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My Escape was serviced today(rear front brakes changed, and a transmission fluid change NOT a flush) at 84,000 miles.
I drive up Interstate 65 the MPG is reading lower than usual, and shifts hard, horrible downshifting.
Maybe the service technicians at this dealership didn't add enough fluid?
Was working fine until it received the service.
I bought the car at 29,000 miles, and figured 45,000 miles would be good to get the fluid changed since I have no knowledge of it being done before I purchased it.
I merged your thread with this existing thread on the same topic. There are other threads that discuss this exact same issue. You just have to do a quick search to find them.
 

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Hi,

I've got a 2013 Escape 2.0 FWD that about a month ago had a message come up "Engine Fault - Service Now" and started running really rough. After stopping and restarting the vehicle, the message went away and it ran normally. I brought it into the dealer, they couldn't find any problem (no codes, couldn't duplicate it) so they cleared the computer and told me to let them know if it recurred.

A week or so later, the problem happened again, I took a picture of the message that was displayed and sent in a vehicle health report, and brought it back in the next day. Again, they couldn't find any codes in the computer. They kept it a couple of days and still couldn't duplicate it. I mentioned TSB 13-12-12, as I had seen quite a few posts from others who had the issue and the TSB seems to describe what I was experiencing almost exactly, and they immediately dismissed it because my vehicle apparently didn't have that defect.

A couple weeks passed and I was hopeful that maybe it was OK now, but then it happened again this evening (always after the dealership is closed). This time I was prepared, I had purchased a Bluetooth OBD2 adapter (GoPoint BT1) and downloaded the DashCommand app for my iPhone, and was able to read the codes when it happened (P0236 - Turbocharger/Supercharger Boost Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance). It showed as a pending code. I stopped/started the vehicle and it again went away. However this time, I had to make another stop before heading home and this time, the problem came back and set a stored P0236 code, which apparently lights the check engine light and does not reset when restarting the vehicle (though the symptoms of the issue/engine fault did go away after the restart, but the check engine light stayed). I'm hoping this time I can convince the dealership that maybe 13-12-12 is applicable (P0236 is mentioned, as well as it doesn't always set the code).

Has anyone else had issues with the dealership saying that this isn't the issue, and later found out that it was? I'm also surprised that they couldn't get anything useful from the VHR even when I ran it when the problem was happening. I've got the Ford ESP PremiumCare extended warranty, so I'm good for 7 years/125,000 miles, and I assume this would be covered. Going to give it another try with the dealership, however anyone have any advice on next steps if they still can't/won't fix it?

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Brian

Electrical - Hard Start, Low Power, Runs Rough, DTC P0106/P0236

TSB 13-12-12

12/06/13
1.6L OR 2.0L GTDI ENGINE - DRIVABILITY CONCERNS WITH DTCS
P0106, P0236 - OR ENGINE FAULT SERVICE ENGINE NOW MESSAGE
WITHOUT DTCS - BUILT ON OR BEFORE 10/24/2013

FORD:
2013-2014 Escape

This article supersedes TSB 13-7-5 to add a production fix date, update the vehicle model years, Issue Statement, Part List and Service Procedure.

ISSUE
Some 2013-2014 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.6L or 2.0L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engines and built on or before 10/24/2013 may exhibit difficult to start, runs rough, crank no-start, lack of power, loss of RPM or hesitation concerns with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0106 and/or P0236. An Engine Fault Service Engine Now message may also be displayed without any DTCs in self test. These conditions may be caused by a wiring concern in the signal return splices.

ACTION
Follow the Service Procedure Steps to correct the condition.
Brian/Anyone:

Can someone confirm that the above solution has solved the problem I have a 2013 SEL FWD 2.0L with only 35,000 miles. I have experience the "Engine Fault - Service Now" Several times over the past 2 months. All I do is shut off the car, open the door, close the door and restart the engine....which then runs fine. One of the instances I had the CEL come on. I pulled the code P0236. However, after a few days, the CEL disappeared and has not returned since.

To throw gas on the fire, I had the car serviced 8 months ago and the dealer replaced a sensor assembly and told me they "installed both wiring splices". They referenced TSB 14-00-34. They also referenced TSB 15-0005 (which seems to speak to the 1.6L engine - Mine is the 2.0L). Not sure why the car is still having the above problems if the "Fixed the Problem". Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!
 

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Regarding the wire splice fault- put "focus escape wire splice" into a search engine and you'll get a lot of hits (including videos.)

Also, on www.focusst.org I came across a "How To" the other day while browsing, it was detailed and said there were more than two splices that could cause problems IIRC.
 

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Regarding the wire splice fault- put "focus escape wire splice" into a search engine and you'll get a lot of hits (including videos.)

Also, on www.focusst.org I came across a "How To" the other day while browsing, it was detailed and said there were more than two splices that could cause problems IIRC.
Murcod, Can you provide the link to the "how to" that speaks to the more than two splices? I am planing on sitting down with my service advisor and want to have as much ammunition as possible as I have already spent $700 + on this same issue.
 

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Mine was doing the same thing back when the recall for the wiring harness splices came out and every time I called the dealer about getting the recall done, they said they could not do anything till the parts came out from ford, so I fixed it myself, since my wife was not comfortable driving it like that. It runs perfect now.
Good morning. Could you please share me what specific harness do you changed? I have same problem.

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Mine was doing the same thing back when the recall for the wiring harness splices came out and every time I called the dealer about getting the recall done, they said they could not do anything till the parts came out from ford, so I fixed it myself, since my wife was not comfortable driving it like that. It runs perfect now.
 

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Mine was doing the same thing back when the recall for the wiring harness splices came out and every time I called the dealer about getting the recall done, they said they could not do anything till the parts came out from ford, so I fixed it myself, since my wife was not comfortable driving it like that. It runs perfect now.
Can you tell me how you fixed it? I have the same problem. Just confused on which wires, which colours to resolve.
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Can you tell me how you fixed it? I have the same problem. Just confused on which wires, which colours to resolve.
Lynnie
Sadly I think @kwd57 has 'left the building'. His last post was 6 years ago.
 

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I have a 2013 Ford Escape SEL, and for a while now i have been getting an intermittent message on the dash "Engine fault-service now". It always throws code P0236. Dealer replaced turbo boost sensor 2x already, and problem persists. When "engine fault" message appears, car runs rough. If i restart the vehicle and the message doesnt appear, it runs just fine. The problem is it eventually sets off the CEL. Dealer had it for over a month, still couldnt figure it out. Any ideas?
 

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I have a 2013 Ford Escape SEL, and for a while now i have been getting an intermittent message on the dash "Engine fault-service now". It always throws code P0236. Dealer replaced turbo boost sensor 2x already, and problem persists. When "engine fault" message appears, car runs rough. If i restart the vehicle and the message doesnt appear, it runs just fine. The problem is it eventually sets off the CEL. Dealer had it for over a month, still couldnt figure it out. Any ideas?
Welcome to the forum. I merged your thread with one of the existing threads on this issue. Have a look at the other posts for some possible help.
 
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