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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Ford Escape body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 202010


  • 40,000 miles


I purchased a 2008 Ford Escape 2wd in February 2008. In January 2010, my husband noticed steam coming from my hood and something dripping on a our driveway. It has since been determined that my radiator is leaking where the plastic and metal parts are "sealed" together. Unfortunately I was out of my 36K bumper to bumper warranty & this part is not covered under Ford's powertrain warranty. I continue to drive my vehicle but check the radiator coolant level weekly. There is no guarantee that an identical radiator will not have the same problem. Therefore, we are hesitant to pay the $800 the dealership asked for to fix. Also, the back driver's side door sometimes will not open. It appears to lock & unlock but the door doesn't catch the hook to release & open.

- Millstadt, IL, USA

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