2002 Ford Escape
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Jordan Clark

Hutchinson, KS

#1 Feb 26, 2006
I am 16 years old and looking at a used 02 Ford Escape, just wanted people's opinions on this: do you people think that the escape is girly or made for old people in anyway??? thanks for the opinions...
Robert Wilson

United States

#3 May 24, 2006
Has anyone had the trouble of hitting the gas and noticing a vibration. Replaced both motor mounts, checked the exhaust to make sure it wasn't loose and it still has a dull vibration. Also noticed that every so often when you turn the wheel to the right or left it may pop a few times. Its like a tierod end is bad. I figured maybe the problem is coupled with the problem I stated. If anyone has had this trouble and knows a fix let me know. Thanks
Greg

Melbourne, Australia

#4 Jun 15, 2006
Robert Wilson wrote:
Has anyone had the trouble of hitting the gas and noticing a vibration. Replaced both motor mounts, checked the exhaust to make sure it wasn't loose and it still has a dull vibration. Also noticed that every so often when you turn the wheel to the right or left it may pop a few times. Its like a tierod end is bad. I figured maybe the problem is coupled with the problem I stated. If anyone has had this trouble and knows a fix let me know. Thanks
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I am experiencing a similar problem, I am getting a grinding/squeeking from the front passenger side of the car. Had a wheel alignment done and mechanic said all looks ok underneath. Changed the disc rotors and pads and the noise is still there along with a clunking at times. I sprayed the cv rubber covers with WD40 and a silicone spray, the noise appears to go away until the lube "burns" off and its back again. I am lost for answers, and dont want to get ripped off by a mechanic even though I suspect the CV joints are possibly the problem.
Natashia

Fogo, Canada

#5 Jun 22, 2006
Jordan Clark wrote:
I am 16 years old and looking at a used 02 Ford Escape, just wanted people's opinions on this: do you people think that the escape is girly or made for old people in anyway??? thanks for the opinions...
I bought a 2002 escape last summer( July 2005 49000kms ) I love the vehicle. Its great on gas; however, I wouldn't tell anybody to buy one. I had mine for a week and it almost broke down going up my road. It was loosing power and I was told it was misfiring. It was covered under warrenty. Then only a month later, it was ticking when I'd start it up in the morning. That was the manifold ( I think ) again, covered under warrenty. Then 2 months later, the passenger side door lock jammed and wouldn't open. I had someone else look at it. They were able to unlock it and disarm the mechanism. That only worked for a month or two and it happened again. They did the same thing for me again and only two months later it happened agaiin. After that, I took it back to the dealer ( that was this past April 2006 ) They charged me over $ 400 to fix it which included discounts on parts and labour,(wasn't covered under warrenty). Here it is six weeks later and the lock jammed again. I just dropped it off this morning to see what the problem is and they think it's a faulty actuator. But I haven't heard yet. I'm ready to burn it. If you do decide to buy an escape, search the internet for common problems with 2002 ford esacpes and you'll find other problems that can occur . If you do buy one, MAKE SURE YOU BUY AN EXTENDED WARRENTY. GOOD LUCK. I'D SUGGEST BUYING A FOREIGN VEHICLE LIKE A HONDA OR TOYOTA.
Natashia

Fogo, Canada

#6 Jun 22, 2006
Jordan Clark wrote:
I am 16 years old and looking at a used 02 Ford Escape, just wanted people's opinions on this: do you people think that the escape is girly or made for old people in anyway??? thanks for the opinions...
I'd just like to add another problem I had with my SUV. I'd only had it about 3-4 months and a tire rod end ceased up and needed to be replaced. It was covered under warrenty. BUt this did cause a lot of squeaking when I made a turn. Also, everytime I had the truck in, it cost me $ 50.00 for the deductible on the warrenty.

Just thought you should know.
brent

Zanesville, OH

#7 Jul 6, 2006
my girlfriend owns a 2001 ford escape and seems to have similar problems. turning the wheel back and forth makes a popping noise from the right front. i also believe the bearing has gone bad in the right front. ive been told the cv joints are known for deteriating but the noise could be a tie rod, cv joint, or strut.....where do i begin....any answers???
Chris

Niceville, FL

#8 Jul 8, 2006
Change the transmission fluid (flush) and the problem will vanish. I also had my fuel injectors cleaned.
Robert Wilson wrote:
Has anyone had the trouble of hitting the gas and noticing a vibration....If anyone has had this trouble and knows a fix let me know. Thanks
lyricalart

Lynchburg, VA

#9 Jul 17, 2006
My 2002 Escapes makes a clicking noise when I tap the brake to change from Park to Reverse. It has a hard time going into Reverse. Sometimes after I have shifted into reverse it takes a few taps on the gas pedal to get it to move. Recently it began vibrating in the front end as I was driving down the road. Has anyone had similar problems? Is my transmission almost shot?
Jackson

Victoria, Canada

#10 Jul 24, 2006
brent wrote:
my girlfriend owns a 2001 ford escape and seems to have similar problems. turning the wheel back and forth makes a popping noise from the right front. i also believe the bearing has gone bad in the right front. ive been told the cv joints are known for deteriating but the noise could be a tie rod, cv joint, or strut.....where do i begin....any answers???
Mine had to have both tie rods replaced but it shows up as high speed vibration in the wheel. The noise on the passenger side you are referring to is the motor mount located just beside the radiator tank because mine does the same thing. Does the noise disappear at higher speeds? If so it's the mount. Expensive to replace but not a safety issue just annoying.
Mark

Glace Bay, Canada

#11 Aug 14, 2006
My 2002 escape blew the engine (6cyl) last week with only 100000 kms on it. $5700 for a new one plus labour.
Kyle

United States

#12 Aug 20, 2006
I have a 2001 Escape, and the engine fan keeps coming on after only a few minuets of driving. Checked the A/C units and the coolant is fine but wears down after long trip due to the heat. Any answers?
Jenny

Scott, LA

#13 Sep 3, 2006
Has anyone ever had a problem with their escape dying?? I can get it started, and it will run as long as I give it gas, but even if I rev it really high, as soon as I let go of the gas it dies. I'm pissed because I brought it to the dealership reporting this problem, less than a year ago, I paid my $50 deductable for them to tell me that they couldn't find anything wrong. Now, no matter what I don't it won't stay alive. HELP!! I can't afford to tow it to them and pay them to look at it, and have no results.
Lisa

Calabash, NC

#14 Sep 11, 2006
Jenny wrote:
Has anyone ever had a problem with their escape dying?? I can get it started, and it will run as long as I give it gas, but even if I rev it really high, as soon as I let go of the gas it dies. I'm pissed because I brought it to the dealership reporting this problem, less than a year ago, I paid my $50 deductable for them to tell me that they couldn't find anything wrong. Now, no matter what I don't it won't stay alive. HELP!! I can't afford to tow it to them and pay them to look at it, and have no results.
I had the same problem. Idle air control (IAC) valve needed replaced. Apparently this happens on a lot of Escapes.
Kirsetn

Hood River, OR

#15 Sep 12, 2006
Greg wrote:
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I am experiencing a similar problem, I am getting a grinding/squeeking from the front passenger side of the car. Had a wheel alignment done and mechanic said all looks ok underneath. Changed the disc rotors and pads and the noise is still there along with a clunking at times. I sprayed the cv rubber covers with WD40 and a silicone spray, the noise appears to go away until the lube "burns" off and its back again. I am lost for answers, and dont want to get ripped off by a mechanic even though I suspect the CV joints are possibly the problem.
I have been getting a clunking that sounds like it's coming from the front of my car, esp. when going over bumps. I was told I needed to replace the 'sway bar end links', and actually found a reference to that clunking on another internet site. Not sure if that's the same problem you're experiencing. I just found this out today, so I have not had the repair done yet.
Larry

Orlando, FL

#16 Sep 18, 2006
Jenny wrote:
Has anyone ever had a problem with their escape dying?? I can get it started, and it will run as long as I give it gas, but even if I rev it really high, as soon as I let go of the gas it dies. I'm pissed because I brought it to the dealership reporting this problem, less than a year ago, I paid my $50 deductable for them to tell me that they couldn't find anything wrong. Now, no matter what I don't it won't stay alive. HELP!! I can't afford to tow it to them and pay them to look at it, and have no results.
I had the same problem and Ford just fixed it. They said it was the IAC (Idle Air Control) getting dirty or malfunctioning. According to some comments on the internet, it is an item that a handy person can clean. Good luck.
Raya

Pahoa, HI

#17 Sep 24, 2006
Ok, here goes: I was reversing my '01 Ford Escape (auto trans), manuevering a trailer, when I stopped completely then turned off the car with it still in reverse gear. When I tried to shift the stick into park, the gear shift wouldn't budge. It's stuck in reverse. I can turn the key, the lights and radio operate, but it won't start (because its not in neutral) and it is firmly stuck in reverse. I will probably have to have it towed in the morning, but does problem sound familiar to anyone and what do you think went wront? Thanks.
janet nova scotia

Berwick, Canada

#18 Sep 30, 2006
I have a 2002 Ford Escape XLT. I love it. I have had a reoccuring problem with the windows. If I drive 45 minutes the windows fail to work and I just noticed the dome light fails to work also . If I stop the vehicle and restart it , everything works.
No one can figure it out.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Mark

Keaau, HI

#19 Oct 8, 2006
Wish I knew what your problem was. This evening my 2002 Tribute locked up in Neutral. I could not move the gear lever to Park or Drive. I will tow it tomorrow. Who fixed your Escape?
Raya wrote:
Ok, here goes: I was reversing my '01 Ford Escape (auto trans), manuevering a trailer, when I stopped completely then turned off the car with it still in reverse gear. When I tried to shift the stick into park, the gear shift wouldn't budge. It's stuck in reverse. I can turn the key, the lights and radio operate, but it won't start (because its not in neutral) and it is firmly stuck in reverse. I will probably have to have it towed in the morning, but does problem sound familiar to anyone and what do you think went wront? Thanks.
Paul

Decatur, GA

#21 Oct 21, 2006
My Escape V6 is dying at idle as well. Autozone read the code (cuz its free vs $85 at dealer) and it read P1507 - idle under speed. Duh. Its stalling. Ofcourse idle is under speed.

Anyways, from what Im reading, sounds like the IAC is on the fritz. Not too bad,$70 vs $140 for my VW.

OK as for your alls clunking noises when turning. Mine had same exact problem. Dealer ended up replacing right control arm (most likely because the bushing had worn out). Easier to replace entire control arm than press in new bushings. Covered under warranty, now Im off warranty (2 weeks to the day, and get a check engine light. F U murphy!)

Back to original question - is Escape V6 suitale for a 16yr old. Not really dude. My wife drives it around with our kid, and I like it an all but its not very stylish. I will say that in 100k miles we've have just about NOTHING go wrong, its very reliable, and for an SUV its definitely got some punch to it.

If I were 16 cruising for chicks I'd buy something 2 door, small, rear wheel drive, and manual trans. That'd be the E36 BMW M3! Or Miata. Or Supra, or 3rd Gen RX-7. I had a VW GTI at that age, loved it.

You drive a bus, all your friends are gonna make you drive them around. You dont wanna always be the DD do ya??
emer

United States

#22 Oct 21, 2006
Mine have similar problem.It vibrates when I take off from 1st gear and then it drags when I change to second gear, but I think It was fixed already by changing the clutch slave cylinder and proper bleeding.
lyricalart wrote:
My 2002 Escapes makes a clicking noise when I tap the brake to change from Park to Reverse. It has a hard time going into Reverse. Sometimes after I have shifted into reverse it takes a few taps on the gas pedal to get it to move. Recently it began vibrating in the front end as I was driving down the road. Has anyone had similar problems? Is my transmission almost shot?

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