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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

engine problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments (Page 7 of 7)

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problem #15

Jan 012002

Escape 4WD

  • miles

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

Engine failed while traveling at 60 mph (in cruise control) on interstate highway. Dealer diagnosed problem as seized engine. Failure was sudden and without warning.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #14

Jan 082002

Escape 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle would not start in grocery parking lot. Towed to dealer. Tow driver said third Escape under 3000 miles he's towed recently that would not start.

- Newburgh, NY, USA

problem #13

Jan 012002

Escape 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle suddenly and unexpectedly lost power and engine failed while operating on major Washington D.C. interstate. Vehicle could not be restarted although ample power appears to be available for electrical demands. Vehicle towed to owners home.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #12

Dec 142001

Escape 4WD

  • miles

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

2002 Ford Escape XLT has now stalled three times resulting in loss of steering and brakes---having investigated this vehicle on my own I've found several other identical cases. Ford needs to find out what is causing these failures and recall these vehicles before someone is seriously injured.

- Oakton, VA, USA

problem #11

Dec 102001

Escape

  • miles
Brand new 2002 Ford Escape XLT automatic 4X2 stalled 5 times driving it home from the deaer after buying it. Lost power steering and bower brakes at over 35 mph. Dealer does not know what the solution to the problem is at all.

- River Edge, NJ, USA

problem #10

Dec 112001

Escape

  • miles
Engine stalled while driving downhill. Was either braking or decelerating by letting up on gas. Check engine, airbag, and possibly oil lights came on. Power steering and brakes failed. Was able to pull off the road and stop vehicle with hand brake. Shifted vehicle into park and restarted. Had been driving for approx. 1/2 hour (15 miles). Weather was cool and clear.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 162001

Escape 4WD

  • miles

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

Engine cut off while traveling 40-45 mph. Loss of power steering and power brakes. Dash lights illuminated. Luckly no other traffic was on the road. I put the vehicle in "park" and it started right up. Dealer has no explaination for loss of power, but several other Ford excapes have experenced the same problem. Due to the number of reported excapes stalling I am afraid to drive mine in heavy traffic.

- Sky, NC, USA

problem #8

Nov 252001

Escape

  • miles
While attempting to pass a car on the interstate, engine died. Thick white smoke engulfed the back window from the exhaust. Was momentarily unable to see anything in back on the car. I lost all power steering and power brakes. I was able to make it to the side of the road. The car was towed and when dealer looked at it was "locked up" the engine was replaced.

- Jacksonville, IL, USA

problem #7

Oct 042001

Escape 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On two occasions engine stalled while driving down hill. Dealer has not been able to duplicate the problem. The consumer stated that when the engine stalled with no warning, the steering got sluggish and the brake pedal got stiff.

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA

problem #6

Nov 112001

Escape

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #5

Nov 222001

Escape

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Engine suddenly stopped completely, restarting it was impossible. All power was lost and flames were shooting from rear of vehicle. Dealer has been contacted. The consumer stated that this created an extremely dangerous situation in heavy traffic.

- Banning, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 262001

Escape

  • miles
2002 Escape stalled while coasting 35-40 mph down-hill. Engine, battery and oil lights illuminated on dash. Loss of power steering and breaks. Vehicle started up immediately after placing in "park" position. Dealership tested vehicle and found nothing out of the ordinary. Vehicle was 3 days old, 164 miles on odometer. This vehicle is the replacement to 2001 Escape that stalled 4 times while coasting. Dealer replaced fuel pump, electronic engine control (eec) relay on separate occasions. Vehicle still stalled. Dealership very "pro-active" and willing to assist by offering rental car while testing both vehicles.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 272001

Escape

  • miles
While driving down the interstate at around 70 mph, the vehicle made a clunking noise and the engine stopped. This all happened within 30 seconds. I was able to coast over to the side of the road without incident. The problem was a seized engine and Ford is replacing with a new one.

- Whiting, VT, USA

problem #2

Oct 092001

Escape

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was going 45mph and stalled without warning. Consumer had only owned vehicle for 4 days. Dealer couldn't find a cause, but kept it to inspect further and gave consumer a loaner vehicle.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 122001

Escape 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle stopped running while at speed on the road. Dealer diagnosed problem as a seized engine. The 3.0 L V6 engine is going to be replaced. Vehicle only had 331 miles on it.

- Milford, CT, USA

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