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so last week my escape tranny started to act up. when i would hit the gas to pass someone the rpm's would jump up then it would bang into gear. this was on sunday so I took it to a local dealership on the wednesday and was told it was the computer so they flashed it and i was on my home and it was doing it again. now on thursday i took it back again and was told they could not find the problem and that the service manager wanted to take it home over night. So i asked if he would replace my gas and was told no so i told them no he cant take it home and i left with my "broken truck". after a week it was getting worse and i took it back for a 3rd time and got the service manager to go for a test drive with me we left the dealership and didnt even make it past the used car lot when it acted up and he took it right back into the garage. So now i find out today that the left side half shaft is loose, the tranny case is leaking, and a soloniod in the valve body has to be replace that is why my escape would go into gear and then pop right back out. All this and i have only owned my escape for 6 months. :wall:
 

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That sucks, Ross ! I sure hate to hear this. They have to fix it because it is under warranty but I know that the hassle and inconvenience to you is a real pain. Definitely not something to be expected from a new vehicle. :(
 

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I wonder if this is related to that seal leak being discussed last week. A member wanted to buy an ex-rental Escape that had a transmission seal leak at one of the halfshafts, and he said his research told him this was a common problem. I hope the new 6-speed doesn't gain the reputation of the CD4E.
 

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Sadly this is becoming more and more common. I noticed mine leaking but no ill effects at 8k. How many on yours when it started?

Push your dealer (or find another that will) to get a new trans, not just a housing. My dealer registered it inoperable with Ford and it was enough to get them/me a new trans. Of course they get a new half shaft too, but I'd really push them for the whole trans. Not to mention there was a national backorder on the housing or was two week ago when I got mine back.
 

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i just found out on thursday last week they wount start on in till wed of this week and they have most of the parts in stock and one coming to windsor ont from edmonton
 

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My cousin works at a Ford Dealer as a Technician and at Christmas dinner he ask if I had a leak on my 09 he also said it was a common problem a long with coolant leaks.
 

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I'm checking at every gas fill-up for the transmission fluid leak... Apparently it's not a matter of "if" but "when"

At least we'll all get free transmission repairs for a while. [Free transmission fluid is nice]
 

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still no word on when ill be getting my escape back now but it looks by the end of next week. they wanted to give me a focus as a rental and i laughed at them and ended up getting a new fusion as a rental after driving it for a few hours i kinda like it lol
 

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The new Fusion is a fanstaic ride. In fact all of Ford's new product is pretty much fantastic.

From what I read though the Fusion has the same 6-speed transmission in it [as the Escape] so....
 

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The new Fusion is a fanstaic ride. In fact all of Ford's new product is pretty much fantastic.

From what I read though the Fusion has the same 6-speed transmission in it [as the Escape] so....
My wife has a new 2010 Fusion as a company car (pharmaceutical sales rep). She had it for 3 months and the transmission went on it. She got a rental for 3 weeks while it was being fixed. Basically it was not shifting correctly, flared at different points and just had no power at times. Since getting fixed it seems fine. I drive it often and I don't notice any odd shift points or flaring. It is actually fun to drive although I don't like the seats.
 

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well as it sits i am still waiting for parts. But the best part is i went to get something from my truck and noticed my plates were not on the truck so i went inside to ask and they didnt know they were missing. it turns out someone came in late at night and stole my licence plates. good thing is the dealership is paying for new plates. if there is anyone from the windsor on area do not goto performance ford that was my first mistake bringing my escape there only because they are close to my house. :doh:
 

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Did the dealership not put your vehicle in a fenced lot? I know that fences only keep the honest people out but geez.
 

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no it was behind their shop they dont have a fenced lot
 

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i had my escape towed to the dealership where i bought it last week and talked to them today and was told my parts came in early and they also said i could have it back either later today or tomarrow
 

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finally after 3 weeks and 2 dealerships i get my escape back today
 

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Well I truely hope that the dealer was sucessful in fixing your leak. Who knows, maybe Ford tried some experimental fix on your truck that paves the way for everyone else's tranmsission fix.
 

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the stuff that was fixed on my truck were all tsb's but im just really happy to have it back
 
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