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(WTOP)   Because one just wasn't enough, Ford announces a re-recall of the Escape   (wtop.com) divider line 20
    More: Fail, Escape, fuel lines, brake pedals, leaks  
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983 clicks; posted to Business » on 26 Nov 2013 at 1:32 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-26 12:44:24 PM  
Ford just can't escape the recall.
 
2013-11-26 12:53:33 PM  
I thought Toronto didn't have a reca -- oh, that Ford.
 
2013-11-26 01:50:20 PM  
I always wanted to like that SUV, but things like this always make me think twice.
 
2013-11-26 02:13:26 PM  
Brake lines. Why'd it have to be brake lines?
 
2013-11-26 02:26:18 PM  
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2013-11-26 02:31:32 PM  
I recall Escape too.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-26 02:37:46 PM  
stevetherobot



I recall Escape too.


What was the concept of that album art, and how does it reflect the album in any way?
 
2013-11-26 02:56:57 PM  
Dammit, it's only the new ones.  I see them everywhere as rentals, particularly places that they smell strongly of either hot transmissions or hot brakes, and am convinced that car-rental companies are actually large-scale test programs to see what will happen to vehicles if they are given to total farking idiots who have no experience with the model or anything resembling it, and never even open the manuals.  So when I read about a recall saying that "in rare instances, this vehicle may burst into flames and kill everyone inside, after which a fiery phoenix emerges from the flames," I think "Gosh, I've never heard of anyone encountering that... but if it were a rental being driven by a total farking idiot, it just could happen."
 
2013-11-26 03:23:44 PM  
Is it just me, or are auto companies getting really twitchy with recalls? It seems like everyone I know has to go to the dealer for window switches, or the rear defroster, or the headlights, or some stupid bullshiat.

Someone call Tyler Durden. We need to apply... the formula.
 
2013-11-26 03:47:28 PM  
The next step

images.amcnetworks.com
 
2013-11-26 04:18:28 PM  
^ I should probably refresh more often

// I open about 20 tabs at once and then start going through them sequentially, and sometimes I have to do legitimate work before moving to the next tab
 
2013-11-26 06:12:52 PM  
"Yeah, the Bronco's been discontinued. We're trying to shed that whole fugitive-on-the-run thing. This is the Escape."
 
2013-11-26 06:16:28 PM  

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I recall Escape too.


What was the concept of that album art, and how does it reflect the album in any way?


Journey's art was always a huge bait and switch. They promise trippy prog-rock goodness like Yes, but instead you get middle of the road pop rock instead. Sure, the songs are catchy, but it just doesn't live up to the promise of the album art.

They are basically the Atari 2600 cartridge of 80s music, so it is oddly appropriate they had their own crappy Atari game.
 
2013-11-26 06:48:43 PM  
Know what other Ford is gettin' recalled?

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-26 08:10:11 PM  
I rented one a few weeks ago and drove it from South Florida to Myrtle Beach and back.

Found it enjoyable for a small crossover.
 
2013-11-26 11:25:06 PM  
I have had no problems with my 10 year old Escape, except for an ignition coil that was easily replaced because it was in the front part of the engine.
 
2013-11-26 11:28:49 PM  
We bought a used 2000 Focus in 2005 or so.  That model had been subject to about 8 recalls for various things, including the rear wheel bearing seals at least twice.  I was told that there was a problem primarily in the salt states where the left rear wheel bearing would seize and the nut would get spun off, causing the wheel to depart.  Worried about that one a little, but not such a big problem in the south west.

 It was the first model year, and everything had been worked out by the time we got it.  Turned out to be a good car, and now we are on our third Focus.
 
2013-11-26 11:30:26 PM  
"Escape" really isn't a good name for a car. Neither is Hyundai Accident... I mean "Accent."
 
2013-11-27 07:17:57 AM  
I've got an '06 escape. it's a great smaller SUV. These new Escapes... they're crossovers, but the new Explorers are the size of the old Escapes.

Did they add a crossover, and just downgrade all the names in the series?

Don't want a crossover, I want to replace the one I have w/ a newer model. They're great cars.

/guess I want the explorer then.
/wife wants a minivan "for the kids and for roadtrips" :(
 
2013-11-27 08:18:32 AM  

Fabric_Man: Is it just me, or are auto companies getting really twitchy with recalls? It seems like everyone I know has to go to the dealer for window switches, or the rear defroster, or the headlights, or some stupid bullshiat.

Someone call Tyler Durden. We need to apply... the formula.


Better that way than the opposite. Just needs 1 person who died because of a defect to cost them a fortune.

The whole ordeal with Toyota's stuck pedal/bad floor mat/defective electronic throttle controls/people who can't distinguish left and right pedal/it's not my fault somehow... is what caused this.
 
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