2002 Ford Escape Consumer Review: 60k miles and a repair nightma

2002 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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XLS Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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60k miles and a repair nightmare
By NoMoreFords on


2002 Ford Escape XLS Sport 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Purchased new and it ran great, then things started to happen. 10K - Lose molding on the roof. Rear wiper does not touch the window. 40K - 6-disc player stopped working. 50k - 3 coils out of 6 had to be replaced. Windows started squeaking when opening and closing. 65k - Replaced oil pan gasket due to leak, and then two month later the oil pan due to stripped plug. 70k Replaced all three catalytic converters (they were plugged up). 70k - Replaced leaky water pump. Replaced cracked alternator. I give up...

Best Features

Handles well. Drives great in the snow and a lot of room to pack things into. Made many trip to/from building supply stores with a full load.

Worst Features

Rethink the design. Very load wind noise when driving on the highway
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