Service Engine Light on 2013 Ford Escape

Asked by Jan 21, 2014 at 01:43 PM about the 2013 Ford Escape SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello.  My 2013 Ford Escape yesterday went nuts.  It had been sitting for a day without
driving.  Went out in the morning and turned it on Service Engine warning came on.  
After it went away the exclamation point light was on full time on the dash.  I tried to
drive it (was on my way to dr appt not very far) and it would not get any power, as if it
could not get enough RPMs to engage a higher gear, then would lurch a bit but would
not get moving.  At a light I put it in park and put my foot down on the accelerator and it
would only go up so far (and not smoothly) before losing power with what I can only
describe as the sound of a horse neighing.  I called the nearest dealer to let them know
I would try to get to them right after my appointment.  Came out after my appointment
and the alarms were all gone and the car drive fine.  Needless to say I took it in anyway
and they've had it for over a day.  So far the only thing they are saying is it is "a broken
wire".  I'm not getting a warm feeling about their diagnosis.  Can you shed light?  Any
ideas?

4 Answers

17,635

It's a warning to "Check Transaxle". A problem was detected and shifting may be limited and power loss.Have them keep you updated on the problem and ask what codes were set.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

They just called and said they found a worn/chafed wire in the wiring bundle (I apologize, he had a name for it and I had trouble understanding him). Manufacturing defect, per the service manager.

17,635

That's great. Sounds like you have a dealer that knows what they're doing.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Fingers crossed. Thanks for responding tuff4x4!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Escape

Looking for a Used Escape in your area?

CarGurus has 83,423 nationwide Escape listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Search Ford Escape Questions

Ford Escape Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,290
#2 Bratts
Bratts
Reputation 2,640
#3 kbro
kbro
Reputation 1,450
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Edge
1,116 Great Deals out of 51,064 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Explorer
1,347 Great Deals out of 70,738 listings starting at $985
Used Honda CR-V
1,170 Great Deals out of 72,516 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota RAV4
1,071 Great Deals out of 52,685 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,616 Great Deals out of 68,976 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Fusion
1,132 Great Deals out of 71,255 listings starting at $1,295
Used Nissan Rogue
655 Great Deals out of 57,544 listings starting at $1,800
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,030 Great Deals out of 67,484 listings starting at $495
Used Ford F-150
3,132 Great Deals out of 200,437 listings starting at $1,273
Used Ford Focus
1,112 Great Deals out of 57,192 listings starting at $1,395
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
371 Great Deals out of 14,085 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Liberty
295 Great Deals out of 7,420 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Escape Hybrid
18 Great Deals out of 408 listings starting at $2,693
Used Jeep Cherokee
329 Great Deals out of 52,888 listings starting at $2,495
Used Hyundai Tucson
281 Great Deals out of 20,566 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Escape SE For Sale
10,827 listings starting at $16,995
2016 Ford Escape SE For Sale
52 Great Deals out of 1,280 listings starting at $13,999
2015 Ford Escape SE For Sale
52 Great Deals out of 1,178 listings starting at $11,595
2014 Ford Escape SE For Sale
194 Great Deals out of 2,983 listings starting at $9,499
2013 Ford Escape SE For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 1,409 listings starting at $8,500