Question about 2006 Ford Escape

1 Answer

Hydraulic pump noise

I am a single woman and the sole owner of a 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD. All was well until about 60,000 miles. At this time the hydraulic pump for the regenerative brakes (I know it is the pump as the change in sound is heard when unlocking the car, and before the engine is turned on) began to sound different -- kind of fluttery, not smooth like before. It may be louder as well. I went to the dealership and they didn't even know there should be a sound before the engine is turned on! I had to show them the page out of the manual -- which they copied. They kept the car and pulled another one off the lot and listened to the sound of the pump on both. They emailed Ford engineering and were told that these pumps "sometimes get louder the older the car is" and recommended that the pump be replaced at the amazing price of $4100! (They charged me $174.00 for "diagnostics"!) I was shocked. I am now trying to find out what the problem is with the pump and if it is indeed $4100 to fix. I am still paying on the car and have 24 more months of $675.31 a month to pay. I don't know what to do. I need a reliable car as I commute. I am even looking into getting another car (NOT a Ford!), but with this problem I cannot even ethically sell the car, and will get practically nothing as a trade in. Can you help me?

Posted by on

  • rbaker209 Jun 03, 2009

    Thanks for responding to my question. I don't think it could be anything but the hydraulic pump for the regenerative brakes because the noise happens before the key is turn on. It starts when the door is unlocked. The manual says that the sound is the hydraulic pump. It is supposed to make a sound. It was when the sound changed to a fluttery, possibly louder sound that I noted a problem. Before it was a smooth sound. Also, I did contact Ford about this problem today.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    way to long.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 3,533 Answers

First of all does it have air ride system i was hearing a noise on my expedition and there was a bad line on the compresser for the air ride if it was me i would get a hold of Ford cause what every problem you are having it could be the company that may the part for Ford and they have to stand behind it and i also would like for you to look inside your driver door and find the built date and hope it was not around a holiday also try this website it Ford repair question at www.autorepairssite.com

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2007 Ford Escape Hybrid Clatter Noise


So being it doesn't clatter in electric mode, a safe assumption is the noise is with the gas motor.

Usually a clattering noise is valvetrain noise, like a lifter not pumping up.

Low oil will cause this.

3 quarts low would probably definitely cause this!

You need to find out why you lost 3 quarts in only 80 miles!

Feb 12, 2014 | 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid

1 Answer

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid won't consistently start


Sounds like a bad fuel pump

I wouldn't bother with a dealer

They don't appear to help the thousands
that come here

Mar 28, 2013 | 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid

1 Answer

I have a 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid. It just had 75000 mile check up. The wrench warning light comes on at times and the read out says "service soon". the service writer at the dealer says he has not seen...


The service writer thinks that is a Service engine soon warning it is not, I think it is some kind of needed maintence warning. Read your owners manual under "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" section for more information.

Jun 29, 2017 | 2006 Ford Escape

2 Answers

2006 Ford Escape 109K miles. Flashing 4WD light


Tone ring. I have had this replaced on the rt and lt front because of the flashing 4x4 light. Leave it go and it gets worse. get it fixed now

May 09, 2010 | 2006 Ford Escape

1 Answer

2006 Ford Escape 109K miles. Flashing 4WD light


Yes sometimes diagnosis takes a while. They are most likely perfomring electrical tests o nthe rear axle coupler to see why its functioning incorrect. If I knoew the codes its storing I could help you

Mar 16, 2010 | 2006 Ford Escape

1 Answer

Poor Mileage


Hello;
I would take the vehicle back to the dealer for a check. In city driving is seldom good but see what mileage you get on the open road. Stop and go kills mileage but my Pontiac G6 gets 26 in town and 39 on the freeway.
Thanks;
Rich
RPM Northwest

Jun 11, 2009 | 2006 Ford Escape

1 Answer

Road Noise


if your looking for a really good inexpensive tire that will last you a while i will suggest the Hankook tires. i have owned them in sizes running from 38 12.50 15 to 225/75r15 they are a great tire and virtually no road noise at all. and they are actually very good priced as far as inexpensive.
please rate me if you would
thank you
Aaron

May 22, 2009 | 2006 Ford Escape

1 Answer

Knocking noise


Your Front Sway Bar Links May Be Bad. I have a 2004 Escape, The links on mine started making noise at approx. 60,000 miles.

Aug 20, 2008 | 2004 Ford Escape

Not finding what you are looking for?
2006 Ford Escape Logo

171 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5520 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...