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Vibration at Highway Speeds
By seadog2 on
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2006 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Review
Love the style and size and gas efficiency, but on the drive home from the dealer I noticed a vibration at 55mph - drove for about a month (thinking break in) and it never went away. Took to dealer and they "road force balanced" the tires - this appeared to hold for about 20 miles. It's back - apparently there are a few others who have experienced this (NHTSA reports and Usenet). No specific remedy! I will be going back to the dealer and giving them their 3 tries to fix - then its the lemon law. Other than the vibration - I love the little SUV. I test drove a couple of Escape rental cars and did not experience the vibration in those cars.
Favorite Features
Good all around view. Good gas mileage for a SUV. Sufficient room for 4 adults. Love the moon roof (my first in 40 years of driving). Flat folding rear seats (easy to do) for rear storage.
Suggested Improvements
Front bucket seats need to be more padded or firmer. Small instrument panel (particularly the speedometer). Factor standard 6-CD changer/AM-FM radio lacks capability of others (Music ID, etc.) Have to remove rear head rests (and find a place to put them) when folding rear seats flat.
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