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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,250 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

May 052011

Escape 4WD 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles

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

My throttle body is sticking every morning. I have been stuck in traffic on I-5 in Tacoma and had to use all my strength to depress the throttle which lurched my daughter and I into oncoming traffic and nearly caused a fatal accident. It has caused my children to be late for school, myself late for work and alot of stress and fuel. I have to keep the throttle depressed while stopping and have to use my right foot for the break. I drive an automatic. The dealership knows that the 2008 Ford Escapes are having this problem and are doing nothing to help resolve the issues. When I call to ask about the issue I get treated very poorly. I am one of thousands of people having this problem and Ford needs to address it.

- Lacey, WA, USA

problem #1

May 022010

Escape

  • 86,500 miles
Gas pedal intermittently would not go down, sometimes in heavy traffic. Finally the pedal stuck so much that I took it in for repair and they replaced the throttle. This is very dangerous to not be able to accelerate when in heavy highway traffic. I noticed that other Escape owners have documented the same problem.

- South Rockwood, MI, USA

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