definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,680 miles

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2014 Ford Escape drivetrain problems

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2014 Ford Escape Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Jun 142014

Escape 4-cyl

  • 13,000 miles


The wipers stopped working correctly. With the headlights not on, the wipers would work erratically and not efficiently, causing an unsafe drive during rain. Additionally, when the headlights were turned on, the wipers stopped working altogether. Trying to ride home in the dark with no lights, nor wipers functioning correctly caused an unsafe situation. Additionally, the signals and parking lights are dimming and not working properly. The car is presently at the dealer for two days- has not been looked at yet.

- Stony Brook, NY, USA

problem #5

Feb 152014

Escape 4-cyl

  • 5,855 miles
Vehicle was stopped at intersection. Upon attempting to initiate right turn, engine suddenly revved as if in neutral gear, and vehicle had no acceleration. Dealer diagnosed a left-side axle seal leak and said that transmission fluid was "all over". when asked if this was unusual for a new vehicle, dealer remarked that it was not, and said that it was the third seal leak they had seen in a week.

- Berkley, MI, USA

problem #4

Jan 022014


  • 50 miles
When the vehicle is between 1400-1600 RPM it starts to vibrate and drives rough. Is this usual? had it to two different dealerships and complained to Ford. No satisfaction!!

- The Villages , FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 052013

Escape 4-cyl

  • 300 miles


Picked up 2014 Ford Escape 1.6 ecoboost- October 2013- engine RPM' S rev to 3-4 for no reason - sporadically- when remote started, and when electric starting car. Brakes loud whistling noises- comes and goes- auto lift gate opens half way sometimes, closes on you when your loading things sometimes, rear door behind driver -child locks on- cant turn off- passenger cant get out of that side of car- no heat! temp gauge jumps from C to H then back to C. no heat in car even after remote starting vehicle 2-3 times and letting it run- car is ice cold inside. Defrost don't work unless on max defrost and on hi - blower doesn't seem to blow anything - when put on defrost and feet it blows out vents instead. Due to no heat inside vehicle. Freeze every day driving to work.. by the time I get to work it finally heats up- approx. 20 min drive. Pulled in driveway from work- 20 min drive and car was overheating- buffalo NY - taking car in today with list of issues.

- Hamburg, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 072013

Escape 4-cyl

  • 400 miles
First time (while driving)instrument cluster needles jumped, display read P transmission not in park. Cycle repeated a couple of times then cluster light turned off and needles went to off position. Display only read prnd and mileage. Car taken to dealer ON11-7-13. Cluster replaced by dealer. Picked car up from dealer 11-15-13. Repair worked about four days and same cluster problems returned and became worse. Multiple times cluster would not come on when starting, multiple times (while driving) car beeps and all warning lights turn on display reads service engine & P transmission not in park, cluster goes out while driving, multiple times. Today, cluster won't turn on, cluster display is completely black, heater does not get hot, cannot change vent from defrost to dash, radio won't turn on automatically, display above radio- time is wrong & no temperature reading, rear view camera not working. Car taken to dealer today.

- Sardinia, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 172013


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford escort. The contact stated that the vehicle would hesitate and stall when driving 45 mph and above. The contact took the vehicle the vehicle to the dealer, who stated that the vehicle was being driven too slowly. The contact was advised to apply the accelerator harder when accelerating from a complete stop. The dealer also acknowledged that they were aware of a transmission issue with the make and model but they were unable to repair the issue. The manufacturer was contacted but did not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 1,000. The VIN was not available.

- Pinon Hills, CA, USA

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