2013 Ford Escape Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Ford Escape

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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my car wouldnt start and i had to have it towed to a ford dealership. they said engine sludge was the problem. tookengine apart. have had car for 2 weeks. fords says we did not maintaian car. I was able to give dealer/sevice 3 receipts for oil change. the last was dec. 17 2014, 3000 miles ago.
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At the last oil change 3 weeks ago, the washer fluid was topped off. I was told the fluid they use is for -20 degrees.

This does not happen every time I utilize AC.

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The Restraint Control Module (RCM) is the "brains" behind the airbag system. Portions of the module are coated to help prevent moisture intrusion. The coating can crack and when exposed to humidity the printed circuit board may short circuit. This could cause one or more of the airbag system components not to function as expected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. Replacement parts are currently not available, a second notification letter will be sent when they are and dealers will perform the necessary repairs.

Programming errors in the software for the restraint control module (RCM) can result in delayed deployment of the side-curtain airbag. Delayed deployment in certain rollover circumstances would increase the rick of personal injury. Dealers will reprogram the RCM to correct this concern.

The recliner mechanism for one or both front seats may have been improperly welded to the seat frame. As a result, the seatback may become loose or lean, increasing the risk of injury in the event of certain types of crashes. Dealers will replace the affected seatbacks to correct this concern.

 

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