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Ford Escape

Ford Escape Questions & Answers

BA/ZB, ZG, ZD
4.0 from 44 reviews

17 questions from our users

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Stay awayasked

Escape ZD

does the Ford Escape 2009 have a clock on the dashboard or on the radio I can't find one

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derek
derek

The clock is displayed on the map display section …. at the top.

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Thank you very much


Gerard B.

Gerard B.asked

ZG ST-Line

2016 Ford Escape: 45,000 km.
Muffler needs to be replaced. Just over 3 years old. Out of warranty for exhaust system. Will cost $700 to $1,000 to replace.
Anyone have problems with muffler so early on Escapes?

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Tup

Tupasked

Escape ZG

Has anyone experienced one or more cracked windscreens in the Escape?

My escape was 3 weeks old. I have had 2 massive cracks in a matter of weeks. The first one occured and there were no windscreens in the country. When I was driving back from it finally being replaced i got another small chip that turned into a 50cm crack across my windscreen.
I have had 2 cars previous with not one chip now two stone chips turning into cracks across my windscreen in a matter of days. So very interested to see if someone else has the same problem?

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Andy1969

Andy1969asked

Escape BA/ZB

Hi,
I am looking at a 2007 2.3l 4cylinder Escape. It has 127,000km on it and looks well cared for. My question is regarding the gearbox. Is the 4 cylinder equipped with the same gearbox that the V6 model has? The one that is prone to failure at around 150,000km.

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John S
John S

I have a 2006 2.3l Escape I have been told by my Transmission Specialist the 4Cyl model has a different Automatic and he told me I had done the right thing by buying the 4 cyl Model as the 6 cyl are very thirsty and are well known for Transmission Failure I have over 200000Km on Clock and very happy


Ken

Kenasked

Escape BA/ZB

I am looking at buying a 2004 Limited V6, only 130K and immaculate condition. All the reports of problems are putting me off so wondering if its worth the risk for $5500? Help!

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Hiedi

Hiediasked

Escape BA/ZB

Are these cars good on fuel around town?

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Rob
Rob

We get around 8.0 l/100km around town and around 6.5 on long trip.


Mo1n0se

Mo1n0seasked

Escape ZG

Looking to get a Ford Escape ambiente 2017 brand new and just curious to see anyone's experiences with this model to date?

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TheSoloTraveler

TheSoloTravelerasked

Escape BA/ZB

looking forward to buy this one, can you recommend it? Thanks alot. https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Ford-Escape-2003/OAG-AD-14878788/?Cr=0

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Bluey
Bluey

I am super impressed by the Ford Escape. I drove it to Southern Queensland & the driver comfort & ease of operation was outstanding.
Petrol consumption was very fair considering the pace (legal) that we were achieving to get to our destination.
Overtaking & visibility were two of the many driver handling issues that made our trip a joy !
Very little road noise helped with concentration levels.

Bluey
Bluey

I am super impressed by the Ford Escape. I drove it to Southern Queensland & the driver comfort & ease of operation was outstanding.
Petrol consumption was very fair considering the pace (legal) that we were achieving to get to our destination.
Overtaking & visibility were two of the many driver handling issues that made our trip a joy !
Very little road noise helped with concentration levels.


Charlie M

Charlie Masked

Escape ZD

Looking at a second hand 2010 model Escape. Was wondering if people who own one would recommend them.
Thanks, Charlie.

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Daniel
Daniel

Hi Charlie,

Not sure what you're budget is, however from experience I can recommend the Subaru Forester over this Ford Escape. They are similar sized vehicles, however you will be pleased with the Foresters agility, safety and quality. They are fantastic and very popular SUVs.

Let me know your thoughts happy to help,
Daniel

Charlie M
Charlie M

Hi Daniel. The one I'm looking at is about 11k on road with 54000 km. That's about my max budget.
I prefer the subaru, i own a Liberty, but to much for me for similar year and kilometers.
Ta,
Charlie

Ssss
Ssss

$11 000 for 54 000km is a good deal, I believe Subaru is more expensive in servicing due to the opposite engine and more expensive parts


Carl

Carlasked

Escape BA/ZB

I am going camping and need to cross a salt water creek. Can anyone advise as to the maximum depth I can safely cross before water could reach the air intake?

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Daniel
Daniel

I believe you shouldn't have any issues as far as sucking in water goes. What your real problem could potentially be is; Ford Escapes lack diff breathers, so in retrospect you really shouldn't be risking water crossings any deeper than your rear diff. ie. 300mm, however, I've crossed several rivers 300mm in my old Outback without an issue. To directly answer your question, however, I would open the bonnet of your car and measure the distance from the air intake to the ground. Have you seen this salt water crossing before, how deep do you believe it is? There are so many factors other than the depth of the water when your 4WDing and especially water crossings. If this information can't be found out


megaworker

megaworkerasked

Escape BA/ZB

Red light staying on in dash not sure what it is looks like battery but is not?

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Rav
Rav

Don't know about that, please refer to your car operation manual or see your mechanic. If it looks like an engine icon red light then please go to mechanic. I'm getting my 2006 Escape serviced today... log book servicing every ten thousand k's. I got four new tyres put on about four years... they are still going... still has good tread on them... tread depth is 12mm... 1.2cm. Always look for higher number of treadwear on the tyre to get many years of usage. Always do wheel balance and alignment for new tyres. Hope this info helps.


jason35177

jason35177asked

Escape BA/ZB

How would a V6 Escape go towing a 18ft boat? Its well within its towing capacity

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Rav
Rav

It'll go very well. You'll definitely need a V6 Escape for better towing then a 4cyl. Use the Overdrive button on freeway/highway only. Do a test drive in your area to see how it goes.

jason35177
jason35177

I was concerned about it not having the towing capacity but the V6 has 1600kg limit which is ok. Tow ball weight needs to be under 160kg and the boats hitch is 140kg so that good. Cheers

ford boy
ford boy

Do not tow anything like max towing capacity V6 do not have got a good reputation with there gear box, Mine had been use for towing ( SHOULD HAVE KNOW HAD ELECTRIC BRAKES FITTED) and at 130,00 had to replace gearbox ( I mean replace as a clip breaks and if not picked up straight away destroys the box)
I was told, but don't know if true that Ford drop the V6 as they where having trouble with people towing heavy loads and Territory was better for this and V6 was eating into Territory sales.
Other wise it is a great vehicle in ZC V6 XLT Black. I bought V6 ZC for myself after having bought a 4ycl ZD new for my wife and found it to be a great replacement for our previous CRV ( new Model at time had a body change and I could not get in and out of it with my damaged knee as easy as old model) Both are great vehicle having no other problems with them. If I was to buy again I would have bought second 4 cyl as fuel economy is much better and around town do not need V6 performance. Great cruiser on highway.


alf

alfasked

Escape BA/ZB

Looking at buying 2005 Ford escape v6 167000 km in decent condition inside and out isles smoothly gear change smooth $3500 happy with price but concerned by some bad reviews want advice.

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anthonycrosby
anthonycrosby

V6 will average 16-18L/100km for city driving. Freeway driving may get down to 11L/100km.


Craig Smith

Craig Smithasked

Escape BA/ZB

can you please tell me about the remote control that when a person buys a new 2002 model ford escape whate dose the remote control look like thate locks and opens all of the doors of this car

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anthonycrosby
anthonycrosby

The remote control is not integrated into the key for a 2001 BA. The remote control is a small plastic rectangle unit that attaches to the key ring. It has two buttons: Lock and Unlock.


Wayne

Wayneasked

Escape BA/ZB

My Escape is nearly three years old with 60,000klm on the clock. Always Ford serviced with most driving long trips. Recently the transmission is squealing when trying to downshift to progress around corners. Dealer says nothing to worry about and the computer test indicates no problem?
Any one else having this problem.
Some interesting reports of transmission problems on the nett.

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anthonycrosby
anthonycrosby

My BA auto gearbox failed without warning: teh gears are in paris so I lost 2nd/4th. Ford provided a new gearbox (I paid as out of warranty for $5500). New box only comes with a 6 month warranty. It failed 15000km later outside of the warranty. My suggestion: go to a local automatic gearbox reapir shop and get advice. They will probably advise over the phone. The Escape is a lemon. By the way repairing my gearbox (teh second one) was only $2200 and came with a 6mth warranty. Never trust a ford dealer.

pAringa pete
pAringa pete

Ive had no problems with my escape We do both country and city driving Its an automatic box tho not manual
My wife loves it . Definitely not a lemon even though we only have basic model ,


Angus54

Angus54asked

Escape BA/ZB

I am looking at buying a ford escape 2001 is there anything I should look for when test driving?

4 answers
lerchie
lerchie

Hi angus
i only have a 2011 escape & i love it
no problems at all
regards robin

pAringa pete
pAringa pete

Get the six cylinder make sure computer has upgraded software some had idle problems
Don't drive in deep water can get a warped manifold. My rear door lock actuator has stuffed up have to lock manually. My wife loves hers apart from this. Have a 2004 model

HenryS
HenryS

I have owned the 2001 V6 XLS BA model since 2005. I am now very reluctantly looking at trading in for a people mover as the family has grown. Though the trade-in quote is not impressive Thinking of selling privately.
In your quest, Look for worn front disc rotors, (The originals were quite soft). I needed to replace mine at around 70, 000 Kms. The warning lights can flicker- generally dirty connections or faulty sensor. Check for disconeccted units. Check under the roof rails for rust and Make sure it is the rail and not the roof!! Make sure you get or re-enter the security code for the original radio and write it down somewhere.
Get the diff locked checked as If it has been left engaged during driving on anything other than mud or loose sand. This can stuff up the diff very quickly.
As with "pAringa pete" the tailgate lock now only works manually. Though if I lock and unlock manualy at the tailgate it engages the central locking.


Dave5040

Dave5040asked

Escape BA/ZB

Can it be converted to LPG??

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Anthony Abela
Anthony Abela

Yes you most definately can. I did mine with someone who knows the game. It is Gas fuel injected, the same as dedicated gas that Ford do. There is hardly any difference between petrol and gas except slightly ,when going uphill. I love it and this new direct injection has just been released some 12 months ago or so. I will help you in youe-mail me as there is so much to praise this new system.


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