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#1 of 38 2005 Ford Escape Paint Warranty
Jun 27, 2007 (6:26 pm)
I recently purchased a 2005 Ford Escape which does
have some bumper to bumper warranty left on it and I also bought the extended warranty.The body paint on the driver's door under the window near rubber seal has a bubble forming under the paint(rust! /corrosion)There is no other rust on the outer body.Will the dealer fix this under warranty?I know that the 5 year corrosion warranty
is for perforations only but the paint is warrantied for 3 years..I think.The spot is about the size of a pencil eraser tip.
#2 of 38 TAKE IT IN NOW
Jul 03, 2007 (4:42 am)
Paint is only warrantied for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Corrosion/perferation warranty refers to a hole completely through a panel.
#3 of 38 Re: 2005 Ford Escape Paint Warranty [garboo]
Aug 14, 2007 (4:55 pm)
I'd take it back ASAP to get the problem documented before the warranty expires. I've got an '03 that has peeling paint on about five places on the hood and a 6" spot on the right rear where the beltline is. Ford says they have no record of any paint problems. I spotted another one on the road with similar hood spots. Under Mazda Tribute on this site, another owner of an Escape complains of peeling paint. Mine is tan or gold which Ford wierdly calls gray. The one I saw on the road was the same color. What's yours?
#5 of 38 Ford says no Escape owners complained about paint!
May 12, 2008 (6:23 pm)
A piece of paint just peeled off my 2003 Ford Escape, colour code C2.
They tell me they won't do anything since the warranty has expired and THERE IS NO RECORD OF ANYONE ELSE COMPLAINING. Well I've seen a few posts around the net about this exact problem. So I would love to hear from you if you have complained about this problem. And I don't care what the colour is.
Help me out folks!
#6 of 38 Ford Paint warranty
Jun 16, 2008 (4:12 am)
Ford only covers the paint for 12 months or 12,000 miles, which ever comes first.
Only Ford and GM provide any paint warranty at all.
#8 of 38 Re: Ford says no Escape owners complained about paint! [cheapcanuck]
Jun 27, 2008 (6:13 pm)
Have you had any response yet from Ford? I will be complaining and seeing what I can do too with my 2003 Escape too. I have all kinds of peeling paint along the "seams" on my doors & around my tires, etc. When I phoned the dealership they also said there have been no paint problems.
#9 of 38 Re: Ford says no Escape owners complained about paint! [sl1]
Jul 23, 2008 (10:29 am)
We have a 2003 Escape, light gold/beige (grey?) color, same pealing problem. Ford didn't use the 'we've never heard about this' line as I told them that there were literally hundreds on complaints for the same issue to be found online. I told the cust rep that either Ford does something about this, or folks like us are going to force them.
I've filed a complaint with the FTC, and have already contacted several consumer advocate/attorneys with the complaint with the hope that enough will trigger a class action lawsuit. I suggest you do the same. Also, be sure to rate the vehicle with your experience on sites such as Edmunds to help others avoid the same problem.
#10 of 38 2003 Paint Bubble
Jan 23, 2009 (1:35 am)
On 8/3/03, I bought my long-desired 2003 Escape.
On 1/21/09, I became the owner of a Gold Ash Escape with paint missing. It's on the hatch to the right of the license plate holder. The part that has come off is about 6" X 4" and the bubble wants to continue upward.
On 1/22/08, I contacted the dealer and was told that since they no longer have a body shop I should contact one on my own. One of the techs at the recommended body shop said last night he'd speak with the dealer again in my stead as it was "clearly a defect since it's the adhesion of the paint to the primer that has failed." I'll keep you all posted, but suffice to say I'm not happy! Any advice will be appreciated.