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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,201 miles

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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 242005

Escape Hybrid 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,201 miles


Loud high pitched cyclical squealing noise coming from axle when traveling 1-40 mph usually after driving for over 30 minutes. Brought vehicle for service on 03/24/05 with 4201 mileage and mechanic did not find anything wrong. However, removed tires and inspected all brakes. On 10/13/05 with 10119 mileage again mechanic did not find anything. However, removed tires and inspected all brakes. 04/13/06 with 16081 mileage inspected vehicle and did not find anything. Removed tires and inspected all brakes. On 03/23/07 with 28565 mileage inspected vehicle and heard noise from front soft frame, retorqued all bolts.

- West Hollywood, CA, USA

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