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6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,448 miles

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2001 Ford Escort suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 162003

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

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

The car is a 2001 Ford Escort ZX2. The car is not working properly, shakes (very stronly) and is turning off by itself why driving. I had complained on several ocassions to Ford (midway Ford Isuzu) 8100 West flagler, and they dont seem to get the problem. Please help me!!!!!!!!!!

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 152002

Escort 4-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
While driving the steering bolt became loose which caused the steering wheel to jump around. This made it difficult for the consumer to steer the vehicle. When at a stop light or at idle, the vehicle would vibrate badly and the consumer had to place the vehicle in neutral. When the windows were half way down, they would rattle terribly. The consumer was concerned they may shatter. The headlights bounced around at night, on the vehicle in front of the consumer and had been confronted about the distraction. Ford said it was normal. The vehicle had been in for the vibration since purchase. The motor mounts in the vehicle were changed for a second time.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #3

May 132002

Escort

  • 20,238 miles
There was a fast idle, vibration in steering wheel, burning smell coming from the engine, and the vehicle stalled along with the fast idle. The service dealer stated the vehicle had run fine. After five attempts to remedy the problem, and after being told repeatedly the vehicle ran normally, the consumer would like a full refund. The PCV was replaced, and the vehicle had run perfect until the fast idle had returned along with the vibrations which irritated the consumer which caused headaches after 20 miles of driving. The valve assembly/crankcase ventilation regulator was replaced as well. Mr scc

- Eatontown, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 232003

Escort

  • miles
The vehicle vibrated severely.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 012001

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle pulled to left at all times/ any speed. Dealer did wheel alignment, not remedy. Second dealer checked wheel alignment twice, but did not remedy. Finally told consumer he test drove 5 Escort's on his lot, all automatic models pulled to the left, standart models do not. Nothing he could do to remedy problem.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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