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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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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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 #3

Aug 272005

Escape 6-cyl

  • miles


2002 Ford Escape exciter ring cracked making a loud noise. ** answer required*** there was a slight metallic sound coming from the left front tire. The complete front axle shaft assembly would have to be ordered and installed. The dealer also recommended that the front brake pads and rotors be replaced.

- Piscataway, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 232002

Escape 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving brakes and steering locked up and engine shut off without any warning.driver lost control of vehicle, resulting in an accident. The consumer stated that the manufacturer had issued two technical service bulletins on defects of the vehicle, and the problems occuring were the result of one of those defects.

- New York City, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 122002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving applied on brakes and without warning brakes did not function, resulting in vehicle stalling.

- Tallmadge, OH, USA

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