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Old 07-23-2015, 10:08 PM   #1
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Update on Ford transmissions.

I just received an up date from ford on the transmission for my 2011 Ford Escape. Ford is going to replace the transmission on their dime (or $40k) however you look at it. I guess the problem is it took them week to make the decision and it will take another week to get the tyranny. Then a couple of days to put it in. IF I was some place I didn't like I would need to stay there a couple of weeks, spending my money waiting,. Travel home and back, not cheap. Rent a tow dolly and get it home, we did. Not good options. For to third time.
Do not tell me not to blame Ford, they created this monster then told me I could tow this thing 4down.

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Old 07-26-2015, 03:15 PM   #2
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We read about towing our Escape (Hybrid CVT)...and the associated horror stories

So, despite having almost all the gear needed to flat tow, we have always used a tow dolly. Ford was optimistic about flat towing the standard auto and CVT, and some years were reportedly approved to flat tow, so failures really were their fault IMHO.

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