Last post on Nov 10, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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Ford Escape, SUV
#12 of 15 Re: gas mileage question-'07/'08 Escapes [bzribee]
Jul 22, 2007 (8:23 pm)
Go to the following for EPA gas mileage info:
It gives you the ratings for all cars under the old and new EPA measurement system.
The 2008 Ford Escape AWD is now rated at 22mpg highway, but under the old system it would've been rated at 24mpg, an improvement over the pre-2008 models. I've read that they eliminated the power steering pump to help improve gas mileage.
Nov 10, 2010 (7:02 am)
We purchased a used 2008 Ford Escape it had 32,000 miles on it. We had it for 1 year and on a recent trip the transmission went out. I took it to the Ford Dealer and they told me that they warranty only covers the vehicle tranmission for 60,000 miles. We had just hit 61,000 miles when it happened. Of course Ford said they are not repsonsible and refused to fix it they did say they would replace it for $3280.00. I am just amazed how unproffessionally this whole thing was handled. My family and I definately feel that we have been ripped off by Ford Motor Company, this is shady buisness practice that you only read about and gives cars dealers and manufacturers bad reputations. I took the matter to the BBB and they said the same that there is nothing they can do because the miles are expired by 1000 miles. Its a sad day in America when a major manfacturer won't even back their own product and they want kudos for not taking the stimulas package? Perhaps if they did their products would be more reliable. We will never purchase another Ford product again.
#15 of 15 Re: Transmissions [rmcintire]
Nov 10, 2010 (8:35 am)
I feel your pain, but truthfully Ford is in the right...powertrain warranty ends at 60,000 miles. If Ford did it for you they'd have to do it for everyone else as well. If you were under the warranty period and Ford did not want to cover it, then it be a different story, but as it stands now they are not responsible.
I would have approached it a little different and instead of being demanding towards the service department I would have bribed the writer a little bit in the hopes he could manipulate the odometer reading by perhaps 1100 miles in the reapair order...too late now though!