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Good evening fellow escape brotheren,

recently woke up to my car overheating last week when it was 24°F. Hitched a tow to the dealer and the head gasket blew and drained all the coolant into the engine combustion chamber. Had the ESP or it would’ve been a 6K dealer job. Just an FYI that all 1.5L’s have this problem the short block of the engine gets weak over time and let’s coolant in over time some engines have blown the gasket at 8K miles and others at 50k like mine. The dealer said ford fixed the issue with the new 1.5L engines now being built but that there would be no recall and they would just wait until head gaskets would give out to replace them if under warranty still.

moral of the story, any 1.5L ecoboost before 2018 you may want to keep an eye on your coolant levels (Fusion as well) and if it begins to decrease evwr so slightly get the top engine block replaced. My poor sports package escape will be at the dealer till New Years now.
 

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Would this be covered until Powertrain?
 

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Good evening fellow escape brotheren,

recently woke up to my car overheating last week when it was 24°F. Hitched a tow to the dealer and the head gasket blew and drained all the coolant into the engine combustion chamber. Had the ESP or it would’ve been a 6K dealer job. Just an FYI that all 1.5L’s have this problem the short block of the engine gets weak over time and let’s coolant in over time some engines have blown the gasket at 8K miles and others at 50k like mine. The dealer said ford fixed the issue with the new 1.5L engines now being built but that there would be no recall and they would just wait until head gaskets would give out to replace them if under warranty still.

moral of the story, any 1.5L ecoboost before 2018 you may want to keep an eye on your coolant levels (Fusion as well) and if it begins to decrease evwr so slightly get the top engine block replaced. My poor sports package escape will be at the dealer till New Years now.
Same problem here. Bought a 2015 Fusion in Feb 2019 then in July had to replace the head gasket, now it's blown again!! Ford finally did come out with a bulletin in December of last year. TSB 19-2375.I think it should be a recall. But now that it is out of warranty, it's my problem.
 

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Same problem here. Bought a 2015 Fusion in Feb 2019 then in July had to replace the head gasket, now it's blown again!! Ford finally did come out with a bulletin in December of last year. TSB 19-2375.I think it should be a recall. But now that it is out of warranty, it's my problem.
Was it repaired under warranty the first time? If so I would imagine that it is a continuation of the problem and should still be covered?
 
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No, it was out of warranty then also. But what is upsetting is the wording of the bulletin. The short block needs replaced in order to repair the head gasket. They don't want to say that the short block is defective which causes the head gasket to blow out.
 

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I leased a 2019 Ford Escape in Feb of 2019. At 6800 miles it was leaking coolant. I took it in to the shop and they told me to keep an eye on it. A week later it went into the shop where it stayed for 2 1/2 months while they "fixed" it. I drove it another 9,000 miles in 12 months and after work on Monday 9/21/2020 my engine completely died on a busy hwy right outside my office parking lot. Same problem. Another couple of months driving a loaner car which restricts me to staying in Michigan and not letting my 17 year old daughter drive it. Ridiculous. I paid extra for a 15,000 mile a year lease and I just hit 15,000 miles in just under two years. I want my lease terminated and they can keep this vehicle. I won't be driving it again.
 

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I leased a 2019 Ford Escape in Feb of 2019. At 6800 miles it was leaking coolant. I took it in to the shop and they told me to keep an eye on it. A week later it went into the shop where it stayed for 2 1/2 months while they "fixed" it. I drove it another 9,000 miles in 12 months and after work on Monday 9/21/2020 my engine completely died on a busy hwy right outside my office parking lot. Same problem. Another couple of months driving a loaner car which restricts me to staying in Michigan and not letting my 17 year old daughter drive it. Ridiculous. I paid extra for a 15,000 mile a year lease and I just hit 15,000 miles in just under two years. I want my lease terminated and they can keep this vehicle. I won't be driving it again.
You should have gotten a lawyer. No way a catastrophic failure like this isn't covered under some lemon law.
 
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