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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,270 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.

2008 Ford Escape body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 212015


  • 97,541 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the rear liftgate passenger side hinge was corroded and fractured. As a result, the rear glass fell in. The contact sustained body injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 97,541.

- Richmond, VT, USA

problem #1

Nov 262013


  • 67,000 miles
Both of the hinges on the rear liftgate glass were cracked and splitting. The local dealer said that this could allow the rear glass to fall off in traffic causing both damage to my truck and to other motorist. I feel that this is a safety issue and should be recalled as an inferior part for Ford to be using on their vehicles.

- Cumberland, MD, USA

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