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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
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.

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.

1998 Ford Escort body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 112000

(reported on)

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Fuel guage fails to register the correct amount of fuel. Also, transmission would jump/jerk forward if placed into gear. Whenever the brakes are applied, the transmission would jerk. Rear passenger door cannot be open from the inside. Took to dealer & had transmission replaced. Mechanic indicated nothing was wrong.

- Burlingame, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's side door failed. Nlm

- Los Angele, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear door on drivers side would not open from inside.

- Ontario, CA, USA

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