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Is there an issue with my Ford Escape?

Anti-theft ignition issue (won’t start) 2008 Ford Escape… Hi Ben, my 2008 Ford Escape takes about 30 times of turning the key in the ignition to start.

Why does my 2008 Ford Escape not start?

It’s still won’t start with new battery n starter 45 people found this helpful. 2008 ford escape will not start new battery new starter 45 people found this helpful. it might be the clutch safety switch idk the technical name for it, but my 2008 ford wont start either 14 people found this helpful. It is the ignition switch.

What kind of engine does Ford Escape XLT have?

AWD 4-speed Automatic) XLT (3.0L V6 AWD 4-speed Automatic) Limited (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic) Limited (3.0L V6 AWD 4-speed Automatic) BASIC WARRANTY 3 Yr./ 36000 Mi. Body style illustration may not reflect the actual shape of this vehicle. EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 18/24 mpg FUEL TANK CAPACITY 16.5 gal.

What did the Ford Escape look like in 2008?

The Ford Escape was the most traditionally SUV-looking compact SUV when it first came out, and with its 2008 restyling it takes another step away from cute and toward ute; it looks more like a Ford Explorer now, but with a plunging chrome grille in some trim levels that would be equally at home on a Volkswagen or Audi.

Is the 2008 Ford Escape a reliable car?

2008 Ford Escape The Escape is a reliable vehicle except after 10 years or so the car formed some malfunction where it drained the battery while parked. After having several mechanics look at it, we ended up putting a switch on the battery where we can disconnect it when parked for several hours.

AWD 4-speed Automatic) XLT (3.0L V6 AWD 4-speed Automatic) Limited (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic) Limited (3.0L V6 AWD 4-speed Automatic) BASIC WARRANTY 3 Yr./ 36000 Mi. Body style illustration may not reflect the actual shape of this vehicle. EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 18/24 mpg FUEL TANK CAPACITY 16.5 gal.

Is the Ford Escape Limited 4×4 a good car?

The 2008 Ford Escape limited 4×4 has been a pretty reliable vehicle. I have only had to make minor repairs to it. Most of them I could do myself or with the help of a friend. There is a tendency to rust around the wheel wells. The ride is smooth, and the seats are comfortable.

Which is the top of the line Ford Escape?

The XLT adds 16-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, automatic headlights, foglights, a power driver seat, upgraded cloth upholstery and cruise control. The top-of-the-line Escape Limited includes color-keyed grille and side mirrors, leather seating and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Hi Ben, my 2008 Ford Escape takes about 30 times of turning the key in the ignition to start. This started out less severe as last week I would turn the key, the battery would turn on, but not start, but the second time I pulled it out, pushed it in (the anti theft system requires you to push the key in and turn) and turned it, it would start.

How to turn off the anti theft system on a Ford Escape?

On a ford escape remove positive cable from battery, place key in car and turn to the on position, then replace positive cable, turn key off then back on to reset anti theft system. Worked on 2005 escape! Thank you so much! I followed the advice from Jay. C and this just worked for me.

What happens if you use the wrong key on a Ford Escape?

The use of the wrong type of coded key may lead to a “no-start” condition. Your vehicle comes with two coded integrated keyhead transmitters; additional coded IKTs may be purchased from your authorized dealer.

On a ford escape remove positive cable from battery, place key in car and turn to the on position, then replace positive cable, turn key off then back on to reset anti theft system. Worked on 2005 escape! Thank you so much! I followed the advice from Jay. C and this just worked for me.

What to do if your Ford Escape wont start?

If the vehicle doesn’t start, try to start it with the 2nd programmed key and if successful contact your authorized dealership for key replacement. If the indicator still flashes rapidly or glows steadily, the vehicle will not start, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible for service.

The use of the wrong type of coded key may lead to a “no-start” condition. Your vehicle comes with two coded integrated keyhead transmitters; additional coded IKTs may be purchased from your authorized dealer.

How does the SecuriLock system work on a Ford Escape?

• When the ignition is in the off position, the indicator will flash once every two seconds to indicate the SecuriLock system is functioning as a theft deterrent. • When the ignition is in the on position, the indicator will glow for three seconds to indicate normal system functionality.

Why does my Ford Escape not start when battery is on?

The manual said if the anti theft light on the dash stays constant when the battery is on, that there’s an issue with the anti theft system in the ignition. This light does stay constant. I can’t afford to spend 15 min in the morning trying to start my car, so I was wondering what would fix this and how much it would cost. My car has 129500 miles.

How do I Turn Off the anti theft light in my car?

Insert the key into the ignition and turn it to the on position, which activates your accessories but not the engine. Leave the key in position for about 10 – 15 minutes. Step 3: Check the anti-theft light again. If it’s no longer blinking, turn the key back to the Off position and allow it to set for a minute or two.

Why does the anti theft light stay on?

The manual said if the anti theft light on the dash stays constant when the battery is on, that there’s an issue with the anti theft system in the ignition. This light does stay constant. I can’t afford to spend 15 min in the morning trying to start my car, so I was wondering what would fix this and how much it would cost.

What are the fuses on a Ford Escape?

Fuel pump relay. Fuel pump driver module (FPCM), Fuel injectors F33 10A 2.5L Engine: Evaporative Emission canister purge valve, EGR, vacuum regulator solenoid, Manifold absolute pressure and temperature sensor (MAPT), Variable camshaft timing (VCT) oil control solenoid, Heated oxygen sensors.

Insert the key into the ignition and turn it to the on position, which activates your accessories but not the engine. Leave the key in position for about 10 – 15 minutes. Step 3: Check the anti-theft light again. If it’s no longer blinking, turn the key back to the Off position and allow it to set for a minute or two.

How long does it take for a security light to go off?

Which one you use depends on the system and what components have been replaced. The ten-minute procedure involves trying to start the engine. If nothing happens or the engine starts and dies, the security light will be flashing. Leave the key in the On position and wait ten minutes. The flashing light should go off or illuminate without flashing.

Is it normal for the security light to go off when the engine is running?

After the learn procedure is completed and the engine is running, the security light may stay on steady for a few minutes and then go off—this is normal. Depending on the system, replacement of key components will necessitate that a relearn procedure be completed.

What kind of engine does the Ford Escape have?

Both the four-cylinder and V6 engines received more power. Performance is adequate with the new 2.5-liter, 171-hp four-cylinder engine, which also returns 21 mpg overall. Stability control became standard across the line. Long stopping distances, a major shortcoming of the 2008 Escape we tested, were improved.

When did I buy a 2008 Ford Escape?

Bought the 2008 Escape new in 2007. Loved it until about last year when we started to get nickeled and dimed on repairs. To be expected of an older car I suppose.

Is the 2008 Ford Escape a good car?

Good and bad with the 2008 Escape…. I bought my Escape 8 years ago. Only 85,000 miles on it at this point. Here are the facts: What I have had to have fixed: since new, Liftgate rattled: numerous trips/replacement by dealership.

Are there any problems with the Ford Escape?

I understand that there are many problems with the Ford Escape 2008 . The primary problem is transmission failure. I have spoken to many mechanics who say that the Ford Escape 2008 has transmission problems & routinely have to be replaced. They see many of them. Also rust at the top of the wheel well on passenger side is another problem.

Both the four-cylinder and V6 engines received more power. Performance is adequate with the new 2.5-liter, 171-hp four-cylinder engine, which also returns 21 mpg overall. Stability control became standard across the line. Long stopping distances, a major shortcoming of the 2008 Escape we tested, were improved.

Is there an extended warranty on a Ford Escape?

Back in 2011 my 2008 Ford Escape was found to have a cracked transmission, leaking fluid, etc. This fix was covered under the extended warranty I bought when I purchased the car. Yesterday I took the car to the dealership for transmission issues and was told my transmission was shot and its a $4000 fix.

How many miles does a Ford Escape get?

My Escape’s current mileage is 120,200 K miles. I have done all the scheduled maintenance and have taken really good care of this SUV since it was the first car that I brought brand new. There are no abnormal noises coming from the car once I get it started up.

Why does my Ford Escape make a hissing noise?

Hissing noise when brake pedal depressed. Hello, the hissing sound is an internal vacuum leak with in the brake booster. The booster uses vacuum to assist with the brake pedal apply. You will need to replace the booster.

Hi Ben, my 2008 Ford Escape takes about 30 times of turning the key in the ignition to start. This started out less severe as last week I would turn the key, the battery would turn on, but not start, but the second time I pulled it out, pushed it in (the anti theft system requires you to push the key in and turn) and turned it, it would start.

Anti-theft ignition issue (won’t start) 2008 Ford Escape… Hi Ben, my 2008 Ford Escape takes about 30 times of turning the key in the ignition to start.

Where can I get a 2015 Ford Escape?

Tl the contact owns a 2015 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, the vehicle failed to start. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was not drivable. The vehicle was towed to gem city Ford inc located at 5101 broadway st, quincy, IL 62305, (877) 571-7953, to be diagnosed.

Hissing noise when brake pedal depressed. Hello, the hissing sound is an internal vacuum leak with in the brake booster. The booster uses vacuum to assist with the brake pedal apply. You will need to replace the booster.

Why does my Ford Escape Hybrid not start?

See all problems of the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid . The vehicle failed to start after the key was inserted into the ignition switch. The key has to be forced in and cranked over with considerable torque. The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid. When the key was placed in the ignition, the vehicle failed to start.

Why does my Ford Escape stall when its warm?

When i start the car when its cold the idle tries to stall but kicks back in and idle fine when its warm now engine light stays on had car tested they said my cat converter might be blocked brought new petrol cap still no good over this car all ready

Why does my Ford Escape not start up?

He thought it might be the fuel system but he performed a Fuel service to the car last week and it still continues to cut off when I run the car for a while in warm weather. I did experience intermittent starting problems last summer but it was maybe only a couple of times, so I didn’t pay it much attention.

Why does my Ford Escape have a shifting issue?

Furthermore, you can blame the problem on the bearing leak. Aside from the transmission fluid leak, your Ford escape can also develop a shifting issue. This is most likely caused by worn-out drive shaft joints of the vehicle. Also, when the transmission fluid of your vehicle is at a lower level, the issue can become prominent.

Is there a recall on a Ford Escape?

I’m sure Ford has the problem listed, but if it doesn’t pose as a safety concern a recall probably won’t be issued. A TSB might have been issued. You’ll have to get the dealer to run your VIN and make sure the vehicle is up to date.

When i start the car when its cold the idle tries to stall but kicks back in and idle fine when its warm now engine light stays on had car tested they said my cat converter might be blocked brought new petrol cap still no good over this car all ready

What to do when your escape car wont start?

4.Insert a tool (or screw driver) into the access hole to override the brake-shift interlock. Apply the brake and shift into Neutral while holding down the override tab. Also, your battery voltage is dipping into the low side.

Why is my escape truck stuck in Park?

It won’t budge. Holding the brake pedal down, turning the key to the ON position, will not allow me to bring it out of Park. When I let the e-brake down, the truck advanced at least a foot, and would have kept going; considering it is in Park, the truck should have stopped. Perhaps this points to a busted shift cable?

4.Insert a tool (or screw driver) into the access hole to override the brake-shift interlock. Apply the brake and shift into Neutral while holding down the override tab. Also, your battery voltage is dipping into the low side.

It won’t budge. Holding the brake pedal down, turning the key to the ON position, will not allow me to bring it out of Park. When I let the e-brake down, the truck advanced at least a foot, and would have kept going; considering it is in Park, the truck should have stopped. Perhaps this points to a busted shift cable?

Can a Ford Escape have a double DIN head unit?

The first Escape that started using preformed center console plastic trims, making the average job of installing a double DIN head unit much more difficult. Indeed if you bought or own a Ford Escape without the right center console trim, you won’t be able to install a dual DIN or single DIN stereo.

When does the new Ford Escape come out?

Giving the Escape a full redesign and incorporating elements that help set the Escape apart from the Mazda CX-7 or Ford Kuga. Ford takes the third generation Escape in a completely new direction from the 2013 model year forward.

What should I do if my Ford Escape heater quit?

The answer is to pay the $1,070. and hope the sealing they are going to do works. Last Ford for me. Owner of Fords since 2000. 54 people found this helpful. Explorer 2008 Heater quit.

How does my Ford Escape air conditioner work?

2014 escape, air run good on low for awhile then, act like nothing coming out, til I turn it on high,then its like it stop coming out of the vents and start coming out of the vents by the windshield 10 people found this helpful. thanks let some pressure off high side works great

Where can I get a Ford Escape a / c hose assembly?

Shop AutoZone for Ford Escape A/C Hose Assembly. 10% OFF $75. Use Code: DIYSAVE10 Online Ship-to-Home Orders Only

With any of these, there is ample power for most driving situations, with the turbo-four providing the most energetic feel. The Escape has nimble handling and a comfortable ride. With the three-cylinder, it also gets good gas mileage. The steering was quick and direct in sport mode. There are also programmed modes for economy, snow and sand.

What kind of handling does the Ford Escape have?

Handling is solid but not necessarily sporty. Controlled body lean and precise steering help it take turns with confidence. “The ride and handling are quite good for this class. The 2021 Ford Escape is stable and predictable, with light-effort steering and well-damped body movements.

When do I need to replace my Ford Escape Engine?

A little more than a year later in March of 2019 with 22K miles on the odometer the CEL came on. I pulled a P302 code (misfire on #2). Thinking it was a simple coil pack replacement, I made a waiting service appointment. It only took them about an hour to diagnosis the issue as coolant leaking into #2 cylinder.

Which is the best Ford Escape to buy?

2019 Ford Escape Performance Review. Scorecard. With energetic engine options, agile handling, and a comfortable ride over smooth roads, the 2019 Ford Escape is one of the best-performing compact SUVs. The Escape’s ride can get a little bumpy over broken pavement, however, and gas mileage is below average for the class.

How to reset the anti theft system in a Ford?

1 Insert the key into the ignition and turn it on to the position where the accessories are activated but not the engine. 2 Leave the key in this position for at least 10 minutes. 3 Check the anti-theft light again. 4 Now try to start the engine. 5 Repeat the process at least a couple of times if it does not work the first time.

Where is the anti theft light on a Ford?

The display of the car behind the steering will light up and will show the anti-theft light blinking or constantly lit. Leave the key in this position for at least 10 minutes. Check the anti-theft light again.

When does the theft indicator go out on a Ford Escape?

The vehicle is disarmed immediately after the ignition is turned to the on position. The theft indicator will illuminate for three seconds and then go out. If the theft indicator stays on for an extended period of time or flashes rapidly, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

Where is the anti theft indicator on a Ford Escape?

Note: Do not leave a duplicate coded key in the vehicle. Always take your keys and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle. The anti-theft indicator is located in the instrument panel cluster.

Where can I get my Ford Escape Engine fixed?

IT COST SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS TO GET IT FIXED. I TOOK IT TO GARY GROSSLEY FORD IN LIBERTY MO AND NOW 2 YEARS LATER IT HAS HAPPENED AGAIN!!!! I AM FURIOUS WITH FORDS NOW! I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER FORD. YOU WOULD THINK AFTER HAVING IT SO CALLED FIXED AT AROUND 70,000 MILES IT WOULD NOT HAPPEN AGAIN.

IT COST SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS TO GET IT FIXED. I TOOK IT TO GARY GROSSLEY FORD IN LIBERTY MO AND NOW 2 YEARS LATER IT HAS HAPPENED AGAIN!!!! I AM FURIOUS WITH FORDS NOW! I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER FORD. YOU WOULD THINK AFTER HAVING IT SO CALLED FIXED AT AROUND 70,000 MILES IT WOULD NOT HAPPEN AGAIN.

Why does my Ford Escape make white smoke?

Hi There, The white smoke may be a couple of different possibilities, depending on the kind of white smoke. If this is more of a steamy white smoke, this may indicate an overheating problem which may be causing the coolant… Hissing noise when brake pedal depressed.

The 2008 Ford Escape is one of the more affordable and economical small SUVs, and its carlike ride and handling along with good maneuverability make it a good choice for urban dwellers. At the same time, the Hybrid model is one of the lowest-priced hybrids and offers an especially practical way to “go green.”.

Check out our Ford Escape overview to see the most problematic years, worst problems and most recently reported complaints with the Escape.

What kind of SUV is the Ford Escape?

As a fast-selling compact SUV with a Hybrid in its line-up, the 2008 Ford Escape gets some minor design modifications this year.

How does the anti theft system work on a car?

The anti-theft system is one such feature created to protect our vehicle from being stolen, as the name rightly suggests. When the system detects that a person is trying to start the car by using a fake key or some other unconventional method, it ensures that the engine does not start by shutting the supply of power to the engine.

The display of the car behind the steering will light up and will show the anti-theft light blinking or constantly lit. Leave the key in this position for at least 10 minutes. Check the anti-theft light again.

1 Insert the key into the ignition and turn it on to the position where the accessories are activated but not the engine. 2 Leave the key in this position for at least 10 minutes. 3 Check the anti-theft light again. 4 Now try to start the engine. 5 Repeat the process at least a couple of times if it does not work the first time.

The anti-theft system is one such feature created to protect our vehicle from being stolen, as the name rightly suggests. When the system detects that a person is trying to start the car by using a fake key or some other unconventional method, it ensures that the engine does not start by shutting the supply of power to the engine.

What is the towing capacity of a Ford Escape?

The base Ford Escape’s towing capacity is 1,500 pounds. V6 versions can tow 2,000 pounds as equipped or 3,500 pounds with the addition of an optional Towing Package. This is a healthy amount for a front-wheel-drive-based model in this class.

What’s the problem with my 2008 Ford Escape?

2008 Escape Ignition Problem – Video shows filing to allow key to turn further, enabling easier start. Read reviews of repair shops in your area. Enter your zip code: dude I literally made an account to bitch about this.

Which is better 2008 Ford Escape or 2009 Ford Escape?

The 2009 Ford Escape gets more power in all three versions (four-cylinder, six-cylinder, and Hybrid) and is probably worth the wait. The 2008 Ford Escape looks better inside and out, but the curtain airbags, higher-output V-6 and Sync audio system in the upcoming 2009 model year version are worth the wait.

What kind of car is the Ford Escape?

The 2008 Ford Escape doesn’t accelerate quickly even with the V-6 engine, and handling is more SUV than crossover. Reviewers had gripes about the general sluggishness and outdated transmission of the 2008 Ford Escape.

Is the 2008 Ford Escape a true survivor?

TheCarConnection.com’s experts also drove the 2008 Ford Escape and have added driving impressions and more details where helpful, as well as helped you decide which reviews to trust when the sources have different opinions. The 2008 Ford Escape is a survivor.

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