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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Ford Escape steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012004

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

While driving vehicle, noticed that steering wheel was getting harder and harder to turn. After parking vehicle, noticed that steering fluid was leaking onto the ground. This is the 5th repair incident involving this vehicle with the power steering fluid leak. Ford dealer and Ford rep. Claim the problem is fixed each time, but continues to occur every 6-9 months.

- South Lebanon, OH, USA

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