Sorry for your new car issues.kek7648 said:I have a 5 month old 2009 Escape 4 cylinder and the axle seal started leaking. This then began a chain of events that are as follows:
Engine started bucking, no engine light went on
Engine would not shift from 1st to 2nd smoothly- although it is automatic transmission
front driver side axle needed to be completely replaced due to axle seal leaking
took car in and 2 WEEKS LATER, THEY CANNOT FIND THE BUSHING NEEDED TO DO THE REPLACEMENT
they will not pay for a rental and they do not have a loaner system at this dealership. the car is on the lift, no front tires and the engine is in pieces.
I received confirmation dealership this is a wide spread issue and the parts are hard to come by since they are in the midst of a 'remodel'.
I will never get another ford and if anyone buys this car, good luck!
Nothing like this with our car, or any Ford I've ever had, front or rear drive. :shrug:
I'll keep going back to Ford. Better reliability than just about any other car on the road, so your options are limited. Just my opinion based upon big numbers and facts. For comparisons sake. CR, says it's even better than the site below does.
No rah-rah blather, just some info. Check this thread out: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=548&p=80988&hilit=members+numbers#p80988