Ignition Misfires on Ford Escape

    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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Average mileage: 126,816 (11,100–251,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6
8 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
73 people reported this problem
42 people shared problem details
2005 Ford Escape- 3.0L V6100,000
My check engine light went on. My son in law used a diagnostic meter and came up with 3 ignition coils are misfiring. Although he said the front ones weren't hard to change, I should have all 6 of them changed at the same time. The price difference for the parts ranges from 6 for $25 to $60 each plus he said it should take no more than 1.5 hours of labor. At least I'm going in to the mechanic shop with some info. Getting an estimate first. Sounds like a $600 + job. I miss my hubby (marine Vietnam great mechanic). I haven't had to pay for anything but parts while he was alive. A good honest mechanic is worth his weight in gold.
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Starting at 60,000 miles I have had a misfire code for one of the coils on plug (V6) every 20,000 miles or so. At 75,000 miles I had another one that I drove too much before repairing and it plugged up the Catalytic Converter - you'll know because the car will be slow on acceleration and very poor on fuel economy - 80,000 mile warranty, but the dealer will fight you on it since the exhaust manifold integrates three catalytic converters and the job runs the risk of fouling the muffler also. I have replaced 5/6 coils and all spark plugs twice. This last time I did the job myself and did not go OEM on the COP - wait and see. It has been a $600 dollar job at the shop - if the coil is in the front - DIY - If in the back - consider paying the mechanic as it is more time consuming and really requires a haynes or chilton manual to do it right.
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2004 Ford Escape- 3.0L V6
3 coil misfires within a year, 2 less than 2 months apart. Sick of wasting my money. Happens every time it is humid out.
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2001 Ford Escape- 3.0L V6140,000
Had 3 coils replaced last year...check engine light was flashing...detector came up with 3 coils...what is it with these ford escapes???? I love my truck, but this is ridiculous!!! Got a price of $125.00 a coil...I think he said 3,4,5 coils...not sure if they are in back or front...disgusted!!!
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Ignition coils have been a continued source or aggravation on this vehicle, so far have replaced 3 of 6. Fortunately 2 have been on front of engine easily accessible, 3rd required removal of intake manifold (not complicated, but time consuming).
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2003 Ford Escape- 3.0L V6130,631
A few days ago my check engine light came on out of the blue. The steering column began shake, the engine didn't sound normal and it began to struggle. I took it to AutoZone and requested the free diagnostic check and had two codes( Thank you AutoZone). I took the car to the repair shop on Friday it cost $804.71 for 5.50 hours of labor=$622.50. ~1 Ignition Coil Assy 4 ~6 Spark Plugs ~5 Coil Boots ~1 Premium Gasket
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2003 Ford Escape80,000
I have replaced 2 of the 6 and now another one has gone bad.
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2005 Ford Escape- 3.0L V6150,000
Vehicle started skipping then went dead. When re cranked it sputters, skips and knocks. Gave me 5 ignition coil circuit malfunction codes. Looks like the bad ignition coil fried my computer. To fix I have to buy a new PCM, all new 6 coils and all new 6 spark plugs. Ford won't recall or do anything about this.
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2004 Ford Escape- 3.0L V6
codes a misfire on cylinder 3 had all new spark plugs installed and it seemed to correct the problem for one month now getting misfire on cylinder 4 now its running rough again this will be the 5th time in 3 months this vehicle will be in the shop we`ve only had it for 3.5 months very disappointed overall we need help. I bought it for our son who was starting university 200 km away from us not happy at all
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2001 Ford Escape108,000
2 coils were misfiring and 3 coils were cracked.
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replace ignition coil at 4000 rpm it misses code came up po136 po316 p0304
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2009 Ford Escape- 2.5L 4 Cylinder60,000
Dealer said it was the coil. Loss of power going over bridge and during excelerating. Engine comes on but goes out once SUV is stopped.
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2002 Ford Escape- 3.0L V654,750
The car at times "coughs" or skips a beat in the motor. I don't drive the car very much as you can see by the mileage. I had it put on diagnostics and report says "misfiring on cylinder 1." I need to know the cost of replacing the spark plug and cable.
2002 Ford Escape- 3.0L V6165,000
Popping noise in the air filter no acceleration Motor jumps around truck goes dead when trying to idel raw gas smell please help put on computer said it was misfire in number 3 replace all the spark plugs and fuel filter and also replace the number 3 coil pack
2004 Ford Escape- 3.0L V6149,000
Engine light would intermittantly come on (once or twice a year). The next year engine light came on when I has having alternator problems. Replaced the alternator and engine light still came on. Took it to Auto Zone for free diagnostic. Diagnosed as misfire on #1. Firestone fixed for $400 + $100 diagnostic fee.
2008 Ford Escape- 2.0L 4 Cylinder11,100
Sometimes the car doesn't turn on. At times the car turns on, but the air doesn't.
2003 Ford Escape- 3.0L V6150,000
Starts skipping, then when you go faster it stop....it also does it when its damp,out now
2005 Ford Escape- 3.0L V6150,000
2 coils about 15000 miles apart.
2008 Ford Escape- 3.0L V6220,000
Had bad miss that came and went over past 3 months but would never give a code or check engine code. Finally on Monday on the way too lunch I thought th car was gonna die but it got there, still with node code. On the way back to work it again acted as if it was going to die surging and missing. I got to work and notice I left tablet at the place we ate lunch so I drove back. On the way back I finally got a code, P0302, misfire coil 2. Purchased a coil, drove home and replaced it. It is now Wednesday and it has not missed a lick. Crazy how bad the car ran without throwing a code.
2001 Ford Escape- 2.0L 4 Cylinder129,066
I have a two code star yesterday is a PO303 and P0304 in cilinder 3 & 4.
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