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

problem #7

Nov 011998

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

- the contact stated horn has not worked properly since she purchased the vehicle. The vehicle currently has 31,000 miles. The contact took the vehicle to dealer for repairs, and was told that the airbag was defective, and that itwas causing the horn not to work. The horn has been replaced, but it still did not work. The contact stated the horn would just come on and would not stop. The contact removed the circuit breaker a few weeks ago, but now the service engine light will not turn off. The dealer checked the computer system and found nothing wrong with the vehicle. The driver's side front had a leak in the firewall. The contact had the leak repaired four times.

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #6

Jul 062004

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn sounds at all hours. Unplugged.

- Modesto , CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 072002

Escort

  • miles
Consumer states that while parked and with no warning the horn will operate intermittently. The horn has been deactivated by the fire department because the horn would not go off. Consumer also, states that this is a reoccuring problem. Also the directionals are inoperable. When the consumer activates the directionals they will not automatically go off. Dealer notified. Bln

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #4

May 152001

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Horn went off on its own, . dealer replaced horn assembly. In June 2002, horn sounded again on its own, had to be replaced a second time.

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 152001

Escort

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving horn kept going off which might startle occupant and cause a crash. Dealer said it was due to airbag system which needed to be replaced at 59,000 miles. Airbag light did not come on. Common problem.

- Altanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 092000

Escort

  • miles
When trying to use the horn it won't work, but sometimes it would work by itself.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 011998

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn failed.

- Whittier, CA, USA

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