I have a 2014 Ford Escape 4WD with the 1.6L engine. On two different occasions I've received a warning message that the engine was experiencing excessive overheating. (I did not take note of the exact wording of the warning, but it was rather frightening when the message popped up.) Both times the coolant level was extremely low and once the coolant was filled, there were no problems. Since the second warning message I have driven with a gallon of antifreeze in the trunk and have had to fill up the coolant about every two weeks. My car is under the recall and was checked at our local dealer. As I understand the recall, dealers are authorized to check for leaks, repair any leaks that are found, and top off the antifreeze. I was told that later this year Ford will be installing a warning light on my dash that will notify me when the coolant is low. No leaks were found on my car. Unfortunately, my transmission failed at 90,000 miles. After doing some research and speaking to the independent repairman about the issue, I learned that excessive engine overheating leads to transmission failure. I suppose I should consider myself lucky as at least my car did not catch fire as some have. Nonetheless, I believe Ford should at least correct the engine problem that is causing the overheating. I assume that the replacement transmission will fail prematurely, as well. After a lifetime of buying Fords that performed exceptionally (even above our expectations), my family and I will no longer purchase Ford vehicles. I have approached Ford and the UAW about the issue and was told that they will do nothing to improve the condition of my vehicle. Interestingly, in both Ford's written response to me and the phone call I received, Ford representatives focused on the transmission replacement not being under warranty and totally disregarded the CAUSE of the failure, the excessive engine temps. Anyone else experiencing transmission failure along with excessive engine heat?