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Check the relays and fuses in the Power Distribution box under the hood. If all are good check the Alarm circuit ignition kill switch. If you didn't get the Alarm built into the vehicle but had it installed after you bought it remove the fuse from the Alarm power line to disable the kill switch. I did have this problem once and it turned out to be the battery on mine, a 2005 with Alarm built in. Unless you have the Hybrid version you could get in 2008 the vehicles are basically the same.

2008 Ford Escape... • Answered on Aug 20, 2018


If you do not have a check engine light on you may have an issue with the electronic throttle control system, repair requires the system be scanned to see why it is idling to high. If you do have a check engine light on have the system tested for fault codes.

2008 Ford Escape... • Answered on Feb 02, 2017


You must have an electric or hybrid vehicle. They often use regeneration braking to convert otherwise lost energy during braking to electrical energy to help recharge the battery pack thereby extending range. There is obviously a fault in the system. You need to have the codes read (the codes are why the abs and regeneration lights are on) in order to diagnose the problem accurately.

2008 Ford Escape... • Answered on Aug 19, 2016


Doing some checking this is an issue with the HV battery and its normal operating temperature range where the temperature range is exceeded or an issue with the HVBT climate control system having a failure. You will need to take this to the dealer and have them run codes and to look at the temperature blend door actuator as well.

2008 Ford Escape... • Answered on May 08, 2014


Hello I have a 2008 Ford Escape XLS and I had the same problem I even took it to the dealer to be fix but when I got it back in return it only worked until I got home and stopped working again. So I took it upon myself and took off the screws to the dome light very carefully not to pull any wires I looked at it and examined it. Come to find out that under the switch I noticed one side of the copper connector was slightly burned have no idea how and why it happened. So I took a very small flat head screw driver and rubbed the burned connector that's attached to the complete unit until I saw the burn color come off and did the same thing with the copper piece I saw curled up that is connected to the switch. I only rubbed underneath it because I figure it has to make contact with the other piece i had just rubbed very carefully not to bend or break it. Once I finished rubbing both pieces I pushed down the curled up piece that is attached to the switch: which for some weird reason it was curled up I'm guessing when it burn. I pushed it all the way down until it was making contact with the complete unit. Then I pushed the switch back and forth to make sure I could feel it rubbing/making contact on the bottom copper piece. I opened the door and it worked back to normal now I was really hating being in the dark at night and couldn't find the ignition. Hope this helps everyone.

2008 Ford Escape... • Answered on Mar 20, 2014


There is one bolt at the base of the battery that holds a wedge that retains the battery to the battery tray, remove it.

2008 Ford Escape... • Answered on Jan 28, 2014


The 0171 code is a lean condition defect. This means the engine is getting extra air from somewhere. Could be a loose vacuum hose, bad intake gasket, or something else.

2008 Ford Escape... • Answered on Oct 08, 2013


It just means your vehicle is on and capable of movement. Because the car can be almost silent when its in its electric mode Ford gave you a little extra indicator to let you know that you're still running/

2008 Ford Escape... • Answered on May 21, 2013


your pretensionor in your passenger seat belt has gone bad disconnect the electrical connector and clean it first with electrical spray cleaner in case its not makeing a good contact. if that does not turn off light replace your seatbelt .you will find a reasonable price on ebay or a used a your local junk yard. for a few more dollars visit your ford dealer.if this was helpful please leave me good feedback

2008 Ford Escape... • Answered on Apr 14, 2013

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