Last post on Jul 27, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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Ford Escape, Suspension, SUV
#9 of 14 Re: Problem not fixed [jeffp_032056]
Nov 19, 2009 (11:07 pm)
I own two Escape's; 2009 Limited 4x4 and 2010 XLT FWD hear in St Louis MO USA. Both have this exact condition. The 2009 is about 3/4" lower at the rear above the wheel on driver side, while the 2010 is about 1/2" lower at the same location. Tires are inflated same, no detectable damage found so far to either Escape.
Took 2009 to dealer, somehow their ruler reads 5/16" difference between left to right in the rear...which they say that Ford states is within mfg specs.
My ruler still reads around 3/4" difference on the 2009.
#10 of 14 Re: Problem not fixed [randomdecoy]
Nov 20, 2009 (6:10 am)
Yes, hard to believe there's an allowance for acceptable body lean. I've seen so many with this lean that I can't understand how they are being shipped out this way and that Ford is ignoring the problem. I saw one not too long ago on a dealers lot that had to have a lean of at least 1 1/2 inch.
I've not been able to get this problem fixed/solved so the best of luck to you on it.
#11 of 14 Re: Ford Escape driver side lean [jeffp_032056]
May 15, 2010 (7:15 pm)
If you are on a country road, does it sit level? A slight lean to the left eliminates a constant need to to steer to the left, combating the angle of drainage for roads, thus saving your tires and your power steering.
#12 of 14 Re: Ford Escape driver side lean [pdmclay]
May 17, 2010 (7:39 am)
No excuse for a poorly manufactured vehicle. No car should have a lean on purpose!
#13 of 14 Re: Ford Escape driver side lean [pdmclay]
May 17, 2010 (12:23 pm)
No road car is designed to lean one way or the other. Should be level. If it leans something is wrong.
#14 of 14 Re: Ford Escape driver side lean [bdyment]
Jul 27, 2010 (2:37 pm)
Funny I noticed mine was looking a little low on the left but did not think much of it!
Will now need to measure in the garage and see how low it is!