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4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
17,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. bridge broken plastic straps with metal straps (1 reports)
2001 Ford Escort body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152002

Escort SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles

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

This happened on both 2001 Ford Escorts I own. So much for 'Ford tough'. Left unattended, the headlight housings gradually sag out of the plastic surround formed by the grille and lose their aim. The rubber housing trim slips out of place. This is a design and materials flaw. There is no way the thin plastic straps can hold up the entire front end of the car. they soon crack.

- , Tempe, AZ, USA

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