Questions tagged [escape]

The Ford Escape is a compact crossover vehicle sold by Ford since 2000 over three generations.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
12
votes
1answer
16k views

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Stop Safely Now - P1A0C

We own a 2008 Hybrid and around 70K miles we started having serious unknown problems. Unknown because even the dealer could not figure it out. You would be driving down the highway and the car out of ...
10
votes
2answers
151k views

How can I be sure that a rod knock is actually a rod knocking?

I have a 2005 Ford Escape 2.3 L engine, there is a knocking type sound as soon as the engine is started and the speed of the "knocking" follows the RPM. How can I be sure that it is in fact a rod ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

Steering wheel vibrations at highway speeds

I got a 2012 Ford Escape 3.0 L with about 85,000 miles on it and brake pads have about 4 months on them. When I drive on the expressway and I get to about 70+ mph the steering wheel shakes like I'm ...
6
votes
1answer
665 views

Can a crankcase venthilator hose being off cause misfiring?

I was taking a look at a 2004 Ford Escape with 100k miles yesterday because it was infrequently stuttering, and throwing a "cylinder 5 misfiring" error code that would come on and go away. I figured ...
6
votes
1answer
28k views

Ford Escape won't shift into gear, O/D light flashing

I've got a 2002 Ford Escape (automatic transmission) that will start fine and reverse without any problems, but when I put it in drive and try to pull forward, it remains in idle. I can hit the gas ...
6
votes
1answer
8k views

2005 Ford Escape Airbag code 16 - corrective actions?

We have a 2005 Ford Escape XLS that has the airbag light on the dashboard illuminated with error code 16. After some searching I found how to get the error code by counting the sequence of flashes ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

2005 Ford Escape airbag light & beeps

When I first started having the problem the airbag light started flashing, after a week or so airbag light stayed on. When ignition is on for two minutes I get five (5) beeps Five (5) times for a ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

06 Ford Escape Dead Battery Keypad Entry

So, the Escape was sitting in the parking garage for a couple weeks with the keys inside and no spare available (don't ask, this is a shared company vehicle with keypad entry). The keypad isn't ...
5
votes
1answer
27k views

Can low tire pressure cause the ABS warning light to come on?

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Vehicle had brake service done by a Ford dealership which is detailed in this post: Previous thread about the same vehicle Now, a few months later the vehicle's ABS ...
5
votes
1answer
10k views

Automatic Transmission is Skipping 2nd Gear

I have a 2008 Ford Escape XLT. I was recently told that it is revving up high before shifting because 2nd gear is gone, so it is going from 1st gear to 3rd. Will it ruin the other gears if I drive it ...
4
votes
6answers
5k views

Ford Escape 2014 - is there a practical reason why climate recirculation is on a timer?

I have a Ford Escape 2014 and have a question about the climate "recirculation" button. This is the button that is supposed to enable the inside air to be recirculated. On this vehicle this button ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

2003 Ford Escape..strong fuel smell

2003 Escape 3.0L V6 149,000 miles 4x4. Three weeks ago a very strong fuel smell coming from rear of vehicle after I park it. Don't smell it anywhere else. Replaced the original fuel cap with after ...
4
votes
1answer
111 views

2002 Ford Escape creaky steering (correlates to AC)?

2002 Ford Escape 3.0 XLT, 87,000 miles. Just started getting hot here so I've started using the AC, and consequently noticed the steering gets creaky like a rusty door. Off and on though, comes ...
4
votes
0answers
284 views

2003 Ford Escape XLT 2.0L 4 cyl

My RPM's were staying crazy high ....4k-5k switching gears Throttle body was in terrible shape and clearly sticking. I had a new one put in along with a new IAC valve. Also found out my throttle cable ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Ford Escape 2002 idling rough in cold weather

Last week my 2002 Ford Escape started idling rough when the temperature was in the 30-40°F (-1°C to 4°C) range. It also seemed to have trouble shifting or something at 40-45 mph. I'd describe it as a ...
3
votes
1answer
143 views

Can you clean the idle air control on a 2002 Ford Escape

It looks like this. There are two reasons I suspect the idle air control might be faulty. When you start the engine the RPMs shoot straight up to 4000 for a second or two before going down to ...
3
votes
3answers
137 views

Why won't my car start?

I'm having an issue with my car (It won't start) but it seems different from when my battery has been bad in the past. Here's the general sequence of events: Try to start car, it's completely dead (...
3
votes
3answers
15k views

2012 Ford Escape negative cable removal

On the 2012 Ford Escape the negative battery cable clamp is very different from the positive cable clamp. The negative has an upright bolt and nut that compresses a set of split bars when you tighten ...
3
votes
2answers
27k views

Ignition Switch vs. Ignition Lock Cylinder

I have a 2010 Ford Escape with 95,000 miles. I have a problem with the car that when I put the key in and turn, the car doesn't crank. The lights come on when the key is turned, but there's no sound ...
3
votes
2answers
57 views

Need help prioritizing

So I just recently bought a used 2002 Ford Escape and took it into a Firestone to get a list of repairs and maintenance and I need help prioritizing because I'm on a very tight budget. They said ...
3
votes
4answers
3k views

Very high RPMs when in neutral and moving - Manual transmission

I have a 2003 Ford Escape, 2.0L, manual transmission. I am experiencing a very strange issue. If I am driving (moving), and shift into neutral, the RPMs will rise up to 3500 about, and stay there ...
3
votes
1answer
55 views

2003 Ford Escape Manual transmission diagnostic

Suddenly this morning something happened with my transmission. I was driving out of the driveway when suddenly it seems like the clutch is stuck open. I can shift in and out of gears while the motor ...
3
votes
1answer
7k views

2008 Ford Escape takes longer to shift into 3rd or 4th gear? Then high rpm at 100km/hr

So I was driving my 2008 Ford Escape 3.0 litre (185,000 km) on the highway and all of a sudden the wrench light comes on. So I pulled over and reset the need oil change message and turned the vehicle ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

My car won't start when i put the key in and turn it. No sound no lights no nothing. Could it be the starter?

When I got to turn the key nothing happens. No lights no clicking no clock no nothing totally dead. It's a new battery. This is the second time it's happened within 6 months. Both times the car sat ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

2010 Ford Escape - Bent Schrader valve causing a leak?

Back story: I had my Escape A/C recharged over a year ago. When the mechanic removed the connector from the low side port apparently he heard it start to leak immediately. He said he tightened the ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

2003 Ford Escape V6 oil light showing

I have a 2003 Ford Escape V6. Like a couple of months ago my oil light popped on (most of the time only when I hit the brakes). The oil light goes off when I hit the accelerator or on motion. And this ...
3
votes
0answers
220 views

Ford Escape Alternator Working Intermittently

On my 2004 Ford Escape V-6, I replaced both the battery and alternator about a year ago. The alternator seems to be working intermittently now, and when it does work it only creates about 12.50 volts. ...
2
votes
2answers
46k views

Battery light flickering

For the past 2 weeks my battery light has been flickering when ever the engine is turned on. It happens pretty constantly. about every 10 minutes or so, the power seems to cut out for half of a second,...
2
votes
3answers
17k views

Coolant disappears from coolant reservoir but no leak observed

I just replaced the water pump in my 2005 Ford Escape V6. I discovered that each time I fill the coolant reservoir with coolant and drive the car, by my next stop the coolant reservoir will be ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

2004 Ford Escape Battery Light

I recently purchased the car from my grandparents, my grandma told me that the battery light would always come on, at random times, for a random amount of time. I've had it die twice complete power ...
2
votes
1answer
674 views

How to tell if rear coil springs need to be replaced on Ford Escape 2004?

Recently replaced rear shocks on 2004 Ford Escape with brand new ones. After replacing them, I took it for a test drive, the rear of the car started to have weird wiggling that didn't have before. ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

2008 Ford Escape hybrid brake and computer problem

My 2008 Ford Escape hybrid broke down in the middle of nowhere. Stopped to get gas and when I turned the vehicle on, the ABS light came on in the dash and and it felt like the engine wouldn't get any ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

How to fix B10A2 error code for Ford Escape 2013?

I have a 2013 model Ford Escape showing an error code B10A2. It has a 1.6L engine. I know little about cars, Please help me find out what is going on and how to fix it. Thanks in advance for helping ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

2012 Ford Escape grinding noise while braking

My Ford Escape started making an unusual noise recently. Would appreciate if anyone can help me diagnose the problem. The noise only occurs when I brake and only when my speed gets down to about 15 ...
2
votes
2answers
59 views

Car chugs along after jump start but no lights work

Today I was leaving work and my car didn't start so I had it jumped by a coworker. I was driving on and noticed that my gauges weren't working and my lights weren't turning on. It also chugs along and ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

2005 4 cyl Ford Escape

My daughter's 17 and pretty smart. Her Escape wouldn't turn over this morning, sounded like she just needed to jump it. She's never done it before, I'm at work, so I told her to get her friend and ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

2003 Ford Escape battery and alternators problems

I have a 2003 Ford escape and it kept shutting off when I would leave it running with the Ac for a while. Later on the time my battery light turned on so I figured I needed to charge my battery so I ...
2
votes
1answer
407 views

03 Ford Escape V6 Oil/Coolant/check fuel cap lights

I just had my oil changed and had coolant put into my car a few days before Christmas. Also, bought a new fuel cap the same day. All of these lights are still on and I have no idea how to make them go ...
2
votes
1answer
35 views

2012 Ford Escape with Flex Fuel capabilities

Can Regular gas (not containing ethanol) be used in a 2012 Ford Escape with Flex Fuel capabilities?
2
votes
0answers
131 views

P0128 on 2005 Ford Escape 4-cyl

2005 Ford Escape 4-cyl is giving a P0128 code, which can be caused by a bad sensor or a bad thermostat, according to my internet searches. The temp gauge on the dashboard reads the same as it ...
2
votes
0answers
25 views

Ford Escape, 2009 base model, foot heat

We have very low flow to the foot area on our Escape. Air from the upper, side and defrost vents seems to be fine. When 'foot' is selected, we get some air out of the dash and side vents but ...
2
votes
3answers
653 views

Turn Signal Malfunction [2010 Ford Escape Hybrid]

I have a 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid about a month back my right turn signal started to turn on randomly while the turn signal was in the neutral position. When this occurs turning the signal to the left ...
2
votes
0answers
91 views

2010 ford escape XLT ignition issues

I use to have to push my key in really hard to get it to start. now it wont start with the key at all. but if i use my remote starter to start my car then put my key in it works. what could this be ...
2
votes
0answers
344 views

2005 Ford Escape engine block exuding gas fumes

Noticed a couple months back that fumes were entering the cabin through the ventilation. This occurred immediately after I had performed some work replacing the powertrain control module, all the ...
2
votes
0answers
4k views

Can a blend door be easily fixed/replaced in a Ford Escape Hybrid 2006? Also, passenger side airbag removal?

I recently got my AC compressor fixed, but after doing this it turns out my AC still isn't great because of a messed up blend door (according to my mechanic). Apparently this is a fairly common ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

FORD ESCAPE 03 V6 - Oil Light Blinking

Have a 2003 Escape, oil light started to come in when going down hill in the underground car park where i live but has now started to come on more frequently when braking and today when i pulled up it ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Do you have to remove the heads to replace the lash adjuster on a 2002 Ford Escape?

Hello I guess I'm replacing a lash adjuster today. Before I start I'd like to get a better idea of what I'm getting myself into. I know that you're supposed to replace all of them at once and that you ...
1
vote
1answer
9k views

What kind of transmission fluid do I put in my 2012 Ford Escape?

With some internet searches, is seems like the 2012 Ford Escape requires the MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid, but I haven't found an official source to confirm that. Can anyone provide an ...
1
vote
2answers
7k views

Oil pressure light and vehicle idle

I have a 2005 Ford Escape XLT, when the car is in idle it will have a vibration and the oil pressure light will come on. When the car is moving, there is not a problem. I checked the oil, there is oil ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

2012 Ford Escape A/C blowing hot and lowest blower speed not working

My A/C started blowing hot air intermittently the other day. Of course, the day I take it in to the mechanic it starts to work like normal. My mechanic said there were no issues he could find except ...