what is the throttle motor on a Ford Escape 2010

Asked by Feb 19, 2013 at 05:06 PM about the 2010 Ford Escape XLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers


the throttle body on a 2010 is electronic, no cables running from the pedal to the body. it has a electric motor built into the throttle body to move the throttle plate.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

throttle motor? what will they think of next? a better idea [ford] you have no throttle cable from your gas peddle! a minuet voltage current goes to the "brain" ,step it down and some more minute voltage goes to the bcm all while telling this "motor' to go this way that way ,easy,fast ,backup,forward and the moter is telling the brain more fuel or less by throttle angle ect, sound scarey? does me! I dont know how to check something like that other than a voltage probing? scope? you can try

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful

Almost all automotive companies have the electronic throttle now, dodge started in 2007 with the Caliber and Ram Hemi, only way to fix is to replace it... don't backprobe it, it will send a signal to possibly stick at WOT. Dealers use a scan tool to diagnose and open and close it electronically.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Well put chris. We have been putting a bunch on the new one is a different part number so it must be a revised design surprised its not a recall. we probably do 3-4 a week and its not a large town.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Would this cause your car to stall. I just some work on this car less than 4-6 months. I change sensors, which cost apx 300-400. Then something in the fuel system that cost apx 800. Now my car is shutting down on me again. This is the worse car I ever own. Can I ask, would a throttle cause the car to shut off unexpectedly and why haven't there been a recall on these vehicles that is barely 4 years?

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Escape in your area?

CarGurus has 105,848 nationwide Escape listings starting at $550.


Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Edge
673 Great Deals out of 52,581 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Explorer
831 Great Deals out of 64,217 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda CR-V
536 Great Deals out of 67,396 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Equinox
802 Great Deals out of 76,140 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota RAV4
488 Great Deals out of 67,764 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Rogue
600 Great Deals out of 77,672 listings starting at $2,999
Used Ford Fusion
639 Great Deals out of 60,147 listings starting at $2,300
Used Ford Focus
408 Great Deals out of 71,381 listings starting at $999
Used Ford F-150
2,559 Great Deals out of 220,224 listings starting at $1,222
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
846 Great Deals out of 73,742 listings starting at $500
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
187 Great Deals out of 16,259 listings starting at $1,900
Used Jeep Liberty
111 Great Deals out of 6,001 listings starting at $1,479
Used Kia Sorento
313 Great Deals out of 33,466 listings starting at $2,500
Used Hyundai Tucson
167 Great Deals out of 21,685 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Escape For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 70,130 listings starting at $16,169
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
140 Great Deals out of 7,189 listings starting at $11,995
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
132 Great Deals out of 4,832 listings starting at $9,999
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
225 Great Deals out of 7,782 listings starting at $8,499
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
138 Great Deals out of 5,210 listings starting at $7,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.