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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,500 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.

2003 Ford Escape brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 102007

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Several times in the past while turning the corner the car killed. Hit brakes hard to avoid rear-end collision. The car accelerated, causing me to once again hit the brakes.

- Sioux City, IA, USA

problem #1

Oct 102006

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Ford Escape 2003 while parked caught fire in braking area spread to speed control electrical harness.

- Asheville, NC, USA

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