Hard driving conditions, including quick starts from a stop and hard acceleration up hills, can cause the rear motor mount to crack. The broken motor mount needs to be replaced, otherwise damage to the hybrid drive system may result.
Car Problem Reports
Ford Escape Hybrid Hard driving conditions may cause rear motor mount to crack
Ford Escape Hybrid Problem
Electrical & Lights Affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 93,600 mi (81,200 mi - 106,000 mi)
Visitor, 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid, 81,200 mi
My rear motor mount on my hybrid completely tore right off the under carriage. Brought it to ford dealership, because I have 72 month warranty . Much to my surprise, I was told that the whole sub frame would have to be replaced at a cost of $4,000.O)h by the way its not covered under any waranty, So the 1800.00 I spent for extended coverage does not cover it. So after many phone calls to Ford, they said that they felt generous and would cover 40% or 1600.00, I went to another gas station, and they claim its metal fatiage. So I guess the only way I can have a car is to sue Ford over the metal fatigue.
Rough roads apparently helped break rear motor mount