Safety Ratings
2003 Ford Escape
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 3.0000
Number of Recalls6
Number of Complaints382
Number of Investigations8
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2003 Ford Escape vehicles

2003 Ford Escape (7/26/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V353000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2004 Escape vehicles equipped with 3.0L V6 engines and speed control manufactured from October 22, 1999, through January 23, 2004. Inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the speed control cable connector could result in a stuck throttle when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost-fully depressed. This risk exists regardless of whether or not speed control (cruise control) is used.

Defect: A stuck throttle may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop or slow the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.

Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles by increasing the engine cover clearance, free of charge. The safety recall began August 3, 2012. Remedy parts are expected to be available in mid-August 2012. Until then dealers will disconnect the speed control cable as an interim remedy, if parts are not available at the time of an owner's service appointment. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

2003 Ford Escape (7/26/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V353000

Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2004 Escape vehicles equipped with 3.0L V6 engines and speed control manufactured from October 22, 1999, through January 23, 2004. Inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the speed control cable connector could result in a stuck throttle when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost-fully depressed. This risk exists regardless of whether or not speed control (cruise control) is used.

Defect: A stuck throttle may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop or slow the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.

Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles by increasing the engine cover clearance, free of charge. The safety recall began August 3, 2012. Remedy parts are expected to be available in mid-August 2012. Until then dealers will disconnect the speed control cable as an interim remedy, if parts are not available at the time of an owner's service appointment. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

2003 Ford Escape (4/10/2007)  

Campaign Number: 07V156000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ANTILOCK BRAKES (ABS), THE ABS MODULE CONNECTOR MAY HAVE MISSING OR DISLODGED WIRE SEALS. THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW CONTAMINATION TO ENTER THE MODULE CONNECTOR, CREATING A POTENTIAL FOR AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.

Defect: AN ELECTRICAL SHORT MIGHT CAUSE AN ABS MALFUNCTION THAT WOULD ILLUMINATE THE ABS WARNING LIGHT, AND IN SOME CASES, THE MODULE MAY OVERHEAT RESULTING IN BURNING ODOR, SMOKE, AND/OR FIRE. THIS CONDITION COULD OCCUR EITHER WHEN THE VEHICLE IGNITION SWITCH IS IN THE OFF POSITION OR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIRE HARNESS CONNECTOR TO THE ABS MODULE FOR MISSING OR DISLODGED WIRE SEALS, AND REPAIR OR REPLACE THE HARNESS CONNECTOR AS APPROPRIATE. THE DEALER WILL ALSO INSPECT THE CONNECTOR ON THE ABS MODULE AND REPLACE IT IF IT IS FOUND TO BE CORRODED OR DAMAGED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 23, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

2003 Ford Escape (3/29/2007)  

Campaign Number: 07E023000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: CERTAIN CARDONE MASTER CYLINDERS WITH PART NUMBERS 10-2925, 10-2987, 10-2987MZA, 10-3083, 11-3015, 11-3042, 11-3044, 11-3045, 11-3047, 11-3064, AND 11-3156, AND WITH DATE CODES LOWER THAN DCA7078 SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE SEAL ON MASTER CYLINDER CAN FAIL AND LEAK BRAKE FLUID.

Defect: LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID CAN RESULT IN POOR BRAKING PERFORMANCE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: CARDONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE ANY DEFECTIVE MASTER CYLINDERS. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING APRIL 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT CARDONE AT 1-800-777-4780.

2003 Ford Escape (12/20/2004)  

Campaign Number: 04V602000

Component Name: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: CERTAIN 2004-2005 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND CERTAIN 2001-2003 SPORT UTIITY VEHICLE HAVING REAR LIFTGATE COMPONENTS SERVICED WITH 2004 EQUIVALENT COMPONENTS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 206, 'DOOR LOCKS AND DOOR RETENTION COMPONENTS.' THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCHING SYSTEM DOES NOT MEET THE INERTIA LOAD REQUIREMENT IN ONE DIRECTION.

Defect: IF THE LIFTGATE IS LEFT UNLOCKED, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL THAT IT MAY OPEN DURING A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCH RELEASE ROD, THE RELEASE ROD ATTACHMENT CLIP AND THE DOOR HANDLE RETURN SPRING. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 31, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

2003 FORD ESCAPE for sale

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2003 Ford Escape XLT

$4,853
Price Reduced

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLT CHOICE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 140197 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lynnwood, WA
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLS

$6,999

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 87465 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Fresno, CA
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLT

$4,900
Price Reduced

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLT CHOICE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 150010 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Crystal Lake, IL
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLS

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2003 FORD ESCAPE XLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 149213 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Hiawatha, IA
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLS

$8,995

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 124396 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hiawatha, IA
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLT

$6,990

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Fenton, MI
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLS

New Listing
$4,997

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 154735 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Pekin, IL
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLT

$7,988

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 51605 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Mendon, MA
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLT

New Listing
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2003 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Mendon, MA
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLT

$6,995

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLT CHOICE 2

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 114417 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Blaine, MN
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLT

$4,899

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 145981 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Fox Lake, IL
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLT

$8,988

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLT SPORT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 95456 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: White Bear Lake, MN
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLT

$6,295

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 146965 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLS

$5,495

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 108388 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Hatboro, PA
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

2003 Ford Escape XLT

$8,488

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 111435 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
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