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#19 of 137 2005 Ford Escape Brake Problems
Apr 24, 2008 (8:20 pm)
I own a 2005 Ford Escape here in Ontario, Canada. I bought it as a lease return with 11,000 kilometres on it(Aug. 16/2005). I have had nothing but problems with the brakes pretty much a year from the exact date of purchase. At 32,000 kilometres, the front brake pads, both rotors because they are corroded, and brake calipers all seized and needed to be replaced(Aug. 15/2006). Since the replacement was under warranty, I had the Ford dealership replace the entire front end brake system. However, they tried to stick with the bill for the brake pads, but I argued it and won! They paid for everything!
Jan 2007- the rear braking system let go. I had to have the brakes replaced as well!
April 24, 2008- I am now just over 56, 500 kilometres, and again the front brakes have seized yet again! I am now out of warranty!!! I have to have the front left caliper replaced, brake pads on both front sides, and the rotors are corroded again!!!! I have gone into Ford with many complaints about the brakes when I brought this SUV in for service and while under warranty I was always told THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR BRAKES!!! Funny how now that I am out of warranty, all of these brake problems have once again surfaced after my many attempts to have them replaced while still under warranty. I had to meet with the service manager at the Ford dealership and express my outmost frustration with their services up to now! They were making me pay for the entire brake system replacement! I have now gone to Ford Canada, who only covers their brakes until 20, 000 kilometres... I am at a lost for words now!!!!!!
If there is anyone else out there, that is having the same poor luck with theirs.. I would appreciate some input... thanks again
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
#20 of 137 Re: brake noise [markiesmark45]
Apr 24, 2008 (8:33 pm)
I had the same problem with my 2005 Ford Escape Limited 4x4.... I was told by the dealership that this was totally normal.. haha.. I have had nothing but problems with my brakes. They squeal, pulsate and grind when I begin to start braking! Obviously, there is something wrong with the service tehnicians when they tell me this!!!
Look at my post above..and you will see the problems I have had! Apparently, FORD will not do anything for this!
#22 of 137 '04 Escape XLT Master Cylinder Brake Problem?
Apr 26, 2008 (5:56 am)
I have a 2004 Ford Escape XLT. Front disc and rear drum brakes. We went to visit family in Pennsylvania and my brake peddle went right to the floor while we were there. My cousin replaced the master cylinder and blead the four wheels and all was back to normal until yesterday about 2 weeks after the repalcement, back to the floor with the brake peddle. The MC reseviour is full and there are no signs of any leaking. My mechanic seems to think the MC is defective but I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas how air could be getting into the lines with out an obvious brake fluid leak. Thanks in advance for any imput to my problem.
#23 of 137 brake noise
May 09, 2008 (8:46 pm)
I just bought a 2005 and am loving it. I do have a brake noise when leaving my driveway. I have to back up and then turn hard left and go downhill. There is a squeaking noise at this time which goes away when I straighten out the wheels. It seems to come from the right rear wheel. Anyone else notice this noise when turning hard left?
Jun 13, 2008 (5:50 am)
I had the rear brakes replaced on my 04 Ford Escape, now I have vibration in the right rear tire when I first take off in the vehicle. I have checked the lug nuts and all of them are tight, can anyone tell me what is wrong.
#25 of 137 You have a bad tire?
Jun 16, 2008 (4:10 am)
Escape stock tires are crap unless you get the bigger wheels.
#26 of 137 Brake Problem Ford Escape
Aug 10, 2008 (6:53 am)
Over the past three years my 2003 Escape has hopped through intersections, red lights, and stop signs about a dozen times. First time was at the end of the first year. When my wife put the brakes on the pedal doid not want to depress even with two feet on it. The vehicle hops, shudders forward and doesn't want to stop. The one time I was a passenger I flippedthe gearship into nuetral, the engine reved, and finally stopped roaring when the accelerator was depressed five or six times.They told us the first time it was an accelerator cable problem, which they checked/changed because of a recall on that subject. The continuing problem has been sporadic and unpredictable and both the dealership and Ford Customer service say, " Can't do anything until we can reproduce and observe the problem." It has been getting more frequent in the last year. They claim to have gone over the accelerator cable etc. with a fine tooth comb and nothing is wrong with it. I don't know if it is a problem with brakes or what. Have found at least two other people on the internet who have experienced the same problem with Ford Corporate basically saying, "too bad, not our problem."It is damn scary when you come up on a red light and you don't know if the damn thing is going to stop or not. Any ideas?
#27 of 137 Does this problem only happen when your wife is driving?
Aug 15, 2008 (3:38 am)
Sep 10, 2008 (5:57 pm)
When I set the parking brake the vehicle drives off as if there was no tension on the cable.The pads/shoes are fine (plenty of thickness left) so how can I adjust the brake to hold the vehicle still for inspection process ?