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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
#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?
#51 of 87 Re: Hello [ladyblue]
Jun 16, 2007 (5:33 am)
Never mind. I found the answers.
Note to self: Read before posting, dummy!
#52 of 87 Re: 2005 Tribute has rear wheel squeak [odie6l]
Jun 22, 2007 (10:25 am)
Just bought a 2005 Tribute 4WD GT last week. Fairly new with only 39K on it. Can't wait to test it here in our Vancouver terrain. Summer or winter, I think I will enjoy it, i hope.
This squeaking sound that you mentioned, I heard it for the first time last night. Then it went away. Any new info about this??
#53 of 87 Re: Ford Escape/Tribute Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Jul 26, 2007 (9:26 am)
Thanks, KarenS, for this thread.
I own a 2003 Mazda Tribute LX as of yesterday. Yay! I love it. This forum is invaluable to me. Glad I found it.
#54 of 87 2008 Tribute S Touring
Oct 16, 2007 (4:41 pm)
My wife got this vehicle Oct 3. So far she is extremely happy with it. No problems noted, everthing working as advertised. Got the 6CD and she really likes it. The V6 is smooth and suits our driving style perfectly. About 350 miles so far.
#55 of 87 Re: Hello [ladyblue]
Oct 17, 2007 (8:03 am)
I live in Saskatachewan Canada (about 1000 miles str. north of Denver) and my 07 Escape came with a block heater so dont let them tell you its not available. You may want to consider an inline hose engine heater, theyre usually substantially cheaper to install and they seem to work as good as the factory heater. My Escape has worked flawlessly so far in weather as cold as -30 and seems to heat up fairly quickly.
#56 of 87 Stalls cold - 2001 Mazda Tribute
Mar 06, 2008 (4:23 pm)
First thing the morning - the car starts but idles low and seems like it's going to run out of fuel. Changed the IAC valve. No change. I don't think it would be the fuel pump or regulator. The intake was off this summer to replace #1 coil. Could there be a leak at the intake. If anyone has had the same problem, please let me know. Thanks. No other problems -YET!
#57 of 87 Re: Ford Escape/Tribute Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
May 08, 2008 (4:17 pm)
hi! own 2002 escape xlt,2005 tribute and just bought 2008 escape ltd.really love the size,utility of them. i tow pwc and 20'seadoo jetboat,loaded up fuel,etc 3500 lbs no problem,go 4 miles to/from launch site.added a transm cooler at u-haul(50$plus 60$labor)on the '05 tribute.2002 and 2005 have a transm cooler but felt better adding more cooling.the 2008 hasNO external trans cooler so i'll go heavyduty cooler(larger unit).You gotta add the moonroof deflector and it gets real quiet.All are 3.0v-6 4wd models.you 'll love the 200!
#58 of 87 Flood killed my engine.
Jun 05, 2008 (8:03 am)
May 13, My wife was driving the Trib and got caught in a flash flood. Visibility was poor and she got off I-49 at the wrong exit. While attempting to get back on she drove into an underpass into about 5 ft. water. She said she could not see the water before hitting it. Trib is seven months old so we are insured and Mazda road service towed it to dealer at no charge. The dealer determined the engine is bad and insurance has okayed the repair as well new carpet and padding. Thank goodness she didn't open the doors so only a little water got into the front floorboard. Dealer ordered the replacement engine and it went backorder. Does anyone know why this engine would be in short supply? I understand that it is a Ford engine, 3.0 V6 Thanks in advance for any inputs. Bud