Engine Seized up
So I'll tell you my story:
I am leasing a 2017 Ford Escape SE, which I leased directly from a ford dealership. I purchased the extended powertrain warranty with my lease.
So I'm at 48,000 KM, and I'm covered for 5 years/100,000 km.
2 Weeks ago, I noticed that my car was starting to knock, so I opened up the hood, and noticed the oil cap was not screwed it. My previous service was nearly four months ago, and I hadn't had issues with my car since I bought it.
There was oil all over the hood, over all the components and then I checked my dipstick, which was just above the minimum line. On my way to the gas station, the check engine light came on, so I immediately called ford to schedule a repair, and they would only give me October 2nd (this was booked September 18th).
So I filled the oil, and the knocking went away as well as the Check Engine Light.
Yesterday, my car displayed 'Engine failure, service now' but the car was still running at about half power. I turned it off and restarted it, and the car resumed operating at full power so I didn't think nothing of it.
So today, I checked my engine oil, and it was just below the MAX line around 8 AM. At around 5 PM, my car started to knock really loud and I thought it was just rocks being hit around, but then when I tested a rev around 6 PM, it started knocking louder and louder, and then my car just died. I couldn't turn the engine, and i had it towed to ford today, and CAA advised me that the engine likely seized. He checked my oil level and it was completely dry, which led to the knocking of the engine.
Now question, will this be covered under my warranty? I have done every scheduled maintenance with ford since I got this vehicle, and I have been checking my oil every day. The check engine light came off once i refilled the oil in the car. Prior to my engine seizing, no oil pressure light came on, nor did the Check Engine Light.