Last post on Dec 14, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
#59 of 82 Proud Owner!!!
Jun 15, 2008 (11:16 pm)
Hey gang. Proud owner of a new HEV FWD Tribute here in California. No complaints so far, great car, great fuel economy. Nice to meet you all!!
#60 of 82 Escape Engine Back orderd.
Jun 16, 2008 (5:08 am)
IF its back ordered, its probably because the Escape/Mariner/Tribute where the only products left using that version of the 3.0L Duratec AND for 2009 they will be using a different version that the plant is probably already shifted over to producing since 2009 Escapes are expected shortly.
Glad no one was hurt and GL with your repair.
#61 of 82 Re: Escape Engine Back orderd. [mschmal]
Jun 16, 2008 (3:59 pm)
Thanks for your reply. Never thought of that. You are definitely right , thank God no one was hurt. Got word today that new engine was received at dealership and they will start on it Wed of this week. Thanks again. Bud
#62 of 82 Need Some Advice
Jun 16, 2008 (6:18 pm)
I have a 2001 Tribute with 110,000 miles on it, and haven't had a single problem with it...until now. I'm having trouble shifting, and the dealership says the problem doesn't appear to be the clutch, so they're going to have to tear the transmission apart to find out what's wrong. Here's my quandry-do I spend $2,500 to fix a 7 year old car with 110,000 miles on it, or junk it while it's still relatively young? How long do Tributes usually last, and has anyone had major problems with them once they pass 100,000 miles? I'd appreciate your input.
#63 of 82 Re: 2002 Tribute ES [normkol]
Jul 10, 2008 (2:58 pm)
My advice, Get rid of it as soon as possible. My 02 Tribute has been in the shop for 33 days. Complete engine failure on the Highway. Very scary! I am now on my third computer and Ford does not want to honor the warranty on the parts or labor. Something keeps blowing out the computers. They do not know what the problem is. They have called Mazda for technical support and they are just real sorry...I guess I will have to plant flowers in mine. Ford and Mazda know about this and they do not care. This is a dangerous vehicle. I have read over 100 reviews with similar problems. Some people have had to tow their Mazdas back in the yard. I have know idea what to do. Some people have had to replace the engine. I will never buy Ford or Mazda again. They do not stand behind their product.
Jul 14, 2008 (8:23 pm)
Hey I'm Flick, I own a '01 Escape xlt 4wd, 5spd, 4 cyl. I Love it to death Its got 129k miles on it. The only issue I had in the time I've owned it is spiratic idle. New tps, and its good as gold expecting several more years of continued use. I live in Michigan so rust is inevitable but as far as that goes a little body work on the rear quarters and she'll be right as rain. I have been raised on Ford, and have been true to my heritage
#65 of 82 Re: Need Some Advice [adecker]
Jul 14, 2008 (8:32 pm)
I had a similar problem on my 01 Escape, The shift cables were starting to seize. Three years ago they cost about $170 with labor it should be about $250. I ordered them and the day before they came in my cables broke I thought it was the transmition, so I had it towed. It was the cables, and instead of the $170 and 30 minutes to do it my self payed over $300 to include the tow. Anyway I suggest you have the cables checked it may be in your best interest.
#66 of 82 Re: tribute squeaks [horsecreek]
Jul 14, 2008 (8:35 pm)
have your alternator tested
#67 of 82 Been a long time............
Jul 18, 2008 (3:19 am)
.........since I visited the Escape chat board. I am thinking of buying an 08 4x4 XLT leftover but not sure if I should get the 2.3 or the 3.0. I gave my oldest son my 01 Escape 4x4 XLT V6 a year ago. It has roughly 140,000+ miles and still runs great. I want to buy a commuter vehicle and I'm not sure if the 2.3 is a better commuter or go with the V6 like my 01. I do way too many highway miles to even consider the hybrid. I see the 09's have a 2.5 with a 6 speed auto, but I hate to leave $3,750K on the table that Ford's offering me. How many miles do you think I can get out of the 2.3 before I have any trouble? I push 100 mile commute everyday, mostly highway.
#68 of 82 2.3 on the Highway
Jul 22, 2008 (3:08 pm)
I'd feel like a sitting duck every time I tried to merge. Even the 3.0 is not speedster.
Very min fuel econ gain for big time performance loss.
Personally I feel the 2.3L isn't even close to being able to handle the weight of the FWD, let alone the 4WD.