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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,838 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 132011

Escape Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 52,261 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Started car and red brake light and yellow ABS light came on and stayed on. Message to seek brake service asap.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 312010

Escape Hybrid

  • 65,090 miles
2005 Ford Escape hybrid car has 65,000 miles on it with no history of brake trouble. Coming downill the ABS/brake lights came on along with an alarm and immediate loss of the brakes. Had to use mechanical emergency brakes to stop. Called dealership next morning to tow it in, then read on line to try restarting the car the next day and the problem might be gone. Car started, no brake issues apparent (no lights, brakes functional) so drove it to dealership for review/repair. Took copies of online research showing this is an issue with the car. Dealership claimed it was the rear air conditioner (hole in the evaporator core) - they had repaired the ac 4 months previously, which only lasted for 6 weeks. Planned to have them repair it at the 65,000 mile service anyway. Paid $1033. Drove car home that night and the ABS/brake lights went on, alarm sounded but this time not a total loss of brakes. Instead whenever pressure is applied to the brake pedal, there is a loud thumping noise from the front brakes and shuddering throughout the car. Plan is to return to dealership after the weekend and bring latest research showing faulty hcu units have been found to be an underlying cause, which Ford is denying.

- Kealakekua, HI, USA

problem #2

May 012009

Escape Hybrid 4WD 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
1. driving normally and then braking normally 2. the ABS brake light comes on and the brakes "slip" (I.e., the car slows, then "slips" forward again before the brakes re-engage and stop the car) occurs once or twice in a 30-mile stretch consequences: If you need to stop completely due to a pedestrian or car stopping in front of you, the car doesn't stop fully. It slides after you've pressed the brakes and the ABS overrides your braking. 3. no repair has been undertaken yet.

- Tjoeme, Norway, 00, USA

problem #1

Jan 252010

Escape Hybrid

  • 135,000 miles
My 2005 Ford Escape hybrid have 140,000 miles on it for the past 3 weeks the ABS light and the red triangle stop the car safely come on when I start the cat. I pull over shut the car off restart and all is well until the next time.

- Grosse Ile, MI, USA

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