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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
652 miles

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2002 Ford Escape engine problems

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments (Page 4 of 7)

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problem #75

Jul 182002

(reported on)

Escape

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The car had stalled twice once at 65, once at 40. No power bakes, no power steering. Enginue has stopped for no reason. Dangerous on a highway.

- Georgetown, MA, USA

problem #74

Jul 182002

(reported on)

Escape

  • miles
While driving at highway speed vehicle will stall. Dealer has been notified.

- Sewickley, PA, USA

problem #73

May 292002

Escape

  • miles
Engine died (stalled) while going slightly downhill (coasting) at 40 mph. Dashboard lights came on. Immediately put transmission in neutral and restarted ok. This was at approx. 6000 miles on odometer. Now have 7200 miles and have not had another occurance. Problem could potentially be dangerous in traffic.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #72

May 292002

Escape

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Engine died (stalled) while going slightly downhill (coasting) at 40 mph. Dashboard lights came on. Immediately put transmission in neutral and restarted okay. This was at approximately 6000 miles on odometer. Now have 7200 miles and have not had another occurrence. Problem could potentially be dangerous in traffic.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #71

Mar 192002

Escape 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalls while driving. Dealer replaced PCM relay at 1,475 miles. Vehicle still stalling when foot is off of gas and going downhill or on curves. Vehicle stalls while driving without warning and power steering becomes stiff. Vehicle has stalled 5 times. After stalling, vehicle will start up. Dealer has replaced PCM relay, egr sensor and all tsbs have been completed. Dealer states everything checked out however problem still exists.

- Crosslane, WV, USA

problem #70

Jul 022002

Escape

  • miles
Vehicle was purchased new in June 2001. In August 2001 vehicle experienced total engine failure. Consumer has taken vehicle to dealer 4 times for repair, but problem continues to occur and vehicle stalls.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #69

Jul 032002

Escape

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 2002 Ford Escape XLT's engine has now failed three times while I've been driving. I experienced a loss of power, loss of speed, and loss of power-steering. The last driving condition was on I-95 South at 55 mph on a conjested highway. Without prior warning each time my Escape's engine failed, and only briefly (a few seconds) afterwards. I thought first two times were a fluke, but am now concerned for my and other's safety. The local Ford dealership's service manager said, when asked, he really hasn't heard of this problem. I've just today researched th NHTSA's website and have found, so far, 55 other shockingly similar reports. Who has to die?

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #68

Jul 012002

Escape 4WD

  • miles
While my wife was driving our 2002 Ford Escape the engine stalls go down hill 30-40mph no power steering--engine light & oil light comes on. Escape towed back to dealer. Dealer unable to duplicate the problem, dealer did not know of any problems like this with the 2002 Escapes, I told him to look it up on the NHTSA consumer complaints database.lots of them like this one. Called Ford motor on there 1-800 line to let them know about it.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #67

Jun 262002

Escape 4WD

  • miles
Purchased 1st Escape 6-7-02. Dealer had car 7 out of 11 days for stalling issues and hatch lock repairs. Dealer replaced vehicle with new vehicle 6-25-02. On 6-26-02 new car stalled on deceleration between 6-6:30 pm going down an incline on pearl drive. On 6-28-02 car stalled on deceleration around 5 pm on downhill slope of muegge road. The car was placed in neutral and restarted immediately. Contacted Ford customer service to request all tsb tests be performed by dealer at one time to remedy issues. Am currently waiting to hear back from Ford to see if that is going to be possible.

- St. Peters, MO, USA

problem #66

Jun 202002

Escape 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle stalls while driving. Occurs going uphill or downhill. (3 out of 4 times on same block of a main street). Has occurred 4 times this year already. Results in loss of power steering, and power brakes. To date no accidents, but probability for a fatal incident to occur is very high! have taken vehicle to the dealership twice already. They are unable to duplicate problem or discover cause.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #65

Jun 042002

Escape 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer stated vehicle has stalled since the vehicle was purchased, when the vehicle stalls there are no brakes and consumer is unable to steer the vehicle, the stalling usually occurs when coasting downhill, the dealer has replaced numerous parts, however the problem stil exists.

- Kansas, MI, USA

problem #64

Jun 192002

Escape

  • miles
Engine suddenly stopped while going around clover leaf. Power steering went out along with brakes. Stopped vehicle, immediately restarted and vehicle has been running properly since. Dealer (suntrup Ford) stated they have no idea what could have caused problem and to continue driving and see if it happens again.

- Maryland Heights, MO, USA

problem #63

Apr 052002

Escape 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle cut off twice. But was able to get to the side and put it in neutral and start right up again. This has happened twice. Also, it gives no warning, but it seems to happen when coming down a grade.

- Wernersville, PA, USA

problem #62

Jun 192002

Escape

  • miles
Engine stalled during normal operation of the vehicle. Luckily, no accident insued. Dealer towed car to dealership but found no problem. Received bulletin from Ford the following day identifying the problem and detailing corrective action.

- Brooksville, ME, USA

problem #61

Jun 242002

(reported on)

Escape

  • miles
While driving and without warning vehicle will stall, then shutdown, and become inoperative. Dealer has been notified, and has repaired problem on several occasions.

- Belair, MD, USA

problem #60

Jun 152002

(reported on)

Escape 4WD

  • miles
Car stalls while driving between 35-40 mph. Upon decelaration. Lose power steering ans power brakes. No warning.

- Ossining, NY, USA

problem #59

Jun 172002

(reported on)

Escape

  • miles
While driving and without warning engine will stall, causing vehicle to shut down. Dealer has been notified, and has remedied the problem.

- Mount Pleasent, SC, USA

problem #58

Jun 062002

Escape

  • miles
Owned the vehicle for only two weeks and 165 miles. Noticed stains on my driveway. Took vehicle to dealer and was told that the engine was leaking oil. Ford told the dealer to install a new engine (on my brand new car). They gave me a cheap rental car to drive while my new one is being repaired. I paid cash for the car. Now I'm without the car and without the money. Lemon laws don't even protect me at this point.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #57

Jun 122002

(reported on)

Escape

  • miles
While driving applied on brakes and without warning brakes did not function, resulting in vehicle stalling.

- Tallmadge, OH, USA

problem #56

Jun 122002

(reported on)

Escape

  • miles
While driving at low speed between 5-20 mph and without warning vehicle will stall. Dealer has been notified about problem.mechanic has serviced vehicle several times; however, could not seem to remedy the problem.

- Tallmadge, OH, USA

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