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94,760 miles
Total Complaints:
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2002 Ford Escape electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 252011

Escape XLT V 06

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,954 miles


Just drove the Ford Escape 2002, a short distance at about 50 km./hr. in Mississauga and rounded the corner and parked it to let a passenger out. The vehicle started to seep smoke from under the hood and then more smoke till it completely blocked out my vision of the black suv completely. Sparks dropped on the pavement. Flames shot up through the hood and higher and more intense and then got hotter and hotter till the windshield cracked even though the firemen put out the fire. This was devastating to me as I really did like the vehicle and was planning to keep it as long as I could. The last van lasted for 17 years and still would have had it only my husband had an accident with it. Feel that I lost many years with it. Feel bad that I was putting a passenger as well as my own life in danger as well as many others fighting the fire and the people in the apartment building. The SUV could have exploded the windows out of the apartment building and many could have been hurt. Do not know anything about what caused this but the firemen said that they thought that it was electrical. Has anyone else had this problem??? Can not be fixed!!! Toast!!!!!

Until then, I enjoyed the vehicle as I liked the way I could see out the windows of the vehicle and the interior but will never buy another FORD after this experience!!!!!

- , Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Mar 262007

(reported on)

Escape XLT 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,565 miles

At 1 am on a Sunday morning the horn went off in our vehicle sitting in the driveway. We opened the driver side door and found a fire in side the vehicle. The driver side was fully engulfed. My wife phoned the fire dep. and i managed to put out the fire in the car. The vehicle was just sitting in the drive way. We where extremely lucky that the horn went off and the car was not in the garage, or this could have been much worst. I do believe now never put a car in your garage, because you never know when your car go's up in flames. I have written Ford, but I doubt I will hear from them.

- , Coldwater, Ontario, Canada

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