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#2914 of 3071 Re: Escape auto locks [temahi]
by vg33e power
Dec 22, 2008 (7:53 am)
...really??? WOW, ours is a 2004 Limited 4WD with all the bells and whistles and it has never had that feature. Maybe it's part of an aftermarket alarm system you have???
I know that higher end Ford vehicles have this feature, but Escapes as nice as they are, are still an entry level small SUV. Nevertheless, mine has never had it...although it would be nice if it did.
Let us know what you find out.
#2915 of 3071 Re: Escape auto locks [vg33e power]
Dec 23, 2008 (6:55 am)
Thanks for responding...I have never come to this site before this happened but am at my wit's end. I did not have an aftermarket alarm system put on the car. On the test drive, the doors locked and I asked what that sound was. The salesman told me it was the doors locking automatically and that it was a standard feature on the XLT. I really liked that idea and the feature has been working for over 3 1/2 yrs. until it just stopped. How could I have it and then it go away? The dealership service manager told me that when the car was built, the assembly line may have run out of "wiring harnesses" for that model and had to use a "higher end" harness. He claims that Ford always goes up for parts, not down. I feel that if this happened, maybe the computer does not recognize that my model has the upgraded "harness" and that is why it cannot diagnose the issue. I got an answer from Just answer.ford that is very technical and refers to a "smart junction box" and what to do to diagnose and replace the box. I replied to them with another question before I got back to the service department, and am waiting for an additional answer. Thanks again for caring!
#2916 of 3071 Escape door locks
Feb 03, 2009 (7:28 pm)
Is there any way I can get control of my door locks? First of all, After about 30 seconds of running in drive, all doors lock. I do not want that as I feel it is dangerous and do not want to be in a crash, unconscious, and my rescuer cannot open the doors.
Additionally, every time I get out and then want to open a back door or rear door, I have to go back and hit the unlock button on the driver door panel. Some one told me that can be over ridden with a code entered on the radio dial.
#2917 of 3071 Re: Escape door locks [zipper18]
Feb 04, 2009 (6:20 am)
What year is your Escape? I was able to delete this frustrating item om my 2007 Escape and our new 2009 Escape. The procedure is in the owner's manual. Good luck.
#2918 of 3071 Re: Escape door locks [zipper18]
Feb 04, 2009 (7:50 am)
If you have a remote key entry system, you only have to press the unlock button twice to open all doors avoiding going to the door panel to unlock back door. On page 85 or 86 of your owners manual is the way to set and unset the feature. It must be done very quickly so read it a few times to get familiar with the process. It works!
#2919 of 3071 back from a 1600 mile trip...
Feb 19, 2009 (4:21 pm)
in our 04 escape, now with 70k on it. 3 people and luggage over 6 days.
the good: steering tracked very well and easy to adjust in turns. back seat was no problem for me(over 6 foot in height).
drove well at 70-75, although tried to keep in under 70 most of the time.
heat worked well. radio/sound system worked well. throttle easy to modulate in stop and go traffic.
the bad: wind noise, road noise from the tires at some speeds. some bumps, the ride a bit harsh. also 4-3 downshift was somewhat abrupt, at times.
the ok: cruise had some trouble maintaining exact speed on some large hills.
could maintain 70 up the long I-81 grades, but downshifted to 3rd to do it.
handling never seemed sloppy. driver's seat is not real comfortable for me, but never got really uncomfortable. after 5 years, the leather still looks good. at one point, i drove for over 4 hours(270 miles) before stopping. cross winds didn't seem to affect us too much.
fuel mileage averaged 22.5 (epa 23 highway). per tank 21.2, 21.5, 23.2. 24.1, 22.4.
last tank was from washington dc area up through I-81 and I-84 to just about ny state border.
#2920 of 3071 Re: Escape door locks [temahi]
Feb 19, 2009 (6:37 pm)
Thanks temahi, I've got it all fixed now. All I had to do was read the manual. Thanks for showing me where to look...regards...zipper
May 01, 2009 (4:35 pm)
after looking at several alternatives (MKX, Edge, Escape), we bought an 09 Escape Limited.
we were looking for an additional vehilce, so we still have our 04 Escape Limited.
We liked the 09 because it had all the attributes we liked in our 04, but everything seems better.
#2922 of 3071 Escapes are great
May 02, 2009 (7:38 am)
We have an 01 Escape that we bought new and now has 99k on it. My wife had it for 6 years and now my daughter drives it down in Maryland. My wife loved it so much she gought an 08 hybrid loaded. She has it almost 2 years and would not buy anything else. We test drove lexus, Toyota, sabaru, . The car is solid and has not been back to the dealer since June 30, 2007 when we picked it up. I've changed the oil, and had the tires rotated. That's it...........Who ever says that americans can't build cars is wrong. We invented the car and can build just as good as anyone now, People that I know have Toyotas, new and old have issues that need repair also. The reliability on all cars is pretty much the same these days Except the Ford Hybrid is #1...........
#2923 of 3071 2003 Escape idle not working after engine is hot
May 02, 2009 (9:41 am)
Last week after a 100 mile drive, I stopped to get some gas. When I got back in my Escape it started, but the engine light came on.
This week at the end of the same drive, I stopped to get a few slices of pizza. When I got back in my car, it would start but it had no idle. I had to rev it up and pop it into drive to get it working, then drop it to neutral at stops or let it die on it's own every time my RPM went down to around 1200 or below.
I was able to make it to my destination and three hours later when it was dark and the engine was cold, it started fine.
The problem seems to occur after a long drive and then after I let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Probably the engine is getting hotter because of no air flow.
I suspect something is cracked or stuck or whatever, but my ford escape is a far cry from a VW Bus which is the only vehicle I have any sort of expertise in.
Thanks in advance!