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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 022015

Escape Hybrid

  • miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape hybrid. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V526000 (hybrid propulsion system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #2

Feb 022015

Escape Hybrid 4WD 4-cyl

  • miles
2008 Ford Escape hybrid. Consumer the safety recall for when engine goes into "idle" mode and does not respond to throttle inputs when a fault is detected with the motor electronics coolant pump, was not being fully address by Ford. The consumer stated the real safety issue was the software that triggered the engine going into immediate idle mode. Future failures of the motor electronics coolant pump would trigger the engine going into the immediate idle mode. The consumer believed the appropriate fix would be to change the software from going to immediate idle mode to going to idle mode after a delay of a period of time or when the vehicle's speed is zero whichever occurs first. Recall # 14V526000.

- Lexington, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 152010

Escape Hybrid

  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape hybrid. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V526000 (hybrid propulsion system). The failure mileage was 28,000.

- Marysville, MI, USA

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