I have a 2013 Escape SE with the 1.6 in it that will consistently stall after a warm start.
I have figured out the exact conditions to make the car stall. It does it once the vehicle is warmed up and after the car has sat in a parking lot for 20-25 minutes. I can start the car up cold and drive it anywhere and its perfect, but after its been parked for a short period as soon as I start moving in drive it will sputter out and die like its running out of gas. After it dies it has an extended crank but has always starts back up. Sometimes after it starts back up it will die again. It also wont do it if it has sat for a couple of hours.
The engine light does not illuminate and there are no codes.
I have searched this forum and found multiple threads about people having the same issue, but no one has seemed to been able to get it fixed. At this point I am hoping someone has some insight or information.
Any help would be appreciated!
As WaveRunner mentioned, your powertrain warranty is still in effect. I would get this to the dealer when you have the opportunity. I hope you didn't replace those centers on your dime, they likely would've been covered under your warranty.Well thank you for this answer. I’was Leaning towards the same conclusion as the wiring harness since the codes I’m getting are all over the place. Additionally the permanent codes were P0106 and P0236 which were referenced in the 13-12-12 TSB. I would have expected the 2016 to have been corrected. I have the 2.0 ECO and I already replaced the 2 fuel pressure sensors and not seeing fuel as an issue. The amount and different codes are so random and (pending) unconfirmed its apparent many are the result of the stalling and not the cause. I really can’t thank you enough for confirming this in these later year vehicles. Unfortunately I guessing this isn’t covered in the Powertrain warranty. 36 months expired on 2/4/19 and problem started 2/7/19. I’m already at 42,000 miles so that’s that. Can you tell me were in the harness I should be looking for the splice(s) I will need to fix?
Apparently it was a wiring harness problem with one wire freeing itself and chaffing on the body somewhere...I'm sorry I've not read the entire post. Have you tried cleaning/replacing the "mass air sensor"? Seems I've read someplace that this can cause stalling and rough idling issues. Just a thought.
This may be the same issue I had. Very frustrating and sounds very much the same. Works, then doesn't work. The wiring harness on top of the motor was the culprit. Pull off the engine cover. Simply pull up on it and pay attention to the plastic hub connectors before putting it back on later. The harness looked perfect but was rubbing on one of the aluminum posts it was routed around. With engine running and moving around these wires the engine would stall and then its just a matter of shielding them with anything. Plastic loom works. You should fix the exposed wire of course. I've never had it happen again since fixing this.Bump! I’m reviving this old thread because my wife was just a victim to the stalling while driving. IT HAPPEN ON THE INTERSTATE! With my 2 month son in the back, she managed to get the car off the road dodging a semi and another vehicle. She restarted it and drove it home to get in my GMC Duramax. Car unfortunately has just over 100k on it, we bought it Certified Pre-Owned. I’m contacting Ford in the morning. I keep reading about this issue and Ford apparently issues a recall but we were never informed. Car was only 4 months old when we bought it. I can only image what Ford is going to say or lack of. Did anyone find a definite fix for this issue? I know I am not comfortable with my wife and child driving a vehicle with this issue.