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Why does my Ford Escape Beep?

junik85junik85 Posts: 2
edited May 2 in Ford
I'm new. I'm looking for answers. I've recently purchased a 2001 Ford Escape XLS.

One problem, it beeps. When it first starts up, it does this: beep,beep,beep,beep,beep,......beep,beep,beep, beep,....etc. etc. until it does that like 5 times. Some days it'll do it, and others it won't. Sometimes I can be going down the road and it'll just start beeping. I can't stand it any more.

Also, some damp mornings it doesn't want to idle. It'll cut of a couple of times before I can get it to run. AutoZone said that it was the EGR valve. The dealership hasn't ever heard of one beeping before. No warning lights come on or anything.

So, I don't know what to do. Can some one help me?

Comments

  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    By any chance, do you have a rear view camera installed?

    tidester, host
  • Not to my knowledge.
  • The beeps sound like an error code. It is likely a two part sequence, like 2 beeps, pause, 7 beeps, long pause, 2 beeps.....etc
    The error code is 27.
    Then google (or your favourite search tool) "Ford Escape" + error 27
    Good luck.
    FWIW, I had a airbag problem, that at the time, could find nothing, then a while later, the same problem came up as the first hit......($257 later.....)
  • redjamaxredjamax Posts: 2
    I just got a used 2001 escape and I have the same error. 5 sets of 5 long beeps with a short pause between them. I get the error code when I initialy put the car in gear, and it will sound again in 30 minute increments as long as the car is still running. Junik85: did you ever figure out what this problem was?

    Thanks for any help
  • redjamaxredjamax Posts: 2
    effective beep code: 5 long beeps, pause, 5 long beeps, pause, 5 long beeps, pause, 5 long beeps, pause, 5 long beeps, pause: Re-occurs every thirty minutes.
  • is yours seat belt buckled? it'll beep if you dont
  • sanipasssanipass Posts: 10
    mine does that but its just the seat belt alarm, maybe your seatbelt dash light is out and you hear it but you don't see it?
  • ken_iken_i Posts: 2
    Did you ever find out what was causing this beep? I am having the very same problem. Have found a lot of forums where people have problem... but have found no solutions.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,930
    another 1 and done.
  • ken_iken_i Posts: 2
    i guess I don't understand
  • goddribgoddrib Posts: 1
    The error code inidicates one of two things. It is either a burned out SRS light or there is a prblem with the SRS system that is being detected durng the initialization process. When there is an error, the chime will sound 5 times, pause and repeat. It will do this about five times and stop. If the engine is left running for 30 minutes, the sequence will repeat.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,930
    there is an effort to indicate a problem to try to undermine the confidence that potential buyers will have about buying a particular vehicle.
    it is planted by a competitor.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,607
    And yet another owner posts with the same problem.

    How about skipping the conspiracy theories and try to address the question?

    Moderator
    Minivan fan. Feel free to message or email me - stever@edmunds.com.

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