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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,900 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.

2006 Ford Escape seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 082006

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,900 miles


: the contact stated while driving 55 mph on dry road conditions at 8:02 pm, the front left corner of the vehicle struck another vehicle, causing the contact to run off the road. The seatbelt was worn and both fog lights and head lamps were illuminated. The bottom portion air bag partially deployed, but the top portion failed to open. The seat belt did not lock, resulting in impact with the steering wheel causing two fractures of the sternum, a hematoma to the left chest, and fractures to the left shoulder, as well as, heavy bruising to the forehead. The vehicle was towed to an impound and a police report was taken. Photographs were taken of the vehicle and the contact was taken to the hospital. The vehicle was towed to the service dealer for repairs and manufacturer was notified. Repairs were made prior to the manufacturer's engineer inspecting the vehicle and the service dealer refused to provide the contact with the defective parts.

- Groves, TX, USA

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