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Thoughts on a 11 ford escape

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1. they like to cup tires

2. The PTO (the transfer case) likes to leak

3. Brake hoses like to crack (after they have been replaced they are fine)

4. Alternators are not cheap and NOT diy friendly (V-6)

5. Stab links

6. wheel bearings (higher mileage)

Other than that they are good little SUV's. Im not sure about pulling anything with them as they are a front wheel drive vehicle. The plus side is the fuel pump can be replaced on the boat launch with a philips screwdriver, rubber mallet, and a small prybar.

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I personally am not aware of any normal or pattern problems with the transmissions. The very early models had coolers that cooled to good in the winter and would gel up the trans fluid which would burn up the transmission. Other than that I dont know of anything else.

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Thank you so much this helps us very much. the Jeep we went to p/u the tranny went out on them when they drove it. doing searching on the net a lot of people had tranny issues on the Ford but it's so hard to know with what you see on the net. this one is a 3.0 with AWD thank you so much value your opinion.

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