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About bonfire79

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  • Region
    Middle East
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    Abu Dhabi
  • Current Vehicle
    2012 Ford Escape
  1. bonfire79

    2008 Escape Bad Trans

    That's good to know. Thanks!
  2. bonfire79

    2008 Escape Bad Trans

    Is the intermediate band the same on the 2012 year do you know? Thanks I really should have bought the one with the 5-spd.... Doh! Bon
  3. bonfire79

    2014 Transmission Failure

    This seems to be the number 1 problem on these cars. I don't know why Ford will not address this. I believe that, like most new cars, they are designed for obsolescence. Built to fail.... in a short period of time. Bon
  4. bonfire79

    2008 Escape Bad Trans

    Hey dude, you're not alone in this. I just bought a 2012 escape last month with 100,000 miles. The transmission went out 2 days after I bought it in cash 8K :( needless to say I was fairy pissed off as I was stranded on the 295. Anyways, I'm looking at what I need to do. I had read that the transmissions on these were horrible and the number 1 complaint (problem) from buyers, but I didn't think I'd get a crappy one. I'm highly considering doing a manual transmission swap if I can find an 5-spd XLS in a salvage yard somewhere. I have heard of people replacing or repairing their dead auto transmissions and then having the new ones fail too. Maybe its not true, but what do I know, I'm new to the escapes. That having been said, I really like the vehicle itself. Just not the gear box. Bon