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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 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.

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2006 Ford Escape steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 072007

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


The steering in my Escape started to become tighter and tighter as I would turn and so, I scheduled a maintenance check through my local Ford service dept. Much to my surprise, they found that the rack and pinion had gone bad. I have 40,000 miles on my vehicle and as you know this exceeds the typical 3yr/36,000 mile warranty. My truck is 13 months old. This is a major component of the vehicle and could have caused me to have an accident.

- Stillwater, OK, USA

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