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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,383 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Ford Escape body / paint problems

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 182016

Escape

  • 125,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact's wife was stopped by the police because the brake lights were not illuminated. There was no warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer who was unable to open the rear door in order to repair the brake lights. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Loveland, OH, USA

problem #7

Jan 192011

Escape

  • 153,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the front passenger door, rear hatchback, and driver's side rear door were rusted and unable to be opened. The dealer stated that the doors needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 153,000.

- Atlanta , GA, USA

problem #6

Mar 072014

Escape 6-cyl

  • 142,000 miles
The passenger side door is stuck in the locked position. This is not an uncommon problem according to an internet search. I believe this should be a recall as it is a safety problem, and my car won't pass state inspection unless it is fixed. It is an expensive repair (I was quoted $700).

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #5

May 012012

Escape

  • 120,000 miles

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

The passenger side door became stuck in the lock potion and you can no longer open that door at all. You can't unlock the ether. The door does not open from inside, or outside of the vehicle.

- Post Falls, ID, USA

problem #4

Mar 052008

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,064 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact is disabled and was stranded in her vehicle for over two hours. The vehicle doors do not have key holes. The fire department had to remove the rear door panel in order to free the contact from the vehicle. The contact stated that she was unaware that the vehicle did not have key holes when it was purchased. The doors only operated by remote. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the contact would receive a call back from the dealer. The door panel has been repaired. The dealer information was unknown. The current mileage was 22,074 and failure mileage was 22,064. Updated 4/8/08 the consumer stated frank is paralyzed. The consumer stated there is a great concern for no keyhole on the vehicle. Updated 04/08/08

- Port Saint Lucy, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 012006

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
: the contact stated that the vehicle's passenger side door did not open from both sides. The dealership determined that the door panel needed to removed to locate the problem but had not inspected the vehicle for repair.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 132001

Escape

  • miles
Consumer stated that six dimples had developed on both the left and right side of the rear passenger, dealer stated that the metal internal support beam is contracting and pulling the metal skin of the vehicle causing the dimpling effect, dealer stated damage was result of manufacturer defect, repaired damage and repainted affected doors.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 132001

Escape

  • miles
Consumer stated that six dimples had developed on both the left and right side of the rear passenger, dealer stated that the metal internal support beam is contracting and pulling the metal skin of the vehicle causing the dimpling effect, dealer stated damage was result of manufacturer defect, repaired damage and repainted affected doors.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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