My new 2012 Escape has been into the body shop now twice for paint contamination!!! Also found on the back tail gate ford did not paint the edges on the 4 lower corners!! Yes I have seen other 2012 the same way!!!!!
You are 100% correct. Those 4 corners on the trunk are not painted. It looks like it was masked off cause mine was a perfect little square. So i used the touchup paint so it does not rust hope it works!!