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: With solid trends of engine failure — $4,500 to fix at 85,000 miles avg — AND transmission failure — $3,000 to fix at 75,000 miles avg — we can't recommend the 2006 Ford Escape to anyone except your worst enemy.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Ford Escape body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 042014


  • miles


There seems to be a problem with being able to open my trunk door. A while ago, something like August 2014, I went to open the trunk to put groceries in and it wouldn't open. Tried locking and unlocking again. Nothing worked. So I went a few week without being able to open the trunk. One day I decided to try it again and it worked. But now, January 2015, I tried opening my trunk the other day to take the groceries out of there and it wouldn't open again. I still cant open it so I think im gonna have to take it to a mechanic. Also the handle on the rear right door seems to be loose.

- Abbotsford, WA, USA

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