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.

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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.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
154,687 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2004 Ford Escape engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 292015

Escape

  • Automatic transmission
  • 168,374 miles

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

NOT REALLY A LOT OF RANTING. BUT IF THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR OTHERS WHY HAVEN'T I SEEN A RECALL FOR THIS. WHEN I GET ANY NOTICE OF A RECALL I TAKE IT IN TO STOP PROBLEM BEFORE IT STARTS. IT REALLY SUCKS WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE ONE CAR AND IT HAS TO BE PUT IN SHOP. I REALLY HATE ASKING PEOPLE FOR A RIDE.

- , Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 272013

Escape LTD V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 141,000 miles

Car losses power when climbing and can not make top speed on highway - 40 MPH tops. A hissing sound can be heard when pressing the gas. Mechanic identifies leak between front manifold and exhaust. Explains that loss of pressure can fool the computer. $400 ( and sells me 4 new tired that were needed.) Go for a check ride and the problem is still there. Heading back to the shop and I hear a small boom, pop or bang and now see some smoke. Limp into the shop and discover a dime sized hole has been blown in the metal housing of the EGR valve. Google tells me that the coil cap design is defective causing misfires in bad weather (check- this has happened), which leads to raw fuel being dumped into the catalytic converter or catalytic converters it turns out there are 3 of them on this car). this causes the catalyltic converter(s) to clog, and pressure builds up in the EGR valve. This and maybe some of the fuel gets in there to so when it gets hot....BOOM!

So I checked the box for no clue as to how much this will cost. Does anyone know a good class action lawyer?

- , Berwyn, PA, USA

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