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Old 07-05-2013, 12:37 PM
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Default 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid wont crank, wont start, no anti-theft light

my escape hybrid had all the doors locked (did not lock it), i had to manually unlock the door and when i put the key into the ignition no lights came on. It would not crank over or start, no anti-theft light was on and was not blinking, no lights came on at all, no sounds of any kind either. decided to disconnect the battery under the hood for about 10 minutes and when i checked the escape after that there was no change. i let it sit over night and in the morning it started right up. what could cause this? i would hate to have this happen again. Went to a ford dealer to hook it up to diagnostic machine but they said if there are no indicator lights on then no code would show up at all. please help.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:30 PM
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Default Re: 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid wont crank, wont start, no anti-theft light

One obvious recommendation would be to check the condition of the 12V battery. When that goes marginal, it can cause very odd and non-obvious symptoms.
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Old Yesterday, 08:39 AM
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Default Re: 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid wont crank, wont start, no anti-theft light

I realize this is an old thread but hope someone can assist me. I'm new to the Hybrid world. I have a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid that won't start unless you very forcefully press the brake pedal all the way to the floor.

I'm wondering if there is a switch or pedal sensor that I can locate and check to see if it has gone bad. Can anyone assist me with locating the sensor/switch that tells the vehicle that the brake pedal is pressed so it is okay to start?
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Old Yesterday, 11:14 AM
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Default Re: 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid wont crank, wont start, no anti-theft light

First thing I would check with something like that is the 12v battery. If you have a voltmeter and the voltage is much under 12.6 with the vehicle off then I would replace that and see what happens. Another thing I would like to know is does it not recognize it is in park? What I mean is once it starts do you have to press on the brake until you hear a click to take it out of park still and how hard do you have to press on the brake, the same amount to start it or less?
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Old Yesterday, 11:14 AM
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Default Re: 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid wont crank, wont start, no anti-theft light

The Escape shouldn't require any pedal pressure on anything to start whatsoever, so the fact that it is requiring it to go to the floor is definitely an issue.
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