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:
38,000 miles

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2002 Ford Escape transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 022005

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


(Oct. 2003)torque converter failed and had to be replaced around 21,850 mi. Under warranty and replaced by dealer. (Mar 2005) torque converter failed and had to be replaced again around 38,000 mi. Replaced by dealer at a discount to me. Ford only guarantees torque converter for 12 mo. Or 12,000 mi. Should it fail again, estimated cost of repair will be around $1,000.

- Union Bridge, MD, USA

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