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#22 of 71 New Escape Limited 4WD making a "squeak" noise
Jan 22, 2010 (12:40 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 (7:27 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 (5:56 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 (10:03 am)
Or since your sale is now a sure thing "your" Escape got sold "opportunistically" to another walk in buyer.
#26 of 71 Re: Inventory of Ford Escape 2010 [wwest]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 26, 2010 (10:09 am)
Oh yeah, that happens too. It helps to get a VIN as soon as possible after you do the order. But your car can still get sold once it hits the lot.
Slow day? You're reading some old threads there.
#27 of 71 Re: 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid [explorerx4]
Jan 26, 2010 (10:20 am)
"..the awd will also help when the roads are wet.."
But then only as you accelerate from a stop, accelerate from a fairly low speed, or accelerate in a fairly tight turn, low speed also assumed. These are the ONLY times you will have the F/awd system pre-emptively engaged. At all other times you will be driving a simple, inherently DANGEROUS (on adverse roadbed conditions) FWD vehicle.
Other than pre-emptively, as described above, the only time the rear drive will be engaged will be under the aspects of TC, Traction Control. Those TC events will ALWAYS be preceded by the detection of front wheelspin/slip(***). At which point TC will activate, instantly dethrottling the engine, "hammering" the front brakes, and simultaneously engaging (uselessly IMMHO) the rear drive.
Virtually USELESS F/awd system.
If you wish to have the dry road, highly tractive roadbed, traction and FE of FWD, but with the addition of appropriate torque distribution to the rear as necessary, then the Honda/Acura SH-AWD system is the only solution in the market today.
*** Front wheelspin/slip due to too much engine torque being used for current roadbed conditions is such a "dire" matter, THREAT to safety, that all "stops must be pulled out" on even the slightest hind of same.
#28 of 71 Re: Inventory of Ford Escape 2010 [steve_]
Jan 26, 2010 (10:28 am)
Even having the VIN doesn't always help.
I had pre-ordered a 2000 Porsche C4 at MSRP, paid the dealer a deposit, but "my" car was sold to a higher bidder the moment it arrived. C4's were apparently in high demand but in very short supply in 2000. The dealer's "Pipsqueak" manager, Barrier Porsche in Bellevue WA, even denied I had made a deposit. My deposit was returned via USPS about a week later.
I have a 2001 C4 that I ordered over the internet, never met the dealer/salesman, took delivery of the Porsche at the factory.
#29 of 71 Re: 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid [wwest]
by vg33e power
Jan 26, 2010 (2:01 pm)
Precisely why I went with a 2004 Escape (back in 2004) instead of the 2005...that and the fact that I got a super killer deal. 2004 and older 4WD Escapes come with a similar system as the 2005 and up models which is FWD biased but will transfer traction to the rear wheels when slipage is detected. However, I am able to turn a switch on the dash and turn on "4x4" constantly up to 25 MPH which comes in handy if you know you are in slippery situation instead of waiting to slip and have power transferred to the rear wheels.
#30 of 71 Re: New Escape Limited 4WD making a "squeak" noise [eyespy9]
Jan 30, 2010 (7:02 am)
I have the same problem with my 2010 Escape, I just got back from the dealer and they told me that it is normal but there is a transmission chain that is causing the noise and there is a new chain they will install that will "reduce" the noise but not remove the noise totally. In any case I am having it done and they ordered the part. It will be an all day job involving dropping the transmission so they are gonna give me a loaner. I would suggest this to your dealer. I will post again after I have the work done and let you know the result.
#31 of 71 Re: 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid [wwest]
Jan 30, 2010 (7:04 pm)
sorry, but get a clue and quit ingesting all the hype.
SH-AWD maybe great, but it is only better in extreme situations.
My Fusion AWD has made it through many bad situations, you just have to learn to trust it.