Last post on Jan 20, 2007 at 11:52 PM
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Ford Escape, Brakes, SUV
#1 of 8 Sways side to side when braking suddenly
Jan 19, 2007 (4:23 am)
I have a 06 XLT 4Dr 2.3 V6 Escape. I do a lot of freeway driving. Sometimes when I am driving at a constant speed, and then I see traffic ahead, I have to hit the the brakes. Everytime I hit the brakes hard, I start to veer left or right, doesn't matter which way I am steering towards. I never end up straight when I hit the brakes hard. I brought it to a Ford Dealership for my 45K checkup, and asked my tech to check up on it and he said he saw nothing wrong with it, and I really trust him. Since I brought it in, I haven't had to hit the brakes hard, but I'm scared if I have to, especially if it rains. Can anyone conclude why this is happening? thanks.
Jan 19, 2007 (6:45 pm)
is totally bogus. an '06 with 45k? possible. 2.3 v6? not possible. 'a ford dealer', asking 'my tech'? nobody is going to believe this post. like they say 'thanks for playing'.
#3 of 8 Re: your post... [explorerx4]
Jan 19, 2007 (7:49 pm)
That works out to something like 100 miles per day, 6 days a week - not entirely out of the question. But then it could also be a typo so there's no need to label anything bogus. It's possible spg meant the 4 cylinder 2.3 L (or the 6 cylinder 3.0 L) engine.
The issue was the "swaying." Let's stick to that.
#4 of 8 Re: your post... [tidester]
Jan 19, 2007 (8:04 pm)
i don't question you classic auto posts. maybe someone got sold a bill of goods that they bought a 2.3 v6, but i doubt it.
#5 of 8 Re: your post... [explorerx4]
Jan 19, 2007 (11:45 pm)
I bought the car in July of 06 (used). It was previously a rental car used by Enterprise. I bought it with 33K miles and I have to work 5 or 6 days a week and it's a 25 mile one way commute. And yes, when I got into the car today, it currently has 45,500. I can take a picture of my odometer and registration, and a copy of my Serramonte Ford Invoice, if you don't believe it. And, oops, sorry, it's an '06 Ford Escape XLT 3.O L V6. And yes, when I brought it to my Ford Dealership for maintanance work, I asked my Ford "mechanic" to take a look at my brakes because when I press hard on brakes, my car starts to veer to one side. I had my brakes inpected, no problems, ABS inspected, no problems and I had my wheel's ailgned. And I'm trying to see if there is something I might be overlooking or just don't know, that might be causing the problem.
#6 of 8 Re: your post... [spg5782]
Jan 20, 2007 (1:04 pm)
thanks for explaining your post. sorry i was so skeptical, but kind of confused me.
did you try over in the auto repair forum?
escape-central dot com has a lot of info about escapes, too.
i hope you can get it corrected.
#7 of 8 Re: your post... [explorerx4]
Jan 20, 2007 (11:52 pm)
not a problem, I know 45K is A LOT of miles, but you really just had to be there. Besides, I had no problems with it so far like my previous car, and I have an extended premium care warranty, so I don't have to worry about it.
I'm going to check out that link, thanks.