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Ford Escape Hybrid, Brakes, SUV
#1 of 182 Ford Escape Hybrid: Brake Problems
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Sep 11, 2006 (5:51 am)
Discuss your braking issues here
#2 of 182 Escape Hybrid Brake Problems?
Jun 28, 2005 (11:56 am)
I've had my Escape Hybrid since Nov of '04. Several months after buying it the car was making a horrible noise. I took the car into the shop and their hybrid mechanic came driving with me. He thought it was a problem with the rear braking system. He took it in and cleaned the brakes and pads, etc. It was only a temporary fix. I had the car in the shop last week for the same noise. This time they replaced all the rear tire componotes. Unfortunately it's started making the noise again. I just got off the phone with the shop and they are going to call Ford's Hybrid line...Is anyone else having problems? The noise is a high pitched noise that comes and goes when it wants and seems to only happen when I make right turns.
#3 of 182 Re: Escape Hybrid Brake Problems? [hybridgirl]
Jun 28, 2005 (11:30 pm)
My suspicion is this is not being caused by the rear disk brakes, but rather by the "drum in hat" parking brakes. I've had it happen a couple of times, on the second occurance I was able to silence it with a quick pull and release of the parking brake handle.
I believe Ford may have a TSB out on the parking brakes in rear-disk equipped '05 Escapes (all the 4wd models have rear disks in '05).
#4 of 182 Re: Escape Hybrid Brake Problems? [hybridgirl]
Jul 26, 2005 (3:22 pm)
I have had scary brake noises coming from the driver's side rear wheel. A high pitched repeating squeal - mpore noticeable at lower speeds. The breaks were reground (car was 2 months old). This solved the problem for about 2 days. Rhe noise started again. The service manager heard the noise - then I has to go to work. When the car was moved to be serviced the noise mysteriously vanished and they didn't do anything. Luckily the noise hasn;t come back. However I do continue to hear a low pitch nopise that I am assuming is the car re charging? Any thoughts.
Also I am underwhelmed witht my mileage.
#5 of 182 Re: Escape Hybrid Brake Problems? [hybridtoronto]
Aug 03, 2005 (1:17 am)
I've had that squeal. Next time it happens try pulling up on your parking brake handle (hold the button in) and quickly release it again. The problem appears to be the parking brake shoes hanging up.
#6 of 182 Re: Escape Hybrid Brake Problems? [hybridgirl]
Aug 24, 2005 (8:33 am)
I have my Hybrid in the shop right now for this same brake noise...a very loud intermittant squeaking from the rear tires at slow speeds. I'd appreciate any info on how your problem was resolved as so far my local dealer is clueless.
Also, has anyone experienced this problem...I made an appointment with the dealer for service and dropped it off at the appointed time. The dealer called later in the day and told me that the "one Hybrid mechanic" had not shown up that day and that I'd just have to wait for him to come back to get the car serviced. Meanwhile, I have no car and they're not offering to pony up for a rental.
#7 of 182 Brake problems 2005 hybrids
Aug 30, 2005 (9:55 am)
I just got back my 2005 hybrid escape after taking it in 5 times in 2 months. The ford dealership just put in a new master cylinder and hopes this will take care of the problem. This is not my 1st problem with this car. It kept stalling when driving and they had to reprocess the computer system. When is a car a lemon??
#9 of 182 Re: Brake problems 2005 hybrids [ganleymom]
Aug 30, 2005 (10:38 am)
When is a car a lemon??
Each state has different laws. The main thing is document every visit and keep all paper work. It is not as easy as you may think to get rid of a lemon.
#10 of 182 Re: Brake problems 2005 hybrids [ganleymom]
Sep 04, 2005 (7:31 pm)
I've had my Escape Hybrid for one month as of August 30 and have experienced a high pitched squeal on two occasions, both times as I was returning home after extensive highway driving (1.5 hours and 5 hours); the squealing occurred as I was travelling more slowly (approximately 40-50km/hr) in a residential neighbourhood and was not breaking. It would seem to be heat-related and not associated with the act of braking. I have not had it into the shop yet for initial servicing so cannot comment on dealership's ability to cope with the problem.
My gas consumption is 8.0 L per 100km; how is that comparing with others real life experiences?