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Ford Escape, SUV
#83 of 167 Re: Paint problems (Early rust) one week after delivery [antoninb]
Oct 03, 2007 (8:41 pm)
buy a clay bar
#84 of 167 Intelligent 4WD.
Oct 05, 2007 (5:24 am)
First the Jeep Liberty has what I'll call "pickup truck 4x4"
YOU have to turn it on if you want it. There is also a 4x4 low. But 4x4 low is only useful to people who are going off pavement into extreme 4x4 situations.
Intelligent 4WD on the Escape uses electronics to monitor individual wheel speed, throttle input, steering input, and cornering forces. When a low traction situation is detected or anticipated, more power is sent to the rear wheels in about 50 milliseconds. 1 seventh of a wheel rotation, or about as long as it takes for you to blink your eyes.
This type of system is the best for on pavement use as it reacts to changing road conditions with no driver intervention.
Most sales people who are only ID10T certified incorrectly describe this system as sending more power to the rear when the front wheels slip. The fact is that more power goes to the rear BEFORE the front wheels truly loose traction.
This is different from the Explorer system for instance which uses a hydraulic clutch instead of an electronic clutch. In the Explorer, the rear wheels actually have to spin to send power to the front. Thats why they give you an override button.
The original pre 2005 Escape also used a hydraulic clutch. So they give you an override switch.
#85 of 167 2008 Limitied Escape transmission slipping
Oct 07, 2007 (8:05 am)
Hi, I'm new here and I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place but I would like to know if anyone else has had this problem. My son purchased a 2008 Limited Escape in August and has had problems with it since..At first it felt like there was no power and it was going to stall out .He brought it back to the dealers twice and they said the computer found no problem which was hard to believe.Recently, it has gotten worse where it did stall out on a busy intersection with our 6 month old grandson in the back seat.They almost got into an accident . My husband took it right back to the dealers and he almost got hit because it stalled on him..Finally, got a phone call from the service center saying there is a big problem the transmission slips into idle..(no kidding!!) My son doesn't want it back especially with a baby on board..Just wanted to know if anyone else here experienced this. Thanks.
#86 of 167 Re: Im still stuck on Sync [jared_mc]
Oct 09, 2007 (5:49 am)
At Ford, we're excited about having SYNC available for all our models as quickly as possible. Unfortunately the 2008 Escape was in production before SYNC was ready to be installed in any vehicle. With all the extra wiring and electronics involved it was impossible to add SYNC to the existing design and get the 2008 Escape into production. However, SYNC is scheduled to be available on 2008 Escapes during the 2008 calendar year. SYNC is currently available in the 2008 Focus, Edge, Explorer, MKX and Mountaineer. It will be available on 8 other Ford, Lincoln, Mercury models by the end of this year.
#88 of 167 2008 escape
Oct 10, 2007 (3:08 pm)
just purchased new 2008(ordered it)less than 500 miles and the drivers door window is making a scraping noise when moved uo or down.going in for its first visit next week,anybody else have this happen yet?
#89 of 167 Ford Escape vs. Subaru Forester
Oct 12, 2007 (6:56 pm)
I have a Forester, and I'm considering a 4 cylinder Ford Escape. Has anyone compared these lately? Opinions?
The Forester is a 4 cylinder, but has a little more horsepower, but I like the Ford's fresh styling and the fact that you can mix options like sunroofs, 6-disc players, etc. How does Intelligent 4WD stack up against Subaru's AWD?
#91 of 167 Re: 2008 escape [stevelap]
Oct 22, 2007 (1:40 am)
had escape at dealer for window noise-they replaced window runs and adjusted everything,noise is gone,but...they didnt fit the outer molding properly(bent it)and they scratched the b pillar trim on the door.going back today to discuss issue.once again flat rate strikes again!!!we now have 750 miles on it.
#92 of 167 noisy heat shields
Oct 23, 2007 (6:06 am)
My 2008 sure seems to make a lot of heat shield type noise. When its first starts, when its stopped. Just clicking away. Doesn't sound very good.