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I TURNED MY CAR OFF AND IT WAS STILL RUNNING

I HAVE A 2002 FORD ESCAPE AND TURNED THE CAR OFF, PULLED THE KEYS OUT AND IT WAS STILL RUNNING. I RETURNED THE KEYS TO THE START POSITION AND IT STILL WOULD NOT TURN OFF. I PUT THE CAR FROM PARK INTO GEAR AND THE CAR DIED. PLEASE HELP!

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  • PALMER777 Aug 08, 2008

    THE CAR WAS RUNNING FINE. YES, THE IDLE IS NORMAL BUT COULD NOT BE TURNED OFF.

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    This happened to my '02 Ford Escape a few months ago and was told by my mechanic (not the dealer) that they could not fix it because the problem didn't occur while in the shop. When left running (without the key) it shut off about 1/2 an hour. The only thing they suggested was to not use my key fob (which also contains an after market remote starter) for a while. I haven't had the problem since then.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Are you saying that the idle is normal but can't be turned off? or was it dieseling, that is were the engine keeps running after turned off with key but makes all kinds of noise and runs very rough??

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I am looking for another thread were someone has had this issue, I would say it is the ignition switch, but on newer cars and trucks it may run through a control module, and I suspect you may have this as the problem. I will keep looking.

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