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#140 of 163 Re: 2006 Escape Hybrid - Smart Junction Box Failure (door lock)? [stevedebi]
Jun 29, 2006 (4:47 pm)
Loss of the use of the remote opening the driver's side does not disable the vehicle
You are probably correct there. It is just so disgusting this lack of parts issue. At least with a Toyota and Honda they can say they are coming from Japan. How long should it take from Detroit to where ever? If they are in the process of building that vehicle they must have a few extras. Or does Ford just let the car go and have the customer do the QC? I have only bought one new Ford. A 1984 Bronco and it was never in the shop while I owned it.
As far as parking on the lot. If the situation had deteriorated that far the vehicle would have lemons painted on it and parked on the street in front of the dealer with derogatory remarks all over it. The truth is I have not had that kind of dealer problem since I bought a new 1978 Honda Accord. In fairness to that dealer he was the Honda motorcycle dealer and Honda dumped the car business on him. I have never had a problem with a GM dealer with the last 5 new trucks I have owned.
#141 of 163 Re: 2006 Escape Hybrid - Smart Junction Box Failure (door lock)? [jl1234]
Jul 02, 2006 (10:31 pm)
I think I might have the same problem, I just purchased a 2006 Escape XLS yesterday. I have found that the driver side door lock only works with the key, remote and power lock button wont work, but all other doors work. I am going to call Ford tomorrow to see what should be done about it.
#142 of 163 Re: 2006 Escape Hybrid - Smart Junction Box Failure (door lock)? [dkrayzie]
Jul 03, 2006 (8:47 pm)
Ford probably got a whole batch of bad modules from disgruntled Delphi workers. Keep us posted how you make out. It has to be something common with more than one poster having the same issue.
#143 of 163 Re: 2006 Escape Hybrid - Smart Junction Box Failure (door lock)? [gagrice]
Jul 05, 2006 (11:53 am)
"Ford probably got a whole batch of bad modules from disgruntled Delphi workers."
Ummm, you do realize that Delphi is a GM subsidiary, not Ford?
#144 of 163 Re: 2006 Escape Hybrid - Smart Junction Box Failure (door lock)? [stevedebi]
Jul 05, 2006 (12:46 pm)
My understanding is they sell to several auto makers including Toyota.
#145 of 163 Re: staying in electric mode [talaria]
Jul 05, 2006 (1:49 pm)
Drive it in low instead of drive. It's not really a low gear - it's just a programming difference. It will allow it to accellerate a bit harder/longer in electric mode - and it will turn the gas engine off sooner. It is safe to switch between Drive and Low at any speed. For highway driving where I may want to coast - I use drive. For stop and go, or lower speeds - I use low...
I can accellerate decently and cruise along just below 40mph in electric - when in low.
#148 of 163 Re: 2006 Escape Hybrid - Smart Junction Box Failure (door lock)? [gagrice]
Jul 05, 2006 (5:08 pm)
I think the real question to Ford is: "Is the production line in KC shut down? If not, why can't you divert one Junction Box for one of your customers from the 100? or so boxes being used every day to keep trucks rolling off the production line?" [I suspect the Ford knows the "good" boxes are at the plant and don't want to cost themselves any production delays.]
Hang in there
#149 of 163 Struts, brakes, or bearings failing at 70mph would be very bad...
Jul 06, 2006 (4:44 pm)
It's a 2wd, not 4wd. We get 32mpg - but that's with a lot of 70mph use. I can easily surpass 50mpg driving 50mph and under.
No - it's not the parking brake or the regenerative braking. It does it while accellerating, coasting, regenerative braking, regular braking...
There have been enough injuries to rescue workers by Hybrid vehicle battery systems that we have had special training for dealing with extrication from them. This involves not only removing the key and placing it onto the dash - but disconnecting the 12v battery system and then the hybrid system. Since the squeak can't be found and fixed, how do we know it's not something wearing into the gas tank or the hybrid batteries?
There is no way to know what it could cause when you don't know what it is doing. Prove to me that it's a strut (one of Ford's tries) - then prove to me that the strut failure won't cause the vehicle to be uncontrollable at 70mph. Tell me it's the brakes, or the bearings (as we've also been told) and you once again can't prove that a loss of that system will leave the car in a controllable state.
I don't think it's a doomsday scenario to say that if they can't figure out what's causing it - then the vehicle shouldn't be considered safe and driveable - especially when they have been suspecting things that would cause a loss of control of the vehicle if they failed at 70mph.