definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,772 miles

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2003 Ford Escape body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Ford Escape Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Dec 202006

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford Escape. Three months after the vehicle was purchased, the contact noticed a block of paint chipping off of the hood. Weeks later, the condition became progressively worse. The paint began bubbling and chipping excessively. When the contact attempts to wash the vehicle the paint will come off. She is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 74,000 and current mileage is 100,000. Update 06/10/08 updated 06/10/08

- Millbrook, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 292007

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,350 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Escape. The contact noticed that the paint on the passenger side door, lift gate, and ledge showed signs of bubbling paint. The dealer stated that the failure was not covered under warranty and does not have a recall. The manufacturer stated that they will speak with the dealer. The current mileage was 19,400 and failure mileage was 19,350. The consumer provided a repair invoice. Updated 08/31/07

- Libery , MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 082003

(reported on)


  • 33,700 miles
When the vehicle was driven in the rain water cames through the drivers side window frame. The water went down into the electrical buttons on door panel. Ford replaced all the rubber seals but it still leaks.

- Toa Alta, PR, USA

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