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 ProblemsFailure 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.
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.
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.
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.