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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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 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.

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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 012000

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I bought the vehicle used. I am concerned with all of the updates that I have seen on the safety issue of the vehicle simply shutting down in the middle of driving. The problem I am dealing with is the 4WD is stuck in 4WD. The 4WD light isn't on, but when I turn sharply, I can feel the wheels grabbing for traction. It is at the dealership now (only had 2 weeks) and they have not identified the problem.

- New Cumberland, WV, USA

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