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#42 of 91 Re: 2003 Escape Paint Problems [utahescape]
Jul 20, 2006 (1:49 pm)
My daughter's 2003 Escape is White. It has a patch of paint the size of a sunroof that is peeling off of the primer on top of the car in front of the luggage rack. She only has 30K miles on it. From looking at the many posts here, I don't think that color is the problem, just poor quality at the factory.. but what else is new? I agree with utahescape... next time I will buy a toyota. Made in USA.. just doesn't mean the same as it use to.
Can't wait to hear the run around I get from Ford.. It took us forever for them to have the transmission replaced when it failed only after 22K miles.
#43 of 91 Re: 2004 Escape [escapenut]
Jul 23, 2006 (12:19 pm)
117,000 miles on a Escape 2001 V6 model. Still has original plugs. Still get same gas mileage (21 combo city/highway miles) as the day I bought it. Engine still running smoothly. So why change plugs if things are running smoothly?
#44 of 91 Re: 2003 Escape Paint Problems [tagger2]
Jul 28, 2006 (6:06 pm)
I guess your not up on Toyota quality issues...??
#45 of 91 117K!!??
Jul 28, 2006 (6:07 pm)
Wow!! no issues at that... Keep spreading the word... I no longer have an Escape but it was a great vehicle. Traded for a Fusion SEL V6.. At trade my 01 Escape XLT v6 4WD had about 75,000 trouble free miles..
#47 of 91 Re: 2003 Escape Paint Problems [73deacon]
Aug 10, 2006 (11:44 am)
As a matter of fact.... I have exactly the same problem with my paint....in exactly the same areas. I have a 2003 Ford Escape and when I first reported the paint problems to the dealership, it had about 70,000 miles on it. I was told by the dealership (Pearce Ford Motors in Kentucky)that there was nothing that they could do because it had too many miles on it. I'm not happy with Ford's lack of concern and I will be taking further action. It would be nice to have the paint last longer than the payments!
#48 of 91 Re: 2003 Escape Paint Problems [73deacon]
Aug 30, 2006 (11:04 am)
I have a large spot at the bottom of my back window also. Last year I had it at the windshield, the dealership covered it eventhough it was out of warranty. This year they will not. I'm trying to find out how I can locate the Ford rep in my area. To me mileage doesn't have anything to do with the paint. If anyone knows how to contact a Ford rep in the Northern Virginia area, please let me know
#49 of 91 paint problems
Sep 14, 2006 (5:27 pm)
I have a 2003 ford escape with 50,000 miles. The front hood has bubbles on it and the paint chips off from them. I have 3 of them at this time.. Does anyone know of any recourse?
I've owned 20 year old cars that have never had such obvious paint defects or problems!
#50 of 91 Re: 2003 Escape Paint Problems [debbiew2]
Sep 14, 2006 (5:28 pm)
I also have paint problems. I have 3 bubbles on the front hood of my car that peeled and exposed the metal.. Has anyone found out if ford will repair?
#51 of 91 Re: Paint on 2003 Tribute ES [mbd57]
Sep 14, 2006 (5:31 pm)
I don't have a tribute but I do have a 2003 escape and I'm having paint problems. The front hood has bubbled the size of a quarter and the paint peels right off!! Probably the same paint was used for both cars