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2003 ford escape anti-theft ignition problem

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rosie

San Francisco, CA

#1 Apr 14, 2007
My 2003 ford escape all the sudden wont
start, everything comes on when I turn the key in the ignition but the car wont start. It sometimes starts with the remote start, but not always. My mechanic thinks its a problem with the anti-theft and the key programing?
val

Wimauma, FL

#2 Aug 19, 2007
mine is doing the same thing just yesterday i tried to start the car but nothing all lights came on but it would not start if you can find out what the problem. i will have to take it to Ford to get it repaird
allan

Halifax, Canada

#3 Aug 22, 2007
try locking and unlocking with remote then try to start.you can,t start it if you unlock with key.
Nancy Palliser-Kalai

Inukjuak, Canada

#4 Dec 4, 2011
Mine all of sudden could not start, but no lights, no nothing even when we tried starting, could not crank..., but have not tried unlocking and locking with the remote yet (did not have the remote at the time, because I had removed it), had to manually lock all doors..
terri

Beaverdale, PA

#5 Jun 26, 2012
Bought ours used, had the same problem..there was a secondary alarm attached to the ignition had to replace the ignition works fine now.
rick

United States

#6 Jul 17, 2012
terri wrote:
Bought ours used, had the same problem..there was a secondary alarm attached to the ignition had to replace the ignition works fine now.
. How much did it cost
Jimmy

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Nov 28, 2013
I was driving and my truck shut down completely. When I tried to start the truck back up I have not been able to do so. I turn the key and I have light and everything but truck will not turn over.
Shelley

Canada

#8 Feb 6, 2014
Jimmy wrote:
I was driving and my truck shut down completely. When I tried to start the truck back up I have not been able to do so. I turn the key and I have light and everything but truck will not turn over.
I have the exact same problem now . Driving along with the grand babies and truck just shut down. Everything works , but turn the key and it's just blank, no click,no nothing . Did you find out what was wrong with yours?
Brandon

United States

#9 Aug 31, 2014
This still being 8 years ago, still helped me today. Thanks guys.

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Thaddeusbz

Denver, CO

#10 Mar 7, 2015
My 2003 Escape won't start everything is dead. I checked all my fuses and relays and I noticed my dome light was on. I tried starting it clicked twice then everything was dead again
chantele

East Hartford, CT

#11 Jun 20, 2015
Ford Escape car wont start. The lights are on... the radio will play but won't turn over. The ford escape 2001 car also had multiple car jumps... stop in traffic.
What's wrong???
kayla

Laval, Canada

#12 Aug 25, 2015
Just bought a 2005 Ford Escape. Only starts with remote starter. Will not start with key in the ignition. The key looks pretty beat up though. Looked online and found that if chip in key is dead of has been damaged, it can do this. We're going to get the key replaced. Hopefully it fixes this. We will look into the automatic starter though. Not factory installed.
Kim

Dallas, TX

#13 Jun 6, 2016
chantele wrote:
Ford Escape car wont start. The lights are on... the radio will play but won't turn over. The ford escape 2001 car also had multiple car jumps... stop in traffic.
What's wrong???
Please someone help!!!! I know mine is theft why can't I get mine to start..
DSH

Yarmouth, ME

#14 Jun 17, 2016
Had same problem tried all stuff on line no go went to dealer it was a bad key 2 new keys com. reset $110 not bad TRY KEY FIRST!
Tyler

Airdrie, Canada

#15 Jul 3, 2016
Hey Kayla. Did the new keys work with regards to starting the car manually through the ignition? And how much did they cost?
Thanks,
Tyler
kayla wrote:
Just bought a 2005 Ford Escape. Only starts with remote starter. Will not start with key in the ignition. The key looks pretty beat up though. Looked online and found that if chip in key is dead of has been damaged, it can do this. We're going to get the key replaced. Hopefully it fixes this. We will look into the automatic starter though. Not factory installed.

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