CarComplaints.com Notes: With questionable safety ratings, a faulty power control module (PCM) and a rear subframe that can rust out, the first model year Escape is known for problems. But the worst one of all? A design flaw that carried through multiple model years and caused dangerous unintended acceleration.

A lack of clearance between the engine cover and the speed control cable connector meant the throttle could get stick open when the accelerator was fully depressed. Following a petition from the Center for Auto Safety, NHTSA opened an investigation and eventually issued a recall to fix the sticky throttles in the 2001–2004 model years.

Even with the throttles fixed, the 2001 model year could still have trouble stopping due to multiple problems with leaking brakes.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
140,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Ford Escape accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2001 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 142011

Escape EXT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

HAD NEW KEY MADE AND PROGRAMED AT A COST OF 200.00 CAR STARTS AND RUNS AND DRIVES BUT CANNOT REMOVE KEY WITHOUT DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY. CHECKED ALL FUESES AND RELAYS IN ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND UNDER DASH, RADIO, WINDOWS AND SUNROOF DO NOT WORK, ELECTRIC DOOR LOCKS DO WORK. LOCKSMITH SAYS THE KEY IS PROGRAMMED CORRECT (MOST RELIABLE LOCKSMITH IN THIS AREA)

- , Ocala, FL, USA

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