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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
151,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace frame (1 reports)
2003 Ford Escape steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 262015

Escape XLS 3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 151,000 miles


The day after Christmas 2015, I was driving home from work through a rough part of town when I suddenly lost control of my car. I was only two miles from my home but knew I could not make it. I had to call a tow truck and eventually had it towed to a Ford dealership where they said the subframe had corroded and the control arm separated from the subframe. After waiting 2.5 weeks to hear back from Ford, they will not install a new subframe, only adding a reinforcement cross-brace. I have read online that this cross-brace does not provide much support.

Anyone with similar issues? The car was included in the recall #14s02

- , Syracuse, NY, USA

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