Power Train Problems of Ford Escape
Ford Escape owners have reported 535 problems linked to power train (under the power train category).
#1 - Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMCU0DGXA_. After waiting for traffic signal, I began my turn left. Just past the intersection, I lost power with sort of a chugging motion in the vehicle. I was able to get off the road. The indicator on the instrument panel was of a small wrench, indicating throttle control/powertrain in the manual. I called the dealer and was able to start the car and drive in. The charge for installing ds7z 9e926 d (throttle body and motor as) was $400. 46 plus tax. With less than 38000 miles on this vehicle, I did not expect to have this kind of repair. This power train issue occurred Oct. 31, 2011.
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#2 - Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. While driving freeway speeds, I lost power. Wrench light came on, engine remained running and I limped to the side of the freeway. When re-starting car, problem disappeared. Took car to private mechanic (frank) and he could not find a problem in the computer history. He suspected throttle linkage. Car drove fine until oct 25, 2013 when it reoccurred on the freeway. While coasting in the hov lane, we put vehicle in "neutral" and tried to restart, problem did not resolve. Only after coasting to a stop and putting the vehicle in "park" and restarting would the problem re-set. Very hazardous losing power at freeway speeds and trying to limp to the side. This problem occurred on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
#3 - Power Train problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2006 Ford Escape. The first incident occurred while I was driving 65 mph on the expressway. I went to change lanes and hit the accelerator and the car would not accelerate and was shuddering. I had pull off the expressway and turn the car off. I tried restarting and it just shuddered again. I waited five minutes and tried again and finally it started and was able to shift. Two days ago I was getting off the expressway and making a left turn when the car died and I lost steering power. I was able to fortunately get to the side of the road and put it into park. I tried restarting the car and it would not start. I waited 3 mins and was able to finally get it going. Both times there was no check engine light. I had the Escape read by a code reader device multiple times and there are no error codes displayed from the computer. This is a very serious and potentially life threatening issue, and would like Ford to act upon it for its customers immediately. I am filing this because I have read that the issue is with a defective throttle body, and there is already an investigation into Ford on this issue (pe13-003). I would like my vehicle to be added to this investigation for my families safety and all others experiencing the problem. This power train issue occurred Friday, August 30, 2013.
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#4 - Power Train problem of the 2012 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved is a 2012 Ford Escape. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMCU0EG0C_. When pulling out from an intersection, I experienced intermittent power loss which resulted in vehicle loaping forward then stalling or entering safety mode low idle maneuverability with wrench light on. I was in heavy traffic and had to shut off the car, place in park then restart only to have the vehicle lurch then shut off or return to safety idle again before I was able to exit the street safely. After several attempts to restart, the check engine light came on resulting in trouble code p2111 "current" fault throttle actuator control system - stuck open and code p2112 " pending throttle actuator control system - stuck closed. This issue happened on Wed., Oct. 30, 2013.
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#5 - Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle having this issue was a 2010 Ford Escape. Going to dinner with his two boys vehicle almost stopped in the highway and almost rear-ended. Pull vehicle over waited restarted and drove a short distance and it stopped again in traffic. Throttle body going bad. There has been numerous complaint and someone is going to get killed over this defect. It was Mon., Oct. 28, 2013 when this power train issue occurred.
#6 - Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. As I was driving down the interstate with the cruise control set at 70mph, the vehicle turned the cruise control off and deccelerated almost immediately to 60mph which caused an uncomfortable thrashing forward of myself and my 2 children. We had our seat belts on, so we were not injured. The vehicle continued to lose power, so I pulled off the highway and placed the vehicle in park and turned off the engine. I noticed a little wrench had appeared in the left corner of my dash display. I looked up this symbol in my owners manual. I then decided to go ahead and try to continue driving as I was a good 75+ miles from home and I was in a very remote area. When I started the engine, I noticed the service engine light came on and did not go back out. I proceeded down the interstate approximately 2 miles before the vehicle did the same thing. This time I attempted to accelerate and with the gas pedal to the floor, had no success. The car just continued to lose speed, so again , I pulled off the highway and this time I let the vehicle proceed as far as it could without applying the brake. As the car was nearly stopped, it started to shake as if it were about to shut off. I turned off the engine and again, restarted after a short break and was able to make it the rest of the way home. This problem occurred on 10/27/2013.
#7 - Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
2010 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle decelerates without warning. The consumer stated the deceleration, happened at different speeds. There was no jerking of the vehicle, no warning light illuminated. It just lost speed quickly. The only option the consumer had was to drive the vehicle from the passing lane to the shoulder, crossing several lanes of traffic, turn it off and re-start it. The first time it happened it ran fine afterwards for weeks. The second time it happened, the same thing, but the third time it happened the vehicle decelerated four times within 15 minutes. This issue happened on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
#8 - Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2009 Ford Escape. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMCU03759_. Vehicle enters limp mode and all power is lost, engine starts to stutter and tachometer jumps, wrench light (power-train) comes on. 3 times in 1 week. Mph = 60, 45, 30. Avoided accident and pulled over. Restarted vehicle and back to normal. No check engine light or codes stored. Dealer states they cannot diagnose unless they can recreate the problem. Danger of rear ending, t-bones upon left turns, and intersection pileups. This problem occurred on Oct. 24, 2013.
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#9 - Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
While driving on i75 north near dayton, OH my 2011 Ford Escape all of a sudden lost all ability to accelerate. The rpm's dropped down to 0 and the power train/transmission light came on. There was no ability to do anything other than brake and get off the highway. I was traveling at 70mph on a busy highway at the time. On the shoulder I shut off the car, and restarted it. Everything seemed normal. I needed to get back to toledo, OH. About 30 miles later the car did the same thing as before. Once again, I was fortunately on a section of i75 with a shoulder. I was able to pull over and shut off the vehicle and restart. I was able to make it the rest of the way on the trip. If this incident had happened in an area with no shoulder, in construction, in the middle of the highway with no way to get to the shoulder, on a hill. . . . . Etc the results could have been disastrous. The Ford dealer determined that the throttle body had failed. Once again, this could have been a terrible accident under different circumstances. To lose all power on the highway traveling 70mph in busy traffic is a safety issue. This part should be recalled and removed from other vehicles before someone suffers a terrible accident due to this failure. It was Sat., Oct. 19, 2013 when this power train issue happened.
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#10 - Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The car was a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving at highway speed I lost acceleration. SUV shook then lost speed quickly. Was able to pull onto off road. Wrench lite on dash. I turned off SUV then restarted and lite went away. Drove to next turn off so I could turn around to head home. Samething happened on way home but after restarting SUV the wrench lite changed to engine service lite. Was able to get home from there. Took for service which concluded electronic throttle body was dirty so it cleaned. Was able to drive for about 20 days when issues accrued again. Throttle body needed replaced. The failure date was 10/04/2013.
#11 - Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The car is a 2009 Ford Escape. The VIN of the problem Escape is 1FMCU03GX9_. During a basic oil change, we were informed the oil pan needed to be replaced because the threads for the plug were stripped. The service manager, I am basing this on what we were told by trained Ford technicians, stated "the oil pan is made of aluminum and it has stripped out. " when asked what the plug was made of he said, " steal. ". So now we have a car that has an oil plug that could come open at any time because it has become unsafe due to steal on aluminum creating a hole larger than was designed. We have a piece of the pan that has been stripped by the plug. So, I am going 75 mph down the highway and the plug comes out because it no longer fits correctly. Suddenly my engines freezes up. I'll be lucky to keep it on the road. We are very concerned that we will have an engine issue due to the engineering of the oil pan/plug. As of now they want us to pay $485 for anew oil pan that was poorly engineered. A steal plug on an aluminum pan is asking for trouble. We request Ford be required to replace the pans with steal ones. It was Tuesday, October 22, 2013 when this power train issue occurred.
#12 - Power Train problem of the 2014 Ford Escape
The car was a 2014 Ford Escape. The vehicle was a 2014 Ford escort. The contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate and stall when driving 45 mph and above. The contact took the vehicle the vehicle to the dealer, who stated that the vehicle was being driven too slowly. The contact was advised to apply the accelerator harder when accelerating from a complete stop. The dealer also acknowledged that they were aware of a transmission issue with the make and model but they were unable to repair the issue. The manufacturer was contacted but did not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 1,000. The VIN was not available. This issue happened on 10/17/13.
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#13 - Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The vehicle having this issue was a 2011 Ford Escape. Just left highway sitting at red light. Light turned green and proceeded to go when a tool light that looks like a wrench lit up on the dash. Car would not go just coasted along. I was able to slowly coast the car over to the side of the road after I turned my hazard lights on to alert the other drivers that I was having problems. I put the car in park and turned the car off. I was able to restart the car and continue to drive to my destination. I called the Ford service department that I take my vehicle to and was told that it sounds like the car needs a new throttle body. It was Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 when this power train issue occurred.
#14 - Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2011 Ford Escape. While driving down the interstate at aprox. 65mph my car lost all speed and quit responding to the gas pedal. I was able to make it to the side of the interstate. My car was still running (rough) so I turned it off. After several min I tried to restart the car (per my mechanic knowledge) and it started right up. I drove to the nearest Ford dealer and after they inspected my car was told I needed a throttle body. So needless to say $461 later my car is fixed but really annoyed that 9000 miles out of warranty things are already falling apart. This power train issue occurred Friday, October 18, 2013.
#15 - Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The car is a 2011 Ford Escape. Was driving down the highway at 55 mph and all of a sudden my vehicle would no longer accelerate. Luckily I was able to safely pull over and once I came to a stop I noticed my vehicle was idling rough and would not respond to the throttle and noticed the light with a wrench was also on. I turned the vehicle off and was able to start it back up and make it home and after doing some research this seems to be a very common problem with the Ford Escape. Will be taking to a dealer to see what they can do. The failure date was Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
#16 - Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2010 Ford Escape. Had a car full of family while I was driving up a hill at about 35mph when the car thrusted forward then felt like it shifted into neutral. I had to coast into someone's driveway and had it towed to the dealership. The dealership called and said the problem was with the throttle body. This issue happened on Saturday, October 12, 2013.
#17 - Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved is a 2009 Ford Escape. I had just come off a highway exit ramp and drove about 100 yards at 40mph, when the car suddenly slowed down to a stop. The odometer dropped from 40mph to zero in about 4 seconds when I just coasted to the side of the road. A wrench light appeared on the dash. I place the car in park and the only power I had was the electric that powered the headlights. I shutoff the ignition and restarted the car after about 15 seconds. The start was sluggish and when I placed the car in drive, it jerked forward. The car acceleration was poor for about 10 seconds before it finally caught the proper gear. I drove the car another two miles at 30mph with a little bit of hesitation in the engine. At this point the wrench light on the dash shut off. I have had no further issues since. This power train issue occurred October 18, 2013.
#18 - Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. Traveling on a major highway in the middle lane at 8:30 pm the truck started to hesitate and act like it wasn't running right. Then I lost total control of the accelerator but the car was still running. I had all I could do to try to coast over to the shoulder of the road to try and figure out what was wrong. Noticing that the accelerator did not engage at all, I turned off the truck and was going to call for a tow truck. That's when I decided to try and start it to see if I could get home on my own. Once I started the truck, it was like nothing happened and I continued home making it without a problem. Since then this has happened 3 other times, always on the highway, and the last 2 times it happened it, once the truck started back up and I drove off, I only got @ 3 miles down the same highway and it happened again, so I just repeated the procedure and hasn't happened since. I have gone ahead and purchased the new throttle body and am having my mechanic install it this week. I will be driving @ 60 miles one way, 120 miles total, a day for work starting this week and I can't afford to get stranded that far from home and loose time from work or not be able to get home. I've been told that at one point and time that the truck won't just start back up every time, so I'll be getting it fixed. Very disappointed that the truck that I purchased in April and only has @ 44000 miles on it would have such a major problem with such an important component. I've been told that they can't keep them on the shelves because there is such a huge problem overall. This can be very dangerous to someone who wouldn't know what to do in a crisis situation. On the box for the part it says Ford genuine parts, made in mexico. Nice!! maybe you want to rethink where you locate your parts factories. You know the old saying " nothing good is cheap and nothing cheap is good". This problem occurred on Sep. 19, 2013.
#19 - Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The vehicle having this issue was a 2011 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMCU0C76B_. Traveling at a speed of around 50mph and all of a sudden the car jumped and lost power. When I pushed the gas pedal, there was nothing and even the tachometer would not move. Was able to coast into a parking lot and turn car off. After a few minutes, the car cranked and all dahboard lights went crazy. Was able to continue home, but car was running very sluggish. Thank goodness I was on a quiet country road. Had this occured on a more heavily travelled road, it would have been very dangerous considering I had 6 and 7 year old grandchildren in my car. Dealership diagnosed as throttle body problem. Even though the throttle body is part of the power train, it is not covered under warranty??a $800 repair at 45k miles is not something you look forward to. The failure date was Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
#20 - Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2011 Ford Escape. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FMCU9EG1B_. Today on nearby interstate highway, suddenly my throttle pedal acted useless with no power, engine idled down. Throttle pedal useless in any position. Engine outline light came on as well a open end wrench. Wrench warning light in listed in owners manual as "throttle control / powertrain fault, please contact dealer. " I called the Ford dealer service department, he knew pretty quickly the defect I was describing. He informed me that my 2011 Ford Escape is a couple thousand miles over the 3yr 36,000 mile warrantee. But he also said I may be covered under an extended emissions warrantee. My car is just over 2 years old. This is a dangerous defect in the car which is documented as being under investigation in these NHTSA. Gov websites. Please raise the status of this defect to be an offical recall before someone dies. It was Oct. 18, 2013 when this power train issue occurred.
#21 - Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving the vehicle at around 50 mph it lost all reaction to the accelerator and coasted to a stop while in heavy traffic. I turned the car off and waited 5 minutes, then started it again and began to drive. Within seconds the vehicle repeated the incident. I managed to get it into my driveway after repeated stops and restarts of the engine. This power train issue occurred Oct. 17, 2013.
#22 - Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2011 Ford Escape. On 9/23/13 I was driving from houston TX to hendersonville nc. Outside mobile al just before dusk, it felt like the transmission fell out. I left exxon after fueling. At a traffic light, engine suddenly gushed and paused. Wrench light came on. Engine light came on. I applied gas, but engine wouldn't respond. Put car in park, turned off engine. Turned back on, wrench light gone. Check engine light still on. Drove across intersection, pulled into parking lot. Car seemed fine except for check engine light. Drove out, entered freeway, went one mile, car repeated problem: suddenly gushed, paused, regardless of amount of pressure to gas. Wrench light on. Pulled off freeway, turned off car, turned back on. Check engine light appeared. Drove one more mile on side of freeway. Now full dark, no other place for me but edge of road or ditch. Pulled into truck weigh station, called Ford. Ford representative and I determined car was drivable, so drove to montgomery al, planning to visit Ford dealer. Next morning when I started car, no lights on dash. Continued trip. Thought it was issued with gas capless system, perhaps not completely sealed when finished gassing. I discussed with Ford rep, he said there had been reports similar, but he did not go into detail about throttle body. If he had, I would have accepted his offer of tow immediately. Never would I have continued to drive, especially at night (and as a woman by myself). This issue happened on 09/23/2013.
#23 - Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
On Sunday October 13, 2013 I was driving my 2010 Ford Escape on a 2 lane highway going approximately 45 mph when the wrench icon illuminated and my car started bucking and came to a stop. The engine didn't shut down, but idled erratically with no accelerator response. I coasted onto a shoulder where I restarted the engine and was able to continue driving until the wrench icon illuminated and it happened again. It has happened multiple times since and I am currently sitting in a carson city, nv Ford dealership (October 17, 2013) where they are telling me that the throttle body is bad. I showed them the NHTSA investigation and they said they wouldn't cover it because there is no recall. It was October 13, 2013 when this power train issue happened.
#24 - Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Escape is 1FMCU9EG4A_. While making a left at an intersection the engine cut to idle and would not accelerate. After pulling to the side of the road the car was shut off and started again and ran ok. The car was take to the dealer the next day. We were told the throttle body was bad. I was also told they go bad a lot and they not covered by the engine warranty. Traffic was light at the time if it was heavy this could have caused an accident. There have bin times in the past were the car hesitated badly from a stop. The failure date was Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
#25 - Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The vehicle involved is a 2011 Ford Escape. The VIN of the car is 1FMCU0EG1B_. At highway speed, vehicle's 'maintenance required' light came on and the throttle pedal became unresponsive. Engine held steady at approx. 1000rpm. Pulled off to the side of the road and turned the vehicle off. Restarted vehicle and throttle was responsive again. This incident has occurred an additional three times since the initial occurrence. Each time, turning the vehicle off and restarting has temporarily fixed the problem. It was Oct. 6, 2013 when this power train issue occurred.
#26 - Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2011 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMCU9EG5B_. Throttle quit working. Would only idle and check engine light and wrench light came on. Pulled off on the side of the road and had to cut engine off and back on to get throttle working. Happened again one week later. Just lucky was not on interstate in heavy traffic doing 70 mph. Both times engine code was p2111, throttle actuator stuck open. Vehicle has 60000 miles on it and dealer said throttle body was not under power train and was only covered under the 3/36 warranty. Purchased new throttle body at dealer and parts manager said it was the fourth revision to the part number. Hope they got it right this time, it could put you in a very dangerous situation. The failure date was Sunday, October 6, 2013.
#27 - Power Train problem of the 2001 Ford Escape
The car was a 2001 Ford Escape. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMCU04141_. Fifth time vehicle has been to the dealership for the same problem. Vehicle is stopped at a red light or in traffic, the vehicle lunges forward with the brakes applied. Daughter took it back to the same dealership and they thought they fixed the problem. She was on her way back to college. . . 4 miles from the house at a red light. She called and said the vehicle was still doing what it was doing before. This needs to be investigated and a recall issued. This power train issue occurred 06/04/13.
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#28 - Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The car is a 2010 Ford Escape. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FMCU0C75A_. While traveling at approximately 45 mph ,vehicle dies,no power and the throttle position sensor comes on. This power train problem happened on Wed., Oct. 9, 2013.
#29 - Power Train problem of the 2011 Ford Escape
The vehicle having this issue was a 2011 Ford Escape. Had just stopped at an exit and was pulling back out on the interstate when suddenly my car quit accelerating. Thankfully, I wasn't going full speed yet and could pull over on the side of the interstate out of traffic. Had I been going full speed, this could have been really bad, even fatal. My wrench and engine lights came on. After some time of sitting, the car drove fine and I was able to get to a repair shop that performed a diagnostic test and the error came up "throttle body stuck closed". After researching, I've found this seems to be a common problem and is very dangerous. I've also had times where after stopping and then pressing the gas to go, the car would accelerate forward suddenly. Because of this defective part, my son and I were stranded for several hours and were travelling home so we were about 4 hours from home. We had to depend on strangers to help us. Ford needs to take responsibility for this and fix this. We do not have several hundred dollars to fix this. It was Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 when this power train issue happened.
#30 - Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2010 Ford Escape. While driving at 55 mph, car went into limp home mode, greatly reducing speed on rural highway. Code was for throttle actuator stuck closed. Dealer cleaned throttle plates only, and returned car. Next day, the same thing occurred. This time dealer replaced throttle body. This is a dangerouls situation for which I have noticed there have been complaints and an investigation. A safety recall should be ordered. A side effect in limp mode was the engine ran rough with decreased gas mileage while car was driven a few miles to dealer in limp mode. It was 10/03/13 when this power train issue occurred.
#31 - Power Train problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2010 Ford Escape. I was driving from virginia towards the delaware beaches. After crossing the bay bridge in maryland on route 50 . . . Driving in the left lane traveling 55mph, and all of a sudden I lost the ability to accelerate and began losing speed. I had to pull all the way over to the right lane losing power as each second passed. I was able to coast along the side of the road to pull off the highway. After getting to the Ford dealership . . I was told that I need a throttle body . . I'm here at the dealership now . . And the part is well over $400 . . Have not received the bill yet. . But my guess, with labor between $500-$600! this is ridiculous as the car is only 3 years old! please make Ford recall this part - throttle body - as it seems unfair to have such a high cost repair after 3years of owning the vehicle -- thank you for all your help! this is a safety risk -- someone could have died in this process . . As this occurred on the highway -- please do the right thing, and save future lives. . Thank you!. This problem occurred on October 12, 2013.
#32 - Power Train problem of the 2009 Ford Escape
The car was a 2009 Ford Escape. While driving on the highway, at approximately 65 mph, the vehicle bucked and instantaneously slowed down and was unable to accelerate. At that moment when the vehicle bucked the dash indicator (a wrench) came on showing the problem being the throttle control/powertrain. I was on the highway in the middle lane, in traffic when I lost the ability to accelerate and was luckily able to navigate to the right and coast to the exit that was less than a quarter mile from the incident. I placed it into park and it sputtered just prior to turning off the vehicle completely. After waiting about 10 minuets I then restarted the vehicle and the dash indicator did not come on, I therefore proceeded and drove it home. Because this occurred late evening I was not able to contact the dealer until the following day. This issue happened on 10/10/13.
#33 - Power Train problem of the 2012 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2012 Ford Escape. The first time this happened I was driving home and turned onto a street as I accelerated the vehicle slowed down. I had my foot as low as the pedal would go and it would not move. I switched it to park turned it off and back on and it started up and was fine at accelerating. So the second time this happened about a month later I was driving about 30mph when my Escape slowed down and completely stalled out while I was driving on a very busy street. I pushed so far on the accelerator that the pedal was as low as it could go but still no movement. I quickly switched it into park turned off the vehicle and tried turning it back on but it just made the noise like it was trying to start. So I tried again and it finally turned on, switched to drive and was able to get off the street as a semi was flying up behind me. Very scary moment in my life. I googled about the issue and found that an investigation is going on regarding the throttle on 2012 Escapes. I think my vehicle may be a part of this. The failure date was Sep. 2, 2013.