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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,750 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.

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2011 Ford Escape transmission problems

transmission problem

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2011 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 032011


  • 3,750 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while reversing at a low speed in the driveway, the brake pedal was depressed and a loud grinding noise was heard. The vehicle then lunged forward when shifting from first to second gear, causing a clanking noise. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the tsb chip was replaced, and the PCM was reprogrammed. The contact was also informed that this was a common failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, as the contact also filed a complaint with them. The approximate failure mileage was 3,750.

- Punta Gorda , FL, USA

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