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#12 of 130 Same blown fuse
Jun 09, 2009 (3:05 pm)
2001 Escape would not start (could not even turn key in ignition) Was told to push the "manual" gear shift to turn key...car starts! We took it to the shop and were told to have a fuel pump installed...did. Same fuse continues to blow (not right away, sometime 2 weeks, sometimes 2 days) We were told by a guy at Autozone that we needed a new alternator, maybe. Took it to the shop they agreed, butbefore doing the work, they called and said no not alternator, you better take it to the Ford dealer, because..... Help
#14 of 130 Fire due to electrical short
Jun 09, 2009 (8:51 pm)
My 2008 Escape started on FIRE due to an electrical short in the headlight area. The car had been off and parked for 2 hours and just started on fire on the front drivers side area. We put it out with the hose. When the fire dept arrived and looked it over as best they could at 10:00pm they believed it was caused by an electrical short. Our Insurance agent claims he couldn't find anything that could cause it to be Fords Responsibility. Why would a 2008 just start on fire and it not be covered under a warantee? Any thoughts on this?//
Jul 13, 2009 (11:35 am)
I have a 2004 Escape. While driving, everything electrical shut off. It made this wierd clicking noise. The battery was completely dead at this point. Replaced it. Then we were told to change the alternator. Did that. The shop we have it does not know why it still has the same problem. Something is draining the alternator. Ford can't even explain it. Can anyone please help me out?
#16 of 130 Ford Escape 2006 2nd alternator???
Aug 18, 2009 (7:36 am)
Hopefully someone here will be able to help me. I bought a Ford Escape 2006 with 44 000KLM on June 11th 2009. July 1st 2009 the alternator blew. The dealer changed it no cost. August 15th the alternator blew again... I noticed every time I use the remote starter (Ford manufacture installed) this seems to happen. The first time the alternator blew, a few days before the battery light would blink on and then shut off. This time, I automatically started the truck, walked up to it and herd a ticking sound in the engine, about 10 mins later my ABS light came on, my gages all stopped working, my cd exchanger was flipping from one cd to the next. I stopped the car in the shopping center and it would not start up again. Half an hour later my husband started it up, got it home. Our dealer is saying its the alternator, but what car blows two alternator's in 2 months???? Anyone else had this problem?
#17 of 130 Also wondering if it's alternator??
Aug 24, 2009 (1:23 am)
We have a used 2006 ford escape xlt (v6 and at 76 000 KLM ) and it won't start. It was working fine all day with the battery light going quickly on once. Then my gf used it to go to the store and came back without problems (although she did say she went over a bump on the way back home). Just as she turned off the ford she noticed the battery light, so she got curious and tried to start the car. Turned the key and all she was that dying battery sound and then a cranking noise, then nothing. If it was the battery, nothing in the car would be able to turn on....riiiiight??
We researched on the internet and couldn't believe how many people are having problems with the alternator O_O
#18 of 130 Re: 2004 Ford escape/battery drain [jelco145]
Sep 07, 2009 (8:55 am)
Update on my battery drain problem (sept.28,2008) Dealer replaced the GEM module, but if not driven for about 2 weeks, the battery will be so deplete that it will not operate the door locks! This is the third battery, GEM replaced, and the alternator replaced.The ford garage suggested hooking up a trickle charger ! They said they cannot find a problem.. I have owned many vehicles and have never experienced any thing like this. No help from Ford either>I had two vehicles in storage last winter from november untill april, and they both started after sitting nearly 5 months. Anyone out there with the same problem?
#19 of 130 Re: 2004 Ford escape/battery drain [jelco145]
Sep 20, 2009 (5:32 pm)
Wonder if your dead battery problem was solved. This is my second Escape and both had exactly your complaint. After 2 weeks parked the battery is guaranteed completely dead. My 2001 had the same issue. Dealer can not solve either car's same problem. So much for Arlington Heights Ford shop. Am on the 3rd battery but only a battery tender keeps it starting. Winter is really scary without the tender since it sits on my driveway. I believe I drive frequently enough although not every day. Dealer would only keep my 2001 for 5 days & refused to wait 2 weeks. They said they checked everything and I've metered for a passive battery drain but found nothing unusual. You mentioned the GEM module. What is this? We left on a vacation for 2 weeks last summer, came back to my completely dead Escape and my wife's 2004 Crown Vic started instantly. And she's on her original battery.
I've like Fords but this is my last Escape, for sure. Maybe my last Ford. I must have been nuts to get the second one but figured the 2001 was a freak. They I have found they must have made alot of them! And apparently dealers are no help.
#20 of 130 02 V6 XLS AIRBAG LIGHT FLASHING
Sep 29, 2009 (5:03 pm)
Hello, anyone had problems with the Airbag light flashing on and off for about a minute then staying on while driving. Sometimes it stays on while driving for weeks only to go off by itself and stay off for a couple of weeks. The patern repeats itself all the time. Help please!
#21 of 130 Re: 02 V6 XLS AIRBAG LIGHT FLASHING [raa1]
by vg33e power
Sep 30, 2009 (7:27 am)
Two things that come to mind from personal experience.
1) If you travel without a passenger in the front seat but set stuff down there (i.e purse, bag, lunch box, lap top, etc) the OPDS (Occupant Position Detection Sensor) thinks there is a small child or a passenger lighter then 60lbs in the passenger seat without a seat belt.
2) I know that on my 2004 Escape Limited there was a recall done pertaining to the SRS light flashing or staying on back in 2004 or 2005. The fix was as simple as intalling a believe a new connector underneath the seat.
Hope this helps.