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Find a quiet piece of road or driveway after a fresh snowfall and stomp that brake pedal, if there's ABS you'll feel it. I wasn't sure on my 06'. The system doesn't kick in very often, I had to force an intentional slide to check if it was working.
 

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LOL... my 02 isn't "smooth to non-detectable". I get a fairly noticeable kickback in the brake pedal when ABS activates and a few misc. mechanical noises. I know when it activates. It's not nearly as obvious in my Escape as it was in my old Civic. That thing made all sorts of racket when the ABS kicked in... :bill:
 

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When I press the brake I feel nothing on the pedal, and the car stops like I've been drifting (rear end on a side).
It means no ABS, but I sought that this car has a ABS no doubt...crap
...so I hoped it just been broken or so...
 

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So you are saying you've tried it in the snow and the rear slides out when you hit the brakes? Are you hitting the brake lightly or mashing it? Sometimes when I am going slowly and hit he brake very lightly, the ABS won't activate and my Escape will slide...

Are you in the US? I thought ABS was standard here but I'm not sure about outside the US.
 

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Yea, I in Cleveland, Ohio...it doesn't matter how hard I press the brake, it just slides. I did it on snow, it is easier to check.
I know how the ABS work and how it feels on the pedal...I thought that newer cars should have ABS no matter how it is loaded. I guess I'm wrong :(
 

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Yea, I in Cleveland, Ohio...it doesn't matter how hard I press the brake, it just slides. I did it on snow, it is easier to check.
I know how the ABS work and how it feels on the pedal...I thought that newer cars should have ABS no matter how it is loaded. I guess I'm wrong :(
(I'm 30 mi. east of Cleveland)
My '01 & '04 have anti-locks, I'm pretty sure they are standard, strange... :confused:
 

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LOL... my 02 isn't "smooth to non-detectable". I get a fairly noticeable kickback in the brake pedal when ABS activates and a few misc. mechanical noises. I know when it activates. It's not nearly as obvious in my Escape as it was in my old Civic. That thing made all sorts of racket when the ABS kicked in... :bill:
Hello Rob. My 06 escape ABS is quite noticeable.
Have only used it in emergency situations. There is a kickback, that feels like a pulsing sensation.
It is definitely not a, " smooth to non-detectable " system. :shrug:
There is pulsing and kickback, but no other sounds. Incredibly accurate and competent. :thumb:
The only things to make a racket, while doing the ABS stopping were my tires.
Tires when squealing were very loud. Also i must have left, a bit of rubber on the road.
Safety has priority. But i found it a bit painful, because my tires were new. :cry:
OOPS! The tires left some black stains on road surface. :lol:

EXCELLENT! I managed to avoid wearing, three red kangaroos that were over six foot in height.
My heavy duty nudge bar, would not deflect much. Worst case scenario?
Blood and guts on the escape, plus a fair chance of a mangled engine bonnet.
Also maybe kangaroo mutilation, stuffing up radiator fan belt.
Mangled headlights.

Upon hearing my tires squeal, those big red roos went hoppity hop off into the bush. The ' ABS ' saved the day. :yahoo: My darling little tonka (Escape ) remained intact. :heart:
 

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What model Escape do you have tarik? I just looked through the Ford truck brochure from 2002 and saw that the XLS did not have ABS standard. It was an option. It was standard only on the XLT's...
 

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JoeyK said:
tarik said:
Yea, I in Cleveland, Ohio...it doesn't matter how hard I press the brake, it just slides. I did it on snow, it is easier to check.
I know how the ABS work and how it feels on the pedal...I thought that newer cars should have ABS no matter how it is loaded. I guess I'm wrong :(
(I'm 30 mi. east of Cleveland)
My '01 & '04 have anti-locks, I'm pretty sure they are standard, strange... :confused:
So, that's east of Colebrook? Maybe you are in Andover?
 

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JoeyK said:
tarik said:
Yea, I in Cleveland, Ohio...it doesn't matter how hard I press the brake, it just slides. I did it on snow, it is easier to check.
I know how the ABS work and how it feels on the pedal...I thought that newer cars should have ABS no matter how it is loaded. I guess I'm wrong :(
(I'm 30 mi. east of Cleveland)
My '01 & '04 have anti-locks, I'm pretty sure they are standard, strange... :confused:
So, that's east of Colebrook? Maybe you are in Andover?
Geneva, just south of the lake a few miles. :thumb:
 

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Ah! Used to live in Orwell. Graduate from Grand Valley HS in 1970 and left the area for good in 1972. I did go back once in 1996 (?) for a class reunion. It's good to "see" someone from up in my old neighborhood.
 

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You're welcome. Glad we could figure this one out but I'm sorry the Escape didn't have this feature... good luck with it while you do have it :)
 
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