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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,000 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

May 052004

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles


The consumer was having a problem with the brakes. The brakes did not stop the vehicle when moving in reverse. The driver applied the brakes, however, the brakes did not stop the car. When backing by a gas station pump, the vehicle would not stop and nearly ended out on a busy road. The brakes were pumped twice and the parking brake was applied. Less than a week later when backing out of the driveway, the vehicle suddenly accelerated uphill, across a road, over into the woods.

- Brattleboro, VT, USA

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