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2003 Ford Escape
Problems & Complaints
Worst 2003 Escape Problems by Category
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- body / paint problems55NHTSA complaints: 49
- transmission problems26NHTSA complaints: 28
- engine problems10NHTSA complaints: 114
- brakes problems8NHTSA complaints: 56
- electrical problems8NHTSA complaints: 20
- seat belts / air bags problems7NHTSA complaints: 45
- windows / windshield problems7NHTSA complaints: 2
- interior accessories problems6NHTSA complaints: 7
- exhaust system problems3NHTSA complaints: 8
- wheels / hubs problems2NHTSA complaints: 19
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 9
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 12
- fuel system problems1NHTSA complaints: 8
- steering problems1NHTSA complaints: 11
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 15
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 9
- cooling system problemsNHTSA: 2
- AC / heater problemsNHTSA: 1
- clutch problemsNHTSA: 1
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