Last post on Apr 11, 2013 at 3:01 AM
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Ford Escape, SUV
#8 of 20 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [picklespoon]
Nov 15, 2007 (8:36 am)
I own a 2002 Escape XLS with 160,400 miles. Only in the last month have I had any engine or driveability issues.
#9 of 20 Steering noise
Jan 25, 2008 (10:18 pm)
I have a 2001 Escape with 74,000 miles. When I turn the steering wheel I can hear a noise like it needs to be lubricatedl. Where do I lubricate it or what can I do to correct this problem.
#10 of 20 Steering Noise
Jan 25, 2008 (10:43 pm)
I have a 2001 Escape with 74,000 miles and I am hearing noise from inside when I turn the steering wheel at slow speeds or in a parking lot. Are there any lubrication points I need to apply oil or grease.
#11 of 20 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [picklespoon]
Apr 04, 2011 (2:42 pm)
i have 185,630 on my 01 escape and all iv done to it is plugs and coils all about 110,000 but they call for you to do it at 100,000 any way one set of breaks and 3 set of tires but it has pulled stuff out of mudd and i still run it up to around 110mph and still runs great I plane on keeping it till 300,000
#12 of 20 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [picklespoon]
Nov 25, 2011 (3:41 pm)
If you keep up with the oil changes and filter replacements your escape can bodily last with engine 200,000 miles or more, however about every 100,000-150,000 the transmission will have to be rebuilt. It is the realty of todays vehicles.
#13 of 20 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [tech50]
Nov 17, 2012 (9:39 am)
I have a 2001 Ford Escape with 245,000 miles is anyone near there yet?
#14 of 20 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [lmhuffinc]
Dec 12, 2012 (2:46 pm)
I have a 2006 which just turned 7 years old and 170,000 miles. Finally had to go in for some issues. The only things i have had to replace are an alternator a year agon and a fuel pump last week. Car is great Oil changes and a major service every 2 years or so. Just finished off my second set of tires (Michelin LTX). I hope to get it to 250K at least. The shop I go to see's 250+ on escapes of all years frequently they say!
#15 of 20 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [lmhuffinc]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 12, 2012 (2:56 pm)
245k is great! I'm jealous (got 182k on my minivan which is my personal best ever).
We'll tweak the topic title a bit and see if any other Escape owners are piling the miles on.
#16 of 20 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [tech50]
Jan 10, 2013 (8:26 am)
I have a 2004 Escape with 195,000 miles, which I could have done a better job maintaining (late on some oil changes occasionally, and no transmission service). It has been a great car, with the exception of a loud noise when I turn the wheel (like it needs to be lubricated), but the problem comes and goes, so it hasn't been diagnosed. Anyway, I backed my old friend out of the driveway this morning, and then put it in DRIVE, but it was like being in NEUTRAL. I love my car! Is it worth replacing the filter and changing the fluid, or should I just move on?
#17 of 20 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [sulabu]
Jan 13, 2013 (5:10 am)
That is amazing on how many miles you have. I changed my oil every 5,000 miles up to 100,000 miles then I started changing every 4,000 miles. The steering noise must be a common occurrence with the Escape. I talked to a couple of mechanic and they told me that it was just wear and tear. I have no problems with mine, but I do put less mileage on my Escape now that I have a 2nd car. The Escape is great in the snow!