Last post on Nov 30, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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Ford Escape, Brakes, SUV
#123 of 137 Re: 2005 Ford Escape Brake Lines [psimone]
Feb 17, 2013 (2:00 pm)
I have a 2004 Ford Escape that recently blew both front brake flex lines within one month. Luckily, I was close to home and not on the freeway. I would guess poor quality parts or design.
#124 of 137 Re: Ford Escape 2004 ABS lights on [nvbanker]
Feb 25, 2013 (12:31 pm)
Once had a '97 Contour SE where the ABS light would come on, especially if the ABS or the traction control had engaged 3 or 4 times over a short period of time in bad weather. Dealer said it was ultimately a terminal getting an intermittent short by rain/snow/slush splashing against it, and that after a few times, it would engage the ABS warning light - pulling over and restarting the car would turn off the light. They said that they fixed it by applying lithium grease to the terminal and re-capping it. Problem never recurred after that
I'm not at all saying that this is your problem but when I read it I thought about intermittent events that might cause the ABS warning to engage...
#125 of 137 Re: 2005 Ford Escape Brake Lines [gzc]
Feb 25, 2013 (1:45 pm)
Same year, same model, same problem. Thank God, the failure occurred when my daughter was just pulling out of the garage to go to work.
#126 of 137 Re: 2005 Ford Escape Brake Lines [lakeseyed]
Mar 07, 2013 (7:10 am)
Mine is a 2004, owned since 2003-mileage of approximately 134k. Last night driving home from work, I was attempting to break quickly, as a car pulled out in front of me. My break pedal responded as normal for about the first 2-3 seconds, felt what seemed like a wheel lock up&then my pedal went completely to the floor, with no break response what-so-ever! I grabbed the emergency break&avoided the collision. Got to a parking lot&popped the hood. Reservoir full-couldn't identify any leaks. Limped the car home (5 minute drive). Reservoir was completely empty&fluid visible on inside right front tire. When I spoke to a mech. He said it shouldn't have happened that quickly&immediately...? Thank God it didn't happen 3 minutes earlier, or I'd have been on the freeway going 65MPH....WTH?
#127 of 137 Re: 2005 Ford Escape Brake Lines [psimone]
Mar 26, 2013 (9:31 am)
2005 escape 125,000. miles stoped at gas station put fuel in, start, put foot on brake pedal to put in drive, all the way to floor--left front flex line blew, i checked right side line which was ready to go at same place, wow.
I replaced both lines and am writing this only to worn anybody that has this vehicle to please check the lines, they are only less then 20.00 ea, ford seems unaware of this huge problem. march 25 2013
#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?