The first time my 2001 Ford Escape XLT broke down, it was a result of
the Serpentine belt falling out of my car due to a loose belt.
The second time my Escape left me stranded onthe highway,
was due to the V6 transmission. At 16,000 miles my car needed a
new transmission. Ford Motor Company promised me an extended
100,000m/ 6 yr. powertrain warranty at no cost. I have yet to recieve
the paperwork from Ford I now laugh at their "Committment
and Quality" commercials.