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#3341 of 4133 Esacpe the Escape
Apr 20, 2006 (11:50 am)
I have a 2001 Ford Escape that I bought the first year it was out. I have had problems off and on since I got it.
1. The motor in the passenger door for the window went out, so the window wouldn't go up or down.
2. The back window rattles and when you close the door it sounds like it's going to fall apart.
3. The motor mount came apart and had to be ordered and replaced.
4. There is an irritating rattle that comes from the frame of the truck when you come to a stop and hit the brakes (soft or hard brake).
5. The seat belt was on recall and had to be replaced.
6. There was a recall to replace/update the computer software in the dashboard of the car.
I am sure there is more but I became numb with the issues after a while. It's paid for and basically I am just hanging on to it as a secondary vehicle.
Would I purchase another FORD or recommend it? NO NO NO!!!
#3342 of 4133 Re: squeaky steering column noise [rayp3]
Apr 21, 2006 (12:02 pm)
There is a Ford TSB for this item that involves two steps:
1) Remove the boot for the steering column where it goes through the floor, and then spray this area with silicon spray.
2) Change the steering fluid.
I would specifically recommend that you NOT use WD-40 on plastic parts, especially anywhere near electrical components. There are a number of those adjacent to the steering wheel, including those for airbags, horn switches, turn signals, headlight switches, shifters, and so on. I cannot emphasize this point enough.
Also, seat of the pants here, but I'd guess that performing only step 1 will most likely solve your problem. I'm going to try it on our 2002 tonight.
If you don't have silicon spray, get some. It's great for squeaky doors, sunroof mechanisms, caliper boots, and so on. You should have one anyway.
#3343 of 4133 Rear Power Windows on 2005 Escape
Apr 21, 2006 (1:55 pm)
Is it normal that the rear power windows on the 2005 Escape only lower about half way ?
Is there a way to lower them all the way ?
#3344 of 4133 Re: Rear Power Windows on 2005 Escape [rknopp1]
Apr 22, 2006 (9:46 pm)
You'll be hard pressed to find any vehicle that lets you roll down the rear windows all the way, as there is some safety requirement. Something about kids falling out the window.
#3345 of 4133 Re: [hamsterman]
Apr 23, 2006 (3:30 pm)
So now you have to boost them...
#3346 of 4133 Re: Transmission Problems - Help!
Apr 25, 2006 (5:26 pm)
I have a 2005 Escape with 10,000 miles and have never had a problem until Sunday, when the O/D light started flashing and the car just stopped. It would surge forward about every 5 minutes. The dealership tells me they are "rebuilding" the transmission. My question is - shouldn't they replace such a new transmission with a new transmission vs. a "rebuild" or is this the same thing???
#3347 of 4133 Horn will not stop
Apr 25, 2006 (7:26 pm)
When the ignition is off the horn works normal. When the vehicle is running and I press the horn button on the steering wheel, the horn sounds continuously until I turn off the vehicle and then back on.
It acts like the horn button is sticking but it doesn't do it when the vehicle is off...Any ideas?
#3348 of 4133 Re: 2003 Ford Escape Transmission problem [harleyrider2]
Apr 26, 2006 (4:38 pm)
I recently bought a pre-owned 2003 Ford Escape 5 weeks ago
and I had to replace the Hub-bearing already, 2 days before I replace the bearing the ABS light came on and hasn't went off since. As of 4/26/06 my airbag light goes on and off and mt battery light came on today. I only paid $173.00 to Sears Automotive to get it fix but it seems that they are connected to my problems. After 2weeks of having my truck I decided to get a oil change an a alignment, thats when my airbag light came on and 4 days later the ABS light came on. I should have followed my first mine and gotten another Saturn. I own a 13 year old Saturn wagon that never gave me problems, except for regular maintenance.
#3349 of 4133 Re: Intermitten Starting Problems [kdescape]
Apr 28, 2006 (12:56 pm)
I have the same problem with my 02 Escape, I'm about to put a fuel pump in it. What fixed yours?
#3350 of 4133 Sunroof Wows
Apr 28, 2006 (11:41 pm)
Has anyone had problems with their sunroof? I noticed last year I had to press the button a few times before it would open or close, but this morning when I tried to open it made a loud snapping noise like something broke, and when I closed it, it didn't close squarely. The passenger side stayed a half inch lower. I believe Ford will need to fix this one unless someone has any idea to help me. I have a 2001 XLT. Thanks.