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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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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1998 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 151999

Escort

  • miles

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

Ongoing P[roblem with exhaust smell coming into vehicle when heater/defogger are turned on. Dealer / manufaxcturer notified.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #3

Jul 181998

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Heating system failed due to failure of cable connecting dial to control panel.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 101999

(reported on)

Escort

  • miles
Smell comes from A/C-heater vents when either one is turned on. Makes passenger nauseous..was told by my 2 yr. Old to turn off, making him feel sick. Reported to dealer. Twice. No problem found. 97/98 Cougar same problems as reported by friend.

- Hamilton Twp., NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 021998

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle emiting odor/fumes inside car as well as outside causing passenger to feel sick and one to passout.

- Branson, MO, USA

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