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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,000 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 282006

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


My low miles - 2002 Ford Escape almost killed my wife on Saturday. The differential went on my 2002 Ford Escape premium edition (not worth the extra money) and almost through the vehicle off the road. It has been reported while it was under warranty and they kept changing the transmission fluid. Ferrario Ford of elmira heights NY claims that that was the right thing to do when it was under warranty. Now it is going to cost $4000 to fix and no one is accepting responsibility for almost killing my wife with their negligence or paying for it because it has the lowest warranty in the biz. If you have a similar story I'd love to hear it: or 315-491-9629. Henry willcox.

- Big Flats, NY, USA

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