Help about Escape/Maverick rust problems.
I m new here, I m from Greece and I don t speak English very well.
I bought my new car Ford Maverick/Escape 2.3 on 22 Jul 2005 from a dealer of Ford in Greece.
After 2 days i find that it had problems with stub-born brakes and run risks my family and I in the first journey. I go to the company and they promise to fix them.
After 10 days when they stood up the car to fix brakes I saw that it was full of rust (new car) on the axis which transmit the move, ABS, exhaust, screw shock - absorbers, under seats, pedals and other parts. There are a lot of other problems too (excoriations to glasses, sticking when step on the pedal gas, no manufactured dyeing down of car , ect). Ford Motor Co of Greece refused to change the car or a refund. After that I also confirmed the date of manufacture was 7 June 2004 (13,5 months ago).
I also had called an assessor and the result was that the car had big problems. It was necessary to change the axis. As the two companies refused to change it I paid and change the axis myself.
After that I applied to Ministry of Development-Service Protection Consumer. It impose fine 15.000 euro for the rust and dangerous Maverick at 15 December of 2006 and made known this to press. The most famous Greek newspapers and sites wrote about this.
I know two other people who have the same rust problems. They also applied to Ministry of Development-Service Protection Consumer and the justice. They wait to impose fine from Service Protection Consumer too.
I want to ask all fordforums friends who have escape/ Maverick if they have rust problems. Also I want help with my car VIN because we can t find our cars to ford VINs!!