That sounds like a dealer gotta look at issue, perhaps a reflash of the system.Recently my abs and traction control warning lights are coming on. Its an on and off thing and sometimes my hill assist light comes on as well. It seemed to start after I took off my winter tires. Any suggestions?
:agree:I'm with pilotattitude on a dealer visit for this one (all the functions you mention are managed by the ABS system).
BUT since you also mention that it seems to have started concurrent with a wheel change .... you might check the Speed Sensor electrical connection on the back of each wheel hub (behind the brake disks) to ensure all are firmly connected and free of foreign material. IMHO not likely but maybe one of those was knocked loose for some odd reason during the wheel change.
Recently my abs and traction control warning lights are coming on...
That sounds like a dealer gotta look at issue, perhaps a reflash of the system.
Welcome to the community, secondtimeescapeowner!I'm with pilotattitude on a dealer visit for this one (all the functions you mention are managed by the ABS system)...
Hello woodstkr,I had the same issue and it was the recall for the restraint control module.
It sounds like either the parking brake is not disengaging, you have a stuck caliper, or the ABS is trying to engage on you. Could be a problem with an ABS sensor or wiring too. You really need to read the codes or bring it to a shop that can diagnose it.This is my welcome to being a new forum post, but hope it will get seen here quicker and by the correct (or more correct) people on this thread.
New Forum Member here... sorry to say I stumbled across this page while looking up an issue with my 2013 Ford Escape. I purchased the SUV used with 70,000+ miles. I have been driving it as my daily driver for the past 1-2 years. Now it has 88,000+ miles and is having a rather strange issue(s). This issue started yesterday afternoon. First time I had seen this issue (again) in 7-9 months.
The ABS sensor light is on when I start the car, the traction light comes on almost right away as well (picture of outline of car with lines under it, next to ABS). I put the SUV into reverse and try to back up and it acts like the brakes are grabbing on the rear wheels. When I go to put it into drive it does the same and a bell dings with a warning that pops up. "Hill assist is not engaged at this time" or something along those lines. At times I can try to press down the gas pedal and it is like I am stuck and unable to get going any faster (not a very safe feeling if I need to move quickly). I have to then stop and put it into reverse and back up trying to stop quickly so the brakes engage quickly and then and only then it is able for me to then try and drive "normal".
Unfortunately, I am having this exact problem. Ford escaper 2015 4WD - same warning signals then wheels locking in a most unsafe situationIt sounds like either the parking brake is not disengaging, you have a stuck caliper, or the ABS is trying to engage on you. Could be a problem with an ABS sensor or wiring too. You really need to read the codes or bring it to a shop that can diagnose it.
Do you have the original battery in the vehicle? Also, have you inspected all the battery cables that are under the cowl? I only ask because when the battery starts to go, the Escape starts turning off systems to save power. Also, reports of severe corrosion on the negative battery cable by many members results in very odd behavior from the vehicle. Unfortunately to inspect it properly you have to remove the cowl thats above the battery. But if the corrosion is severe enough you might use a flashlight and get a peak from the airbox.Did you find out what the problem was? My 2013 Escape Titanium is doing the exact same things. It is pretty scary when you pull out into the road and don’t have any power. Ugh
Tricia you said you were looking into this, what did you find?Welcome to the community, secondtimeescapeowner!
My name is Tricia, and I’m the U.S. Ford Customer Service Representative. Let me look into this further. Which model year is your Escape, and what’s the mileage?
I agree with your fellow forum members, and I also recommend taking your vehicle to the dealer to get diagnosed.
I’m just touching base with you. How are things going since the recall?
Ford's service reps no longer monitor this forum, if I remember correctly.Tricia you said you were looking into this, what did you find?