The failure and current mileages were 41,000. The vin was not available. My local ford dealer confirmed that transmission leak, but declined to cover the cost of repairs, because they said that the item was not covered by the warranty. You might want to change the fluid, drive it for a bit, and then do it again to get as much gunk out as possible. Complaint Number: 10317841 Incident Date: February 1, 2010 Date Added to File: March 8, 2010 Description of the Complaint: Leak in the transmission, cooler thru the ac condenser.
However, I did brief research over internet, and found transmission cooler seems to be a common problem for ford escape. If the torque converter was not properly installed in the transmission it could be stacked against the pump. The vehicle would suddenly not accelerate or would lurch forward. I called the dealer and took it in for them to check because transmission issues were supposed to be covered under the powertrain warranty. Someone may be killed if something is not done. I noticed the slip when entering onto a highway us rt 22. What's the mileage on that 2009? Complaint Number: 10250713 Incident Date: October 1, 2008 Date Added to File: December 4, 2008 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2008 ford escape.
The manufacturer stated that the complaint would be forwarded to the engineering group. At this time I was unemployed so could not afford the fix, I was told to simply make sure that the transmission fluid was checked regularly until I could afford the fix. We researched on-line and discovered that this is a common problem with this vehicle and has been going on for over 3 years. I had 60,000 miles so I had no warranty left and Ford would absolutely positively without a doubt not fix it or offer any discount to get it fixed and denied that this was a major problem with thousands of people. Ford did not notify customers of this known issue which is prevalent according to all dealers spoken with, and refuses to cover under powertrain warranty.
Complaint Number: 10256671 Incident Date: January 10, 2009 Date Added to File: January 28, 2009 Description of the Complaint: Total transmission cooler failure at 48,000 miles. The Vehicle Would Suddenly Not Accelerate Or Would Lurch Forward. Sub Zero Weather, Vehicle Was Parked In Heated Garage. There were no warning lights on the dashboard indicating a possible reason for failure. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. Ford customer service told me that if it didn't break during the original warranty period it was my problem.
They replace the transmission cooler and the car looks normal now. Causing little to no fluid. But it was due to a failure in the torque converter. It worked ok out of garage, after driven for the ten miles reverse slipped badly. Some have resulted in the vehicle jumping into gear and others creating a lurching issue which ultimately leads to a potential accident situation. Someone has told me to contact the Bureau of automotive affairs. The approximate failure mileage was 41,400.
This vehicle is way too new to have a big repair bill like this. I found out the leak was due to the fact that they riveted the air conditioning pipes to the return tube of the transmission cooler and the rivet fails on almost all the units causing the leak. The vehicle was driven to a dealer near the contact's residence. I see that many other owners are having the same problem. Currently making arrangements to get it fixed. I drain and fill twice,drive a week or two and repeat,if no slipping or other odd drivability issues with the trans Also, pull the injector fuses and crank over the engine,and pump out the power steering fluid.
Especially when factoring in all of the prior complaints that I've found easily with simple internet searches. They automatically said it would take a couple of days and got me a rental car till tuesday. Oct 10, 2009 Throughout The Time I Have Owned This Vehicle The Transmission Has Acted Strangely. I took my vehicle into the dealership, and was told that this has been a very common problem with the 2008 escape. After this it worked again, but I was worried. I paid 25,000 for this vehicle and should not have gone through 2 transmissions! Some Have Resulted In The Vehicle Jumping Into Gear And Others Creating A Lurching Issue Which Ultimately Leads To A Potential Accident Situation.
Second, have you seen the transmission dipst, and if so is it removeable? Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. I did however recall my conversation with the service manager when he specifically told me that they would not be responsible for any transmission failure in the future. Complaint Number: 10326319 Incident Date: April 5, 2010 Date Added to File: April 19, 2010 Description of the Complaint: -the contact owns a 2008 ford escape. This happen for a few days. When I got the call from the dealer advising the problem had nothing to do with my recent oil change but to the air conditioner condensor and leaking transmission fluid.
This caused a crack in the manifold causing a transmission leak. I had gone on 2 occasions to Cherokee Ford for unrelated issues and they noticed the problem. I Noticed The Slip When Entering Onto A Highway us Rt 22. Called ford and got nowhere with them. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2008 Ford Escape.
Sounds a bit early to be changing the trans fluid. The representative supervisor , just raved about the jd power quality and how good their products were. Complaint Number: 10256083 Incident Date: January 14, 2009 Date Added to File: January 23, 2009 Description of the Complaint: I have a 2008 ford escape that I have had transmission problems and when put into rev. It started to do it when it gets cold outside and after driving it. Although The Part Appears To Be An Integral Part Of The Transmission It Is Not Covered Under The Manufacturer. The failure occurred on three different occasions.