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4.8

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
49,039 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
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2009 Ford Escape fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 102012

Escape Limited 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,195 miles

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

i believe rain is being blown in past the fuel door. all last summer the check engine light would come on periodically . only after rain storms blew through. my guess is that the rain is being blown past the fuel door contaminating the fuel! runs rough then also !!

- , Reddeer, AB, canada

problem #4

Apr 052012

Escape

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

Fuel Check Inlet light went on. I brought in the car to dealership to be fixed.. They first tried to say it was not covered because I must have been hit. Since I wasn't hit and there was no outside damage they said they would fix it. I waited for the part and the engine light went on. I was told it was related. Got the car back and 2 days later the check fuel light came back on!!! Back to the dealer..:( !!!!!!!!!

- , Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 302011

Escape XL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

The "Fuel Fill Inlet" alert came on once I put gas in my vehicle after not being driven for 2 weeks. I followed the instructions in the owner's manual to insert the funnel into gas tank. This did nothing to change the alert even after the next time I fueled up. Eventually the check engine light came on. I took it to an advanced auto to have the diagnostics run and the guy reset the light. The "Fuel Fill Inlet" alert went away....for a few weeks.

- , Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 112011

Escape XL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

"Fuel Fill Inlet" alert came back on (after being off for a few weeks) and eventually the check engine light came on. Tried the funnel trick again, to no avail.

Update from Nov 7, 2011: The "Fuel Fill Inlet" alert came on once I put gas in my vehicle after not being driven for 2 weeks. I followed the instructions in the owner's manual to insert the funnel into gas tank. This did nothing to change the alert even after the next time I fueled up. Eventually the check engine light came on, the last time this happened, I took it to an advanced auto to have the diagnostics run and the guy reset the light. I have decided to take it to the dealership to get whatever it is fixed. More updates to follow.

- , Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 242011

Escape XLT I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

Engine light came on, had it reset and problem still occurs. Fuel inlet door and spring appear free of debris and working properly. Vehicle is only 2 years old, so would not think it is part deterioration.

- , Livonia, MI, USA

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