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.

1.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
156,000 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 exhaust system problems

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2004 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012012

Escape

  • 156,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the catalytic converter failed and was replaced by his personal mechanic. One year later, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The manufacturer informed the contact that the vehicle was not under recall and provided no further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 156,000 and the current mileage was 177,000.

- Highland, IN, USA

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