Ford Escape Repair and Maintenance

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

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Ford Escape Problems

ALTERNATOR

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...

Blower Motor Only Works on High

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.

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

After 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

I had the alternator replaced but now nothing inside is working. radio, dash etc (2 answers)

no gas gauge, odometer, speedometer, nothing

Having trouble starting key turns but won't start (1 answer)

Seems like the tumbler is going?

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Ford Escape Recalls

Fuel 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.

Door Latches Do Not Secure The Door Closed

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.

Power Window Auto Reverse Feature Fails

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.

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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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