Frame Rust Problems of Ford Escape
Ford Escape owners have reported 3 problems related to frame rust (under the structure category).
#1 - Frame Rust problem of the 2005 Ford Escape
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2005 Ford Escape. The contact stated that he was driving 40 mph over a road bump when the rear passenger's side of the vehicle collapsed and the tire penetrated through the frame and into the interior cabin of the vehicle. The contact exited the vehicle and noticed that the frame was rusted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 169,447. This frame rust problem happened on 01/15/13.
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#2 - Frame Rust problem of the 2010 Ford Escape
My 2010 Ford Escape is making a noise that started about 2 months ago. The noise sounds like tools were being stored in the back and when I stopped, turned, or even began to take off again I would hear this rattling sound. I had to pay a diagnostic fee of 150 something dollars. Test-drove vehicle with mechanic but it was very hard to duplicate. They had vehicle 3 separate times vehicle ended up staying by the 3rd time with them from a Thursday till a Tuesday I was told it was rust on the sub frame shocked that Ford had a service bulletin for and that they had to remove some type of bolts. Sound would be gone for a few days but maybe shake back loose. Sound now coming from the front. I called back to the 1st dealership and was told by the service manager basically don't bring it back there it is a waste of their time because they can't find anything wrong with the vehicle he asked me where I purchased it and was told to take back to original dealership. I must say early on into the situation I wrote to Ford because I was very disgusted that I had to pay a diagnostic fee for something that was a known problem to Ford all this time and wanted my fee back. They told me since it was not fixed and the 1st dealership could not really figure out what is wrong take it back to the original dealership of purchase. I found out that again I have to pay another diagnostic fee and I pray that they find or hear something due to the noise is not heard all the time. Again, I am out of more money. I decided not to waste anymore time paying diagnostic fees and maybe hope the vehicle falls apart I feel like I am up against a wall I know this is my last time dealing with Ford time to move on especially with this 36,000 mile warranty crap. The noise is definitely there as others can hear it. I feel stuck I just pray that nothing happens to me when driving this junk!. This frame rust issue occurred Friday, May 18, 2012.
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#3 - Frame Rust problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
The VIN of the problem Escape is 1FMYU041X2_. The vehicle is a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the front passenger side wheel well and the sub frame had rusted out. The contact was informed by their mechanic that the vehicle was not safe to drive. The vehicle had not been inspected by the dealer. The failure and current mileages were 160,000. Updated 05/23/12. The failure date was Monday, May 7, 2012.
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Other Structure related problems of Ford Escape:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Frame And Members problems||8|
|Underbody Shield problems||7|
|Door Hinge problems||5|
|Frame Rust problems||3|
|Hatchback/liftgate Hinge problems||3|
|Hatchback/liftgate Support Device problems||2|
|Roof And Pillar problems||1|