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2011 Ford Escape Hybrid red triangle of death.

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Old 07-31-2018, 05:03 AM
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Default 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid red triangle of death.

I have a 2006 ford escape hybrid with 235000 miles on it. I currently have a lot of things wrong with the AC etc and have decided to upgrade to a 2011 Hybrid. The car has 117000 miles and looks great but I only have seen pics and a carfax since the car is over 2000 miles away. The car was wholesaled out after a trade in at a ford dealer. The car had a total pre owned inspection and came back perfect. However while the non ford dealer dealer was backing up yesterday, he got the red triangle with a message that said stop safely now. He has since driven the car for a few days with no messages. The car is coming from Arizona where it is very hot. Any suggestions what the problem could have been. I had that problem with My 2006 hybrid and the mecs water pump but this does not seem to be the problem.. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:25 AM
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As a Phoenix resident, I would vigorously discourage you from purchasing that car.
 
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:16 PM
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Why do you discourage purchasing car?
 
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:18 PM
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The DTCS pulled out were P1A10 AND P087C
 
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:20 PM
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For the obvious reasons:
1) you're 2000 miles away.
2) it's a used hybrid
3) it's a used hybrid in Phoenix
4) it's in PHOENIX, where batteries go to die.
 
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:32 PM
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The dealer told me these cars are not too popular in Phoenix. Are you telling me that the heat causes a lot of hybrid problems? He pulled too codes from OBDII.
 
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:51 PM
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Have you ever met a dealer you can trust? I haven't. I never take them at their word.

Phoenix heat is VERY hard on batteries, particularly the cylindrical cells of the FEH.

Unless they used a professional OBDII reader, I wouldn't believe that all codes are pulled.
 
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:00 PM
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Thank you for your help. The car looks brand new but I think I will take your advice. I had an 06 FEH in which I bought the premium warranty on. It had a lot of problems which would have cost me more than the car. Take care and thank you for all your help.
 
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