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: 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.

3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,500 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 222009

Escape

  • 58,000 miles

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

Front wheel bearings failing. Called Ford and they will not cover this under warranty. Bearings should last over 100,000 miles. Mine started to go bad at 58,000 (approx) miles. When bearings fail driver could lose front brakes and/or front wheels leading to a crash. I have over 35 years experience with automobiles and know what a failing wheel bearing sounds like.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 052007

Escape 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
I own a 2006 Ford Escape. My problem is I have had popping and squeaking noises in the front end since I purchased the vehicle. I had taken it to the dealership several times for the noises they would always make comments like it must only be when I'm driving that it makes the noise. Needless to say when I complained enough about the problems they checked the SUV and replaced the wheel bearing at 5,000 miles, it also needed new swaybar links, at about 8,000 miles they told me they ordered them. However weeks later they still had not received the parts and I then started have problems with my brakes, when I pushed the brake on the steering wheel would vibrate. Then at 13,000 miles I had to replace both rotors at my expense because the dealership refused to pay for them under warranty( funny isn't it you have a bumper to bumper warranty till 36,000 and it isn't covered ). now it having 18,000 miles I had to have the new rotors turned. The dealership never replaced the swaybar links. I thought if you had a a problem they could not fix it would fall under the lemon law in Missouri, it is apparent they can not fix the problem. What can I do ? I have a 8 month old grandson in the vehicle everyday (well when it isn't in the shop for some reason) I do not feel safe driving with the front end problems it keeps having. I am paying $25,000 dollars for a vehicle that is unsafe not only to my family but to others on the highway. Please advise me on a helpful solution. Thank you for taking the time to read and acknowledge my problems with my Escape.

- Fredericktown, MO, USA

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