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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 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.

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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 222008


  • 56,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact stated that she took her vehicle to the dealer for recall NHTSA campaign id number: 07V156000 component: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module. The repair was done and now the failure has recurred. The dealer stated that to repair it again the cost would be approximately $200, and they are only responsible for repairing it one time. The manufacturer had not been contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 56,000. The current mileage is approximately 82,000.

- Rossville , IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 282007

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact received recall # 07V156000 concerning service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock:control unit/module, but was unacknowledged by the dealer. Also, the contact stated that the dealer was unaware of the recall in a timely manner, and feared that the vehicle may catch on fire. The vehiclewas not being driven, and the contact had an appointment on May 2, 2007 to get the recall repaired. The current mileage is 32,000 and the failure mileage was unknown. Updated 05/23/07.

- Lajunta, CO, USA

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