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Ford Escape, SUV
#32 of 167 Escape Safety Issue
Apr 25, 2007 (6:16 pm)
I just can't understand how the 2008 can drop a star on the NHTSA front driver crash rating and gain a star on the front passenger when compared to the 2007 model. Frankly, I was ready to pull the trigger on this vehicle but I will not settle for a three star crash rating. It's rock bottom for the class. Ford, I'm trying to be a fan boy...throw me a bone.
#33 of 167 Re: Escape Safety Issue [rambo5]
Apr 25, 2007 (6:58 pm)
i went to the nhtsa site. you are right about the stars. it makes no sense,though. too bad there are no details about the vehicle specific tests.
#34 of 167 Wait for the IIHS tests.
Apr 26, 2007 (5:19 am)
The Escape was never a very good performer in the crash tests.
The basic unibody structure of this car goes back to 1994 Mazda 626. Before IIHS testing and before the tougher fed test.
In my mind though the IIHS test with more closly simulates a real world crash is a better indicater than the Feds.
#35 of 167 2008 Escape Limited - White Hose Near Gas Pedal?
Apr 27, 2007 (6:55 am)
I recently purchased a 2008 Escape Limited. No complaints really (coming from a 1999 Explorer EB) minus this strange item; there is a white hose which suddenly came dangling loose near the gas pedal. Needless to say while driving this was uhhh... panic inducing. ("What is that thing catching on my foot!?!") It looks like it's for air perhaps? I see a hole to the right of the gas pedal, in the console, that seems the likely place the hose was originally connected. Ideas? Yes I'd like to avoid having to make a full-on service appointment if it's a simple fix.
#36 of 167 Re: 2008 Escape Limited - White Hose Near Gas Pedal? [aenloo]
Apr 29, 2007 (3:58 am)
I would have it looked at by the dealer. Hope it in not the air conditioning drain hose or you will have water on the floor.
May 02, 2007 (6:33 am)
Are you kidding me?
OMG Ford is really hurting
#38 of 167 Rear drum brakes on the Escape.
May 02, 2007 (7:06 am)
What about GM using rear drum brakes on the Silverado?
In the past drum brakes faded because the organic brake shoe decomposed under heat creating a gas that came between the shoe and the drum causing fade.
If Ford can develope a shoe that does not decompose and does not fade, then what is the difference. Its called progress.
The benefit to you is that your brake job costs less.
#39 of 167 Re: Rear drum brakes on the Escape. [mschmal]
May 03, 2007 (10:12 am)
That sucks too, but im sure that silverado has drums only on some models, and you can upgrade.
I guess we are lucky to get 4 doors on this new escape. But if one of the doors was just a grocery bag you would say "hey, at least it saves weight and fuel economy, and a lighter car makes it faster!"
I do not live in a turd world country. I should not have rear-drums.
#40 of 167 Leased 2008 Ford Escape Sat.
May 08, 2007 (6:31 am)
I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice. I just leased a 2008 XLT 4WD Ford Escape on Sat. May 5. I was just admiring it and realized that the drivers side wheel well looks to be rusted. I am going to take it back to the dealership tonight, but before I did so I wanted to know if the dealership might refuse to take care of it since all of the papers for the lease were signed?
#41 of 167 Re: Leased 2008 Ford Escape Sat. [minschy25]
May 08, 2007 (5:09 pm)
can you be more specific about it? the wheel well liner is mostly plastic.