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#9 of 23 new here, and to escape 4wd
Dec 12, 2008 (5:26 am)
just what are the offroad capabilities of the I4WD. i know i will not be able to go mud bogging, but how rough of terrain can it handle?
#10 of 23 Re: new here, and to escape 4wd [abide01]
by vg33e power
Dec 12, 2008 (8:43 am)
I cant speak from experience because it is my wife's vehicle and she does not let me take it off roading as she knows how crazy I can get, although I have wondered how capable it is since we bought it in 2004. However, if I am not mistaken somewhere in this forum someone that works for a Department of Forestry posted that the department opted for a fleet of Escapes in lieu of Libertys I believe??? So that must say that they are at least adequate out in trails. I have used the 4WD out in the mountains when snowing and it worked awesome and felt very sure footed.
#12 of 23 Any Problems with 2010 Escape XLT 4WD?
Nov 15, 2009 (11:43 am)
My husband and I are military and will be based in Minot, ND. We have been doing alot of research and test driving small-midsize SUVs. So far, our first choice is an Escape XLT with 4WD. However, I want to know if anyone has had problems with the reliability of their Escapes? I had a terrible experience with my previous Ford, a 2003 Ford Focus ZTS. I just had to have a rebuilt transmission put in it 6 months ago with 91,000 miles on the car. I've also had problems with my alternator/battery, due to inexperienced Ford mechanics. However, I am willing to put this negativity aside if I can get some positive feedback about the Escape. This will be our first SUV and we think this vehicle suits our needs the best (i.e. driving in snow, towing, hauling/moving things, etc.). Also, I just read in a previous post about the engines in Escapes stalling? That is a major concern to me and if I am getting myself into a trap, please let me know now versus after I purchase an Escape. Many Thanks!!!!
#13 of 23 Re: Any Problems with 2010 Escape XLT 4WD? [eleteacher08]
Nov 15, 2009 (12:15 pm)
Browsing through the Ford Escape Mazda Tribute Maintenance and Repair discussion may give you some indication of the kinds of problems Escape owners have encountered.
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#14 of 23 Re: Any Problems with 2010 Escape XLT 4WD? [tidester]
Nov 15, 2009 (12:41 pm)
Thanks! I'll look there to see if I find anything! However, I'd still appreciate as much input and opinions as possible! Thanks!!
#15 of 23 Re: Any Problems with 2010 Escape XLT 4WD? [eleteacher08]
Nov 16, 2009 (7:47 am)
I own a 2002 Ford Escape V6 XLT Sport. Bought it new in November, 2002. Present odometer is 151,850 miles. The vehicle has spent five Winters in Michigan, and two in Florida. Very little trailer towing (snowmobiles) and no off-roading activity.
Ownership has been mostly routine, with Lincoln/Mercury/Ford dealers performing most maintenance. The only service I did was to convert to an Amsoil program in 07-09. Back on Motocraft full synthetic, now that isn't driven 30K miles per year.
The Duretec V6 runs very well, and uses no oil.
My only mechanical (non-warranty) failure has been the power takeoff, which was replaced last week. The dealer gave me a discount on the unit, but the bill was still $1,860.
It will remain our primary driver through 2011, and then my daily "beater" until eternity.
The only surface deterioration has been underneath the optional step/running board brackets. I cleaned those up and repainted them last Summer.
I've been with Ford since early 1992, and have experienced one unpleasant service call. The rest of the dealers have been very helpful and courteous. Of course, it didn't hurt to live in Michigan, which has more Ford dealers than any other state! This is our fourth Ford/Mazda vehicle; the others being a 07 Lincoln MKZ (lease), and two 1997 Mercury Tracers. I drove the Mercs to 150K miles before I sold them.
#16 of 23 Re: Any Problems with 2010 Escape XLT 4WD? [eleteacher08]
Dec 15, 2009 (5:47 pm)
We bought a new Escape in 2003. I have never had a problem with
it. The only time it has been in the shop has been for oil changes
and tire replacements (normal things.) It has 80,000 miles on it and
I still love to drive it. We just purchased a 2010 Escape Limited and
so far I love it as much as I do the other one. We have always had
very good luck with Ford products and have not had any major
problems with any of them. We live in snow country also, and even
the local police officer says that I have the best vehicle in the
parking lot. We love our Escapes!
#17 of 23 Help for 2005 Escape 4x4 module
May 08, 2013 (8:14 pm)
I have Escape 4WD 2005,It has problem, with the 4WD light is flashing 8 times and after 3-5minutes flashing again.I went to garage they checked my vehicle,diagnosed as 4x4 module is broken.But if they change it I need pay $1084.00. So I want change with myself,but I didn't find it . Who know where is it? Please!!! Thank you so much!