Swollen and Stuck Lug Nuts
Most lug nuts are one piece of hardened steel, but Ford chose a design that puts an aluminum cap over a steel core. The cap is notorious for swelling and delaminating when it gets hot, and it’s also a great place to trap moisture and promot…Continue reading article "Swollen and Stuck Lug Nuts"
ETB Puts Escape in Limp Home Mode
It's been a long road for electronic throttle body (ETB) complaints in Ford and Mercury vehicles. It's been an even longer road for owners with ETBs that are prone to sudden surges, dangerous stalls, and being sent into 'limp home mode' whi…Continue reading article "ETB Puts Escape in Limp Home Mode"
Power Steering (EPAS) Failure
Power steering is one of those things you don't think about until it's gone. And owners of Ford cars with electronic power assisted steering (EPAS) are thinking about it all the damn time, if you catch my drift.Continue reading article "Power Steering (EPAS) Failure"
Explorer's Exploding Rear Windows
It doesn't matter if the temperature is hot or cold, or even if the car is moving or parked, the rear windows of some Ford Explorer, Escape, Edge and Mercury Mountaineers SUVs are just exploding at random.Continue reading article "Explorer's Exploding Rear Windows"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- power steering failure in the 2008 Escape
- transmission failure in the 2008 Escape
- transmission cooler failure - tsb exists in the 2008 Escape
- rear window exploded in the 2010 Escape
- excessive rusting in the 2012 Escape
What Breaks the Most
2nd Generation (2008–2012) Escape Key Numbers
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has closed their investigation into electronic throttle body (ETB) problems in Ford vehicles after Ford agreed to fix 1.6 million of their cars and SUVs.
Just don't call it a recall. Oh no, Ford has spun this one into a "customer satisfaction program." The program extends the warranty on the ETB for up to 10 years or 150,000 miles from the warranty start date of the vehicle and encourages owners to visit a Ford dealer to have their vehicle's software updated.…keep reading article "Ford Agrees to Fix 1.6 Million Vehicles That 'Limp Home'"