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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
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#2416 of 4149 engine dying on me too!
Mar 09, 2004 (2:21 pm)
I have a 2001 Mazda Tribute ES V6, 31k and it died, all the lights came on, and it locked up on me on the freeway yesterday going 60 mph! I see here that others have had this problem with this car and the Escape and was wondering if anyone has had any luck figuring out what is going on? I took it right over to my mechanic who hooked my car up to a computer which said "No Failure." i've seen that there have been many recalls on this car but i don't know what it is. HELP!!!!!!
#2417 of 4149 Explorer vs. Escape
Mar 09, 2004 (3:31 pm)
I used to have an Explorer and moved to an Escape. I've been real happy with the Escape - it's really all the SUV I need. In addition, it's more fun to drive than the Explorer.
I used to tow a 21" boat with the Explorer - but I sold that a couple years ago, so no need for a vehicle as large as Explorer.
We have one small child and everything fits fine in the Escape.
Just my experience.
Mar 09, 2004 (5:34 pm)
fun to drive is a mustang gt; not an explorer or escape.
Mar 10, 2004 (6:50 am)
It's all relative - I've had both an Explorer, a Mustang, and now an Escape.
200HP in that small a package is fun to drive - 4 wheel independent suspension and a car-based SUV contribute to this.
Mine is a FWD vehicle and I can spin the tires from a dead stop on a dry, smooth surface. While not great for tires, it is sometimes fun!
Lastly, I can take turns at a far higher speed than my old Explorer - again, not a Mustang, but a lot of fun on some exit ramps, etc.
#2420 of 4149 Tribute & Escape stalling problems!
Mar 10, 2004 (7:08 am)
My mechanic is a member of Alldata online and pays a monthly fee for it. It's a website you pay $200 a month to have access too, so that you can simply go on, punch in the problem, and it tells you how to fix it. SO, for all of you who have had this problem with your Escape or Tribute stalling in the middle of rush hour......and have taken your car to the dealership without it being fixed or them not knowing what is wrong...i have the paperwork here describing the computer glich in our car and how to fix it. If you've been in this situation like i just was, you know how dangerous this is, and hopefully this will save lives! Please e-mail me at cgoveamsn.com and i can either fax this to you or e-mail it to you so we can take this to the dealerships to correct this before someone gets killed!
Mar 10, 2004 (9:34 am)
Is there a reason why you can't tell us here what the fix is?
Mar 11, 2004 (7:39 am)
My local library subscribes to Alldata, so it's not like it's a secret resource available only to mechanics. Mere mortals like me can get our hands on the tsb info easily enough.
Mar 11, 2004 (12:01 pm)
Maybe it's too large of a file to display here. Some TSBs can run four or five pages with pictures included. Alldata subscriptions are only $25 per year per vehicle, the $200/month fee is for unlimited access to all vehicle information for professionals. The information can be downloaded, too, so you don't have to pay $25/year to see the same stuff.
Mar 11, 2004 (12:15 pm)
Assuming it's Service Bulletin Number 0101402R (NHTSA Item Number 635764), it should be easy enough to summarize for everyone. That's the improperly functioning Evaporative Vapor Management Valve one I think.
Mar 11, 2004 (4:45 pm)
driving in dc is not fun. i'd rather take the metro. maybe i'll get a chance to drive one of those escapes soon(if my wife buys one).