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.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,500 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.

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

Sep 182013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


I was driving on the freeway when my hood blew up, I could not see! I was on the right side of the lanes and by lowering my head I could see a small area and was able to pull over. I was lucky nobody was injured. I have to get my hood replaced because it was damaged.

- American Fork, UT, USA

problem #1

Nov 092011

Escape 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Opened hood to jump battery @ approximately 1:30am in November, car was jumped, hood slammed down. Driving on the I-4 the hood flew up and smashed the windshield. The safety catch did not prevent the hood from opening, when tested and replaced the safety catch does not keep hood from opening, ,it was replaced with a new one and still does not catch.

- Orlando , FL, USA

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