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.

8.8

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,762 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 092003

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,762 miles

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

While driving at 65 mph consumer heard a flapping sound coming from the rear of vehicle. Consumer parked on the shoulder of the highway and inspected the vehicle, discovered that rear right tire collapsed. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who claimed that the tire was punctured which caused it to collapse. The dealer stated that the tire was probably punctured before the sidewall collapsed, but the sidewall should not have ever collapsed.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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