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#16 of 71 Vibration Problem
Jan 04, 2010 (8:46 pm)
I just purchased a new 2010 4 cyl Escape. When stepping on the brake with the car in drive there is a very noticeable vibration felt in the drivers seat and the brake pedal. The Ford hotline says this is a vehicle characterisic. I am not so sure about this. Does anyone have an answer or the same problem?
#17 of 71 Escape or Mariner?
Jan 08, 2010 (10:33 pm)
I'm looking at both the 2010 Escape and Mercury Mariner, intending to get the Limited package with all options other than the navigation system.
1. What attributes does the Mariner have that are plusses compared to the Escape?
2. Is the 4-cylinder engine good enough for use that is only moderately aggressive at best and is the engine almost as quiet as the V6?
#19 of 71 Re: Vibration Problem [scottsm]
Jan 12, 2010 (9:36 am)
I have a 2010 Mariner 4cyl with the same issue - it had only 4 miles on it when i took it home. took it to the dealer and they compared it with another new mariner and said it felt the same so it was a normal vehicle characteristic. I wonder about this however because not everyone seems to report this issue. I have seen in other forms suggestions that it may be motor/transmission mounts or an exhaust hanger that is too tight causing metal to metal contact between the engine and exhaust pipe.
#20 of 71 Re: Escape or Mariner? [budh]
Jan 12, 2010 (9:42 am)
It was slightly cheaper to get a Mariner with some of the same options as a comparable XLT, and the styling is a bit more urban/luxury CUVish. My 2010 mariner has tinted glass, Leather seats, sunroof, SYNC (with bluetooth), Siruius radio, roof rails (no cargo package though), and was about $600 less than a comparable XLT. However, in hindsight, I would have gone with the V6 for the superior highway cruising/merging/passing. The gas milage is not too bad of trade off at 19/25 and its about $1,000 more.
#21 of 71 Re: Escape or Mariner? [budh]
Jan 14, 2010 (11:02 am)
Mariner only comes in two leverls, base and Premier. Escape comes in XLS, XLT, and Limited. Limited and Premier are roughly equal, Mariner Base is a cross between XLS and XLT.
You've really got to look at the individual car, what options it has. I bought at a Ford/Lincoln Mercury dealer, so I had a choice of both. I took a Mariner Premier because of the combination of engine, color, and options.
I test drove a 4 cyl and the V6. I was coming off a Tribute V6. The 4 just didn't have the pep I wanted, I had hoped it would. I have a Honda Accord 4 cyl and that has plenty of power. I guess in a truck you just need more power.
Drive them both and see how you feel. They had more 4 cyl's on the lot than V6's, so they must sell plenty of them.
#22 of 71 New Escape Limited 4WD making a "squeak" noise
Jan 22, 2010 (1:40 pm)
I purchased a 2010 Ford Escape Limited 4WD 3.0L V6 and the car makes a squeaking noise when I hit the gas after braking. It has made this noise since I purchased the car. I have taken it to two different Ford service stations and neither is able to determine the cause of the problem. They both have different theories, but neither is conclusive. This morning, the car made a loud, high pitched squeaking noise as I backed out of my driveway. Has anyone had a similar problems?
#23 of 71 Re: Vibration Problem [mariner10275]
Jan 25, 2010 (8:27 pm)
I took mine back to the dealership again...and finally they loosened the engine motor mounts and exhaust system bolts in an attempt to neutralize the problem. This cured my vibration issues to the point it is not a problem anymore. I hope this helps you with your vehicle.
P.S. Ford Motor Company still say's this is not a problem and is a vehicle characteristic but my dealership was willing to try the above and it worked.
#24 of 71 Re: New Escape Limited 4WD making a "squeak" noise [eyespy9]
Jan 26, 2010 (6:56 am)
I get that squeek, or groaning sound, very often on acceleration. I've read in other forums where people are getting it, also.
Apparently, the word from Ford is that it is normal for this car. Doesn't sound right to me, other cars don't do this.
I only have 1k on the car now, when it goes for the first service I'll see what they say.
#25 of 71 Re: Inventory of Ford Escape 2010 [steve_]
Jan 26, 2010 (11:03 am)
Or since your sale is now a sure thing "your" Escape got sold "opportunistically" to another walk in buyer.