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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
104,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. have it repainted (2 reports)
2002 Ford Escape body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012009

Escape XLT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


What's the deal with paint peeling on the top of 2002 Escape? I had to sand it down, remove any inkling of rust and prime it. I primed it with gray primer so its not that notable because its on top of the car.Pain in the ass and lowers the value if not fixed. Potential rust and corrosion if not taken care of fast.

- , Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 202009

Escape XLT 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles

I love my escape but there is no excuse for the paint to just start peeling off of the back hatch door.

- , Mt. Sterling, KY, USA

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