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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,955 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 262015


  • 117,700 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while at a stop sign and turning right to merge with oncoming traffic, the dashboard displayed "the traction control kicked in" and there was no acceleration available when the accelerator pedal was engaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the tone ring was replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 117,700.

- Clive, IA, USA

problem #3

Sep 202014


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Escape. When the contact started the vehicle, the ABS, traction control, brake, and service engine warning lights illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V284000 (steering) and felt that the recall remedy was the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000. Mailed out 01/13/15

- Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA

problem #2

Jul 102010


  • 56,121 miles
ABS failure while driving due to 2 broken tone rings. This seems to be a common problem on all year Escapes. Sudden lose of anti lock causes longer stopping distances and can cause lock up which can cause loss of control.

- Manhattan, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 012009


  • 28,000 miles
My brake system fails often when braking. It as though the brakes stop working for a split second, similar to how it can feel when the antilock brakes come on skipping some if on ice. But this is occurring on dry pavement. When I brought this in to Ford they said they could not find an issue, but said the brakes on the Ford 2008 are not the greatest so I should probably get them replaced and this may solve the problem. I allowed the front brakes to be changed, the problem is still occurring. My car has less than 30,000 miles on it. I have noticed that each time when I feel the brakes slip, the ABS active/traction control light comes on in my car. Has there been others complaining of this same issue?

- Gardiner, ME, USA

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