I purchased my 2010 Escape Limited in November 2009. The bells & whistles attracted me to it. But man, this vehicle has been a nightmare since day 1. The transmission is total crap. It's been in the shop 9 times in 4 years for transmission issues. Now the trans is on the verge of complete failure. Throttle body died at 59k miles, A/C blower is going out, heated seats gave out. It's slowly falling apart. The dealership is always giving me the run-around and repairs are starting to become costly. This is my 6th Ford and sadly it will be my last. I've lost all faith in their products.
2010 Ford Escape Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
When I turned on the AC for the first time this year it made a loud grinding noise for a few seconds, then never cooled. Took it in to the dealership to check and for regular 45,000 mile maintenance. Dealer called and gave the following description of the problem ..."in the AC dryer there is a filter bag with "little blue balls" of dessicant. It seems that it is a very common problem that these filter bags burst and flood the entire AC system with the balls (aka "debris") which causes all the parts to fail and or clog. Many of the parts can't be effectively flushed so the have to be replaced." The cost to replace the entire AC system (all valves, tubes, hoses, evaporator, compressor, condens
Expensive Repairs under 50,000 miles!
Condescending/ Rude Customer Service agents who will discuss "the limitations of your new car warranty" only.
I have been a Toyota owner for years...and last year I bought an Escape.
I did not have too many problems with it until I went to get the tranmission flushed about 3 weeks ago.
The tranmission fluid was so black that the mechanic had to flush it twice costing me the price of 2 flushes.
Anyway, he told me that the transmission could go at any time and that I should just sell the vehicle if I didnt want to spend $4000 on a new one.
This is a 2010 with 75,000 miles on it!
Needless to say, I traded it in this weekend for a Toyota Tacoma.
I will NEVER buy another Ford again.
This is my 2nd Ford in 5 years and my 4th transmission.
I had a Ford Fusion that had a transmission fail 1,500 miles past warranty and was stuck 250 miles from home.
Ended up working a deal with a Ford dealer in Los Banos and bought a 2010 Ford Escape with 38k miles.
3 months later the transmission failed.
Got a new tranny from factory (no cost) and now a yr later it has failed again.
Dealer looked up history and learned this will be the car's 4th transmission.
There seems to be a lot of forums and posts about how bad Ford's transmissions are.
Car is no good if the transmission doesn't work.
Wish I limped into a Chevy or Honda dealer down in Los Banos.
Like I said in the review, can't find any favorite features when the transmission doesn't work.
Seems like Ford has forgotten how to build quality cars.
Maybe they should go to some of their competitors and learn how to build a quality product.