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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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.

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1998 Ford Escort brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 072001

(reported on)

Escort

  • miles

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

When applying brakes they locked on one side, causing vehicle to go into a spin, and resulting in a collision/ rollover. Driver sustained minor injuries. Vehicle was totalled.

- Childersburg, AL, USA

problem #5

May 232001

(reported on)

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states vehicle has been experiencing brake problems.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 231999

(reported on)

Escort

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Brakes pull to the left when engaging.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #3

Nov 251997

Escort

  • miles

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

When you try to stop the car take long time to stop, water leak from windsheld, trunk, front end left side make loud noise, car make nocking noise, when hit speed bumb stario change on it's owne to tape, front driver door leak& more.

- Addison, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 111999

(reported on)

Escort

  • miles
Brakes grinding and glazing constantly, taking longer to get stopped, other times it grips to hard, when I take it in they delaze them, and tell me it is normal, I've taken it in twice in Dec for problem so far, taking back again Friday. I'm afraid it's going to cause an accident if I have to make a quick stop. Was fine for the first 5 months, but they insit it is normal.

- Midway Park, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 241998

Escort

  • miles
Car did not stop when brakes were applied. Brake pedal traveled very close to floor before feeling slowing was first felt.

- Travis Afb, CA, USA

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