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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Ford Escape accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 282003

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


At times of heavy rain or wet snow the interior windows fog severely. They fog so badly that condensation will run down the inside of windows resulting in an unsafe driving condition. I have tried numerous methods of tweaking the controls but can not seem to keep the windows defogged adequately. When my wife and kids are in the car the problem is worse than when I am alone. I avoid driving the car at night with them when the weather is wet because I worry about being able to see safely. I am working on trying to fix the problem but thought strongly enough about this to notifiy you here. Sincerely, joel R glass

- Vernonia, OR, USA

problem #1

Apr 282002


  • miles
Musty/foul smell coming from the heating/air conditioner vents.

- White Lake, MI, USA

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