Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada
Drivetrain whining, differential problem
Took my 3 month old 2014 Escape Titanium 2.0 AWD in for first service at 8000km. While there I mentioned that there is a mild whining noise in the drivetrain when driving at around 75-85km/h. The noise is wheel speed dependent, not engine rpm, and it happens when driving at a constant speed within that 75-85km/h range. It's not a tire noise as I get the same noise with both my winter and summer tires. If I let off the gas and coast at this speed the noise mostly goes away, back on the gas and it comes back.
Dealer thinks the differential is bad and will be replacing it under warrantee....when they can get the part. It's back ordered, they say it could be up to 3 months to get the part. They say I can keep driving the Escape but to let them know if the sound gets worse and they will put me in a rental until the part comes in.
Anyone else have this problem.
2014 Ruby Red 2.0 AWD Titanium: Full Leather, Pano Roof, Navigation, Tow Package, BLIS, Active Park Assist, HID