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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
99,738 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2002 Ford Escape accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 092012

Escape XLT 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,600 miles


I travel from Steven Point WI, to Lake Havasu,AZ and use my cruise control all the time. Its 2000 miles. I took my vehicle to my ford dealer, Hughes Ford of Milladore WI, an the service people disconnected the cruise control until it can be fixed. I asked when it may be repaired and they said ford hasn't even gotten the parts yet. It could be months. I sorry that's not acceptable. If this is the attitude then maybe I should choose another vehicle. Ford has always taken care of me and my family over the 50 years. let me know soon.

- , Stevens Point, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 132007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,875 miles

I was driving along and all the sudden, the cruise control just came on and the vehicle sped up. I smelled a funny smell twice earlier in the day, but gave it no real concern, attributing it to someone else. And I just got the recall checked by Ford. I guess I will have to go back.

- , Mystic, CT, USA

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