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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,467 miles

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2002 Ford Escape brakes problems

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 032014


  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the air bag and ABS warning lights illunimated on the instrument panel. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 166,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 282008

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles
I went out to crank my vehicle and it ran wide open. I turned it off and tried it twice more with the same results. The security officer at my workplace came over and raised the hood to see what was going on. Twice more I cranked it with the same results. Then he found the problem my speed control cable was no longer connected. He got it back on and advised me to go to my dealer. The following day they had me bring it in, they informed me that my particular vehicle was not on the recall list. They were going to order the part, and when I asked the chances of it happening again, they replaced the regular speed cable and disconnected the cruise control one until they could get one in, just in case. I didn't get to see any list, I just know there was a recall on my type of vehicle for this. Am I to just take their word for it? I thank the lord that I was sitting in a parking lot when it happened and not out on the road where it could have been a very bad situation. Also when they said I was ready they asked how long my ABS light had been blinking--I told them it was blinking the day I test drove and the salesman was going to ask about it when we got back to the dealer. I never got an answer. If either of these are faulty and were never reported I'd like to know. Other people may experiencing the same thing. And if these cables have been replaced before and it's happened again, people need to know. I thank you for your help.

- Crandall, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 112007

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,400 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. While driving at any speed, the brakes grind when stopping the vehicle. The ABS warning indicator light also illuminates. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who stated that the vehicle needed two front axles and two ABS sensors. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in any recall. The current mileage is 55,600 and failure mileage was 55,400.

- Manorville, NY, USA

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