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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,495 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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2003 Ford Escape accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 052007

Escape 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,990 miles


I was in my driveway after running errands and decided to wash pollen off car. Driver's side door was open, so I just "sprinkled" water on the car and when it hit the sunroof, I heard a pop. Looking at top of sunroof I saw nothing unusual. When I opened the inside roof, I saw the glass was all splintered. As I closed the driver's door, the glass all fell onto the inside roof. Guy at Ford told me I must've had a crack in the sunroof & when the water hit, it shattered. My windshield did have a crack in it, and that didn't shatter so that blows that theory! 70 degrees that day.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #1

Nov 242003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The sunroof completely shattered. The consumer stated pieces of glass fell into the front seat. Dealer has been contacted.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

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