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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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