Question about 2003 Ford Escape
Have the battery checked. Have your Ignition key checked or use a different key. The ignition switch could be worn out in the RUN position.
The anti-theft usually comes on when power is less than optimum or the identity of the key is corrupted.
Posted on Oct 11, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes it flashes to let others know you have an alarm on the car and not to mess with it! Yes. It should blink when the key is not in the ignition. This lets you know that the Passive anti-theft system is on. What this means? Basically the key you use has a specific code that coordinates with your car, and that key is the only key that will work for your car out of a possible 70 quadrillion codes or something like that. The light is used to help scare away thiefs that would break into your car, no car alarm will go off if they do, but most run of the mill car thiefs wont take the chance of breaking into your car if they think there might be an alarm on it. If the light blinks while the key is in the ignition then you shouldn't be able to start the car. It's normal for it to always flash. The only time it won't is with the car running.
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Posted on Aug 14, 2011
SOURCE: PCM module 2003 ford escape
pcm is under the console under the dash not the one between the seats. It's also called a gem module. Replaced ours to fix sporatic no start problem but didn't.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
Sounds like the headlight switch, The switch should have a built in relay that shuts them off if there is a short.The relay could be faulty.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
As the post said earlier they went to a ford shop.... I suggest to have your vehicle inspected elsewhere. maybe have your o rings replaced and your fuel system cleaned.
Posted on Jun 06, 2009
What engine do you have?
I have a 2002 Escape with 3.0 V6. It sounds like the ignition is getting damp and the engine is misfiring. If the CEL is flashing, you really shouldn't be driving it. Check the owners manual, but you could damage the engine.
Anyway, go to an Autozone or other parts store. Many will scan your engine for the DTC code for free. This code will give you a clue.
My code was for a for a cylinder misfire. I was close to 100,000 miles, so I replaced the plugs first, then the one coil. It was the coil.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
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