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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,608 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 082003

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,217 miles


Check battery light comes on intermittently when starting the vehicle and while driving the vehicle; took vehicle into dealer; dealer replaced the alternator. Emergency brake light on dashboard comes on and stays on regardless of whether the emergency brake is engaged; took vehicle into dealer; dealer repaired the short to ground in the brake lamp circuit.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 122002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving at night and without warning dashboard lights went out, resulting in driver unable to see speedometer or dashboard signals.

- Tallmadge, OH, USA

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