Originally Posted by The Shadow
Exactly. And who wants the weight of the dolly as well and having to stow it when you get to a place.
The only alternative is to have all four wheels up on a trailer - and that I don't want to do.
I would find it hard to believe that ours does not have the new or revised transmission as it was shipped from the factory in Kansas on Aug 10.
You should be good to go but you still need to lower the trans fluid as I understand it. I haven't seen the recreational towing guide for the latest version. Yours should have that in your books you got with the car. Also make sure you check the trans fluid after you have Ford do it. Like I said they don't seem to get it.
The thing that seems to be universal with all Escape/Mariner owners is they love the car and just want Ford to get it right.
There has been a lot of suggestion of Lemon Laws etc. (usually from people with no skin in the game) but for most people that's a loser after spending money to equip the car which you don't get back plus mileage losses.
There was a lot more chatter last year about this (2009s)but it has died down significantly this year. That is not to say there hasn't been ongoing problems with a few folks. I'm still tow the car with concern that at some point mine may blow up. Unfortunately that may be 500 miles from home or where your going. I use a hand held heat gun to check my trans temps at most stops.