by transyamber on Aug 29, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escape XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I wish I had know that when I bought my 2001 Escape used in 2006 that the transmissions were so bad. I had to have the transmission rebuilt last year and am still paying for it. The bad part is it left me sitting beside the road last week. These are horrible transmissions to get worked on. Then they just break again. After $2000 and a complete rebuild the transmission died before there was 4000 miles on it! I do like it when it's working right.
by candybandy on Apr 3, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escape XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I love to drive our fun Escape! I love it sooo much! The problem is, it hasnt even reached 150K and it's already causing more problems more than it's worth. Around 70k one of the back door locks broke, and ever since then it's been a downhill of brakes, tires, lights going out, fan belts, you name it. Right now our transmission is going out and I'm very sad. It's parts act like it's well over 200k but it looks almost brand new! I love the smooth ride of this and the quick turns it does. It's a great small SUV. Since this is a first year, I think if you bought a later model you would be better because they probably would have all the kinks out.
by Rick on Dec 3, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escape XLT 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought my fully loaded Escape new in January 2001 and though well maintained I have had nothing but problems since the warranty expired. Repairs: washer fluid sensor, stereo display, master cylinder, cv boots, cruise control, rear hatch lock, air conditioner. Interior trim pieces fall off faster than the mechanic can put them back on. The leather trim on the door panels is peeling off. Air conditioning sprang a leak at 38K miles and is leaking again for the third time. Various problems cause check engine light to come on intermittently. By far the WORST vehicle I have ever owned.
The Escape is Ford's new SUV. Smaller in size than the Explorer (and dwarfed by an Excursion), the 2001 Ford Escape competes in the same class as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Its main calling cards are an optional V6 engine and a large interior.
I've got a 2001 Ford Escape, which I love. It just turned over 100,000. I'd like to hang on to the car for another two years. But I haven't found any reliable information about what the average "...
I put my 2001 escape in reverse and it got stuck, so I turned off the ignition and now it won't start and it is still in reverse. Someone told me it could just be my linkage needs adjusting. The probl...