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Just a couple weeks ago after 22,000 miles and a little more than a year of owning my 2018 Escape 1.5L Ecoboost the CEL came on indicating a misfire on #2 cylinder. Thinking it would be a simple coil replacement I scheduled a waiting appointment with my dealership. I was surprised to hear they found coolant leaking in #2 and I would have to bring it back the following week for a more detailed troubleshooting. Long story short they ended up pulling the engine and found areas of indentation on the block. They are going to replace the engine under warranty. The short block is on back order and they are seeing if they can get a long block instead. I found one other post with the exact same problem down to the short block back order situation on another site. In searching the internet for any other similar issues I came across this site. Does anyone have any knowledge of this problem being wide spread? What am I in for with an engine replacement?
 

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Just a couple weeks ago after 22,000 miles and a little more than a year of owning my 2018 Escape 1.5L Ecoboost the CEL came on indicating a misfire on #2 cylinder. Thinking it would be a simple coil replacement I scheduled a waiting appointment with my dealership. I was surprised to hear they found coolant leaking in #2 and I would have to bring it back the following week for a more detailed troubleshooting. Long story short they ended up pulling the engine and found areas of indentation on the block. They are going to replace the engine under warranty. The short block is on back order and they are seeing if they can get a long block instead. I found one other post with the exact same problem down to the short block back order situation on another site. In searching the internet for any other similar issues I came across this site. Does anyone have any knowledge of this problem being wide spread? What am I in for with an engine replacement?
Sorry to hear.

Common fault on the 1.0 EcoBoost in Europe

Easy fix if caught early.

Usually the coolant pipe is a fault.

Sometimes the car will pump out white smoke as a giveaway that coolant has hit the head.

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Link to same issue on another site.

Some folks have expressed interest in another site where I found the same problem. I don't have enough posts here to be able to include the link or send private messages. Please email me at k2sys on yahoo mail and I'll provide the link.
 

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Long block is on the way

Just heard from my dealer. A long block is on the way and hopefully it will all be wrapped up by end of this week,
 

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How did my dealer find the cause so quickly?

The other posts I have seen with similar misfire issues are saying the dealer tried multiple plug and coil replacements to no avail. The electrical components would seem to be the obvious cause but if the problem keeps coming back then it's a good chance you have this coolant leak issue. Makes me wonder though if my dealer had advanced knowledge of this issue and they determined it was a coolant leak within an hour of me bringing it to them.
 

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Should I have confidense in the new block?

Has anyone gone through this engine replacement with the Escape? Are the replacement engines any more reliable than the original one?
 

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Following an engine replacement, what is the warranty period? Existing till it runs out? New 3yr/36 months on engine? Extended on the new engine?.......just curious
 

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Following an engine replacement, what is the warranty period? Existing till it runs out? New 3yr/36 months on engine? Extended on the new engine?.......just curious

My service rep tells me there is no additional extended warranty on the engine replacement, but since the engine falls under the powertrain it is covered for 5 years/60K miles. Powertrain warranty is separate from the bumper-to-bumper 3 years/36K warranty.
 

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Some folks have expressed interest in another site where I found the same problem. I don't have enough posts here to be able to include the link or send private messages. Please email me at k2sys on yahoo mail and I'll provide the link.

Here is the link. The post is from Jan. 2019 but there is no follow up. I tried sending a comment to get an update but no response. I'll try adding my own complaint on that site as well.

https://www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Escape/2018/engine/check_engine_light_on_misfires.shtml
 

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UPDATE 4/23/2019
Took to the local Ford dealer today....they found coolant contamination in the cylinder....sending it to the "engine" techs to diagnose how severe and if it will be a short/long block replacement, but confirmed it will be a new engine. Also confirmed it was not electrical/ignition. Hope to find out more tomarrow.


Thanks for everybody's input on this! Very much appreciated!!
 

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UPDATE 4/23/2019
Took to the local Ford dealer today....they found coolant contamination in the cylinder....sending it to the "engine" techs to diagnose how severe and if it will be a short/long block replacement, but confirmed it will be a new engine. Also confirmed it was not electrical/ignition. Hope to find out more tomarrow.


Thanks for everybody's input on this! Very much appreciated!!

Good luck, hammer52! My long block arrives tomorrow and I will post updates as I hear back from the dealer.
 

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The service idiot is wrong on your replacement engine!!
there is a separate warranty on factory replacement parts!!

Thanks, waverunner10. Based on your comment I searched for information on Ford replacement parts warranty and found the below link. It states unique warranty protection on gas engine assemblies as 3 years, unlimited mileage. I will take this to my service rep and ask for confirmation.


https://parts.ford.com/content/dam/ford-parts/wcdocs/WarrantyDocuments/PartsLimitedWarrantyStatement.pdf
 

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Thanks, waverunner10. Based on your comment I searched for information on Ford replacement parts warranty and found the below link. It states unique warranty protection on gas engine assemblies as 3 years, unlimited mileage. I will take this to my service rep and ask for confirmation.


https://parts.ford.com/content/dam/ford-parts/wcdocs/WarrantyDocuments/PartsLimitedWarrantyStatement.pdf

Comment from my service rep regarding the extended engine warranty:
"The base warranty for power train is 5 years or 60,000 miles . The repairs we are making would only have a 12 month or 12,000 mile warranty . The three year unlimited applies only if you pay a portion of the repairs."
 

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So if I understand correctly.....to surmise....from the assembly line 5yrs/60000....after manufacturing failure....from the parts bin...what ever is left of the 5/60...??
Thats really standing behind your product......
 

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Thanks, waverunner10. Based on your comment I searched for information on Ford replacement parts warranty and found the below link. It states unique warranty protection on gas engine assemblies as 3 years, unlimited mileage. I will take this to my service rep and ask for confirmation.


https://parts.ford.com/content/dam/ford-parts/wcdocs/WarrantyDocuments/PartsLimitedWarrantyStatement.pdf
So if I understand correctly.....to surmise....from the assembly line 5yrs/60000....after manufacturing failure....from the parts bin...what ever is left of the 5/60...??
Thats really standing behind your product......

Yes, if the original power train warranty is longer that the 1 year/12K that comes with the new engine. That is the case for me. If I were replacing the engine right at the end of that original warranty then at best I would get the additional year. If I were paying for the replacement outside the original warranty then it would come with the 3 year unlimited mileage.
 

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UPDATE 4/23/2019
Took to the local Ford dealer today....they found coolant contamination in the cylinder....sending it to the "engine" techs to diagnose how severe and if it will be a short/long block replacement, but confirmed it will be a new engine. Also confirmed it was not electrical/ignition. Hope to find out more tomarrow.


Thanks for everybody's input on this! Very much appreciated!!
Do you or @k2sys know what caused the coolant leak in the first place? I'm getting a little nervous about the low-milage failures.
 
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