It is very loud, and shifts very hard. Sometimes gets stuck for a minute. My mechanic thinks it has been over tightened. The Autonation policy is that the mechanic that starts the project has to finish the project. Started a little better than a year ago.
It is very loud, and shifts very hard. The affected vehicles have a steering torque sensor that may not be able to properly detect driver steering input. At oil change, dealer said tpm on right rear tire was faulty and suggested replacement. Fresh from a complete makeover in 2008, the 2009 Escape Hybrid carries over with little change. Overall the worst problem category is. Unlike all-wheel drive Toyota hybrids, which use an electric motor only to power the rear wheels, the Ford hybrid all-wheel drive system powers all four wheels mechanically. Owners will recieve a second notice when remedy parts become available.
I have huge regrets getting rid of it. Been nothing but problems since I bought it 7 months ago. The 2005-2007 Escape Hybrid delivered acceleration roughly equivalent to that of the conventional Escape fitted with a V-6 engine. I was concern that I would not be able to merge into freeway traffic due to slow acceleration, but it easily made it up to 70 well before the end of the ramp. Way down the road when ever , if ever we decide to purchase another vehicle, it most certainly will be a Ford and most likely it will be another Ford Escape. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. Ford says can't find problem.
I was so angry and appalled by their response that I was just grateful my daughter was alive. It's also very comfortable on the highway, although our driving is mostly city. Ford Motor Company Ford is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured August 18, 2006, through September 11, 2010. Although the has the most overall complaints, we rate the 2006 model year as worse because of other possible factors such as higher repair cost or more problems at lower mileage. I believe more water is getting past the sunroof seals after it was serviced.
Two different dealerships have inspected numerous times and can not find anything wrong. The results are shown in Table 3. On short commutes, it frequently runs on batteries only when coming into 35mph zones and I've learn to keep a light foot on the accelerator so that it stays on batteries. The timing cover cracked close to a bolt. I thought I would miss the storage space.
I like the exterior styling and find the interior layout well planned and easy to access. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic 414 problems. The dealership said the whole column would have to be replace to remedy it. I took to local Ford dealer the next day. Oil changes brakes and tires was all she did.
I averaged over 28mpg on an extended trip on the Turnpike doing 70 for a couple of hours. Fuel economy for the four-cylinder engine coupled with the five-speed manual transmission is 22 mpg city, 28 highway, while the V-6 gets a respectable 18 mpg city, 26 highway with the six-speed automatic. Part were received but the mechanic was working on another car so our car sat for a week with nothing being done. So my daughter was thrown up on the top of the dash and her head went partially through the windshield. It sounds like a cricket, only louder.
Interim notices were mailed to owners on December 13, 2016. I complained about the transmission slipping and jerking for five years. I'd like to get at least 60-70k on it before I get rid of it. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which if any recalls pertain to your car. Power and Associates® is a registered trademark of J. New powertrain in 2009 In 2009, all Escape powertrains were updated.