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#3961 of 4133 2003 Ford Escape stalls out
Jan 06, 2008 (6:41 pm)
On four different occasions my Ford Escapr stalled with no power just after leaving my apartment. Started it right up & ran fine after. I took it to the dealership & they say no codes were tripped & basically told if it happens again & the check engine light goes on to have it towed in. This is very frustrating and the check engine light has never gone on. Any Ford mechanics have any advise? Thanks, John
#3962 of 4133 2008 Ford Escape Stalling Problem
Jan 16, 2008 (1:24 pm)
I am experiencing the same issues, my new escape stalls while idling and also when slowing down approaching stops in the road. I am also experiencing 2 and 3 turn starts, but that is the least of my worries. The stalling is a major problem and am having the same issue with the dealers, not knowing what to do. I did find out that Escapes dating back a few years have had similar occurances and a service bulletin has been put out (TSB-07-5-6). I am going to the dealer again and specifying this TSB be looked into.
#3963 of 4133 TSB-07-5-6 Get this taken care of!
Jan 27, 2008 (1:33 pm)
Some 2005-2008 Escape and Mariner vehicles equipped with a CD4E automatic transaxle and built from 8/1/2004 through 2/15/2007 may exhibit an engine stall when coming to a stop or when engaging the transmission into drive or reverse. This condition may be intermittent and often occurs after extended drives. There may be no diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) stored. This may be caused by internal wear in the torque converter which prevents it from unlocking.
#3964 of 4133 Re: TSB-07-5-6 Get this taken care of! [mschmal]
Jan 27, 2008 (7:13 pm)
Does this affect both 4 and V6 Escapes?
#3966 of 4133 Intermittent starting problem
Feb 19, 2008 (8:43 am)
I have an 03 escape that runs great. Only problem is that periodically it doesn't start. You can hear car crank, just won't turn over. you wait alittle while, and then it turns over with no problem. Any one have or hear of this this problem?????
Its very frustrating
#3967 of 4133 Re: 2002 Rough Idle, Engine light on [bayeclark]
Mar 04, 2008 (8:35 pm)
i have an 02 escape and had the same problem, the computer diagnostic say it was a bad coil too but now i am replacing the last 2 out of six and still not convinced it will solve the problem, these coils are not cheap and buying all six in a matter of 3 weeks is rediculous, i will post later if replacing every coil will solve the mysterious rough idle problem. good luck
#3968 of 4133 Where are they?
Mar 04, 2008 (8:56 pm)
Ford is always saying they are built tough, so its no wonder they don't want to hear they've built nothing but lemons. when i need help with my ford escape i pay 75$/hour for them to look at the damn thing and tell me there is nothing wrong with it. and try to tell me to bring it back when it happens again. well who the hell do i do that when they've emptied my pockets and done nothing for me?its all a scam, we are all suckers and they know it. i am the proud owner of a new GMC Seirra and i am loving the service with a smile. i got my first oil change for free. ford dealer charged my wife 545$ to repair a broken coolant pipe with a piece of rubber hose and two friggen dollar store clamps!!! suckers.
#3969 of 4133 Re: Intermittent starting problem [diane03]
Apr 15, 2008 (9:12 am)
Diane, I have the same issue, 2003 Ford Escape that periodically does not start. It seams to happen when their is a significant change with temperature in any particular day. Once the engine has cooled down, say 1-hour, it start right up. I have taken it to the Ford Dealership, they can not find the problem, no computer codes for them to read. Have you had any success?
#3970 of 4133 Re: Intermittent starting problem [jrountree]
Apr 16, 2008 (8:35 am)
Another thought about the intermittent starting problem with 2003 Escape. I gave my Escape to my son in Los Angeles after new tires, 60,000 mile check-up, etc. I really never had any issues with it. Right after he received it, it died soon after starting (within 100 or so yards) about once a month. Always it was able to start right back up. Took it to a dealership, they could not find a problem, but changed out the computer chip. The dealership said if it died and couldn't be restarted, to have it towed directly to them so they could see if a error message was tripped. Well since it always started right back up, we haven't had to tow but guess what? The last 2 times it happened was when my son started the car and practically simultaneously made a call on his I-phone which has wi-fi on. We called the dealership and the service manager had never heard of that but was going to send an email out to the Ford Technical service board. The car has not died in over 3 months now because my son no longer makes calls when he starts the car. No other issues once he is driving and makes a car and can receive calls without issues. Is this weird or what?