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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,500 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 122013

Escape 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 176,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving downhill at 40 mph and attempting to apply the brakes, the brake pedal abnormally traveled to the floor board. The contact mentioned that in order to stop the vehicle he had to down shift and engage the emergency brake. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 176,000. Updated 3/14/13 the consumer stated both front brake hoses failed at the same time. Updated 03/21/13

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 182005

Escape 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
Vehicle had a sound when being driven. Consumer took the vehicle to dealer to see where the sound was coming from. Dealer discovered that front wheel bearings, brakes, and rotors needed to be replaced.

- Warren, OH, USA

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