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lrlayton 05-21-2013 07:45 AM

Engine Overheating
I just bought a 2013 Escape SE with the 1.6 eco-boost engine. 5,000 miles and the engine overheated and shut down. I had to have the car towed. Ford had a voluntary recall on these engines and corrected it with a software update. My car supposedly had this update however it is doing the very thing the recall was supposed to correct. It is overheating at the dealer and they can't find the problem??? Ford's hotline is having them jump through hoops trying different scenarios, but still not fixed.
Anyone having this problem

2014Escape 05-21-2013 12:26 PM

Very odd - sounds like the "fix" on the software that was causing the overheating may not have been done properly? I do not believe I have seen anyone else on here complaining of this happening.

EscapeFan 05-22-2013 11:48 AM

Overheating issues with a vehicle can be seen as a safety issue as well since in some cases it can escalate quickly into a fire, would be rare on a new car though.

If your Ford dealer says they can't find the problem, they better buy back your vehicle, give you another Escape or something.

Maybe you can start with contacting the NHTSA Home | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) maybe then ford will take serious action

hockeypaul 05-28-2013 01:44 PM

What did the dealer say about your vehicle? I had the exact same thing happen to me just 4 days ago.

pilotattitude 05-28-2013 04:48 PM

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Just checking if anyone has a performance filter? Like the K & N?

BK553 05-28-2013 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by pilotattitude (Post 17721)
Just checking if anyone has a performance filter? Like the K & N?

Nope. The computer will just adjust for the increased airflow, so there's really no upside, just higher costs.

mnlauzon 05-29-2013 10:33 AM

Hopefully they find a fix. If not. I'd demand for Ford to replace the engine or buyback the car.

EscapeFan 05-29-2013 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by mnlauzon (Post 18186)
Hopefully they find a fix. If not. I'd demand for Ford to replace the engine or buyback the car.

Buy back is definitely the way to go, I would hate to own some car that had a ton of work done to it. Better off getting something brand new that's issue free.

fordman 06-09-2013 12:44 PM

If the engine was indeed overheated . I would be concerned as to what damage that did it do?. warped head?, future head gasket blowing?. Did they pressure check your coolant system/ A closed system should not overheat unless there is a leak, either external or internal. Oh lordy, these dealers I here about including mine a horrid. I have a different problem , But If I had yours ? Id have to pressure check that engine.

good luck


mnlauzon 06-10-2013 06:10 AM

Aren't all the Escape motors closed cooling systems?

According to the poster there was a recall on the overheating issue? I haven't seen one before though.

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