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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
43,162 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. had to pay for rotors, and brakes (2 reports)
2003 Ford Escape brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 192007

Escape XLS 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


My mom took the car in to her work cause she works at a company that uses another to work on the company vehicles they said the back boot was broken they got new ones on and brakes, now i know that ford has designed the brake rotors never to be turned will this place did and they brought the car it felt like there was no brakes and the car would barely stop this kept going so we took it back and kept going at this for a while they new rotors on the and new pads now the car shakes violently bad we take it back now all of a sudden it stops and they wont tell us what they did never will take the car back to them or maybe never get another escape

- , Englewood, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 172006

(reported on)


  • 26,324 miles

This car has been trouble since I bought it. For the rotors to be shot after only 26,000 miles means the rotors must have been made from an inferior metal. But if you have a problem with your Ford don't expect help from their customer service dept. They Suck! No wonder they must close plants and layoff 36,000 workers!

- , Port Reading, NJ, USA

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