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Ford Escape Hybrid, Auto Repair, SUV
#28 of 82 Re: Squeaky Escape [larnes]
Oct 14, 2006 (2:19 pm)
I have a squeak at times when the car is going slow. I've had it at the dealer for this problem 3 times (and of course they haven't heard it). They said they can't find anything wrong with it. Have you heard anything from Ford?
#29 of 82 Re: noise from right rear wheel of escape hybrid [detjen]
Oct 20, 2006 (7:43 pm)
I have 4200 miles on our 06 Hybrid with these same squeaks. I dropped the car off a week ago -
It seems Ford knows about the problm and is working on a fix .. I'm waiting.
#30 of 82 Latest on squeaks.
Oct 31, 2006 (12:27 pm)
Hey guys, new to this forum. Here is the TSB info for the shock bushing squeak. This TSB was put out on 10/3/06
06-20-12 SQUEAK / CREAK NOISE FROM REAR - VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE 9/5/2006
This TSB describes a fix that no dealer would ever have thought up on their own.
If your dealer is unwilling to fix this problem, find one that will.
Oct 31, 2006 (3:24 pm)
How can I get a copy of this TSB? Is there really a fix?
#32 of 82 Go to your dealer.
Nov 01, 2006 (10:32 am)
This could be considered propiatary info so I can't be more specific than I was.
#34 of 82 Re: Squeaky Escape [rrachow]
Dec 10, 2006 (4:25 pm)
I have 80,000 miles on my 2001 Gr8Escape and have not had an issue until this winter. My wife started hearing a squeak from the front end while turning the steering wheel. I found the technical service bulletin (TSB) #04-22-10 on the Internet. Although the symptoms from this bulletin where identical to mine this was not the solution to my squeak. I narrowed it down to the tie-rod end on the Driver side. I removed the boot from the tie rod end, lubricated the ball joint with lithium grease and packed the boot full of wheel bearing grease. This solved the problem.
Cost of repair $0 dollars, Time spent 1.5 hours,
Wife satisfied: Priceless
#35 of 82 Re: Squeaky Escape [gr8escape]
Jan 01, 2007 (12:21 pm)
I have a 2001 Escape XLT with 55,000 miles. Well...mine just starting squeaking. When I am driving at slow speeds and have any type of up and down movement it squeaks or when I turn the wheel from left to right in park it squeaks and makes a rubbing sound. This is coming from the front on the driver side. It never has done this before. When I first heard it I was on a very poorly maintained road and thought maybe the squeaking was due to the road conditions. I drove it on a nicely paved road and it still does this. WHY????
#36 of 82 Squeaks, etc.
Jan 26, 2007 (6:26 am)
Yep, it squeaks, but only sometimes, and yep, Ford dealer said that it was probably "rust on the brakes" (2006 FEH with about 10,000 miles). Will print out the TSB and bring it to the Ford dealer, but the problem, in general, is that Ford is not owning up to this because when you bring it in, it doesn't squeak (i.e., it squeaks only intermittently). In general, I'm not impressed with Ford. I have an extended/comprehensive warranty, including oil changes for three years. When I contacted them at 7500 miles (the set time for the change), they responded that because of "new testing," they upped the time required for the oil change to 10,000 miles. Well, that means that they save money, and my oil changes cost more over time. Ugh. (Am about to post on another thread about the unbelievably poor winter mileage I'm getting--it dropped from 184 miles to empty to 182 miles to empty in less than a minute of driving, at 18.9 mpg!!). Anyone know about how the Toyota Highlander compares with the FEH?
#37 of 82 10,000 for Oil changes
Jan 26, 2007 (11:53 am)
How does getting 2Xs the milage between oil changes cost you more?