Ford Escape Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Ford Escape
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Ford Escape ProblemsALTERNATOR
Driving at night and within a few seconds first the lights kind of went dim then bright, next the radio goes off, then the dash goes out from left to right and the headlights go out. I am on a bridge going 50 mph with no lights and it is pitch dark with no shoulders at the end of the bridge on either side of the road it was very nerve racking. Lucky for me, a friendly driver comes along and lets me follow them to next rest stop at a snail pace...
The 2008-2012 Ford Escape with manual temperature and fan controls may have problems with the the blower motor only blowing air on certain settings. Most commonly the fan will only run on the highest setting. This is a well documented problem, and is caused by a failing blower motor resistor.
Correcting the problem is straight forward, and requires replacement of the small resistor. The resistor is normally found behind the glove box, next to the blower motor.
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.
Ford Escape QuestionsAfter jumping another, mine wont start without a jump. Test Bat-ok, alt-ok, what (1 answer)
Tested battery -ok
. atenator -ok however seem like regulator not working but were is it. Inside alt? Do I have to replace whole alternator, rather should I?
And if,,, how about tention pulley or serpentine belt....27k miles 4yrsold
no gas gauge, odometer, speedometer, nothing
Seems like the tumbler is going?
Ford Escape RecallsFuel Delivery Module Leaks Fuel
The fuel delivery module (FDM) may crack and leak fuel. Dealers will replace the FDM flange with one that has a redesigned fuel supply port free of charge to resolve the concern.
The door latches may not secure the doors closed, and could open while driving. Dealers will replace the door latches with improved parts free of charge to resolve the concern.
The auto-reverse function of the automatic closing power windows may malfunction and fail to stop when something impedes the glass movement. Dealers will update the power window operating system software free of charge to resolve the concern.