2008 Ford Escape Hybrid – Ignition, electrical issue

Why won’t my key turn in the ignition Ford Escape?

The most common reasons a Ford Escape key won’t turn are a binding steering column/lock, an ignition switch issue, or a problem with the ignition key.

Are there any recalls on a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid?

Ford is recalling certain models of its 2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid crossover utility vehicles to fix a cooling issue. The recall will replace faulty Motor Electronics Coolant Pumps in approximately 70,209 vehicles.

How do you reset the anti theft system on a 2008 Ford Escape?


  1. Insert the key into the driver’s side door lock.
  2. Turn the key once, but not all the way to unlock the door. Leave the key in this position for 40-60 seconds. …
  3. Do this again, but turn the key in the opposite direction.
  4. Remove the key from the door, get into your Ford, and start the engine. The system should be reset.

How much is a new ignition for a 2008 Ford Escape?

2008 Ford Escape Ignition Switch – from $44.99+ | AutoZone.com.

What do you do when your key won’t turn in the ignition?

Easy when you know how but make sure you don't force anything the steering column lock is engaged if you take the key out and turn the steering wheel.

How do you fix a power steering assist fault on a Ford Escape?

The easiest way to reset that alert is to restart your car. Switch your entire car on and off. This will reset all the electrical components in your car. Repeat the process 2 or 3 times this will get rid of the power steering assist fault warning.

How long do 2008 Ford Escape Hybrids last?

The Ford Escape Hybrid is a durable vehicle that can last 200,000 – 300,000 miles with responsible use and maintenance. Based on driving 15,000 per year you can expect 13 – 20 years of service from your Escape Hybrid before repair costs become uneconomical.

How long do Ford Escape Hybrid batteries last?

about eight years

Since the battery life of an Escape hybrid is only about eight years, a replacement might be in order. It’s expensive though—expect to pay around $5,000 including parts and labor to replace the battery.

How do I know if my Ford has a recall?

You can check for recalls on your vehicle using the Ford Recall page or the FordPass™* App.

Option 1: Visit the Ford Recall page

  1. Have your VIN available.
  2. Go to the Recall page.
  3. Enter your VIN.
  4. Click on Check for recalls.

How much does it cost to replace an ignition switch in a Ford Escape?

between $118 and $162

The average cost for a Ford Escape ignition switch replacement is between $118 and $162. Labor costs are estimated between $53 and $67 while parts are priced between $65 and $95. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific model year or unique location.

How do you change the ignition switch on a 2010 Ford Escape?

This cover off a lot of people think when they say ignition switch this is what they mean but in reality it's on the other side.

Where is the starter relay located on a 2008 Ford Escape?

Box under the front hood which is right here now to leave this cover you will have two black taps one on this side and one on the other. Side.

How do you start a Ford Escape with a dead key fob?

If the battery goes dead in Your Ford Escape, You take the key fob and place it on the right side of the steering column. There is a picture of a key and hold it there. You will need to press the brake and push the engine start button as usual. The car will start normally.

How do you remove a Ford ignition switch?

But what you're going to do is turn the key to the accessory position to your left take this piece of wire. And you'll feel inside there's a little spring. And you push it on that spring rotate.

How do I know if my ignition switch is bad?

Symptoms of a Bad Ignition Switch

  1. Engine Won’t Start. …
  2. Vehicle Starts and Suddenly Stalls. …
  3. Intermittent Loss of Lighting and Other Accessories. …
  4. Silent Starter Motor. …
  5. Difficulty Turning the Key. …
  6. Lock/Off. …
  7. Accessory. …
  8. Run.

Can you replace an ignition switch yourself?

So you can access the screws that hold the cover in place. And once you get those screws out of the way you just pry on the side here where the slit is time snap it.