Ford Escape Repair and Maintenance
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Ford Escape ProblemsFailure 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.
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 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 QuestionsWhen trying to start it does nothing (3 answers)
It was running good parked for the night and now when I try to start it all the lights come on ,windows and door locks all work but it does not do any thing ,I checked the fuses and breakers all good ,battery has full charge. Help please ASAP thanks
The vehicle ran great for the first 29 days, then on the 30th day my check engine light came on (started to flash) and it would start shaking and not accelerate. Dealer said it was a fuel injector, which would cost $485 to replace. Does this sound right, or should I make them replace all of them?...
Ford Escape RecallsEngine 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.
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.
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.