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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,934 miles

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2014 Ford Escape engine problems

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2014 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 122016

Escape 4-cyl

  • miles


The whole car been down; Ford constantly tell me nothing wrong, but the midsize SUV has been in and out of shop Jan.25-Feb.18-Feb.22-and Apr.12 of 2016 now you all tell me what's wrong with this car? I lost 4 days of wages plus 4 days of work and no one knows who should be replacing my lost wages ; plus fees I paid wells roadside services for the two jumps and 1tow. Ford paid for this last flatbed tow, and Ford accommodated the loaners for because of my warranty please call [xxx] to have him to accommodate as well thank you. ( that vehicle does nothing : ) information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 172013

Escape 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
The car takes approximately 18-22 minutes to attain a safe and proper inside vehicle temperature. Even with a remote start installed it will usually two starts for the car to reach a temperature that is not dangerous to my infant nephew. I can no longer pick him up without warming car up for half an hour. I brought back to fullerton Ford dealership in NJ and was told by service manager [xxx] that he had the same problem with his Escape. He was able to just get another car. The average person like myself is told to contact Ford corporate and file a complaint. I asked if it was possible to get another Ford Escape or edge ad was told by sales manager [xxx] I would loose my initial down payment of 4000 dollars, they also said they would need another 4000 dollars and increased payments. Nothing I can do except leave car in driveway during winter and make payments. The service invoice clearly states "no fix available". yet they continue to sell this vehicle to general public and dupe us. The dealerships that continue to sell this vehicle should be boycotted and held responsible. They have also lied about mpg on sticker. They claim it will be between 26-32 mpg. Total lie. They blamed the winter fuel mixture. I tried a higher octane and still have no success. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Piscataway, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 062014

Escape 4-cyl

  • 5,303 miles
Due to cold weather, walked out and started car, right foot on brake, right index finger on starter button, left foot on outside parking lot and left hand holding cell phone. After starting car, closed door, went back into office for over 3-5 minutes, did five web searches before sister who works in office came in to my office and told me my car had backed a perfect U, missed 6 vehicles parked outside and hit our office building. My car is just the distance of the sidewalk and wall plus a few feet with window between us, I heard the car running while in office. When I got to car out side it was in reverse, doors locked and idling, no explanation of how it went from opposite direction than direction I pulled in, missed all vehicles. Ford says there is nothing wrong with my car, I had three additional people in my office pictures and video of tracks that are verification that it did it by itself, as best we can figure the park assist took over, had I accidentally knocked it into reverse it would have started backing up with me half in and half out of the car, also am sure that it was in park as can't start it in reverse, I am frustrated with the dealership here that is not really willing to figure out what actually happened, all they will tell me is the check engine light didn't come on. I am requesting information as to whether or not this has been reported by anyone else and where I might be able to get further information as to what can be checked out to figure out what might have made it start moving on it's own.

- Helena, MT, USA

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