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2020 Escape Sport Hybrid - new, very loud noise when backing

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My 2020 Sport Hybrid with just under 10,000 miles has just recently, and intermittently, started making a very loud noise when I back out of garage, or generally when in reverse. It happens whether or not I have my foot on the brake. It is NOT the normal pedestridan alert sound and is more like a noise from the rear brakes. As I said, it does NOT depend upon me applying the foot pedal brake.

It started when cold weather began, but that may not have any bearing or causation to this problem. It does not occur every time I back up, and is not just on "first start of day" or at any specific temperature range.

Anybody else experience this?

Art 2020 Ford Escape SE Hybrid, mileage 9,900
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It is very intermittent and unpredictable, but I will try to record it. It is a very loud metallic screeching type noise. At first I thought it was coming from the rear brakes, but then I realized that I hadn't depressed the brake pedal. I DID depress the pedal and the sound volume/quality really didn't change. I wonder if it has anything to do with the regenerative braking...I just don't know about that. My driveway does slope downhill...sigh.
... It is a very loud metallic screeching type noise. ...
I've seen brake pad wear-out signals make a screeching noise, but there's no reason to expect wear out in 10K miles! What you report does not sound normal. I hope you can get it to perform for the dealer!
My 2020 Sport Hybrid with just under 10,000 miles has just recently, and intermittently, started making a very loud noise when I back out of garage, or generally when in reverse. It happens whether or not I have my foot on the brake. It is NOT the normal pedestridan alert sound and is more like a noise from the rear brakes. As I said, it does NOT depend upon me applying the foot pedal brake.

It started when cold weather began, but that may not have any bearing or causation to this problem. It does not occur every time I back up, and is not just on "first start of day" or at any specific temperature range.

Anybody else experience this?

Art 2020 Ford Escape SE Hybrid, mileage 9,900
Did you ever discover the cause of the noise. My 2020 does the same thing and the dealership service people are trying to tell me it's normal!
I get a screeching sound from mine occasionally. I think it happens when the brakes were wet and maybe some light rust developed that is getting scrapped off?
I get a screeching sound from mine occasionally. I think it happens when the brakes were wet and maybe some light rust developed that is getting scrapped off?
That will certainly cause that type of noise but post #3 appears to be a different issue.
I will have to pay more attention the next time I wash the car or drive in wet conditions. My driveway slopes down also, but I am not sure if the noise started before or after I applied the brakes.
It is usually worse in wet conditions but only when reversing and applying the brakes. No nosie when braking otherwise.
It is usually worse in wet conditions but only when reversing and applying the brakes. No nosie when braking otherwise.
Has it always done this and does it only do it in your first drive of the day.?
It can possibly make this noise initially if condensation formed on the rotors over time or they were previously wet from your previous drive.
It can occur particularly when reversing and lightly touching the brakes.
Next time before you drive the car, check the brake rotors to see if they appear brown or 'rusty' as the squeal/squeak you hear may be the brake pads removing the 'surface rust' when applied.
I live in a warm climate but I will experience this noise momentarily if I wash the car and leave it in the garage overnight and reverse out of the driveway the next day.
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My 2020 Sport Hybrid with just under 10,000 miles has just recently, and intermittently, started making a very loud noise when I back out of garage, or generally when in reverse. It happens whether or not I have my foot on the brake. It is NOT the normal pedestridan alert sound and is more like a noise from the rear brakes. As I said, it does NOT depend upon me applying the foot pedal brake.

It started when cold weather began, but that may not have any bearing or causation to this problem. It does not occur every time I back up, and is not just on "first start of day" or at any specific temperature range.

Anybody else experience this?

Art 2020 Ford Escape SE Hybrid, mileage 9,900
I own a 2020 Ford Escape too. Since new it’s screeches very very loud It’s a lemon. 38,000 miles. Had it any many dealerships can’t figure it out. So I called ford motor company and trying to get buyout. It’s truly a LEMON 🍋
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