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#3388 of 4149 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [bluevolume]
Jun 20, 2006 (8:02 pm)
I just checked the Ford web site and under their front suspension listings the name of the part is a Link. The MSRP of this part through Ford is $22.75 each. It doesn't list the actual Ford part #, just an illustration and part names only. Both times I have gone to Ford for these parts so I'm not sure if they sell an aftermarket part. Where they are only $22.75 I choose to go to Ford. If you would like I can get the part # if I pull out my paperwork. Hope this helps, your front end will be quiet and it rides much nicer. I have 118,000 miles now on my Escape and have replaced them twice.
Jun 21, 2006 (4:19 am)
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#3390 of 4149 Re: air conditioning [seiser]
Jun 25, 2006 (9:21 pm)
The same EXACT thing happend with my 05 Escape. I wonder how many others have this problem. Ford said "it happens once in a while". Funny the same thing happened with yours.
#3391 of 4149 2005 seat fabric pulling apart
Jun 25, 2006 (9:37 pm)
Maybe I missed it but I cannot believe I am the first person to mention this. I don't "hate" my 2005 Escape XLT, but one thing I do hate is the fact that 6 months after I purchased it the seat fabric started to fray and come apart. I am not a heavy guy, 145lbs, don't wear abrasive clothing, and don't carry passengers all that often so this should not be happening. I called in October to get them fixed and had to be a little forceful but they agreed to recover them. I had to cancel the appointment and have not had the time to reschedule. I am planning on calling this week, and now that the car is over a year old, I'm sure I won't get much help. I have owned many NEW cars and this is the first car that ever had to be brought back to a dealer for work..4 TIMES, not to mention having to go to the delership twice so they could photograph the seats to make sure Ford would OK them being fixed. I have looked into windows of Escapes in various parking lots and it seems if they have the same fabric as I do, the same thing is happeneing. Do people think this is normal? If I trade it in this will seriously depreciate the value. Last time the car had to be left for 2 days and the service department I go to always gives the same excuse..."We are short handed and cannot get you in or fix it any faster" and yet they send me coupons to come to them for service, what a joke! Maybe if they sold better quality vehicles, made more money, their employees would be nicer and maybe they wouldn't be "short handed". This is my first American car, I wanted to buy American and help our economy, but I'm not sure it's all that worth it. Anyway, hasn't anyone else had this happen, and how did you resolve it?
#3392 of 4149 Re: Brand new 2004 Escape XLS needs transmission [capers]
Jun 26, 2006 (12:35 pm)
over the weekend our 2004 Escape with 51,000 miles blew its tranmission on the ride home to Boston from Virginia Beach. with no warning i lost all power and had to pull over on the left side of Rt 95. it is currently in Delaware where the Ford dealership there is charging us $4K to put a new one in. and then i have to fly back down there this weekend and drive it the 7 hours home.
I will never buy another Ford vehicle. My Dodge Ram has a 7 year/ 70,000 mile Powertrain warranty. UNBELIEVABLE
#3393 of 4149 Re: 2005 seat fabric pulling apart [bastionrd]
Jun 26, 2006 (2:30 pm)
Yes, same happened to me, I'd forgotten all about it till you mention it. Traded it, the 2005 Escape, for a 2006 Fusion, the seats are not fraying. Mexican built seems to be better. I've got to admit this is a very well put together vehicle.
#3394 of 4149 Re: 2005 seat fabric pulling apart [bj02176]
Jun 26, 2006 (2:56 pm)
Bless you bj02176. I needed to hear someone else say it. Ford is saying that it hasn't happened on any others to their knowledge. I assume it is because people think it is something they are doing wrong, or normal wear and tear, and not poor construction or planning by Ford.
#3395 of 4149 2006 Escape Hybrid - Smart Junction Box (door unlock) failure - HELP!
Jun 26, 2006 (4:18 pm)
I just purchased a new 2006 Escape Hybrid 4WD about 2 weeks ago, and the driver's side door does not unlock with the remote. The dealer has diagnosed this as a smart junction box (SJB) failure, but they're telling me that the SJB is on back order indefinitely and they have no idea when this part will be available. The other 3 doors unlock -- it's only the driver's side door (the one that I care most about!) that doesn't unlock remotely. I can use the key to unlock it, but I have to leave the alarm system disabled in order to use the key.
The dealer is telling me there's nothing they can do about it except wait until the part is available (they claim the part is too new, so the manufacturer is not even making it yet so it could be months from now), and they have never seen an Escape Hybrid with this problem.
Has anyone else experienced this smart junction box or door lock problem? I'm very frustrated and wondering how to handle this issue.
#3396 of 4149 Headliner recall
Jun 27, 2006 (8:21 am)
Has anyone had the work performed as outlined by the recall for head impact protection on vehicles without a sunroof or curtain airbags? I am just wondering what the results were, in terms of appearance ( does it look 'tampered with' now? ), creaks or other new noises, etc.
#3397 of 4149 Re: 2006 Escape Hybrid - Smart Junction Box (door unlock) failure - HELP! [jl1234]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 27, 2006 (10:07 am)
Call other Ford dealers for the part.