2014 Ford ESCAPE Engine problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2014 Ford ESCAPE, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Engine problems and defects. Total reports: 9.

When The Vehicle Is Between 1400-1600 Rpm It Starts To Vibrate And Drives Rough. Is This Usual? Had It To Two Different Dealerships And Complained To ford. No Satisfaction!! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 50 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TO BE PROVI. FORD ESCAPE 2014 problem was reported in THE VILLAGES, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 37 mph.

Jan 02, 2014

Leased This Vehicle In August, 2013. Since Day One I Have Noticed An Exhaust Smell In Cabin When The Vehicle Is Put Into Reverse And Occasionally When Driving At Low Speeds. I Am Sensitive To Odors In General And My Family Members Only Smelled It Occasionally, So I Disregarded Until Recently The Odors Are Becoming Stronger Inside The Cabin And Not Clearing When Windows Are Lowered To Air Out. I Will Bring This To The Attention Of My ford Dealership When It Goes In For Maintenance Service When It Reaches 10,000 Miles, But Maybe Sooner To Have It Looked At. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 12 miles. FORD ESCAPE 2014 problem was reported in FOXBORO, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 01, 2013

I Bought A New fordescape In February 2014. Since Day One I Have Noticed An Exhaust Smell In Cabin When The Vehicle Is Put Into Reverse And Occasionally When Driving At Low Speeds. Similar To What Other Customer Complained. I Will Bring This To The Attention Of My ford Dealership When It Goes In For Maintenance Service When It Reaches 10,000 Miles, But Maybe Sooner To Have It Looked At. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU9J94EU. FORD ESCAPE 2014 problem was reported in EASTON, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Mar 10, 2014

Vehicle Stopped At Stop Sign. Engine Died. Moved Gear Selector From Drive To Park And Restarted With No Further Incident. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 367 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU0GXXEU. FORD ESCAPE 2014 problem was reported in HEATH, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 05, 2014

For The First Incident, The Car’s Warning Light Came On And Said “engine Failure – Service Immediately.” I Attempted To Proceed To The Dealer For Service But, Before I Made It Off Of Our Street, The Car Began To Shake And Shudder Violently, Then Died In The Middle Of The Road. I Was Able To Get It To Coast To A Small Parking Area. As It Would Not Start Again, It Required A Tow To The Dealer. The Dealer Informed Me That It Was A Sensor Issue And Ensured That It Was Repaired And Would Not Happen Again. Today (may 10th) A Similar Issue Occurred, Though This Time It Was While I Was Pulling Into Traffic. Again, The Same Warning Light Came On. I Attempted To Turn And Get The Car Home But, Before I Could Do This, The Car Began To Shake Again And The Engine Lost Power. This Required Another Tow To The Dealership For Repair; The Vehicle Is Presently In The Shop.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU0J95EU. FORD ESCAPE 2014 problem was reported in EWA BEACH, HI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Apr 01, 2014

While Driving On Highway I Accidentally Depressed The Keyless Start-stop Button. The Engine Shut Off, Power Steering And Brakes Were Lost And Engine Would Not Restart By Pushing Start-stop Button. I Was Able To Slow Car – With Other Cars Close Behind- Shift Gear Shift To Neutral And Apply Brake Pedal So That Start-stop Button Would Restart Engine. I Have Had ford Dealership Check Keyless Start-stop System And They Indicate That System Works As It Should. Start – Stop Button Is Located In Drivers Right Knee Area And Is Two Inches From Similar Looking Climate Control Button. Power Steering And Brakes Were Lost With Engine Off And Car In Motion. I Contacted ford Motor Company And They Referred Us To The Dealership. This Is A Dangerous Design Flaw.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 9600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU9J9XEU. FORD ESCAPE 2014 problem was reported in RICHMOND, VT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

May 09, 2014

While Driving Down The Interstate At 55 Mph In Heavy Traffic, The Engine Suddenly Started Running Extremely Rough, Jerking And Lurching, While Losing Power. The “engine Fault – Service Now” Warning Display Illuminated And The Engine Stalled Out. Pulled To The Side Of The Interstate And Was Able To Restart The Vehicle And Drive Home With No Further Problems.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1152 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU0J91EU. FORD ESCAPE 2014 problem was reported in NORTH AUGUSTA, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

July 01, 2014

2014fordescape Se Awd With 1.6 Ecoboost Engine. Infrequently Upon Full Throttle Acceleration The Engine Bogs Down. While The Engine Does Not Stall, Power Disappears And Then Power/acceleration Rebuilds. It Has Occurred Twice In 3 Months. Vehicle Currently Has ~3000 Miles On The Odometer. I Have Heard That An Investigation Is Underway For What Sounds Like A Similar Issue With F150’s With A Different Ecoboost Engine – Related?

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU9GX9EU. FORD ESCAPE 2014 problem was reported in HARRISBURG, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

May 15, 2014

Saturday, July 12 Around 3:00 Pm Driving 70 Mph On Us 23 N, Just South Of North Territorial Road Near Ann Arbor. The Car Suddenly Lost Power And The Engine Stopped. Drifted To The Shoulder In Very Heavy Traffic And Tried To Restart. Started And Ran For 5 Seconds And Then Stalled Again. Repeated Several Times With Same Result. Called Roadside Assistance Number And They Said They Would Send A Tow Within 30 Minutes. Police Stopped And Asked If We Needed Help. Left After We Said Tow Was Coming. A Following Car Took All But One Passenger To A Gas Station At North Territorial Because Heavy 75 Mph Traffic Passing Inches From The Driver⿿s Door Was Frightening And Dangerous. Tow Truck Took Car To Varsity ford In Ann Arbor And We Continued To Traverse City In The Following Car.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 5500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU9J96EU. FORD ESCAPE 2014 problem was reported in TRAVERSE CITY, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 12, 2014

1 Response

  1. Karen December 25, 2020 / 5:16 pm

    I have a 2014 Ford Escape 81,000 miles. I just experienced the same issue as everyone else with the transmission. I was going over a viaduct and my RPM went up past 6 my gas pedal would not do anything finally it went back down and started stoping. I was almost rear ended by the car behind me. I was able to coast down the hill. I had it towed and the transmission is shot. So I called my dealership where I bought it unfortunately it’s 100,000 or 5 yrs. so I asked who I need to report this to as this could happen to anyone and a serious reck could happen and end someone’s life. I called the Ford Dealership in Decatur,il spoke to Tim he gave me the number to call to report it. 1.800.392.3673 I called and spoke to Jessica she listened to me pit me on hold came back and said it’s not a recall and it is out of warranty so I will have to pay foe a new transmission. I asked Jessica if there is anyone any higher to report this to as this is very dangerous and she said I need to go to owner.Ford. Com and make my complaint and if they decide to recall the transmission to keep my receipt so I may be later reimbursed… so now I am stuck paying 5000 for a transmission in a car that only has 81,000 miles and I do everything needed to my care faithfully and keep all my receipts. I sure hope someone high up in Ford sees these issues before someone gets killed.

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