Ford Escape Repair and Maintenance

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

Ford Escape Problems

Failure 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.

Internal Transfer Case Problem on the 4WD models

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.

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.

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Ford Escape Questions

under dashboard, drivers side (1 answer)

I have a 2002 Ford Escape with 3.0 Liter engine. The engine has just been replaced tranny rebuilt 1.5 years ago, AC rebuilt last year. Now when I am driving in town with the traffic lights the ac starts blowing warm air and engine sounds like it is about to die.(running very rough) I can push the...

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.

Can a/c have something to do with engine misfiring? (1 answer)

I recently replaced air conditioner compressor . After that my car began to run differently. I have now replaced coils on each plug and still have a misfire. Could the a/c compressor or a/c wiring have anything to do with misfire?

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Ford Escape Recalls

Engine Hesitates Or Stalls

Wiring splices to the manifold absolute pressure sensor may be faulty and provide improper signals to the engine's processor. This can cause an engine stall or hesitation. Dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

Engine Continues To Run When Set To Off

The engine may not shut off as desired when turning the key to off, or the on off button to off if equipped with that option. Dealers will update the body control module software free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Ford Escape Reviews

2005 Ford Escape.....Biggest P.O.S. vehicle I have ever owned. YOU SUCK FORD AS USUAL. Didn't want to purchase vehicle, but I was in a pinch and needed one asap. Having to put a couple courts of oil in it every week, with no leak found. And it being hard on gas. 4 months after purchasing, out of the blue, it starts running like it's running on 3 cylinders and then just stalls driving on the in...
Bot 2001 v6 automatic used at 50,000 miles and it had a factory tow package. original owner had it zebarted and took good care of it. I have 225,000 miles. Door handles had to be replaced. When i got it, I drained the transmission and put B&G transmission additive in it along with the correct Motocraft transmission fluid and also changed the transfer case fluids and the radiator fluid (use the ...
I have a 2012 Ford Escape which was purchased in October of 2011. Last March (2014), I remote started my car and a huge amount of smoke and a loud "bang" came from under my vehicle. Come to find out the A/C broke away from the car and was filled with grime. Only found out about it when the A/C only blew hot air. It was $4,000+ to have it repaired. Thank god I had the extended warranty. He...

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