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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
57,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2002 Ford Escape brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 122012

Escape

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have had problems with this vehicle since driving it off the lot.If I applied the brakes before reaching a steady 25 to 35 mph the brakes would grind and squeal. After reaching the right speed the abs light would come on and work fine until I turned the car off. Had it in the shop numerous times to no avail.2 yrs. ago I spent $ 2,000 and it still wasn't fixed.

2 weeks ago it started fine but when I went to put it in reverse the gear shift was completely loose and would only go into park. Had it towed to dealership, they called the same day to say the shifting cable broke, easy fix $300 have it back the next day. The next day I get a call telling me the back brakes had completely locked up and to get it to drive off the lot minimum $ 2,000.

I read a few comments where others had the same problem. For a 2002 the mileage wasn't bad 139,000. Can't afford to fix it and the dealership says I still owe them $400 ( yes, quote was $300 ) for replacing cable plus I have to tow it somewhere. I wouldn't own another escape of you paid me. Worst vehicle I have ever had.

- , Johnstown, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 272003

(reported on)

Escape LX

  • 12,000 miles

I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER, THEY TOLD ME NOTHING WAS WRONG, JUST ATHE ALIGNMENT, BUT HTE TIRES WERE SO BAD THAT I HAD TO BUY THEM, AND THE DEALER DID NOT REPLACE THEM, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY, AND THE GRINDING NOISE IS STILL THERE, I HAD ALIGNMENT DONE, AND IT'S NOT THAT , THEY DON'T WANT TO CHECK THE CAR TO SEE WHAT'S CAUSING IT. THE CAR ONLY HAS 12 THOUSAND MILES, AND HAS SO MANY PROBLEMS ALREADY, 2 MONTHS AGO THE HEAD GASKET BLEW UP, THEY FIXED THAT, AND THE CAR IS JUST A LEMON. WOULD NEVER BUY A FORD AGAIN.

- , 7642 W. 92nd Place, IL, USA

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