10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,066 miles

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2015 Ford Escape engine problems

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2015 Ford Escape Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #76

Jun 022020

Escape

  • 95,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I had thick white smoke coming from my exhaust with 98, xxx miles and my dealership mechanic told me that coolant was getting into my cylinders due to either a blown head gasket or a defect in the water pump design. I had an engine with 18, xxx miles put into my car and 20-30 minutes after driving it, it was smoking again. Now I have to replace the engine again. The engine in my car is the same engine in the 2013 model of my vehicle and the 2013 model got recalled for the same issue.

- Mount Washington, KY, USA

problem #75

Jul 082020

Escape

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the contact turned into a parking lot and the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact attempted to restart the vehicle however, the vehicle failed to operate correctly. No dealer was contacted. The manufacturer was not made aware the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 46,000.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #74

Sep 182020

Escape

  • 71,600 miles
My 2015 Ford Escape: Warning light ┐engine fault - service now┐ that would go away when I stopped/restarted the engine. This happened 2-3 times. Dealer service rep said it wasn┐T a problem unless the light remained on. The car ran well at all times. Two weeks later the light would come on every day, but disappear when restarting. I brought it to the dealer again (capital Ford 4222 oleander dr. Wilmington, nc) and diagnosis showed a coolant leak into engine cylinder #3. dealer states that I need a new engine, but parts are on back order with no estimated delivery date. Preliminary estimate of repair is $9,242.81. (this is app $2,000 less than the trade in value of the vehicle)

- Leland, NC, USA

problem #73

Apr 192019

Escape

  • 127,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

At 127,000 miles the check engine light came on and we were told the transmission needed to be replaced. Ford was not willing to work with us even though we had an extended warranty. Now we are told that the engine needs to be replaced.

- Madison, NJ, USA

problem #72

Aug 072020

Escape

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. The contact stated while driving at 50 mph, the engine started to overheat. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle decelerated and cruised into his driveway. The vehicle was not drivable. The vehicle was towed to the local dealer vachon Ford located at 455 providence rd, brooklyn, ct 06234, (860) 774-3673, where it was diagnosed with needing the engine to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Scotland, CT, USA

problem #71

Jan 052019

Escape

  • 120,000 miles
I am having problems with stalling. I have had the map sensor replaced, the purge valve system done twice and the fuel pump was replaced. This car was built in December 2014. I took it to holman Ford in turnersville NJ and they could not figure out why it is stalling. I feel it is the same issue that they had recalled 2.0 ecoboost Escapes. Check engine light is on and I cannot drive it more then a few miles, then it doesn┐T start. I have looked online and I feel this is part of the recall14S17...ssm47575. Holman Ford couldn┐T figure out what was wrong and said they were talking to the engineers. What a joke I had to pay for them to put on for the codes but it wasn┐T even correct. This stalling happens wherever I am driving within the first few miles of the day then I don┐T try to drive because it will stahl. This has been happening for the last year and hall

- Williamstown, NJ, USA

problem #70

Aug 022020

Escape

  • 77,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driving normally and approached stop sign. Applied brakes with no stopping power. Went through stop sign and stopped with emergency brakes.brake failure without any warning or indication before or after incident. Vacuum pump and coupler failure. After repair, turbo failure 10 minutes after.

- Bunker, MO, USA

problem #69

Aug 022020

Escape

  • 77,000 miles
Driving normally and approached stop sign. Applied brakes with no stopping power. Went through stop sign and stopped with emergency brakes.brake failure without any warning or indication before or after incident. Vacuum pump and coupler failure. After repair, turbo failure 10 minutes after.

- Bunker, MO, USA

problem #68

Jul 152020

Escape

  • 35 miles
Vehicle suddenly stalls to the point it shuts off while driving, P01450 present.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #67

Jul 012020

Escape

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, the vehicle failed to start. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was not drivable. The vehicle was towed to GEM city Ford Inc located at 5101 broadway St, quincy, il 62305, (877) 571-7953, to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the camshaft needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Quincy, IL, USA

problem #66

Jul 282020

Escape

  • 83,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was driving my 2015 Ford Escape down the highway. As I was getting ready to get in traffic to exit my brakes wouldn┐T press down. Trying frantically and as hard as I could I couldn┐T get my brakes to press down to slow. Luckily I was able to down shift my car and use the E-brake to get to a shoulder and avoid an accident. I had a friend who's a mechanic check out my car and he told me it was my vacuum pump for my brakes. He also noted when he saw what my car was and that it was an eco boost that this problem is what they refer to as a soccer mom killer. He's seen this before. When the pump fails it shoots shrapnel into my turbo then into the engine causing serious damage that will cost me $5000-8000 to fix now. I have seen other Ford models with this problem that have recalls already but not my specific make an model.

- Phoenixville, PA, USA

problem #65

Jul 142020

Escape

  • 62,000 miles
Within last week, twice while driving vehicle on a city highway, the engine suddenly shut off. Lights, radio, dashboard, etc. All continued to work. Notification came on dashboard stating "warning, vehicle is not in park." Fortunately, in both instances I was able to coast onto the shoulder into a parking lot and avoid causing a wreck or being wrecked into. This is a major safety issue! with car safely in a parking lot, I moved my transmission into park. I turned my key to the "off" position. I removed my key. I reinserted the key and tried to start the vehicle. Lights, radio, dash, etc. All came on. However, vehicle would not start. There was not a "click" as if the engine was trying to turn over. There was only a notification of "system start fault." I tried our spare key, and received same notification. Vehicle would not allow me to move transmission from park into neutral to be towed. Steering wheel was locked up. Abandoned vehicle. After about 2 hours, returned to vehicle, and vehicle started. To clarify, everything listed here has happened 2 times and on 2 separate occasions so far. Tests at both autozone and O'reily auto parts confirm - as I suspected, since lights, radio, etc. Would turn on - that the battery and the transmission are working just fine. This is huge safety issue that the vehicle would suddenly shut off!

- Sweetwater, TX, USA

problem #64

Jul 072020

Escape

  • miles
Transmission problems. Coolant reservoir broke and hose broke in 2 places 2015 over heated and warning light came all red and coolant blew out.

- Woodstock, VA, USA

problem #63

Jun 272020

Escape

  • 67,000 miles
67K miles on engine, overheated going 30 mph on rural hwy and engine warning came on. Dealership discovers the antifreeze has leaked into the piston cylinders and needs a complete replacement at a cost of $8000. Issue has been reported since at least 2014 and Ford refuses to help with costs.

- Marthasville, MO, USA

problem #62

Jun 302020

Escape

  • 40,850 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle loss motive power without warning and independently restarted. The vehicle was taken to repair facility elite automotive llc located at 6113 enterprise dr, maineville, oh 45039, to be diagnosed. The technician retrieved dtc number: P0236 and replaced the turbo sensor wiring harness. The map sensor was also replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,850.

- Mauneville, OH, USA

problem #61

Jun 082020

Escape

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owned a 2015 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while the vehicle was in the garage, the vehicle caught on fire. The contacts husband and a bystander managed to extinguished the fire. The fire department was contacted and a report was filed. No bodily injuries were sustained. Medical attention was contacted for treatment for her husbands odor in ventilation from the fire. Erie insurance was contacted and towed the vehicle to a lot where it was deemed a total lost. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 77,000.

- Morgantown, WV, USA

problem #60

May 162017

Escape

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, a vacuum sound was heard while depressing the accelerator pedal with the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an unknown Ford dealer where the purge valve and vacuum sensor was replaced however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was then taken to plaza Ford Inc (1701 belair rd, bel air, md 21014) where the purge valve and vacuum sensor were replaced a second time. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Fallston, MD, USA

problem #59

Nov 302019

Escape

  • 107,988 miles
Coolant bypass valve constantly melts away I have to replace it every 2 moths

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #58

Apr 062020

Escape

  • 125,000 miles
When I parked the car I turned the key to stop the engine and kept going, I put the key back to simulate turning it on and again turning it off and it was the same. I tried to run the car to see if it will stopp for a while but the car kept running. I searched the internet and I found that it will could have a recall, when I took it to the dealer they indicated that there was no recall for this problem..they will check the issue.

- Townsend, DE, USA

problem #57

Mar 182020

Escape

  • 98,000 miles
Driving my 2015 Ford Escape 1.6 turbo on interstate, started to feel like transmission was slipping but a few days later the check engine light came on code P26B7 at dealer (code P0012 at O'reilly auto parts). O'reilly says it was a generic code for "cam shaft sensor" but Ford says the code P26B7 is coolant bypass valve C needs replaced costing about $500. I noticed there are a ton of other complaints on this same 2015 Escape and even a recall for this problem on the 2014 Ford Escape 1.6 turbo. Obviously there needs to be a recall on the 2015 as well! also Ford dealer mike murphy Ford in morton il says my transmission is fine though I don't feel like it is.

- Peoria, IL, USA

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