I hope it holds for you.Well, I picked up my car today and I have to say THEY FIXED IT. Not sure exactly how but they “added padding” and ”bent some metal” out of place and it appears to have worked.
They worked for me! First post is exactly what I heard. How about the rest of you?Oh yes. hopefully the links work now...
I agree. I wouldn't modify a lease.My wife and I picked up his & hers 2021 Escape SELs on 2 year leases on 4/16/2021. Mine is the 2.0L and hers is the Hybrid. Hers has the subwoofer rattle which is how I ended up here. Not keen to modify a lease vehicle although I have the tools and skills. We will try to get the dealership to fix, if it's really bad and the car goes in 3 or more times, I'll contact a lemon lawyer.
I once 'lemoned' an Audi A6 and settled for a payment of $6,500. They told me that if I had leased that vehicle, they would have swapped it or just taken me out of my lease.
I'll let you know how it goes.
Not that I've seen. You are correct that they are kind of dim. The auto bright/dim can get very weird sometimes too.Thanks Chris,
You have the Titanium, nice. I test drove one as I would have liked the leather but it had a horrible WHITE fake wood strip across the dash; what were they thinking? Someone in the Ford design team needs firing. The other big issue with the SEL and below is that the low beam headlights are too dim, has anyone on this forum raised that to your knowledge?
Circled in red here is where I stuck the Dynamat on the back of the plastic. This photo was from earlier in this thread just using it to show where my rattle was - it was that plastic.There is a fist size void behind the plastic bracket and the metal outer wall of the vehicle.
Where in this tread is the link to report this issue?I agree. I wouldn't modify a lease.
There is a post in the thread with a link to report the issue. If we all do that, maybe we get a TSB. The 2020 model year (and 2021) didn't produce and sell as many Escapes as usual. The most popular models have the standard sound system, so all the reports we can get with the B&O system would help.
I referred my dealer to this thread the three times they fixed it before they told me to pound sand. The third time, though, I don't think the sub rattle ever came back. I had many other issues (not normal ones, just a bad luck car for me).
I'd imagine if your dealer saw some of the more detailed posts on here, they could do it for you. I also feel like you have more leverage being in a lease.
After a few weeks of testing I'm ready to declare victory here. I used rubber washers to isolate the upper bracket and subwoofer, and thread-locked it all down. Thanks to Matt E, and NeighborRob (post #46) for the great details and pics. On the metal bracket, I also bent back the two small mounting tabs so they're no longer touching. The tab seated design is unnecessary and a possible source of metal-on-metal rattle in my case.Within three weeks of driving my 2020 Escape Titanium home, it developed this exact same rattle! The problem isn't with the subwoofer itself, but the bracket directly above the subwoofer. Ford's engineers really cheaped out here. The bracket is bolted directly to the body, which wouldn't be a problem if the bolts stay tight. But there is no lock washer or loctite to keep them snug, so the moment they loosen up you get metal on metal rattling with any hit of the bass or any time the vehicle goes over a bump. I ended up mounting a couple of rubber washers between the bracket and the body, and put some loctite red on the bolts. Problem solved! I hope the rest of the engineering on the car is a little better than this, because Ford used some really low budget design for this part of the car. View attachment 77758
That's exactly what I was considering, but found unnecessary. My fix was 100% bracket bending.Circled in red here is where I stuck the Dynamat on the back of the plastic. ...