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2006 Ford Escape hybrid brake problems after, towing behind RV

I'm a fire investigator and my client was towing his 2006 Escape Hybrid with his RV, while pulling the Escape approximatley 100 miles the front brakes pads wore out, metal to metal, over heated, and caused a fire. The pads and rotor damage indicated that the front brakes were braking while being towed which wore out the pads. Also the back brakes indicated the pads were starting to overheat as well.
Last year after the Escape was towed approximatley 1500 miles the pads had to be repalced, no other damage. Has anyone had this problem??

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Sir,

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also your rotors are probably in need of being turned. (Resurfaced to make them even). Also, always clean the rotors and everything real well with a can of brake cleaner to help the new shoes/pads break in correctly.

every 5k when you rotate your tires and if one is wearing more than the others, replace the set when it's done. adjust the pads wear at a more even rate

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The Escape brake system is a regenerative system meaning they are partially electronic. So when the vehicle's electronics were wired to the RV's im betting that they didnt take in account that the brakes will come on under deceleration to help regenerate the vehicles batterys. Behind an RV that can mean they are coming on all the time, hence the fires.

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So this happened while in neutral and they didn't mistakenly leave it in park or anything?

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    Benjamin Patri Dec 16, 2008

    There was a recall on the non hybrid ford escapes but not because the pads themselves would catch on fire but because "incorrectly installed seals on the wiring harness could lead to
    corrosion when water or road salt gets into an electrical connector.
    The corrosion could cause the ABS warning light to come on and lead to
    melting or burning of the electrical ABS connector."

    Please let me know what it is towed in (neutral or what?) and I will let you know what I think.


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