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#57 of 83 2010 Ford Escape transmission
Jun 30, 2011 (1:23 pm)
My wife and I own a 2010 Escape XLT 2.5 automatic 4wd. We love this vehicle. Our recent trip netted us about 28MPG doing 70MPH+ per the computer. My wife normally drives the vehicle. I noticed a hard shift at times in lower gears. We had recall 10B15 done to this vehicle already. We also have the "hoot" noise I read about across the internet. I am bringing the vehicle back in to the dealership tomorrow for the hard shifting. As I read across the internet I see many are having transmission issues with the 09/10 Ford Escapes. I am not feeling all warm and fuzzy about this vehicle. It has about 15K on it and runs fine. However, can I trust it to make it another 80K? This is our 3rd Escape and the last 2 were flawless, reliable vehicles. I am not going to be a happy camper with Ford if they screw me on this known transmission issue. If I start reading in a few years about how these 6spd automatic transmissions were faulty and Ford does nothing... I am going to be jump ship and never buy a Ford again after owning Fords for over 25 years..
#58 of 83 Who are you going to buy from?
Jul 04, 2011 (5:21 pm)
I want to wish everyone wanting to punish Ford "good luck" and what exactly are you planning on purchasing? If you visit the other forums you will find issue's with every single one of them. You can look at Honda, Toyota, Goverment Motors. They all have problems people.
#59 of 83 Re: Who are you going to buy from? [hackattack5]
Jul 05, 2011 (1:20 pm)
I agree completely. As I have said before on these forums, Cars are machines, and it's a miracle they work at all. For every serious complaint we see here, and I don't deny the problems mentioned, there are more issues out there, but millions of properly operating cars with very satisfied customers. I have a small fleet of cars for my business + 3 cars for my family. I've tried them all. At this moment, I have 5 Fords (4 are Escapes, incidentally), 3 Chryslers and 2 Toyotas. They are all good. No major problems or issues, and some of them have over 80,000 miles. Just rep-laced an Explorer with over 140,000 miles on it. Between them, the Toyotas seem to be the best made, but not always the most functional or attractive design, the Fords are the best designed vehicles, and the Chryslers are, well, ok. I've owned them all, but the GM cars have overall, been the worst performers for me, and even those aren't terrible, but sometimes you can get a lemon from any company. I have had a bad Ford or two (not ever an Escape though), but have not put a fatwa on Ford because of it. I get rid of the bad one, and get something else and move on. It happens, and it's the cost of driving to me. If every car from one manufacturer I had owned was horrible, yes, I'd quit buying from them, and I've pretty much quit buying GM, but not for that reason. I just don't care for their designs, lack of technology, and mediocre quality overall. In short, they are not remarkable at any level. Anyway, that's how I feel. I don't see the need or the potential effect of the threats directed toward Ford or anybody else. You can't punish a company with those. Just vote with your money. That's all that matters.
#60 of 83 Re: Who are you going to buy from? [nvbanker]
Jul 06, 2011 (5:34 pm)
That is funny because I too will never by a new GM product again. I can understand making a lemon but when you work it all the way up to the factory rep and he tells you it was a bad design and there is nothing they can do about it then I take it personal. I was 19 years old at the time and was making $3.65 an hour making those payment on a 1984 Pontiac Firebird. That car took every penny I had. I told the GM rep that this is the last car I would ever buy from GM and he just smiled at me. Well I buy a new car every 2 years so that is 13 cars I have bought and 0 have been GM. I knew they would go belly up someday and they did.
#61 of 83 Update on 2010 Escape
Jul 10, 2011 (6:05 am)
Took the wifes 2010 Escape XLT 2.5 6spd auto/4WD into the dealer about 2 weeks ago for the transmission shifting issue. I was told by the service rep there was "another" re-programming notice issued by Ford. So, they re-programmed and topped off the fluid. So far so good. I have driven the Escape myself around town, back and forth to work a few times just to see if I could feel the hard shifts between 2nd/3rd, nothing felt. It actually feels smoother when shifting. So, for now I am satisfied. Wife and I really like this vehicle. This is our 3rd Escape and the other 2 were reliable, solid vehicles.
#62 of 83 2010 Ford Escape Noise
Jul 19, 2011 (9:15 pm)
A fellow stopped me on the street the other day telling me he was lookingto buy a 2011 Escape. He asked me what I thought of the Escape... I told him I wished I had never purchased mine and that he would be better off to steer clear of the Escape. I also referred him to this forum if he wanted to find out what other people are saying about the escape. He thanked me and told me he was going to consider something else.
#63 of 83 Re: 2010 Ford Escape Noise [2hills]
Jul 24, 2011 (3:04 pm)
Hate to tell you.. If this guy does any sort of research he will see overall the Escape is pretty reliable..
#64 of 83 Re: 2010 Ford Escape Noise [cannon3]
Jul 24, 2011 (3:13 pm)
Actually, this is the only forum I have found with ANY negative comments on the Escape at all. Every car line has a few lemons in it.
#65 of 83 Re: 2010 Ford Escape Noise [nvbanker]
Jul 25, 2011 (8:16 pm)
The car is not a lemon, but it is such a pain in the butt when you try dealing with a ford dealership or ford directly and the answer is "thats the way it is". its like they dont give a damn about the annoying noise, and it has been ongoing since 2009. Could they figure it out, I think they could but they don't care.
#66 of 83 2010 Ford Escape hoot
Jul 28, 2011 (3:52 pm)
Well good news (I think). A new TSB was issued on July 22 to fix the hoot in the transmission. TSB11-7-23 says that a snubber installed and incorporated with the fluid reservoir. This is like a soap opera, so I'm not sure if it will work. The service dept has ordered the part and hoepefully this will be the fix needed to get rid of this annoying noise.