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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
2010 Ford Escape Hybrid Problems
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.
2010 Ford Escape Hybrid Recalls (Recent)
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The park rod guide retention pin may not have been properly installed in nineteen vehicles. These vehicles may not properly engage the transmission in the "Park" position. If this occurs and the parking brake is not set, unintended vehicle movement may result, increasing the risk of a crash. This recall is expected to begin by May 28, 2010. The Ford recall number is 10C12.
2010 Ford Escape Hybrid Questions and Answers
Before this happens, the truck bucks once as if it is going into low gear or something. Idles rough. This happened 4 times today while driving. Happens anywhere at any time, and just started about...