"Hybrid Vehicle Issues And Fixes“
2008 Ford Escape with 110K on the odometer. It had a bunch of problems preventing it for being driven to our shop. We got this vehicle through a recommendation from John Anello, also known as the AutoTech On Wheels. He had diagnosed a no-start issue for the Escape owner, who had the vehicle towed from New Jersey to our shop in New York based on John's referral.
The first thing I checked was the HV inertia switch since the vehicle had a no start condition. I found the inertia switch in the normal state and also found the shut off/service plug installed correctly. Since they were both in their normal state, my next step was to perform a visual inspection of the remaining HV components. I followed that up with connecting the Ford IDS scan tool to check for DTCs and PID information.