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. 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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 062006

(reported on)


  • 42,000 miles


Seat moves to the left.. very uncomfortable and causes severe back and leg pain from the position of the seat to the steering wheel.. had it fixed about 1 year ago, a part was broken.... which lasted about 7 months and then it started moving left again... maintenance department keeps asking me if my weight is causing it.. (165 lbs) or is it the way i get into the vehicle.... I want it fixed,,, it's annoying and I live 40 miles from the dealer... it takes me two trips once to let them look at the seat and then to bring it in for the actual repair.. I get suck with the cheapest focus they have on the lot and I have to pay for the gas I Use...... bummer.....

- , Arlington, WA, USA

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