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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
#41 of 87 Re: Hello all [odie6l]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 09, 2006 (4:43 pm)
Your Auto Show link seems to have gone over its limit. Try putting an album up at CarSpace.com (click on the banner up top).
Feb 11, 2006 (3:37 pm)
I now have over 65,000 miles on my 01 v6 XLT 4x4 Escape. Front tie rod ends must be watched on these vehicles. Cost of repair is minimal, mine was under $150. I have kept my Escape in prime condition. Oil ever 3k, transmissin flush every 25K, Radiator flush every other year, air filter is a K&N, tires rotated. New front ceramic brakes at about 50,000, changed my own fuel filter 2x. New tires at about 50,000. Plastics holding up fine, seats have no rips or worn spots. I have had my interior cleaned by a detailer 2x since I have owned the vehicle. I have to say the vehicle looks like new! I would buy another Escape in a heartbeat
#43 of 87 Re: 2005 Tribute has rear wheel squeak [kiwica]
Feb 13, 2006 (8:21 pm)
I would like to know if you found any solution to this symptom. I love my new Tribute and it started doing what yours was doing this evening...I have had it one week today! YIKES.
Anyway, it sound more like a whirring, then a chirping. It comes and goes. Have you any resolve to this issue?
#44 of 87 Re: 2005 Tribute has rear wheel squeak [krob2]
Feb 15, 2006 (6:23 am)
Almost sounds like a leaky Gas Shock. Gas Shocks also depend on the outside temp, if it's like 20 degrees, the shocks will be stiff till they get warmed up (from friction) if you in normal 50+ degree weather then there should be no squeak / hiss from the gas shocks.
If your service department can't fit you in, try a Goodyear service center, most of the time they have better diagnostic equipment than the dealerships.
But then again, it could only be the ABS system engaging.
#45 of 87 Rear wheel squeak
Feb 16, 2006 (7:32 am)
could also be as simple as a emergency brake adjustment....
#46 of 87 Recall Mazda Tribute/ Ford Escape Rotors
Jun 05, 2006 (12:53 pm)
Dont waste your time with mazda like i did, contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration www.nhtsa.dot.gov and file a complaint on your mazda defects. I have a 2002 mazda tribute, and this is the second time i am having to replace the rotors, the first rotors and brake pads were replaced at 17,000 miles, now 10,000 miles later with 27,000 miles here we go again, warped rotors. mazda like most manufactures will deny, and not take any responsibilities to fix your vehicle, unless you file a complaint to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration compiles the complaints, and are the ones to force the manufacture to issues recalls and remedy known problems the dealer keeps denying they are aware of. Besides the rotors this has been the most unreliable vehicle, i wasted my money on. This is the last mazda i will ever purchase. Buyer beware, check the website i posted and you can view all the complaints, issues and recalls affected with your vehicle.
#47 of 87 Question of 3.0 V6 engine maintenance
Jul 17, 2006 (10:36 am)
To replace the spark plug and ignition coil for #1 cylinder of the v6 enging of 2002 Tribute, do I need just remove the engine cover or I have to remove the intake manifold to reach them?
#48 of 87 Re: Ford Escape/Tribute Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Nov 02, 2006 (5:15 am)
Can I create a new discussion? If not, could you please create one called "CX5: Tribute 2008"? thanks.
#49 of 87 Re: Ford Escape/Tribute Owners: Meet the Members [carrito]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 02, 2006 (5:21 am)
Sure you can create a new discussion. We have a Future Vehicles board and that would be the place to put it. Instructions are available in the Help link at the bottom (basically go to Future Vehicles and the "Add Discussion" link will be located at the right above the first listed discussion).
Jun 16, 2007 (4:45 am)
I know it's been a long time since anyone has posted here, but I just placed an order for a 2008 Escape XLT (V6) with just about every bell and whistle they have. I'm hoping that most of the problems I've read about here have been resolved in this new model year.
This will be my first SUV, a class of vehicle I never thought I'd own, so I'm hoping it will live up to my expectations. It was my only option for upstate NY winters and Adirondack road conditions, and still hope to save a little on gas.
I really wanted the engine block heater, but it wasn't available on the XLT. Has anyone had any problems with very cold weather, especially if the vehicle sits for a few days? Also, what kind of mileage is everyone seeing on the highway?