A friend is having a problem with his new Escape. Seems he has a vibration
around 65-70 MPH that he noticed almost immediately upon taking delivery of
the car. The dealership mechanics looked it over and proclaimed that the
factory tires were not OK. They put on new tires and actually reduced the
vibration somewhat, but it is still there and still noticeable.
They checked alignment, balance, etc; the car has been back in the shop
several times with no improvement. He also went to a different Ford dealer,
in the hopes that a change of venue would help. It didn't; it's still
giving him grief.
I looked through this newsgroup and it seems to be pretty active. I did a
search on "Escape" and "Vibration" and nothing turned up. I also checked the
NHTSA website for recalls, TSBs and general complaints. Nothing there
So it appears that this problem is either unique to his vehicle or there is
something else going on. Perhaps he is more sensitive to this and others
have noticed it also, but did not find it objectionable to the point of
seeking a remedy, as he has.
Any comments from Escape owners would be helpful. Unless, of course, there
is nothing to say about this matter.