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#105 of 116 Salvage a 2007 FEH with 81000 miles!?!?
Jan 03, 2012 (7:51 am)
Short summarized version. Son and friends want to drive to Rosebowl to see their team play. Major engine problem in middle of Utah. Towed to nearest city with Ford dealership. Diagnosis: "lower engine rub" causing major banging sound. 3.5 qts of oil mysteriously disappeared (I personally confirmed full dipstick at their departure (3 week old oil change) Can get new shortblock engine installed for $6000. Repair would take 10 days and I live 1500 miles away. Dealership doesn't want to buy it....."no hybrid market in southern Utah" Recommend call salvage yard and see what they'll give me as Wholesale value is only $7000 to $7500. Does this sound at all logical/ accurate? The hassle of getting out to a small town in Utah to drive this back doesn't seem worth 1000 -1500 bucks if the numbers are correct. Any thoughts??
#106 of 116 2005 ford escape hybrid/engine switching issue
Jan 18, 2012 (8:49 pm)
So on the hybrid I can be in all electric/battery mode or all engine mode. Today its cold about -15 with the windchill and a few days here in vancovuer with cold weather but this isn't the norm. So I let her warm up for about 5 mins outside (she parks outside) and was in full on engine mode (the red defrost symbol). I started out for work but the first light I came to the engine went quiet and into battery mode despite being on the engine setting so it shouldn't have gone into electric mode. It didn't stall as when I pressed the gas away it would go. I put in gas line anti-freeze and nothing. Anyone else experience this? Its troubling. Thanks
#107 of 116 the - STOP SAFELY NOW - surprise
Mar 20, 2012 (8:54 am)
As mentioned by a few posters before this one, our '07 Mariner Hybrid AWD (bought in '06) some times issues the message STOP SAFELY NOW !
It has occurred on road trips (not on everyday local driving) and usually when we have it loaded with cargo creating weight. I was thinking it be some kind of temperature(heat) problem with battery ventilation or, it might be something about the trans axel as described in post 101 & 102.
When it occurs we get off the highway ASAP because the darned thing is unresponsive to throttle! Scary!
I get out and sniff around the outside and underneath to see if there is any abnormality. Haven't seen, heard or smelled anything out of the ordinary on any of the 3 occasions it has happened.
We let the vehicle sit for 10-15 minutes. Then we start the puppy up and...off we go. Generally speaking, the message does not return and we stay below the speed limit and in the right hand lane just incase the loss of power happens again.
FWIW, The vehicle never has the problem just described when there are just 2 or 3 people and no cargo load. Since I know this much...duh... I don't want to fart around with our local Dealership's Service shop because they will probably say it is not unique to the hybrid 100,000 mile component warranty.
I'll just have live with it....because I ain't got much money
#108 of 116 Re: Engine re-starts when decelerating [hevincali]
Apr 10, 2012 (1:36 pm)
I may have to source an engine for my '05 FEH. Pervasive engine rattle sounds ominously like a rod bearing going out.
Can you reply with the information about your North Carolina source?
Thanks so much...
#109 of 116 Report Escape/Mariner STOP SAFELY NOW PROBLEMS
Apr 10, 2012 (5:12 pm)
WILL take your report - twice my car stopped in the middle of big-time LA traffic - frightening experience. Took it to dealer the first time in 2011, they said it was fine. Happened again a week ago and they said it was a coolant pump and charged me accordingly. This should be a recall issue but the recall only happens when the government steps it. So file complaints with the National Highway Agency - link is given above. PLEASE FILE. This should be recalled.
#110 of 116 Gas Mileage Decrease, engine running more often over last 6 months?
May 07, 2012 (1:51 pm)
I drive a FEH 2008 and have noticed that over the last 6 months my gas mileage has dropped about 5mpg. My driving style has not changed and my husband also has noticed the huge difference. I've noticed that the engine seems to be running more often than before, even when we are not using the AC/defrost. We live in Southern California so the weather is consistently warm so it is not like the car needs to warm up. I called the ford dealership and they swear it's not the batteries. As far as I understand the hybrid when started, will turn off the gas engine automatically as long as the batteries are charged and the temperature is controlled. Please let me know if anyone else has experienced this phenomenon and should I get rid of it ASAP?
#111 of 116 Re: Salvage a 2007 FEH with 81000 miles!?!? [jumper3]
May 24, 2012 (7:23 am)
Help - I believe the exact same happened to me yesterday while pulling onto the freeway. It sounded like the engin fell out of the car and came to an abrupt stop. There was oil everywhere but our mechanic said it looked like we ran out of oil which was impossible since it was recently changed. Have you had any luck with Ford? Of course ours is no longer under warranty (106,000). I'd appreciate any help.
#112 of 116 Re: Gas Mileage Decrease, engine running more often over last 6 months? [nurseniner]
Jun 16, 2012 (7:44 am)
I am experiencing the same issue with our FEH 2007. Has about 60K miles. Always has gotten less mileage in winter from summer due to engine having to heat up before turning off. However, it is summer, 80 plus temps and the engine is not turning off when the battery is fully charged. It continues to idle at 1000 rpms. Plus I am noticing the on/off being inconsistent, where on one trip it turns off and other times it does not. I'm guessing it is a sensor of some type that is malfunctioning, but this is a guess. I have not brought it into the dealer yet, but will be checking.
#113 of 116 Re: Gas Mileage Decrease, engine running more often over last 6 months? [zacko]
Jul 18, 2012 (3:03 pm)
These issues sound like the electronics cooling pump (MCES) not working right. Also, the blend door actuator (for models prior to 2010) may not be working correctly.
If the battery gets too hot it won't operate.
#114 of 116 Re: Gas Mileage Decrease, engine running more often over last 6 months? [stevedebi]
Aug 30, 2012 (12:46 pm)
I got the MECS and blend door actuator yesterday at the dealership for 1157. parts 496 and labler 680$ for what had to be 2hour of having it and 1 hour of work based on dropping it off and when they called back.
TSB 08-24-5 states that some 2005-2008 Escape Hybrid and 2006-2008 Mariner Hybrid vehicles may exhibit a red triangle light and codes indicating a transaxle overtemp. This condition may result in reduced power as the system activates fail safe operation. Codes P1A0E, P1A0F, P0A3C, P0A3E, P0A7A, P0A7C and P1A0D may also be set.