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2013 Ford Escape
Body / Paint Problems
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2013 Ford Escape has been in the news quite a bit and for all the wrong reasons. Within a few months of its release the SUV was recalled three times, twice because of engine fires.
In July 2012, due to a fuel line that could split and leak, Ford told owners to park their cars because even driving to the dealership for repairs was deemed too dangerous. Instead, in a somewhat unprecedented move, Ford sent tow trucks to pick up the affected vehicles and handed out rental cars while the owners waited for repairs.
A few months later the Escape was recalled again because antifreeze could leak out onto the engine due to a freeze plug becoming dislodged. As the coolant hit the hot engine there was, once again, a threat for fire.
The 2013 is the first model year of the Escape's 3rd generation and proves once again that you want to avoid the first model year when at all possible.
2013 Ford Escape Body / Paint Problems
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- Door Latch Broken9
- Premature, Excessive Rust6
- Power Lift Gate Malfunction5
- Water Leaks Into Interior3
- Bubbling Paint2
- Paint On Door Handles Peels Off2
- Rear Hatch Stuck, Won't Open2
- Wind Noise From Door/Windshield2
- Constantly Get Shocked When Touching Door(S)1
- NHTSA: Structure: Body49
- NHTSA: Structure10
- NHTSA: Structure: Body: Door 5
- NHTSA: Structure: Body: Hatchback/Liftgate2
- NHTSA: Structure: Body: Tailgate 1
- NHTSA: Structure: Frame And Members1
- NHTSA: Structure: Frame And Members: Underbody Shields1
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