This is on my Ranger with 33k although our 04 Escape has 80k has the same rust on control arms etc. On the Ranger the paint on the frame is actually flaking off the front. To me it shouldn't be this bad with the age, mileage and where I live. Maybe in Michigan but not in Kansas. I make it a point to thoroughly wash it every spring. And I've had the Ranger since new and the Escape since 06. I didn't get undercoating on either although my 00 F150 didn't have any either and it was virtually rust free when I traded it on the Ranger. I figured frequent washing wouldn't need. Another Ranger owner said that the frame was dipped in wax if so they must of missed mine. Maybe I washed it to much? Although the wife said wouldn't be any different with rain. I'm starting to wonder what it will look like in 15 years if it makes it that long.. planned on keeping it for 20+ years. Should I worry about this?