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#2661 of 3071 Fords service center is killing me!
Aug 24, 2005 (10:47 am)
I have to say I love my Ford Escape XLT. Well, that was until November of 2004 when I started taking it in for a hesitation problem to my local ford service center. They still haven't fixed it. I have spent over 400 bucks. Every time I call to tell them their newest guess hasn't worked they make me come in and test drive it until it happens with a service guy in the car, the problem is they will only go around the block with you and then they tell you to come back another day and try again. The last time I brought my car in was a month ago. I had to go 4 times before it hesitated with a service guy in the car. Now it is happening again and I have to do the same thing. I am amazed that Ford doesn't even know how to fix their own cars.
#2662 of 3071 HELP!!!! 2005 Escape
Aug 31, 2005 (3:36 pm)
Grrrrrrrrr!! Just got my new Escape 2005 XLT and now the right front headlight has condensation inside the lense , one person told me there is a vent hole somewhere but didn't know where and that it is probley clogged ... ??? Does anyone have the same problem ?? is there a repair or resolution in site ...
PLEASE clear my lense on this ...
#2663 of 3071 Re: HELP!!!! 2005 Escape [retiredcop]
Aug 31, 2005 (5:22 pm)
put the headlights on for a while, that should dry it out. if the moisture comes back, you have a problem. then bring it back to the dealer.
#2664 of 3071 Re: HELP!!!! 2005 Escape [retiredcop]
Sep 01, 2005 (5:47 am)
I would take it to the dealer now. They should replace that under warranty, no questions asked.
#2665 of 3071 Re: HELP!!!! 2005 Escape [explorerx4]
Sep 01, 2005 (7:54 am)
Have done that thanks for several days still no resolution , condensation returns , with headlight on only drys out headlight focus area ..
#2666 of 3071 Re: HELP!!!! 2005 Escape [retiredcop]
Sep 01, 2005 (10:29 am)
Bring it back to the deaer with the condensation in the lense, and tell them it hasn't gone away and is not normal for headlamp lenses to collect condensation..
This should be covered under new-car warranty period.
Sep 02, 2005 (9:29 pm)
Take this back to the dealer. Make them order you a new headlamp. Go above the servce guys head if need be. Ask for a service manager. If he starts to give you guff, go above thier head. Keep going up the food chain. Everyone has a boss... This is covered under warranty by Ford Motor Company. The dealership is not paying for this problem.
The light could have been damaged in shipment to the dealer, or if someone else took it on a test drive. None the less the headlamp should have zero moisture in it.. Weep hole?? never hear of it...
#2668 of 3071 4 cylinder vs. 6 cylinder
Sep 04, 2005 (8:42 am)
I want to buy a Ford Escape for the winter and don't know if I should get the XLS or XLT. I'm a life long stick shift driver and would prefer not to get an automatic car, but am concerned about the power of the 4 cylinder.
I live at the top of a steep hill and am not sure the 4 cylinder XLS can make it all the way.
Also, how does the 4 cylinder handle in the snow in general? I test drove both yesterday, but it's hard to tell in the mild weather. The XLS didn't struggle to go uphill and the gears shifted smoothly, but it's not icy and snowy right now.
I am going from a GT Ford Probe (which I have LOVED) and am used to a powerful car getting me where I want to go. Only problem with the Probe was it was a car and I didn't have SUV expectations from it.
#2669 of 3071 Re: 4 cylinder vs. 6 cylinder [ducky3]
Sep 04, 2005 (1:52 pm)
Ever thought of a V6 Front Wheel drive version of this vehicle? With chains or snow tires I would bet this would handle snow filled roads just fine, yet give you the power you enjoy.
#2670 of 3071 Re: 4 cylinder vs. 6 cylinder [scape2]
Sep 04, 2005 (3:14 pm)
I test drove one yesterday, but the V6 is automatic, and I am trying to avoid an automatic car if possible. I would prefer the manual transmission, but it only comes in 4 cylinders and that concerns me in terms of power and strength through snow.