2001 Ford Escape Repair and Maintenance

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

2001 Ford Escape Problems

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.

    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.

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.

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2001 Ford Escape Questions

I noticed some recalls date back to 2007 which was prior to me owning the car. Some issues described could be the problems I am currently having. How long do I have to go back and have work done from a recall notice?

Sometimes my Escape (252,000 mi.) will not Idle when the weather is warm/hot. It will start and die unless I keep my foot on the accelerator. I drove it 25 miles home from work, 80 degree day, stopped by grocery store for a few minutes. It started fine, but when I drove 2 miles to the gas station...

The mechanic is saying burnt valve but fixing the head and I don't get it

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2001 Ford Escape Recalls

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.

A brake fluid leak can develop from the cap on the fluid reservoir, which may damage the antilock brake system (ABS) module electrical connector. A damaged connector can develop corrosion, causing the connector to overheat and melt and/or catch on fire. Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder cap and modify the ABS electrical system to correct this concern. Corrective parts may not be readily available. Owners will be advised to park their vehicles outside until repairs can be made. The Ford recall number is 11S24.

 

 

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ANTILOCK BRAKES (ABS), THE ABS MODULE CONNECTOR MAY HAVE MISSING OR DISLODGED WIRE SEALS. THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW CONTAMINATION TO ENTER THE MODULE CONNECTOR, CREATING A POTENTIAL FOR AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.

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2001 Ford Escape Reviews

I bought my 2001 Escape for my wife in New Jersey. It was on an angled ramp waiting for me to by it. The Escape is yellow and black. The truck looks like it would have been on a set for Bay Watch. I maintained it from the start and it now has 138,000 miles. It needed repairs since I had it. I can not complain because my wife and I have never missed a day of work since I bought it. If you take c...

This has been a great vehicle for me, I have had it for about 2.5 years and haven't had any trouble out of it.

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...

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