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4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,733 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 292005

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,200 miles

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

Wipers stopped working in the middle of the windshield and will not go back to their parked position.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 152004

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The windshield wiper fluid would freeze up in the hoses. The consumer was unable to clean the dirt and debris off the front windshield, this caused poor visibility while driving. The dealer was notified.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 102002

Escape 4WD

  • miles
This car has had various defects in the 8 months that I have owned it. I have had the rear wiper arm and windshield fluid receptacle replaced. Next the brake light came on because the vehicle was leaking brake fluid. This resulted in the replacement of the master cylinder. Next the vehicle lost power at 40 mph right in the middle of traffic not once, but three times. I feel this SUV is not dependable or safe to drive. I am scheduled to take a vacation and drive from Wisconsin to Arkansas in the August heat, but I am having second thoughts. I would like to get rid of this vehicle. It is an accident waiting to happen.

- Middleton, WI, USA

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