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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
88,054 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2003 Ford Escape engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 182011

Escape

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,072 miles

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

I JUST PURCHASED A 2003 FOR ESCAPE FROM SUMMIT AUTO INC. IN WATERFORD, PA, ON FEBRUARY 7TH, 2010. ON FEBRUARY 18TH THE CAR SARTED ACCELERATION EVERYTIME I BRAKES. THE RPM WENT UP SO HIGH AND IT WOULDNT GO DOWN. I TOOK THE CAR TO GET FIXED SPEND $210 AND THREE DAYS LATER THE PROBLEM STARTED AGAIN. I CALLED FORD DEALER AND THE VIN NUMBEROF MY CAR IS NOT A RECALL, BUT HOW COME IM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. I NEED SOME HELP I FINANCED THE CAR AND SPEND ALREADY OVER A THOUSANDS DOLLARS ALREADY ON REPAIRS AND I HAVENT HAD IT FOR A MONTH YET.

- , Erie, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 182011

Escape

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,090 miles

MY CAR AGAIN ATARTED ACCELARATING AND TOKE IT TO GET SERVICE. TAKING IT TO FORD TO GET IT CHECK I BELIEVE MY CAR MIGHT BE A RECALL

WHEN THE CAR IS ON PARK THE RPM IS ON 4...THE CAR IS VERY ACCELERATED.

- , Erie, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 222003

(reported on)

Escape XLT

  • 14,000 miles

when car was placed in drive it took of like a rocket. the brakes would not stop it or even slow it down. could not have foot on gas both feet on brake pedal

- , Roanoke, AL, USA

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