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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.

2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
105,348 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2004 Ford Escape accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 152014

Escape XLT 4WD 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,115 miles

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

When starting it up first thing in the morning (warm weather) and I drive it about .5 miles, the speedometer, tach, and gas indicators will all suddenly peg out to max then swing to zero. The SUV will shudder for a split second, then all gauges will return to normal.

- , Kapolei, HI, USA

problem #1

Aug 142014

Escape XLT 4WD 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,582 miles

When starting it up first thing in the morning (warm weather) and I drive it about .5 miles, the speedometer, tach, and gas indicators will all suddenly peg out to max then swing to zero. The SUV will shudder for a split second, then all gauges will return to normal.

- , Kapolei, HI, USA

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