Re: 2009 Escape 4 cyl Exhaust Noise Level
Has anyone visually inspected their exhaust system? Perhaps someone, or a couple people at the factory forgot to install gaskets between the joints to deaden the noise? If Ford runs out of parts, they still keep the assembly line rolling....
I have to agree and say that I've never complained about any 4cyl that I've owned. At least the dealerships are acknowledging the problem and have started to seek a solid fix. I'm used to loud exhausts - on my V8 toys, so it probably would never even faze me to have a louder than normal exhaust on a 4cyl.
A Noise Story: A friend of ordered and bought a new at the time, 2008 Dodge Ram fully loaded with all the trimmings. He had the most irritating sound when the HVAC fan was turned on, like something was brushing and rattling a bit. The higher the fan speed the worse it got. The dealer ended up investigating, and found a chocolate bar wrapped TAPED inside one of the ducts! The dealer assumed someone at the factory planted the wrapper as it was fairly deep into the HVAC ducts!
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!