Last post on Oct 08, 2012 at 11:04 AM
You are in the Ford Escape
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Ford Escape, AM General, SUV
#12 of 21 Re: '09 Escape loses power [johnruns]
Oct 07, 2009 (9:26 am)
My suggestion would be to hit them with publicity rather than legal action. The former attracts more attention IMHO. Noting that you mentioned Hiway 401, you're probably familiar with the Toronto Star. There are several avenues with the newspaper that you could work this through. There is a definite safety aspect to this that should not be ignored.
#13 of 21 Re: '09 Escape loses power [johnruns]
Mar 07, 2010 (8:18 am)
I have had the same issue. The power loss along with rough shifting and surging in low gears. After more than a year I think they finally found the issue. The problem they believe is with the Cam Phaser. This part finally failed and has something to do with engine timing. The vehicle is currently in the shop and I'll know on Monday whether or not it really is fixed but wanted to share this info. I know there are many exasperated Escape owners out there.
#14 of 21 Re: '09 Escape loses power [escapeowner3]
Mar 07, 2010 (5:13 pm)
I'm looking forward to hearing the outcome.
My Escape is going in this week for a new cam sensor and a front axle and transmission case. The axle is loose and leaking oil.
I'm close to trading it in and definitely will not buy a Ford again.
I can be reached directly at johnpannozzohotmail.com
#15 of 21 Re: '09 Escape loses power [pats1]
May 21, 2010 (6:23 pm)
I went to the Ford dealer Quik Lube last Saturday (5/15) for and oil change, etc., and they told me there was a recall on my vehicle, to reflash the computer control module. I took it in on Tuesday and the service advisor told me the recall is to maintain higher fluid pressure for the transmission as it shifts into 3rd and 4th gears. I picked it up that night and so far it has been working much better. I'll repost if the problem comes back. This is not a safety recall so apparently Ford doesn't have to mail anything to owners. If you don't have it in at a Ford service dept., you won't find about this recall. Hope this helps anyone else who might be having an issue.
#16 of 21 Re: '09 Escape loses power [pats1]
May 21, 2010 (6:35 pm)
Glad to hear it is working better for you.
I decided to get rid of mine and did so a while ago.
I bought a BMW and is probably the best decision I made in a vehicle.
Good luck with yours!
#17 of 21 Re: '09 Escape loses power [johnruns]
Jun 02, 2010 (5:40 pm)
I had same problem, i have 09 escape V6, when i go on a stop and go, when i push the gas it seems like nothing happened. they Reprogrammed the transmission it was TSB but i dont remember the number of it.
I also, have this ticking noise that comes off the RIGHT front side of the engine, that only happens after a long distance drive.
When parked uphill, frontend down, i get oil leak that comes off from the left side of the engine, by the oil pan.
RPM when about to stop they go down to about 600 then back up to 1000 then back down.
I have a sunroof that went out of alignment, they had to fix it 2x.
Bottom line, not happy w this car.
#18 of 21 Re: '09 Escape loses power [rbawab]
Jun 02, 2010 (6:37 pm)
Sorry to hear about your issues.
Like I said, I finally got rid of it and bought a BMW and really like it.
Good luck my friend.
#19 of 21 Re: '09 Escape loses power [johnruns]
Dec 28, 2010 (12:07 pm)
I have a '06 Mazda Tribute with 4cyl, Automatic Trans, 84,000 miles. Since April at 70,000 miles the dealer has been trying to find what causes this stuttering. After vehicle warms from standing stop as I accelerate at 500 RPM intervals starting at 2000 the engine stutters, shutters, and violently looses power. After shifting to second gear the stutter only happens occasionally. I also noticed a bump or jolt while at steady throttle between 35 & 60. On the highway beyond 60 it is fine, for a 4 banger...
Fuel pump, fuel Filter, fuel pressure regulator, Charcoal Canister, Air Filter, PCM, Catalytic Converter, and a short at the ECM have been addressed. Yet the problem remains. I very concerned about the effect on the drive train as this stuttering continues. I have no more patience.
#21 of 21 Re: '09 Escape loses power [steve_]
Oct 08, 2012 (11:04 am)
I sure hope they do something about it.
I have noticed that my "SUV" surge forward when i drive while its still cold. And of course the dealer says there is nothing wrong with and the tech could not replicate the issue. I cant wait to be done with school so i can trade that junk "FOUND ON the ROAD DEAD" FORD. For something better.