My 2014 ford escape is a pain to start but only after putting gas. I turn the car off to fill up and once i get in to start i have to hold my foot on the brake while also pressing the accelerator in order to keep it started and take off. After a few minutes of driving it is fine. I can then turn off and turn on the car just fine. Issue only occurs when putting gas

Asked by Mar 07, 2017 at 02:36 PM about the 2014 Ford Escape S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


Have it checked out, that is not normal. Based on your info, it's related to the fuel system. Might be a venting issue to EVAP or the fuel pump/filter itself.


Purge valve under hood is stuck open allowing fuel vapor to enter while fueling, essentially flooding the engine when starting. Replace evap purge valve.

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Could you locate the purge valve for us under the hood - we're all having the same problem at fill up - each time the 2014 Escape is filled - it floods !

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