2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Problems

Coolant Pump on Hybrid May Fail and Cause CEL/Engine Shutdown

The hybrid models have a coolant pump that cools control electronics. The pump can fail or spin slowly, which causes a Check Engine Light to illuminate and complete engine shut down.

Transfer Case Problem on the 4WD models

An abnormal noise may develop from the transfer case. At this time parts are not available to repair internal damage to this type of transfer case, replacement is the only option. It is not uncommon for irregular tire wear to cause a similar noise. Diagnoses should be performed to confirm the actual cause of the driveline noise. Tire noise can be reduced by rotating the tires at least every 5000 miles.

Hard driving conditions may cause rear motor mount to crack

Hard driving conditions, including quick starts from a stop and hard acceleration up hills, can cause the rear motor mount to crack. The broken motor mount needs to be replaced, otherwise damage to the hybrid drive system may result.

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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Questions

2 weeks ago my abs light came on i took it to the mechanic and they said it was my wheel speed sensor axel i replaced last night i went to drive it clunked and would not go into gear made a clinking noise when i put in park (1 answer)

This problem has only hapoened once ive had no problem before this with it going into gear

What is the difficulty level of replacing the throttle body of this vehicle? (1 answer)

I took my 2005 Escape Hybrid in for diagnostic and was told that the throttle body needs replacement base on the codes they found. They also said it would be $900+ and I'm somewhat skeptical of this being mechanically capable I'm digging around about it. This relates to the vehicle not ha...

Power steering went out suddenly. How can I fix it in order to get my car to the shop (1 answer)

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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Reviews

Overall, this has been a good reliable car so far. Not sure how it's going to do past 100,000 miles though as the power steering just failed this week (Nov 2014). And the heating / AC compressor failed in 2013 ($1,000+ repair). There was one owner of the car before me and she got all her repair and maintenance work done at the dealership here in Oregon. So far no other major problems but not lo...
only a couple of issues,1. coolant pump failure. 2. auxiliary blend door actuator failure. both issues will cause vehicle to enter failure management mode,wrench light on,vehicle will barely move.other than these concerns,the only thing I do on these vehicles is scheduled maintenance.
Has been nearly flawless except for one time which was resolved due to a recall on the hybrid battery system. Otherwise it has had zero quality issues...it's not a sports car or a luxury vehicle but it has certainly performed all the tasks it was engineered to do.

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