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#3392 of 4133 Re: Brand new 2004 Escape XLS needs transmission [capers]
Jun 26, 2006 (1:35 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 4133 Re: 2005 seat fabric pulling apart [bastionrd]
Jun 26, 2006 (3:30 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 4133 Re: 2005 seat fabric pulling apart [bj02176]
Jun 26, 2006 (3:56 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 4133 2006 Escape Hybrid - Smart Junction Box (door unlock) failure - HELP!
Jun 26, 2006 (5:18 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 4133 Headliner recall
Jun 27, 2006 (9:21 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 4133 Re: 2006 Escape Hybrid - Smart Junction Box (door unlock) failure - HELP! [jl1234]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 27, 2006 (11:07 am)
Call other Ford dealers for the part.
#3398 of 4133 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [studanny]
Jun 27, 2006 (6:51 pm)
So sorry to hear, studanny. I would never buy to own ford without extended warranty. Ford has made many poor transmission. Mazda transmission is not true Japan, it has been corrupted by Ford. Toyota,Nissan,Subaru,Honda, all true Japan quality, no to worry. Trade in Mexican Ford for true quality Japanese auto. You will be most happy.
#3399 of 4133 Re: Headliner recall [rcinmd]
Jun 27, 2006 (8:26 pm)
I had the work done the appearance is fine, except for the dirt left behind by the dealership. There are not noises.
Jun 27, 2006 (8:28 pm)
Does anyone have an update on the poor quality of the seat fabric?
#3401 of 4133 Re: Headliner recall [seiser]
Jun 28, 2006 (4:39 am)
Thanks for the info. I'll contact the dealer to schedule the work, along with a few other little things that need to be tended to.