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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,415 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2008 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 122014


  • 138,000 miles


In the last 12 months 3 of the 4 electric windows in my wife's Ford Escape have fallen into the door due to the regulators failing. I find it hard to believe that a recall for this equipment problem has not been called. In 2 of the incidents, the windows fell while being parked in a business parking lot which could've made the vehicle open to theft.

- Vidor, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 022009


  • 15,000 miles
Starting at around 15,000 miles my window regulator/motor broke in my 2008 Ford Escape. Currently in October of 2013 I have replaced all of the window regulators/motors (4 total) in my car. The windows broke at around 15,000 miles, 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles and now at 85,000 miles. When speaking with my Ford service advisor he has stated that this is a huge issue with the Ford Escapes and continues to say that is really should be a recall for this make/model. The last window broke when I was driving and sounded like a gun was fired at me and my drivers side window dropped, causing me to swerve in traffic. This is a major safety concern and should be a recall. As stated all 4 of my windows have now been replaced and they cost about $380 per window to replace. Ford customer care has been unresponsive to this issue and they should be held accountable for the lack of safety of the window motors/regulators which creates an unsafe environment for the driver and all passengers in this Ford model. I would strongly encourage NHTSA to review this claim seriously and recall this part, as Ford is creating an unsafe environment for all individuals driving this car.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 142013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 82,244 miles
The window just fell down inside the door. I wasn't in the vehicle at the time. This could have happened while I was driving down the road. I searched online and several other Escape owners have experienced the same malfunction. I initially thought that someone had broke into my vehicle. If Ford is aware of this problem, why haven't they remedied the problem? if this would have happened while I was driving in the rain, for instance, it would have been a disaster.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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