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#27 of 146 Ford Escape Torque Converter Problem
Feb 14, 2011 (6:14 pm)
2005 Escape with 4 cyl, automatic, bought new, pampered, dealer changed trans fluid at 30,000 and 60,000 miles, converter blew at 68,000 miles, out of warranty. Never towed with it, no mountain driving. Transmission shop mechanic said Ford had known problems with this trans back to the late 1990's when it was in the Mercury Mystique. (AKA Mistake). Too small a unit for too heavy a vehicle. Anyone with similar problems? Technical service bulletins or silent recalls??
#28 of 146 Escape shuts down while driving
Feb 18, 2011 (1:44 pm)
When driving, my car would create a high-pitched buzzing sound that fluctuated its pitch according to changes in gear. The car would then experience engine stall, particularly when slowing or accelerating after a stop. The theft, check engine, and ABS light would flash. The radio and headlights died. During this time a clicking noise could be heard. Within seconds, everything usually corrected itself. Occasionally the car would need to be restarted. Sometimes after these occurrences, the alarm would sound as soon as the key was removed from the ignition. The car would go months without this occurring and then the problem would return. This went on for two years.
I took this vehicle to two Ford dealerships and a trusted auto repair shop. No one could seem to determine the true cause of the problems. I had the grounds cleaned, spark plugs replaced, spark plug wires replaced, and alternator replaced.
At the urging of a friend, I finally brought my Escape to Midas. They correctly diagnosed and corrected the problem. Apparently, the person owning the Escape before me installed an after-warranty alarm system. The brand was Code Alarm. The alarm system was not compatible with my Escape's computer and was causing severe malfunctions. The alarm has since been removed and my car has not had problems since.
#29 of 146 Re: Escape shuts down while driving [adavis725]
Feb 22, 2011 (11:33 am)
That happens more than you would think. Aftermarket electronic products often raise hell with standard components. First think I do when I buy a used car, is take out any alarm system that is not factory.
#30 of 146 Re: Escape shuts down while driving [adavis725]
Feb 26, 2011 (6:39 pm)
Nevermind. All problems have returned. Back to square one.
Mar 06, 2011 (2:03 pm)
I have a 2005 escape with just over 120,000 miles on it. Driving it home the other day I think the transmission went on it, it shakes at 45 and really doesn't like 4th gear. If i were to leave it as is and trade it in any idea what something like that would be worth, I thought maybe a couple grand???
#32 of 146 Re: 2005 escape [dizzle1313]
Mar 07, 2011 (9:58 am)
Probably about right. The mileage is high, and if the trans is bad, it will have to go to auction.
#33 of 146 2009 Escape Ltd - Late shifting caused by cruise control
Mar 09, 2011 (10:29 am)
I'm finding that if I have the cruise control set to a given speed, come to a stop and then resume it, the transmission stays in the current gear until I again reach the set speed. Then the transmission starts to run up the gears, and the RPM's start to come down. What this means is that the engine can wind up going all the way up to around 5,000 RPM before the transmission shifts bring the RPM's down. Has anyone else noticed this? I would have thought that the transmission would shift normally as the speed increases to the preset point.
#34 of 146 Re: 2009 Escape Ltd - Late shifting caused by cruise control [antoninb]
Mar 09, 2011 (10:50 am)
In those "resume" conditions your CC commands WOT, and lowest possible gear range (highest torque for QUICK acceleration), in those conditions.
In those conditions the FE conscious method is to run the car back up to speed "manually" and then hit resume.
#35 of 146 Re: 2009 Escape Ltd - Late shifting caused by cruise control [antoninb]
Mar 22, 2011 (6:47 am)
This is Seni with Ford Customer Service. I am sorry your Escape is not performing to your expectation. We recommend that your vehicle be inspected by a Ford dealership to determine the cause of any symptoms it may be experiencing. If there is no coverage under applicable warranties, recalls, or ESPs, repairs and services would be your responsibility. Your next step is to make an appointment with your servicing dealership to have your vehicle diagnosed. Please contact the Customer Relations Center at 800-392-3673, if further assistance is needed. Thank you.
Ford Customer Service Division
#36 of 146 Re: 2009 Escape Ltd - Late shifting caused by cruise control [fordcustsrvc]
Mar 22, 2011 (8:44 am)
Are you really suggesting that Anton's Ford Escape CC is not operating as designed..? Or are you simply "drumming up" income for some Ford dealer.
Every CC I have encountered has acted EXACTLY as Anton described.