2004 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Love to drive/hate to repair
ADVERTISEMENT

2004 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

271 Total Reviews

All Models

ADVERTISEMENT
Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
Performance
Comfort
Fun-to-Drive
Interior
Exterior
Build Quality
Reliability Value
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Love to drive/hate to repair
By R. Sutphin on

Vehicle

2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

It is a fun vehicle on trips. I average 21-25 mpg on long trips. However at 92,000 the transmission went out. Quite an expense for a fairly new SUV. In early 2009 the torque converter and wheel bearings had to be replaced. The check engine light remains on (no one can find a problem). After less than an hour of driving the overdrive light starts flashing and the transmission starts shifting very hard (again no one can find a problem). Airbag light stays on now (sensors have been replaced). I am putting a daughter through college right now, otherwise it would have been traded. I have always been a Ford customer, but this has not been a great experience.

Best Features

It is very roomy. Goes great in snow. Love the choice of going in or out of 4wd. Plenty of power.

Worst Features

Transmission is awful! Better warranty to cover constant repairs.
Recommend (2) (0)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT