2007 Ford ESCAPE HYBRID Power Train problems & defects.

2007 Ford ESCAPE HYBRID Power Train problems & defects.
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If you are driving a 2007 Ford ESCAPE HYBRID, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Power Train problems and defects. Total reports: 8.

Without Warning, The Engine And Motor Stopped Upon Accelerating After Right Turn, With Warning Message And Many Lights Displayed. After Rolling To A Stop At The Side Of The Road, And Waiting 5 To 10 Minutes, The Car Started And Drove Normally. This Has Occurred A Number Of Times Since Then, On Surface Streets And Expressways. The Loss Of power Is Accompanied By Loss Of power Steering, Of Course, And Creates A Dangerous Situation. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU59H17K. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2007 problem was reported in PLYMOUTH, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

July 02, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2007fordescape Hybrid. The Contact Stated That While Driving Approximately 25 Mph, The Vehicle Stalled. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Dealer Who Stated That The Throttle Body Would Have To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Vin Was Not Available. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 39,000.*tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 39000 miles. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2007 problem was reported in BOISE, ID. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Mar 05, 2013

I Was Driving At Freeway Speed And The Car Suddenly Showed The Signal: “stop Safely Now,” And I Immediately Began To Lose power. I Barely Had Time To Pull To The Shoulder To Get Out Of The Way Of 70-mph Traffic. No Previous Signal Showed On The Dash (e.g., The Wrench Signal) To Give Me Any Advance Warning. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2007 problem was reported in SEBASTOPOL, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Feb 01, 2013

I Was Driving At Freeway Speed And The Car Suddenly Gave The Signal “stop Car Safely Now.” I Immediately Began To Lose power And Barely Had Time To Pull Over To The Left-hand Shoulder To Get Out Of The Way Of Traffic. No Previous Signal (e.g. Wrench Light Or Warning Triangle) Had Appeared To Give Me Advance Warning. This Had Happened Before (see 2/1/13 Complaint), But When We Took The Car To The Shop After That First Occurrence, They Were Unable To Identify Any Problems, So I Had Driven It Again. Both Times The Problem Occurred After Sustained (2 Hrs) Freeway Speed (70 Mph) Driving. This Time I Was Towed To A ford Dealership Where They Identified That The Hybrid Battery System Had Overheated And Numerous Parts Needed Replacement. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2007 problem was reported in SEBASTOPOL, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Mar 12, 2013

After Driving Approx 20 Min On The Freeway, My 2007fordescape Hybrid Shut Off. Warning Light Came On Displaying: Motor Temp High. Then, Stop Safely. Considering I Was In The Middle Of The Freeway In Phoenix Az, The 2nd Warning Statement Was Quite Un-nerving. When I Finally Made It To The Shoulder Of The Freeway, I Opened The Hood, Nothing Was Overheating, No Steam, Coolant Levels Normal. The Vehicle Started Again Without Issue. I Proceeded Approx 5 Minutes Down The Freeway And Exited. When Attempting To Cross The Street At The End Of The Exit Ramp, The Vehicle Shut Down Again, Displaying The Same Messages. This Incident Left Me In The Middle Of A Busy Road. When I Finally Arrived Home, I Contacted A Friend Who Is More Knowledgeable Than I Regarding Mechanical Issues. He Said He Had Heard Of This And Suggested I Look On The Internet. I Am Appalled At The # Of Occurrences Of The Same Issue That Have Been Reported. Yet No One, Not The Manufacturer Or The Dealerships Have Notified The Consumer Of This Very Dangerous Situation. My Father Has Purchased fords For Years. This Irresponsible Action, Of Failure To Notify The Consumer Of Potentially Dangerous Malfunctions, Does Not Fit The Responsible Company That He Has Always Described. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU49H97K. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2007 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

May 15, 2013

While Backing Out Of A Parking Space, The Right Front Wheel Separated From The Vehicle. Upon Closer Inspection, It Appeared That The Bolt Sheared, Dislocating The Wheel From The Drivetrain. This Was Later Confirmed At The Repair Center–the Bolt Had Sheared And Had To Be Drilled Out. The Front Lower Control Arm Bolts (forward Bolt) Removed And Threads Had To Be Repaired. The Right Front Axle Also Had To Be Replaced. This Vehicle Is Only 6.5 Years Old, And Is Not Driven Off Road. ford Does Not Acknowledge This As An Issue. As Noted Elsewhere On This Site, We Also Have Had Issues With Brake Squealing, As Well As The Water Pump Issue. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 64150 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU59H37K. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2007 problem was reported in DILLSBURG, SD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

July 02, 2013

I Was Driving Home From Work When The Dashboard Light That Looks Like A Wrench Came On As Well As The Display Service Engine Soon. I Made It Home Safely And The Next Time I Drove The Car No Light And So Far Seems Ok. A Similar Occurrence Happened About A Month Ago At That Time I Lost All power. Fortunately I Had Just Pulled Out Of My Driveway. I Shut The Car Off And Back On And It Was Fine Until This Week. It Looks Like It Is A Defective Throttle Body And Sensor And Will Need To Be Replaced. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 88000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU9EG8BK. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2007 problem was reported in DRACUT, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Feb 18, 2014

While Traveling On A Turnpike With Few Exit Ramps And Limited Shoulder Clearance, The Vehicle Simultaneously Lost All power And Displayed The Warning Triangle (“triangle Of Death”) And The Information Display Indicated “stop Safely Now”. The Key Was Removed From The Ignition And Manual Consulted. The Manual Indicated This Was A Hybrid System Fault/failure And Advised On Attempting To Restart The Vehicle And Taking It To The Nearest Dealership. The Restart Was Successful And Traveling Continued For Another 15 Miles Before The Same Exact Scenario Repeated. The ford Dealership Diagnosed This Problem As A Failure Of The Motor Electronic Cooling System (mecs)–a Well Documented Failure (and A Dangerous One) That Plagues Many fordescape Hybrids.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 71000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU49H67K. FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 2007 problem was reported in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 80 mph.

Apr 21, 2014

1 Response

  1. mcb3636@gmail.com October 30, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    08 ford escape hybrid shuts off while in commute anywhere, very dangerous problem not solved yet SAD, waiting to die we are, never buy a Ford again!

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