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Ford Escape Hybrid Repair and Maintenance

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

Ford Escape Hybrid Problems

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.

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.

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Ford Escape Hybrid Questions

I am being told it the water pump and actuator.

This happened on the freeway after driving about 20 minutes outside it was dry and about 60 degrees F. After I safely coasted to the shoulder and cried a little, it started back up with no indication it had gone dead. Is this a sign of something bad?

Should I replace all the rod bearings even if they feel tight? or should I use Plasigauge on each one to be sure?
What should the crankshaft diameter be where the rod bearings connect and what plasigauge reading is acceptible using standard bearings?

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Ford Escape Hybrid Recalls

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.

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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 ...

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

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 pur...

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