My airbag and traction control lights come on in certain conditions: hot weather after engine warms up; then you shut if off say to make a run into a store - when you come out, the lights come on when you start engine. The truck was supposed to be a 1 owner and located in Ohio and Florida. Fog lights are standard on the two higher trims. Fuel economy is also favorable, whether you buy the gas-only Escape or the , which we review separately. Instruments are easy to read in the 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid, with blue-green backlighting. I took it to a small mechanic who upon checking the suspected issue, found total clogs.
Dash gages go on and off constantly. I would highly recommend it to others. Numerous options and packages are available. I had done my research and knew what the problem was. Ford's number for this recall is 14S05. Also new for 2010 are integrated spotter mirrors, which include a secondary convex spotter in the top outer corner, aimed at the driver's blind spot.
The air will reach to the back from the front eventually. Interim notices were mailed to owners on December 13, 2016. Front-wheel drive comes standard, and four-wheel drive is available. It's a sound choice if you need a lot of passenger and cargo space. Despite the complaints about the build and materials quality, reviewers report that the cabin is well isolated from wind and road noise. The Ford Escape is it.
A couple of our editors complained about the engine noise in the four-cylinder, but I disagree. I asked the dealer if I could have the car reviewed by my own garage and he agreed. The Sync is just awesome, especially with directions and the phone. My mileage average over the last year has at best hit 24mpg even though it is rated 24-28mpg. These include integrated spotter mirrors, optional rear-view camera system, Active Park Assist self-parallel-parking system, and MyKey. The gasoline engine always runs at its most fuel-efficient speed, regardless of how fast the car is traveling.
I will certainly replace it with another Escape if and when this one wears out. My business is grateful to only fill up once a month! When the system decides collision potential is high, it beeps and flashes a row of red lights atop the dash. Its interface is easy to use, the screen has crisp graphics, and it includes features like voice commands and Bluetooth. Unfortunately, the Escape is hampered by poor braking performance. Ford's decision to move Escape production comes as the current model is due for a refresh in early 2012. The controls are hard to figure out and operate.
Equipped with the standard side-impact and side curtain airbags, called Safety Canopy, the Escape scores Good in the side-impact test. Owners will recieve a second notice when remedy parts become available. Despite the increase in power from the four- and six-cylinder engines, the Escape gets better mileage. They should do a recall. Currently the Ford Escape has a score of 7. Some interior rattles with under 10k miles.
While most are Escape Hybrids, the 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid runs on the very same powertrain, but with a dressier, sleeker style. If you like the shiny stuff, you can get it on a Limited, too, with the optional Chrome Appearance Package, which my Escape Limited had. The seat upon first getting truck started to rip and had to replace it under warranty. Which Is Better: 2010 Ford Escape or 2010 Kia Sportage? On long drives my legs never hurt. Thanks to the jump from four speeds to six, it needn't rev as high in normal driving, making it more livable than ever. I was a little skeptical about the no gas cap door cover but it seems to work really well and is actually very convenient.
This means these two have a higher percentage chance of rolling over in a single-vehicle accident than do the other car-based models — including all other compacts tested. For 2010, Ford adds several new features, including the rearview reversing camera increasingly popular among families with young children. With the automatic transmission and either engine, you get your choice of front- or all-wheel drive. With gas prices high and drivers downsizing, it couldn't have come at a better time. There are hotter rides in this market segment—an Accord V-6, for example, is significantly quicker. They informed me that they couldn't just check what I thought was wrong and would charge me to start from square one until they discovered the problem.
Cornering is very good and the ride is smooth - just needs 4-wheel disc brakes but brakes aren't horrible. Transmission: Automatic Color:White Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 4. The seats are more comfortable than the 2007 Limited Sport Trac I traded for this Limited Escape. The readouts are separated from the controls they represent, which drew mixed reactions. Anyhow, I recommend the Escape wholeheartedly.