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#29 of 71 Re: 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid [wwest]
by vg33e power
Jan 26, 2010 (3:01 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 (8:02 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 (8:04 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.
#32 of 71 Re: Inventory of Ford Escape 2010 [wwest]
Feb 01, 2010 (5:32 am)
"I had pre-ordered a 2000 Porsche C4 at MSRP, paid the dealer a deposit, but "my" car was sold to a higher bidder"
I ordered a F150 back in 94 and had all the signed paperwork. They sold it by mistake. My sister in law was a banker and told me that it is illegal to sell a car to 2 different people so I told the dealer that they broke the law and they let me pick out any f150 on the lot.
#33 of 71 Re: New Escape Limited 4WD making a "squeak" noise [eyespy9]
Feb 15, 2010 (5:37 pm)
I have the same problem and Ford claims to have a Drive Train in the Transmition belt that causes this . I am waiting for parts to replace the chain belt. I don't know yet if this resolves the problem but I was told by the dealer that Ford was aware of this problem.
#34 of 71 Re: New Escape Limited 4WD making a "squeak" noise [normkol]
Feb 15, 2010 (5:40 pm)
See post 34
#35 of 71 2010 Ford Escape Transmission D to L only?
Feb 20, 2010 (4:51 pm)
The 2010 6 speed auto has Drive and Low only. I drive in the mountains a lot where I traditionally shift in my Highlander (which had Drive, 3, 2 and Low) between 3 and 2 on these hills especially downhill in the snow.
The dealer said by disengaging the overdrive it will downshift from 6 to 4. This still concerns me - so now I can go from 4 to Low only?
Do you think this is a dealbreaker? My other option is the 2010 Subaru Outback which I think is a better car. However, as a single 30's guy, it scares me a bit since the 2009 and before were pure stationwagons.
#36 of 71 Re: 2010 Ford Escape Transmission D to L only? [dtrain5]
Feb 21, 2010 (1:55 pm)
We have a 2009 V6 with the six speed auto. I wouldn't think it would be a deal breaker, but on occasion I have wished I had more control of the transmission. At least an intermediate gear between 4 and 1 would be appreciated. The rest of Escape has been excellent.
Feb 23, 2010 (9:26 am)
Since the Escape switched to rear drum brakes for 2010 has any body noticed a greater stopping distance? I read that this was a cost cutting measure which resulted in a major safety defect.
I consider this to be a backward move from Ford.
#38 of 71 Re: Drum Brakes [fnamowicz]
Feb 23, 2010 (11:04 am)
They switched to rear drum before 2010. We have a 2009 V6 and it has drum brakes on the rear. Our 2007 had disc brakes all around. I was somewhat concerned about the switch as well, however, our 2010 brakes fine--smooth, no pulling and excellent pedal feel. The front brakes do most of the stopping. I suppose if I was driving in the Alps I might notice a difference, but as far as I can make out they are the equal to the all disc brakes on our 2007.