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#41 of 146 2008 Transmission gone--70 K miles
Apr 29, 2011 (5:02 pm)
Definitely something wrong here and FORD is NOT stepping up to handle this.
My parents' 2008 Ford Escape transmission lost gears 2 and 4 in their automatic. They took it to a dealership who said "your transmission fluids are dirty, need a flush and fill which might fix the problem" to the tune of $280. My parents paid, and shocking but did zip. The fluids were cleaned and checked the week before, ethics here please.
I don't care what the warranty is, but 70,000 miles and the trasmission goes is definitely a manufacturer defect.
We were a family of Ford owners and looking to buy an F350 and Ford Five Hundred, but we'll go foreign before we spend money on another Ford. 12 cars in our family, all were Fords, and they won't stand behind their own transmission?
#42 of 146 Re: 2008 Transmission gone--70 K miles [cathy24]
Apr 29, 2011 (6:06 pm)
12 great Fords, and you have one with a transmission problem at 70K miles, and you're done with Ford? How long does a manufacturer have to guarantee their product, indefinitely? They're machines, things do go wrong, it's actually a miracle they work at all to start with. There is a reason warranties expire, cars wear out eventually. I admit this is premature, I have an 08 Escape with 85,000 miles, still going strong. But if the car broke tomorrow, I would not be angry with Ford, the car is aging. Nor would I expect Ford to fix it free.
But, if you're going to expect Ford to guarantee their cars for life, buy a
Toyota. They don't either, but they are quite reliable and long lasting.
I currently have 4 Escapes, and have owned 8 of them from 06 to 10s. Never had a bad one yet, and I run them all to 100,000 miles. I would recommend them to anyone.
Apr 30, 2011 (3:09 pm)
I have owned 2 Escapes and 1 Tribute. All have been wonderful vehicles. All went between 75-120,000 miles no issues. I am on my 4th Escape, a 2010 XLT 2.5 automatic. Runs fine, it has 13,000 miles. It just kills me that someone with 70,000 miles and a failed transmission thinks the manufacturer should pay and are willing to say see ya to Ford after owning 12 other great Ford vehicles. I guess this person has been out of the loop on Toyota and all its issues across its car lines, along with the huge Honda transmission recall in 1999-2003.. I can go on and on here....
#44 of 146 Re: I second [cannon3]
May 01, 2011 (9:05 am)
Sorry, but these days(***) a tranny failure in as little as 70,000 miles, or even less than 100,000, does indicate some sort of manufacturing defect or screw-up.
***200,000 miles with no problems on the average.
#45 of 146 Re: I second [wwest]
May 02, 2011 (10:10 am)
Not saying it wasn't defective, assuming maintenance and no abuse. I believe it's a Mazda transmission. Just saying, expecting Ford to pay for failures forever is unreasonable after the warranty period has well expired. Perhaps a Hyundai with the 100,000 mile warranty would be better for them although I had an Elantra that blew a thermostat and overheated badly 500 miles out of warranty. I went back to them and asked for a warranty adjustment, and they also told me to pound sand.
#46 of 146 Re: 2008 Transmission gone--70 K miles [cathy24]
May 08, 2011 (6:56 pm)
Did they have the transmission fluid changed every 30,000 miles like the owners manual says? If not then do not blame Ford for a failed transmission.
#47 of 146 Re: 2008 Transmission gone--70 K miles [hackattack5]
May 09, 2011 (9:18 am)
I would be very surprised if any modern day owners manual recommends changing ATF at all, certainly not requires.
#48 of 146 2001 Transmission problems
May 09, 2011 (8:26 pm)
My wife has a 2010 escape that needed a transmission rebuild at 15,000 miles. Now at 18,000 miles it is acting up again, reving between shifts and slamming into gear or sometimes a few jerks as it shifts. Anyone have these problems and or suggestions.
#49 of 146 Re: 2001 Transmission problems [2010escape]
May 09, 2011 (8:42 pm)
If it's F/awd that's your problem. Rear drive clutch fails in a partial locked mode and the entire drive line will be subject to overheating. PTO often fails first though.
#50 of 146 Re: 2008 Transmission gone--70 K miles [nvbanker]
May 14, 2011 (12:24 pm)
Please how can you say that a tranny going out at 70,000 miles isn't bad. If you have had so many good ones, your LUCKY. I have had 21 cars (all makes) and not one had trans. problems. Some of these cars were driven in excess of 100,000 miles. Its great to be loyal to a mfg. but with the technology and very high prices today there should be no excuses for this happening. I just traded in my 2010 Fusion due to a bad tranny. I now have a 2011 Escape and guess what? the trans. is starting to act like the other 6sp. tranny...it can't maike up its mind what gear it wants to go into. Ford will NOT admit they dropped the ball. Our family is very loyal to Ford, but since 2009 that loyalty is wearing thin. Call it what it is, poor workmanship.