2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0 from North America
Best SUV for its class
Emission light came on at 79,875 miles.
I love this vehicle because it has been reliable so far.
At almost 80K miles, I have only replaced normal wear and tear items such as tires.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th July, 2006
20th Jul 2006, 21:19
Fords are notorious for having very sensitive "check engine" lights and I doubt there is any real problem. Usually just changing oil and maybe running a tank of premium thru it (if you can get a loan to finance a tank at current prices!!) will cause the light to go out. If it doesn't it could be the vent hole in your gas cap. This also causes the light to come on, and all it takes is a new gas cap to fix it. We've owned lots of Fords, including one '75 Granada that went 325,000+ miles with only routine maintenance. They build very good cars. I'm glad you've had good luck with yours. It's most likely good for another 200,000 miles.