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2002 Ford Escort steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012002


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The alarm system goes off without anything getting near the vehicle. It has been in the shop at least 4 times now the alarm wont go off at all. There was a popping noise underneath the vehicle which was caused by the brake clips coming off brake chambers. The dealership damaged my vehicle when it was in for service. 2 dents on drivers side and a scratch on the drivers door. The Goodyear tires had a belt broken in the right rear, they installed a wheel bearing, hub kits and a safety vibration harness but the tire still made the same noise. Then they rotated the tire to the passenger front. I had to literally pitch a fit to get them to change the tires and replace the defective tires. I finally told them I was not taking the car off the lot so they got me a rental at that point. Well there is still a popping noise when you turn the steering wheel and the alarm wont go off now. This will be the fifth time I have reported these problems.

- Drakes Branch, UT, USA

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