The 2012 Ford Escape has 37 problems reported for excessive rusting. Average owner rating: 4 out of 5 4. (Page 1 of 2) Disgraceful. Where is it? My 2001 Ford Focus is riddled with rust, started at the rear wheel arches. They have a rust warranty for (I think) 6 years. I have a ford KA and it has a rust problem as there is some on the front. Don't despair though - I found some "Rust Screening Rings" on Ebay specifically designed for these problem areas - bought both and they have really transformed my Ka and are really easy to fit. By Cathryn Leigh on 10 September 2012. Both rear wheel arches are bubbling around the whole circumference with rust. Browse Ford Ka stock Help others by writing a review. Ford KA rust problems? Ford Fiesta 1995 to 1999, Ford Puma 1997 to 1999, Ford Ka 1996 to 1999. that Ford will not correct it because it's the "wrong type of rust". Average repair cost is $700 at 55,900 miles. Take the time to go around your potential purchase and examine these areas, as a little rust could indicate structural problems within the bodywork, requiring you to make early replacements. 0. He explained that the 6 year warranty only covers rusting from the inside out (which is why they changed the tail gate as the rust was inside). Ford Ka 1996 to 2000. Its success actually took Ford by surprise. I also own a Ford Ka with rust problems - in particular around the fuel filler cap and rear wiper.
Problem: Continuous central locking caused by water ingress. My KA. What is worse, they are obviously aware of the problems, yet they sold a faulty vehicle and expect the consumer to keep forking out for inherent problems. 5 stars 42% of reviews (20) ... Ford StreetKa StreetKa 1.6i 2d Owner Review 3 out of 5 3.

I have a real problem with my Focus, one which I thought I would never see again. Well proportioned, youthful and with a classic wheel in each corner design the Ka has a distinctive profile. 0. Problem: Water ingress in rear wheel cylinder. 2006 Ford Ka seems to have been dumped on SA market. I'm looking to buy a used car and an old Ford KA seems to be perfect for my budget (cheap insurance and everything) and I've already been to a dealer and test driven one. Watchdog: Holes in Ford's rust warranty Louise MacLachlan found rust on her four-year-old Ford Ka. The KA is a Ford and is historically reasonable to maintain and service and parts are readily available. Went to Ford years ago about it when it was well within the paint warranty. Anything that’s metal can be affected by rust over the years, and this is especially true of the Ford Ka’s wheel arches and door frames. What is worse, they are obviously aware of the problems, yet they sold a faulty vehicle and expect the consumer to keep forking out for inherent problems. Rust. The Ford Ka Mk2 didn't feature in the latest Auto Express Driver Power satisfaction survey, but the closely related Fiat 500 finished in 87th position. Watchdog: Holes in Ford's rust warranty Louise MacLachlan found rust on her four-year-old Ford Ka. Solution: Seal the hole behind the mirror sail and install a new outer weatherstrip and new wiring loom to prevent the water ingress from continuing. Ford Ka reviews (85) 4.0/5. With so many on the road it's easy to forgot what a good looking car it is. I have a late 2008 1.8 TDCI Titanium with 39000 miles, in Panther Black. Overheating, no fans working, A/C blows hot air, skimming the cylinder head and now misfire. Disgraceful. 48 owners have reviewed their car and noted advice on any problems they have experienced. Overheating, no fans working, A/C blows hot air, skimming the cylinder head and now misfire.
I don't just mean a little stone chip; I mean the rust starting under the wheel arch itself, and spreading up the rear quarter with large blisters.

The original Ford Ka was first introduced in 1996 as super cheap minimalist transport. 2006 Ford Ka seems to have been dumped on SA market. I use an excellent local garage.