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Ford Escape Hev 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 15, 2013
Southbury, CT

right rear wheel housing rusts completely through allowing the shock to detach from the vehicle. after an online search this is a very common incident. after contacting the local ford dealer, there is a back-order on the right rear wheel housing with no expected date of delivery. this is the only wheel housing on the vehicle that is rusting out and causing issues. the only time you start to realize that there is an issue is if you start the hear a "clunk" coming from the car, however; there is a rubberized undercoat that prevents you from seeing the damage until it is too late or a knowledgeable mechanic with the issue looks specifically at the wheel housing. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU96H46K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: hybrid electric. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.