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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford Escort suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 102009

Escort 4-cyl

  • 59,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Escort purchased April 2002. The rear coil springs, struts, and egr valve were placed at an expense of $870. After the repair the front coil springs, and struts failed, they then added that this failure was common for her model type. The failure and current mileages were under 59,000. Updated 11/23/09. Updated 11/24/09

- Covington, KY, USA

problem #1

Mar 102008

Escort

  • miles
During a routine inspection, my mechanic noticed that the rear spring coils on my 2001 Ford Escort (59,000 miles) were noticeably worn down and needed to be replaced immediately, as to not puncture my tires. He said that this is a known problem in Escorts and Taurus and that tires can be punctured by these rear coil springs while the vehicle is in motion. I had the rear springs replaced, which is an expensive repair.

- Fitchburg, WI, USA

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