Last post on Mar 29, 2013 at 1:26 PM
You are in the Ford Escape
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Ford Escape, SUV
#62 of 71 Re: Drum Brakes [greggscherer]
Oct 05, 2011 (2:52 pm)
Sadly, the dealers are not Ford, they are customers of Ford, and re-sell their cars. Some of them are not honest. Some Service Advisors are not honest, but the dealer is. Bottom line, find a service advisor you trust and like, and stay with them if possible. That's what I have learned works the best. I have some stories I could tell that would punctuate my point, but who cares. I'm just saying, you can't always trust a dealer, just because they're factory authorized. You can however, report them to the factory.
#63 of 71 escape brakes
Oct 21, 2011 (1:29 pm)
I had the same problem in 2009 and my 2004 escape had about 25000 mls. I was ripped off grandly by ford service dept. and had to have them redone by someone else in 2010. same excuse was given. complete bs. still having problems and i'm going to a body shop this time to have everything checked out. i've owned 4 vehicles and have never replaced brakes earlier than 5 yrs in and i was a devil on wheels so no this is not normal.
#64 of 71 Re: Drum Brakes [bdyment]
Jan 22, 2013 (9:51 am)
I have an 03 and it has drums in the rear. I have had to service the front brakes every 20,000 or sometimes a little less. Pulsating and REALLY P&SS poor quality Chinese metal in the rotors on one of my brake changes - not Fords fault. Maybe that's why they put 4 Wheel discs on the Escape in later models. Brakes are spongy now after 130,000 miles (Master Cylinder)but the truck runs great except for the expected tranny issues starting to develop. Just bought a 2010 and am having trouble getting used to the Tranny shifting behaviours. Not happy after seeing all the posts on Tranny issues after 08 on the 3.0 AWD. It only has 12,000 miles on it. Glad I insisted it be certified by the Ford dealer (100,000 miles drivetrain warranty) and purchased additional warranty coverage Bumper to Bumper. Very impressed otherwise - super comfy Limited edition, lots of options minus Ford Touch and navigation. LOTS OF POWER also - very astonished by the torque. I thought my other one is quick - but this one is truly packed with some serious ponies - not that I am a leadfoot - just got surprised when I drove it like I drive the other one.
#65 of 71 Re: escape brakes [gina257]
Jan 24, 2013 (11:49 am)
You are correct, it's NOT normal. I've had 12 Escapes in my fleet, and still have 6 now, the brakes almost NEVER wear out. I replace them at about 50,000 miles or later.
#66 of 71 Blown cylinders at 67,000 miles
Mar 26, 2013 (8:16 pm)
I purchased my 2010 Escape v6 XLT, AWD new in March 2010. Last week the engine light came on and within a 1/2 mile, I had no power brakes and the car was shuddering. Was able to get it to a shop where they told me that the #2 and #3 cylinders had no compression. The recommendation was a new engine. Took it to a second shop and was told the same thing. This vehicle has only 67,000 miles on it!. All maintenance is up to date including a brand new timing belt. Can't even get a rebuilt motor because no one will warranty one as they keep blowing up. From reading other postings, it doesn't sound like Ford is going to admit to any design flaw to cause this. This happened with NO warning, lucky we weren't on the freeway. Any suggestions to get this fixed?
#67 of 71 Re: Blown cylinders at 67,000 miles [robin55]
Mar 27, 2013 (5:12 pm)
Escape doesn't have a timing belt.
#68 of 71 Re: Blown cylinders at 67,000 miles [explorerx4]
Mar 28, 2013 (10:13 am)
"Escape doesn't have a timing belt. "
OK, so it is a timing chain. I presume that is what they replaced.
#69 of 71 Re: Blown cylinders at 67,000 miles [stevedebi]
Mar 28, 2013 (4:19 pm)
Yes, but chains will go for over 200,000 miles, so no need to replace one. If someone indeed did replace one, they ripped you off, 1, and secondly, they may have installed it incorrectly, mis-timed the engine or some other damage that caused it to eat itself alive. The incorrect timing can burn holes in pistons - or other damage can be caused. While I sympathize completely - I have owned 14 Escapes and run them hard in my fleet, since 2006. Still have 6 now. They have been solid gold, only 2 of the 14 ever needing a repair at all.
I think it may not be Ford's fault. It would be nice of them to step up and replace it though - since it's just out of warranty - but if some other mechanic replaced your timing "belt", not sure they should have to.
#70 of 71 Re: Blown cylinders at 67,000 miles [stevedebi]
Mar 28, 2013 (4:32 pm)
I have a totally different presumption about that post.
#71 of 71 Re: Blown cylinders at 67,000 miles [explorerx4]
Mar 29, 2013 (1:26 pm)
"I have a totally different presumption about that post. "
Sorry, I don't really know what you mean.