About Ford Escape
Ford Escape is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by Ford Motor Company since 2000. The first Ford Escape was launched in 2000 for the 2011 model year. As it is developed along with Mazda who is the leading engineering, it has also received some recognition. The Ford Escape Hybrid won the North American Truck of the Year award for 2005 and it was given the "Top Safety Pic" award until 2010. Up till now, it has been produced for three generations.
The second generation Ford Escape (2007-2012) was released at the 2006 Los Angeles International Auto Show. A Ford Escape Adventure Concept was revealed at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. It offered trim levels like Hybrid, Hybrid Limited, Limited, XLS, and XLT and so on. Available engines were 2.3 L Duratec 23 inline 4-cylinder engine, 2.5 L Duratec 25 inline 4-cylinder engine and 3.0 L Duratec 30 V6 engine. All engines were attached to 5-speed manual, 4-speed CD4E automatic and 6-speed 6F35 automatic transmissions. The third generation Ford Escape (2012-present) was released to North American markets in 2012 for the 2013 model year. It now is only available in three trim levels: S, SE and Titanium.
Ford Escape Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Everything has an expired date, while in car the expired date begins when it starts to show problems. For drivers who have years' experience in driving Ford Escape, here are the most common problems they have encountered:
First, engine issues. Escape owners complained that they felt an obvious loss of engine performance. Exact expressions included slow acceleration, poor fuel economy as well as decrease in power. Sometimes, engine would misfire, shake, sag on one side and give out abnormal noises. Constant overheating engine may also happen due to leaking coolant. Once you sense or suspect your Escape encountered same problem, intake manifold gasket, spark plug, motor and transmission mount or engine mount should be the first to check out.
Second, electrical issues and transmission failure. General speaking, modern vehicle would have lots of electrical problems as many electronic components are equipped with. For Ford Escape, dim or flickering gauges or squealing noise behind the dashboard caused by broken instrument cluster or speedometer is usual. And transmission failure is usually brought about by a bad transfer case seal.
Besides above mentioned auto parts, fog light bulb and fog light bulb that could play important roles in adverse weather conditions such as heavy snow or rain, foggy, windy or dark nights should get more attention. As they are easy to wear especially used under extreme conditions, you should replace them periodically.
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