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Hello everybody,

I've only posted once before so Fairley new to this.
I have a 2024 Ford Escape SE 1.6L Eco, I have e a strong smell of coolant outside the car after driving. It's been to the dealership many time to be looked at and coolant filled. Diagnosis is if they can't see a leak it's not leaking and it's safe to drive. However I'm adding 1 liter of coolant every 2 days to the car or the light comes on. I've tried looking myself but can't find a leak either. Wondering if anybody else has had this problem and could point me in the right direction.

Cheers guys and thanks for any help given.
I merged your thread with one of the many low coolant threads we have here. Have a look at some of the other posts for some suggestions
 

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1liter every two days seems pretty excessive. You should checked thoroughly before serious engine trouble occurs.
 

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Understand your frustration. Other than venting, you have not provided any information that would enable us to help you. Also you have posted in the new member section which is for introductions. We need mode, year, mileage of the vehicle, and the engine 2.5, 1.6, 2.0 in order to be of any help. Check out the many posts concerning coolant loss on this board. Generally, the 2.5 has been solid, the 1.6 not so much, and the 2.0 also solid at least up to 2017.
It is a 2013 Escape with a 1.6 engine with 155,000 miles on it. i first took it to the dealer ar 46,000 miles with coolant loss and have brought it back a few times for the same thing. I had also mentioned to them that I have been smelling gas in the car's cabin and was told it wasn't a gas smell it was a coolant, but I know it's not. I don't trust them anymore.
 

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I have a 2013 Ford Escape SE 1.6L GTDI. I have taken my car in to the dealership 3 different times for coolant loss. Ford customer service has been contacted and the dealership has tried all of the recommendations at this point. Ford is now telling me that they can see the coolant levels drop but, they can not find where it is going. Since they can't find where it is going then there isn't any issue with the car and it is "safe" to drive. The car has about 20,000 mile on it currently. I have had the vehicle in the shop for about 32 days now. This last time was 7 days in the shop with no solution. I was told that since Ford has can't find the leak there is no issue. I am wondering if anyone else is having the same issue with their Escape or am I just special. Thanks for any help.
 

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I am sitting at Ford dealership now with similar problem. I have here three times since repairs was done on recall of coolant ststem
 

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It is a 2013 Escape with a 1.6 engine with 155,000 miles on it. i first took it to the dealer ar 46,000 miles with coolant loss and have brought it back a few times for the same thing. I had also mentioned to them that I have been smelling gas in the car's cabin and was told it wasn't a gas smell it was a coolant, but I know it's not. I don't trust them anymore.
I assume that at the time of the first coolant loss (46K mi.) the vehicle was also less than 5 years old and therefore still under warranty. I'm neither a trial lawyer or a cooling system specialist, but If it was me, I would be talking to an attorney regardless. Your Escape IMHO is now at or near the end of its reasonable service life,155,000 miles, but the problem you are having is chronic. Starting with the first visit under warranty(?), and a pattern of either ignorance of the servicing dealer or a policy of kicking the can down the road now has you suffering inconvenience, and possibly a condition that should have been rectified with a new engine in the first place.
First consultation is free with most all law firms.
As far as your Escape goes, if a legal approach turns out to be not in your best interest, then putting $8700 into a car that is worth $5-$6500 without the coolant leak, might be unwise unless the car is in otherwise excellent condition: many other new parts recently installed.
I wish you success in finding a solution wherever this may lead you.
 

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I have a 2013 Ford Escape SE 1.6L GTDI. I have taken my car in to the dealership 3 different times for coolant loss. Ford customer service has been contacted and the dealership has tried all of the recommendations at this point. Ford is now telling me that they can see the coolant levels drop but, they can not find where it is going. Since they can't find where it is going then there isn't any issue with the car and it is "safe" to drive. The car has about 20,000 mile on it currently. I have had the vehicle in the shop for about 32 days now. This last time was 7 days in the shop with no solution. I was told that since Ford has can't find the leak there is no issue. I am wondering if anyone else is having the same issue with their Escape or am I just special. Thanks for any help.

I HAVE HAD THIS SAME ISSUE FOR 3 YEARS!!!! THEY TELL ME THE SAME.
 

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I have a 2013 ford escape. It has been to several locations and they keep telling me that they can find no leak but I keep losing engine coolant!!!!!
 

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I have a 2013 ford escape. It has been to several locations and they keep telling me that they can find no leak but I keep losing engine coolant!!!!!
Consider applying marks and dates on reservoir to record level changes. Alternatively take photos. How much are you losing over what period of time? How many miles on vehicle?
 

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Just wanted to check in and note that the coolant reservoir in my wife's 2016 1.6T is always empty at every oil change. Car is currently at 80K miles. Hoping to trade it in towards a Highlander Hybrid at the end of the year.
 

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After 3 separate trips to the dealer with dye added, FINALLY found two leaks:

the previously mentioned banjo fitting coming off of the turbo (aluminum on steel). Loose as hell and leaking as dissimilar metals will do. Also a cooling hose lower rear of the engine ( he didn’t say which but took 1 hour to access it and an hour to close it up after the hose and fitting were replaced.

3K mikes since both addressed. Haven’t lost a drop, even in sub-zero temperatures
 

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Similar SLOW leaking for my 13' escape too. Paid to have every coolant related parts changed. Found I still need to add a little every once a while.
 

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What parts did you change? Are always the same ones affected?
I haven't commented on this in a while. I became so frustrated by this problem, I sold the car. I have been working on cars for 50 years, and I have never seen anything like this before. Several dealerships have had a crack at this and all have failed to find the leak. The last time they actually kept the car overnight and did a pressure test. No drop in pressure in 24 hours and no coolant loss. Yet the problem continued. Here is the way it worked. The coolant light would come on, I would allow the engine to cool, then removed the reservoir cap and added fluid, which would immediately run out from under the car, several ounces. Once the tank was filled back up to the full mark, no more fluid would come out. Sometimes I would go for weeks without an issue, other times it would drop to where the light came on in just a day. The fluid ran out from under the front right wheelhouse liner, where it attaches to the main lower engine cover. Since I couldn't see anything from above, I decided to remove the wheelhouse liner so that the next time it went low and I filled it, I could see where it was coming from. I had it out for over a month and never lost a drop. I knew it would happen again, so I decided to sell the car. I reinstalled the liner and no kidding, it leaked again the next day. Obviously, the liner installation had nothing to do with the problem, but I clearly made the right choice dumping the car. You never know when it's going to happen, so you simply can't trust the car. I can't believe this thread has grown to 27 pages over a number of years and has not gotten Ford's attention to the point where they have done something about it. I will never own another Ford product, just based on how they have ignored this. OK, so here is the only clue I can add. What I determined is that it always happened when there was a significant drop in ambient temperature. At the time I lived in VT, and never had the problem during the summer. It always manifested itself in the fall and persisted throughout the winter months. Something about the change in temp causes it. When the car is driven to normal operating temp, then turned off with low ambient temp, I think it draws air into the system on the engine side of the reservoir. The next time the car is run, that air expands in the system, forcing some fluid out. This cycle repeats and eventually the level in the tank drops below the min level and the light turns on. I am convinced there is some sort of pressure relief mechanism that leaks at low temps, allowing air to be drawn into the system when the engine cools. No one has ever been able to confirm this (dealer tech's, Ford forums, etc) and the drawings I've seen really don't provide the detail needed, so I have no idea where this device might be. Not that it matters. Given how widespread this problem appears to be it must be a design issue, so replacing the part just provides a new defective device. Good luck, I hope you find it!! I'll keep watching, since I am very curious about this problem.
 

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Hi everyone, new here, wondering if anyone had a coolant leak with your escape, mine started to have it like 2 months ago, a 2013 ford escape se 1.6, i want to travel from texas to kentucky but i seemed worried about that leak that i don't think that i want to travel..
 

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Hi everyone, new here, wondering if anyone had a coolant leak with your escape, mine started to have it like 2 months ago, a 2013 ford escape se 1.6, i want to travel from texas to kentucky but i seemed worried about that leak that i don't think that i want to travel..
I merged your thread with one of the many threads on coolant leaks. Have a look at some of the other posts for some help.
 

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Wow, 27 pages!! My 2016 Escape with the 1.6 is losing coolant now as well. Went to fill the washer tank and saw the coolant tank low. It is generally not driven in winter and only has 30K miles and under five years old. Has anyone reported a 2016 leaking? I have read on the earlier years Ford was doing a recall, not sure on my year though. Frustrating because this car has been babied.
 

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Wow, 27 pages!! My 2016 Escape with the 1.6 is losing coolant now as well. Went to fill the washer tank and saw the coolant tank low. It is generally not driven in winter and only has 30K miles and under five years old. Has anyone reported a 2016 leaking? I have read on the earlier years Ford was doing a recall, not sure on my year though. Frustrating because this car has been babied.
If your 2016 has the 1.6 engine, then yes others have reported problems.
 

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