Last post on Mar 26, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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Ford Escape, Brakes, SUV
#125 of 128 Re: 2005 Ford Escape Brake Lines [gzc]
Feb 25, 2013 (2:45 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 128 Re: 2005 Ford Escape Brake Lines [lakeseyed]
Mar 07, 2013 (8:10 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 128 Re: 2005 Ford Escape Brake Lines [psimone]
Mar 26, 2013 (10:31 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 128 Re: 2005 Ford Escape Brake Lines [joe483]
Mar 26, 2013 (10:55 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.