need help with anti theft light blinks fast on 08 ford escape

Asked by Terrence Feb 11, 2016 at 12:42 PM about the 2008 Ford Escape

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

08 ford escape anti theft light blinks  fast and car
won't start...i disconnected the battery and check
fuses. Help

4 Answers

269,345

By disconnecting the battery you may have locked yourself out of the system totally. On later model vehicles you need a little tool that saves the vehicles presets if the power is totally lost when you remove the battery form the circuit, if you do that the dealer will have to reflash the electronics to bring the systems back up. I believe there is a warning in the owners manual about removing the battery. So it looks like it will have to go to a dealer.

8 people found this helpful.
50

Try unlocking the drivers door with the key. Many vehicles factory anti-theft systems can be reset this way.

5 people found this helpful.
430

Nothing worked for me

2 people found this helpful.
70

I have 2 keys. To 2008 ford escapes. And. The anti theft device is on so how do I turn it off with two keys I tried and it started once then the fast feet four days it has not started we tried and it's still not start we tried to trade it in did not work how do I turn it off so we can get back on the road with it we haven't drove in last week can you please tell me how turn off the anti-theft system in my 2008 Ford Escape

7 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Escape

Looking for a Used Escape in your area?

CarGurus has 5,409 nationwide Escape listings starting at $1,800.

Postal Code:

Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Bratts
    Reputation
    4,120
  • #2
    G A Arne
    Reputation
    3,370
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    3,280
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Edge
58 Great Deals out of 2,937 listings starting at $684
Used Ford Explorer
40 Great Deals out of 1,923 listings starting at $3,900
Used Honda CR-V
74 Great Deals out of 5,956 listings starting at $3,999
Used Toyota RAV4
105 Great Deals out of 3,959 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Equinox
54 Great Deals out of 4,476 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Rogue
104 Great Deals out of 5,715 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford F-150
82 Great Deals out of 5,942 listings starting at $2,450
Used Ford Fusion
34 Great Deals out of 1,152 listings starting at $1,987
Used Hyundai Tucson
79 Great Deals out of 3,797 listings starting at $4,240
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
35 Great Deals out of 1,669 listings starting at $3,490
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
41 Great Deals out of 3,086 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Focus
56 Great Deals out of 1,576 listings starting at $2,495
Used Kia Sorento
61 Great Deals out of 1,974 listings starting at $1,888

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Ford Escape For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 1,507 listings starting at $24,995
2019 Ford Escape For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 324 listings starting at $17,889
2018 Ford Escape For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 641 listings starting at $9,000
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 1,191 listings starting at $9,995
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
260 listings starting at $9,750

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.