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2012-07-19 12:32:25 PM  
Wow. What a mess that must be.
 
2012-07-19 12:48:39 PM  
Ford you'll be lucky if you Escape.
 
2012-07-19 12:49:00 PM  
www.imcdb.org

The Bronco's been discontinued. We're trying to shed that whole fugitive on the run thing. This is the Escape.
 
2012-07-19 12:51:02 PM  
I have a 2007 Ford Escape.

Great vehicle, except the check engine light comes on when it gets really hot out and then turns itself off after I retighten the gas cap.
 
2012-07-19 01:12:30 PM  

meat0918: I have a 2007 Ford Escape.

Great vehicle, except the check engine light comes on when it gets really hot out and then turns itself off after I retighten the gas cap.


I have an 05 Honda Odyssey. My light comes on if I don't turn the gas cap a bunch of times. It stays on for 3 days. Annoying.
 
2012-07-19 01:23:01 PM  
I was considering this exact vehicle recently, but I test drove the 2012 Escape first and it was so horrible (and the dealership gave me such a shady vibe) that I just said "Fark it. I'm buying a Subaru Forester."
 
2012-07-19 01:29:59 PM  
Have you detonated a Ford lately?
 
2012-07-19 01:33:42 PM  

FishyFred: I was considering this exact vehicle recently, but I test drove the 2012 Escape first and it was so horrible (and the dealership gave me such a shady vibe) that I just said "Fark it. I'm buying a Subaru Forester."


I'm in the market. How's the Forester working out for you?
 
2012-07-19 01:41:23 PM  
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2012-07-19 01:43:58 PM  
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I'm feelin' a little De'javu
 
2012-07-19 01:57:27 PM  
Of all the cars/trucks/SUVs I've seen on the side of the road or in a parking lot on fire (and there have been many), EVERY SINGLE ONE has been a Ford.

Maybe I'm the statistical outlier.
 
2012-07-19 01:59:09 PM  

SurfaceTension: FishyFred: I was considering this exact vehicle recently, but I test drove the 2012 Escape first and it was so horrible (and the dealership gave me such a shady vibe) that I just said "Fark it. I'm buying a Subaru Forester."

I'm in the market. How's the Forester working out for you?


I like it a lot. It does exactly what I need and nothing more -- which is too bad because I might have liked to have Bluetooth, but the Honda dealership couldn't really get close on price for the new CR-V (which comes with bluetooth standard) with all-wheel drive. But I've had the car for less than a week and I don't use it to commute, so I still don't have a ton of experience with i.
 
2012-07-19 02:57:16 PM  
Should I just put it in neutral and coast to a gentle stop or just slow it down to about 20 and then tuck and roll out?
 
2012-07-19 03:03:32 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Of all the cars/trucks/SUVs I've seen on the side of the road or in a parking lot on fire (and there have been many), EVERY SINGLE ONE has been a Ford.

Maybe I'm the statistical outlier.


clearly there's a serial ford arsonist on the loose in your town. i bet if you caught him you'd be a local hero.
 
2012-07-19 03:53:35 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Of all the cars/trucks/SUVs I've seen on the side of the road or in a parking lot on fire (and there have been many), EVERY SINGLE ONE has been a Ford.

Maybe I'm the statistical outlier.


I can see that, as the GM's aren't even making it out of the driveway.
 
2012-07-19 03:54:25 PM  

SurfaceTension: FishyFred: I was considering this exact vehicle recently, but I test drove the 2012 Escape first and it was so horrible (and the dealership gave me such a shady vibe) that I just said "Fark it. I'm buying a Subaru Forester."

I'm in the market. How's the Forester working out for you?


I"ve had mine since 2002 and it's still going strong.
 
2012-07-19 03:55:30 PM  
What a bland name for a Harrison Ford actioner....
 
2012-07-19 03:56:34 PM  
Hm. I just saw the ad for the new 2013s last night and was all "ooooh PRETTY!". darn. But, I also own a 2001 Escape, which I love, but it has the odd "may drip brake fluid something something" recall. But even though I have the letter, none of the Ford dealers in my area have the parts yet. But the letter does say not to park mine in the garage in case of fire, cause it can start while it's not running. At least with the fuel line issue you can still park in the garage. I CAN'T PARK IN MY GARAGE!

/I keed, I keed
//And I still park mine in the garage. Been 5 months since I got the letter, it's not gone up in flames yet.....
///still lurves my Escape
 
2012-07-19 03:57:09 PM  
Ford:

"STOP DRIVING IMMEDIATELY!

We don't mean just stop driving our car --

STOP DRIVING! NOW!
Use public transportation, get a bicycle, or start walking.

Just STOP DRIVING!"
 
2012-07-19 03:57:13 PM  
wow, I guess a*b*c > x.
 
2012-07-19 03:57:39 PM  

mcwehrle: Hm. I just saw the ad for the new 2013s last night and was all "ooooh PRETTY!". darn. But, I also own a 2001 Escape, which I love, but it has the odd "may drip brake fluid something something" recall. But even though I have the letter, none of the Ford dealers in my area have the parts yet. But the letter does say not to park mine in the garage in case of fire, cause it can start a fire while it's not running. At least with the fuel line issue you can still park in the garage. I CAN'T PARK IN MY GARAGE!

/I keed, I keed
//And I still park mine in the garage. Been 5 months since I got the letter, it's not gone up in flames yet.....
///still lurves my Escape


FTFM
 
2012-07-19 03:57:50 PM  

miss diminutive: Should I just put it in neutral and coast to a gentle stop or just slow it down to about 20 and then tuck and roll out?


Turn the engine off before diving out.
 
2012-07-19 03:57:54 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Of all the cars/trucks/SUVs I've seen on the side of the road or in a parking lot on fire (and there have been many), EVERY SINGLE ONE has been a Ford.

Maybe I'm the statistical outlier.


Only car I've ever seen burst into flames was a Ford Ranger...my Ranger, actually.

/passenger side collision with the front tire, should have been a simple suspension fix. Truck burned to a husk in less than 5 minutes.
 
2012-07-19 03:58:08 PM  
To be fair, it has been a year or so since Fire Marshall Bill put out any new models for Ford.
 
2012-07-19 03:58:57 PM  
Found On Road Dead, indeed...
 
2012-07-19 03:59:35 PM  

Earpj: meat0918: I have a 2007 Ford Escape.

Great vehicle, except the check engine light comes on when it gets really hot out and then turns itself off after I retighten the gas cap.

I have an 05 Honda Odyssey. My light comes on if I don't turn the gas cap a bunch of times. It stays on for 3 days. Annoying.


Hmmm...perhaps a new gas cap might help?
 
2012-07-19 03:59:36 PM  
Fix
Or
Repair or
DIAF
 
2012-07-19 03:59:45 PM  

mcwehrle: Hm. I just saw the ad for the new 2013s last night and was all "ooooh PRETTY!". darn. But, I also own a 2001 Escape, which I love, but it has the odd "may drip brake fluid something something" recall. But even though I have the letter, none of the Ford dealers in my area have the parts yet. But the letter does say not to park mine in the garage in case of fire, cause it can start while it's not running. At least with the fuel line issue you can still park in the garage. I CAN'T PARK IN MY GARAGE!

/I keed, I keed
//And I still park mine in the garage. Been 5 months since I got the letter, it's not gone up in flames yet.....
///still lurves my Escape


The reason they tell you to not park it in your garage is because the brake line can drip on something hot (like the exhaust) and catch on fire. It's bad for your car to burn up. It's really bad for your car to burn up and catch your house on fire especially if you are in it. Park in the driveway or stop being lazy and get it fixed. The dealer definately has the parts by now.
 
2012-07-19 04:00:19 PM  

Earpj: meat0918: I have a 2007 Ford Escape.

Great vehicle, except the check engine light comes on when it gets really hot out and then turns itself off after I retighten the gas cap.

I have an 05 Honda Odyssey. My light comes on if I don't turn the gas cap a bunch of times. It stays on for 3 days. Annoying.


My 05 Mazda 3 did the same thing - "evap purge valve overflow" is what my handy little computer told me. Did it for a whole winter once, and hasn't done it in 2 years.
 
2012-07-19 04:00:28 PM  

mcwehrle: Hm. I just saw the ad for the new 2013s last night and was all "ooooh PRETTY!". darn. But, I also own a 2001 Escape, which I love, but it has the odd "may drip brake fluid something something" recall. But even though I have the letter, none of the Ford dealers in my area have the parts yet. But the letter does say not to park mine in the garage in case of fire, cause it can start while it's not running. At least with the fuel line issue you can still park in the garage. I CAN'T PARK IN MY GARAGE!

/I keed, I keed
//And I still park mine in the garage. Been 5 months since I got the letter, it's not gone up in flames yet.....
///still lurves my Escape


I have an 02 and got the same notice. Good to know the dealerships don't have the parts yet. Thanks. How many recalls have there been on Escapes? I think I've gotten about 6 different notices since I bought it new. It did crack me up that it says not to park it near any buildings. Oh sure. I'll just move to the country.
 
2012-07-19 04:00:36 PM  
I love my Mazda.

It will die of low compression long before it catches fire.

It does puke coolant onto the power steering electrical connector if it overheats though. Good incentive not to let it overheat.
 
2012-07-19 04:01:02 PM  

Prank Monkey: mcwehrle: Hm. I just saw the ad for the new 2013s last night and was all "ooooh PRETTY!". darn. But, I also own a 2001 Escape, which I love, but it has the odd "may drip brake fluid something something" recall. But even though I have the letter, none of the Ford dealers in my area have the parts yet. But the letter does say not to park mine in the garage in case of fire, cause it can start while it's not running. At least with the fuel line issue you can still park in the garage. I CAN'T PARK IN MY GARAGE!

/I keed, I keed
//And I still park mine in the garage. Been 5 months since I got the letter, it's not gone up in flames yet.....
///still lurves my Escape

The reason they tell you to not park it in your garage is because the brake line can drip on something hot (like the exhaust) and catch on fire. It's bad for your car to burn up. It's really bad for your car to burn up and catch your house on fire especially if you are in it. Park in the driveway or stop being lazy and get it fixed. The dealer definately has the parts by now.


Yes, I know. No, they do not. I called tuesday of this week.
 
2012-07-19 04:01:25 PM  
I don't drive a Ford, but it sounds like they're being pretty good about the recall here. Dealer is going to pick up the vehicle and leave the owner a loaner until it's fixed. Plus they say all the repairs will be done in two weeks. Recalls suck, but they're handling this one right at least.
 
2012-07-19 04:01:41 PM  
I almost bought an escape, but went with the Toyota Highlander hybrid. I'm still looking for a "There can only be one" bumper sticker.
 
2012-07-19 04:01:51 PM  
How do you get the car to the shop if you aren't supposed to drive it? It's a little big for UPS...
 
2012-07-19 04:02:15 PM  
My Prius has a big multifunction display in the center of the dashboard, upon which various idiot light/indicators are displayed. One day, I start the car and a giant red exclaimation point fills the display, but the engine still starts (after the usual Prius delay) and I'm able to drive. I look up the symbol and message in the owner's manual. The manual has "if this happens...do this..." type stuff, and most of them are "contact Toyota when possible". This symbol's advice was "pull over immediately and tow your car to Toyota."

Apparently there was an overvoltage in one of the drive batteries or something. Hooray.
 
2012-07-19 04:02:29 PM  

mcwehrle: mcwehrle: Hm. I just saw the ad for the new 2013s last night and was all "ooooh PRETTY!". darn. But, I also own a 2001 Escape, which I love, but it has the odd "may drip brake fluid something something" recall.


Is this the same horribly designed vehicle where the gear shift lever blocks access to the stereo when the car is in "D"?

/old rooommate had one
//hated it.
 
2012-07-19 04:02:50 PM  
It's a Ford. How far could they have gotten?
 
2012-07-19 04:04:04 PM  

forresttriax:

Hmmm...perhaps a new gas cap might help?


Maybe. I just turn it a bunch of times and it's fine. I think, perhaps, some sensor or other is dying. Poor thing needs $2000 of maintenance. I'm waiting for my mechanic to have time.
 
2012-07-19 04:04:16 PM  
"We are obviously taking very quick action in the interest of our customers' safety, not getting our asses sued off and affecting our bottom line any more than absolutely necessary"
 
2012-07-19 04:04:35 PM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: How do you get the car to the shop if you aren't supposed to drive it? It's a little big for UPS...


The dealer picks it up. I seriously doubt they're sending flatbeds to every owner, but figure the porter kid at the dealership is expendable.
 
2012-07-19 04:05:07 PM  

Internet Meme Rogers: mcwehrle: Hm. I just saw the ad for the new 2013s last night and was all "ooooh PRETTY!". darn. But, I also own a 2001 Escape, which I love, but it has the odd "may drip brake fluid something something" recall. But even though I have the letter, none of the Ford dealers in my area have the parts yet. But the letter does say not to park mine in the garage in case of fire, cause it can start while it's not running. At least with the fuel line issue you can still park in the garage. I CAN'T PARK IN MY GARAGE!

/I keed, I keed
//And I still park mine in the garage. Been 5 months since I got the letter, it's not gone up in flames yet.....
///still lurves my Escape

I have an 02 and got the same notice. Good to know the dealerships don't have the parts yet. Thanks. How many recalls have there been on Escapes? I think I've gotten about 6 different notices since I bought it new. It did crack me up that it says not to park it near any buildings. Oh sure. I'll just move to the country.



At least none of the dealerships where I'm at have them yet. But then, I live pretty much in the armpit of the midwest, so there that to deal with. This is the only recall I've had on my Escape, maybe it's because I have the V6? I seem to notice most of the recalls seem specific to the 4 cyls...? *shrug* I dunno. I have a detached garage, and it's further away from my house and my neighbor if I park in there than my driveway. We can't park on the street on my street. So, I figure, I may lose a garage, but keep my house and neighbor. I'm ok with that..
 
2012-07-19 04:06:32 PM  

Earpj: meat0918: I have a 2007 Ford Escape.

Great vehicle, except the check engine light comes on when it gets really hot out and then turns itself off after I retighten the gas cap.

I have an 05 Honda Odyssey. My light comes on if I don't turn the gas cap a bunch of times. It stays on for 3 days. Annoying.


It's that whole evap environmental crap...nothing like a check engine light for a "loose" gas cap.

Rented a 2012 Explorer recently and was surprised to find no gas cap at all. There's just a flap to stick the nozzle in.
 
2012-07-19 04:07:10 PM  

RottNDude:

The dealer picks it up. I seriously doubt they're sending flatbeds to every owner, but figure the porter kid at the dealership is expendable.


My kid's name is Porter. There are days when I would say he's expendable.
 
2012-07-19 04:07:22 PM  
On thought bursting into flames was a feature on Ford vehicles.
 
2012-07-19 04:08:27 PM  

RottNDude: mcwehrle: mcwehrle: Hm. I just saw the ad for the new 2013s last night and was all "ooooh PRETTY!". darn. But, I also own a 2001 Escape, which I love, but it has the odd "may drip brake fluid something something" recall.

Is this the same horribly designed vehicle where the gear shift lever blocks access to the stereo when the car is in "D"?

/old rooommate had one
//hated it.


Noooo! One of the things I really like is the way the interior is designed. Nothing gets in anythings way, unlike the darn Camry I had that you couldn't use the ashtray and the cupholder at the same time. Lots of well laid out room in my little suv. Oddly, we found it has tons more headroom than a Jeep Patriot when friends visited earler this year and he's 6'6", he fits fine in my Escape, has to lean the seat way back in their Patriot. ( He doesn't drive, so it's ok, I guess)
 
2012-07-19 04:09:30 PM  
Fords are not not known for catching on fire.
 
2012-07-19 04:10:05 PM  
My hubby had a Ford F150 that was recalled twice for airbag problems. After the second recall fix, we started having all sorts of minor electrical glitches in the dashboard. It was a gradual thing and only really started to cause real problems after 2 years. The dealership said "prove it was us", which we couldn't. Sold that truck to a mechanic who could fix it himself.

//will never by a Fix Or Repair Daily again.

//csb
 
2012-07-19 04:10:07 PM  
I have a Ford that tends to leak fuel from time to time, 80 year old carbs can do that. No big deal really and never had a fire. Movie style fuel explosions generally come with a lot of warning.

oarenj.com

If you don't notice you are leaking fuel its probably a good sign that you should DIAF.
 
2012-07-19 04:11:12 PM  
4 cylinders? That's only enough for half a car.

They're undoubtedly bursting into flames to protest the excessive workload.
 
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