fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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problem #1

Oct 202007

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
2004 Escape refused to operate starter after being operated with load at slow speeds, found new battery was dead and new alternator was installed while under warranty 6M miles ago last year. Same problem has continued before and after battery and alternator repl. Private auto service shop tested... system charging subnormal below 900 RPM. Will not keep battery charged especially while A/C on, driving in city traffic in phoenix, . AZ. Dealer refuses to look at it or test it now, even though they attempted to repair problem under warranty and problem continued to exist. SUV has 31,301 miles on it as of 10/20/07. They have stalled every time I took it back and just keep saying "it cannot be."

- Sun City , AZ, USA