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#1611 of 1617 Re: 2008 escape hybrid accelerator stops working after long drive [mortncyn]
Jul 22, 2012 (3:30 pm)
Farewell to this forum which I enjoyed during almost five years of 2008 Escape Hybrid ownership. After approximately 108,000 km (67,080 miles) of trouble-free driving, I traded in my FEH almost a week ago for a 2012 Prius v.
While I liked my FEH and it served me well, this Prius v is awesome with its creature comforts and awesome fuel economy (4.5 L/100km or 52.3 miles per US gallon).
#1612 of 1617 Re: 2008 escape hybrid accelerator stops working after long drive [mortncyn]
Jul 23, 2012 (9:12 pm)
Thanks for the info and the faq. Not sure if what I read there makes me feel any better. I'm taking my Escape to the mechanic next week, so hopefully they will have something useful to say about the engine shut off issue. The car hasn't done it again so far. It may have been the heat that set off the cooling pump or it may be another issue. Hopefully they can provide some answers this time.
#1613 of 1617 Re: 2008 escape hybrid accelerator stops working after long drive [caescape2008]
Sep 07, 2012 (1:25 pm)
Wondering if you found out any more from your dealer. We left on vacation late July and I have not been on the Edmunds site much. Our 2008 is about the same except for new tires (now much quieter) Also had new bushings on the sway bar that eliminated a knocking sound in the front end and a tendency to pull left under acceleration at low speeds. As I understand it, NY City has lots of Escape Hybrids with 150,000 + miles. They would surely know something about the problems with acceleration etc. I still feel the dealers in our area are totally in the dark re the hybrids. My wife said after doing shopping errands and then driving the highway home about 25 miles that the car hesitated at the first stop.
#1614 of 1617 Re: 2008 escape hybrid accelerator stops working after long drive [mortncyn]
Sep 14, 2012 (10:31 pm)
I took the car to a different dealership then previously. The new dealership (for me) is in Walnut Creek in the outer bay area. It gets really hot out there unlike the Oakland area. They hooked up the car to their computers and of course received no error codes. They did have hunch that there may have been something wrong with the AC. So unlike the folks at the Albany dealership they rigged up some real world tests and took my car for a test drive. They were able to figure out that the AC compressor was leaking. Once that was fixed all the other strange heating issues went away. It appears parts of the AC unit is used to cool the hybrid battery. So now the car is safe to drive and I'm getting better gas mileage. On a trip I took a couple of weeks ago I got 32 mpg. And I'm getting about 28.5 in the city which is a small improvement. And the walnut creek dealership now has a new permanent customer. They are farther from me and more of a hassle to get to, but they take the time to do their job right which is important.
#1615 of 1617 My 06 FEH ICE stays on all the time
Apr 06, 2013 (4:47 am)
Any suggestions with this problem? When cold it seems to cycle between ICE and EV normally. As it warms up, it stays on ICE more and more until it becomes constant. Dealer found two battery cooling motors were dead. No other codes. Changed these and it appears it's doing the same thing. Almost 170K on the odometer.
#1616 of 1617 2008 escape hybrid accelerator problem
Aug 23, 2013 (1:35 pm)
Hi, I think I have a similar issue to the acceleration problem mentioned by mortncyn and caescape2008. From a stop or a slow roll, the acceleration is sometimes very sluggish. I can see the rpms are reving, it's just not translating to acceleration. The delay will be about a good second or so. It is an intermittent issue. I have an '08 Mariner hybrid, and it's at 81K miles.
The only things I've found online related to this are the posts above, and possibly TSB# 312042, AS-21769, which states that the brakes could be overriding the acceleration?
Another issue we have (maybe related?) is that on some trips, the battery never fully takes over. The engine continues to run, even after charging for a while and being at a stop. This is intermittent too. Any ideas?
#1617 of 1617 Re: 2008 escape hybrid accelerator problem [kins80]
Sep 16, 2013 (12:54 pm)
You have described what our 2008 Escape (96,000 miles) continues to do. I had never thought about the system not going to electric and the engine continuing to run. We drove over 500 miles yesterday and the temperature at the end of the trip was 90 degrees. As got in traffic in town the acceleration hesitation started. We stopped to make a cell call and I turned the AC off. After 500 miles one would expect the engine to shut down and go to electric. However the engine continued to run at about 1,000 RPM and it did not go electric. I wish I knew the solution. Seems to possibly be connected to higher ambient temps and cooling the battery charging system.