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#3919 of 4133 02 Automatic Escape Stuck on Reverse
Sep 28, 2011 (3:26 pm)
An interesting thing happened to me today. My 2002 Escape V6 XLS 130K miles, meticulous maintained and still running like new threw me for a loop. While at work had to drive to another building and when I pulled into a parking spot, I stepped on the brake and when moving the automatic transmission shifter toward park it got stuck on reverse and it will not move. Nor can I get it started.
I'm thinking that the brake pedal electrical sensor that sends the signal to the transmission shifter might have gone bad. Any help from my Edmunds Forum Ford owners friends will be helpfull. Thank you
#3920 of 4133 Re: 02 Automatic Escape Stuck on Reverse [raa1]
Sep 28, 2011 (3:35 pm)
Sounds like it could be the shifter interlock, shifter cable, trans range sensor, or something in the linkage.
#3921 of 4133 05 Escape Melting plastic mirrors and fly windows
Oct 18, 2011 (5:38 pm)
Hi, Have a 2005 Escape XLT. The plastic at the rear fly windows, around the front mirrors and the plastic mirrors all seem to be curling/melting. Door handles are developing some type of cancer as well. Anyone have this issue? Anyone know where I can find aftermarket replacements? Very poor quality. Ford contact and they say SORRY. Thanks for any help
#3922 of 4133 Re: 05 Escape Melting plastic mirrors and fly windows [jan2005]
Oct 19, 2011 (4:13 pm)
Good old Ford they just can't make things to last oh yeah why should they? We still buy their cars. You might try J.C. Whitney they have lots of after market things for cars and trucks. You could even call them first. Sorry for your bad luck.
#3923 of 4133 Re: 05 Escape Melting plastic mirrors and fly windows [jan2005]
Oct 20, 2011 (9:55 am)
Geez, where do you live! I have an 06 in Las Vegas, with no such issue and it's never seen a garage.....
#3925 of 4133 Re: 05 Escape Melting plastic mirrors and fly windows [inafix]
Oct 21, 2011 (4:41 pm)
Exactly! How wierd!
#3926 of 4133 Re: Electrical / Battery / Alternator Problem with 2003 Tribute [desertrat2]
Oct 24, 2011 (3:45 am)
I have had the same problem with my Mazda 2003 . I replaced it with a new alternator it was fine for few months after that the same problem has reappeared. They say the Ford Focus alternator works with the Mazda Tribute but does not last long. The rectifying circuit get very rotten /Burned after few months. Do not know whether we could connect a separate rectifier outside the alternator.
#3927 of 4133 Intermittent grinding noise when driving
Oct 30, 2011 (8:13 am)
I've got a 2004 Escape XLS with about 140 km on it. Other than the odd problems starting it when we got it its been fine that sorted themselves out, its been a good ride. Within the last week while driving it has been making an intermittent grinding or whooping noise that sounds like it is coming from the engine compartment. All the fluids are good, belt is in good condition, the wheel bearings got checked out 3 months ago. Breaks are still good but nearing the end of their life. The noise seems to happen mostly when accelerating, but it has nothing to do with how warm the engine is or how cold it is. It also sounds like its coming from the engine compartment or just below it. Anyone have advice on where to begin looking?.
#3928 of 4133 Re: Intermittent grinding noise when driving [thattorontoguy]
Oct 31, 2011 (11:07 am)
Brakes is spelled Brakes. I would suspect more the transmission, or CV joint.