really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2002 Ford Escape fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 082005

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


On several occasions, my 2002 Ford Escape has stalled out in the middle of intersections, on the freeway, and at many inopportune times!!!!! I have been quite scared to drive my SUV any more. It starts to chug like it is not getting any fuel, the check engine light will come on, and the SUV will immediately die. I lose my power steering, my brakes, my everything! and almost get hit. I have taken my Escape in for service several times, but they claim that it is just a glitch in the computer, and reset it. Then they told me that they could never get it do what I was saying, so I had to come in right when it was doing it, or they wouldn't be able to help. In the mean time, I have stalled out several more times, gone in, and no one can figure out what is wrong. I have heard from several people that this is happening with many Ford Escapes, and I am scared that the situation will escalate to me being in an accident, or my SUV starting on fire when it gets so warm.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 092003


  • miles
Vehicle stalls at bottom of incline/decline.

- Ridgefield, CT, USA

problem #1

Feb 072003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The truck was struck by another vehicle. The driver's seat belt failed to hold which allowed the driver to be thrown in the back seat. Ph see voq#10021715 for repository link to par.

- Eastlake, OH, USA

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