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You are in the Ford Escape
What is this discussion about?
#79 of 146 Re: 2011 Escape, defective 6sp trans. DANGEROUS! [radflyr]
Sep 01, 2011 (4:34 pm)
I am NOT in the employ of Ford, Lexus, or any automotive manuacturer.
Just stating the facts as I see them.
To my knowledge the 1-2 second downshift/delay hesitation first occurred in several Toyota/Lexus vehicles of the '01-'02 era, timeframe. The shiftiness I first observed in a Chrysler Sebring. The coastdown fuel cut technique I descovered browsing the 'net.
The 1-2 second downshift delay/hesitation is pure the result of a design flaw. A design choice that was made in the interest of FE.
These problems, poor design choices, are by no means limited to Ford products.
#80 of 146 Re: 2011 Escape, defective 6sp trans. DANGEROUS! [wwest]
Sep 01, 2011 (5:53 pm)
wwest, Again, you are not helpful with regard to THIS issue with THIS FORD Escorts equipted with this transmission. Perhaps you could try to find a more pertanant automotive issue to fit what ever point you are trying to make.
#81 of 146 Re: 2011 Escape, defective 6sp trans. DANGEROUS! [radflyr]
Sep 02, 2011 (4:47 am)
What wwest is telling you, is that various other makes of vehicles have similiar problems with their auto transmissions as your vehicle does. What Ford are you driving? Today you are talking about an Escort that Ford hasn't made for years. Your postings are rather confusing.
#83 of 146 Re: 2011 Escape, defective 6sp trans. DANGEROUS! [ [radflyr]
Sep 02, 2011 (11:37 am)
I replied to your posting, NOT wwest. Check youy posting of 1 Sept. You do mention a Ford Escort.
#84 of 146 Re: 2005 escape tranny vibration at idle in gear [sm_lawrence]
Sep 06, 2011 (9:51 am)
4 Cyl or 6 Cyl? If 4 Cyl, that's normal, most 4 Cyl engines vibrate slightly at low RPM, which happens when you're in gear. If it's a 6 CYL, I still think it's the engine, not the transmission, but they usually don't vibrate, so I don't know what is making it do that.
#85 of 146 Re: Vibration at 15 mph [jakaruka]
Sep 06, 2011 (9:57 am)
It's not the transmission, it's way more likely to be a bad tire, out of balance tire, or slightly bent wheel.
#86 of 146 Re: Fuel Problem with 2008 Ford Escape [louise5600]
Sep 06, 2011 (10:00 am)
First of all, Louise, I used to live in Panama City, and have been to Dothan as well! So I know the area, and loved it. (Ah, the smell of a paper mill in the morning! Nothing like it). Anyway, it sounds like bad gas, but if it isn't, it may just be a power surge that messed up your engine management module. Restarting the car probably re-booted it and that's why it's ok. I wouldn't do anything unless it repeats the problem. One other question though, was the Check Engine light on when it was having the problem. If not, it should have been....
Sep 10, 2011 (5:34 pm)
I have a 2001 ford escape which tranny went out about 100,00 miles. How can you feel okay defending this pos company. all these people who have been critically injured with families to support! people who bought thgem brand new and have been sitting for yrs because people cannot afford to fix them! after fixing them not only to have same problem 10,000 miles later! are you serious? How can you live with yourself defending ford! they dont care! this is rediculous to allow this to go on with no reprocussions. Heartless and just stupid!
#88 of 146 dangerous trans.
Sep 13, 2011 (12:19 pm)
OMG can you believe that after 3 years we are all still having problems with the transmissions in the Fusion (I sold my 2010 to the dealer) and now my 2011 Escape is starting to act the same. I have had more than 22 cars and some were true beaters but not ONE had a bad trans. We as consumers will never get Ford to admit the problem. I am also not a speedster but I will not drive like a snail just to get the trans. to shift correctly(sorta). The high revs (all under 40mph) just can't be good for not only the 4cyl. but the poor gas mileage. I took 2 long trips and honestly kept the speed under 75. The best mpgs. were 26.3. Thank god I am leasing the excape so I won't be stuck with the problems forever. Loved the example about the old Chevy that only cost 175.00. and had to be sold. Maybe some day a brave car expert will expose Fords' secrets, or maybe a few deaths will bring it to light. Getting T- boned after waiting for the confused trans. to work just scares the heck out of me. Can't wait for my lease to be up..still have 18 months left. May so back to GM.