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Ford Escape Hybrid, Auto Repair, SUV
#38 of 82 Re: 10,000 for Oil changes [mschmal]
Jan 26, 2007 (12:09 pm)
Not sure what you mean by 2 times the mileage, but here's the analysis:
Let's say there's 75,000 miles on the FEH over three years.
What I get based on original contract: 10 oil changes
What I get with new rules: 7.5 oil changes.
Therefore, the cost is 25% higher for each individual oil change.
Aug 12, 2007 (5:39 pm)
We purchased a used 2005 FEH in April 2006. Ever since we have heard very intermittently what can only be described as a "Whooping" noise from the rear end (battery pack?). It occurs mostly, but not always, when the car is first started, and the transmission gear is irrelevant. The "Whoop" can be fairly loud or quite faint. The dealer has no idea, and the noise cannot be demonstrated since it occurs randomly. It does seem to occur in hot weather more that cold. Has anyone experienced a similar problem or have any ideas. We are quite satisfied with the FEH performance except for this annoying "Whooping" sound.
#40 of 82 Re: Rear End "Whoop" [hsvengineer]
Aug 13, 2007 (5:32 am)
As you know, noises can be difficult to diagnose. From what you report is sounds like something related to the A/C unit that cools the HVBattery. If it happens at startup after the truck has been sitting in the sun on a hot day...I would suspect the cooling system. There are two refridgerant lines that lead to the system and a door to change out the filter for the fan. When the sound is occuring, go back and open the access door (interior of cargo area on the drivers side) and remove the filter and see if the noise is more obvious. Just a first guess, good luck and be safe.
#41 of 82 Re: 10,000 for Oil changes [gmoreau]
Aug 14, 2007 (7:26 am)
You are assuming that the cost of the program is the same which it is not.
Ask what scheduled maintence costs for the FEH vs. the Gas Escape. The FEH is less.
#42 of 82 08 just started to thump when accelerating
Nov 19, 2007 (10:01 am)
I have an 08 FEH with about 3800 miles on it. A week or two ago I noticed that when I accelerate from a stop or very slow rolling speed, there is a single thumping sound, then everything is fine. This noise sounds like it's coming from from the front left. It occurs regardless if the engine is running or if it's running on battery, so it is NOT the the rumble that occurs when the engine starts. I don't hear it if I back up. I also did not notice it when the engine was cold and running at higher RPMs. The engine noise may have masked the thump. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
Sorry if I posted this the wrong section. I'm not sure if this engine, trans, or suspension related.
#43 of 82 Re: 08 just started to thump when accelerating [tomgen]
Nov 20, 2007 (10:55 am)
That does not sound normal. If you can produce the noise on command....I would take it to the dealer and have a service advisor ride with you and listen to the thump.
#44 of 82 Re: 08 just started to thump when accelerating [mecheng1]
Nov 20, 2007 (11:27 am)
Thanks for the feedback. I just to find out if anyone else has experienced an issue like this before.
#45 of 82 Re: 08 just started to thump when accelerating [tomgen]
Feb 10, 2008 (1:10 pm)
I have the exact same issue with my 08 Escape Hybrid!!! I took it to the dealer and one of their techs said he did not hear anything... Unfortunately the "Thump" was not as loud as usual when we took the drive but you could definetely hear it. It almost sounds like a loose motor mount but I was told it wasnt...At least I know now I'm not crazy! Good luck figuring it out, if I do I'll let you know...
#46 of 82 Re: 08 just started to thump when accelerating [arlopez05]
Feb 11, 2008 (8:24 am)
It's good to know that I am not the only person with this issue. Sorry the dealer couldn't hear the noise. I never went to the dealer because it is such a hassle, and like your experience, I don't expect them "hear" the thump either. I will wait until I have to go in for service and then tell them about it.
May 09, 2008 (12:40 pm)
I got my 2008 Hybrid last July. Love it so far!
I have a squeak which I've narrowed down to specific conditions:
1) It's warm outside, and/or the vehicle is warm (therefore the frame/parts are warm)
2) When warm, it will occur when the gasoline engine is running.
3) It NEVER occurs while driving and the brakes are applied. The entire time the brakes are being applied, it will not squeak.
4) It NEVER occurs while driving on electric power only.
The squeak is more like a short chirp. It sounds like a squeak that an air conditioner clutch might make when it engages/disengages, or bearings in a motor might make intermittently. I suspected it was the regenerative brakes, but not sure. After the vehicle is moving, like cruising in the city, it might chirp once every 20 seconds.
Also, after the vehicle has been sitting in the hot sun for a while, and it's started, it will make these squeaks/chirps more frequently. After the vehicle has been running for a minute or 2, they will taper off and occur on the interval mentioned earlier (about every 20 seconds).
I don't see a relationship between the squeaks and the gasoline engine turning on/off.
Anyone else have this issue?