hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,300 miles

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2003 Ford Escort engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 232011


  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford Escort. The contact stated the oil dip stick fractured when attempting to check the oil level. An authorized dealer stated the defect was a common problem with that model year vehicle. The dip stick was not replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 01/05/12 updated 01/12/12

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 132006

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,600 miles
: the contact stated while the vehicle was stopped with the engine running, the idle was rough. There was also a rumbling noise coming from the front right of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the dealer determined that the vibration was due to the way the engine mounts and brackets were installed, and that some vibration was inherent to the design of the vehicle. The consumer also stated there was a clicking sound when the brake pedal was applied while in reverse. The heater core was replaced due to it leaking. The front pads were replaced. Updated 12/05/06.

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

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