Last post on Nov 30, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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Ford Escape, Brakes, SUV
#128 of 137 Re: 2005 Ford Escape Brake Lines [joe483]
Mar 26, 2013 (9:55 am)
Same problem a 2005 Ford Escape, my daughter had a brake job at Sears less than 11 months ago and this week end her brakes completely failed while backing out of the garage. The passenger side brake line was deeply cracked in 4 place and would spurt fluid like a severed artery when applying the brake. Drivers side was deeply cracked in the exact same spots just not leaking, 'yet'. There is no way that the Sears mechanic did not see these cracks when they replaced the rotors. And Ford should be held liable for not fixing this problem -- that line is a critical safety component and should be made of at least braided steel hose.
#129 of 137 2003 Ford Escape ABS at slow speed
Aug 22, 2013 (4:58 am)
My 2003 Ford Escape, 90,000 miles, brakes normally until below 5 mph. Below this speed the ABS "chatters" twice before the vechile comes to a complete stop. This occurrs at low braking pressure and on dry pavement. When I remove the ABS 60 amp fuse from under the hood, the problem goes away, but of course I then have no ABS protection. Does anyone have a solution? TT
#130 of 137 2005 Ford Escape Brake grinding
Sep 22, 2013 (10:11 pm)
My wife's Escape has had the grinding sound since a few months of purchasing it new. We went to a local garage, they looked at the brakes and said they were OK. They lubricated the brake system and the noise stopped.
Recently the noise started again, and was even worse. I would have bet the rivets were digging into the rotors. I went ahead and replaced the brake pads, although there was plenty of pad left behind. I lubricated the back of the brake pads with brake grease as well as the bolts that hold the caliper on.
There is no longer any noise. Problem solved.
#131 of 137 2005 Ford Escape Brake line failure
Sep 26, 2013 (4:25 pm)
My wife was driving home today and her brake waring light came on, 2 or 3 more stops and the pedal hit the floor, but she made it home safety. The left front brake line Ford part number 6L8Z-2264-A had been rubbing against the power steering line for 106,000 miles and rubbed a hole in the brake line. Please check yours. Now here is the other problem , I called my Ford dealer to order a new line, National back order 18 to 20 day lead, I suspect mine is not the only one that this has happened to. So again please check yours.
#132 of 137 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid - Brake warning light
Oct 28, 2013 (12:41 pm)
Driving my son's 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid with 64K miles on it, red brake warning light comes on as well as "service brake system" shows up in message center. Bought this vehicle used in May with 54k miles on it. Not a lick of problems with it until now ...
took vehicle in to local garage - checked brakes over - no problems found
but they did look up on internet that there are issues with 05 Ford hybrids - brake master cylinder and HCU need replacing at a high cost - anyone else have this issue ?
are there technical service bulletins out for this problem?
Does Ford do anything to help correct?
#133 of 137 Re: 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid - Brake warning light [gford5]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 28, 2013 (2:59 pm)
Does that model use braking to regenerate the battery? If it does, I'd assume that is a very complicated system that might have nothing to do with your pads/rotors...
#134 of 137 Re: 2003 Ford Escape ABS at slow speed [ttoula]
Nov 03, 2013 (8:27 am)
I had this same problem. I don't have the exact wording from my repair but they told me my front axle was cracked. Somehow the ABS brake system ties into the front axle and this was causing the "chatter". They only had to replace a portion of the front axle and now the problem is solved. Sometimes it seems like I didn't have all of my braking power. The ABS did something with the front axle which was broken and that's why it occurred. If you need me to, I can find the invoice and tell you the exact wording. Let me know on this post.
#135 of 137 Re: 2003 Ford Escape ABS at slow speed [bourbondog]
Nov 14, 2013 (10:54 pm)
My car (Mazda Tribute, same car as the Escape) started failing the exact same way as you describe:
It breaks o.k. until lower speed (5...10mph), then it increasingly stutters.
It breaks o.k., but it seems not to have full break power.
Could you send me the exact wording and whatever would help to identify this problem?
And how much did you pay for the repair?
Thanks for your help !!
#136 of 137 Re: 2003 Ford Escape ABS at slow speed [tom_tech]
Nov 15, 2013 (5:43 am)
this is from the invoice: Checked and found left front ABS tone wheel cracked - replaced left front ABS tone wheel - $79. ABS Tone Wheel - $9.99, CV Boot Clamp $5.99.
At the same time they checked and found the right and left front lower control arm rear bushing cracked and pulling away from control arms. Replaced right and left front lower control arm assemblies. $271.10. Did this contribute to the brake problem? I don't know.
They also charged me a diagnosis fee of $118.50 to find these problems. I searched high and low on the internet to find a solution and I vowed if I did I would share it with everyone if it could help them. I bet I had this problem for about six months. It was a relief to have it fixed.
Nov 30, 2013 (11:32 am)
My abs light keeps coming on and off any help on why this is happening it doesn't make noise or anything