Notes: The 2005 Escape has problems where the engine shuts down while driving. Ford finally issued a September 2014 recall. Time will tell if the recall fix really solves the problem.

However the 2005 Escape also has a defect where the PCM (Power Control Module) fries at around 100k miles. Ford extended the PCM warranty to 80,000 miles, but only after most owners were past the mileage limit. Now owners are on the hook for the average repair cost of over $2,000 (!!)


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,750 miles

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2005 Ford Escape fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 292008

Escape 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,750 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Escape. The engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer stated that the fuel rail pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The flow in the fuel line was uneven. Ford has been issuing recalls on various vehicles because the fuel rail has carbon clumps in the hose wall that may leak in the wall over time. The dealer informed the contact that she would have to pay for the repair. She is displeased and refuses to pay. The current and failure mileages were 42,750. Updated 04/16/08 updated 04/16/08 updated 06/23/10. The consumer has since experienced a second failure. Updated evoq 08/20/10 the consumer stated the front and rear brake hose was replaced. Updated 11/25/14

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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