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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,925 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.

2011 Ford Escape seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2011 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012016


  • miles


Drivers side seat belt has started to release while driving. Can happen multiple times in a single trip. Has happened multiple times over the last month.

- Jeddo, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 012014

Escape 4-cyl

  • 68,700 miles
Seat belt buckle releases multiple times after clicking in while driving. It has happened several times.

- Oak Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 122011


  • 75 miles
The contact rented a 2011 Ford Escape. While the contact was driving less than 20 mph approaching an intersection an opposing vehicle suddenly crashed into the front end of the contacts vehicle causing a head on collision. The contact sustained injuries to the shoulder, chest, and to the left arm and leg. The air bags failed to deploy. The seat belt unlatched from the buckle mechanism during the crash. A police report was filed. The vehicle was completely destroyed and was towed to an impound facility. The manufacturer was made aware of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 75.

- Stratford, CT, USA

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