Engine trashed at 2400 miles
By airbearma on
2002 Ford Escape XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
One of the biggest points on me buying the Escape was the "supposed" reliability of the Duratec 3.0 V6. I had this engine in my 96 Taurus for 175,000 trouble free miles.
At 1400 miles, I changed oil and checked all fluids personally. At 2450 miles, I had an 1/8 inch oil slick in my antifreeze reservoir.
Dealer is replacing the motor with a new one.
I love the Mach1 audio, smooth shifting transmission, good general road feel for a SUV