problem of the 2013 Ford Escape 25
Failure Date: 11/22/2015

The car suddenly and without warning shifted into neutral for a few seconds then slipped back into gear even though the gear shift was in drive. This started happening every few minutes regardless of what gear the vehicle was in. The problem would occur while driving thus making it unsafe to drive.