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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,000 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.

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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 302010

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


Failure of wheel bearing, left(driver) side front. Second time in less than 100K miles that the bearing is failing. Possible design or manufacturing defect. When searching the web I came upon hundreds of consumer complaints of the same failure of model years 2001 to 2007. Bearings should last over 150K miles. Sudden failure will result in loss of control and or loss of brakes. I bought a different brand of bearing and the same one failed. Vehicle is driven on road.

- Houston, TX, USA

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