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For the past two weeks I've been dealing with this issue. I have a 2016 Ford Escape, all standard edition. I bought it in October, in full. There's about 25.5K on it. My wife works an hour away and we only have one car since she inable to physically drive, hence the quick gaining of mileage.

Now, with that out of the way, here's the issue. Randomly, while in idle (either at a full stop or in park with the car engine running), the car will shut completely off. There's no warning via a "Check Engine" light. All that happens is a low rumble that I can feel from the back of the Escape and like in a "wave" it reaches all the way up to the front of the car and then it shuts off. I put it in park, restart the car, and then it turns on again just fine as if nothing happened.

Of course, the three times I've taken it to the mechanic at the dealership I bought it from, it never happens to them. They ran it through their computer several times, drove it to see how if it stalls when idle while driving, but of course, NONE of that happened. It ran for 2 hours straight and it didn't stall. It was driven for 100 miles by them and it didn't stall.

I was given the number for Ford to speak with them directly. I'm wondering if ANYONE has gone through this as well.
 

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I am having the same problem with mine but it hasn't shut off yet. It almost dies at stop signs and red lights. Have you figured out what causes this issue?
 

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I am having the same problem with mine but it hasn't shut off yet. It almost dies at stop signs and red lights. Have you figured out what causes this issue?
Is it worse right after you fill up at the gas station?

Do you try to top off your tank with extra gas after the nozzle shuts off?

Have you tried to pull any codes?

Have you ever thought about giving us your vehicle specs before you start asking questions about your vehicle which we don’t even know your year, engine, etc etc etc etc.

Ahhhh, first post. Well done lass, well done.
 

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Since there seems to be no resolution or updates from other posters on this thread, I'll interject my experience on a similar problem with my vehicle. 2008 Mustang GT (auto). In my case it was the transmission causing the problem. It was not disengaging from the engine when coming to a stop.

Try this first when the vehicle is warmed up but DO NOT try this in traffic. Find a nice quiet side road or a parking lot. With the vehicle warmed up and maybe after its exhibited the problem, Get up to 20/30 mph.

As you come to a stop, before you completely stop, put the transmission selector into Neutral, then come to a stop while the transmission is in Neutral. Does the vehicle idle like it should or does it shut off? If the engine shuts down with the Transmission in Neutral then the problem is engine sensor or speed sensor based. You may have a Check Engine light pending. You can use a hand held OBDII scanner to check out for any pending codes.

If the engine idles fine, now, put into D or R while still at idle and listen for any type of whirring, grinding, or popping from under the car. Its best to have the windows down. Does the engine stall at all when you engage the transmission or do you hear any sounds that coincide with you moving the shifter?

Do this process a few time times to see if the problem presents itself. If the problem only presents when the transmission is engaged and there are any sounds, it is possible the transmission is the cause. It's not disengaging from the engine when coming to a stop so, as you come to a stop, the transmission stops and thus shuts off the motor since they are still connected. This will not throw a Check Engine light.
 

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I'm having the same problem. It just started and now happens once or twice per day ??
Welcome to the forum.

Have you had it scanned for fault codes?

There is a known problem with the evap system which causes stalling, however IIRC it normally happens straight after refuelling. There are other threads on it, the search function should find them.
 

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Hi. First time poster here. Apologies in advance for any posting etiquette I may be violating.

My 2013 Escape SEL has had these very same intermittent stalling issues. They started about a year ago and have gradually grown in frequency. I had it happen to me twice today.

The problem only occurs after I've been driving somewhere and have then parked and shut the engine off for anywhere between 10 minutes and one hour. After re-starting during this time period, it will run for a minute, then the rumbles and sputtering kick in and it stalls. The car stalls whether it is in neutral or drive. Only one time did the check engine light come on. Instead, the red check oil and check battery lights come on.

I have not had the problem when the vehicle has been off for longer periods of time. The problem has not occurred right after refueling. When it happened today, I had about a quarter of a tank.

The vehicle only has 66,000 miles on it.

I don't own a code scanner. Haven't really needed one until now.

I took it to my local mechanic a week ago, who replaced the "fuel rail/pressure sensor." As per above, the problem has not been solved.

I haven't taken it back to the dealership yet as I'm reluctant to do so. Scheduling times for appointments are typically four weeks in advance. Also, when I brought it in last year to replace the water pump, it took them four weeks to get the car back to me as the mechanic bent the intake valves in the process of putting everything back together again.

From what I've read here, it doesn't sound like Ford knew what was going on. Does anyone know if that's changed? I suspect that they may have shrugged it off and focused on the new design (2020 onward).

Thanks in advance.

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David
 

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Since there seems to be no resolution or updates from other posters on this thread, I'll interject my experience on a similar problem with my vehicle. 2008 Mustang GT (auto). In my case it was the transmission causing the problem. It was not disengaging from the engine when coming to a stop.

Try this first when the vehicle is warmed up but DO NOT try this in traffic. Find a nice quiet side road or a parking lot. With the vehicle warmed up and maybe after its exhibited the problem, Get up to 20/30 mph.

As you come to a stop, before you completely stop, put the transmission selector into Neutral, then come to a stop while the transmission is in Neutral. Does the vehicle idle like it should or does it shut off? If the engine shuts down with the Transmission in Neutral then the problem is engine sensor or speed sensor based. You may have a Check Engine light pending. You can use a hand held OBDII scanner to check out for any pending codes.

If the engine idles fine, now, put into D or R while still at idle and listen for any type of whirring, grinding, or popping from under the car. Its best to have the windows down. Does the engine stall at all when you engage the transmission or do you hear any sounds that coincide with you moving the shifter?

Do this process a few time times to see if the problem presents itself. If the problem only presents when the transmission is engaged and there are any sounds, it is possible the transmission is the cause. It's not disengaging from the engine when coming to a stop so, as you come to a stop, the transmission stops and thus shuts off the motor since they are still connected. This will not throw a Check Engine light.
Hello,

Were you able to find out what the issue was? Mine start stalling while idle and twice the red oil & red battery lights came on and the truck rumbled then quite!

Thank you in advance for your help.
 
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