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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$100.00
Average Mileage:
102,122 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
2002 Ford Escape engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 142015

Escape XLS V6 -3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,000 miles

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

THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. I TOOK IT TO HAVE IT DIAGNOSED AND THE MECHANIC SAID IT DIDN'T CODE. HE REPLACED AN INJECTOR. COST $230--PROBLEM NOT FIXED.

- , Medford, OR, USA

problem #5

Dec 012014

Escape V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,700 miles

I am buying this car weekly payments of $85. I told the place I am buying it from the check engine light keeps going on/off. They recommended an additive. When I took it to be inspected, it failed. I took it back. They added something, told me to fill the gas tank and drive it. I did. They claim its not under warranty, only covers engine and transmission. If the catalytic converter is not part of engine, why is the check engine light on? No one at the place has returned my many phone calls, except to take a message. Now I am paying $85 a week for piece of sh*t sitting in my driveway. I need my car help. I've only had it almost 8 months.

- , drexel hill, PA, USA

problem #4

Oct 052012

Escape LS 3.2V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

Well light came on and it wanted to stall. Be hesitation on its part..Ex-hubby and friend mechanic checked it out. Had to replace a cold pack, part of carburetor, and tune it up. Still acts up and engine light still on. They figure their must be a crack in electrical lines to my computer. Don't know what to do now!!! Can't afford a new computer and lines... Is there any recalls on this that anyone knows about??? Love my Escape wish I could afford a new one!!

P.S. All maintenance has been kept up on my SUV. Runs great and looks great besides this!

Thanks to ex and his an mine friend mechanic!! Thanks Dave and Kevin

- , Barberton, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 032004

Escape XLS Sport 4x4 2.0L Zetec I4 Engine

  • Manual transmission
  • 82,000 miles

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

The check engine light started to come on almost a month after I bought my vehicle in October of 2004. I had it check out and the codes came back that it was a problem with the fuel injection. I have had this serviced and the Code thing reset and then a couple of months later the light is back on as well as the air bag light which comes on from time to time. I just hope that this does not turn into a cry wolf thing because I just deal with it and I'm used to them coming on and when there is a real problem (hopefully there won't be) I won't know it to be a true to the bone problem. This is frustrating to me because I like my vehicles to have all vitals up to par and no bells or whistle yelling at me.

- , Salem, OR, USA

problem #2

Oct 042010

Escape V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,968 miles

Escape 2002 99,698 miles , Engine light came on , took in, code read cylinder 6 misfire, car shakes at 40 mphs hesitates speed , rpm go up and down , had tune- up done .changed spark plugs, and filter......... DID NOT HELP worked for 2 days then light came on again and car starts running ruff again , hesitates to speeds starts shaking back and forth when driving ... its been in the shop 8 times same problem ,keeps showing misfire cylinder 6 , one time misfire 3 , they have cleaned spring on 3 cylinder , put c-foam in engine to clean out carb built-up ..... what to do now ???? help its still in the shop got charges $ 95.00 for the c-foam job , it did help give me more power to car but only lasted 1 hour then engine light back on , car running ruff..... car lurching ,cant get enough power ?? rpm going crazy and lights flickering like its going to die .................

- , Rainier, OR, USA

problem #1

Jan 282009

Escape XLT 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,064 miles

So i bought my car a few weeks ago and as soon as i fill it up at the gas station, the engine light comes on. i've tried everything the owners manual suggests so i brought it back to have it checked out, and they seemed to have fixed it, until the day after that when it came back on again. i have no idea what's causing it, for everything runs smoothly and seems to be fine. i'm just worried it's something serious and don't want to risk wrecking my truck.

- , Boston, MA, USA

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