Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Escape & Escape Hybrid
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Escape & Escape Hybrid Ford Escape, Ford Escape Hybrid, Mercury Mariner, Mazda Tribute

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2011, 09:26 AM
gecko5's Avatar
gecko5 gecko5 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Reid's Mills; Ontario
Posts: 210
gecko5 is starting off with a positive reputation.
2009 Ford Escape.. Rust issues???

In all my years of owning all various types of vehicles, i have never seen anything like this...

We bought the Escape June 2009 new. Spring 2010, i happened to notice slight "Bubbling" along the lower most part of the inside of the tailgate along the inside seam. It was quite minor and in all fairness never had the time to take it in for a check (We are about 50Miles from dealership).

Fast forward to winter 2010 (Ontario, Canada)... This week, we had some really nice weather so i decided to give the Escape it's first "Personal" wash to get all the nooks and cranny's cleaned out (I have the escape min. once/week during the winter to try and keep is salt/calcium free). I also had the vehicle undercoated this year as well to further keep it from rusting.

Well, the tailgate is exponentially worse and i also now see that both back doors are also showing the same signs along the inside seams of the doors...

Has anyone else experienced this?
Would you consider this a defect?

As all my other vehicles have never shown such aggressive signs of rust, i have never had to call out a dealership on the rust warranty. Before i approach them, i want to get all my notes in order.

I am blown away at how poor the rust protection on this truck is. Also of note is that i see that the black trim that runs vertically between the front and back doors, it too is starting to pit in a few areas....
'

Cheers,
__________________
My project for the next ummmmm 15 yrs!!!!

09Ford Escape XLT 4WD V6
08Toyota Matrix XR (Wife's Car)

Welcome to Holland (Homage to my Boy)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2011, 12:32 PM
Russ250 fx4 Russ250 fx4 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mountains of Virginia
Posts: 6
Russ250 fx4 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I would think that there is NO question about Ford fixing the rust. I know in the past when this has happened, (not to me but to a friend stationed on the Ship with me) Ford took it and replace all of the Doors and sanded down the whole car and redid it. YMMV however. Good luck and let us know what happens.
Russ Abbey
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2011, 11:55 PM
Ryanr's Avatar
Ryanr Ryanr is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 132
Ryanr is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hey sounds like you have the same problem we had and have.We live in Windsor Ont and bought our 09 escape new also.And one year from the date we bought it had the tailgate seem re-painted because it was bubbling up and rusting.We aslo purschased the rust control module @ the time we purchased the vehicle and still rusted.The only benefit of the module is that will waranty any rust for seven years.Take it back to the ford dealer you bought it @ and demand it to be repaired.Personally iam hard core ford fan and this 09 escape has had alot of problems.The tranny module which was a recall the glass has been replaced on the drivers side and passenger side windows due to scratches.Anyways goodluck.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-26-2011, 10:21 PM
oldblue85 oldblue85 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3
oldblue85 is starting off with a positive reputation.
i bought a 2008 with 34000 mi I have the same rust problems. I took it to Ford today they took some pics say they will be in touch. Makes me sick to spend this kind of money to get a pile of rust.Any one else having these problems my escape came from Georgia
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2011, 09:20 PM
bakon bakon is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 395
bakon is starting off with a positive reputation.
2009 Escape with bubbling paint over the rear wheel wells. Garage kept (heated) and well cared for with wax and wash. Only 10k on the odometer and it's rusting from under the paint.
__________________
2003 F-350 Super Duty Lariat Crew Cab 4x4 V10 w/Hedman Headers, Gibson SS cat back and Bilstein shocks
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2011, 05:48 AM
tomw tomw is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: suburban atlanta
Posts: 4,015
tomw has a very good reputation on FTE.tomw has a very good reputation on FTE.tomw has a very good reputation on FTE.
gecko5, I have a little bit on the underside of the tailgate, just a little to the left of center. It is coming up from under the paint, as the paint is unbroken. Started as a few spots that looked rust colored on white paint. I looked yesterday,turned around facing rearward, and can see that it is at the lip where the outer skin is folded over the tailgate inner sheetmetal. Right now, it is about 4-6 inches where the paint may have barely separated from the metal and one spot about 3/4" upward from the joint where the paint is discolored about the size of a quarter, with spots inside that diameter.
I plan on scraping the paint away where it has been loosened by the rust, applying a rust 'converter' and painting. Maybe remove the inner panel to see if the insides of the tailgate are rusting.
I know I have no warranty, as it's 4 years old, but this is poor quality.
tom
__________________
It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done. Simplificate and add lightness
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2011, 05:40 PM
tcesni tcesni is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 802
tcesni is starting off with a positive reputation.
After reading these posts I went outside and checked my '09 Escape with 85,000 miles on it. I found a bit of corrosion along the crimp at the bottom of the hatch and the same along the rear doors.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2011, 07:09 AM
Edward Poe Edward Poe is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5
Edward Poe is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by gecko5 View Post
In all my years of owning all various types of vehicles, i have never seen anything like this...

We bought the Escape June 2009 new. Spring 2010, i happened to notice slight "Bubbling" along the lower most part of the inside of the tailgate along the inside seam. It was quite minor and in all fairness never had the time to take it in for a check (We are about 50Miles from dealership).

Fast forward to winter 2010 (Ontario, Canada)... This week, we had some really nice weather so i decided to give the Escape it's first "Personal" wash to get all the nooks and cranny's cleaned out (I have the escape min. once/week during the winter to try and keep is salt/calcium free). I also had the vehicle undercoated this year as well to further keep it from rusting.

Well, the tailgate is exponentially worse and i also now see that both back doors are also showing the same signs along the inside seams of the doors...

Has anyone else experienced this?
Would you consider this a defect?

As all my other vehicles have never shown such aggressive signs of rust, i have never had to call out a dealership on the rust warranty. Before i approach them, i want to get all my notes in order.

I am blown away at how poor the rust protection on this truck is. Also of note is that i see that the black trim that runs vertically between the front and back doors, it too is starting to pit in a few areas....
'

Cheers,
New models come with oil based coat hence prevent the rusting. have you given an oil based coat?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2011, 07:16 AM
Totoriko Totoriko is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
Totoriko is starting off with a positive reputation.
My 2010 Escape has lots of tiny rust spots all around the bottom half car.
Shouldn't the corrosion warranty cover this by the dealer anyway?
Will take it to my dealer today and see
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2011, 08:56 AM
tomw tomw is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: suburban atlanta
Posts: 4,015
tomw has a very good reputation on FTE.tomw has a very good reputation on FTE.tomw has a very good reputation on FTE.
Totoriko, the warranty from the manufacturer is against 'perforation', which would be a hole in the sheet metal through and through.
Your description is what one would get from small gravel or stones being thrown against the lower panels, chipping the paint, and allowing rust pits to form where the paint is missing. I don't believe that will be covered by warranty, but you're welcome to try, and good luck.
tom
__________________
It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done. Simplificate and add lightness
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2011, 11:49 AM
greenleaf greenleaf is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4
greenleaf is starting off with a positive reputation.
We have an '06 XLS with the exact same issues as you. The tailgate rust has gotten out of hand. The entire bottom of the tailgate is rusting out along the crimp in the sheet metal. I sanded it all down, treated it with rust reformer, gave it a coat with rust reforming primer, then a top coat with touch up paint. The rust came back 6 months later. I've noticed that the bottoms of the doors have the same issue.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2011, 06:59 PM
steven-f steven-f is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 3
steven-f is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a 2008 Escape Hybrid with rust on inside of rear door. Ford dealer has been sympathetic but says Ford rust warranty is for perforation and since there is no hole, no coverage. So I am in a standoff with Ford. They are betting that there won't be any perforation before the five years are up and I am betting there will be perforation. At any rate, this will be my last Ford.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2011, 07:05 PM
Totoriko Totoriko is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
Totoriko is starting off with a positive reputation.
Funny you posted today because I noticed slight rust under the boot door and took it straight to my Ford dealer. They said yeah, it's rust and they'll fix it by sending it to their body workshop. He said it's covered under the warranty.
The rust is like 2 inches long and a quarter of a centimeter wide.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2011, 07:06 PM
mblayton's Avatar
mblayton mblayton is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Oakville
Posts: 599
mblayton is starting off with a positive reputation.
Two words....Chinesse Metal.

The metal may be formed and stamped here but it comes from CHINA
__________________
69 F100 SWB, 66 Fairlane GTA, , 2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate
Ford Oakville Assembly plant employee (Retired)
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2011, 07:09 PM
Totoriko Totoriko is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
Totoriko is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Totoriko View Post
My 2010 Escape has lots of tiny rust spots all around the bottom half car.
Shouldn't the corrosion warranty cover this by the dealer anyway?
Will take it to my dealer today and see
Okay as for this issue, it wasn't rust on the door. They were specks of dust coming from the new brakes that were stuck and rusting. The reason I thought it was the doors rusting was because they seemed impossible to remove. The dealer showed me that they can be removed with a soft cloth and applying a lot of pressure. I did and it worked. My arms were dead after 20 mins.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 07:09 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Escape & Escape Hybrid

Tags
1999, 2002, 2008, 2009, back, doors, escape, escqpe, ford, hybrids, inside, issues, problems, rust, rusting, superduty

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup