2006 Ford Escape Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Ford Escape
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2006 Ford Escape ProblemsIgnition 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.
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.
Driving at night and within a few seconds first the lights kind of went dim then bright, next the radio goes off, then the dash goes out from left to right and the headlights go out. I am on a bridge going 50 mph with no lights and it is pitch dark with no shoulders at the end of the bridge on either side of the road it was very nerve racking. Lucky for me, a friendly driver comes along and lets me follow them to next rest stop at a snail pace...
2006 Ford Escape QuestionsHow do I reset the battery light when battery is replaced? (1 answer)
Battery light came on. The next day my vehicle turned off completely. Had to get a jump to make it home. Dash board was going haywire. Alarm went off a few times
2006 Ford Escape RecallsShift 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.
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.
On some front wheel drive hybrid vehicles, the intermediate shaft may not have been heat treated properly and may fracture. If this happens, the transmission will be unable to transmit power to the wheels and hold the vehicle when shifted into park, which could result in a crash. Dealers will inspect the drivetrain intermediate shaft and replace it if necessary. The recall began October 23, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06S44.