Thanks for asking about my signature. I was going to PM you but since the story has a good lesson for maintenance procedures, I decided to go ahead and reply here,
My husband and I were in a serious car crash on I-84 in Idaho.
Both our Jeep Grand Cherokee and our Escape 21 were totaled BUT we escaped with minor injuries so we have a lot to be grateful for.
The accident was caused when I swerved to avoid a travel trailer tire that had fallen off an east bound trailer, crossed the median and headed for us right down our lane of travel. The Jeep wound up rolled on to its side skidding down the highway. The trailer stayed up but with damage to both the right and left sides (and unknown if there is frame damage). We love airbags!
The tale is a good object lesson to follow the torque wrench procedures that Escape recommends!!!!! (We were feeling superior that my husband had just tested ours all around.):angel