2002 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Long List of Problems

2002 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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2002 Ford Escape XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Bought 2001 XLT loaded escape Dec.
2000. After 4000 km. Serpentine belt
idler pulley fell off. 8000km smelt
burnt oil inside cab. Dealer replaced
complete engine! Neighbour bought same
vehicle same problem.

Replaced jammed seat carriage. Hgh spd
vibration in front end. Rebushed
something and balance tires(Pour PDI)
Plastic kick plate mouldings were
replaced (needs mud flaps from factory)

CD player jammed, deck replaced. Very
poor quality job done by Ford. Dealer
did rebate some cash and provide
adaquate service each and every time
this vehicle was in the shop (way too
much shop time) Needs new engine
coolant level sensor...on and on.

Gas milage poor.

Best Features

Nimble, good power, turns well, lots of room in cab

Worst Features

Fire quality control inspector at the factory. Won't buy another!
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