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.

1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,667 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 112015

Escape

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. While driving at an unknown speed, a rattling noise was heard near the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the rear wheel on the passenger side was rusted around the shocks and control arms. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V165000 (structure). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 7/7/15

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 082014

Escape

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the rear passenger wheel well shock was completely corroded and fractured off the vehicle. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Roselle, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 242014

Escape

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the rear house panel structure fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- Holmes, NY, USA

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