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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 152008


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford Escape. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle made growling and squealing noises, and the front end shook. The dealer stated that the front wheel bearings failed and needed to be replaced. The failure initially began on February 15, 2008 with the passenger side front bearing, then the driver's side, followed by the passenger side a second time, and now the driver's side again. The first time the failure occurred the vehicle was still under warranty; however, it is no longer covered. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 75,000 and failure mileage was 65,000.

- Holland Patent, NY, USA

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