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post #1 of 15 Old 02-17-2014, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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Hesitation - Drop in RPM 2.0

Since I have owned my 2014 Escape FWD 2.0 I have noticed at times the engine seems to hesitate or drop power for a second or 2.

I can see the tachometer drop in RPM and feel the car slow and then come back up to normal.

This seems to happen while driving 20-35 MPH and with slight pressure on the gas or no pressure on the pedal like when coming up to stop.

The Escape has 2400 miles on it now.

Is this something normal in 2.0?

I have not had it back for service yet.

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You're not driving in snow or mud where traction is a problem when it happens are you?Mark
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Pending on the feeling, it can be turbo lag


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Since I have owned my 2014 Escape FWD 2.0 I have noticed at times the engine seems to hesitate or drop power for a second or 2. ...
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Without being able to see what is happening, it is hard to diagnose. I recommend making an appointment with your dealer to have them take a look. Once you've got that set up, send me a PM with your name, phone number, VIN, mileage, and dealer info. I'll see how I can help.

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Make sure to tell them how and where to drive a few times. I have a tranny issue where it hesitates to shift and then shifts super hard around the 2-3 and 3-4 shift. so what do they do....drive on the interstate for 20 mins. And i'm pretty sure they were not slowing down to a stop on the interstate.

does this happen after the trans shift or not when shifting and just happens?

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Since I have owned my 2014 Escape FWD 2.0 I have noticed at times the engine seems to hesitate or drop power for a second or 2.

I can see the tachometer drop in RPM and feel the car slow and then come back up to normal.

This seems to happen while driving 20-35 MPH and with slight pressure on the gas or no pressure on the pedal like when coming up to stop.

The Escape has 2400 miles on it now.

Is this something normal in 2.0?

I have not had it back for service yet.

Thanks
Similar symptom to the reports of the wiring problems related to a TSB 13-7-5
. Module/wiring harness for the turbo charger. I had these symptoms and fix. All better now.
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Similar symptom to the reports of the wiring problems related to a TSB 13-7-5
. Module/wiring harness for the turbo charger. I had these symptoms and fix. All better now.
TSB 13-7-5 has been superseded by TSB 13-12-12

TSB 13-12-12
1.6L OR 2.0L GTDI ENGINE - DRIVABILITY CONCERNS WITH DTCS P0106, P0236 - OR ENGINE FAULT SERVICE ENGINE NOW MESSAGE WITHOUT DTCS - BUILT ON OR BEFORE 10/24/2013

FORD: 2013-2014 Escape
This article supersedes TSB 13-7-5 to add a production fix date, update the vehicle model years, Issue Statement, Part List and Service Procedure.

ISSUE:
Some 2013-2014 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.6L or 2.0L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engines and built on or before 10/24/2013 may exhibit difficult to start, runs rough, crank no-start, lack of power, loss of RPM or hesitation concerns with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0106 and/or P0236. An Engine Fault Service Engine Now message may also be displayed without any DTCs in self test. These conditions may be caused by a wiring concern in the signal return splices.

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Thanks for this thread. I had the same engine fault - service now with the drop in Rpm, rough low idle at stop and throttle was very slow to accelerate . It's a 2013 with 2.0 liter ecoboost and so falls under the TSB 13-12-12 and the recall for the wiring splice.
My trouble is i presented this information to the dealership and they didn't seem to respond. They said there was no DTC so they tried sending me home with it. I don't want to risk losing engine power with my family on the freeway, so I pointed him to this thread.
Now my escape has been in the shop for 1 week. Saturday he told me they found a bad 02 sensor . I started a case with fords customer service, in case this problem returns and any harm comes to my family driving this vehicle.
The customer service regional manager told me I should see it from their side, if they don't prove to ford motor company what the issue is, they won't get paid which is why they tried to return it without fixing and diagnosing further. This is a major issue with the way their company is run, but should not impact my families safety resulting in engine failure while driving that is preventable with a simple wiring fix.
Can anyone help with info of how I can get these guys to repair my vehicle ?

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Why wouldn't they check the wiring harness, or check if your car was made in that range and apply the fix no matter what. It ended up being a recall not a tsb.

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Thanks for this thread. I had the same engine fault - service now with the drop in Rpm, rough low idle at stop and throttle was very slow to accelerate . It's a 2013 with 2.0 liter ecoboost and so falls under the TSB 13-12-12 and the recall for the wiring splice.
My trouble is i presented this information to the dealership and they didn't seem to respond. They said there was no DTC so they tried sending me home with it. I don't want to risk losing engine power with my family on the freeway, so I pointed him to this thread.
Now my escape has been in the shop for 1 week. Saturday he told me they found a bad 02 sensor . I started a case with fords customer service, in case this problem returns and any harm comes to my family driving this vehicle.
The customer service regional manager told me I should see it from their side, if they don't prove to ford motor company what the issue is, they won't get paid which is why they tried to return it without fixing and diagnosing further. This is a major issue with the way their company is run, but should not impact my families safety resulting in engine failure while driving that is preventable with a simple wiring fix.
Can anyone help with info of how I can get these guys to repair my vehicle ?

Thanks
"An Engine Fault Service Engine Now message may also be displayed without any DTCs in self test. These conditions may be caused by a wiring concern in the signal return splices. "


There may not be any DTC's per the TSB so your dealer is full of nonsense
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