Hi Larry and
You can post in the tailgate chat or and search our site for plenty of infos on the 08-12 Escape.
Larry LGT 165 wrote:MadMax wrote:Is this just cosmetic or does it advance to a structural issue around suspension attachments prematurely?
If left unchecked it can get real bad. The good news is if you get down on your hands and knees and give the wheel wells a good look see it's pretty easy to spot. Check the tailgate as well, another rust-prone area
Thanks Max, I have seen other vehicles where the front towers have rusted right thru, from moisture trapped between the multiple layers of thin metal that were impossible to undercoat, so reading about issues on the escape concerned me.
My '06 Ranger has been undercoated 3 times over the years and shows no sign of rust despite our heavy roadsalt usage here in Ontario.
We are retired and only put on about 10k / 6000 miles a year so probably will end up finding something in the 150,000k /90,000 mile range.
All vehicles have areas of concern, that is a given. How would you personally rate a used '09 to '12 E overall as a potential purchase?
Thanks again, Larry
HuntingEscape wrote:I am the 3rd owner of my 09 escape. Would this still be covered from Ford? I assume we have to take care of this ourselves and ford doesn't do the work?
hutchej wrote:I actually have this issue on my Escape. Ford continues to ignore the issue and note want to address it due to the fact that it doesn't appear to be perforated. So I'm going to have to deal with it myself.
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