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Just bought a 08 Escape XLT V6 FWD from my good friend for 1500, it has 95k miles, just wondering if there's anything I should be on the lookout for with preventative maintenance and common problems! Traction control light is on but that's it.. any feedback appreciated
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Just bought a 08 Escape XLT V6 FWD from my good friend for 1500, it has 95k miles, just wondering if there's anything I should be on the lookout for with preventative maintenance and common problems! Traction control light is on but that's it.. any feedback appreciated View attachment 2811
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Without knowing what maintenance has been done on this vehicle, I would suggest changing all fluids/filters/spark plugs鈥 Full tuneup and vehicle inspection.
If you got a owners manual with the vehicle, look at the scheduled maintenance section in the front.

traction control light could be indicating a few things, even that just the button is pushed to turn it off.
you can get an inexpensive forscan code reader to figure out what exactly is going on.
 
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