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:
38,500 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 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152007


  • 77,000 miles


Dealership failed to notify me of current vehicle recalls regarding my 2003 Ford Escape limited, failed to identify mechanical problems during scheduled maintenance (oil change) as recommended by the Ford Motor Company, which states its technicians perform a "multi-point inspection" "with the most up-to-date training" which led to subsequent engine failure (locked-up).

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 252003

Escape 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought a 2003 Ford Escape in November 2002 and I have experienced a lot of problems with my SUV over 5 times. Right now, my SUV is in the shop for a coolant system replacement and a radio replacement. My radio was replaced twice this year already. My SUV wouldn't start twice this year. I believe I have driven a loaner car at least 5 times since Nov 2003. I am not happy with my SUV. I feel it is a lemon. It has been a problem for me since day one.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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