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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2004 Ford Escape looks pretty good compared to other Ford Escape model years, but still has a trend of transmission problems, and engine problems from the NHTSA complaint data — so it's not a model year we can recommend.

6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,366 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.

2004 Ford Escape accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2004 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 022008

Escape 6-cyl

  • 13,366 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. While driving 20 mph, the side view mirror on the passenger side exploded and glass shattered everywhere. There was no impact or crash. The contact believed that the electrical system caused the explosion; however, the dealer disagreed. The dealer placed a new mirror on the vehicle and the contact paid approximately $330 for the repair. The purchase date, powertrain, and transmission type were unknown. The current mileage was 13,406 and failure mileage was 13,366.

- Panama City, FL, USA

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