Last post on Jul 14, 2012 at 11:02 AM
You are in the Ford Escape
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Ford Escape, SUV
#157 of 167 Re: Front end rattle 2008 Escape [bj02176]
May 04, 2011 (8:16 am)
I'm not disputing what you're saying in the least. However, I have 2 2010 Escapes, and neither of them has given me a dimes worth of trouble at all. So they're not all bad.
Also, I'm pretty sure the Fusion uses the same power train as the Escape. I'm quite sure the transmission is the same.
I could be wrong, but I've been told there are only 4 manufacturers of mass production transmissions, and they are purchased by most large auto manufacturers for their cars. Aisan makes transmissions for Ford, GM and I think Toyota too.
Having said that, once you get a bad one, you usually have a bad one for ever in my experience, and trading the car is not a bad idea.
I'm sure many others of you know more about this than I do, so I invite correction so that I can learn more.
#158 of 167 Re: Escape 08 Sunroof broken under Warranty BUT.... [nvbanker]
May 04, 2011 (8:28 am)
So you didn't get the letter from Ford explaining this problem and how they would fix it for you for free or pay you back if you already paid for it? It was a "customer satisfaction" campaign they issued early last year and I believe it ended in August or something like that.
#159 of 167 Re: Escape 08 Sunroof broken under Warranty BUT.... [baggs32]
May 04, 2011 (9:15 am)
No I didn't. Guess I'll contact the dealer and see if they can help me. Thanks.
#160 of 167 Re: Escape 08 Sunroof broken under Warranty BUT.... [nvbanker]
May 05, 2011 (8:30 am)
Here's some of what was in the letter in case that helps you nvbanker. If you took your '08 Escape to a dealer for any kind of service between 3/10 and 8/31/2010 they were supposed to check your VIN to see if it fell in the range of affected vehicles. If you did take it in for service and they did not do that check, and you can prove it, you might have a case with Ford.
"(Customer Satisfaction Program 09B10) dated March 2010."
"Transmission Fluid cooler in your vehicle may develop a crack and leak transmission fluid. If not repaired, this leak may result in rough/harsh shifting and potential damage to the transmission." "Ford Motor Company has authorized your dealer to perform the repairs under this program on your vehicle free of charge (parts and labor). The Customer Satisfaction Program will be in effect until August 31, 2010 regardless of mileage. Coverage is automatically transferred to subsequent owners." If you have previously had this repair done, you may be eligible for a refund. To initiate a refund request, they ask that you give your paid original receipt to your dealer before August 31, 2010. "
#161 of 167 Re: Escape 08 Sunroof broken under Warranty BUT.... [baggs32]
May 05, 2011 (9:39 am)
Thank you. I had this work done back in early 09. Pretty sure I don't have the receipt now, but I'll check. Then I'll see. Appreciate the help. It was a pretty expensive repair.
May 30, 2011 (1:37 pm)
On a 2008 Limited AWD V-6 have had problems with air condensation from Air Conditioner draining onto interior Passenger Side Floor exactly in front of passenger seat-about size of about a 8&1/2 X 11" piece of paper. Have had Actuator Doors replaced--First, do they have anything to do with flow of Air conditioner or condesation? 2nd. Have been told by the Dealership that there is an Air Conditioner Condensation Drain on Firewall, near the Passsenger Side--I have as stated in other forums poked a straw in the pipe that sticks out from the firewall under the hood; it seems to reclog, and do not see the condensation water on ground; and then notice the floor wet when no water on ground; also seems as if there are shutters or some type of doors when poke that straw into the small drain pipe(about the size of a Penny in diameter) have not used anything to poke with like a stick or something hard as a screwdriver as not to cause harm--after a couple times just try another straw---what a way to go with a MSRP $32,235 Dollar vehicle, eh? Any advice appreciated
#163 of 167 Re: Alwyn [alwyn2]
Jun 11, 2011 (3:55 pm)
I have an 08 as well, have had no such issues, but I can't see what the actuator doors could possibly have to do with your problem. So I think you were ripped off there. The hose, once you stick it, drains for a while like it should, but then clogs again??
#164 of 167 Re: 2008 Escape Auto transmission durability [kevman2]
Jun 21, 2011 (1:06 pm)
Dont buy one! I have one and the transmission is crap! It went out at 71k miles, then the engine had problems with valves right after and the motor went out, so the entire drivetrain was gone right after the warrenty of 70k, ford didnt try to help in the least, you better run as fast as you can away from the escape and Ford! I took perfect care / maintence on it. Worst mistake I ever made! All your transmission shops and such are FULL of escapes with constant repairs to motor and tranny!
#165 of 167 Ford 2008 escape no problems 89K miles V6 XLT 4x4
May 04, 2012 (9:07 am)
#166 of 167 Re: 2008 Escape Auto transmission durability [trilakesgirl]
Jun 23, 2012 (9:01 am)
you bought it new, as soon as your 70,00 mile warranty ended you had the transmission go out and then valve problems- suppose you were the only driver and you drove it like you intended to keep it for more years
I have an 08 Escape, 4WD, V6, it's been a superb vehicle- I usually get 31.7mpg on the hwy
I got a good deal from the same dealer on a 2009 Escape, 4WD, V6-
so- basically I have 2 2008 Escapes- I wouldn't call them tough off road vehicles- but for most who buy them that treat them properly they are hard to beat
If anyone who knows takes a look at the transmisson cooler you might understand why Ford did a recall- one wouldn't call it rugged