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2013 Ford Escape Engine Problems

124 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2013 Ford Escape. 16 of these members (12.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 26 engine repairs to 2013 Ford Escapes--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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2013 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

5300 mi   Burning smell from first day the car was picked up with 14 miles on it 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

3000 mi   The heat shield over the muffler and catalytic converter tore loose due to poor design and had to be replaced. 
21700   Intermittent rough idle 
4000   The car stalled and would not restart 
5000   Applied TSB to address the stall no start issues that occurred last month 
14260   changed the muffler according to Ford's SSM concerning the "ping sound" at cold start. 
18600   The escape kept stalling all of a sudden with message : engine problem. service now. . Then after re-ingnition it would be fine for a couple of days. Took it to Ford where they performed TSB 13-12-12, changing wires. 
10300   Engine light came on, dealer could not fine a problem, it happened again. After restart engine light went out both times. Car ran fine after 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

15000 mi   hose was leaking antifreeze 
10000   TSB 13-7-5ISSUE: Some 2013 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.6L or 2.0L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engines may exhibit difficult to start, runs rough at start up, crank no start, lack of power, loss of RPM or hesitation concerns with 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

7000 mi   Odor of coolant after driving. Had to replace degas tank to correct. POOR MPG's. Advertised as 30mpg highway. Never better than 23. Ford knows of issue and will come out with a re-flash for the engine software this summer. That is what I was told by dealer. 
15000   Coolant odor. 3rd trip into shop they decided water pump defective. Dealer performed recall for cooling system also. Dealer also replaced exhaust system due to popping noise when starting engine cold in morning. They also flashed computer 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

168-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

3100 mi   Suddenly the main screen displayed "Engine failure" and the engine became extremely weak. They ran some diagnostics but couldn't find a cause, it fixed itself. It looked like overheating to me. Rescheduled for a software reset next Tuesday. Engine failure warning, no acceleration, diagnosed as acceleration body failure, sensors not reporting back to main computer. Repair delay due to replacement part shipping and testing. 

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