2005 Ford Escape Repair and Maintenance

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

2005 Ford Escape Problems

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.

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.

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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2005 Ford Escape Questions

2005 Ford Escape, motor smokey, was told it needs new rings, what's the average cost to replace rings? (1 answer)

I replaced ecu. I was told new ecu was flashed and ready to go. Now, all power is on but car won't even crank. anti theft light flashing. Why is it on and car not cranking? And what it the issue? (1 answer)

The light was never on before. vehicle ran prior. A dealer diagnostics is how issue was found. 2 codes, ECU and ignition coils.

I was wondering how much a new CD player would cost (1 answer)

My sister used my car for a year and she used home made cd's and after I got the car back the CD player doesn't work any more! Like when I go to load a disk it just say cd error!

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2005 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.

Hybrid System May Overheat And Cause Stalling

The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail, resulting in the hybrid system shutting down, and the vehicle losing power. Dealers will inspect and replace the original motor electronics coolant pump free of charge to correct the concern.

Inadequate Head Protection in the Event of a Crash

Inadequate head protection may be an issue at the left a-pillar (windshield) trim area. In the event of a crash, personal injury to vehicle occupants may occur. Dealers will make modifications to the energy absorbing material located above the headliner in the affected area. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 19, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06C12.

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2005 Ford Escape Reviews

GUYS, NEVER BUY THIS CAR................
have had to replace the roters 3 times and completely replace the ENTIRE transmission. AC has always smelled like mold when you turn the car on. Have had to replace the battery 3 times. We'll probably never buy another Ford again. We're just holding our breath until the next repair to it. Hate this SUV.
The repairs are too expensive. Alternator - $895.00 - located under the motor Catalytic converter - 3 at $800.00 each just for the parts

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