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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Ford Escape transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 292003

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2003 Ford Escape shift lever does not lock into park without pushing lever forward, dealer replaced parts and now condition is worse than before. Service manager states other vehicles same year model checked and all perform simularly. Also stated Ford engineers advised him that this is a characteristic of vehicle.

- Deridder, LA, USA

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