Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Escape? The Escape comes with a 4-cylinder or V6 engine, in a front- or all-wheel drive configuration. Front sway bar links go bad often resulting in a knocking noise from the front end when driving slowly over small bumps. The release switch is the button located under the liftgate chrome bezel that you press to open the liftgate or the rear glass. Sometimes I would slow down to pull in a parking spot. Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Escape? Not as comfortable as a luxury car but it will do. Despite the complex hybrid technology, Consumer Reports rates the Escape Hybrid better for reliability than a regular Escape.
I average around 21-22 mpg and I'm not a lead foot type of driver. Many owners mention the leaking left axle shaft seal in the 2009-2011 Escapes. Symptoms include dropped transmission fluid level and fluid leak on the driveway, in the left front area. Cons: Does not hold value well, interior materials could be better, average reliability, road noise, stains on the seat fabric are hard to clean. A high nose, prominent A-pillars and relatively large turning circle do impact its abilities in super-tight confines but have little effect on busy city streets and freeways. Overall, this car is great---a truck I like to drive that my wife also enjoys---A great sports-wagon for a young family! Remedy Timken has begun notifying distributors who will offer purchasers replacement wheel bearings, free of charge.
Ford's number for this recall is 14S05. Recall Date 2015-06-03 Description The Timken Company Timken is recalling certain aftermarket front wheel bearings, part number 510072, sold from January 22, 2015, to May 21, 2015, to be used as service parts on 2001-2012 Ford Escape, 2001-2011 Mazda Tribute, and 2005-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles. The Escape comes in four varieties. They have caused me a lot of hassle that could have been avoided. Transmission choices include a 4-speed or from 2009, 6-speed automatic.
Side and side curtain airbags are standard. Luckily, the Escape has good bones. Another inch between front seats and door posts sometimes hard to get seat belt latches through the space. Still, it does what's asked of it with nary a complaint and with decent — but not topnotch — crash-test ratings and average overall reliability. Ford service manager says that is typical.
Corrosion at the liftgate release switch can cause the rear glass or the liftgate not to open from the outside. Small enough to easily fit into small parking spaces. Love how the back seats fold flat to haul things. Also contributing to the value equation is the Escape's relatively good gas mileage. Only drawback is having to climb into the car rather than settling down into a nice seat.
For other mechanical issues, it can be due to poor care, not getting it in for the tune ups, just rough hard driving, the list goes on. Ford's number for this recall is 14S19. The recall is expected to begin by July 25, 2014. A very rare 5-speed manual transmission is only available on 4-cylinder front-wheel drive models. Rear quarter panels and the liftgate are especially prone to rust. My key issues are with the workmanship and dealer support. Overall I think you get a great bang for your buck with the 2008 Escape.
Though smaller than the 2. These repairs will be performed free of charge. Most navigation screens are an afterthought, positioned on top of thecentre dash where they interfere with forward vision and are hard toread because of ambient light. The specifics of the Atkinson cycle can get somewhat muddled, yet essentially, it takes in less air-fuel blend than when running on the traditional Otto cycle what all gas motors use in return for a more prominent extension proportion. Bonus Content: Here's how the Ford Escape stacks up against some of the competition.
I have hauled grills, tv's, lumber, yard tools, etc. A full roster of available driving aids, from blind-spot monitoring to lane-keeping assist to adaptive cruise control makes the act of driving safer and less fatiguing. Ford Escape Hybrid: The Escape hybrid uses a hybrid technology similar to that of Toyota Prius. A four-wheel drive system is optional. It makes the vehicle seem dirty. Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Escape? Corrosion at the liftgate release switch can cause the rear glass or the liftgate not to open from the outside.
Seats are comfortable but they show stains really bad especially the light interiors. I hit the brake again and it slam stops us. For other mechanical issues, it can be due to poor care, not getting it in for the tune ups, just rough hard driving, the list goes on. For 2018, the Escape gains new colors: Blue Metallic and Cinnamon Glaze. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673.
Like the similar 2008 Mercury Mariner, the Escape has a revamped range of engines. Rear seats fold flat providing plenty of cargo space. Unless you really need an all-wheel drive, we recommend the 2010-2011 front-wheel drive 4-cylinder models, as they are much better on gas. The front cab is a little cramped and the storage space in the back hatch is less than I desire, but we manage to cram in what we need. Good for taking trips with, but not so good when driving short distances. However, they are rare to find; only 4 percent of all Escapes on the used car market are hybrids. Interior parts eye glass holder expensive to replace.