2008 Ford Escape Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Ford Escape

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2008 Ford Escape Problems

need help with air and heat

the heat and air wont work unless I have it cranked up to 4. nothing on 1 , 2 , and 3.

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.

Check Engine Light and Hesitation or Stumbling While Driving

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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2008 Ford Escape Questions

A/C clutch chirps when accelerating from a stop, or when reving engine (1 answer)

Only occurs when A/C is on. Belt is fine, and system works well. No other unusual noises.

Flimsy rear bumper normal? (1 answer)

I was checking out a used 2008 Ford Escape 4WD XLT but was looking at the rear bumper which seems to be very flimsy. I was wondering if this is normal for this type of car. I am able to push the rear bumper with one finger and make it move to the point where if another car was to rear end me it d...

Ok so I was driving in my neighborhood and there are allot of speed bumps then all of a sudden when I started applying breaks before going over the speed bumps my escape would make a quiet but noticeable clicking noise (1 answer)

Then I drove later and it wast as loud but still there

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2008 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.

Power Steering Assist Loss

Due to a software issue that affects operation of the torque sensor, the electric power steering may stop functioning. This would make it difficult to steer the vehicle. Dealers will reprogram the power steering control module and instrument cluster module free of charge to resolve the concern. Dealers will also replace affected electric steering components as necessary upon inspection free of charge.

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2008 Ford Escape Reviews

I took my Ford Escape 2008 to Firestone. They said i have a hole in my condenser and that with the air conditioning recharge the total price would be $615. Then they said that may not fix my problem.
Bought my Escape from a local credit union (Repo) with 150k miles on it. I now have 195k miles and only recently had to do brake work on it to the tune of $825. The cost should of been only $150 but it was mis-diagnosed by the local tire store. Master cyclinder would have fixed it if they had gotten all the air out when bleeding the brakes. just changed one tie rod end (original) which only cos...
Transmission needs repairing $2000 with 94,000 miles; $600 repair to ignition - they had to dismantle the steering column; very disappointed in expensive repairs to a vehicle that did not make 100,000.

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