Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

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.

9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$500.00
Average Mileage:
110,900 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace abs pump (1 reports)
  2. send to a mechanic and spend 500 bucks (1 reports)
2001 Ford Escape brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 102008

Escape XLT 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

My car got to the point where I had to push the brake pedal all the way down to stop. Took it to a # of mechanics and had my master cylinder replaced a total of 3 times and my rear drum cylinders replaced 2 times. The first mechanic i took it to told me it was a leak in my ABS pump and I should take it to the dealer to be repaired since it MIGHT be covered under warranty. Needless to say after 3 master cylinders and 2 sets of rear drum cylinders the dealer was clueless. After repeatedly telling them to check the ABS pump they FINALLY did check it out and sure enough that was the problem. I was told at the time that my Escape was only the 2nd one in the country to have this problem.

- , Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 022011

Escape V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,800 miles

UMMM.....I NEED BRAKES TO STOP THE FORWARD MOTION OF THE VEHICLE. THIS IS PRETTY SEVERE. TWICE I ALMOST CRASHED INTO TRAFFIC BECAUSE I COULDN'T STOP. THIS ESCAPE IS TRYING TO KILL ME, DON'T BUY ONE....IT'LL TRY TO KILL YOU TO.

- , Edmonton, AB, canada

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