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:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,733 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 012010


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the rear windshield detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and the contact noticed that the hinges for the windshield were broken. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. The contact repaired the vehicle himself. The contact also stated that while driving 40 mph in snowy conditions, he applied to brakes and the anti lock brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Chesterfield, NJ, USA

problem #8

Nov 102011

Escape 4-cyl

  • 145,600 miles
Rear window exploded proceeding at green light, in traffic, at 10 mph. Defrosters and wipers were on due to light rain. Loud bang and glass filled the vehicle. Stopped vehicle to investigate. No foreign objects found to rule out foul play. No other damage to vehicle.

- Dartmouth, MA, USA

problem #7

Dec 212010


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns 2006 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the rear window suddenly blew out. She stated that the window exploded into the vehicle and out. The vehicle was taken into the dealer who stated that the hinges broke which caused the window to shatter. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 32,000.

- Lisle, IL, USA

problem #6

Jan 312010

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles


The windshield washer failed to operate properly. The rear window washer was operating properly. The vehicle was being driven on an expressway in inclement weather. Therefore the front windshield visibility was greatly impaired. I researched the internet, and found reports of the washer fluid line becoming disconnected near the windshield washer pump. The on line reports said that this was a common problem, told where the fault was and that the right side inner fender had to be removed to fix the problem. I found the faulty connection, and added plastic wire wraps to secure four connections in the area from coming loose again.

- Glendale Heights, IL, USA

problem #5

Nov 102010


  • miles
I pulled my 2006 Ford Escape into my garage, turned off the engine, got out and shut my door when the rear window just exploded/shattered. I had my 3 year old and 7 month old (who was rear facing) in the car with me.

- Lasalle, 00, USA

problem #4

Feb 262010


  • 54,000 miles
2006 Ford Escape rear window glass exploded for no reason.

- Bergenfield, NJ, USA

problem #3

Dec 052009


  • miles


I have a 2006 Ford Escape and I was parked in the parking lot at my work and came out after I started my remote starter inside to find my cars rear window blown out. My husband had turned on my rear defrost that morning. It has never been on before, which I am sure is the cause behind it. I came home and called police. My rear glass window and the arms for it are ruined. I had to pay out of pocket for them to be replaced. Then I googled it and found the Ford forum and heard everyone else's incidents and it sounded quite familiar. I am happy that this did not happen when I was going down the road, I have a seven year old that sits in a booster seat and if it hurt him in any way I would feel sorry for Ford cause I would be their worst nightmare. Or where I was parked at my work (nursing home) that is where the residents go out for a cigarette so if it exploded in their face. That would have been a law suit for sure, not to mention what could have happened to them.

- Northbrook, 00, USA

problem #2

Dec 072009


  • 92,000 miles
Driving on highway @ 60mph, 30 degrees outside, rear window defrost on, rear window exploded.

- Arlington Heights, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 152008


  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Escape. While driving 55 mph, the contact heard a loud noise. Immediately following, the rearview mirror shattered into pieces. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they estimated that it would cost $700 to replace the rearview glass. The rear passenger had glass stuck in his skin and the contact received a minor cut. The failure and current mileages were 99,000.

- Richmond, IN, USA

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