The hybrid models have a coolant pump that cools control electronics. The pump can fail or spin slowly, which causes a Check Engine Light to illuminate and complete engine shut down.
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Ford Escape Hybrid Problems
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.
Hard driving conditions, including quick starts from a stop and hard acceleration up hills, can cause the rear motor mount to crack. The broken motor mount needs to be replaced, otherwise damage to the hybrid drive system may result.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0442, P0456, and/or P1450. These codes are related to the EVAP system. Our technicians tell us that if no EVAP system faults are confirmed, updated software is available for the powertrain control module (PCM) which should correct this concern.
Ford Escape Hybrid Recalls (Recent)
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The park rod guide retention pin may not have been properly installed in nineteen vehicles. These vehicles may not properly engage the transmission in the "Park" position. If this occurs and the parking brake is not set, unintended vehicle movement may result, increasing the risk of a crash. This recall is expected to begin by May 28, 2010. The Ford recall number is 10C12.
Ford Escape Hybrid Questions and Answers
Can I reset the light? Would not start or jump start. Called AAA and they found bad cell in engine battery and replaced it. Still won't start. Took to dealer and they replaced hybird battery a...
locate the air conditioning low pressure valve.
and the same two coils show bad on computer so changed again
and still says 2 are bad same ones do you have any ideas
Oil was full clean not hot. Anti freeze full barely warm. been driving 55 for 1 hour in mountians. Restarted the escape did it 4 more times on the way to destination. Drove home next night 1.5 hour...
My reading using a calipar was around 1.935 to 1.955 inches. Does that fall within spec?
Ford Escape Hybrid Reviews
my escape stop turning on yesterday, i went to a car wash and some water got in from the passenger side tailight and wetted a button that says "reset button". and i was wondering if anybody had the same problem and if i replace it would it start driving. also i checked the fuses and all of them work except 3 fuses that are inside the car fuse box on the passenger side.
And all my lights turn on when i turn the key, it just dosent start. and also it says :stop slowly now"
Great vehicle have 5000 miles on it. Did have the 12 volt battery die after sitting unused for three days but believe I caused the issue by leaving a radar detector plugged into the 12 volt power port which I since have learned can keep the vehicles electronics from going to sleep thereby draining the battery
i DON'T HAVE PROBLEM IN MY FORD ESCAPE WHEN IT COMES TO DRIVING CONDITION ENGINE IS GOOD, BODY IS BEAUTIFUL, INTERIORS IS EXCELLENT TO ME, THE ONLY PROBLEM IS DRIVE SHAFT HAVING NOISE,THE FORM DEALER ASK ME TO REPLACE THE RUBBER BOOTH FRONT WHEEL, IN WHICH IT IS VERY HARD TO FIND,
I have not had any problems with my 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid. No overheating. Good acceleration. Have taken on several long trips into the mountains, through the desert, driving for hours at a time. No problems. Only complaints are that the ride is like a truck rather than a car (stiff and rough), and the mileage has decreased to about 31 mpg. Stll that is about 50% better than my previous vehicles (a minivan and a station wagon).
Fun vehicle to drive. Has enough acceleration for the small engines. Does what it was designed to do. Would like to see an affordable all electric conversion kit in the future. With gas prices going up in this State as of 1st of 2011, this little 'honey' has become more valuable to me. Headlights are exceptionally bright' brighter than my 2009 Ford Explorer. Not completley cost effective to purchase as of yet, but prices may top $5 a gallon in the not too distant future.