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FORD ESCAPE - 2013 FORD ESCAPE Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 223 complaints filed for the 2013 FORD ESCAPE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2013 FORD ESCAPE. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2013 FORD ESCAPE, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

8/11/2014 - BRENTWOOD, TN
VEHICLE TOWED TO FORD ON 7/3/14 FOR FUEL LEAK. ALSO TOLD FORD THAT FUEL RANGE CONSUMPTION GAUGE WAS NOT WORKING RIGHT. FORD WAS UNABLE TO VERIFY FUEL LEAK CONCERN BUT DID THE 13S12 OVERHEATING AND 14S03 HANDLE RECALLS. ON 7/19/14 LOW COOLANT LIGHT CAME ON. CALLED FORD AND THEY SAID THAT IT WAS AN AIR POCKET IN THE COOLANT SYSTEM AND TO ADD DISTILLED WATER AND DRIVE IT TO FORD. THE DEALERSHIP DRAINED THE COOLANT, ADDED COOLANT AND PRESSURIZED TO CHECK THE SYSTEM. EXPLAINED TO FORD THAT OUR DAUGHTER WAS TAKING THE CAR ON A 500 MILE ROAD TRIP THAT AFTERNOON. THEY REASSURED US IT WAS FIXED AND THAT SHE WOULD NOT HAVE AN ISSUE, BUT IF SHE DID, SIMPLY ADD DISTILLED WATER AGAIN TO RESOLVE. LATER ON 7/19/14, AFTER DRIVING 150 MILES OF THE TRIP, THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE RAPIDLY JUMPED FROM NORMAL TO HOT AND THE ENGINE OVERHEATED. ROADSIDE ASSIST. TOWED TO THE CLOSEST FORD DEALERSHIP. THIS NEW DEALERSHIP SAID THE VEHICLE HAD SO MANY PROBLEMS THAT THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE SOMEONE FROM FORD TO COME LOOK AT IT. THE NEW DEALERSHIP FAXED US THE LIST OF WHAT WAS WRONG WITH OUR VEHICLE: LEAKING WATER PUMP, LEAKING TURBO COOLANT TUBE, TURBO COOLANT BANJO BOLT LOOSE, HOSE CLAMP ON TURBO COOLANT TUBE NOT RELEASED, COOLANT STAND PIPE NOT BOLTED, ENGINE HARNESS TAPED BUT NOT SECURED TO ENGINE COVER, COOLANT STAND PIPE HARNESS NOT PROPERLY SECURED, BATTERY CABLE REROUTING NOT PERFORMED, FOAM PROTECTION NOT APPLIED TO COOLANT LEVEL MODULE, ACTIVE GRILL SHUTTERS NOT REMOVED AT ALL, THERMOSTAT HOUSING BOLTS LOOSE, CV BOOT RIPPED, BOLTS ON OIL DEFLECTOR NOT TIGHT TO SPECS. FORD SAYS THEY REPAIRED THE VEHICLE BUT WE TOLD THEM WE COULD NOT RISK OUR LIVES ANY MORE WITH THIS DEFECTIVE VEHICLE. ON 7/29/14 WE EXPLAINED EVERYTHING TO FORD, SENT THEM THE LIST, GOT A CASE NUMBER AND REQUESTED THAT FORD BUY BACK THE VEHICLE. ON 8/8/14 FORD DENIED OUR REQUEST. WE ARE TOO SCARED TO PICK UP THE VEHICLE.

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ENGINE

8/11/2014 - BRENTWOOD, TN
VEHICLE TOWED TO FORD ON 7/3/14 FOR FUEL LEAK. ALSO TOLD FORD THAT FUEL RANGE CONSUMPTION GAUGE WAS NOT WORKING RIGHT. FORD WAS UNABLE TO VERIFY FUEL LEAK CONCERN BUT DID THE 13S12 OVERHEATING AND 14S03 HANDLE RECALLS. ON 7/19/14 LOW COOLANT LIGHT CAME ON. CALLED FORD AND THEY SAID THAT IT WAS AN AIR POCKET IN THE COOLANT SYSTEM AND TO ADD DISTILLED WATER AND DRIVE IT TO FORD. THE DEALERSHIP DRAINED THE COOLANT, ADDED COOLANT AND PRESSURIZED TO CHECK THE SYSTEM. EXPLAINED TO FORD THAT OUR DAUGHTER WAS TAKING THE CAR ON A 500 MILE ROAD TRIP THAT AFTERNOON. THEY REASSURED US IT WAS FIXED AND THAT SHE WOULD NOT HAVE AN ISSUE, BUT IF SHE DID, SIMPLY ADD DISTILLED WATER AGAIN TO RESOLVE. LATER ON 7/19/14, AFTER DRIVING 150 MILES OF THE TRIP, THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE RAPIDLY JUMPED FROM NORMAL TO HOT AND THE ENGINE OVERHEATED. ROADSIDE ASSIST. TOWED TO THE CLOSEST FORD DEALERSHIP. THIS NEW DEALERSHIP SAID THE VEHICLE HAD SO MANY PROBLEMS THAT THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE SOMEONE FROM FORD TO COME LOOK AT IT. THE NEW DEALERSHIP FAXED US THE LIST OF WHAT WAS WRONG WITH OUR VEHICLE: LEAKING WATER PUMP, LEAKING TURBO COOLANT TUBE, TURBO COOLANT BANJO BOLT LOOSE, HOSE CLAMP ON TURBO COOLANT TUBE NOT RELEASED, COOLANT STAND PIPE NOT BOLTED, ENGINE HARNESS TAPED BUT NOT SECURED TO ENGINE COVER, COOLANT STAND PIPE HARNESS NOT PROPERLY SECURED, BATTERY CABLE REROUTING NOT PERFORMED, FOAM PROTECTION NOT APPLIED TO COOLANT LEVEL MODULE, ACTIVE GRILL SHUTTERS NOT REMOVED AT ALL, THERMOSTAT HOUSING BOLTS LOOSE, CV BOOT RIPPED, BOLTS ON OIL DEFLECTOR NOT TIGHT TO SPECS. FORD SAYS THEY REPAIRED THE VEHICLE BUT WE TOLD THEM WE COULD NOT RISK OUR LIVES ANY MORE WITH THIS DEFECTIVE VEHICLE. ON 7/29/14 WE EXPLAINED EVERYTHING TO FORD, SENT THEM THE LIST, GOT A CASE NUMBER AND REQUESTED THAT FORD BUY BACK THE VEHICLE. ON 8/8/14 FORD DENIED OUR REQUEST. WE ARE TOO SCARED TO PICK UP THE VEHICLE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/11/2014 - BRENTWOOD, TN
VEHICLE TOWED TO FORD ON 7/3/14 FOR FUEL LEAK. ALSO TOLD FORD THAT FUEL RANGE CONSUMPTION GAUGE WAS NOT WORKING RIGHT. FORD WAS UNABLE TO VERIFY FUEL LEAK CONCERN BUT DID THE 13S12 OVERHEATING AND 14S03 HANDLE RECALLS. ON 7/19/14 LOW COOLANT LIGHT CAME ON. CALLED FORD AND THEY SAID THAT IT WAS AN AIR POCKET IN THE COOLANT SYSTEM AND TO ADD DISTILLED WATER AND DRIVE IT TO FORD. THE DEALERSHIP DRAINED THE COOLANT, ADDED COOLANT AND PRESSURIZED TO CHECK THE SYSTEM. EXPLAINED TO FORD THAT OUR DAUGHTER WAS TAKING THE CAR ON A 500 MILE ROAD TRIP THAT AFTERNOON. THEY REASSURED US IT WAS FIXED AND THAT SHE WOULD NOT HAVE AN ISSUE, BUT IF SHE DID, SIMPLY ADD DISTILLED WATER AGAIN TO RESOLVE. LATER ON 7/19/14, AFTER DRIVING 150 MILES OF THE TRIP, THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE RAPIDLY JUMPED FROM NORMAL TO HOT AND THE ENGINE OVERHEATED. ROADSIDE ASSIST. TOWED TO THE CLOSEST FORD DEALERSHIP. THIS NEW DEALERSHIP SAID THE VEHICLE HAD SO MANY PROBLEMS THAT THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE SOMEONE FROM FORD TO COME LOOK AT IT. THE NEW DEALERSHIP FAXED US THE LIST OF WHAT WAS WRONG WITH OUR VEHICLE: LEAKING WATER PUMP, LEAKING TURBO COOLANT TUBE, TURBO COOLANT BANJO BOLT LOOSE, HOSE CLAMP ON TURBO COOLANT TUBE NOT RELEASED, COOLANT STAND PIPE NOT BOLTED, ENGINE HARNESS TAPED BUT NOT SECURED TO ENGINE COVER, COOLANT STAND PIPE HARNESS NOT PROPERLY SECURED, BATTERY CABLE REROUTING NOT PERFORMED, FOAM PROTECTION NOT APPLIED TO COOLANT LEVEL MODULE, ACTIVE GRILL SHUTTERS NOT REMOVED AT ALL, THERMOSTAT HOUSING BOLTS LOOSE, CV BOOT RIPPED, BOLTS ON OIL DEFLECTOR NOT TIGHT TO SPECS. FORD SAYS THEY REPAIRED THE VEHICLE BUT WE TOLD THEM WE COULD NOT RISK OUR LIVES ANY MORE WITH THIS DEFECTIVE VEHICLE. ON 7/29/14 WE EXPLAINED EVERYTHING TO FORD, SENT THEM THE LIST, GOT A CASE NUMBER AND REQUESTED THAT FORD BUY BACK THE VEHICLE. ON 8/8/14 FORD DENIED OUR REQUEST. WE ARE TOO SCARED TO PICK UP THE VEHICLE.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

8/8/2014 - PALM BEACH GARDEN, FL
I BUY FORD ESCAPE 2013,SE ECOBUST 1,6 IN FEBRUARY 2013.PAY $ 29.600,BRAND NEW.AFTER 10 MONTHS SEND ME RECALL NOTICE(13V583,14V-239,14V-237,14V164000) AFTER RECALL VALUE FOR MY CAR DROP DOWN 50%.WHO REFUND MY .AFTER FIX MY CAR ,MY CAR ,NO NOW CAR,THIS IS FIXSED CAR.WHO AGREE FOR SELL WITH NO GOOD CONDITION CAR.

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POWER TRAIN

8/4/2014 - CANTON, MI
IN ORDER TO PARK IN THE SINGLE BAY OF OUR THREE CAR SIDE ENTRY ATTACHED GARAGE, YOU HAVE TO PULL UP TO THE POST BETWEEN THE DOUBLE AND SINGLE BAYS, BACK UP AND PULL FORWARD. AFTER PULLING TO ABOUT ONE FOOT FROM THE GARAGE SUPPORT POST AND BRINGING THE VEHICLE TO A COMPLETE STOP, I ATTEMPTED TO SHIFT FROM DRIVE TO REVERSE. THE ESCAPE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED INTO THE POST AND OUR EXPEDITION PARKED IN THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE DOUBLE BAY. IT FELT LIKE I HAD BEEN SLAMMED INTO FROM BEHIND. WITH THE ENGINE RACING I WAS ABLE TO USE THE START/STOP BUTTON TO STOP THE ENGINE. THE POST WAS DRIVEN OVER THREE FEET INTO THE GARAGE AND THE EXPEDITION WAS HIT WITH SO MUCH FORCE THAT IT JUMPED ABOUT AN INCH ONTO THE CEMENT CURB IN FRONT OF THE GARAGE. HITTING THE EXPEDITION PREVENTED THE GARAGE POST (WOOD AND BRICK) FROM TOTALLY COLLAPSING. THE ESCAPE HAS THE 1.6L ECO-BOOST ENGINE AND WAS PURCHASED IN OCT. 2012. IT HAS BEEN DRIVEN ONLY 5,904 MILES. AT 5,672 MILES THE DEALERSHIP HAD THE VEHICLE FOR THREE DAYS FOR THREE RECALLS 13S12, 14S04 AND 14S03.

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ENGINE

8/4/2014 - CANTON, MI
IN ORDER TO PARK IN THE SINGLE BAY OF OUR THREE CAR SIDE ENTRY ATTACHED GARAGE, YOU HAVE TO PULL UP TO THE POST BETWEEN THE DOUBLE AND SINGLE BAYS, BACK UP AND PULL FORWARD. AFTER PULLING TO ABOUT ONE FOOT FROM THE GARAGE SUPPORT POST AND BRINGING THE VEHICLE TO A COMPLETE STOP, I ATTEMPTED TO SHIFT FROM DRIVE TO REVERSE. THE ESCAPE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED INTO THE POST AND OUR EXPEDITION PARKED IN THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE DOUBLE BAY. IT FELT LIKE I HAD BEEN SLAMMED INTO FROM BEHIND. WITH THE ENGINE RACING I WAS ABLE TO USE THE START/STOP BUTTON TO STOP THE ENGINE. THE POST WAS DRIVEN OVER THREE FEET INTO THE GARAGE AND THE EXPEDITION WAS HIT WITH SO MUCH FORCE THAT IT JUMPED ABOUT AN INCH ONTO THE CEMENT CURB IN FRONT OF THE GARAGE. HITTING THE EXPEDITION PREVENTED THE GARAGE POST (WOOD AND BRICK) FROM TOTALLY COLLAPSING. THE ESCAPE HAS THE 1.6L ECO-BOOST ENGINE AND WAS PURCHASED IN OCT. 2012. IT HAS BEEN DRIVEN ONLY 5,904 MILES. AT 5,672 MILES THE DEALERSHIP HAD THE VEHICLE FOR THREE DAYS FOR THREE RECALLS 13S12, 14S04 AND 14S03.

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POWER TRAIN

8/3/2014 - MELBOURNE, FL
THE ENGINE HAD BEEN IDLEING A LITTLE ROUGH AND STALLED AT A STOP LIGHT. IT RESTARTED AND THEN IT WOULD IDLE ROUGH AND LIKE IT WAS GOING TO STALL AGAIN. IT HAS STALLED A TOTAL OF 3 TIMES IN THE LAST 3 DAYS AND IS IDLEING ROUGH. FORD DEALER SERVICE DEPT. NOT OPEN TO GET LOOKED AT. THIS IS OUT OF THE BLUE AND WHEN I RAN AN ENGINE DIAGNOSTIC IT CAME BACK NORMAL. I DONT TRUST THIS CAR NOW AND AM IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO TRADE IT FOR A NEW TOYOTA, BUT I AM NOT SURE I WILL BE ABLE TO GET RID OF THIS VEHICLE. I SEE FORD HAS HAD SEVERAL ISSUES WITH THIS AND SO FAR THEY CANT FIND ANYTHING WRONG.

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ENGINE

8/3/2014 - MELBOURNE, FL
THE ENGINE HAD BEEN IDLEING A LITTLE ROUGH AND STALLED AT A STOP LIGHT. IT RESTARTED AND THEN IT WOULD IDLE ROUGH AND LIKE IT WAS GOING TO STALL AGAIN. IT HAS STALLED A TOTAL OF 3 TIMES IN THE LAST 3 DAYS AND IS IDLEING ROUGH. FORD DEALER SERVICE DEPT. NOT OPEN TO GET LOOKED AT. THIS IS OUT OF THE BLUE AND WHEN I RAN AN ENGINE DIAGNOSTIC IT CAME BACK NORMAL. I DONT TRUST THIS CAR NOW AND AM IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO TRADE IT FOR A NEW TOYOTA, BUT I AM NOT SURE I WILL BE ABLE TO GET RID OF THIS VEHICLE. I SEE FORD HAS HAD SEVERAL ISSUES WITH THIS AND SO FAR THEY CANT FIND ANYTHING WRONG.

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ENGINE

8/1/2014 - PALM BEACH GARDEN, FL
I HAVE MEDICAL CONDITION IN FLORIDA.MY CAR IS REGISTRATION IN CALIFORNIA.MY MEDICAL CONDITION IN NOT REDY ,NADER FEW MONTH.I WANT FIX MY RECALL IN FLORIDA.PLEASE SEND MY DEALER ADDRESS IN FLORIDA 33418. PLEASSE HELP MY! THANK YOU!

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ENGINE

7/31/2014 - AURORA, CO
I HAVE THE 2013 FORD ESCAPE 2.0 WITH ECO-BOOST. SUDDENLY IT BEGAN STALLING WHEN I WAS IN PARK, IT HAS GRADUALLY BEGAN STALLING WHEN I AM IN DRIVE BUT AT A STOP. LUCKILY IT HAS NOT HAPPENED WHILE I WAS IN MOTION. THE ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON ALONG WITH SERVICE NOW INDICATOR AND OTHER DASH ICONS. I PUT THE VEHICLE IN PARK AND RESTART WITH NO PROBLEM. ALL ICON'S DISAPPEAR AND THE VEHICLE GOES BACK TO RUNNING NORMAL. I HAVE NOTICED IT IS IDLING ROUGHLY AND A BIT HIGHER THAN NORMAL ABOUT 900 RPM. IT CONSTANTLY IDLES AS IF IT IS GOING TO STALL ALTHOUGH STALLING DOES NOT ALWAYS OCCUR.

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