2016 Ford Escape engine problems: stalls when driving

Stalls When Driving

2016 Ford Escape

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Ford dealer.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
12,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. throttle body replaced (2 reports)
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2016 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 032017

Escape

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,100 miles

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

SUV turns off, shakes violently. Loss of steering. Thanks fully this didn't happen on the freeway.nit has happened twice going about 50 mph. Taking to dealer.

- Terry G., BUCKEYE, AZ, US

problem #3

Sep 272016

Escape SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,385 miles

THIS IS MY EXPERIENCE WITH MY NEW FORD ESCAPE SE. THE ONE I BOUGHT BRAND NEW AND HAVE ONLY HAD FOR 8 MONTHS. THE ONE BOUGHT FOR PEACE OF MIND AND SECURITY BECAUSE A NEW VEHICLE IS REASONABLY EXPECTED TO BE RELIABLE, RIGHT? I WAS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A LEFT HAND TURN ACROSS 3 LANES OF TRAFFIC. WHEN I ACCELERATED TO GO, WARNING SIGNS AND SOUNDS STARTED GOING OFF IN MY CAR. IT LOST POWER AS I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF TURNING. IT SHOOK AND VIBRATED HORRIBLY. NEEDLESS TO SAY I WAS SCARED TO DEATH AS I COULD SEE THE TRAFFIC COMING AT ME AS I WAS STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 3 LANES LIKE A SNAIL. THE CAR WOULD BARELY MOVE. FORTUNATELY FOR ME I WAS CLOSE TO MY HOME AND WAS ABLE TO LIMP THERE. I COASTED INTO MY YARD AND TURNED THE KEY OFF. I WAS ABLE TO RESTART IT AND BACK IT INTO MY DRIVEWAY. HAD IT TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP. I ALREADY KNEW IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY AS I HAD RESEARCHED IT ON THIS WEBSITE. I ASKED WHAT THEIR "FIX" WAS GOING TO BE AS I HAD READ HERE THAT THEY ONLY WANT TO REPROGRAM THEM. SURE ENOUGH THAT'S WHAT I WAS TOLD THEY WOULD ONLY DO. I WAS CALLED THE NEXT DAY AND TOLD IT WAS "FIXED" AND READY TO GO. THE CAR RAN NORMAL FOR 1 DAY. I WENT TO LEAVE TO PICK MY DAUGHTER UP FROM SCHOOL AT 8:30 THURSDAY MORNING. I WAS DRIVING ALONG AND BOOM, HERE WE GO AGAIN. THE CAR LOST ALL POWER DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH ALL THE WARNING SOUNDS AND MESSAGES GOING OFF. HOW. INFURIATING. I WAS ON MY WAY TO PICK UP MY CHILD AND HERE I WAS AGAIN WITH THIS NEW CAR TRYING TO GET BACK TO MY HOUSE SAFELY AGAIN. I HAD IT TOWED BACK TO THE DEALER, CAUGHT A RIDE WITH THE TOW TRUCK DRIVER AND HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH THE SERVICE MANAGER THIS TIME. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE OF FORD TO TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS LIKE THIS. THEY KNOW THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH THE THROTTLE BODY BUT APPARENTLY DON'T SEEM TO CARE ABOUT SAFETY AS MUCH AS THEIR BOTTOM LINE. I DO CONSIDER MYSELF LUCKY THAT I DIDN'T GET NAILED CRAWLING ACROSS A VERY BUSY ROAD. I RECIEVED A PHONE CALL THIS EVENING FROM THE SERVICE MANAGER SAYING THEY WERE NOW AUTHORIZED TO REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY. THIS HAS BEEN A HUGE INCONVENIENCE TO MY FAMILY. SCRAMBLING TO FIND SOMEONE AT THE LAST MINUTE TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD BECAUSE YOUR BRAND NEW VEHICHLE CAN'T EVEN BE RELIED UPON. I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE IN THAT I HAD BOUGHT THE PLATINUM WARRANTY SO THEY HAD TO GIVE ME A RENTAL. HOPEFULLY REPLACING THE THROTTLE BODY THIS TIME WILL MAKE IT RIGHT.

- L J., Lehigh Acres, FL, US

problem #2

Jul 312016

Escape SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,800 miles

The vehicle began to violently shake and then stalled at an intersection. I couldn't get it to turn over, had to sit in the middle of the road and wait. The engine light came on and a message stated Engine Failure. I was able to get it home, only 2 miles away, but the incident continued to occur for those two miles. Super scary, so fortunate I was not on the freeway.

- 4867jill, Roseville, CA, US

problem #1

Jul 012016

Escape

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,536 miles

Purchased 18 2016 Escapes. Five have had this problem and Ford replaced the throttle body to resolve. One instance, it took 5 weeks to get the part.

- harmantx, Dallas, TX, US

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