Looked On Web And Found Out Needed New Transmission Cooler Had To Have Replaced At My Own Expense Since The Transmission Cooler Has Nothing To Do With The Transmission And Is Not Covered Under The powertrain Warranty. The release switch is the button located under the liftgate chrome bezel that you press to open the liftgate or the rear glass. Despite its new look, the 2008 Ford Escape's chassis, engines and transmissions are, for the most part, carry-overs from the previous model. The Resulting Issue Created By This Problem, Documented Several Places Is A Transmission Failure. Had I not still be covered under warranty this would have been a very expensive and upsetting repair.
I find it easy to parallel park which is a must since I live in an urban area. We love the rear glass open feature which allows you to just pop open the rear glass and reach in without lifting open the whole large tailgate door. However, with this winter's early harsh, cold blasts, we've seen a significant reduction in mileage, both per-tank and per trip, that seems to be tied to the weather from a typical 29-31 down to, currently 21. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. The Transmission Oil Cooler Is Currently Being Replaced. Ford's standard Safety Canopy includes side-curtain airbags that deploy in the event of a side impact or impending rollover situation. Riding real rough at times with a rattling noise when slowing down getting ready to stop, sounded as if the axle or something was going to drop in the middle of the street.
I regularly get 36~37mpg and occasionally in late spring or early fall 70 ish degrees, moderate humidity can get up to or a little above 40mpg. In all non-hybrid models, rear brakes are drums. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Going down a long hill, say 2000' descent in 5 miles, I'll lose the engine braking partway down and have to use the brakes. I was able to change that out myself so not much money out of pocket.
Additionally, the gears do not seem to catch between 50-65mph. If you take a modern car to a road course, they will never teach you to use engine braking, you slow down if your brakes are getting too hot. My escape Was Purchased In June Of 2007 And Has Just Gone Out Of Warranty Had Just Over 40,000 Miles When Fluid Started Leaking. Eventually computer told me 5% oil life left, so I planned to take it in. The interior is not luxurious but simple and functional. I Called ford Consumer Hotline — They Refused To Do Anything. The Cooler Leaks The Transmission Fluid Causing The Vehicles Transmission To Slip And Then Eventually Does Not Engage Into Gear.
I have to shut the car off and restart it and it will work. Center Console Storage Space The revised center console features a storage compartment large enough to hide a laptop computer, a rubber-lined storage tray to keep electronic devices from sliding around and an optional 110-volt power outlet. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. I Researched This Problem Online And Found That It Is Extremely Common With 2008 escapes. Jan 15, 2009 I Brought My 2008 ford escape Into The Dealership After Noticing It Was Leaking Transmission Fluid Toward The Front Passenger-side Of The Car. With the nav system you also get an energy flow monitor that tracks power transfer between the engine, drive wheels and battery as well as overall fuel economy.
Start the engine and then turn the air conditioner to the coolest setting, if your automobile does not have an air conditioner skip this step. All three Escape engines have a timing chain, there is no timing belt. Because it engages the rear brakes only, you might then overheat the drums. It provides better acceleration and the ability to tow up to 3,500 pounds, but its fuel economy ratings are in the high teens and low twenties. They Automatically Said It Would Take A Couple Of Days And Got Me A Rental Car Till Tuesday. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
Check online for most reported issues and beware of transmission issues. Also, I had to buy cross bars for the roof rack as an accessory. I also decked out the options except the nav system. Also, the front seats and steering wheel are leather. Nov 13, 2009 Leaking Automatic Transmission Fluid From A Weld On The Transmission Fluid Cooling Unit, Car Has 41000 Miles.
While Driving Approximately 5 Mph On Normal Road Conditions, The Transmission Began To Shift Improperly. Unable to driv vehicle, needed tow. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Cleaned Area And Noticed Fluid Dripping From Where The Tubes Enter The Cooler. I Was Almost Hit By The Car Behind Me. I Did Note Today, That Just Recently Someone Else Had The Same Issue That Was Reported To The Nhtsa Database.
Love the look and feel of the car. Feb 19, 2009 I Am Filing This Complaint On Behalf Of My Daughter. If we see any obvious fluid loss in the engine compartment or on the ground , we should also have the system tested. When It Was Taken To The Dealership They Told Me It Has A Bad Transfer Case. There Is No Evidence To Suggest It Was Caused By An Outside Source, Rather A Faulty Line That Cracked. But without a scangauge or similar device that can tell you important system parameters, it's hard to see what's happening.