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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
#45 of 93 117K!!??
Jul 28, 2006 (5:07 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 93 Re: 2003 Escape Paint Problems [73deacon]
Aug 10, 2006 (10:44 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 93 Re: 2003 Escape Paint Problems [73deacon]
Aug 30, 2006 (10:04 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 93 paint problems
Sep 14, 2006 (4:27 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 93 Re: 2003 Escape Paint Problems [debbiew2]
Sep 14, 2006 (4:28 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 93 Re: Paint on 2003 Tribute ES [mbd57]
Sep 14, 2006 (4:31 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
Nov 08, 2006 (7:27 am)
A local television station is looking to interview consumers who own a Ford Escape who might have corrosion issues in the interior of the vehicle. The current customer is saying that there is corrosion underneath the dash (near the glove box). Please send an e-mail to ctalatiedmunds.com no later than Friday, November 10, 2006 by 2:00 PM PST/5:00 EST containing your daytime contact information.
#54 of 93 Re: Paint on 2003 Tribute ES [csos1]
Jan 15, 2007 (2:00 am)
I have a 2003 Ford escape with 54,000 miles that has paint peeling in two locations "top of cab near windshield and back hatch near corner of glass. Ford customer service offered to pay half of the Ford dealer $850.00 repair quote. Has anyone had more success in getting the repair paid in full when their lame 36,000 mile "paint" warranty has already expired?