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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Ford Escapes Suffers 4th Recall Since Launch

Hey! Another recall on the new Ford Escape. For engine fires-again. Only three recalls for engines fires, and one for braked pedal getting stuck. Solid start to production.

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Haha, I've thought all along that the latest commercial for the Fusion is spot on. You know, the part where they take the car over the cliff.

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I fell bad for them. I really do. I was really pulling for Ford, as they have the most attractive lineup out of all American car companies. The Fusion is really a nice looking car, and the new Escape is nice, too. But with potential engine fires and brake pedal issues, there goes my Ford stocks I've just bought a week ago.
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The 1st generation Focus and Escape had a lot of recalls when they first came out, so Ford is just continuing along. This Escape is basically a 1st generation model as it is completely different from previous versions, sharing only the name and one engine.

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I cant say nothing to this, when i hit a deer last month in my 2011 subaru forester, i had the choice of a rental. It was first supposed to be a Ford Edge which i didnt like at all from the 10mile ride, so they offered me the 2013 ford escape sel so i jumped on it. i wanted to hate it because its a ford i really did. But the more i drove it the more i was falling in love i think. it had all the neat gadgets(except a sunroof). The 1.6L turbo pulled like a champ and that on a 6spd tranny made it a blast to drive. But now i got my Subaru back, im just hoping for a ton of snow this year so i can bring my mood back up when driving it. After my experience with the Escape i learned one thing.. NEVER BUY A NON TURBO AGAIN!
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The 1st generation Focus and Escape had a lot of recalls when they first came out, so Ford is just continuing along. This Escape is basically a 1st generation model as it is completely different from previous versions, sharing only the name and one engine.
The engines are new but the rest of it has been sold in Europe for a few years as the Kuga.

On paper that 1.6l is a pretty nice little engine, but clearly there are issues to be worked out.
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Well, I can't speak to the new Escape, but the 2.3L engine in the "old" Escape is tough. My son drove his 2008 on a dry sump for three miles after sheering the oil filter off. Basically drove it home with an empty sump, "but kept it under 30mph." No apparent engine damage. Valve cover and oil pan pulled for inspection. Oil was Motorcraft 5W20 synthetic blend (Conoco-Phillips), which is what was always ran in the car. 64,000 miles on it when this happened.

Made me a believer in the Ford 2.3 liter engine (and motor oil made by Conoco-Phillips).

@ 80,000+ miles now, its still running quiet, pulls strong, same fuel economy as always, and no increase in oil consumption than before.

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