Last post on Mar 26, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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Ford Escape, Brakes, SUV
#109 of 128 Re: brake noise [beeray]
Apr 17, 2012 (1:31 pm)
Funny that they said "all four rotors", when Escapes only have two rotors. The rear brakes are drum brakes, so only the front wheels have rotors..
You should sue your dealeship in small claims court (I hope you got a written estimate on this, so you can take them to court).
I am really surprised that more people don't take ignorant, crooked dealerships to court..
#110 of 128 Re: 2006 ford escape 2x4 abs light on again [lynnt2]
Apr 17, 2012 (1:44 pm)
I believe that your problem is called "ignorant service people"..It is quite common these day's. Both wheel bearings going bad at 43,000 miles would be almost impossible on that vehicle ( I have over 200,000 and have never replaced a bearing)..The issue, for most people,is finding competent service people who actually know how to diagnose a problem properly. Good luck with finding someone, because only one out of ten mechanics are any good...The remaining? Well, we called them 'butchers'!
#111 of 128 Re: brakes [obie1946]
Apr 27, 2012 (8:11 pm)
At 68,000 miles, I lost my brakes this morning in my 2006 Ford Escape. The mechanic said one brake line broke and two more were leaking. (At 38,000 miles, I had to buy a new engine because the #6 piston fell apart in the engine and at 50,000 miles, I had to replace the Throttle Body because the gas pedal was sticking) After replacing the brake lines today, I hope there is nothing left to fall apart in this vehicle as I have had to replace everything else.
#112 of 128 Re: brakes [disneychick8]
Apr 29, 2012 (3:51 pm)
My gas pedal has been "sticking" a few times.... it was the butterfly in the throttlebody..... some gumout carb cleaner took care of it.
#114 of 128 Ford Escape 2004 ABS lights on
Aug 01, 2012 (6:03 am)
I took my car to be checked. They told me the problem is the wheel bearing on the front right tire. My concern is that I have to drive to Indianapolis on Sunday, what it'll be about two hours drive, and I don't want to get a bigger problem with the brakes. Is it safe for me to drive? And is it really what the problem could be? The light came on right after I had to change a flat right back tire about a month ago.
#115 of 128 Re: Ford Escape 2004 ABS lights on [mnovy]
Aug 06, 2012 (4:43 pm)
Now, I could be wrong, but the wheel bearing shouldn't turn on the ABS light. Usually that is an indicator that the ABS module is failing. You'll still have normal brakes, but if you were to go into a skid, you would not get the modulation the car is programmed with to pull you out of the skid, you'd be on your own to do that. Usually not a crisis right away. If a wheel bearing is failing, you should get a noise and a grind from that wheel, not a light.
#116 of 128 Re: Ford Escape 2004 ABS lights on [nvbanker]
Oct 23, 2012 (5:46 pm)
The ABS module gets all of its signals from the wheel speed sensor which just so happens to be mounted inside the wheel bearing on most all cars these days. That is how the ABS module knows which wheel is slipping or skidding. FYI
#117 of 128 Re: 2006 ford escape 2x4 abs light on again [lynnt2]
Nov 09, 2012 (6:40 pm)
I noted a continual grunt just before stopping. Lemon Aid guide suggests its the brakes. I am thinking its to do with the suspension. Of course local ford dealer never heard of the problem. You would think for a $20,000 + piece of machinery, you would not have these problem. Parts sourced globally (read: cheap), BUT assembled with pride in Kansas.
#118 of 128 Re: 2006 ford escape 2x4 abs light on again [printerman1]
Dec 09, 2012 (10:18 pm)
First of all, that's not a $20,000+ piece of machinery anymore, it's about a $6,000 car now, and probably acting like it. If you're driving a car old enough to vote, but you want it to perform as if it's brand new, you're not reasonable. No 6 year old car doesn't have some issues, that's not Ford's fault that it's old. And I agree, it's the brakes, not the suspension. Replace them. By the way, that's not Ford's problem either. If you have so little regard for the car, sell it, but good luck.