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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
81,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2002 Ford Escape engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 072004

Escape XLS Sport 4x4 2.0L Zetec I4 Engine

  • Manual transmission
  • 81,000 miles


Ever since I bought my 2002 Ford Escape (10/07/04) the gas pedal sticks from time to time and it seems that no one has any answers for me as to how to fix this problem so I just deal with it.

- , Salem, OR, USA

problem #2

Nov 022004

Escape XLS Sport 4x4 2.0L Zetec I4 Engine

  • Manual transmission
  • 81,000 miles

I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the check engine light coming on but my gas pedal sticks from time to time and I have had problems with the fuel injection basically since I bought the car. I have had it serviced and the fuel injection cleaned and it seems to work for a couple of months then the gas pedal sticks again, it is best described as gummy when I put my foot to the pedal.

- , Salem, OR, USA

problem #1

Nov 092006

(reported on)


  • 82,000 miles

I had my vehicle fixed with the recall and about 8 months later the same problem developed. I push on the gas and the petal sticks. Causes me great concern.

- , Plano, TX, USA

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