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    • Possibly as I think 15" and 16" were both factory options BUT... it depends on the tires you using. The 2009/10 for example came with 16" rims with 235/70/16 tires or 17" rims with 225/65/17 tire. With that situation both options with keep your speedometer showing the right speed,  and ABS and traction control will operated properly because the over all wheel (tire and rim) diameter is the same.
    • The steering wheel isn't enough; you need to have a compatible clock spring (in the steering column), wiring and radio for the radio to be controlled via the steering wheel.  However, regarding the phone, the Bluetooth system has to be paired with a compatible phone first and then that phone has to have it's Bluetooth on and be within range for the phone button to work.
    • I have a 2010 escape xlt v6 fwd it only has the cruise control buttons on the steering wheel. I am wondering what steering wheel if any I can upgrade to that would have the radio controls on it. Also, my stereo has a phone button ... but no matter what I do to try to set up my phone it just says ' no phone '. Is this normal? 
    • What would it take to add a front view camera to the 2020  Ford Escape? Thanks!
    • I also experience this! It’s a small item compared to the long list of other issues I have so I haven’t raised the problem yet. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this.  It’s soooo unpleasant to sit on for any extended period! 
    • Hello!  I bought  a brand new  2021 Escape Titanium Hybrid just over a month ago and honestly, I’m so disappointed.  I was so excited to finally own a brand new vehicle but since taking ownership it has had to have a faulty door panel replaced, the blind spot indicators constantly malfunction (with no fix as of yet), currently waiting on a part to have the rear door lock system replaced as it currently doesn’t lock, the cup holder has completely fallen apart, the screen constantly freezes and locks up…. It’s so disappointing.  Is this common with this vehicle? This is my first Ford product ever and I’m not sure if I just got a lemon or if this is par for the course?  I wish I could go back in time and buy a different vehicle but hey… the deal was done.  I’d love to hear some input on this or if I have unrealistic expectations of a $46,000 vehicle.  It’s very stressful to have a vehicle that does not secure and all items have to be removed every single time I drive.  It’s pretty crazy in my opinion.  If this is how things are in the first few months what will happen when the warranty runs out? Is there any recourse for me or am I stuck?  Thanks in advance for all your input… this is a whole new world for me and frankly I feel totally overwhelmed by it all. 
    • I have a 21 Escape SEL with the 18 in wheel. Would the 17 in wheel for the 2021 or earlier years also fit?
    • About 2 years ago, I changed out the hi pressure hose on my steering pump and a few days ago it failed, not the hose, but the o-ring that connects to the rack due to it being pinched during installation, surprised it lasted that long as bad as it was pinched. I pulled the line off and replaced the o-ring and drove it for roughly 100 miles, and now it's failed again. after inspection, it didn't seem to be pinched this time, I'm wondering if this might be a common problem with this connection which I don't like.  Does anyone know of a modification for this set up? Thanks in advance for comments / suggestions.
    • I have a 2002 Escape with 16" wheels. Can I put 15" wheels on it with no problem?
    • Thanks for having me...I'm out of Detroit Mi. Just bought a pretty nice 2002 Escape, so I'm here to learn all I can about these vehicles...
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