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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2002 Ford Escape Problems
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.
2002 Ford Escape Recalls (Recent)
Summary: CERTAIN 2004-2005 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND CERTAIN 2001-2003 SPORT UTIITY VEHICLE HAVING REAR LIFTGATE COMPONENTS SERVICED WITH 2004 EQUIVALENT COMPONENTS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 206, 'DOOR LOCKS AND DOOR RETENTION COMPONENTS.' THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCHING SYSTEM DOES NOT MEET THE INERTIA LOAD REQUIREMENT IN ONE DIRECTION.Learn more »
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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.
Summary: 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.Learn more »
Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L V6 ENGINES, DURING DECELERATION, THE ENGINE CAN STALL.Learn more »
2002 Ford Escape Questions and Answers
My 2002 Escape XLT has been running rough and stalling. Last night it stalled three times and the service engine soon light came on. I took it to my local parts dealer and tested it, the diag. said...
My ABS & Brake light both came on the other day and I was wondering if someone possible knew what could be wrong with it.
Can you please tell me where the thermostat housing is located?
How do I take off the exterior door handle? The new parts seem like they just snap into place. Is there a screw holding it in place from the inside?
2002 Ford Escape Reviews
Worst vehicle I have ever purchased. The 6 cd changer works when it wants to, the odometer light works when it wants to. the sunroof switch does not work, so the sunroof will not seal well, so everytime it rains, it floods the inside of the vehicle. Have just had all 3 catalytic converters replaced, along with egr valve and dpfe sensor....and check engine light came on two days after i got it back from the shop and gave them over $2000 to "fix it". Have also had to change the ABS sensor, brakes, belts and it it is leaking oil on the engine and needs new rear struts. Can't wait to get it running good enough to get rid of.
one of the best cars I ever bought
Where do I start, welll I just paid $4,000 to get a new transmission installed, The truck only had 73k miles on it the transmission went out. The brakes whre out very fast I bought it new in 2002 and already had two brake jobs costing over $400 each. I also had to replace front suspension parts , tie rods, upper/lower control arms damaged by regular wear and tear on street driving. Rust is forming in the inside rear door wells. The radio keeps jam ming my cds inside. Connector to one of the headlights shorted out,(plastic was melting) lucky truck didn't catch on fire. Vehicle sensative to high moisture air, trys to stall when humidity is very high. This will be my last Escape
I brought this Escape in 2005, used great only problem water pump replaced April, 2010 and now I need to have the A/C Compressor replaced July, 2010. Other than that I love my Escape with her 120,000 miles.