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.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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.

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2002 Ford Escape brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 062009


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. While driving between 25 to 35 mph she saw smoke under the hood of the vehicle. She was able to exit the vehicle. The fire department extinguished the flames. A fire fighter concluded that the fire was caused by an electrical failure. The vehicle was towed to her placed of residence. The Ford manufacturer was notified, but no assistance was provided. In fact, she was referred to her insurance company. Her vehicle was previously repaired according to recall campaign id number: 07V156000 service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module).the failure and current mileages were 70000.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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