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Ford Escape Hybrid, Brakes, SUV
#140 of 182 Re: 2007 Ford Escape Limited FWD [bolter24]
Sep 22, 2010 (1:41 pm)
I had the same problem. Turned out not to be brakes but the bearing going out. Front drive side bearing at 36K, front passenger side bearing at 48K, rear driver side bearing at 60K. All had the same symptom. Ford charged me for a brake job the first one and I didn't even make it out of the service bay without reproducing the symptom.
#141 of 182 Re: 2007 Ford Escape Limited FWD [scalabilitydab]
Sep 23, 2010 (4:24 pm)
Not such good news. What did you have to pay for the bearing replacement?
#142 of 182 Re: 2007 Ford Escape Limited FWD [bolter24]
Sep 23, 2010 (5:10 pm)
Hard to say. There was the $800 bill they charged me for the brake job which I told them I didn't need. So they "comped" me the labor for both and charged me another $400.
The second and thrid bearing replacements were $500 - $600.
#143 of 182 Re: 2007 Ford Escape Limited FWD [scalabilitydab]
Sep 23, 2010 (5:25 pm)
Thanks for the info, I will bite the bullet and take it in this weekend. I will post the results.
Nov 01, 2010 (1:33 pm)
I've had to replace the brake rotors (front and rear) three times on my 2005 FEH, and it only has 100K kms on it. Ford denies there's a problem with the vehicle. Has anyone else experienced this problem? I've been driving for over 35 years on multiple vehicle types and never had this type of wear.
#145 of 182 Re: FEH 06 Brake Failure [bingo01]
Nov 01, 2010 (6:05 pm)
Sorry to hear you were quoted $600 for two new tone rings. My 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid had to have both replaced (at a Ford Dealer) for only $230 total. That was this summer (2010) and I've experienced no problems since. Many report that dealers and repair shops insist on replacing the axles too -- at considerably more expense. It would seem that this isn't necessary if it's only cracked tone ring(s).
For more info suggest you search the web for "Ford Escape Tone Rings" -- there's much to hear about out there in cyberspace about them.
#146 of 182 Re: Brake rotors [otiswinston]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Nov 02, 2010 (3:55 am)
Rotors are so much thinner and lighter now (I suspect cost-cutting is the culprit) that it doesn't surprise me that on a vehicle like the Escape that you'd be doing replacements like that. So much depends on the driving conditions and type of driving you're facing when it comes to brakes. But back to the rotors, it used to be that it took two hands to carry one rotor, now you can easily carry one in each hand. Less metal means less weight, less cost. It also make the rotors thinner, less able to dissipate the heat, and more prone to warping. So I guess that technically, there's no "problem",, at least not one that has a fix other than to replace rotors when they warp, but it sure as heck is a pain.
#147 of 182 Re: warning lights, service brakes message [dsteak]
Jan 18, 2011 (2:22 pm)
i'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. after a year, the CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM message and emergency brake light are back on again. This seems to happen in the winter, not sure if the cold has something to do with this, but Ford just does the same thing as last time, which is fixing a ground. well, that didn't work, again. after 2 days symptoms are back.
anyone ever have this definitively fixed where it never happened again?
#148 of 182 Re: warning lights, service brakes message [dsteak]
May 04, 2011 (12:40 pm)
Dsteak! I will be damned! I have the same issue however it only seems to happen in warmer weather. In winter I did 2 long trips of 1K miles + and had no issues.
As soon as its spring, and the weather a bit warmer "Service Brake System" and the red light come on. My toner rings appear to be alright!
The ford dealer could not replicate the issue after charging me $90 + taxes for inspection
#149 of 182 Re: warning lights, service brakes message [feh2005]
May 04, 2011 (3:49 pm)
Ford is now telling me I need a new ABS Module ($4K+). They weren't interested when I argued I've had this problem for 4 years and 10 visits to the dealer. My warranty is expired and I'm responsible for the repair, even though obviously the ABS Module should have been the fix 4 years ago.
My last Ford.