Problem Description and Possible Solution
The Check Engine Light may come on due to failure of the Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) solenoid. The VCT solenoid will need to be replaced to correct this concern.
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Average mileage: 81,167 (11,000–241,000)
Engines affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6
44 people reported this problem
Check engine light came on but the car still ran smoothly. Recently, I have been experiencing a message relating to the fuel filler cap (or something of that nature). It comes and goes periodically.
check engine light stays on after it reading check fuel fill inlet
car started with coming to an intersection when I pressed on the gas nothing happened car was still running and was able to steer to side of road and it was like missing or shuddering. turned it off and started right up. It ran fine for about a month then started doing it again every 2-3 days. took to dealership they replaced the throttle control car ran fine for about 5 days then started again. took it back to dealership and they are replacing the VCT. I hope this fixes it, I really like my car.
Check engine light comes and blinks them goes .car stalls first.
car stalled. Restarted and engine ran rough. Check engine light was on. Dealer replaced both VCT solenoids under warranty. somewhat concerned that this happened with so little mileage. Also not happy that the dealer did not have the part in stock and I had to wait 2 days for it to come in.
Same issue except started with car bucking back and forth while I was stopped at a light. Luckily covered by warranty.
I was coming off of a light when suddenly the car lost nearly all power. The wrench light came on and the car was in limp mode. I was able to get into a parking lot fairly close. I turned the car off and checked all the connections under the hood, but saw nothing wrong. I started the car and it acted normal again. I immediately when home and called for road side assistance. They picked up the car the following afternoon and determined it was the VCT solenoids. Both were replaced and I had my car the following day.
Engine light on. Started to run terribly while on a road trip. Was told not to worry by one dealer while on the trip when it came on. When I got home, the dealer I trust said warranty would cover replacement. Made me happy engine light issue was diagnosed and is being taken care of. Has been in the shop almost a week now. That doesn't make me happy.
1 of many problems with this car.
check engine light was on...dealer said it was the VCT solenoid which was replaced under warranty
check engine lights came on gave code for the same issue as the description
Same problem as reported; the check engine light was illuminated so I took it to the Dealer. Diagnosed as the VCT solenoid and replaced under the powertrain warranty.
ford escape, just had vct,s replaced today
just paid to have the engine light turned off. now our problem is the drivers door, the door is unlocked on the outside, but is locked on the inside. just paid to have the passenger side door fixed, same problem. never have had so many problems with my car, seems like i'm always at the dealership. will not buy this type again, because I shouldn't be billed for these defects, not my fault and should be covered under warranty.
Same problem as described; check engine light came on; Dealer diagnosed as VCT solenoid which had to be replaced under warranty.