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Avril H.
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8/10/2004
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Is anyone else having a problem with the airbag and battery lights on their 2003 Ford Escape???
My airbag light keeps coming on and flashing its code..then it stays on...also my battery light flickers on and off...Ford has "fixed" this problem twice now...Guess what??? Still happens!!
Other than that, it runs great...I love it...just
those little annoying things occurring.


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9/23/2004
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Yes! My 2002 Escape has had the same problems. I get the 4 flashes followed by the 7 flashes of my airbag light for the past month. Its also happened to me about 1.5 years ago. Ford Repair shop wants 125$ up front for diagnostics before deciding if i will be covered on my extended warranty. It is a seriose problem in that the airbag will not work should you get into an accident. Since i am over my 36000 mile warranty I called Ford Directly to find out if it is covered under the Passenger Restraint Warranty. I'll find out next week and I will keep you posted.


Avril H.
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9/23/2004
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Thanks Stefania...
Mine is still flashing and staying on but I've gotten good at ignoring it. Sometimes it'll be on
and sometimes it won't come on at all...that's why
I feel it's an electrical glitch or something...
I purchased the extended warranty up to 75000 but
have to pay $100 deductible every time I need to
take car in so I'm trying to let a bunch of little
problems add up so I'll get my moneys worth..haha


Regan
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10/03/2004
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My battery light also keeps coming on and off. Reading other owners with this same problem, is this okay to ignore? I didnt get an extended warrenty, I have 35,0000 miles. I too like the my Escape, but this drives me crazy!!


Avril H.
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10/03/2004
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Hi Regan,
If you still have any of your warranty left it
wouldn't hurt to have them look at it. A lot of
times you can do a little "fix-it" trick of your
own and try unhooking the battery cables for a minute or two then hooking them back up. This actually works for awhile but if there's an inner
electrical glitch,the light will eventually start winking at you again. I'm not worrying about it unless my truck starts running bad. Good Luck...


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10/07/2004
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keep in mind that even tho your over your warantee period, if the problem has been ONGOING and you had previous work done at the dealership when UNDER warantee...you are then still covered.

ALSO....you might be elligible for a dealer POLICY ADJUSTMENT.....this depends on how good you are at presenting your argument to the service manager and the zone rep.

ALSO...in any case like this..you want to check up and see if there are any TSB (tech service bulletins) issued by the factore re: your problem. The dealeships will not tell u about these .....you have to present the info to them.


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10/17/2004
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check for recalls on your car, the clock spring in the steering wheel may be over sprung, this would be a safty recall from the company. find the recall notice on line and print it out and take it to the dealer. if thats the problem then they must fix it at no charge.


Lorrie
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11/09/2004
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A few days ago my airbag light started flashing and staying on. I've already had two other sensors fixed since I bought it in April 04. Could this light be a bad sensor? or something more serious?


Avril H.
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11/10/2004
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Hi Lorrie,
It would appear that our beloved Ford Escapes
have an ongoing problem with the airbag lights.
I don't know if this light is flashing because
the airbag isn't working or if it's just an
electrical problem. I certainly hope our airbags
are still working. Looks like Ford needs to do
a recall on them so this problem can be fixed for
good but I think it would take a heck of a lot for
Ford to do that...I think I'm going to give them
a buzz and tell them to come to this site and see
how many people are having this same problem.


Lorrie
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11/10/2004
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Thanks for answering my post. I checked the flashing of the lights and it flashes 4 times...stops...flases 6 times....stops and repeats. Does this mean anything?


Avril H.
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11/11/2004
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Yes, that is the "error" code...I think mine is
4 then 7 or it might be the same as yours 4 then
six..then the light stays on...Sometimes when I
start it up, the light won't come on and start
flashing until I hit a bump in the road...it has
to be faulty electrical wires or something...It
bugs the heck out of me that these "technicians"
haven't been able to fix it...there has to be a
problem with ALL of the Escapes...people are just
ignoring the light...I'm 7 months pregnant with my
first child, so I really hope the airbag works...


Lorrie
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11/11/2004
13:15:22
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Hi Avril,

First off congrats on your baby! I did some research yesterday and I found a list of ford codes and what they mean.

4 then 6 is a code 46 (there is no code 47 so yours is probably the same as mine) means...

46 LH crash sensor- not mounted to vehicle properly.

I work at a company that repairs RV's and they're going to diagnose it Monday and I will let you know what they find out. I'm pretty sure we are having the same problem and both our codes are 46.
I'll post Mon or tues...

So far I've had the following sensors fixed: seat belt, gas cap, battery and now the air bag. I'd say ford definitly has a sensor problem with the Escapes. Other then that I love mine.

Lorrie




Avril H.
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11/12/2004
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Hi Lorrie,
Thanks for the info...very informative...and it
leads me to believe that in the event of a head-on
crash, my airbag won't deploy because that sensor
tells it to deploy and it hasn't been mounted on
the vehicle properly...Wouldn't that be your
guess too??? I look forward to your email at the
beginning of the week...I too love my Escape though, even with all the little "quirks"...I'm also not about to go thru the hassle of trying to
find another vehicle right now...Thanks for the
congrats too...We're really looking forward to
meeting our little boy...Take care....


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11/12/2004
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Hi Avril,
That would be my guess...I think LH means the left
side isn't mounted properly...which is where we sit. Justin promises me they will look at it monday so I'll let you know then.

A little boy! how awesome for you!!!

Take care...


Mike
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11/23/2004
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Hi everyone. Just brought my 2003 Escape back for 3rd time for the radiator light - they top off fluid and said is okay - they did a pressure test and found no leaks - could this be a sensor problem also? Glad I don't have the airbag sensor problems, that would drive me crazy. Also, might help someone down the road - when I had my brakes done a while back (I use my Escape to deliver mail so am on my 2nd set of pads) - they told me the factory rotors were not up to spec (were too thin) so they were covered under warranty.


Avril H.
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11/23/2004
13:16:28
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Hi Mike,
Yep, looks like your Escape is falling in line
with ours...Maybe the WHOLE sensor panel needs to
be replaced or something...All these different people have different lights coming on for no reason...at least we hope no reason...other than
a faulty sensor or wire or something...Seems like
Ford has a big problem with these Escapes...2001
thru 2004...I vote RECALL or SERVICE BULLETIN...
How about you??? That would be too much work for
Ford though...Good Luck...


Amber
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11/25/2004
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UGGGGGG.. Looks like I am falling under the "flashing airbag light" I was on my way to Alabama for THanksgiving and well.. it started flashing at me. Of course no clue about it so here I am tryin to read up on it. I do not have an extended warranty and I am hoping that Ford will do a recall or be able to fix this or solve it. Please keep me updated on what you guys here and thank you. Good luck all


Avril H.
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11/25/2004
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Hi Amber,
Welcome to the "Flashing Airbag Light club"...
it appears to be exclusively for owners of Ford
Escapes...ha ha...I can't believe so many other
people are having this problem...I guess no one
is telling Ford or they probably would have done
something by now...Seems like they need a jump-
start...Happy Thanksgiving...


Tom Greenleaf
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11/27/2004
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Dear Goodness!!!! All you folks have had a similar problem? Get on Ford's butt NOW. Have your VIN ready and demand this get fixed on them!

Good luck, Tom Greenleaf


Avril H.
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11/27/2004
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Hi Tom,
Alas, you are so right. We all need to gang up
on Ford and make them do something about these
problems or people are really going to start
getting annoyed and lose faith in their Escapes.
Happy Holidays....


Tom Greenleaf
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11/27/2004
18:01:58
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It's always high time to complain about things like this - especially safety concerns. I will be posting one soon about a GM brake fault. Just imagine how many folks are having the same problem if you see this many on one web site!

I was working at a Ford Dealer in the 70s when the famous Pinto exploding gas tank finally was recalled.

I think it helps to tell the company that it is the LAST product you will ever own made by them if you don't see some satisfaction. Be well and good luck to all of you, Tom Greenleaf


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12/08/2004
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My 2001 escape stalls when ever speed below 45. Took it in for recall of this problem. Did not solve problem they now repalaced the idle modul and cleaned air intake for $313.
Is there a service bull for this problem.
In any case between this and the four brake rotor and pad sets it has gone through, I think I am going to let some one else buy this from me.


Lorrie
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12/09/2004
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As mysteriously as my air bag light started flashing it stopped! I still had it checked out after it stopped flashing and they could locate nothing wrong. So I went on my planned trip to Ca. for Thanksgiving and when I got there my fuel cap light stated flashing. This went on for about 5 days when it all of a sudden stopped. It seems like if it's not one thing flashing it's another????

Lorrie




Andy Y.
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12/11/2004
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Actually I'm not an owner for a Ford Escape, but instead a Mazda 2002 Tribute which is essentially the same vehicle. Since I have purchased the SUV, I have brought it into the shop 9 times and it still isn't fixed. I think Ford/Mazda should issue a recall or something on this problem.

For the person with the stalling problem from 12/08, I had the same problem before and they had to reprogram the on board computer.


Avril H.
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12/11/2004
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Boy are we putting together a rapidly growing club
of irritated car owners here. It's like a little
family, isn't it??? ha ha...Well, good luck to
everyone...My airbag light actually stayed off
for a week then came back on when we went over a
hard bump on the interstate...that's so odd!!!
Happy Holidays everyone...


Jeff D.
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12/27/2004
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hey, I'm another member of flashing airbag club. I "joined" last night.


Lorrie
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12/27/2004
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That was pretty funny Jeff!

Last week my airbag light started flashing again. So I made another appointment to have it checked out only to have it stop the next day. I can't afford to have it checked only to be told nothing is wrong. This is driving me nuts!



Avril H.
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12/28/2004
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Hello Lorrie and Jeff...
Jeff, welcome to our club...My airbag light has
stayed on since we went over the bump on the
Interstate...I emailed Ford and told them about
our club here and they pretty much said "Let us
know if we can assist you"...I thought I WAS letting them know that we needed assistance with
this matter...How many people have to get this
problem before they recall or repair??? I wonder.
Take care everyone...


Andy Y
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12/28/2004
15:23:08
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If anyone is getting a error code 47 on the airbag light. This is what I found out yesterday.

There are new modfied pretensioners available. Also if you move the seat back and forth a lot (passender and driver sides), this causes the resistance in the wire which should be 2 ohms to increase to 4 ohms. The solution was to solder 2 of the wires under the seats together and reshrinkwrap them. Don't know if this is going to work but just letting you know what I'm going through. BTW, I'm the guy that posted based on the 2002 Mazda Tribute. Attempt number 10 to repair.

Way to go Ford/Mazda!

If you have a lot of problems with you vehicle, you may want to report it to Mazda or Ford Corporate. The dealers should have the telephone number. You only need to ask them.


Lorrie
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12/28/2004
17:39:57
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Hi Avril and the rest of the flashing airbag light club.

What Jeff said makes sense to me. When my husband drives my escape he adjusts the seat and then I move it back so this could explain why the drivers side air bag light always flashes the code 47.

This morning I heard about a recall on 2001 - 2004 Escapes...can't remember what it's for but they said something about something not opening during a collision. Has anyone heard anything about this recall?


Andy Y.
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12/28/2004
18:27:34
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There is a recall for some of the Mazda/Ford models for the Lock system and Speed cables.

Ref:
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V605000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V583000

You can find more information on your vehicle/year on
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/




Lorrie
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12/28/2004
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will ford send us something about the recall or do we just call a ford repair co and get it scheduled in?


Avril H.
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12/28/2004
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Hi everyone,
I also heard something about an Escape recall...
something to do with the back door...I'm in the
process of researching this...thanks for all of the new info....Good Luck....


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1/03/2005
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An update on my earlier airbag light problem. Just before it started coming on, I did have passengers adjusting the seat (even a big guy sat in the seat). That got me thinking. Hmmm... I looked under the passenger seat and saw the airbag switch. Also saw where a black/grey thread was pressing (or caught?) on it. I moved the thread, restarted the car, and the light hasn't come on again. Your results may vary. Now if someone could fix my transmission slip, I'd be happy.


Avril H.
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1/03/2005
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Thanks Jeff...I'm going to have my husband take a
look at that tomorrow...too dark now...hopefully
we'll do what Ford's techs couldn't...


Andy Y.
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1/04/2005
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If anyone is having the problem with the error 47 light, make sure that the service department calls up the corporate hotline to request the special modified pretensioners. They haven't been sent out to the service departments yet and will have to be shipped from the main warehouse. If you don't do this, you will get pretensioners that have a preexisting safety issue. This is what I was told from the Mazda service dept.



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1/06/2005
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I am having problems locating where I am not getting fuel. I have just put a Ford code reader on my vehicle and it tells me that I have a fuel pump secondary circuit fault. The vehicle does have half a tank full of gas, but is not receiving fuel up to the engine.
please respond


Dave
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1/14/2005
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Looking at all the post for air bag lights flashing, and I think it is a Ford problem in general. I have a 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4, first the ABS light came on, been fixed and returned 5 times, then the check engine light, been fixed and returned 4 times, so today I took the bulbs out, and what do you know, the damn air bag light is flashing now...It flashes 2 then 7, anyone know what that means? I dont wanna remove that bulb, as my family might need the air bags sometime, anyone know how to reset system? Would be grateful...Thanks, Dave


Avril H.
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1/14/2005
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Hi Dave,
I don't know how to reset the system but we did
find the airbag wires under the passenger seat and
my husband unhooked the wire and placed it in a
position where the seat wasn't compressing it when
someone adjusted it and hooked the wire back up
and that airbag light hasn't come back on in over
a week now...it's amazing what consumers can figure out and we don't get paid near what an auto
technician does...Good Luck...


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1/19/2005
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Hi Ford owners,

I have a 2004 Ford Escape, no problems with the lights on dash...thank goodness. However the car shuts down when I put it in park or reverse. Not consistently but often...

I am extremely frustrated because this is my 4th time at the dealer in the last 30 days.

Any others experiencing this problem? I checked the NHTSA site and found two other similar complaints.




Lorrie
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1/20/2005
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No problems like that with mine. That would really piss me off.


Avril H.
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1/20/2005
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Hello fellow club members,
I haven't seen that annoying airbag light since
my hubby moved that wire around under the passenger seat...amazing huh???...so little to fix
it...I got a safety recall notice in the mail today informing me of a throttle problem...the car
accelerating on its own and causing accidents...
nice to know..they said I need to take it to the
dealership and they'll repair at no charge...It's
for the 2002-2004 models...Be on the lookout for
yours...take care....


bill
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1/22/2005
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i to have that annoying airbag flash it is a code 46 and come to think of it it did not happen until the passenger seat was moved i will check this out thanks bill


Steve Sorrels
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1/24/2005
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I have a 2002 Escape. At 50,000 miles the transmission went out. I have no extended warranty so the repairs cost me a little over $2700.00. A few days after I got it back, the fromt airbag light started to flash. It would flash 4 times, then 7 times, then stay on.
I read what someone posted here about the wiring under the seat, went out and moved mine around and the airbag light went off. I have e-mailed Ford Motot Co in Michigan and told them of my dissatisfaction with their "quality" vehicle and told them of the problems I was having, all to no avail. I like the Escape itself, but do not like to have a vehicle that is constantly having problems. At Ford "Quality" is definitely NOT job one anymore.


Andy Y.
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1/25/2005
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Steve, I've tried that approach without avail as well. If you call them up and complain that other people are also having the same issue and that it is a preexisting condition, you may be able to get them to replace it. I'm at 1 month without the issue and I hope it stays that way.



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1/31/2005
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i also own a 2002 ford escape xlt, and have had mine in about 8 times for flashing air bag 4 then 7 times. the service techs keep blowing me off and today i was on my last nerve and my husband found this message board i thought i was the only one with this problem but i guess not, i even actually looked into the lemon law but it was too late!


Steve Sorrels
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1/31/2005
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Bailey, Try looking unde the passsenger seat and make sure the connector on the wires are plugged in well. I did this and my air bag light stopped flashing.


Lorrie
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1/31/2005
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Mine started flashing again this week end but mysteriously stopped today. It's a total pain and it seems like every time myself or my husband adjusts the drivers seat the light appears and then a few days later stops.


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2/01/2005
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Well, I feel like a bit of an outsider here as I have no escape (pun intended). I have a 2001 Ranger Edge (95K miles) which has just been a treat to own and drive except this morning when I started it up and the airbag light started flashing and then eventually stayed on. So being a bit of a computer geek, I made my first stop at Google and found you fine folks. Well, since my son took out the trash last night and always adjusts the seat when he drives (yes, taking out the trash with a truck, I have a really *really* long driveway), you can bet I'm heading out there now to look at the wiring under the seat. Thanks for all the clues. I'll repost with my results :)


Andy
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2/03/2005
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Well, so thank you all for your insights. That was it. It was way too cold to actually investigate in depth or fix, but wiggling the wires under the drivers seat solved the problem. Will be digging in deeper when the weather turns nice and tinkering in the driveway is practial again :P


Lorrie
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2/03/2005
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Welcome to the flashing airbag club Andy lol.


heather
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2/13/2005
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I have just gone in for my 50,000 km service and was told that my brakes and rotors were rusted and completely worn out. Has anyone else had this problem? it seems that is excessive wear to me after 2 years and only one driver.


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2/13/2005
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Same problem here, i guess 2004 was no better than previous years. I will investigate the clues about the wires under the seat and see what i can do, being a formerly ASE certified mechanic (prior to entering the military) maybe i can find something. Being stationed overseas bites as the Ford dealers will no do US automobile warranty work here (they say Ford USA never reimburses them), so maybe i will get to go to a dealer when i retun to the good old USA.


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2/13/2005
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**BRAKE ISSUES READ***
sorry i forgot this, first thing i did to my Escape was purchase some ceramic brake pads, (after reading up on Escape brakes, i deemed this a necessary upgarde) pretty expensive but they do not wear the already sub-standard rotors Ford saddled us with, they stay coooler, do not fade during heavy braking and are all around better, also they produce NO brake dust on the rims, and they last like forever. Good luck, i highly recommend them.


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2/14/2005
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First off my air bag light is on again. This is such a pain...second my escape produces so much brake dust I was begining to think it was my driving. I wash my escape and drive 4 blocks home and wala! brake dust! It's good to know it's a problem with the cheap brakes Ford installs. Ceramic brake pads...how much do they cost Michael? You said they were expensive how expensive?



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2/14/2005
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Michael,
I am also interested in the ceramic brakes. Will that also help with my rotors? Also, the wear is only on the left side, the right is normal. ARGHHH!


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2/14/2005
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heather,
if your wear is only on one side then you likely have a sticking piston in your brake caliper and need it rebuilt or replaced, however if the worn out one is only barely out then this could be normal wear for the rotors, remember it takes only one thousandth of an inch (.001")/less than the thickness of a hair by 4 times; for a rotor to be out of spces, does you vehicle pull to one side constantly, and is this the worn out side? Or does it pull to one side while braking, and is this the worn side? No matter the vehicle, but especially for the Escape i highly recommend ceramic brakes, but be prepared they are quite a bit more expensive than the cheapest organic or metallic brakes, but they will prevent excessive wear on all components, including your rotors for the future.
good luck!


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2/14/2005
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how expensive? like $60 to $80 bucks a set but take heart, these will last a lifetime (like 100,000 to 150,000 miles compared to 15,000 to 50,000 for conventional brakes and prevent wear to rotors (which could cause you to have to replace them), it is well worth the price.
good luck!


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2/15/2005
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just an update; my airbag flashes code 37 not 47 and adjusting wires under my seat did nothing, but thanks for the advice anyhow.


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2/19/2005
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I too have the airbag warning light. It has flashed both code 46 and code 47 (currently 47). I will go check the wires under my seats.

40,000 miles - out of warranty of course. Like they could fix it anyway.


RO
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2/23/2005
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my engine light stays on ,a code by my mileage is 6a 6e could anyone tell me what this means


Ryan
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Same problem with my mom's car.
4 flashes then 7
it's a 2004 ford ranger
I disconnected a 4 pin connector under both seats and
reconnected it again and it eliminated the problem
It seems that that means there is a problem with a sensor that
detects if something is occupying the seat.


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Break dust galore and air bag lights accompanied by a burning wire smell! I can't seem to get a code and I looked under the seats, all fine there.
Ford is not my favorite right now!




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FYI- I just wanted to share my story with everyone. My airbags lights flash on and off too. I took my Escape to the local dealer and they said I have seat belt pretension problems which means that my seatbelts won't lock if I am in an accident.
Oh- and Ford will not cover it and it will cost me $650.



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FYI- I just wanted to share my story with everyone. My airbags lights flash on and off too. I took my Escape to the local dealer and they said I have seat belt pretension problems which means that my seatbelts won't lock if I am in an accident.
Oh- and Ford will not cover it and it will cost me $650.



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My airbag light flashes 7 times then stays on what does that mean. This is the second time ive had this problem. Is it a major issue or can it be fixed easy


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I am in full agreement with the ceramic brake pad upgrade - and mine is going in this weekend. Any ideas on this one:

My ABS light keeps coming on when it snows or rains (something is getting wet in there) and I was wondering if a brake change would remedy this. Thanks.


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Where do you get ceramic brake pads? do the rotors need cutting or can I just swap out the pads?



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Where do you get ceramic brake pads? do the rotors need cutting or can I just swap out the pads?



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Where do you get ceramic brake pads? do the rotors need cutting or can I just swap out the pads?



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2001 Tribute aka piece of s...

transmission-problems
brake rotors-replaced
rear liftgate latch-replaced-still problems
radiator light-new sensor..problem starting again
air bag light-problem
wheel bearing-replaced
rear pasenger door-problem
All this for a vehicle at 56,000...junk




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2001 Tribute aka piece of

transmission-problems
brake rotors-replaced
rear liftgate latch-replaced-still problems
radiator light-new sensor..problem starting again
air bag light-problem
wheel bearing-replaced
rear pasenger door-problem
All this for a vehicle at 56,000...junk




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2001 Tribute aka piece of

transmission-problems
brake rotors-replaced
rear liftgate latch-replaced-still problems
radiator light-new sensor..problem starting again
air bag light-problem
wheel bearing-replaced
rear pasenger door-problem
All this for a vehicle at 56,000...junk




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I have a clunking and a squeaking on my front driver's side. It appears to be coming from the wheel area. It makes for a bumpy ride. Doesn't appear to be a shock or strut. Any help????


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I have a clunking and a squeaking on my front driver's side. It appears to be coming from the wheel area. It makes for a bumpy ride. Doesn't appear to be a shock or strut. Any help????


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Hello, I would like to join your airbag light club, as well as the radiator light club. I hope these are the only clubs I will need to join...lol


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Hello, I would like to join your airbag light club, as well as the radiator light club. I hope these are the only clubs I will need to join...lol


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5/20/2005
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Wanted to let everyone know that I have just found out that the
transmission problems I have been having with my 2002 Ford
Escape have been diagnosed as a ground circuit problem that
caused the gears to meld together in the transmission. The
construction of this car has the electrical path to ground going
through the transmission, and every time the car is started it
sends 250 volts through the transmission. Now I not only have
to rebuild the transmission, but because of the damage, the
tranny case leaked on the ball joints, which now have to be
replaced. The total estimate is $3650. Needless to say, I'm am
very sorry I bought this car. I have also had sensor light
problems almost from the very beginning. I have found Ford to
be unresponsive and less than truthful in my dealings with them.
This is the first and last Ford I will every purchase.


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Wanted to let everyone know that I have just found out that the
transmission problems I have been having with my 2002 Ford
Escape have been diagnosed as a ground circuit problem that
caused the gears to meld together in the transmission. The
construction of this car has the electrical path to ground going
through the transmission, and every time the car is started it
sends 250 volts through the transmission. Now I not only have
to rebuild the transmission, but because of the damage, the
tranny case leaked on the ball joints, which now have to be
replaced. The total estimate is $3650. Needless to say, I'm am
very sorry I bought this car. I have also had sensor light
problems almost from the very beginning. I have found Ford to
be unresponsive and less than truthful in my dealings with them.
This is the first and last Ford I will every purchase.


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what about the gas pedal sticking on the escapes? anybody have info on this?


Carol G
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5/30/2005
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Hi - This is a great website. I was looking for info on the "46" code with my Ford Escape. Wow -is this a common problem!! Mine just came on for the 2nd time last night. Went out and found the wires under the seat and moved them around a bit and pushed them in to make sure they were plugged in well. My husband had been driving my car and the seat had been adjusted. Since I "moved" the wires around the light has not come back on. Thanks for the advice!!! Ford needs to do something about this problem though.


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Hi - This is a great website. I was looking for info on the "46" code with my Ford Escape. Wow -is this a common problem!! Mine just came on for the 2nd time last night. Went out and found the wires under the seat and moved them around a bit and pushed them in to make sure they were plugged in well. My husband had been driving my car and the seat had been adjusted. Since I "moved" the wires around the light has not come back on. Thanks for the advice!!! Ford needs to do something about this problem though.


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5/30/2005
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Hi - I also want to join the AIRBAG light club. Mine flashes 46 quite often. Did what the website suggested and looked under the seat and found the wires. My seat had been adjusted by another driver over the weekend before the light came on. Moved the wires around and made sure they were plugged in. Haven't seen the light since. THANKS for a great informative site!


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My wife's 2003 Tribute just had the gas pedal
problem. It was fixed under warranty. I believe
there might have been a recall. She just had
the worn brakes shocker. That's why I'm here.
Doing research.


Mike
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Well after having good luck with a 91 Ranger
(295,500 miles) I bit the bullet and bought a used 2002 Ranger on Sunday. Imagine my feelings when I drove it today and got the flashing airbag light, code 47. Thanks to this message board, I just went outside and wiggled the wires, I couldn't get to the connections to unplug and replug, and it worked.(As he sits here with crossed fingers) Thanks to all!!


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I have a 2001 XLT. I had the same problem with the battery / electrical system light coming on and then sometimes going off.

Here's the fix for that: (sorry...didnt' read through the whole thread...too long...appologize if it's already been said)

Put more coolant in your coolant over-flow. Yep, that's right...the "low coolant" sensor in that tank seems to be tied in to the "battery/electrical system" trouble light. Don't ask me...but it worked.

Rich


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I have a 2001 XLT. I had the same problem with the battery / electrical system light coming on and then sometimes going off.

Here's the fix for that: (sorry...didnt' read through the whole thread...too long...appologize if it's already been said)

Put more coolant in your coolant over-flow. Yep, that's right...the "low coolant" sensor in that tank seems to be tied in to the "battery/electrical system" trouble light. Don't ask me...but it worked.

Rich


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hi could anybody tell me if they could not open there hatchback or window, both. but the other doors unlock and lock fine.check the fuse panel look ok pulled out relay seems ok.is there something im missing


ro
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hi could anybody tell me if they could not open there hatchback or window, both. but the other doors unlock and lock fine.check the fuse panel look ok pulled out relay seems ok.is there something im missing


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First, I have been a member of the airbag light club for some time now with my 2001 Escape. I guess I shouldn't complain too much, it has 132,000 miles with no MAJOR repairs.

However, I've recently had problems with the liftgate not wanting to open (similar to ro).

Any ideas?


Mike
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First, I have been a member of the airbag light club for some time now with my 2001 Escape. I guess I shouldn't complain too much, it has 132,000 miles with no MAJOR repairs.

However, I've recently had problems with the liftgate not wanting to open (similar to ro).

Any ideas?


Mike
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First, I have been a member of the airbag light club for some time now with my 2001 Escape. I guess I shouldn't complain too much, it has 132,000 miles with no MAJOR repairs.

However, I've recently had problems with the liftgate not wanting to open (similar to ro).

Any ideas?


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I had an accident in my Ford Escape. Going down my driveway - about 50 miles per hour - because the throttle stuck. I went airborne and then slammed into a tree. Airbag did not deploy either. Has anyone else had this problem? I can't get Ford to inspect the vehicle. It's been sitting for eight months now. Somebody let me know what to do with this.


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I had an accident in my Ford Escape. Going down my driveway - about 50 miles per hour - because the throttle stuck. I went airborne and then slammed into a tree. Airbag did not deploy either. Has anyone else had this problem? I can't get Ford to inspect the vehicle. It's been sitting for eight months now. Somebody let me know what to do with this.


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Having trouble with minor transmission shudder. Anyone had this problem and if you know the fix it would be appreciated. Thanks

Rob


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Rob


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Having trouble with minor transmission shudder. Anyone had this problem and if you know the fix it would be appreciated. Thanks

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Hey Rob, Is your shudder around 20K/hr on acceleration, I have this on my 2001 Escape, also as it goes into overdrive sometimes.


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My Escape has a burning smell after driving it for about 10 minutes and we haven't found out where it is coming from. Also the engine light stays on. Anyone else having this issue? I don't want to have to take it to Ford and spend alot to have it fixed, if it is something simple. Does any of the recalls consists of this?


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My Escape has a burning smell after driving it for about 10 minutes and we haven't found out where it is coming from. Also the engine light stays on. Anyone else having this issue? I don't want to have to take it to Ford and spend alot to have it fixed, if it is something simple. Does any of the recalls consists of this?


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The same problem has 2001 Escape. We found that transmission fluid should be filled lightly over maximum level, it solves that problem.


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The same problem has 2001 Escape. We found that transmission fluid should be filled lightly over maximum level, it solves that problem.


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The same problem has 2001 Escape. We found that transmission fluid should be filled lightly over maximum level, it solves that problem.


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The same problem has 2001 Escape. We found that transmission fluid should be filled lightly over maximum level, it solves that problem.


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HI everyone,

My airbag light came on yesterday and really rattled me! I did a search last night for info & found this site. Seems this is quite common and after reading some postings I decided to adjust the wires under the pass seat. Urecka, It stopped blinking! Earlier in the day I had adjusted that seat back just before the light came on. After reading post on this site, I have fixed the problem myself! Thanks to everyone and your info, I just saved myself a ton of money by not going to the dealer. (They prob couldn't have figured it out anyway!) Thanks again- Renee





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HI everyone,

My airbag light came on yesterday and really rattled me! I did a search last night for info & found this site. Seems this is quite common and after reading some postings I decided to adjust the wires under the pass seat. Urecka, It stopped blinking! Earlier in the day I had adjusted that seat back just before the light came on. After reading post on this site, I have fixed the problem myself! Thanks to everyone and your info, I just saved myself a ton of money by not going to the dealer. (They prob couldn't have figured it out anyway!) Thanks again- Renee





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I had the transmission shudder on my 2001 tribute.
Apparently its a known issue and require reporogramming of the PCM and flush and refill of transmisison fluid.
Its only covered if still under warranty.


John
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Transmission shutter is caused by worned-burned fluid.
The trans needs to be drained including the converter. If it is not done correctly and not filled with the correct fluid it will continue to shutter.
Even after the trans service is done it will do it for the next 500 miles. Shutter is caused by the OD band apply. Trans service should be done at 30,000 mile intervals
The PCM also needs to be re-programed.
Posted by a former Ford Motor Employee.


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Transmission shutter is caused by worned-burned fluid.
The trans needs to be drained including the converter. If it is not done correctly and not filled with the correct fluid it will continue to shutter.
Even after the trans service is done it will do it for the next 500 miles. Shutter is caused by the OD band apply. Trans service should be done at 30,000 mile intervals
The PCM also needs to be re-programed.
Posted by a former Ford Motor Employee.


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Transmission shutter is caused by worned-burned fluid.
The trans needs to be drained including the converter. If it is not done correctly and not filled with the correct fluid it will continue to shutter.
Even after the trans service is done it will do it for the next 500 miles. Shutter is caused by the OD band apply. Trans service should be done at 30,000 mile intervals
The PCM also needs to be re-programed.
There is a charge for this maintance service
Posted by a former Ford Motor Employee.


Javi
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It seems like the Escape is having way too many problem. Normally all of Fords cars and not that good but the SUV and trucks are normally very good. I beleive Ford put the mustangs V6 enigne in this SUV and since is a cars engine and trans is having problems, same thing with the electrcal.
Im just going to go in this weekend and trade in my escape, I'll try to get an Sport Trac which is what I originally wanted, it comes with a 4.0 V6 and thats a good Ford engine. I will tell them about this site to see if I can get them to do something about all of these problem.
Good Luck


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Ok, now I have a Mazda Tribute which, really, is just a Ford Escape with a different emblem on the back and I too, like you guys, have the airbag light problem. It does the 4, then 6. It seems to be running great, except for this annoying light thing. Has anyone heard of anymore Mazda's doing this???



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Ok, now I have a Mazda Tribute which, really, is just a Ford Escape with a different emblem on the back and I too, like you guys, have the airbag light problem. It does the 4, then 6. It seems to be running great, except for this annoying light thing. Has anyone heard of anymore Mazda's doing this???



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Hello my name is Melanie and I've been a member of the airbag light club for 2 days... :o)

My light came on yesterday and I began worrying! I'm so glad to have found this site before taking it in and having them tell me an enormous price for repair!

I have a 2003 Escape and I have a TON of brake dust as well. My brake pads and rotors were just replaced but I will definitely check out the ceramic pads next time!

Someone else mentioned the clunking noise in the front... does anyone know where that is coming from or what is causing it?

Thanks!!


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I have just started having a problem with my 01 Escape XLT...the radiator warning light is on. The reservoir is full.

What could be the problem??



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I have just started having a problem with my 01 Escape XLT...the radiator warning light is on. The reservoir is full.

What could be the problem??



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I have just started having a problem with my 01 Escape XLT...the radiator warning light is on. The reservoir is full.

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I have just started having a problem with my 01 Escape XLT...the radiator warning light is on. The reservoir is full.

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I have just started having a problem with my 01 Escape XLT...the radiator warning light is on. The reservoir is full.

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