2001 Ford Escape Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Ford Escape

2001 Ford Escape Problems

Ignition Misfires

    The common problem for ignition misfires are ignition coils going bad. Replacement of the bad ignition coil is necessary. These should be fixed as soon as a problem is detected. Otherwise the misfire can cause damage to other components.

Failure of EGR Differential Pressure Sensor

The DPFE (differential pressure feedback EGR) sensor tends to fail. The DPFE sensor monitors function of the EGR valve by measuring pressure changes in the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system. Symptoms of a failing DPFE sensor are hesitation or stumbling when driving along with illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Internal 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.

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2001 Ford Escape Questions

Can a/c have something to do with engine misfiring? (1 answer)

I recently replaced air conditioner compressor . After that my car began to run differently. I have now replaced coils on each plug and still have a misfire. Could the a/c compressor or a/c wiring have anything to do with misfire?

I cannot start my car. The theft light will not turn off. My key doesn't feel like it is even going in all the way (1 answer)

My escape is stuck in neutral what could it be and how much to fix (1 answer)

Only time this has happened

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2001 Ford Escape Recalls

Shift Lever Disengages From Transmission

For a vehicle that has had a remanufactured Ford automatic transmission installed, the shift lever bolt may be loose, allowing disengagement of the shift lever from the transmission. Dealers will inspect the transmission and either tighten the shift lever bolt or replace the shift lever assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Suspension Lower Control Arm May Corrode And Separate

The front suspension lower control arm may corrode at its forward attachment, and may separate from the vehicle. Dealers will install a newly designed reinforcement cross-brace free of charge to resolve the concern.

The Throttle May Stick in the Wide Open Position

Ford Escape models equipped with a V6 are being recalled because inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the speed control cable connector could result in a stuck throttle when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost fully depressed. This risk exists regardless of whether or not the speed control (cruise control) is used.

A stuck throttle may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop or slow the vehicle, which could result in a crash. Dealers will correct this concern by increasing the engine cover clearance. Remedy parts are expected to be available in mid-August. Until then, dealers will disconnect the speed control cable as an interim remedy if parts are not available at the time of an owner's service appointment. The Ford recall number is 12S37.

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2001 Ford Escape Reviews

Bot 2001 v6 automatic used at 50,000 miles and it had a factory tow package. original owner had it zebarted and took good care of it. I have 225,000 miles. Door handles had to be replaced. When i got it, I drained the transmission and put B&G transmission additive in it along with the correct Motocraft transmission fluid and also changed the transfer case fluids and the radiator fluid (use the ...
Does anyone know why there would be gas leaking out of my gas tank from the bottom... There is no rust on the tank and there are no holes in the tank,... I just filled the tank up and am wondering if I just over filled it... It's been a couple hours and it hasn't leaked since i got gas.... Is there a spot where excess gas would leak from other than coming out of where the gas goes into the tan...
pulling a u-haul up a small hill. Car down shifted to 2nd gear, rpm and mph dropped. Would not up shift to drive. Had car towed to dealer. They could not find any problem, but thinks that it was not exhausting propperly and that the exhaust was flowing back into the engine. Check engine light did not come on at anytime. Do I have a problem?

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